Mental Health in the Workplace Series

Session 3 – October 19, 2022

Topic: Substance Use and Addiciton in the Workplace

 

Presenters:

Timothy Fong, MD, UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience, UCLA Gambling Studies Program, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative

Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA, DLFAPA, DFASAM, Physician at Unum.

 

Learning Ojectives and Presentation titles TBD.

 


Session 2 – April 27, 2022

Topic: Behavioral Factors of COVID-19 in the Workplace

 

Presenters:

Keith Caruso, MD, FAPA, Forensic Psychiatrist. Presentation:“Mental Health in the Workplace: COVID-19 and Psychiatric Disorders”

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify high-risk groups and common diagnoses for COVID -19 pandemic related psychiatric illnesses.
  2. Identify psychiatric responses to mask and vaccine mandates.
  3. Identify the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in the psychiatric patients and the general population.

Robert Bilder, PhD, ABPP-CN, UCLA Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology; Chief, Division of Psychology; UCLA Geffen School of Medicine; Semel Institute for Neuroscience at UCLA; Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. Presentation: Dimensions of Psychological Well-Being in the Workplace: Life in the Time of COVID-19”

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe at least two components of psychological well-being.
  2. Describe at least two ways to increase psychological well-being.
  3. State at least two ways that psychological well-being has been impacted by COVID-19.

Agenda

10:00 – 10:05am : Welcome, Introductions, Overview | Dr. Ed Alvino, Dr. Taha Ahmad, Dr. Pouran Faghri

10:05 – 10:45 : Keith Caruso, MD, F.A.P.A, Forensic & General Psychiatry

  • Mental Health in the Workplace: COVID-19 and Psychiatric Disorders

10:45 – 11:25 : Robert Bilder, PhD, Chief of Psychology and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry * Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology | UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior

  • Dimensions of Psychological Well-Being in the Workplace: Life in the Time of COVID-19

11:25 – 11:55 : Q&A Moderators – Dr. Ed Alvino, Dr. Taha Ahmad, Dr. Pouran Faghri

11:55 – 12:00 : Closing Remarks


 

Series Overview:

Depression, anxiety, and substance abuse can result in interpersonal conflict, workplace
violence, reduced productivity, lost work time, and many other problems. This webinar series
will cover different topics quarterly.

Expect topics on:

  • How productivity is affected by mental health and how to promote mental health in the
    workplace
  • Recognizing behavioral health impairments and promoting a healthy degree of focus in the workplace
  • Lifestyle factors that influence behavioral health
  • Overcoming COVID-19 related anxieties
  • Mental Health on work impairment among nurses during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Early recognition and appropriate related therapy to maintain productivity in the workplace
  • Employer and employee rights
  • And much more!

Goals and Objectives

This webinar series will:

  • Define the scope and the impact of behavioral health conditions in the workplace.
  • Explain the extent to which behavioral health conditions compromise an employee’s productivity, absenteeism, and cost.
  • Discuss the behavioral health conditions that most commonly contribute to issues in the workplace.
  • Evaluate utilization of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology in the outlined patient population.
  • Present programs that have successfully addressed early, safe return to work, workplace health and safety, and appropriate accommodation.

Webinar Series Learning Objectives*:

By the end of the sessions, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of behavioral health conditions on both the employer and the employee.
  2. Recognize behavioral health conditions that commonly limit an employee’s productivity.
  3. Summarize available programs shown to increase productivity and decrease absenteeism in
    employees with these conditions.
  4. Review the appropriate treatment that may promote the most appropriate, safe return to work.
  5. Formulate workplace accommodations that may facilitate and maintain a successful return to
    work/stay at work.

* Each presentation will have its learning objectives


Who Should Attend?

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, industrial hygienists, safety professionals; and accommodations, disability and human resources specialists, employers, supervisors, union representatives and members of health and safety committees.


Symposium Planning Committee

Edward C. Alvino, MD, Chief Medical Officer, UNUM

Taha M. Ahmad MD, MPH, FACP, Chief of Service, Occupational Health Services
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City

Pouran D. Faghri, MD, MS, FACSM, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health at University of California, Los Angeles

Alya Khan, MD, MS, Occupational Medicine Residency Program Director, University of California,
Irvine


Session 1 – September 21, 2021

Topic: Optimizing Mental Health in the Workplace

 

Presenters:

Karen Miotto, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles; Chair, UCLA Physician Wellness Program and Medical Staff Health Committee

Robert C. Larsen, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Occupational Psychiatry, Oakland, CA & Retired, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine

 

Agenda:

10:00 – 10:05 am : Welcome, Introductions, Overview | Dr. Ed Alvino & Dr. Taha Ahmad

10:05-10:45 : Karen Miotto, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles

  • Mental Health in the Workplace: Presentations and System Solutions

10:45-11:25 : Robert C. Larsen, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Occupational Psychiatry

  • Wounded Workers: Victims, Victors & the Very Fortunate

11:25-11:55 : Q&A Moderator(s) – Dr. Ed Alvino & Dr. Taha Ahmad

11:55-12:00 : Closing Remarks

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify common mental health disorders in the workplace
  • Define evidence-based approaches to improving employee mental health
  • Explain tactics for leading multiple generations in the workplace
  • Identify a range of human responses that include victimization but also post-traumatic growth, resilience rather than impairment, forced adaptation in the difficult/impaired employee, and unexpected positive outcomes brought forth by selective advocacy.

 


Other Registration Options

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