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May CE Webinar
May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Florida May CE Webinar
Title: Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Substance Use
Date: May 26, 2021
Time: Log on and Networking: 5:30-6:00pm; Presentation and Q/A: 6:00-7:00
CEs have been applied for Nurses, Social Workers and Board-Certified Case Manager
Covid has presented several challenges to the behavioral health community. According to surveys, the US population in general is experiencing greater stress, anxiety and depression which can lead to feelings of overwhelmed and hopelessness. Behavioral health providers are on the front lines of dealing with the crisis and the impact of these feelings in real life individuals daily. This session will discuss the relationships between Covid and the mental health challenges that it presents and their relationship to substance use and abuse. Data from treatment centers will be reviewed. Strategies to address underlying symptoms will be presented.
- Review the impact of stress and associated behavioral health challenges arising during Covid
- Discuss the relationship between stress and behavioral health symptoms to substance use and abuse.
- Identify strategies to mitigate stress, manage symptoms and prevent substance use, abuse, and relapse.
Thanks to our sponsors: Wekiva Springs Center and University Behavioral Center
Speaker: Siobhan A. Morse, MHSA, CRC, CAI, MAC, Divisional Director of Clinical Services-Research/Special Projects, Behavioral Health Division – Universal Health Services (UHS)
Siobhan Morse is the Divisional Director of Clinical Services-Research/Special Projects for the Behavioral Health Division of Universal Health Services (UHS). A primary focus of her role with UHS is to develop facility programs addressing the opioid crisis and to share the findings from these programs with the industry at large. She regularly presents original research worldwide, has published multiple articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, and conducts education within the addiction services network. Siobhan is also voluntary adjunct faculty for the College of Family Medicine at Baylor University, participating in a research group exploring integrated solutions to addiction and mental health disorders.
Siobhan holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Florida International University. While at FIU, she participated in several research projects including a National Institute of Mental Health/Mental Health Statistic Improvement Project (NIMH/MHSIP) Project focusing on the severely and persistently mentally ill; United States Department of Education (USDOE) evaluations; and local evaluations of at-risk youth.