The Center for START Services hosted a no-cost Virtual START National Training Institute (SNTI) from May 4-May 6, 2020. The virtual SNTI was an enormous success, with over 400 participants. We were pleasantly surprised that the sense of community experienced at our live SNTI was achieved via our virtual institute this year. The cohesion, warmth and camaraderie were palpable, and only enhanced our learning and sharing experience. The entire program was recorded and is available for viewing below.
Kelly Nye-Lengerman, PhD, MSW, LGSW
LovingKindness Mindfulness Exercise
with Joan B. Beasley, PhD
Dan Tomasulo, Ph.D., MFA, MAPP, Core Faculty, Spiritual Mind Body Institute, Columbia University Teachers College
Until recently hope has not been explored as a state or trait that can be cultivated. New research has revealed there are several cognitive and emotional processes that are able to be acquired. This presentation gives an overview of Learned Hopefulness research and the activities which facilitate its development.
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Q&A with Dan Tomasulo
Facilitated by Karen L. Weigle, PhD
The START Film
The START Film, produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Dan Habib, captures the unique and groundbreaking practices and philosophies of the START model. START’s impact is viewed through the perspectives of START clients, family members, and local service providers in Fort Worth, Texas, New York City, and Durham, North Carolina. The film will premiere on Tuesday afternoon and include a live Q&A session with flimmaker Dan Habib, producers, and special guests. Panelists: Dr. Karen Weigle, CSS Associate Director & Dan Habib, Filmmaker (Facilitators); From NY4- Richmond Kings: Sharon Cyrus-Savary (Program Director), Deandra Brent (START Coordinator), Ms. Clara Casa Bibiana (Parent of a young woman receiving services from Richmond Kings START program); From TX START Tarrant County: Dave Gunter (Resource Center Director); From NC START Central: Shelle Oosting (START team leader), Braxton Utley (Person receiving services from NC Central START program).
START Film Panel
MH Treatment Approaches in a World with COVID: You can do it!
Katy Stratigos, MD, Medical Director, NY START Region 4 Triborough
This talk will offer an introduction to the nature of clinical work that can be conducted to support individuals, families, and systems during the COVID crisis. A basic presumption is that this work will primarily be conducted via telemedicine systems, and will include a discussion of using this modality effectively for clinical work. We will review common fears and anxieties of individuals during this time, as well as clinical themes that have emerged as individuals have remained in quarantine for weeks. We will discuss the recurrence of patients prior symptoms in the context of stress from COVID, as well as new onset or worsened anxiety symptoms during this time. We will discuss the concepts behind psychological first aid (from within the disaster psychiatry framework). We will discuss clinical strategies to help families and individuals cope with the current challenges. If you have questions for Dr. Stratigos, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q&A with Dr. Stratigos
Facilitated by Anne Laforce