Upcoming Provider Education

Beyond Burnout: Research Driven Methods to Treat and Prevent Burnout


Presented by Danielle Wayne, LCSW, LISW
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST | Webinar | Cost: Free
1 CEU for LSW, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, and LCPC professionals.

Webinar objectives:

  • Understand what burnout is and the impact of burnout outside the workplace on individuals.
  • Discuss the possible causes of burnout, at individual and organizational levels.
  • Understand how to treat burnout, from an individual perspective, if we’re already feeling burnt out.
  • Learn strategies to try to prevent burnout from happening in the first place, on an individual level.

About the presenter:

Danielle Wayne (she/her), LCSW, LISW, has worked in local inpatient psychiatric hospitals for far longer than she’d like to admit, which caused her own burnout. She then switched to outpatient community mental health work, where she found that burnout still existed for clinicians, but in a different form. That’s why Danielle not only advocates for her clients to practice self-care but for her fellow helpers as well. Danielle now runs her own online private practice, where her focus is working with anxious millennials in Idaho, Iowa, and North Dakota. She also has a YouTube channel, where she discusses how mental health shows up in video games. When Danielle isn’t helping her clients, she’s spending time with her partner and stepkids and playing video games.

Empower Idaho trainings approved to offer CEUs for LSW, LMSW, LCSW through the National Association of Social Workers also qualify for CEUs for LMFT, LPC, and LCPC.

Learn more at: apps.dopl.idaho.gov/DOPLPortal/BoardAdditional.aspx?Bureau=COU&BureauLinkID=130

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing


Presented by Kyle Davis, PhD
Friday, October 15, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST | Webinar | Cost: Free
2 CEUs for LSW, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, and LCPC professionals.

As a result of this presentation participants will be able to:

  • Understand definition of motivational interviewing
  • Understand factors associated with behavior change
  • Understand how common communication styles in healthcare affect behavior change

About the Presenter:

Kyle Davis (he/him), PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in clinical health psychology and behavioral sleep medicine, including cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. He has specialized training in mood and sleep disorders, chronic pain, weight management, and in primary care mental health integration. Dr. Davis earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Davis currently practices at St. Luke’s Clinic: Lifestyle Medicine in Meridian where he provides individual and group treatments for insomnia and teaches Lifestyle Medicine participants skills to change thought and behavioral patterns to live healthier lives.

Empower Idaho trainings approved to offer CEUs for LSW, LMSW, LCSW through the National Association of Social Workers also qualify for CEUs for LMFT, LPC, and LCPC.

Learn more at: apps.dopl.idaho.gov/DOPLPortal/BoardAdditional.aspx?Bureau=COU&BureauLinkID=130

We are currently developing our Provider Education for 2021. Please check back soon for upcoming education opportunities!

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Archived Webinars

Note: You will be redirected to a registration page after recording links below are selected. Please take a few moments to register to gain access to our recordings. Thanks!

New Pathways: Brief and Effective Interventions for Addressing Chronic Pain

Presented by Ashely Greenwell, PhD, HEC-C

Watch the archived webinar

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Reducing Stress and Preventing Burnout for Idaho’s Family Caregivers
Presented by Chelsea Smith and Marilyn Borup Sword, MPA

Webinar Objectives:

  • Review information on the current status of caregiving in the U.S. and Idaho, and the typical challenges caregivers face.
  • Identify respite options available in Idaho, and the impact it has on caregiver wellbeing.
  • Learn about a free, evidence-based resource that aids in stress reduction and helps prevent caregiver burnout.

About the presenters:

Chelsea Smith is a Communications and Project Coordinator for the Family Caregiver Navigator project, with the Center for the Study of Aging at Boise State University. She has a background in educational nonprofit program management and marketing outreach. She has worked as a producer in video production and digital storytelling before finding her home in Higher Ed. Chelsea has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota and began her career working in social services before moving into education and marketing.

