The seminar series will aim to engage the NIH community in thought-provoking discussions to challenge what we think we know and to think critically about our role in today"s research environment. There is increasing attention to presenting potential benefits and harms of treatments and lifestyle choices in a balanced and transparent way. Prof. Spiegelhalter will discuss some proposals for how this might be done, focusing on alternative ways in which numbers and graphics may be used, and emphasizing the role of interactive animations and videos. Recent research on public preferences and understanding of different formats strongly suggests that one size does not fit all, and a range of alternative presentations may be appropriate.


Dr. Collins will discuss why behavioral interventions are important in many areas of public health, for example, smoking cessation, drug abuse prevention, treatment of obesity, management of heart failure symptoms, and promotion of physical activity. Behavioral interventions are typically developed and evaluated using a treatment package approach, in which the intervention is assembled a priori and evaluated by means of a randomized controlled trial (RCT). In this talk, she will review an alternative approach called the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST), an engineering-inspired framework for developing, optimizing, and evaluating behavioral interventions. MOST includes the RCT, as well as other empirical steps aimed at intervention optimization. Dr. Collins proposes that MOST offers several benefits, including the possibility of engineering behavioral

Objectives

  • Define learning
  • Identify assumptions about adult learning
  • Explore ways to motivate learners
  • Review learning styles
  • Learn a new skill to use in community outreach, family education and therapy groups to improve learning

Objectives:

  • Define life skills and why they are important
  • Describe the different learning styles
  • Indentify the characteristics of each dimension of temperament
  • Discuss the levels of Maslow's heirarchy
  • Identify other characteristics which may yield specialized needs.

Objectives

  • Define learning
  • Identify assumptions about adult learning
  • Explore ways to motivate learners
  • Review learning styles
  • Learn a new skill to use in community outreach, family education and therapy groups to improve learning
LEARNER OBJECTIVES
  • Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Describe Individuals With FASD – Strengths, Difficulties, and Approaches
  • Explain Prevention and Risk Reduction Strategies
  • Review and Find Relevant Resources

LEARNER OBJECTIVES

  • The benefits of sunlight, oxygen, movement and endorphins on mood
  • How exercise can help mitigate depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, hyperactivity, bulimia/binge eating and addiction
  • Common mental health issues in the “average” population and their frequency
  • Common psychotropic medications and their side effects which may affect balance, coordination, reaction time and stamina
LEARNER OBJECTIVES
  • Define stigma and discrimination
  • Explore the protections under the ADA
  • List several ways our consumers are stigmatized or discriminated against
  • Identify ways to fight discrimination
LEARNER OBJECTIVES
  • Define Advocacy
  • Identify 5 methods for advocating
  • Discuss the ways in which you can advocate for your clients

LEARNER OBJECTIVES

  • Learn why HIPAA was created
  • Define Protected Health Information or PHI
  • Identify special requirements regarding transmission of Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Identify consumer rights with regard to their PHI


LEARNER OBJECTIVES

  • Learn why HIPAA was created
  • Define Protected Health Information or PHI
  • Identify special requirements regarding transmission of Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Identify consumer rights with regard to thier PHI
  • Explain what the Marchman act is
  • Define substance abuse
  • Explain the different types of admissions
  • List involuntary admission criteria
  • Describe the process for filing a petition for a Marchman act