BHA/MedChi Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and MedChi are jointly sponsoring a new webinar series, the BHA/MedChi Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve.

These webinars are for Maryland’s behavioral health and medical health care workers of all disciplines, whether working in community or hospital settings. They are designed to enhance both health care worker self-care and resultantly the care they provide, as health care workers combat numerous stressors including the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice issues, and other stressors that can potentially impact delivered care. 

CMEs will be available at no cost, as will Participant Certificates, which for other disciplines can qualify for continuing education credit. Participants should check with their certifying organizations to see how these would apply.

The below webinars are open for registration. All webinars are from 5-6pm, and future webinars will be posted here for the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Webinar recordings and slides are also below. ​

December 3: Coping with the Ambiguous Losses and Stress of the Pandemic

Alexander Chan, PhD, LMFT. Moderator: Hinda Dubin, MD.                                           

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December 17: The Impact of Racial Trauma on Providers

Stephanie Slowly, MSW, LCSW-C. Moderator: Shanta Powell, MD.

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January 14: The Approach to Impaired Clinicians 

Martin Rusinowitz, MD. Moderator: TBD.

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January 28: Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care for Health Care Workers During COVID-19 

Tonya Phillips, PhD, LCSW-C, LCADC. Moderator: Hinda Dubin, MD.

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February 11: Balancing Work and Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kelly Coble, LCSW-C. Moderator: TBD.   

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If you are interested in delivering a presentation, being a moderator for a specific webinar, or have self-care topics/presenters to suggest, contact Steve Whitefield at​.

Webinar Archives

10.29.2020 Webinar - Coping With the COVID-19 Pandemic

11.12.2020 Webinar - Stress Management During COVID-19 with Attention to Financial Distress



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Webinars jointly sponsored by BHA and MedChi

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society and the Behavioral Health Administration of the Maryland Department of Health. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MedChi designates this webinar educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity, as should other disciplines who claim credit for Participant Certificates.

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