C4 is offering a series of ongoing webinars where you will learn best practices and hone your skills in the behavioral health field. You may watch our webinars free of charge. If you need to obtain continuing education credits you may do so using C4 Learning, C4’s new online learning platform. Please visit this page for CE information.

 

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Insurance Client Advocacy: Utilization Review Skills & Strategies

 


Time:          July 15, 2020 @ 1 PM EST – 2 PM EST

 


Cosponsored by C4 and Clearly Clinical

 

Course Description
Many providers are unfamiliar with the policies and procedures at insurance companies, as well as the regulations that impact Utilization Review proceedings, and this leaves clinicians at a distinct disadvantage when advocating for insurance authorization. When treatment ends abruptly due to premature authorization request denials, clients are left without appropriate mental healthcare, contributing to diminished treatment gains and symptom relapse. This engaging presentation provides critical guidance about improving utilization review outcomes in an ethically- and legally-sound manner. In this session, attendees will learn about medical necessity, important laws and standards of care that affect clinical documentation and managed care processes, and easy-to-integrate strategies to better advocate for clients with their insurance companies. As a result of implementing the methods Elizabeth presents, providers report an improvement in the length of treatment authorizations by 15% to 20%, as well as improvements in overall clinical documentation quality and auditing outcomes.

 

Level of Instruction: Introductory – Intermediate

 

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide one or more definitions for the term ‘Medical Necessity’
  • Demonstrate how to effectively use insurance Level of Care Guidelines during UR calls
  • Outline three or more concurrent review strategies for improving UR outcomes

 

Target Audience
Admissions Professionals, Utilization Review Professionals, Clinical Managers, Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Private Practitioners, Alcohol/Drug Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Rehabilitation Counselors, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants

 
 

Elizabeth Irias, MS, LMFT

Elizabeth Irias, MS, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specializations in Utilization Review and Quality Assurance, and also the founder of Clearly Clinical, an online behavioral health Continuing Education program. As a consultant and trainer, Beth works closely with clinical teams across the country to improve their quality of care, documentation practices, and utilization review outcomes using her copyrighted methods. She is an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, in the graduate psychology department, and she regularly presents at conferences and seminars throughout the US. She also operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBT population, and those with addictive disorders.

 

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CE Information

This event is cosponosored by C4 and Clearly Clinical.

 

Continuing Education Certificates
Only participants who attend the webinar in its entirety, pass the post-test, and complete the evaluation will be eligible for a certificate of completion. Certificates will be awarded to participants via email immediately after the evaluation has been completed and submitted.

 

Refund/Cancellation Policy
Because this is a free event, there will be no refunds. People who have registered but are unable to attend the event are asked to provide as much notice as possible so that another person may be able to attend in his/her/their place.

 

Accommodations
Reasonable accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities as needed, and notice of need for accommodation is requested at least 3 days prior to the event. Recording devices will be allowed under needed circumstances; release forms will be required stating that information recorded will not be distributed. If participants have accommodation needs, they can contact Info@ClearlyClinical.com or (888)906-3894.

 

Grievances
In the event of a grievance or complaint, participants are asked to put concerns in writing and submit via email to Info@ClearlyClinical.com. All grievances reported to the CE Program Administrator will be responded to within 6 business days. Clearly Clinical complies with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content, and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards is the responsibility of Clearly Clinical’s Administrator, Ms. Elizabeth Irias, in consultation with Dr. Stephen Winston, our Psychologist Consultant, and Ms. Dolores Gonzalez, our Social Work Consultant. Our Social Work consultant will be involved in the review and resolutions of grievances for all social workers; our Psychologist Consultant will be involved in the review and resolution of grievances for all psychologists. To receive a copy of Clearly Clinical’s full grievance policy, please Clearly Clinical at Info@ClearlyClinical.com.

