Conference Information

2022 Conference Schedule


Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Services


PRIDE Month Presentations

Registration is required.
 All registrants will be sent the sign-in information the day prior to the presentation.

Free (tuition and CE/CME credits) for UPMC staff. All others only pay for CE/CME credits. 

Click on either link for each presentation.


Eating Disorders in Trans and Non-binary
Youth and Young Adults 

Dana Rofey, PhD, FTOS, FAED (she/her/hers) and 
Emil K.  Smith, MSW, LCSW (they/them/theirs)

June 22, 2022
12:00 to 1:00 PM
2022 PRIDE Month – Eating Disorders in Trans and Non-binary Youth and Young Adults | UPMC – Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
Clinical Homicide & Aggression Management Practices for Inpatient, Outpatient, & Nontraditional Settings
Herberman Conference Center
August 18, 2022

At this time only open to UPMC WPH employees from inpatient and outpatient departments. Please check with your supervisor before registering. 

Save-the-Date for Upcoming UPMC/WPH 2022 Conferences!
Mark your calendars!
Details and additional conferences will follow!
Supporting Individuals with Complex Physical and
Behavioral Health Needs

Virtual Event
September 23, 2022

2022 TransPride Pittsburgh Health and Wellness Conference 
Virtual Event
October 6-8, 2022

12th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference
Cumberland Woods Conference Center
October 13, 2022

39th Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference
Virtual Event
November 18, 2022
Ethics Training 
Virtual Event
Date: TBD (prior to license renewal on Feb. 28, 2023)



Other UPMC Events


Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Senior Services: 

Ageless Wisdom Train the Trainer
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 8 am EST
Registration is required a week ahead of time in case training supplies need to be sent out.

Ageless Wisdom is an interactive and experiential geriatric sensitivity training program. The objectives of the program are to: identify and experience normal changes as we age, identify and experience changes as a result of disease and disability associated with the aging process, discuss golden rules that outline strategies to manage the changes, and help the audience to view aging as a positive experience.

Ageless Wisdom offers a Train the Trainer opportunity in which individuals can become Trainers to present Ageless Wisdom to other individuals, such as an in-service training for staff members.

For questions or to register, contact UPMC Senior Services: 866-430-8742 or
Finding Our Way Through Grief and Loss
Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 1 pm EST
Register here
Grief is a natural response to the various losses we experience in life — including the loss of our sense of “normal,” connections with family and friends, and other challenges we have faced in the pandemic. In this webinar, we will discuss the impact of loss and explore ways to care for ourselves and support others.

For questions, contact UPMC Senior Services: 866-430-8742 or

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The Recovery Is Community NWPA 2022
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Virtual Conference Series

Enjoy a variety of sessions throughout the month of June
The attached flyer provides a schedule of sessions and presenters, with links to each session. Choose from these valuable topics, save the dates on your calendar, and share with others who may benefit or be interested.
Free CE/CME are available to attendees (continuing education credits/continuing medical education credits)
Thank you for supporting education to increase awareness of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), including information about support systems to help mitigate the impact of NAS on infants and families. Learn about resources to enhance care coordination for substance-impacted families and promote understanding of recovery during pregnancy and postpartum.
Please reach out with any questions. We hope to see you in June! 
Angela Morton, M.A.
Consortium Director, HRSA-RCORP Implementation Grant
UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor

                                  T: 814-449-3089                                

This conference will help increase awareness of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), provide information on how to support systems to help mitigate the impact of NAS on infants and families, and information about naloxone to prevent overdose. Resources to promote care coordination for substance-impacted families and understanding of recovery during pregnancy and postpartum will also be provided.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 22 • 11 a.m. to noon
Treatment Court: A Team Intervention to Support
Recovery and Stability

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Brad Delenko, BA, Erie County Probation Officer
Michelle Dushole, MEd, C.A.S., Erie County Office of
Children and Youth
Sarah Barthelmes, MS, NCC, Erie County Care Management
Donna Checchio, BS, Erie County Office of Drug and
Alcohol Abuse

Wednesday, June 29 • 2 to 3 p.m.
Motivational Interviewing: Practices from the Heart
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Antoine Douaihy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry &
Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;
Senior Academic Director of Addiction Medicine
Services, Western Psychiatric Hospital; Director,
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship of University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Free CME credits. Free CEU credits are available from Mercyhurst University for nursing, and free continuing education credits for LSW/LCSW/LPC/and LMFTs and AMA are available. The requirements for continuing education credits include attendance of at least 50 minutes of the hour session and completion of the corresponding evaluation.

Participants are encouraged to enter their name and email address in the chatbox to verify their attendance. There will be a link to a Microsoft evaluation posted in the chat near the end of the session. Please complete this evaluation within one week to receive your certificate of completion of this session. Certificates will be sent to your email address. For CME credit, there will be a code in the chatbox. Participants will be reminded of the requirements and will review the CME process following the presentation.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,000,000 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.



 (Course code: 652Z)

Friday, July 15, 2022
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Virtual event (see below for registration link)

Session Overview:

Understanding how early traumatic experiences impact child and adolescent development, identity, and behavior is critical to providing quality mental health care. This training will explore the impact of child trauma on brain development, personality, relationships, and behavior. It will also provide a detailed discussion regarding how early attachments impact mental health and the influence of intergenerational trauma on child and family functioning. This training is appropriate for all mental health professionals working with children and adolescents.

Teri Pentz, MS, LPC, NCC, IMH-E®–Infant Mental Health Mentor (Clinical) Supervisor, Behavioral Health Therapy
Theiss Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma, UPMC Western Behavioral Health

Online registration is required to participate.
UPMC Staff – Please register at:,LpoBRc5TU06cdlPfSaYSgg,p0QpW 8dTbUyXobiv0PNYlw,k989ze5Bakuh9-bgXM9wzA,WXftmL0h- USn_hDIu3fG6w,UCgkzBgaekSMqypqnCdJwQ?mode=read&tenantId=8b3dd73e-4e72-4679-b191- 56da1588712b 

Non-UPMC participants – Please register at:
There is no cost to attend the event. Those seeking Continuing Education Credits will pay a $30 certificate fee, payable to Education and Consultative Services at Please include the course name and code when paying. See below for details of available credits. Questions, concerns or inquiries regarding registration may be directed to Patrick Webster at or 412- 439-8580.

Continuing Education: This program is approved to provide 3.0 clock hours of continuing education for social workers, psychologists, nurses (General CEU credits), counselors, and certified peer specialists


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Free Suicide Prevention
Gatekeeper Training
All seats are filled. Will keep you updated if additional trainings are offered. 


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