Psychiatric Medical Care focusses on geriatric inpatient and outpatient counseling in rural areas. We have 70 programs in 20 states and operate two programs in West Virginia. We wanted to reach out and ensure that your social worker members knew of our programs as community resources and also, if any of your membership are looking for jobs, we have openings in both programs.
1) The first program is Senior Life Solutions, a program affiliated with Broaddus Hospital in Philippi, WV. It offers outpatient, intensive counseling for seniors in Philippi who are suffering from grief, depression or other behavioral health issues related to aging. . Once referred to the program, we offer counseling sessions three times a week, three times each day. Patients receive socialization, a free lunch. In some programs patients may qualify for free transportation. Referrals to Senior Life Solutions can be made by anyone, including a patient’s physician, family member, or other health care professional. Senior Life Solutions is located at 6 Healthcare Drive, Philippi, WV. To make a referral, please call 304.457.8132.
2) Our second West Virginia program is a new inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit—Laurel Place, located within Davis Medical Center in Elkins, WV. Laurel Place Behavioral Health, provides evaluation and inpatient treatment for older adults, typically over 55 years of age, who are suffering from mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and behaviors related to dementia. The 20-bed unit just opened last month and is almost fully staffed. Here are some basic referral criteria: Persons 55 and older (we consider 45 and up on a case-by-case basis) with a) psychiatric disorders, or b) dementia diagnosis with behavioral disturbance, c)recent suicide attempt or d) is presenting as a danger to self or others. Anyone can refer individuals to the program, including family members, physicians, or other health professionals. Contact the Program Director at 304.630.3508 for information on making arrangements for admission to Laurel Place. Here is the link for more information on our current inpatient program in Clinton, VA and the similar services offered at Laurel Place: https://www.psychmc.com/green-oak.
Teaching kids about mental health should not stop once they leave the house. School is an important place for them to learn more, and school counselors and teachers should have resources about mental illness and suicide. It’s also beneficial for a child to have a non-biased counselor to talk to if they have questions they don’t feel comfortable asking you, or if they’re having mental health concerns about themselves.
A great resource for schools is NAMI Ending the Silence, an in-class presentation in which students learn about mental illness from someone with lived experience. Having conversations and learning about mental health in school will only reinforce the information you share with your child at home. The more education your child receives about mental health, the more important it will seem.
Great Opportunity for LICSW, LCSW, or LPC
Grafton City Hospital’s Behavioral Medicine Department is currently seeking a full-time, LICSW, LCSW, or LPC to provide therapy services in an out-patient setting. Grafton is centrally located within 20-30 minutes of Clarksburg, Fairmont, and Morgantown. This position provides an opportunity to work in a friendly, progressive and professional environment with a competitive salary and benefits. The position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology , as well as a MINIMUM professional license at the LCSW, LICSW, or LPC level. A lower licensure level cannot be considered. If you are energetic, clinically-minded, and creative with the desire to help others, please send inquiries to:
Dr. PJ Neer
1 Hospital Plaza
Grafton, WV 26354
Or fax to: 304-265-5431
SAMHSA is accepting applications for $930 Million to combat the opioid crisis through State Opioid Response Grants (Short Title: SOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths. The application due date is August 13, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths. The application due date is August 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).
SAMHSA has published an update to this brochure that offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families.
You asked, and we listened! At the 2018 CMS National Training Program (NTP) Workshops, you can expect 2½ days of tailored training to meet a variety of learning needs. Whether you’re building a foundation of basic Medicare knowledge, or you want to expand your expertise, there’s something for everyone. You can attend the entire 2½-day workshop, or only the days that meet your varied interests and needs. Day 1 provides the basics, Day 2 has cross-cutting information including legislative and program updates, and Day 3 provides a deeper dive into more advanced topics. It will be helpful if you bring a laptop or tablet to participate in the casework activities. The locations and dates for the workshops are listed below. Attend the location that works for you. And, it’s free!
July 31–August 2
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 E Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108
Region II—New York
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue New York, NY 10019
The Artic Club Seattle
700 3rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
Loews Atlanta Hotel
1065 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309
7000 Church Ranch Boulevard Westminster, CO 80021
The NTP training materials will be available for download on the registration website prior to the workshops. If you would like hard copies, please download and print. You can also download the materials to your tablet, laptop, or on a USB. NOTE: Registration requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until each meeting reaches capacity. The number of attendees from the same organization may be limited.
Please send all correspondence to:
The Clinical Therapist will provide effective therapy to children, adolescents, families and/or individual adults in office, home/community and school settings. Individual will work closely with Program Supervisor and Psychiatry Department. The therapist also assists with general quality assurance responsibilities for program treatment services.
Essential Roles and Responsibilities
- Delivery of Services
- Professional Development
- Performance Improvement
- Documentation and Record Keeping:
- Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or human services degree.
- Current MD Counseling or Social Work License
- Valid driver’s license and auto insurance
- Experience: at least 1 year experience working with children and/ or families
- Clearances: State Police/FBI per state regulations; Child Protection
Location: Cumberland, MD
Contact: Ally Taylor, Recruiter
To apply, visit: https://www.pressleyridge.org/careers.html