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What Can We Learn from Crisis? Leadership, Post-Traumatic Growth and COVID-19
Our nation is experiencing a collective traumatic event, yet how we each manage this time will determine its individual and collective long-term impact. Explore the concept of post-traumatic growth and how to harness it to emerge from this crisis in a positive direction, both personally and professionally.

Questions? Contact KC Wu at KCW@TheNationalCouncil.org

Sep 24, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Joe Parks, MD
Medical Director and Vice President, Practice Improvement @National Council for Behavioral Health
Dr. Parks was the chief clinical officer for the Missouri Department of Mental Health and Medicaid Director where he led a statewide transformation of the health care delivery system. Under his leadership, both primary care and Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) Health Homes saw improvements in medication adherence, quality-of-care and general health indicators, and reductions in emergency department visits, hospitalizations and total cost of care. As medical director for the National Council for Behavioral Health, Joe brings an unequalled depth of experience to consulting clients and is the power behind the National Council's Medical Director Institute and their groundbreaking publications. Joe engages with organizations to implement evidence-based medicine and data-driven care, pharmacy quality improvement and utilization management, health management, Medicaid financing, value based purchasing and health care policy.
Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT
Director, Trauma-Informed Services @National Council for Behavioral Health
Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT, has more than 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field as both a clinician and administrator. She has worked in a range of clinical settings from treatment foster care and in-home treatment programs to outpatient mental health, private practice and community-based adult services to a variety of residential settings for children and adults. In all these settings, she has provided direct clinical services and provided clinical supervision and direction in all of those areas. Before joining the National Council, Guroff was COO of a large mental health provider in Montgomery County, MD, where she oversaw and directed implementation of trauma-informed care practices across the entire agency. She was also the clinical supervisor at behavioral health clinic in Columbia, MD.