Marilyn Borup Soup has been a consultant on disability and aging issues in Idaho for more than 40 years. She previously served as Executive Director of the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities and has consulted on various long-term care, care coordination, and caregiver issues since 2013. She currently coordinates the Idaho Caregiver Alliance (ICA) and provides consultation to the ICA’s Family Caregiver Navigator Project. Marilyn is a graduate of Boise State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

View the webinar with subtitles

Treatment on the Reservation: Assisting Native Populations with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Presented by Chris Rawlings, LMFT-1636, ACADC-172

Webinar Objectives:
-Getting started; addressing being Caucasian and working with tribal members.
-Researching culture and creating a greater understanding to assist with connection.
-Explore ways to earning trust with and understandably cautious population.
-Discuss expectations for both therapist and client.
-Gain a greater understanding of multi-generational trauma and the impact on the clinical process.
-Address the family system and family participation.
-Utilizing self care in order to be most effective in session.

This webinar is intended for behavioral health providers.

Chris Rawlings, LMFT-1636, ACADC-172, takes great pride in being a local to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, though he has lived and traveled literally around the world.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in Health Promotion and Wellness.  After a decade of work experience he continued his education at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington obtaining a master’s degree in Systems Therapy.  Boundary Count is the home of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho.  Chris has had the opportunity to engage tribal members in treatment for the past 10 years through private practice, and for the past 2 years has worked through the tribal clinic on contract to assist tribal members with substance use and mental health disorders.  Chris’ theoretical orientation focuses on family systems as well as working with substance use disorders in a client centered, strength-based approach.  Chris, along with his wife and fellow therapist Treva Rawlings, established Rawlings Community Counseling in 2010.  Chris and Treva reside in Bonners Ferry with their dog Skylar where they enjoy being active in the outdoors.

View the archived webinar

Health at Every Size’s Ⓡ   Role in Healthcare
Presented by Danielle Basye, RD, LD, RYT-200

Webinar Objectives:
-Understand Health at Every SizeⓇ principles
-Identify and understand weight neutral terminology
-Understand Health at Every SizeⓇ misconceptions
-Learn evidenced based interventions to combat weight stigma
-Understand the psychological and physiological effects of dieting
-Understand research outcomes from Health at Every SizeⓇ

Danielle Basye, RD, LD, RYT-200, is an Anti-diet dietitian and registered yoga teacher. She graduated with her undergraduate degree at University of Idaho and is working towards completing her graduate degree in Science of nutrition at Idaho State University. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and maintains her yoga registration with Yoga Alliance. Danielle is a Boise native and naturally enjoys spending as much time as she can outside. When she isn’t working on fighting diet culture you can find her reading a good book or watching a 90’s sitcom. You may find Danielle on Instagram at @_gentlynourished_

View archived webinar here.

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Men in 2020
Presented by Kyle Davis, PhD

Join us for this free online education opportunity in celebration of Father’s Day presented by Psychologist, Dr. Kyle Davis. This webinar was designed for Behavioral Health Providers.

Attendees can expect to gain an understanding of the following:
-Understand differences in prevalence of mental health conditions associated with gender
-Learn how culture may influence presentation of mental health conditions in men
-Learn how postpartum depression can affect men
-Understand role male gender may play in coping with mental health
-Learn how to adapt treatment approaches to better fit men’s needs

Kyle Davis, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in clinical health psychology and behavioral sleep medicine, including cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. He has specialized training in mood and sleep disorders, chronic pain, weight management, and in primary care mental health integration.
Kyle earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kyle currently practices at St. Luke’s Clinic: Lifestyle Medicine in Meridian where he provides individual and group treatments for insomnia and teaches Lifestyle Medicine participants skills to change thought and behavioral patterns to live healthier lives.

View archived webinar here.

Aging and Behavioral Wellness for Providers
Presented by Natalie Nathan

Join Empower Idaho for this free webinar where we will explore aging and behavioral health. Social isolation and loneliness in older people poses multiple health risks, both physical and mental. How are we in Idaho working towards a goal of overall wellness for seniors, specifically their behavioral health? We will overview the work of the Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging in combating senior isolation and loneliness, focusing on how this work can be replicated throughout all of Idaho.

