“Enhancing Resilience in the Exam Room”

Abstract

This interactive workshop will give clinicians a handful of newer and innovative stress management skills that they can teach their patients “on the fly”, as most of this skills can be taught in a few minutes or less. These skills can also be used for the clinician to reduce their own stress. A brief PowerPoint will be offered, and can be sent to the participant, but the workshop will be deployed in a practicum style. However, participation is not required.

Presenters

Daniel Mitchell, PhD
Clinical Psychologist,
Central Vermont Medical Center

Daniel Mitchell, PhD received his Bachelor of Science degree Cum Laude from SUNY Brockport in Brockport, New York. He was awarded both his MD in School Counseling and his PhD in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in counseling psychology, from Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Mitchell has practiced in the mental health field since 2002. He most recently worked as Director of Behavioral Health at the North Country Family Health Center in Watertown, New York. He is a Vermont state licensed psychologist. He is well versed in the treatment of many psychological conditions including: anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositionality, and the challenges of parenting difficult children. He also has extensive experience working with military families. Dan is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, empirically supported approaches to the treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. Mitchell also is well versed in teaching mindful meditation as a means of stress reduction.

“I have been waiting a long time to work at UVM Health Network- Central Vermont Medical Center, a medical facility I consider cutting edge,” Dan said. “I am excited to be working with Integrative Family Health medical director Dr. Jeremiah Eckhaus to create a model of care that integrates behavioral health services directly into the patient work flow. For the patient, this means he or she can see a psychologist during their appointment with their primary care provider. This can reduce the hardships of travel and taking time away from work, school and family and will result in a more collaborative and holistic approach to mental health and wellness.

Dan loves the outdoors and looks forward to gardening, hiking and cross country skiing.

(Biography credit for Daniel Mitchell goes to Central Vermont Medical Center)

Dan Mitchell presenting a stress management technique as part of a series of mindfulness techniques that he has uploaded to youtube. 
Katie Hall, FNP
Central Vermont Medical Center. 

Katie Hall is a family nurse practitioner at the Integrative Family Medicine- Montpelier. She sees both children and adults and is one of Central Vermont Medical Center’s biggest mental health champions.

Ms. Hall graduated from Wake Forest University and received her MSN at the University of Vermont. She is a Board Certified American Academy of Nurse Practitioner. 

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