LARNED — Larned State Hospital will host “Frontiers in Mental Health,” its 14th annual mental health conference, Aug. 7-9 in the Larned Community Center, Larned State Hospital Superintendent Bill Rein announced.
“This annual conference has become one of the premier behavioral health events in Kansas. We conduct this conference annually to aid the professional development of those working in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work and corrections, but it is open to anyone with an interest in mental health,” Superintendent Rein said.
LSH is the largest psychiatric facility in the state serving the western two-thirds of Kansas with nearly 1,000 employees and the capacity to treat more than 450 patients. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is responsible for administrative oversight of the hospital.
“Larned State Hospital has put together an outstanding lineup of speakers and timely, relevant topics. This conference will enhance the knowledge and treatment skills of all who attend, and help them to better care for the people we serve,” KDADS Secretary Tim Keck said.
For more information and to enroll in the conference, see: http://kdads.ks.gov/Frontiers-Mental-Health-Conference.
Topics to be addressed in-depth at the conference include:
• “The Relationship of the Post-Psychotic Adjustment Process to Recovery”
• “Healing Wounded Persons – A Psychiatric Perspective”
• “Best Practices in the Evaluation of Adjudicative Competence”
• “The Interrelatedness of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders”
• “Effectively Incorporating Daily Risk Management and Ethical Reasoning in Behavioral Health Settings”
Featured speakers at the conference will be: Dr. Walt Menninger; Dr. Mary D. Moller, DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAI; Dr. Patricia Zapf; Steve Denny, LSCSW, LCAC; and Dr. David Barnum, Ph.D., Diplomate of the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.