Natalie Nathan has spent the past five years serving seniors in Southwest Idaho. She is currently the Special Projects Manager at the Area 3 Senior Services Agency. Prior to the switch to the “Living Well” programs, Natalie worked as a long-term care ombudsman, advocating for residents’ rights and finding new ways to improve the lives of the residents in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. Natalie graduated in December of 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion and Programming with an emphasis in gerontology, and has a passion for educating seniors on ways to live well, so that they can have a long term quality of life. In her spare time, you can find her out on the water, up in the hills, whipping up something tasty in the kitchen or behind a microphone, singing her heart out.

View archived webinar here.

Impact of Military Culture on Veterans’ Mental Health Treatment
Presented by Melissa Kremer, PhD

This webinar overviewed military culture and its impact on veteran mental health. The lens of military culture can shapes not only the veterans approach to treatment, but also how the symptoms manifest in their life. This webinar covered several common diagnoses, such as major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder, and discuss symptoms presentations that are common in veterans. It also touched on treatment considerations for this population to allow us understand how to better treat those who have served our country.

About the Presenter: Dr. Melissa Kremer earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Adler University in 2012, with a concentration in trauma psychology. She completed her doctoral internship at the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her research, clinical interests and areas of expertise include trauma psychology, military psychology, end of life concerns and evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD. She is currently PTSD Clinical Team provider at the Boise VAMC, and has been there since 2011. She also serves as the Telemental Health(TMH) lead for Boise Behavioral Health, and provides training and consultation around TMH for providers. She volunteers with several organizations in the Treasure Valley.

View archived webinar here.

Behavioral Health with LGBTQIA+ People Webinar: 101 Terms and Skills
Presented by Jen Moore, MA Coun., LPC & Gabrielle Davis, MPH, RRT, CHES

Striving towards increased multicultural competence, this workshop will cover basic/101 information with the hopes of helping clinicians increase their knowledge of LGBTQIA+ language/terms while exploring heteronormativity and cisgender normativity and the privileges of living within one or both of those worlds. Through this increased competency, participants will work towards the goal of learning how to create safer spaces while supporting and celebrating the resilience of those they work with within the Queer community.

About the presenters:
Jen Moore, MA Coun., LPC, she/her and they/them: earned her Graduate degree in Counselor Education from Boise State University and now works within the Treasure Valley as a full time Licensed Professional Counselor and part time Counselor Educator. Jen runs her own private practice with the guiding principles of social justice, equity, and advocacy. Jen is currently Secretary of the Idaho Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling and served as Past President of the Boise State University’s local chapter of Counselors for Social Justice.

Gabrielle Davis, MPH, RRT, CHES, she/her: earned a Masters in Public Health in 2016 and is the co-coordinator for Youth Alliance for Diversity (YAD) in Boise. She is going into her third year in the Addictions Counseling Program at Boise State University. Gabrielle and her wife Samantha moved to Boise from the Midwest in August of 2016. She currently works as the COPD Educator and Nicotine Cessation Program Coordinator for St. Luke’s and as the Safer Space Training Coordinator for the Idaho Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling.
View archived webinar here.

Perinatal Behavioral Health Webinar
Presented by Rachel Root, PhD

In this training, Dr. Root covers a general overview of perinatal mental health, including the primary psychiatric disorders seen in the perinatal period, treatment considerations, and risks of untreated perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Rachel Root is a Licensed Psychologist living and practicing in Boise, ID. Dr. Root is the director and a direct patient care provider at Treasure Valley Psychology in Boise. She currently serves on the specialist panel for ECHO Idaho, a community outreach program aiming to increase knowledge of behavioral health to rural medical providers throughout the state of Idaho. Dr. Root has been working in mental health for over 15 years, in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient hospital settings, residential treatment centers, and outpatient clinics. For the last several years, her primary treatment focus has been with pregnant and postpartum individuals, aiding them in their transition to parenthood and addressing mental health struggles that arise during that time. Dr. Root believes very firmly that change is possible and that each individual possesses the power to improve their lives, through education, desire, and support.

View archived webinar here.

College Student Mental Health and Resiliency Webinar
Presented by Gregg Henriques, PhD

This webinar covers the current state of mental health in college students, specifically “The College Student Mental Health Crisis” (CSMHC), possible causes of the CSMHC, including reasons why emotional resilience might be down, and an approach to psychological mindfulness that fosters the adaptive processing of negative feelings.

