Mental Health Webinars

Join us to learn more about mental health and well-being

McLean Hospital recognizes the need for reliable and helpful mental health resources. With this in mind, we have dedicated the time of our staff to ensure we are making free resources available for the public and professionals in hopes of promoting healthy individuals and communities.

If you have an idea for a webinar, please submit them to us by emailing Scott.

Please Note: Continuing education credits (CME, CEU) are not available for these webinars.

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Apply ACT Principles to Your Daily LIfe

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is difficult for many to understand because it’s not how we typically think about or approach problems. ACT focuses on six psychological processes that are believed to be at the core of our struggles and mental well-being.

One major benefit of ACT is psychological flexibility, but the journey can be challenging to many. With this flexibility, though, folks encountering difficult times—mental condition or not—can better adapt to whatever life throws their way.

Join us as Jason Krompinger, PhD, facilitates an open conversation about ACT, discusses its effectiveness beyond OCD treatments, and answers questions about how through the psychological processes of this therapy, we can all become more mentally flexible.

Join us: Thursday, July 22 @ 3pm EDT

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Encore: Ask Me Anything – LGBTQ+ Mental Health & COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately pummeled LGBTQ+ communities, leaving a population already vulnerable suffering even deeper through health issues related to bias, access to care, and mental health. Many feel as if they have lost support through school and community closures, loss of jobs, and isolation from social groups.

In this previously recorded session, we talk with Jack Turban, MD, who answers audience questions about LGBTQ+ mental health and addresses the mental toll that COVID-19 has had on the community.

If you missed this session last time, you can sign up now to join our encore airing of this webinar!

Join us: Thursday, July 29 @ 11am EDT

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Decoding and Demystifying Dyslexia

Dyslexia is far more common than many realize, affecting nearly 10% of the population. Many folks with the condition may see words or letters differently. But dyslexia doesn’t just impact reading and, if unaddressed, can affect a person’s learning abilities and self-esteem.

So how can we make a complex condition feel less complicated to everyone involved in its management?

Join us as Roberto Olivardia, PhD, explains what causes the challenges in learning to read and spell written words, shares ways to recognize the signs of dyslexia, provides tales from personal experience to help with condition management, and answers audience questions about dyslexia.

Join us: Tuesday, August 3 @ 11am EDT

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Reducing the Impact of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is often misunderstood and can be easily missed—or misdiagnosed—by experts. While many of us have come to believe that folks with DID jump between personas and personalities, a very small portion of those with the condition actually exhibit this behavior. The fact that symptoms can be easily missed without training can lead experts to treat the accompanying conditions, but not DID itself.

So if dissociative identity disorder is rarely outwardly expressed, how can we support those who are silently battling the condition? How can we better understand DID to help destigmatize it and its co-occurring mental conditions?

Join us as Dr. Milissa Kaufman explains the symptoms and impact of dissociative identity disorder, highlights why it may be difficult to recognize DID, and answers audience questions about tips for coping with dissociative disorders.

Join us: Thursday, August 12 @ 3pm EDT

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Experts cover topics such as:

  • The relationship between diet and mental wellness
  • Child and teen mental health
  • Managing stress and burnout
  • Supporting loved ones with conditions including depression and borderline personality disorder
  • LGBTQ mental health
  • Many, many more

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Let’s Change Attitudes About Mental Health

Interested in hosting a lecture with a McLean clinician? Would your school or organization benefit from our mental health curriculums? Is your organization ready to partner with us to fight mental health stigma?

From community events to continuing education courses for mental health professionals, McLean is here to provide education support to students, health care professionals, and the public.

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