The County of Fresno Presents: Introduction to Mental Health and Spirituality
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Live in person-location: Fresno, CA
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
This training is intended to introduce mental health staff from the County of Fresno’s Behavioral Health (as well as contract providers) to the connection between mental health and spirituality. It will provide the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s policy and practice context for exploring this connection and begin a dialogue about the assessment and integration of spiritual interests of clients for their wellness and recovery in the County of Fresno. Participants will be informed of supporting research and surveys demonstrating the importance of spirituality in the lives of consumers and family members. This course will train behavioral health staff on the LACDMH’s Parameters for Spiritual Support to assist staff on assessing, integrating and supporting spiritual interests of clients for their recovery and wellness.
Leticia Ximénez, Psy. D., is currently part of the Office of the Director (OOD) of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
(LACDMH), where she has worked for almost 13 years. Dr. Ximénez assists with LACDMH’s Spirituality Initiative Programs, including: the contractual and programmatic oversight of the Clergy and Mental Health Roundtable Program; the development and rollout of the Spiritual SelfCare Manual and Toolkit: Empowering People for their Recovery and Wellness Journey and the Starting the Conversation: Mental Health and Spirituality Scripted Vignette Manual; the creation and presentation of Mental Health Academy (MHA) courses and LACDMH Parameters for Spiritual Support training; the creation and presentation of the spirituality and mental health trainings and capacity building of LACDMH staff; the consultation of LACDMH’s annual Mental Health and Spirituality Conference and Faith-Based Advocacy Council monthly meetings. She coordinates and executes the Department’s annual employee recognition process and event, including serving as the chairperson of the Department’s Honors Committee. Dr. Ximénez functions as the OOD representative on the Los Angeles County Health Agency Workgroup on Access to Culturally Appropriate and Linguistically Competent Programs and Services and DMH stakeholder meetings, such as: Cultural Competency Committee (CCC), which she has co-chaired for 6 years, System Leadership Team (SLT), Underserved Cultural Communities (UsCC) Leadership Team, UsCC Latino Subcommittee, Countywide Quality Improvement Team, and Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Implementation Team. She coordinates the Department’s participation in recognition opportunities offered county, state, and nationwide and coordinates opportunities to recognize award winners, including coordinating with LACDMH’s Public Information Office (PIO) to obtain publicity internally and externally for award recipients. Dr. Ximénez assists with managing community relations projects and assists the Department in its interactions with the Quality and Productivity Commission (QPC) by serving as the Department’s Productivity Manager. She also serves in the Los Angeles County Productivity Managers Network (PMN) Executive Committee as Training and Education Co-Chair and Trainer.
Participants will be able to:
- List the distinction between spirituality and religion.
- Reference research outcomes supporting the inclusion of spirituality in health and mental health care.
- Describe components and application of a spirituality assessment tool.
- Understand how spirituality offers comfort or value for individuals diagnosed with mental illness.
- Discuss the interconnectedness of culture, spirituality and religion as part of cultural competency and wellness/recovery.
- Engage in a dialogue about more effective use of spiritual competencies in client care.
- Identify clinical concerns of addressing spirituality and how to move past concerns when appropriate, and allow for spirituality to be included in client care.
- Explore professional opportunities to integrate spirituality in behavioral health services
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