Power Session: Mindfulness as Therapeutic Intervention
Judson Brewer, MD, Director of Research; Nicholas Olendzki, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate; Madeleine Charney, MS LIS, Research Services Librarian
In this presentation, experts from UMASS will discuss mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention. Presenters will talk specifically about how mindfulness is used as a therapeutic intervention in mental health and substance abuse treatment and lead the group through a mindfulness exercise as well!
Activist Librarian II: Engaging in LGBTQ Cultural Competencies
Juan Carlos Vega, Activist Librarian & Information Consultant
This session will explore librarian's role as health activist and real information facilitator, current LGBTQ health disparities and realities affecting ATOD use, cultural competencies in working with LGBTQ communities, and non-traditional health resources available for LGBTQ communities.
Creating a SALIS Legacy: Building an ATOD Archive with Knowledge for All
Sheila Lacroix, Barbara Weiner, Meg Brunner, SALIS Members
This session will provide an update on the vision, goals, and current status of the SALIS digitization project, a publicly-available collection of digital ATOD books and documents, both academic and popular press, hosted by the Internet Archive.
Misperceptions and the Misused Language of Addiction: Words Matter
Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM,
Boston University School of Public Health
Despite recognition as a health condition, terminology related to addiction used in both layperson and scientific publications is often inaccurate and stigmatizing. This presentation will look at national and international efforts now afoot to encourage the use of terminology that can improve accuracy, reduce stigma, and even improve care.
Bibliotherapy: A Brief Tour of Mental Health Literature from Early Asylum Libraries to Graphic Novels
Len Levin & Matthew Noe, Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School
This presentation will trace the development of bibliotherapy and mental health over the past 200 years and will showcase some of the recent graphic medicine resources that are now available.
Reaching Military Veterans with an Evidence-Based Online Intervention for Problem Drinking and PTSD Symptoms
Eric Helmuth, Boston University School of Public Health & VA National Center for PTSD
VetChange.org is a free self-guided online intervention that helps veterans cut back or stop drinking, and learn to manage PTSD symptoms without relying on alcohol. Find out what our team has learned as we built VetChange from the ground up.