 

 

Trauma Informed Supervision

 


Time:          August 12, 2020 @ 1 PM EST – 2 PM EST

 

Becoming trauma informed to meet the needs of clients is a goal for most organizations, however do we apply the same trauma informed principles to meet the needs of our staff? Do our HR policies reflect ethical standards for termination and selfcare? Trauma informed supervision acknowledges both primary and secondary trauma that care providers experience. This presentation will explore applying trauma informed care principles and tenets to create a safe environment for staff that requires rethinking standard HR practices, assessing staff’s trauma experiences, self-care practices, and an organization’s role in service provision through integrated supervision. Attendees will learn tools for understanding their organizations current supervision needs and develop actionable plans for enhancing their organizations health and wellness through trauma informed care frameworks.

 

Jonathan De Carlo, CAC III

Jonathan P. De Carlo, CAC III is a Certified Addiction Counselor (Level III), with experience in addiction/recovery and mental health care since 1995, currently serving as the CEO of C4 Consulting, Inc., a subsidiary of C4 Recovery Foundation. He is co-owner and Director of Operations of Recovery 360°, providing psychosocial rehabilitation, individual, group, marriage, and family therapy, and organizational development and consultation services. Jonathan currently serves as a board president of the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals (CAAP) and serves on the board of directors of the Stout Street Foundation. Additionally, he is a certified Helping Men Recover Consultant & Trainer with Griffin Recovery Enterprises, specializing in Men’s Integrated Treatment and Trauma Informed Care. He has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families during early recovery from addiction and mental health issues and seeks to help people find therapeutic solutions utilizing a wide array of modalities and approaches.

Jonathan has developed care programs for inpatient and outpatient practices. Jonathan’s current passion is in assisting organizations develop sustainable growth and wellness through the principles of Values-Based Care, Trauma Informed Care, & Measurement-Based Care practices. His specific training includes Attachment Theory, Gender Informed and Gender Responsive Trauma Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Harm Reduction Models, Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement models, Rational Emotive Therapy, and Somatic Experience Therapy. His diverse experience in an array of care settings has provided experience, insight, and understanding that translates into client centered care informed by practical, evidenced based solutions.

 

Mary Woods,MSHS, BC-RN, LADAC

Mary Ryan Woods, MSHS, BC-RN, LADAC, is a Licensed Registered Nurse & a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor & has a Master’s Degree in Human Services; she has 40 years’ experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs.

Mary is co-founder of WestBridge, a non-profit organization that provides private community based and residential treatment for individuals and families who experience co-occurring psychotic and/or affective illness and substance use disorders. She served as CEO from its inception until she retired in 2018. Mary is currently consulting with organizations to provide program development, education and supervision. She was President-Elect for NAADAC from 2002-2004, President of NAADAC from 2004-2006 and was Past President of NAADAC from 2006-2010. She is currently the Chairperson of the Awards Committee.

Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with primary focus in; Motivational Interviewing; Stages of Change Theory; Integrating treatment of Co-occurring Disorders, Interviewing and Attending Skills, Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder, Developing Evidenced Based Services as well as many other subjects.

Mary has lectured to community organizations and associations to increase community awareness of alcohol and substance abuse issues and dual disorders treatment. Mary contributed to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary has taught at the University of New Hampshire in the Social Work Department.

 

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CE Information

NAADAC/CCAPP continuing education credits can be obtained for this webinar. The course will be posted on C4 Learning within 24 hours of the live event. CE credits are available for a cost of $10.

 

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

This course has been approved by C4 Recovery Solutions, as a NAADAC Approved Educational Provider, for 1 CEs. NAADAC Provider #167963, C4 Recovery Solutions is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Counselor Skills Groups: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8.

NAADAC covers all states except: CA, IL, OH, PA.

HI: No CE requirements.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for Counselors: AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, IN, KS, MD, ME, NE, NC, NM, ND, NJ, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for MFTs: AR, AZ, DE, IN, KS, LA, MD, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for Social Workers: AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, ND, NE, NM, OR, VT, WI, WY

CA Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number OS-15-522-0221 for 1 CEHs.

