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Using Zoom for Teletherapy
We are now able to offer many of our services remotely. A picture is worth a thousand words, so when possible, we use Zoom to connect with video. We use an encrypted version of Zoom that is compliant with healthcare privacy laws. Sessions are never recorded without a specific signed consent from the client and/or their caregivers, and any recorded

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Team building in the era of COVID can be a little challenging. Most meetings happen via Zoom. We have new staff members who have never met their colleagues in person.  No more pot luck birthday lunches. But staff find a way.  One of our teams, who used to socialize outside of work regularly, is hosting a Zoom party this week.  To make sure

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Registration for the 8th Annual Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Conference is now open! Each year, the Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute features local Alaskan and national experts who share about the latest research and advances in the neurobiology of traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems, and clinical interventions for complex

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ACMHS Clinician Amber Chambers sees clients referred by AWAIC. Some are living in the shelter, and others are non-residential participants. She also provides services to caregivers of the children we see in our Child and Family Clinic who have experienced domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. Chambers is a licensed

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This month, we're highlighting several clients who submitted art to our virtual art show: Exploring Mental Health Through Art. Click on the picture below to access the art

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This group is open to all caregivers and adult clients who have children. Connections is a group that provides a safe, consistent place where our parents and caregivers can discuss life-stressors, self-care strategies, build social connections, and any additional topics suggested by group members. This group will provide a space where

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ACMHS is launching several new group services for Alaskans who are struggling with anxiety and stress brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak and extreme changes to normal routines. Services will be provided via an encrypted, HIPAA complaint version of Zoom video-conferencing. Connections Peer Support Group for Parents Tuesdays at 3-4 pm, beginning

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Self-care for Parents and Caregivers Thursday, April 16, 1 to 2 pm Presented By Mara Hill, MS, LPC and Meghan Magone, MA, LPC Registration Spoiler alert: Self-care isn’t all yoga and bubble baths. Sometimes it’s taking a deep breath, counting to three, and telling yourself that after this is over you’re going to dip into your secret

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New Adult Group: Distress Tolerance Thursdays, 11 am - 12 noon, beginning April 9 This tele-health group will teach skills to help quickly regulate strong emotional reactions, such as anxiety and anger. The group will also teach mindfulness activities. The group will follow the DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) model.  Open to

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Feeling overwhelmed?  Most everyone is.  We are here to help.  Our family therapy/parenting team is launching new telehealth services for parents who are stressed out and families who need support.  Available services include: Therapy for parents, children and adolescents A series of telehealth therapy groups dealing with:

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Last week, Anchorage and Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS/FCMHS) shifted most services to telehealth, using secure, encrypted Zoom video conferencing when possible. Telephone appointments are also being used. All needed forms for new and existing clients can be filled out and submitted securely through our website on a

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