Hello and welcome to the OAMHP,
I hope that this message finds you safe and well and I’m wishing everyone a Happy 2021!
As we enter the new year and take pause to reflect on all that 2020 has been, I am writing to share some of OAMHP’s current news and events.
We made it through 2020 with you and want to express our sincerest thanks for your engagement with us. As your association, we strive to continue to be a professional resource, connector, and comrade. I hope we have and will continue to meet your needs as mental health professionals.
Just as we have shifted our mindsets from “crisis” to “adaptation” in our working environments to meet the needs of our clients, we continue to listen to your feedback and adapt our offerings to help address your needs as professionals. We hope that our ongoing professional development activities and opportunities remain a small constant in an ever-changing world.
We are pleased to report there has been an overwhelming response to the 6 Peer Circles we are running in partnership with the CRPO as part of our professional development opportunities. We are currently exploring ways to meet the demands.
In late February, we will host the Beck Institute for a CBT for Anxiety workshop. This 2-day experiential workshop will provide instruction, demonstrations, and practice opportunities for using CBT to treat anxiety disorders.
This past year, we negotiated with Beck so that OAMHP members save on the cost of becoming Beck Certified through their online Essentials of CBT course where you can learn the fundamentals of the Beck Approach to CBT from the leading clinicians in the field to encourage excellence in CBT.
OAMHP is also happy to share the pilot partnership with Adler Graduate Professional School that allows members to register for Adler’s Online Clinical Supervisor Training course at a special rate that has been extended to March 31st 2021. This course examines the supervision relationship, including evidence-based measures for evaluation, and common themes that emerge during clinical supervision.
As an association, OAMHP continues to offer certification, which comes with its own unique set of professional benefits and which I encourage you to explore further.
Your feedback over the coming year is invaluable to us. As always, I encourage you to speak up, be active and get involved. We will be reviewing the feedback you have already shared through the membership renewal questionnaire.
I look forward to hearing from you.