Minority and underprivileged individuals are at higher risk of serious illness and typically have a shorter life expectancy than mainstream Americans. In spite of the attention to minority health disparities in intellectual circles and recent healthcare reforms, basic healthcare and behavioral health services continue to be inaccessible or difficult to access for minority and underprivileged individuals. You will utilize a social justice lens to examine the empirical evidence in favor of integrated medical/behavioral health, models of integration and clinical models that have been shown to be useful at reducing health disparities in minority and underprivileged individuals.
There are unique challenges related to the differential diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Individuals with an IDD have a high rate of psychiatric comorbid conditions, and frequently present with challenging behaviors such as aggression and Self-Injurious Behavior. This lecture will help you come away with strategies to support people with behavioral health challenges.
Life after sports can be difficult for many student athletes, and African American student athletes are a particularly vulnerable population while participating in sports at predominantly white institutions. Join the seminar to learn about the many challenges that student athletes face during and after their sports career and come away with strategies that will help you develop a better system of care for these children.
You will come away from this presentation with knowledge about recent trends in permanency for foster youth, including the nationwide shift from a child welfare system primarily focused on providing services to children in foster care to a system focused more on services intended to maintain stable, legally permanent adoptive and guardianship homes. Risk and protective factors for successful post-permanency adjustment will be discussed, as well as promising interventions for supporting former foster youth and their families after legal adoption or guardianship.
ECU School of Social Work Clinical Supervision for Addiction Professionals program is a highly structured training program utilizing the most innovative, up-to-date technology and clinical supervision theories. The group will meet twice monthly on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. Once registered, participants will be contacted with scheduling information regarding the first session.

The program is designed to ensure that highly skilled, competent clinicians are prepared to enter the addiction profession. Clinical supervision is the cornerstone of the addiction profession, ensuring quality care for those impacted by substance use disorders. The program is open to all level addiction professionals needing clinical supervision for the initial licensure process or as part of ongoing supervision requirements.

This workshop is designed for working professionals and students within the ECU community wanting to learn more about current research on burnout and prevention techniques, such as self-leadership and authentic-leadership.