Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center Hosts Psychiatric Symposium for Healthcare Providers
Traumatic experiences can often lead to mental or substance use disorders. In an effort to improve treatment for those who have suffered a traumatic experience, Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center will host a Psychiatric Symposium on Thursday, October 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, located at 1691 U.S. Highway 9 in Toms River.
The event’s keynote speaker is Eric Arauz, who spent more than 20 hours in restraints while being treated at a Veterans Affairs hospital in 1996. Today, Arauz speaks candidly of his survival. He has launched a national pilot with the Academy of Psychiatric Nursing for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), bringing recovery interventions to the inpatient milieu.
The Psychiatric Symposium is designed specifically for healthcare providers as a resource to learn about the role of trauma in mental and substance use disorders and to assist in creating a trauma-related approach to care. Lectures will be given by experts in the field, including Iris L. Carter, MHS, Donald E. Erwin, Ph. D. and Audrey Leah Kelly, Ed. D., APNC.
Participants should arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration, breakfast and networking. The program cost is $50, which includes breakfast and lunch. The symposium offers five hours of continuing education credit for nursing. To register or for more information, call 1-888-724-7123.About Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center offers an extensive array of high-quality, clinically-focused programs. These programs include a 100-bed acute care psychiatric facility which provides inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adults and older adults diagnosed with psychiatric and dual disorders. At the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, the multidisciplinary staff includes experienced professionals in nearly every facet of behavioral health care. This allows the provision of truly customized and highly specialized treatment tracks, as well as programs for the dually diagnosed.