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Change Direction – May 23, 2016- State House

NH 1st State in Nation to “Change Direction” on Mental Health

CONCORD, N.H. – First Lady Michelle Obama was among the first supporters of a new approach to mental health called Change Direction, and now the Granite State is becoming the first in the nation to launch a statewide effort.

Doctor Bill Gunn is director of Primary Care Behavioral Health at the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Concord.

He says Change Direction New Hampshire aims to increase our willingness to talk about emotional stress and mental illness.

It will focus on getting Granite Staters to know the five warning signs of emotional distress.

“To legitimize in the same way we would look for signs of arthritis or heart attack or anything else,” says Gunn. “That these are the signs of emotional suffering.”

Experts say everyone experiences degrees of emotional distress and nearly one-in-five Americans has a diagnosable mental health disorder.

Gunn says this program opens the door to getting them the help they need.

Governor Maggie Hassen along with most of the state’s congressional delegation are expected to be at the State House this morning to launch the program.

Gunn says the warning signs include withdrawal, hopelessness and agitation. Others have to do with an absence of self-care.

“People who are making decisions that are really affecting their lives negatively, so they are not able to take good care of themselves,” says Gunn. “And lastly, just any kind of big change in personality. Somebody says, ‘He or she is just not themselves lately. I wonder what’s going on?’ They would feel like they could ask and try to invite a conversation about that.”

The public is invited for the event at 10 a.m. at the State House.

Barbara Van Dahlen, the national founder of Change Direction and one of Time Magazine’s “Most Influential People” of 2012, will be the keynote speaker.

Mike Clifford, Public News Service – NH

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For more information on the Change Direction Campaign and ways to get involved, please visit Change Direction.

Culturally Competent Training with Sonali Zoracki- May 20th, 2016

The NH NASW, in partnership with the NASW Mental Health and Private Practice Specialty Practice Sections,

is pleased to bring

The Essentials of Culturally Competent Assessment & Treatment.

Sonali Zoracki will be presenting this three hour workshop at

the Common Man in Concord NH on May 20th.

CEUs are available.

 For more information, please see the attached flyer Culturally Competent Training or Register Here.

Please note there are special discounts for NASW Members and for students.

The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy- Workshop

Workshop:  The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy
Presenter: Allan Schore, PhD
When:  Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where:  Manchester, NH

Co-sponsored by:  NH Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, NH Psychological Association, and the VT Society of Modern Psychoanalysis

Click here for more details and registration form.

For more information:  Call 603-714-1737

In this workshop, Allan Schore will discuss his recently published book, The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy (Norton). Using the biopsychosocial perspective of Regulation Theory, a model of the development, psychopathogenesis, and treatment of the implicit self, he will discuss a number of essential clinical phenomena that occur beneath the words of the patient and therapist. Neuroscience, he says, is bringing a paradigm shift to psychotherapy, from conscious cognition to unconscious affect.

Neuroscience and neuropsychoanalysis are discovering the relational and neurobiological change mechanisms that lie at the core of psychotherapy, especially in heightened affective moments of treatment. Over the course of the day Schore will offer a number of PowerPoint – audience dialogues; he and the audience will explore how changes in the connectivity of the “emotional” right brain become the invaluable consequences of effective treatment, and how the incorporation of current scientific studies of the right brain into updated clinical models more deeply explains not only why but how psychotherapy works.

2nd Annual Brunch and Ethics Workshop- REGISTER TODAY

New Hampshire Chapter National Association of Social Workers

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Registration|Networking • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Program
Social Work: From Yesterday to Today Robert Jolley, PhD, Guest Speaker
Invited Guests: NH Governor Maggie Hassan, US Representative Carol Shea-Porter
& NH Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern
2014 NH NASW Annual Award Presentations

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Registration • 12:30 – 3:45 p.m. Workshop
Ethics as a Risk Management Strategy
Presenter: Barbara A.M. Maloney, Esq, PLLC

Friday, March 28, 2014
Holiday Inn • 172 N. Main Street • Concord, NH

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