About the presenter:
Dr. Gregg Henriques is Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University, and core faculty member in the APA-Accredited Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical-School Psychology. Dr. Henriques received his Master’s Degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont. He also completed several years of post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania under Aaron T. Beck. Dr. Henriques teaches courses in personality theory, personality assessment, social psychology, and integrative adult psychotherapy. Dr. Henriques’ primary area of scholarly interest is in the development of a new unified theory of psychology, which offers a new scientific humanistic philosophy for the field. Dr. Henriques has published a book (A New Unified Theory of Psychology) and numerous scholarly articles on this work. Dr. Henriques is also a regular blogger on Psychology Today (Theory of Knowledge). Dr. Henriques is currently utilizing his system to systematically study character and well-being, social motivation and emotion, and to develop a more unified approach to psychotherapy. Dr. Henriques is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia.
Nicotine Cessation and Behavioral Wellness
Presented by Gabby Davis, MPH, RRT-ACCS, NPS, TTS
At the conclusion of this webinar, the behavioral health provider will be able to:
1. recognize the prevalence of nicotine addiction in people with mental health conditions.
2. describe the relationship between nicotine addiction in people with substance abuse disorders.
3. discuss evidence-based practices specific to Idahoans that promote cessation and/or prevention of nicotine addiction.
For over a decade, Gabrielle Davis has been a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) practicing in Michigan, Illinois and Idaho. Gabrielle received a Master’s in Public Health from Grand Canyon University and is currently a student in the graduate counseling program (addictions cognate) at Boise State University. Currently, Gabrielle is employed at a local hospital as the COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) educator and Inpatient Nicotine Cessation Program Coordinator. In this position, she leads a team of RT’s in providing nicotine cessation education to every patient in the hospital who reports using nicotine (chewing, vaping, smoking, etc.). Gabrielle is designing processes and programs within the community to provide Nicotine Support groups throughout the Treasure Valley for people with nicotine addiction. She is also the facilitator for the Better Breathers Club in Boise which supports people and caregivers with chronic lung diseases (largely correlated with nicotine product usage).
Compassion Fatigue 
Presented by Patricia Smith
This webinar provides a basic understanding of compassion fatigue, its symptoms, causes and how to begin the healing process. Comprehensive information is presented as to how compassion fatigue originates within the caregiver so s/he forms a higher level of awareness. Viewers are provided a list of symptoms associated with the syndrome in order to recognize them in themselves and others, as well as strategies for managing compassion fatigue in their personal and professional environments. Resources are provided to participants at the end of the presentation in order for them to continue educating themselves about compassion fatigue.
Healthy Sleep Webinar
Presented by Kyle Davis, PhD
This presentation is for consumers and is designed to help participants understand the relationship between behavioral health conditions and sleep and what they can do to make their sleep as healthy as possible. More specifically, you will explore how sleep disorders can develop and use this information to explain how strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can be used to obtain healthy sleep. Dr. Davis is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in clinical health psychology. He joined St. Luke’s Idaho Pulmonary Associates in April 2016 where he specializes in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Motivational Interviewing Clinical Training
This 2-day training will focus on the principles of Motivational Interviewing and the application of those principles in a variety of settings. This training is open to anyone working in the human services/helping fields. Because of the interactive nature of this training, seating is limited. Please register early to ensure your seat at the table.
Diabetes and Mental Health
Presented by Amy Walters, PhD
Social, emotional, and behavioral factors significantly impact diabetes management. In this webinar Dr. Walters will discuss how psychosocial factors can help or hinder diabetes management and teach participants healthy ways to cope effectively with their diabetes. Amy Walters, PhD is a clinical health psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Health Services for St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Walters works with patients to address emotional and behavioral factors which negatively impact health and chronic disease management.
Expect Recovery
Presented by Neil Cambell
Exciting things are happening in the behavioral health field as we shift the way services are delivered to people facing challenges with substance use disorders and mental illness, toward a system that recognizes both are preventable, treatable chronic health conditions requiring life-long, self-directed care. Recovery happens in communities where people can access the supports that help them and people with lived recovery experience are an essential voice in helping their peers get and stay well. This webinar provides a clear and concise explanation with easily understandable examples of how to refocus services and supports toward a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC). We will talk about the value of a strengths-based approach to working with peers that helps to identify “what’s right”, what helps and challenges us to always expect recovery for everyone.
Changing the Language in Our Field – How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder and Why
Presented by Hannah Rose
Words matter, they are a key component of persuasive communication. Regardless of the audience, topic, industry or mode of communication, leaders use language to influence someone’s mind in order to achieve a certain result. Within any field, language is ever evolving and often without any intention can marginalize and lower the status of the population served. Words can bring up a host of imagery that may not be desirable and can perpetuate stigma. Unfortunately, some words or phrases that we have used in this field for years although not deliberate, have had a negative effect on both those we serve, their families and the general population. In this webinar, we will consider certain words and phrases and the potential of negative interpretations. We hope to inspire a shift in the way we talk about Substance Use Disorder by deliberately choosing to speak (and write) words and phrases that are empowering and inspire a more thoughtful and vocal image that conveys clarity, understanding and stigma reduction.
Individual Level Behavior Change Strategies to Promote Physical Activity, by Kyle Davis, Phd

