Mind-Body Medicine


Applying Systems Change to Integrative Health Care: How Ohio’s Wellness Management and Recovery (WMR) is Building Communities of Wellness and Transforming Health Care Service Delivery

Deborah Wilcox
Deborah Wilcox


Webinar – Wednesday, February 26, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Pacific

On February 26, 2014, at 5:30 PM Pacific, the Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine will sponsor a Webinar on Applying Systems Change to Integrative Health Care.  The presenter will be Deborah A. Wilcox, PhD, who is a member of the School of Mind--Body Medicine faculty. Dr. Wilcox is also the Founder and CEO of Confluency Consultants and Associates, a multicultural educational and organizational development consultancy. She is the lead consultant, and an educator and researcher for the Wellness Management and Recovery Coordinating Center of Excellence (www.wmrohio.org). Dr. Wilcox has practiced for over 20 years working with public and private sectors organizations, and has conducted professional development presentations on local, national and international levels. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of the National Wellness Institute (www.nationalwellness.org) and the Health Policy Institute of Ohio's Wellness and Prevention Collaborative (www.hpio.net).

This Webinar will appeal to a wide audience in behavioral health care, education, health and wellness coaching, and community mental health advocacy. It will examine how Ohio’s Wellness Management and Recovery (WMR), an emerging evidence-based  practice and technical assistance organization in integrated healthcare, has supported community-building at the individual, organizational, and community levels.  WMR promotes culturally appropriate, person-centered healthcare. Initial outcomes have shown that the WMR program facilitates holistic health, wellness and recovery among persons living with psychiatric, co-occurring, and/or drug and alcohol substance abuse disorders.

Participants will be introduced to the WMR Toolbox, a small group psycho-educational process inclusive of experiential learning. Throughout this Webinar participants will become more familiar with the core ingredients of WMR and building relationships across human differences though  applied multicultural competency.  Through this process, participants will gain a new understanding of their own personal wellness, tools for facilitating wellness for others, and learn about the WMR core competencies  for fostering systemic change in the area of  integrative health care service delivery. Following the presentation, there will be approximately 30 minutes for questions and discussion.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn the ethical best practices of Multicultural Competency in the context of health promotions and how applied cultural competence supports and fosters sustained wellness and recovery.
2. Participants will gain information on how the WMR Toolbox promotes group growth, personal transformation, and building relationships across cultural differences.
3. Participants will learn about the impact of mental health stigma, how it affects overall wellness and recovery, and tools for unlearning and interrupting stigma.
4. Participants will be able to identify tools for measuring health and wellness from a person-centered perspective.

Call-In Information:
Those interested in attending this videoconference may call 866-283-7550 for an audio connection. Then turn on your webcam and use the URL below to enter the Adobe Connect session. You may register as a guest, entering only your name, with no need for a password.

Link for the Adobe Connect Video session:  http://connectpro97871500.adobeconnect.com/mbmwebinarwilcox/

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