Education and Training
Renewing of the Mind (ROM)
ROM is a free class for community clergy, pastoral leaders, and members of faith communities with a heart for mental health. This class supports those with a desire to increase community mental wellness with a particular focus on promoting physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness for people of color. The course covers many topics related to mental health, including the referral process, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence, and much more. Pastoral leaders, lay health ministers, or congregation members are often best situated to promote mental wellness in their congregations and reduce the stigma of mental illness in their faith communities.
Class Info and Registration
Classes start September 28, 2019 and are on the 4th Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Register by September 16 at www.bit.ly/renewing2019. For 2019, we will be taking ROM out into the community. A calendar of future locations will be distributed at the first session. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (585) 275-3571.
Our 2019 ROM brochure can be found here.
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Brown Bag Summer Series
Brown Bag Summer Series takes place when the academic Grand Rounds recess for the summer, and is more acutely focused on diversity learning and awareness. Community partners are welcome to not only join, but also to present. Thus, the Summer Series relies heavily on partnerships throughout and beyond the University. For more information, call (585) 275-3571.
Community Scholars Award
In 2016, Rev. John Walker, MDiv, PhD, joined Psychiatry to advance his scholarship in mental health and to open up the curriculum and training the UR offers to community voices. In partial completion of this award, Dr. Walker led a course on Poverty and Mental Health that is now available for viewing:
Safety and Violence Education
Mental health professionals often work with patients who have risk factors for violence. The goals of this training are to disseminate experiences derived from work with dually diagnosed patients from Project Link, a nationally recognized Assertive Community Treatment team located in Upstate New York. Learn more about Safety and Violence Education.