Upcoming National Provider Activities

We welcome ideas and partnerships to bring opportunities to your area! Feel free to email us about activities you may be interested in or take our survey to share your ideas!

Behavioral Health Consumer is a person who receives or has received behavioral health services. The term was coined by people who use behavioral health services to empower others with behavioral health concerns, suggesting there is a reciprocal contract between those who provide a service(behavioral health providers) and those who use a service(consumers). Consumers of behavioral health services can and do recover, live meaningful lives, and help each other with the recovery process. Empower Idaho recognizes that lived experience of behavioral health issues provides a crucial source of insight that is of value and must be respected.

Upcoming Consumer Educational Activities

Please stay tuned for upcoming Consumer Educational Activities.

Archived Webinars

Note: You will be redirected to a registration page after recording links below are selected. Please take a few moments to register to gain access to our recordings. Thanks!

“Un-shaming”: Essential to Recovery from Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs by Dr. Bob Weathers
Dr. Weathers, addiction specialist and life coach, shares his research on navigating recovery from addiction without shame, while tying in the nuanced physiological changes that occur in the brain during addiction. This webinar is for anyone who has been touched by addiction personally, through a family member, through a friend, or in a professional setting.

A highly regarded educator, recovery coach, author, public speaker, and university administrator, Dr. Bob Weathers holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an M.A. in religious studies. Over the course of his professional career, “Dr. Bob” has provided tens of thousands of hours of therapeutic counseling and recovery coaching to satisfied clients. He has also committed the past 35 years to teaching, training, and inspiring graduate-level mental health providers at several southern California universities.
View “Un-shaming” archived recording here.

Healthy Sleep Webinar Presented by Kyle Davis, PhD
Dr. Kyle Davis helps viewers understand the relationship between behavioral health conditions and sleep and what they can do to make their sleep as healthy as possible. More specifically, he explores the theoretical model for how sleep disorders develop and uses this information to explain how strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can be used to obtain healthy sleep. Strategies reviewed include: sleep efficiency therapy, stimulus control, sleep hygiene, and cognitive restructuring. Viewers will gain a basic understanding of how insomnia develops and how strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can help treat insomnia and comorbid behavioral health conditions.
View Healthy Sleep Webinar archived recording here. 
Healthy Sleep PowerPoint Dr. Davis

My Journey with Jon: A Tale of Creating Hope and Optimism and Decreasing Stigma, Presented by Helen Teresa “Trez” Buckland, PhD, MEd
Learn how to describe four strategies for decreasing stigma from the perspective of a family member of an individual with serious mental illness. Learn how to describe how those four strategies lead to an increase in hope, optimism and increased productivity, and learn how to identify ways you can incorporate each strategy into your own practice and/or personal life.

View My Journey with Jon archived recording here.

