Post-Covid Integrated Healthcare: Clinical and Organizational Approaches
Live Online Event
Friday, October 2, 2020
NYSED and ASWB Approved for 3 CE contact hours
The training is unique in offering an integrative approach to clinical and organizational practice in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-racist health equity. Integrating theories of biological, spiritual, psychological, and social determinants, the training will help participants go beyond the psychological selves to recognize the importance of Integrative Healthcare in the lives of their clients/patients. This training is for social workers, physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, case workers, care coordinators, school and non-profit administrators, licensed mental health counselors and guidance counselors.
Evidence of Need: A whole person mind, body, and soul approach is recommended to address mental, physical and spiritual health [Martin, 2016a]. At the individual level, an Integrated Healthcare focus is an opportunity to motivate and inspire clients to improve their quality of life, manage symptoms related to mental health and medical conditions, and take control of their health practices (Martin, 2016b). At the organizational level, integration can increase emphasis on population health management and the impact of health disparities, with a focus on screening and preventive care (SAE & Associates, 2015).
Integrative health care is important across the lifespan. Bernstein, Hans, & Percansky (1991) as cited in SAMSHA (2001) posit that primary health care and early childhood education programs represent potentially powerful settings in which to target and identify families with young children, intervening as early as possible in a familiar and accessible setting. In the National Health Interview Survey, the likelihood of depression increased with each additional comorbid chronic medical disorder (Egede, 2007). The coronavirus [COVID-19] public health emergency in the United States and across the globe has highlighted the importance of addressing pre-existing conditions in health outcomes. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (CDC, 2020). Integrating physical health care into behavioral health organizations results in increased access to care and improved care experiences for individuals with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) (Druss et al, 2010 as cited in Lewin Group, 2012). This training is timely at the individual and organizational level.
As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:
- Develop/recommend screening, assessment, collaboration, treatment interventions and referrals for patients
- Develop Integrative Treatment Plans in consultation with nurse practitioners and/or primary care physicians
- Identify a clinical/organizational development opportunity within the integrative healthcare context
Porsche L. Martin, LCSW
Porsche L. Martin, LCSW, is currently in private practice specializing in child and adolescent, couples and family therapy integrating clinical practice with mindfulness, nutrition, exercise and sleep foci, and serves as behavioral health consultant to non-profit organizations as the founder of Martin Professional Psychotherapy and Consulting.
Ms. Martin’s research interests include associations between spirituality and mental health, health disparities and oppression, and neuroscience and human behavior. Porsche serves as adjunct lecturer at NYU Silver and Hunter Silberman Schools of Social Work, lecturing in first- and- second year Master of Social Work (MSW) courses in Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Clinical Practice, and volunteers with the New York City Medical Reserve Corps (NYC MRC). Porsche received the Exemplary Responders Award for her contributions during Hurricane Sandy. She has provided clinical and consulting/management services at Northside Center for Child Development, Mental Health Association, The DOME Project, Safe Horizons and Children’s Aid Society.
Ms. Martin received her MSW and post-graduate training in clinical supervision from NYU's Silver School of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York.
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