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Newsletter | Fall 2023 Article 3 | South Central MIRECC

Free CE: SC MIRECC CBOC Mental Health Grand Rounds Archived Webinar Series on Strategies to Support Well-Being

SC MIRECC National CBOC Mental Health Grand Rounds webinars provide continuing education (CE) training on evidence-based practices, research, and new issues in mental health to VA clinicians who work with rural and underserved Veterans. An archive of recorded webinars includes three trainings that can help clinicians increase their knowledge of strategies to support well-being in VA.

One hour of CE per training is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and counselors (JA IPCE, ACCME, ANCC, APA, ASWB, NBCC, NYSED SW). Most webinars recorded in 2022-2023 also have ACPE for pharmacists. New webinars and recordings offer CRCC for rehabilitation counselors. To access the complete archive visit

Darwinian Medicine, Burnout, and Self-Compassion
Presented by Hector A. Garcia, PsyD
Recorded on February 9, 2023 | Expires March 2026

After the training learners should be able to articulate a working understanding of the phenomenology of occupational burnout, as defined by the research literature, and describe burnout’s relationship to clinical sequelae such as depression; think critically about burnout’s roots in our survival instincts, as they pertain to leadership behaviors and peer relationships, and self-compassion; and use the insights above to propose personal plans for identifying occupation burnout, and to develop burnout reduction/prevention strategies.

HeartMath: Building Resilience with the Intelligent Heart
Presented by Hyeji Na, PsyD
Recorded on February 10, 2022 | Expires March 2025

After the training learners should be able to define key concepts presented in the HeartMath interventions, including stress, HRV, and coherence; identify clinical improvement, as well as limitations, related to improving emotional self-regulation through HeartMath techniques; and apply three HeartMath techniques for practitioner self-care and for use with clients, with and without the use of biofeedback technology.

The Great Outdoors: Engaging with Nature for Mental Health
Presented by Austen R. Anderson, PhD
Recorded on October 13, 2022 | Expires November 2025

After the training learners should be able to identify empirical evidence linking nature engagement/exposure to mental health; describe the treatment components of “The Great Outdoors” behavioral intervention; and discuss the implementation and delivery of The Great Outdoors behavioral intervention.


Last updated: October 23, 2023