Diabetes and Mental Health, presented by Amy Walters, PhD
1 hr Webinar hosted by Empower Idaho
Social, emotional, and behavioral factors significantly impact diabetes management. In this webinar Dr. Walters will discuss how psychosocial factors can help or hinder diabetes management and teach participants healthy ways to cope effectively with their diabetes. Amy Walters, PhD is a clinical health psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Health Services for St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Walters works with patients to address emotional and behavioral factors which negatively impact health and chronic disease management.

View Diabetes and Mental Health archived recording here.

Expect Recovery, presented by Neil Cambell
1 hr Webinar hosted by Empower Idaho
Exciting things are happening in the behavioral health field as we shift the way services are delivered to people facing challenges with substance use disorders and mental illness, toward a system that recognizes both are preventable, treatable chronic health conditions requiring life-long, self-directed care. Recovery happens in communities where people can access the supports that help them and people with lived recovery experience are an essential voice in helping their peers get and stay well. This webinar provides a clear and concise explanation with easily understandable examples of how to refocus services and supports toward a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC). We will talk about the value of a strengths-based approach to working with peers that helps to identify “what’s right”, what helps and challenges us to always expect recovery for everyone.

View archived recording here.

Changing the Language in Our Field – How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder and Why, presented by Hannah Rose
1 hr Webinar hosted by Empower Idaho
Words matter, they are a key component of persuasive communication. Regardless of the audience, topic, industry or mode of communication, leaders use language to influence someone’s mind in order to achieve a certain result. Within any field, language is ever evolving and often without any intention can marginalize and lower the status of the population served. Words can bring up a host of imagery that may not be desirable and can perpetuate stigma. Unfortunately, some words or phrases that we have used in this field for years although not deliberate, have had a negative effect on both those we serve, their families and the general population. In this webinar, we will consider certain words and phrases and the potential of negative interpretations. We hope to inspire a shift in the way we talk about Substance Use Disorder by deliberately choosing to speak (and write) words and phrases that are empowering and inspire a more thoughtful and vocal image that conveys clarity, understanding and stigma reduction.

View archived recording here.

Do you have a specific presenter or workshop in mind? We’d be happy to do the leg work to bring behavioral health education and awareness to your community! Depending on the activity and required resources, we can help coordinate behavioral health trainings, workshops, and webinars for your audience. We welcome ideas and partnerships to bring opportunities to your area! Feel free to email us about activities you may be offering or that are of interest to you!

Behavioral Health Consumer is a person who receives or has received behavioral health services. The term was coined by people who use behavioral health services to empower others with behavioral health concerns, suggesting there is a reciprocal contract between those who provide a service(behavioral health providers) and those who use a service(consumers). Consumers of behavioral health services can and do recover, live meaningful lives, and help each other with the recovery process. Empower Idaho recognizes that lived experience of behavioral health issues provides a crucial source of insight that is of value and must be respected.

Upcoming Consumer Educational Activities

Please stay tuned for upcoming Consumer Educational Activities.

Archived Webinars

Note: You will be redirected to a registration page after recording links below are selected. Please take a few moments to register to gain access to our recordings. Thanks!

“Un-shaming”: Essential to Recovery from Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs by Dr. Bob Weathers
Dr. Weathers, addiction specialist and life coach, shares his research on navigating recovery from addiction without shame, while tying in the nuanced physiological changes that occur in the brain during addiction. This webinar is for anyone who has been touched by addiction personally, through a family member, through a friend, or in a professional setting.

A highly regarded educator, recovery coach, author, public speaker, and university administrator, Dr. Bob Weathers holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an M.A. in religious studies. Over the course of his professional career, “Dr. Bob” has provided tens of thousands of hours of therapeutic counseling and recovery coaching to satisfied clients. He has also committed the past 35 years to teaching, training, and inspiring graduate-level mental health providers at several southern California universities.

View “Un-shaming” archived recording here.

Healthy Sleep Webinar Presented by Kyle Davis, PhD
Dr. Kyle Davis helps viewers understand the relationship between behavioral health conditions and sleep and what they can do to make their sleep as healthy as possible. More specifically, he explores the theoretical model for how sleep disorders develop and uses this information to explain how strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can be used to obtain healthy sleep. Strategies reviewed include: sleep efficiency therapy, stimulus control, sleep hygiene, and cognitive restructuring. Viewers will gain a basic understanding of how insomnia develops and how strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can help treat insomnia and comorbid behavioral health conditions.

