MyStrength:Wellness Self-Management for Behavioral Health Professionals-Training of Trainers


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Wellness Self-Management for Behavioral Health

Professionals-Training of Trainers


Donna Coulter, PhD, Gail Parker LMSW and Allison Smith, PMP Facilitator

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: Development Centers Inc, 19750 Burt Rd. Detroit MI, 48219


Abstract: This is an overview of evidence-based wellness self-management strategies for community mental health settings.  The workshop will review research on the health impact of wellness self-management programs, including PATH (Planned Action Toward Health), WRAP(Wellness Recovery Action Plan), WHAM (Whole Health Action Management), INSIGHT and myStrength.  There will be actual practice presenting one tool-myStrength.


  1. To understand the role of health and wellness self-management programs for enrolled members of DWMHA who are at risk of chronic disease or chronic disease related complications or re-hospitalization. To explain how improved health literacy and clear health care communication enhances patient outcomes in treatment.
  2. To identify evidence-based or best practices chronic care improvement, chronic disease care, and whole person-centered planning in a community mental health setting.
  3. To define the term wellness self-management and be able to list at least three resource for obtaining self-management support tools and/or training
  4. Participants will have an opportunity to practice facilitating a portion of a Wellness Self-Management Training.
  5. To increase participants’ confidence in their ability to present a self-management wellness program for enrolled members to learn skills to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
  6. Participants will be expected to train at least one group of mystrength Trainers/Presenters at their agency and assist five members/clients in signing up for the mystrength application by September 30, 2017.


Welcome/Introductions (0.5 hours)
1. What is the mission?
2. What role you do you play?
3. How does this training help?
4. History of Self-Management in Behavioral Health

Concepts of Wellness Self-Management (1.5 hours)
1.  Eight Dimensions of Wellness
2.  Wellness Recovery Action Planning (Behavioral Health Research)
Evidence-Based Models of Wellness Self-Management
 Group Models:
1. PATH- Planned Action Toward Health
2. WRAP- Wellness Recovery Action Plan
3. WHAM- Whole Health Action Management
Individual Models:
2. Web-Based Applications
a. What is myStrength?

How to introduce myStrength to public/staff at large (1.0 hours)

Wrap-up (0.5 hours)
Training Evaluation

Continuing Education Information

BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST: 2 continuing education credits are approved for this training.

SOCIAL WORKERS:  2 continuing education credits are approved for this training. 

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: 2 continuing education credits are approved for this event.  

QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (QMHP): These event hours meet the MDCH training requirement for QMHP, CMHP, QBHP staff. 

TRAINING HOURSThis event will count toward the annual training hours required by most provider agencies.