 

 

Forgiveness: Letting Go of Resentment Towards Others, Self, and Circumstances

 


Time:          September 2, 2020 @ 1 PM EST – 2 PM EST

 

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to describe how resentment negatively affects us mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. They will be able to identify eight distorted beliefs about letting go of resentment and restructure them into healthier thoughts that help them let go. Attendees will be able to teach at least four letting go of resentment techniques to others. They will also be able to define self-compassion and teach others why self-compassion is important in reducing shame and forgiving self. They will also be able to explain techniques to help others become more self-compassionate. Attendees will be able to teach others about state anger and the sympathetic nervous system. They will be able to describe at least ten techniques to decrease state anger. Attendees will be able to explain why forgiveness is important to the healing of both a victim and the perpetrator.

 

Kristin Cuthriell, MEd, MSW, LCSW

Kristin Barton Cuthriell, MEd, MSW, LCSW has been practicing clinical social work for 13 years. She has worked in an inpatient psychiatric hospital on both an emotional recovery and detoxification unit and worked in an intensive outpatient addiction day treatment program. Kristin has also worked as a psychotherapist for a community mental health center and for a nonprofit organization and been in private practice for 9 years. After earning two master’s degrees, Kristin has spent years researching evidenced based practices to help individuals struggling with depression and addictive disorders and published her book, The Snowball Effect: How to Build Positive Momentum in Your Life. Since publishing the book that was purchased by Yale University for student therapists to read, Kristin has educated her patients, other mental health professionals, and the public about her approach which integrates positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neuroscience. She has been both the attendee and facilitator in many workshops. Kristin has written articles for The Huffington Post, Richmond Magazine, Tidewater Women Magazine, as well as written a chapter in the book, The Success Chronicles. She has been an expert on SiriusXM Doctor Radio and the quoted expert on Fox News Magazine. Kristin has been a guest on One Hour at a Time (Voice America) and well as over a dozen other radio and television programs.

 

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Sexual Addiction and Emotional Sobriety: The Intersection of Positive Psychology, Somatic Experiencing and Attachment

 


Time:          October 2, 2020 @ 12 PM EST – 1 PM EST

 

Ending the compulsive sex is just the beginning. In order for those in recovery from sex addiction to move from sexual sobriety to emotional sobriety, they need to acquire and practice regulation skills and to live recovery in moderation. This workshop focuses on the skills and tools available from Positive Psychology, Somatic Experiencing as well as Attachment Theory. Learning to self-regulate, establishing mutual regulation, building somatic awareness to identify dysregulation vs. regulation are all essential ingredients toward emotional sobriety. As a result, meaningful and secure attachments become more possible acting as a catalyst for sustainable sexual sobriety.

 

Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP

Andrew Susskind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Brainspotting Practitioner and Certified Group Psychotherapist based in Los Angeles since 1992. In addition to maintaining a general practice, he specializes in trauma and addictions. Andrew completed his graduate work at UCLA in 1991 and has enjoyed mentoring associates since 1997. His recent book, It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction was released by Central Recovery Press in June 2019.

 

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CE Information

NAADAC/CCAPP continuing education credits can be obtained for this webinar. The course will be posted on C4 Learning within 24 hours of the live event. CE credits are available for a cost of $10.

 

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

This course has been approved by C4 Recovery Solutions, as a NAADAC Approved Educational Provider, for 1 CEs. NAADAC Provider #167963, C4 Recovery Solutions is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Counselor Skills Groups: 4.

NAADAC covers all states except: CA, IL, OH, PA.

HI: No CE requirements.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for Counselors: AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, IN, KS, MD, ME, NE, NC, NM, ND, NJ, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for MFTs: AR, AZ, DE, IN, KS, LA, MD, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from NAADAC providers for Social Workers: AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, ND, NE, NM, OR, VT, WI, WY

CA Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number OS-15-522-0221 for 1 CEHs.