View Healthy Sleep Webinar archived recording here. 
Healthy Sleep PowerPoint Dr. Davis

My Journey with Jon: A Tale of Creating Hope and Optimism and Decreasing Stigma, Presented by Helen Teresa “Trez” Buckland, PhD, MEd
Learn how to describe four strategies for decreasing stigma from the perspective of a family member of an individual with serious mental illness. Learn how to describe how those four strategies lead to an increase in hope, optimism and increased productivity, and learn how to identify ways you can incorporate each strategy into your own practice and/or personal life.
View My Journey with Jon archived recording here.

Diabetes and Mental Health, presented by Amy Walters, PhD
1 hr Webinar hosted by Empower Idaho
Social, emotional, and behavioral factors significantly impact diabetes management. In this webinar Dr. Walters will discuss how psychosocial factors can help or hinder diabetes management and teach participants healthy ways to cope effectively with their diabetes. Amy Walters, PhD is a clinical health psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Health Services for St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Walters works with patients to address emotional and behavioral factors which negatively impact health and chronic disease management.

View Diabetes and Mental Health archived recording here.

Expect Recovery, presented by Neil Cambell
1 hr Webinar hosted by Empower Idaho
Exciting things are happening in the behavioral health field as we shift the way services are delivered to people facing challenges with substance use disorders and mental illness, toward a system that recognizes both are preventable, treatable chronic health conditions requiring life-long, self-directed care. Recovery happens in communities where people can access the supports that help them and people with lived recovery experience are an essential voice in helping their peers get and stay well. This webinar provides a clear and concise explanation with easily understandable examples of how to refocus services and supports toward a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC). We will talk about the value of a strengths-based approach to working with peers that helps to identify “what’s right”, what helps and challenges us to always expect recovery for everyone.

View archived recording here.

Changing the Language in Our Field – How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder and Why, presented by Hannah Rose
1 hr Webinar hosted by Empower Idaho
Words matter, they are a key component of persuasive communication. Regardless of the audience, topic, industry or mode of communication, leaders use language to influence someone’s mind in order to achieve a certain result. Within any field, language is ever evolving and often without any intention can marginalize and lower the status of the population served. Words can bring up a host of imagery that may not be desirable and can perpetuate stigma. Unfortunately, some words or phrases that we have used in this field for years although not deliberate, have had a negative effect on both those we serve, their families and the general population. In this webinar, we will consider certain words and phrases and the potential of negative interpretations. We hope to inspire a shift in the way we talk about Substance Use Disorder by deliberately choosing to speak (and write) words and phrases that are empowering and inspire a more thoughtful and vocal image that conveys clarity, understanding and stigma reduction.

View archived recording here.

Do you have a specific presenter or workshop in mind? We’d be happy to do the leg work to bring behavioral health education and awareness to your community! Depending on the activity and required resources, we can help coordinate behavioral health trainings, workshops, and webinars for your audience. We welcome ideas and partnerships to bring opportunities to your area! Feel free to email us about activities you may be offering or that are of interest to you!

Behavioral Health Consumer is a person who receives or has received behavioral health services. The term was coined by people who use behavioral health services to empower others with behavioral health concerns, suggesting there is a reciprocal contract between those who provide a service(behavioral health providers) and those who use a service(consumers). Consumers of behavioral health services can and do recover, live meaningful lives, and help each other with the recovery process. Empower Idaho recognizes that lived experience of behavioral health issues provides a crucial source of insight that is of value and must be respected.

Upcoming Consumer Educational Activities

Please stay tuned for upcoming Consumer Educational Activities.

Archived Webinars

Note: You will be redirected to a registration page after recording links below are selected. Please take a few moments to register to gain access to our recordings. Thanks!

“Un-shaming”: Essential to Recovery from Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs by Dr. Bob Weathers
Dr. Weathers, addiction specialist and life coach, shares his research on navigating recovery from addiction without shame, while tying in the nuanced physiological changes that occur in the brain during addiction. This webinar is for anyone who has been touched by addiction personally, through a family member, through a friend, or in a professional setting.

