Leading Dynamic Teams | Adele Allison

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus observed so long ago, “Change is the only constant.”  Since meaningful use and the sweeping adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) just 12 years ago, the transformation rocket has launched a rapid, complex, and constant redesign of the way humans interact in terms of the definition of teams, remote monitoring, access, and need for advanced, digital.  Digital Behavioral Health has amped up, accelerating telemedicine, wearables, mHealth apps, AI, interoperability, and analytics, just to name a few.  Mix these dynamics with post-pandemic needs, economic shifts, market disruption, regulations, and societal changes, and today’s care providers are being asked to build the plane while flying to achieve modernization.  Join Adele as she delivers some clarity to creating high-performing teams in dynamic times as a digital leader.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the skills and behaviors of high-performing teams
  • Discuss the framework for sustainable change
  • Differentiate between change leadership and change management
  • Construct technological components of a digital behavioral health world

Opioid Use Disorder: An Arkansas Perspective | Michael Mancino, MD

This presentation will examine the severity of the opioid epidemic across the nation with an emphasis on its impact in Arkansas. We will explore one of the significant drivers behind relapse, opioid withdrawal. We will discuss the FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder and understand the rationale, efficacy, and side effects of each of the medications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the severity of the opioid crisis in Arkansas and across the nation.
  • Become familiar with medications for opioid use disorder.
  • Understand the goals of pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder.

Strengthening the Connection: Primary Care & Suicide Prevention | Virna Little, PSyD., LCSW-r, SAP, CCM

Learning Objectives:

  • Providers will understand the prevalence of suicide across populations
  • Providers will understand how to identify and assess patients at risk for suicide
  • Providers will develop skills for lethal means restriction and safety planning
  • Providers will learn how to care for patients at risk for suicide as part of their primary care population

Arkansas Peer Recovery | Casey Copeland

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding what a Peer Recovery Specialist is
  • Pathways to becoming a Peer Recovery Specialist
  • Arkansas law concerning Peer Recovery Specialists
  • Innovative Peer Recovery programs in Arkansas