MPRO Behavioral Health Conference

May 16, 2018

Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center, Kehrl Auditorium

18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, Michigan 48152

Registration & breakfast: 8-8:30 a.m. | Event: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

In the wake of the opioid crisis, this conference will focus on an interdisciplinary approach to addressing and managing patients' pain and mental health concerns. This event is for healthcare professionals who have an interest in advancing and standardizing the behavioral healthcare across the continuum of care. 

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  • Monica Gonzalez Walker, MSA, R.N., NE-BC, Monica earned a B.A. in psychology from University of Michigan, a B.S. in nursing from Wayne State University and a Master’s in Administration with a healthcare concentration from Central Michigan University.  Prior to joining Michigan OPEN, Monica worked on the Michigan Surgical & Health Optimization Program (MSHOP) grant with Dr. Michael Englesbe at Michigan Medicine. MSHOP focused on empowering high risk surgical patients to partner in their care by training for their scheduled surgeries, thereby impacting their post-operative outcomes. Before joining Michigan Medicine, Monica’s work experience focused on emergency and pre and postoperative care, with several years in nurse management.

  • Denise Josey, M.D., is a board certified preventive medicine/public health physician and is currently the addiction fellow at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital. Dr. Josey also has a Master's Degree in human nutrition from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a Master's degree in public health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey  (now Rutgers University).

Continuing Education

Physicians, social workers and nurses will be eligible to earn 2.5 continuing education credits for this conference. Click here for more information. 

Attendees of this conference will also be eligible to earn 2.5 substance use counseling continuing education credits. 

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