A highly regarded educator, recovery coach, author, public speaker, and university administrator, Dr. Bob Weathers holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an M.A. in religious studies. Over the course of his professional career, “Dr. Bob” has provided tens of thousands of hours of therapeutic counseling and recovery coaching to satisfied clients. He has also committed the past 35 years to teaching, training, and inspiring graduate-level mental health providers at several southern California universities.

View “Un-shaming” archived recording here.

Healthy Sleep Webinar Presented by Kyle Davis, PhD
Dr. Kyle Davis helps viewers understand the relationship between behavioral health conditions and sleep and what they can do to make their sleep as healthy as possible. More specifically, he explores the theoretical model for how sleep disorders develop and uses this information to explain how strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can be used to obtain healthy sleep. Strategies reviewed include: sleep efficiency therapy, stimulus control, sleep hygiene, and cognitive restructuring. Viewers will gain a basic understanding of how insomnia develops and how strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can help treat insomnia and comorbid behavioral health conditions.

View Healthy Sleep Webinar archived recording here. 
Healthy Sleep PowerPoint Dr. Davis

My Journey with Jon: A Tale of Creating Hope and Optimism and Decreasing Stigma, Presented by Helen Teresa “Trez” Buckland, PhD, MEd
Learn how to describe four strategies for decreasing stigma from the perspective of a family member of an individual with serious mental illness. Learn how to describe how those four strategies lead to an increase in hope, optimism and increased productivity, and learn how to identify ways you can incorporate each strategy into your own practice and/or personal life.

View My Journey with Jon archived recording here.

Diabetes and Mental Health, presented by Amy Walters, PhD
1 hr Webinar hosted by Empower Idaho
Social, emotional, and behavioral factors significantly impact diabetes management. In this webinar Dr. Walters will discuss how psychosocial factors can help or hinder diabetes management and teach participants healthy ways to cope effectively with their diabetes. Amy Walters, PhD is a clinical health psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Health Services for St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Walters works with patients to address emotional and behavioral factors which negatively impact health and chronic disease management.

View Diabetes and Mental Health archived recording here.

Expect Recovery, presented by Neil Cambell
1 hr Webinar hosted by Empower Idaho
Exciting things are happening in the behavioral health field as we shift the way services are delivered to people facing challenges with substance use disorders and mental illness, toward a system that recognizes both are preventable, treatable chronic health conditions requiring life-long, self-directed care. Recovery happens in communities where people can access the supports that help them and people with lived recovery experience are an essential voice in helping their peers get and stay well. This webinar provides a clear and concise explanation with easily understandable examples of how to refocus services and supports toward a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC). We will talk about the value of a strengths-based approach to working with peers that helps to identify “what’s right”, what helps and challenges us to always expect recovery for everyone.

View archived recording here.

Changing the Language in Our Field – How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder and Why, presented by Hannah Rose
1 hr Webinar hosted by Empower Idaho
Words matter, they are a key component of persuasive communication. Regardless of the audience, topic, industry or mode of communication, leaders use language to influence someone’s mind in order to achieve a certain result. Within any field, language is ever evolving and often without any intention can marginalize and lower the status of the population served. Words can bring up a host of imagery that may not be desirable and can perpetuate stigma. Unfortunately, some words or phrases that we have used in this field for years although not deliberate, have had a negative effect on both those we serve, their families and the general population. In this webinar, we will consider certain words and phrases and the potential of negative interpretations. We hope to inspire a shift in the way we talk about Substance Use Disorder by deliberately choosing to speak (and write) words and phrases that are empowering and inspire a more thoughtful and vocal image that conveys clarity, understanding and stigma reduction.

View archived recording here.

Do you have a specific presenter or workshop in mind? We’d be happy to do the leg work to bring behavioral health education and awareness to your community! Depending on the activity and required resources, we can help coordinate behavioral health trainings, workshops, and webinars for your audience. We welcome ideas and partnerships to bring opportunities to your area! Feel free to email us about activities you may be offering or that are of interest to you!