CADS Annual Meeting and Dinner Reception at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix

10/20/2023 • 1 CEUs
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Please join us for the CADS Annual Meeting, CE program and networking dinner.

Take advantage of 20% off the room rate at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix by using this link.

Putting on Your Oxygen Mask First 
Self Care, Mental Health Tips, and Managing Workplace Stress 
In this session, author, standup comic, and mental health specialist Joshua Rivedal will discuss the importance of how to be healthier helpers at work while investing in our own mental health and self-care. Rivedal will discuss recognizing and helping patients and colleagues in distress, including: risk factors, signs and symptoms of suicidal thinking, and how to deescalate and intervene if a patient or colleague is in emotional crisis or expressing signs of distress. Rivedal will also discuss some basics of workplace mental health, coping and stress management strategies, how to cultivate resilience, change management, and tips for self-care. The session will integrate storytelling, light standup comedy, discussion and will also end with a Q&A between Rivedal and attendees.

As a result of Rivedal’s session, attendees will learn:
  • Tips for self-care
  • The basics of mental health and mental illness (and how to cope)
  • Stress management strategies
  • How to intervene effectively if a patient or colleague is experiencing difficulty, crisis, or severe emotional distress

Josh Rivedal:

Joshua Rivedal is the creator and founder of Changing Minds: A Mental Health Based Curriculum and The i’Mpossible Project. He has a bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology, is trained in community counseling from the Southern California Counseling Center; human capital management with an emphasis in coaching from NYU; and the teacher’s edition of emotional intelligence at Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. He has spoken about suicide prevention, mental health, and workplace mental health across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. His original coursework on suicide prevention is taught in Washington State to various professions such as dentists, pharmacists, and occupational therapists. He wrote and developed the one-man play, Kicking My Blue Genes in The Butt, which has toured extensively throughout the world paired with suicide prevention education. His memoir The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah is on The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s recommended reading list. His second book, The i’Mpossible Project: Volume 1—Reengaging with Life, Creating a New You, debuted #1 in its category on Amazon in January 2016. There are currently five books in the i’Mpossible Project series. He is a co-author of three journal papers, one on the trajectory of the survivor of suicide loss, another on the art of living with chronic illness, the third on surviving trauma. He has a certificate in food, nutrition, and health from Community College of Philadelphia. Joshua practices Taekwondo and achieved the rank of 1st degree black belt. He is a standup comic and cook, and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


6:00pm-6:45pm: Cocktail Hour & CADS Annual Meeting
6:45pm- 7:30pm: CE Program
7:30pm- 10:00pm: Dinner Reception on the Rooftop Deck


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