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Community Outreach & Events

Outreach will focus on communications, partnerships and organizational synergy to increase workforce relevance, enrollment, community partnerships and grant funding opportunities.

Working with Couples and Families, Risk Management with the Suicidal Patient, and Legal and Ethical Issues Presented by Retirement
APA Trust Risk Management Ethics Workshop
Presented by Amanda D. Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP

This program is cosponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and The Center for Behavioral Health Professions and Workforce Development at Rivier University. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. These credits are also accepted by the State Board of Mental Health Practice for all New Hampshire licensees. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Telebehavioral Health Training for Certification: Essential Legal, Ethical, Technical, & Clinical Best Practices
Presented by Marlene Maheu, Ph.D.

This program is cosponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and The Center for Behavioral Health Professions and Workforce Development at Rivier University. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. These credits are also accepted by the State Board of Mental Health Practice for all New Hampshire licensees. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

September 14 and 15, 2018



Recent Events

Prevention, Treatment & Recovery: Rethinking our Response to the Opioid Crisis
Brought to you by the Departments of Criminal Justice and Psychology at Rivier University in collaboration with the NH Association of Criminal Justice Educators
Hosted at Rivier University

A series of presentations and panel discussions will explore the depth of the current opioid crisis and the work by public health, criminal justice, and other professionals to combat it. New Hampshire leadership, public health, education, judicial, and recovery professionals, and substance use disorder clients in recovery, will speak on crucial issues and engage workshop attendees in discussion. Individuals are invited to participate in the entire program or attend individual panel discussions.

For more information click here

Friday, April 13, 2018

Know & Tell: No Excuse - End Abuse
Presenter: Stephanie Arroyo, Education Coordinator & Training Specialist, Granite State Children’s Alliance
Hosted at Rivier University

The Granite State Children’s Alliance (GSCA), the Chapter Organization for the network of NH Child Advocacy Centers, is excited to receive the support of Rivier University, to further support our critically important initiative - KNOW & TELL through education and training.

KNOW & TELL is a public responsibility movement to educate all NH adults to KNOW the signs of abuse and TELL responsible authorities when they recognize them. At the completion of training, each participant will:

• KNOW the signs of child abuse
• LIMIT the barriers to reporting child abuse
• RESPOND to disclosure/outcry of abuse
• TELL in response to mandated reporting laws and policies
• PARTNER with your local Child Advocacy Center

For more information click here

April 5 and April 10, 2018

Rivier Presents: Dr. Goodman
Guest Speaker: Daisy Goodman, CNM, WHNP, DNP, MPH
Hosted at Rivier University

Join us for a workshop presented by Dr. Daisy Goodman on medication assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders and the DATA waiver process. This educational session will review the pathological process associated with substance use disorders in women, and the role of women's health providers in identifying and facilitating treatment; as well as an overview of the process of applying for a DATA waiver.

For more information click here

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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New England Doctoral Student Conference
Hosted at Rivier University

Join us on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 for the 5th Annual New England Doctoral Student Conference (formerly Doctoral Conference on Leadership and Learning). Hosted by Rivier University, this conference welcomes all doctoral students, in any stage of their journey, to meet and share their experiences, questions and lessons learned along the way.

For more information click here

Saturday, March 17, 2018
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"Cursing in Nursing" : The Rationale Behind the Behavior and Strategies on How We Can Change our Thinking to Improve the Work Environment
Hosted at Rivier University
Guest Speaker Amanda Fay, MSN, RN

Learn to evaluate and improve communication in healthcare settings. Workshop activities will focus on developing an awareness of language, how it affects us, and its effect on patient safety with special emphasis on the physiological effects of profanity. Strategies for changing practice in the workplace will be explored, understanding that better language helps create a more supportive environment for both nurses and patients. At the conclusion of this activity learners will be able to utilize strategies to enhance well-being, professionalism, safety, and respectful communication in the healthcare setting.

Disclaimer: Strong language will be used for demonstrative purposes.

For more information click here

February 5, 2018

Congresswoman Annie Kuster Leads Discussion On Opioid Epidemic
Hosted at Rivier University

Congresswoman Annie Kuster, the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, held a roundtable discussion with leadership from Rivier University's Center on Behavioral Health Professions and Workforce Development and local healthcare professionals. The discussion focused on the opioid epidemic and initiatives to enhance resources to address the crisis. Congresswoman Kuster presented information on the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force's 2018 legislative agenda and her upcoming workforce development legislative priorities.

For more information click here

January 24, 2018

NAMI Suicide Prevention Training for Young Adults
Hosted at Rivier University

Connect is a designated National Best Practice Program that trains professionals and community members to prevent and respond effectively to suicide.

This two day, 12 hour training will be co-facilitated by young adults ages 18-25, specifically FOR young adults ages 18-25!

After this training, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the stigma associated with behavioral health issues and how it prevents people from seeking help.
2. Identify signs of behavioral health risk, be able to openly talk with people about your concerns, and connect them to resources.
3. Understand how mental health and substance misuse issues can increase suicide risk in an individual.
4. Increase awareness of behavioral health resources, including those for substance use treatment and recovery.

For more information click here

January 19 and 20, 2018

NH Behavioral Health Conference and Public Policy Summit
Diamond Sponsor

The Summit will be a two-day long conference that will bring together non-profit leaders, health care providers, clinical staffs, licensed professionals and public policy advocates in the mental health and substance use disorder communities. The goal is to bring the behavioral health community together in a single forum where shared public policy goals, professional development, and meaningful networking can occur.

For more information click here

November 6-7, 2017

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