State Health Plan and BlueCross BlueShield Made Simple
Friday, May 31 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fellowship Hall at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh
Let us know what burning questions you have about the State Health Plan and BlueCross BlueShield. Michelle Topal, 13-year private practice owner and advocacy committee chair of the North Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work, will lead a 90-minute Q&A for mental health providers to discuss changes to the SHP and BCBS, including Health Information Exchange/Health Connex. Come talk with peers and gain insight on these changes and how to plan your next steps.
NCSCSW members can attend free of charge. Nonmembers can pay $35 by 11 pm on Thursday, May 30 or $45 at the door.
Please note: This is an in-person meeting. There is currently no remote access. If remote attendance becomes available, we will update this description.
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Hardwired for Love and Survival: Why Working with the Body is Crucial for Healing Early Attachment Wounds
This 2-day workshop will offer a deep, thoughtful examination into the nature and origination of Early Attachment Patterns, citing publications by John Bowlby, Mary Main, Dan Seigel, Allan Schore as well as current cutting edge therapy approaches by Diane Poole Heller and others. We will learn what it means to be hard-wired for Survival as well as Loving/Bonding as we begin to understand the Insecure adaptations, and how to uncover the Healthy Secure attachment system. This course will invite greater compassion and understanding, as well as teach effective somatic strategies/techniques for this most vulnerable area of need in ourselves and our clients.
Emphasis throughout the program will be on the neurobiological underpinnings of attachment and trauma, using Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal System and other brain research. We will see how by accessing “hidden” implicit body memories of early relating we can make lasting changes in our adult clients with the right approach of timing, somatic awareness, sense of safety and attuned presence.
This program will include Lecture, Guided Imagery, multi-media learning and Interactive Practice Breakouts.