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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MONITOR

February 1, 2007
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Employee Assistance Compendium


The third edition of The International Employee Assistance Compendium is available as a hardcopy or pdf. More than 40 countries are represented, including some new to this edition. Detailed information is provided on each country, including the status of EAPs, key EAP and behavioral healthcare service providers, and contacts and resources. To order, visit http://www.eapmasi.com.

Book-Based Online Education

Essential Learning, a provider of e-learning services in the behavioral health and human services industry, and publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., have partnered to offer behavioral health professionals continuing education credits through a book-based online education program. This partnership makes possible the approval of more than 80 Wiley books for CE credit through such organizations as the American Psychological Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Association of Social Work Boards, National Board for Certified Counselors, and NAADAC, as well as many state licensing boards.

The books available for CE credit are listed at http://www.wiley.com/ceuLearn. The books are tagged “CE Credit” on the site and in the catalog of Wiley Books and Resources for Mental Health Professionals. Professionals purchase and read the book, and then log on to http://www.cequick.com/Wiley to access the test and other information associated with the book.

Information Management Conference

The California Institute for Mental Health will host the Seventh Annual California Information Management Conference and Exposition: Addressing the Needs of Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs on April 11-12 at the Marriott Manhattan Beach.

The conference will feature a variety of presentations on electronic health records. Updates will be provided on information technology-related policies and proposals regarding California's Mental Health Services Act. The conference will feature an increased emphasis on consumer-oriented information management issues, practical challenges for implementation of software in substance abuse treatment settings, the status of electronic signatures, and changing job roles for staff in a postcomputerization era. Continuing education opportunities are available.

The program brochure and registration form are available at http://www.cimh.org/downloads/InfoMngConf_brochure2.pdf.

NIATx Summit

The First Annual NIATx Summit is April 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas, presenting an opportunity for providers, payers, and policy makers to convene to improve the quality and outcomes of addiction and behavioral health treatment. The program will feature process improvement success stories, skill-building labs, coaching labs with key experts in the field, networking opportunities, and more. For more information, visit http://www.niatx.net.

Suicide Risk Assessment Training

The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association (APA), offers a two-hour CD training on Suicide Risk Assessment: Responding to the 2007 JCAHO Patient Safety Goal. All organizations surveyed under either the Hospital or Behavioral Healthcare standards of the Joint Commission are required to have a plan in place to identify patients at risk for suicide. The CD features experts who have participated in the development of the APA's practice guideline on suicide assessment as well as peers who have implemented suicide risk assessment in their facilities. To order, visit http://www.naphs.org/Teleconference/suicide.html.

One-Stop ADD Care

ADD Health and Wellness Centers, Inc., operates one-stop care facilities for ADD and related conditions. The ADD Health and Wellness Centers integrate medical treatment, counseling, and testing services. Centers recently have opened in Boston and Dallas with more scheduled to open around the country. For more information, visit http://www.addhealthandwell ness.com.

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