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FREE - Online IBHC Training Modules

The overarching IBHC Project goal, over the four years of the grant, is to enhance workforce capacity among social workers for practice within integrated behavioral health, particularly within medically underserved areas and populations across Central and Western Massachusetts. Each year, the IBHC Project works with a range of healthcare providers to create eight one-hour virtual training modules on topics pertinent to integrated behavioral healthcare. Each module is publicly accessible, close-captioned, and translated into Spanish. Complimentary continuing education units are available for social workers and registered nurses.  

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Module I - Introduction to Integrated, Team-Based Care in Health

Authors: Julie Berrett-Abebe, Ph.D., LICSW, Westfield State University &
               Jessica Holden, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, Westfield State University

Participants are provided with a foundational overview to the concepts underpinning the IBHC Project: providing high quality care for patients/families through interprofessional teams working together in integrated care settings.

To earn 1 Social Work or Nursing CEU credit complete:
Post-Test: Introduction to Integrated, Team-Based Care in Health

Module II - The Intersection of Nursing and Social Work the Role of Interprofessional Education

Authors: Nora Padykula, Ph.D., LICSW, Westfield State University &
               Joyce Thielen, Ph.D., RN, College of Our Our Lady of the Elms

This module reviews what is meant by Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Practice and applies these concepts to working with nursing and social work students. An IPE lesson plan, using Council on Social Work Education competencies, Nursing Essentials and Interprofessional Educational Collaborative competencies, is provided. Participants also receive specific suggestions for incorporating IPE into curricula, both in classroom and clinical settings.

To earn 1 Social Work or Nursing CEU credit complete: 
Post-Test: The Intersection of Nursing and Social Work & the Role of Interprofessional Education

Module III - An Introduction to Best Practices in Providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders

Authors:  Participants are provided with an introduction to opioid use disorders and the latest and best research on medication-assisted treatments (MATs). The materials in this module are intended for a wide range of professionals who care for clients in a variety of settings. The module will touch on how to integrate the use of these medications with other behavioral health services.
Authors: Maureen Clark, MSW, LICSW, Westfield State University &
               Patrick LaFond, PA-C, MPAS, The Healthy Living Program
 

To earn 1 Social Work or Nursing CEU credit complete: 
Post-Test: An Introduction to Best Practices in Providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders

Module Module IV - An Introduction to Illness Narratives & Storytelling as a Therapeutic Intervention

Through didactic presentation, professional interviews and case examples, this presentation will explore illness narratives and storytelling as an effective social work intervention for individuals and groups coping with illness, injury, and chronic and advanced disease. This presentation will also explore use of storytelling in clinical supervision.
Authors: Julie Berrett-Abebe, Ph.D., LICSW, Westfield State University,
               Mary Susan Convery, MSW, LICSW, Massachusetts General Hospital &
               Sarah Reed, Ph.D., MPH, MSW, University of California - Davis 

To earn 1 Social Work or Nursing CEU credit complete:
Post-Test: An Introduction to Illness Narratives & Storytelling as a Therapeutic Intervention

Module Module V - Parallel Processes in Interprofessional Education: From Campus to Community

This module will provide an example of an innovative interprofessional education program bringing together students from different disciplines as well as a clinical team from an academic medical center.   
Authors: Kelli Fox, MSW, LCSW, CCS, LADC, University of New England

To earn 1 Social Work or Nursing CEU credit complete:
Post-Test: Module Post-Test: Interprofessional Education 

*PARA SUBTÍTULOS EN ESPAÑOL: SELECCIONE EL ÍCONO DE CONFIGURACIÓN - DESPUÉS SELECCIONE SUBTÍTULOS CC - Y ESCOJA ESPAÑOL (ESTADOS UNIDOS).

Module VI - Psychopharmacology for Social Workers: Depression and Anxiety

Through a case analysis, participants will receive a basic overview of common medications used in the treatment of anxiety and depression, their side effects, and expectations for use.
Authors: Corey Laskey, PharmD, BCPP, Western New England University &
               Maureen Clark, MSW, LICSW, Ph.D. candidate, Westfield State University

To earn 1 Social Work or Nursing CEU credit complete:
Post-Test: Psychopharmacology for Social Workers: Depression and Anxiety

Module VII - Culturally Sensitive Care for the LGBTQIA+ Population

Developed to educate health care professionals of all disciplines in culturally competent care of patients who identify as LGBTQIA+. The module will cover topics such as vocabulary, demographics, cultural needs and concerns, pronoun verbiage, and culturally appropriate interactions.
Authors: Kristin Visciotti, BSN, RN, Westfield State University,
               Jamie Walsh, MSW, LICSW, Westfield State University &
               Jessica Holden, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, Westfield State University

To earn 1 Social Work or Nursing CEU credit complete:
Post-Test: Culturally Sensitive Care for the LGBTQIA+ Population

Module VIII - Caring for Transgender Populations in Health Settings: Policy Implications and Resources for Practice

Designed to educate health care professionals about policies, this module provides best practices and additional resources to care for LGBTQIA+ populations.
Authors: Jessica Holden, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, Westfield State University,
               Rose Sullivan, Ph.D., MSW, Westfield State University, &
               Kristin Visciotti, BSN, RN, Westfield State University

To earn 1 Social Work or Nursing CEU credit complete:
Post-Test: Caring for Transgender Populations in Health Settings: Policy Implications and Resources for Practice

*PARA SUBTÍTULOS EN ESPAÑOL: SELECCIONE EL ÍCONO DE CONFIGURACIÓN - DESPUÉS SELECCIONE SUBTÍTULOS CC - Y ESCOJA ESPAÑOL (ESTADOS UNIDOS).

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