Kirkwood Fulbright scholar to hold mental health workshop

Kirkwood Community College Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Pedro Sanchez-Escobedo, will hold an eight-hour mental health workshop for health care providers on June 13-14. The workshop is designed to help providers identify underlying mental health issues with illness.

The workshop, Basic Mental Health Clinical Skills for Healthcare Practitioners, will meet from 5:30-9:30 p.m. two consecutive evenings at Linn Hall. Participants will learn the basic tools to identify, assess and appropriately refer patients who, in addition to their physical complaint, may have a mental health issue.
Basic clinical mental health assessment skills will be developed through presentations, group discussions and role playing. The workshop will cover principles of mental health and wellness; psychiatric disorders and adjustment issues; benefits and side effects of psychopharmacology; and intervention and referral of mental health issues.
“We are so fortunate to bring Dr. Sanchez’s expertise to the area,” Kirkwood Continuing Education Allied Health Program Director Laura Daman stated in a press release. “His workshops are ideal for nurses, therapists, social workers, EMS providers and other health care professionals.”

Registration is $65. To register, visit