Past Training Events
Motivational Interviewing Seminar – April 26, 2013
The GCBHRC offered two introductory seminars on Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care settings at the Mobile County Health Department. Motivational Interviewing is a technique for engaging a client in a collaborative conversation designed to strengthen their motivation and commitment to change.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) - May 9-10, 2013
The GCBHRC sponsored a Mental Health First Aid course, taught by nationally certified MHFA instructors from AltaPointe Health Systems, for educators, caseworkers and police officers.
Mobile County Public School Health & Social Services In-service
August 14, 2013
The GCBHRC organized an entire day in-service for all MCPSS nurses, counselors and social workers promoting evidence based practices. Topics included:
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Interventions for Children with Disruptive Behaviors
- Motivational Interviewing
- Strengthening Families
- Suicide Awareness, Referral and Documentation
Generational Resilience: A Focus on Disaster Planning
October 25-26, 2013
In collaboration with the UWF Center on Aging, the USA Center for Generational Studies and the Florida MBHCP, GCBHRC sponsored a conference entitled Generational Resilience: A Focus on Disaster Planning for both lay people and professionals. This was the first year for what we hope will become an annual conference targeting senior citizens. This is a significant segment of the population, particularly since the coastal counties of Alabama and Florida draw a large number of retirees, who are vulnerable in disaster situations. Next year’s conference - tentatively titled Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies - will highlight the interrelation of mental and physical health.