Archive for March, 2015

05/02/15: Pasadena Mental Health Advisory Committee Presents The 5th Annual “Healthy Minds, Healthy Families”

Pasadena Mental Health Advisory Committee
Presents
The 5th Annual
“Healthy Minds, Healthy Families”

May 2, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

FREE to the PUBLIC
For more information visit http://www.pasadenamentalhealthday.org or contact Dr. Jennifer Pruitt at (626) 737-1093

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Event will include Workshops, Activities, Raffles, and a Resource Fair of treatment providers in Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.
Come learn more on Stress Management and Healthy Coping Skills, Navigating The Mental Health System, and Understanding Mental Illness.

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BBS will no longer be providing CEUs

Urgent Notice to CE Providers and Licensees:
The Board has gained approval of its new Continuing Education regulation. This will result in upcoming changes for Continuing Education Providers and Board licensees.

    • Click here for more information if you are a Continuing Education Provider
    • Click here for more information if you are a Board licensee.

Important Note Notice: CE Regulation Changes new graphic

The Board has gained approval of its new Continuing Education regulation. This will result in upcoming changes for Continuing Education Providers and Board licensees. Licensees are encouraged to review the following information for further details:

Notice: CE Provider Regulation Changes new graphic

New continuing education regulations contain major changes for providers of continuing education.  Providers are encouraged to review the following information for further details:

http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/pce_faqs_102014.pdf

After January 1, 2015, the Board will no longer be accepting applications for new continuing education providers (“CE providers”). CE providers with Board‐issued, valid CE provider numbers may continue to provide continuing education courses until the valid provider number expires. Once the provider number expires, it cannot be renewed. Therefore, if you wish to continue to provide continuing education courses, you must apply to become a provider with one of the approval agencies or organizations recognized by the Board. B. After July 1, 2015, existing CE provider numbers, issued by the Board, will no longer be renewable.

Prepare To Transition to ICD-10 With DSM 5 | SAMHSA

 

SAMHSA

Prepare To Transition to ICD-10 With DSM 5

The New Deadline Is October 2015—Don’t Delay!

The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), developed by the American Psychiatric Association and released in May 2013, is the compendium of mental disorder criteria and diagnostic codes used by clinicians in the U.S. health care system. Clinicians need to understand and appropriately use DSM-5 codes to avoid barriers to or delays in treatment. This knowledge is critical, as International Classification of Diseases (ICD), 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes are reported to insurance companies for the purposes of providing reimbursement for clinical services.

Check out SAMHSA’s resources on ICD-10 for more information on:

  • DSM-5’s approach to diagnostic coding
  • How to better understand the coding changes in DSM-5
  • How DSM-5’s approach is similar to and differs from that in DSM IV TR
  • The rationale behind the revisions
  • Specific clinical implications

Review the ICD-10 Fact Sheet

View the ICD-10 Webinar: Transitioning to DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM

03/11/15 meeting reminder and agenda

This is a reminder that our monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday,March 11th at 9:30 am at the Village [1125 N. McCadden Place, LA, 90038.]

Here is the agenda:

2015 Multicultural Neuropsychology Conference | Alliant University

2015 Multicultural Neuropsychology Conference

Peter Theodore, PhD (Event Coordinator)

Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

The Health Emphasis is proud to announce its 2nd Multicultural Neuropsychology Conference (MNC) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles on April 11th 2015, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Last year’s conference was a success; and we look forward to another inspiring event.  This year we have three excellent speakers lined up: Dr. Terece Bell, Ph.D.; Dr. April Thames, Ph.D.; Dr. Olivia Hsin, Ph.D. who will be speaking on a variety of topics including how to use a neuropsychological approach to assess learning disabilities in children and adolescents from underserved communities, and understanding the influence of psychosocial factors such as stereotype threat on neuropsychological test performance.  Once again, we will also be hosting a poster-session in which graduate students will share their knowledge of current clinical issues and/or recent work in the areas of multicultural neuropsychology and health assessment.  Lunch will be provided and licensed mental health professionals will be able to earn 3 CEUs for attending the entire conference.

Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing eduation for psychologists.  Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content.  Alliant is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs (provider#PCE234).  Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider#CEP11235).

Have questions about 2015 Multicultural Neuropsychology Conference?Contact Peter Theodore, PhD (Event Coordinator)

LACDPH Advisory: Nearby Clusters of Ocular Syphilis Require Provider Vigilance

Please inform clients about this.

Los Angeles County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force

LACDPH Advisory 

Nearby Clusters of Ocular Syphilis Require Provider Vigilance

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This message is intended for primary care providers, HIV and infection disease specialists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other eye care providers.

Please distribute as appropriate.

Key messages

  • There have been clusters of ocular syphilis in Seattle/King County and San Francisco and several cases have resulted in a significant and permanent decline in visual acuity.
  • While no cluster has been identified in Los Angeles County, two independent cases of possible ocular syphilis are currently under investigation.
  • Providers should be vigilant for ocular syphilis, particularly in men who have sex with men and HIV-infected persons.

Situation

The Seattle/King County and San Francisco County Health Departments recently issued health advisories regarding clusters of ocular syphilis diagnosed in those counties since December 2014.  In both areas, the vast majority of patients affected were among men who have sex with men (MSM) and HIV-infected…

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03/10/15: Women & Girls HIV Awareness Day event for women in the community

please pass this information on to clients and family/friends

Los Angeles County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force

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06/30/15: SAVE THE DATE for New Horizons: A Comprehensive Path to Trans Health

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