Trauma Informed Care Model
Primary care physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, substance use disorder professionals, or any clinic staff who support behavioral health services.
- Provide a definition of trauma that includes how trauma impacts individuals, communities, and the providers who serve them.
- Define "trauma-informed care" and the importance of integration of trauma informed principles into organizational culture and individual practices.
- Identify at least one strategy aimed toward integration of trauma informed principles in their work.
Case presentations are truly the core of every ECHO session. During each ECHO session each participant who chooses to present will gain access to unique feedback and questions from a wide range of peers and experts in an all-teach, all-learn modality. The ECHO session facilitator will moderate the case presentation and discussion portion of every session to ensure all participants have a change to engage in the peer-to-peer learning.
The Behavioral Health ECHO program supports primary care providers in the assessment and management of substance use and mental health disorders. The learning series will utilize the ECHO Model to train and support primary care team members, behavioral health professionals and case managers in treatment and management of substance use disorders, psychiatric illnesses and associated co-morbidities, with the goal to help enhance integrated care in identifying and treating these concerns in their patients.
This will be done by disseminating evidence based best practice care to improve patient outcomes in the form of didactic instruction as well as case discussions to enhance learning and improving quality of care opportunities.
Iowa is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area especially for treatment and management of behavioral health disorders. The Behavioral Health ECHO learning series will utilize the ECHO Model to train and support primary care team members, behavioral health professionals and case managers in treatment and management of substance use disorders, psychiatric illnesses and associated co-morbidities, with the goal to help enhance integrated care in identifying and treating these concerns in their patients. This will be done by disseminating evidence based best practice care to improve patient outcomes in the form of didactic instruction as well as the feedback provided by the hub team experts and peers during case discussions will enhance quality of care and consequently patient health outcomes.
Tiffany Conroy, MSW, LISW
Ms. Conroy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), with 10 years of experience in trauma-informed therapy and public health. Her approach therapy is an eclectic style that is client-centered, collaborative, that is aimed at helping clients to better understand their history and how those experiences are influencing their reactions and responses to situations of today, so that they can feel more empowered in their daily lives.
Ms. Conroy has training in several therapeutic modalities, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) & Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprograming (EMDR). She pulls from theories on attachment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, and public health to inform my work with clients.
Prior to joining Red Couch Counseling, Ms. Conroy worked in community mental health and a trauma-treatment program in Chicago for six years, specializing in complex trauma and survivors of violent crime. After returning to Iowa in 2016, she spent four years working in public health where she specialized in injury and violence prevention and response. Her years in public health enriched her clinical practice where she uses Social Ecological Model (SEM) to understand how people both interact with, and are affected by, factors at each level of the SEM: Individual (biological and personal history factors); Relationship (the close relationships that contribute to their experience); Community (the places and spaces in which people live, work, play, and learn); Societal (social/cultural norms, and the policies/practices of the broader society).
Gagandeep Lamba, MA, MS, MBA
Iowa Primary Care Association
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Primary Care Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live, online activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.
- Julie Baker, MPA, CHCEF, Planning Committee Member
- Bery Engebretsen, MD, Planning Committee Member
- Nicolas Foss, MS, IADC, BACC, ICGC-II, Planning Committee Member
- Gagandeep Lamba, MA, MS, MBA, Activity Director/Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
- Elizabeth Noble, Activity Coordinator
- Danielle O'Brien-Day, LMHC, CRC, Planning Committee Member
- Nicole Gastala, MD, Planning Committee Member
- Andrea Storjohann, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, CADC, Planning Committee Member
- Tiffany Conroy, MSW, LISW - Speaker
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have a conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
- Janice Landy, MD, Planning Committee Member - Does not have a conflict with a commercial interest company; however, does intend to discuss off-label uses of commercial products.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.50 AOA Category 2A
- 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.50 IBON