Community Outreach and Engagement

 

At LivingRite, The Center for Behavioral Health, we have a desire to expand our mission by reaching out and serving those in our community. We believe that doing so not only helps serve the community as a whole but also the individuals that form it.

In order to fulfill our goal of serving the community, LivingRite is pleased to offer, at no cost, presentations and trainings on a variety of topics related to mental health, overall wellness, and the field of psychology and social work. We offer outreach services for Professionals-in- Training, as well as Education for Professionals and the Community. Please see below for more details:

Professionals-in-Training

The goal of offering this service is to help recruit the next generation of counselors, social workers, and psychologists into the helping profession. We understand that the graduate school process can be a daunting one, and we hope to help demystify the process for students and instill hope that one’s career goals can be achieved.

Getting Into Graduate School

We are happy to come talk with groups of students interested in learning more about the graduate school decision/application process for individuals interested in becoming:

      • Psychologists
      • Social Workers
      • Clinical Counselors

We can also discuss the following:

      • Differences between the various professions and degrees (e.g., Ph.D. vs. Psy.D., Masters degree in Counseling vs. Social Work)
      • What are typical graduate school requirements for each profession?
      • What are some of the various options regarding job functions and job settings for each profession?

Education for Professionals and the Community

The goal of offering this service is to provide education on issues related to mental health. There are many individuals suffering from mental health disorders and problems who do not obtain services for a variety of reasons. We hope to provide a link between the community and appropriate mental health care. For example, we can discuss with staff at an OB/GYN clinic what to look for when assessing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and inform staff of how to identify appropriate referrals.

Education on topics in Mental Health

      • Mood Disorders (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder)
      • Anxiety Disorders (e.g., Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety)
      • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma-Related Disorders
      • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and OCD-Related Disoders (e.g., Skin- Picking Disorder, Hair-Pulling Disorder)
      • Panic Disorder
      • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
      • Eating Disorders
      • Substance Abuse
      • Process Addictions (e.g., Gambling)
      • Co-Dependency
      • Self-Harm
      • Neurodevelopemental Disorders
      • Child Therapy

Special Topics in Mental Health (for on-going support groups and/or community groups)

      • Grief
      • Goal Setting
      • Crisis Management
      • Self-Care
      • Stress Management
      • Healthy Habits
      • Healthy Relationships
      • Body Image
      • Self-Esteem
      • Communication Skills
      • Conflict Resolution
      • LGBT considerations
      • Cultural Competence
      • Bullying

 

Brittany

For questions and/or to schedule a service, please contact our Community Outreach and Engagement Liason, Brittany Male, MSW, LCSW at Brittany.Male@LivingRite.org or at 779.777.7335.

 

 

 

 

 

**Please note that these services do not substitute mental health therapeutic services. Presentations and trainings are meant to be educational in nature and not a therapy service or therapy group.

DeKalb Office • Sycamore OfficePingree Grove Office • Ph: 779.777.7335 • F: 815.758.8441 • Contact.Us@LivingRite.org