BHCOE Webinar Series

BHCOE 2017 Webinar Series
Minding the Gap: Towards Providing Evidence-Based Mental Health Services and Supports for Everyone

The purpose of this webinar series is to highlight underserved and vulnerable populations and offer participants the current knowledge about effective services and treatment for these populations. The aim of this series is to facilitate discussion that inspires positive change. This series of four webinars begins with the Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity’s overview of the definition of health equity and the State of California’s plan to promote health and mental health equity for all Californians.  In the following webinars, experts will discuss evidence-based services and treatments for specific underserved communities. 

Increasing Access through Reducing Disparities

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm PST 

Speaker: Deputy Director Jahmal Miller, M.H.A.

Mr. Miller is the Deputy Director of the California Department of Public Health's Office of Health Equity.  He is California's lead advisor on issues related to reducing health and mental health disparities and achieving health equity for all Californians.

Mr. Miller discussed The California Statewide Plan to Promote Health and Mental Health Equity report during the webinar. Find it here

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Approaches to Culturally Informed Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments for Asian Americans

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm PST

Professor Zane's webinar focuses on two approaches to providing culturally informed evidence-based mental health treatments for Asian Americans.  In his talk, he will discuss the strengths and limitations of culturally-adapted treatments versus training clinicians in cultural competency.  He will propose a hybrid approach that capitalizes on the strengths of both approaches.

Speaker: Nolan Zane, Ph.D.

Professor Nolan Zane holds a joint appointment in Asian American Studies and Psychology at UC Davis. He directs the Asian American Center on Disparities Research, the only national research center that focuses on the mental health issues of Asian American populations and communities.

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Making The Invisible Visible: Addressing The Mental Health Needs of Those with Developmental Disabilities

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm PST

By the end of this talk, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and developmental disabilities.
  • Recognize the most pressing mental health service gaps for those with developmental disabilities.
  • Identify promising practices to better support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Speaker: Yona Lunsky, Ph.D. CPsych

Professor Yona Lunsky is a Clinician-Scientist in Adult Neurodevelopmental Services and Director of the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD) Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Her research has focused on the mental health needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. She studies psychosocial risk factors for psychiatric disorders and health service utilization patterns in this population.

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Promoting Mental Health of LGBTQ Youth: Evidence-Based Practices and Promising Strategies

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm PST

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify mental illness concerns commonly presenting in the LGBT youth population. 

  2. Identify community and personal social and environmental factors that are predictive of negative/positive mental health outcomes for LGBT youth.

  3. Identify 3 evidence-based practices and/or promising strategies that address predictive factors to promote and enhance LGBT youth mental wellness and well-being.

Speaker: Michelle Famula, M.D. 

Dr. Michelle Famula is an internist who specializes in integrating medical and behavioral health care areas including sexual and gender health care.

Dr. Famula has been at UC Davis for more than 20 years.  In May 2016, Dr. Famula retired as the Director of UC Davis' Student Health & Counseling Services. Currently, she teaches in UC Davis' Department of Public Health Sciences as a Volunteer Clinical Faculty. Dr. Famula received her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

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fall 2016 webinar series

The purpose of the fall 2016 webinar series was to offer participants current evidence-based information about providing services and treatment for first episode psychosis.  In this series of four webinars, experts discussed evidence-based models and their implementation.  They also reviewed effective services and treatments for this clinic population. 

September 2016-- An Overview of Early Intervention for Psychosis Programs: What You Need to Consider about Models, Implementation and Evidence-Based Practices

October 2016-- Early Intervention for Psychosis Programs: Guidelines and Best Practices

November 2016-- Early Psychosis Program Implementation in California: Overview of Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) 

December 2016-- Managing First Episodes of Psychosis: The Role of Medications

Recordings and more information here