BHA/MedChi Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and MedChi jointly sponsor a webinar series, the BHA/MedChi Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve.​

These webinars are for Maryland’s behavioral health and medical health care workers of all disciplines, whether working in community or hospital settings. They are designed to enhance both health care worker self-care and resultantly the care they provide, as health care workers combat numerous stressors including the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice issues, and other stressors that can potentially impact delivered care.

CMEs will be available at no cost, as will Participant Certificates, which for other disciplines may qualify for CEUs or other continuing education credit, although these are not approved for CEUs by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. Participants should check with their certifying organizations to see how these would apply.  

​​For questions, or if you are interested in delivering a presentation, being a moderator, or have self-care topics/presenters to suggest, contact Steve Whitefield at steven.whitefield@maryland.gov.​

The below webinars are open for registration. All webinars are from 5-6pm, and future webinars will be posted here for the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Webinar recordings and slides are archived below.

September 23: Dealing with Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Sarah E. Frazell, LCSW-C. Moderator: Daniela Acero, LMSW.​

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October 14: “So Often and So Casually”: Recognizing and Responding to LGBTQ Workplace Microaggressions

Courtney Resnick, EdD. Moderator: Rowan Willis-Powell

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October 28: Putting Your Self-Care on a Pedestal.

David Woods Bartley. Moderator: Hinda Dubin, MD​

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Webinar Archives

10.29.2020 Webinar - Coping With the COVID-19 Pandemic

11.12.2020 Webinar - Stress Management During COVID-19 with Attention to Financial Distress

12.03.2020 Webinar - Coping with Ambiguous Losses and Stress of the Pandemic
12.17.2020 Webinar - The Impact of Racial Trauma on Providers
01.14.2021  Webinar -The Approach to Impaired Clinicians
01.28.2021  Webinar - Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care for Health Care Workers During COVID-19 

02..11.2021  Webinar - Balancing Work and Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic
02.25.2021  Webinar - How to Address, Manage and Heal From the Racial Microaggressions Experienced by Healthcare Workers

03.11.2021 Webinar - Self Compassion and Self Care as Buffers Against the Stress of the Pandemic

03.25.2021 Webinar - The Stigma for Health Care Workers Seeking Behavioral Health Care

03.30.2021 Webinar - Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy that You, Your Colleagues, or Those in Your Care May Have

04.08.2021 - Dealing with Microaggressions Experienced by Healthcare Workers Related to Covid-19
04.22.2021 - Enhancing SelfCare & Leadership Skills for HealthCare Managers
04.26.2021 - Strategies for Providers to Increase Vaccine Uptake
05.13.2021 - Strategies to Improve Sleep
05.27.2021 - Spirituality and Self Care for Health Care Workers
06.10.2021 - ​Finding Purpose and Results in the Pursuit of Health Equity
06.24.2021 - Grief in the Workplace​
07.08.2021 - Relaxation Techniques
​​​07.22.2021 - Stretching and Exercising for Stress Reduction
08.12.21 - Moral ​​Distress Experienced in Healthcare​
08.26.21 - Effective Self-Help Strategies and When Therapy is Still Needed​
09.09.21 - Building Resilience & Preventing Burnout



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Webinars jointly sponsored by BHA and MedChi

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society and the Behavioral Health Administration of the Maryland Department of Health. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MedChi designates this webinar educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity, as should other disciplines who claim credit for Participant Certificates.

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