Psychiatry

Virtual learning opportunities

NEOMED Coordinating Centers of Excellence Virtual Learning Opportunities During Coronavirus PHYSICAL Distancing

March 27, Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET
COVID-19: What Medical Professionals Need to Know, A Project ECHO Session offered by NEOMED and its clinical affiliates

A tele-mentoring session to help medical professionals build expertise and enhance care by sharing evidence-based clinical guidance to diagnose, treat and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please visit this page for a video and PowerPoint from this presentation. 

March 31, Noon – 1:00 p.m. ET
Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health webinar, “Motivational Interviewing in Higher Education”

Ohio campus and community stakeholders learn about Motivational Interviewing, a brief, evidence-based approach for addressing a wide range of problems, and how it can be applied to improve students’ health behaviors and academic performance.
Presenter: Russell Spieth, Ph.D., CRC, Managing Director, Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health
Video of Presentation *

April 1, Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET
Coping for Health Care Workers During COVID-19, A Project ECHO Session offered by NEOMED and its clinical affiliates

A tele-monitoring session to assist the medical community in taking care of its own health as it takes care of patients and families experiencing anxiety, stress and mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit this page for a video and PowerPoint from this presentation. 

April 2, Noon – 2 p.m. ET
Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence Video Discussion, Sharing Confidential Mental Health and Addiction Information in Ohio: Mental Health and Addiction Providers, Jails and Courts: During Initial Detention and Court Hearings

Those working at the interface of jails and courts and mental health and addiction services participated in a virtual discussion of concerns related to the disclosure of protected health information between criminal justice entities and mental health and addiction providers. The discussion centered on a manual, Sharing Confidential Mental Health and Addiction Information in Ohio: Mental Health and Addiction Providers, Jails and Courts: During Initial Detention and Court Hearings by Attorney Christina Shaynak-Diaz.
Presenter: Attorney Christina Shaynak-Diaz

April 10, Noon – 1:00 p.m. ET
NEOMED Project ECHO COVID-19: Mask or No Mask?

Northeast Ohio Medical University panelists lead a discussion on the use of masks during COVID-19.
Please visit this page for a video and resources from this presentation.

April 29, Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET
Project ECHO Pop-Up session, “Is Social Distancing Good for You…Maybe”
Please visit this page for a video and resources from this presentation.

May 13, Noon – 1 p.m. ET
2020 Schizophrenia Awareness Week Webinar, “A New Way of Looking at Psychosis: Recovery!”

The Department of Psychiatry Coordinating Centers of Excellence offered law enforcement officers, first responders, college and university personnel and mental health professionals help with recognizing the signs and symptoms of psychosis, identifying indicators of recovery in individuals with psychosis and responding appropriately to stigma.
Presenters: Crystal N. Dunivant, MSW, LSW, BeST Center FIRST Consultant & Trainer, and Valerie A. L. Kreider, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, BeST Center Senior Consultant & Trainer
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May 13, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Project ECHO Pop-Up session, The Pandemic of Loneliness
Please visit this page for a video and resources from this presentation.

May 19, 2020, Noon – 1 p.m. ET
Ohio Program for Campus Safety & Mental Health webinar, International Student Mental Health Before and During COVID-19

This webinar will provide an introduction to the unique mental health challenges of international students, with a focus on those from China, and describe some of the new challenges they face during COVID-19. It will offer practical strategies that educators can use to break down cultural barriers and help promote international students’ mental health and resilience during these unprecedented times.
Presenter: Justin Chen, M.D., MPH, Medical Director of Ambulatory Psychiatry Services and Co-Director of Primary Care Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital @Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Video of Presentation*

May 27, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Project ECHO Pop-Up session, Post-Traumatic Growth

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June 10, Noon – 1 p.m.
Project ECHO Pop-Up Session, Coping with COVID-19 During and After: Health Impacts on Children and Families

This Project ECHO Pop-Up session will address the mental health impact of the pandemic on children and families, both during the stay-at-home quarantine phase and later as people start to emerge, with a focus on “the next pandemic” of mental illness that will follow the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented in partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital.
Presenter: Steven W. Jewell, M.D., Director, Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology, Akron Children’s Hospital
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July 30, 6 – 8 p.m. ET
Live Virtual Clozapine REMS Training

A free CME event that will help clinicians better understand why, when, and how to use clozapine, a uniquely effective medication for the treatment of schizophrenia.
Presenters: Erik Messamore, M.D., Ph.D., BeST Center Medical Director and associate professor of psychiatry, and Sara Dugan, Pharm.D., NEOMED associate professor of pharmacy practice and associate professor of psychiatry
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ONGOING PROJECT ECHO PROGRAMS

Project ECHO® is a model for lifelong learning and guided practice that revolutionizes continuing medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, physicians, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

ECHO sessions are offered at regularly scheduled intervals, and individuals can join at any time and participate as frequently as they choose. NEOMED currently offers six Project ECHO programs:

 
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NEOMED CLOZAPINE ASSISTANCE SERVICE

Training, assistance line, FAQ and resources for medical professionals who care for people with schizophrenia

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ONLINE COURSES

Working with Friends and Families 101: Unburning the Bridges First Episode Psychosis

A two-part, online continuing education course to learn more about working with friends and families of those with serious mental illness, including first episode psychosis, developed by the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Enroll in Part 1
Enroll in Part 2 

To learn more about working with the Department of Psychiatry Coordinating Centers of Excellence, please contact Ruth H. Simera, M.Ed., LSW, Executive Director, at 330.325.6670 or rsimera@neomed.edu.

Contact

Debbie McConnell
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 330.325.6690
Email: dmcconne@neomed.edu

INTERIM DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Douglas A. Smith, M.D., DFAPA
Phone: 330.325.6397
Email: dougsmith@admboard.org

Department of Psychiatry

College of Medicine at NEOMED