I received a press release yesterday from PR Newswire that Magellan Health
Services announced new "Online Learning Tools" to educate consumers and
providers about mental health "Recovery and Resilience."
I took a look
at the web course offerings, and they are worth checking out.
free for anyone to use, so they could be good resources for your clients
who need support or extra help in recovering or managing mental illness or
needing to practice resiliency. They have a lot of emotional common sense wedged
into them, but you should decide if they are right for your clients.
Recovery from mental illness has a new popular cousin --"resiliency"
education. It's getting hotter as an area of discussion in mental health circles
from what I see dropping into my inbox. (See the link below to get a
customizable fact sheet I sent a couple months ago on resilieny.)
Undoubtedly, the push to educate consumers (employees, and family
members) about effective recovery, and resilience in particular, stems from
managed care's desire to keep costs low by focusing on prevention. That's a good
reason to offer effective help, as long as it doesn't contribute to the
avoidance of needed treatment or serve as an inadequate substitute for it.
If you are a Magellan provider, you can get free CEUs (1.0 CEUs for each
of the ten courses.) Magellan tells me they won't "yet" extend this CEU opportunity to those who are not there
provider. Offering CEUs is not expensive. Virtually any organization can do it by following the guidelines of the International Association for the Continuing Education and Training.
Learn more: http://www.iacet.org/content/iaect-standard.html
The interactive courses include sound, text, flash movies, and an
evaluation. And they are also in Spanish. That's cool, because this sort
of thing is not easy to find for Spanish speaking clients.
If you a
clinician or assessment staffer, its frustrating when a client must walk away
from your office without a resource or take-away in hand. These courses may be
great additions to your offerings.
Tip: Copy, store, and then e-mail the
free course "start links" to your clients as needed. Each course takes about
30-40 minutes to complete.
The topics include:
- E-course 1: Recovery is Real
- E-course 2: Self-determination Fuels Recovery
- E-course 3: The Language of Recovery
- E-course 4: Planning that Promotes Recovery
- E-course 5: Let's Start Living Large
- E-course 6: The Resiliency Factor
- E-course 7: Getting Past the Tough Stuff
- E-course 8: The Power of Resiliency
- E-course 9: Growing Your Resiliency
- E-course 10: Recapping Resiliency
The link to the resource is: http://www.magellanhealth.com/training/
Free fact sheet
download link on resiliency.
Dan Feerst, LISW-CP
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