How Social Workers Can Help Primary Care Providers Better Understand Symptomology and More Effectively Treat Patients



How Social Workers Can Help Primary Care Providers Better Understand Symptomology and More Effectively Treat Patients 

Friday, January 5th, 2024

9:00am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Alison Franklin, LCSW

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
The need for psychiatric care is growing at an exponential rate. Wait lists are long and resources in rural communities are sparse, making it difficult for our clients to receive proper medication management. Many primary care providers are trying desperately to fill that gap. However many disorders, such as Bipolar and ADHD, can be difficult to properly diagnosis. This leaves the patient and the provider frustrated. Social workers can help! Reaching out and sharing diagnostic impressions or the results of an evidenced-based tool, such as the PHQ-9, can help these providers better understand symptomology and more effectively treat shared patients.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe ways to effectively communicate with a primary care provider
2. Explain how to better differentiate between Bipolar, MDD, PTSD, ADHD and GAD
3.  Identify common medications used to treat depression and anxiety and how they may be the cause for some of the symptoms the client is seeking treatment for 
4. Describe ways to best administer evidenced-based tools, such as the PHQ-9, MDQ and ASRS

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Alison Franklin, LCSW has been presenting to colleagues across NYS and nationally on a variety of topics such as DBT, supervision and leadership, and self-care since 2012. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, has extensive experience in crisis management and clinical supervision, and for several years was also an adjunct Social Work professor for Keuka College. She currently is employed by Oneida Health, and owns her own private practice. 



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January 5th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00