February 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone
(844) 283-3584

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Deborah Hopkins, Shana Palmieri

Course Description

FELTG proudly presents this four-part series on dealing with behavioral health issues in the federal workplace. Join us for one session, or register for them all.

Session 1: Handling Behavioral Health: Legal Considerations and Clinical Overview (February 8)

  • Legal considerations for managing employees with a behavioral health disability
    • Disability Accommodation
    • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Overview of Behavioral Health Conditions & Symptoms
  • Effective Accommodations for Behavioral Health Conditions
  • Effective Communication and Supervision/Management Strategies for Employees with Behavioral Health Conditions


Session 2: Successful Management and Supervision of Employees with PTSD (February 22)

  • An in-depth understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms, Causes, and Prevalence
  • Overview of how symptoms of how PTSD symptoms impact performance in the workplace
  • Learn Effective Management and Supervision strategies to support employees in the workplace
  • Learn how to effectively assist an employee in the workplace having a crisis due to PTSD symptoms


Session 3: Managing Employees with Substance Use Disorders (March 8)

  • Overview of substance use disorders, causes and prevalence
  • Legal considers in the workplace for employees with substance abuse disorders
    • What is protected and what is reason for termination
  • How to handle intoxication in the workplace
  • How to handle employees positive for cannabis (marijuana) on their drug test
  • Learn how to effectively manage and support employees recovering from substance use disorders in the workplace


Session 4: Handling a Psychiatric Crisis in the Workplace (March 22)

  • Overview of behavioral health symptoms that may present as a crisis in the workplace
  • Suicidal Ideation and how to handle in the workplace
  • Steps to take in the workplace with an employee experiencing a psychiatric crisis



  • $220 per site, per session.
  • Teleworkers may be added to a main site registration for $25 each teleworker, each webinar, on a space-available basis.
  • Special series discounts available through Feb. 3. See registration form for details.


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