Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sierra Tucson to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sierra Tucson.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Event Registration

Measurement-Based Care: The Importance of Why, the Integrity of What, and Significance of How (1 CE Webinar)

Sierra Tucson Webinar

Thursday, June 25th   10:00 a.m. PST, 11:00 a.m. MST, 12:00 p.m. CST, 1:00 p.m. EST

1 CE Credit available. This webinar is complimentary.

 Click here to register! 

Reporting valid outcomes is a major imperative in the behavioral health care field; using objective data to track the impact of care, treatment, or services offers many benefits to patients, their clinicians, and the facilities in which treatment occurs.  Progress and outcome data derived through standardized instruments may be used to inform goals and objectives, monitor individual progress, and inform decisions related to individual plans for care, treatment, or services. Although patients may experience and report their growth and improvement through their subjective experience as a result of therapy, receiving objective data concerning their progress can meaningfully contribute to their sense of treatment efficacy, and pave the way for “next steps” on their therapeutic life journey.

From an organizational level, the implementation of data collection using standardized and validated assessments can build a repository of bio-psycho-social functioning that will provide information of programmatic efficacy and aggregate patient progress. Additionally, analyzing the multifactorial nature of veritable integrative mental health approaches through systematic and robust multivariate statistical analyses, will provide deeper insight into the mediational, interactive, and predictive nature of treatment and its outcomes. Such data can be utilized to inform organizational performance improvement efforts and to evaluate outcomes of care, treatment, or services provided to the population(s) served.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain the rationale for the importance of measurement-based care into clinical practice.
  • Identify 3 challenges related to implementing a concurrent outcomes process.
  • Describe at least 2 appropriate methods to analyze outcome data from the individual to aggregate levels.

Antoinette Giedzinska, PhD -Director of Applied Neuroscience & Outcomes

Antoinette Giedzinska, PhD, also known as Dr. Antoinette, received her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California, where her training emphasized behavioral medicine, clinical research, and neuropsychology. She has authored several scientific publications addressing psychological correlates of cancer quality of life, program development, and patient treatment decision-making. Her enthusiasm as a scientist/practitioner is not only to support and educate patients toward resiliency, quality of life enhancement, and stress reduction and management, but also to continue one of her passions in life, which is to be part of multidisciplinary teams that collaborate on integrating cutting-edge modalities aimed to enhance the mind-body connection.

Dr. Antoinette began working at Sierra Tucson in 2008 providing psychometric assessment and interpretation, in addition to developing psycho-educational curricula for Sierra Tucson’s Pain Recovery Program. During 2009, she created and implemented the bio/neurofeedback program into the Sierra Tucson treatment process, utilizing integrative psychoneurophysiological therapeutics and evaluation. In 2014 Dr. Antoinette accomplished the restructuring of Sierra Tucson’s Psychology department so that comprehensive psychological profiling became part of standard care for all admitting Sierra Tucson patients. This has provided tremendous opportunity for each patient to explore deeper understanding and insight into their self-exploration, as well as offer key feedback to enhance and tailor Sierra Tucson treatment planning. During Dr. Antoinette’s oversight of psychology, she also pioneered the Post-Doctoral Fellowship program, which offers a one-year full-time fellowship to pre-licensed clinical psychologists.

In her new role as Director of Applied Neuroscience and Outcomes, Dr. Antoinette will continue to oversee the bio/neurofeedback program and TMS, and to expand the offerings of cutting-edge neuromodulatory therapeutics as part of Sierra Tucson’s integrative care model. As for measurement-based care, an initiative that Dr. Antoinette spearheaded back in 2015, she will undertake the expansion of the measurement-based care and outcomes initiative to evaluate patient progress throughout the treatment trajectory as well as various time-points after discharge; this initiative will further strengthen patient understanding of their mental health progress, deepen therapeutic alliances, and to support the Sierra Tucson mission to be the exemplar in best mental health practices.

Agenda:

10:00-10:50 am (PST) – Live interactive webinar

10:50-11:00 am (PST) – Q&A Session

 

This is a Sierra Tucson Live interactive webinar Co-Sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Attendees for this intermediate presentation are behavioral healthcare professionals in private practice, treatment program clinical directors/staff, community agencies and various mental health disciplines.

Please contact Karen: karen@rcassidy.com  with any education credits requests.

For registration, questions, or concerns, please email SierraTucsonOutreach@SierraTucson.com.

CE Information - 1 CE Offered

  1. Certificates are available following course completion at ceuregistration.com
  2. There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must attended the entire seminar, and complete an evaluation in order to receive a certificate.

No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 1 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (1) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes social Workers.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (1) hours.

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 1 contact hours Live online.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (1) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes MFTS and Counselors.

IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (1) hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (1) contact hours. Live online.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (1) contact hours. Live online.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (1) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 1 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (1) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (1) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (1) hours general. Expires 1/31/2021.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (1) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (1) contact hours

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.