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De-Escalation Training: More Than Just a Class

McLean nurses and mental health specialists pride themselves on their ability to help patients through difficult times during their care. The verbal and non-verbal communication skills employed by staff are commonly referred to as de-escalation strategies. These skills and strategies are critical to promote...

A Well-Traveled Career Path: Mental Health Specialist to Registered Nurse

Nicole Visaggio was a mental health specialist (MHS) at McLean for a year before she decided to become a nurse. She spent the next three years working full-time as an MHS while attending nursing school. Now a nurse manager, she is midway through a master’s degree in forensic nursing.

After being an...

Technology in Psychiatry Summit 2018

2018 Technology in Psychiatry Summit: Closing Gaps in Translation will bring together thought leaders in industry, technology, health care, patient advocacy, academic research, and more to build on the promise of technology in the diagnosis and delivery of mental health care. Attendees will examine...

Fellowship Advances Master’s-Level Nurses Into Practice

In partnership with a private foundation, McLean is embarking on a pilot effort to enhance the clinical workforce in mental health by offering a one-year fellowship to an advanced practice nurse. The Nellie Blumenthal Fellowship is the nursing equivalent of a medical residency program: it gives a newly minted...

Philanthropy Drives Better Outcomes in Dual Diagnosis

People who suffer from psychiatric illnesses often struggle with substance use disorders as well. For example, those with bipolar disorder experience addiction at six times the rate of people in the general population, while those with depression and anxiety disorders suffer at twice the rate.

Now, thanks...

From the Heart: Caregivers Share New Experiences During Schwartz Center Rounds

At most hospitals, grand rounds provide a forum for clinicians to learn about and discuss challenging medical cases. At McLean, a new kind of rounds offers something different—a rare opportunity for clinical staff to talk openly about the emotional side of caregiving. McLean is only the second psychiatric...

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