2019 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Breaking the Silence to Improve Behavioral Health Conditions

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Mar. 28

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Jobs and their essential functions are typically designed for workers in optimal health, but not all workers show up that way. Millions of Americans struggle with mental health and substance use (alcohol or drug) conditions, but often don’t get the proper treatment or support they need. Since these behavioral health conditions are becoming increasingly common, employers benefit when they are prepared and knowledgeable about them. Knowledgeable employers are able to identify and discuss solutions with employees that lead to better work performance. Prepared employers can help their supervisors respond appropriately when needed; support employees to perform at their best; and maintain compliance with appropriate regulations.

Behavioral health conditions typically progress through five stages. This session will describe the predictable sequence of impacts and events that occur as symptoms emerge, and provide a map for supervisors whose employees are experiencing behavioral health conditions.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the five stages most behavioral health conditions follow, including their impact on work performance, and the corresponding legal and regulatory issues.
  • Explore employee symptoms and employer responses for each stage of impact.
  • Gain an understanding of barriers that prevent employees from seeking assistance, and how to reduce them.
  • Discover strategies to improve communications and support for employees with behavioral health conditions.
  • Examine potential accommodations solutions for employees who experience limitations and/or restrictions related to behavioral health conditions.


Dan JolivetDan Jolivet, PhD, Workplace Possibilities Practice Consultant, The Standard

Dan Jolivet is the workplace possibilities practice consultant at The Standard, where he provides leadership, analysis, and consultative insights into the workplace possibilities service line. He provides specialized focus on stay at work, return to work, ADAAA non-leave services, health management integration, and other related employer solutions. He is a clinical psychologist licensed in Georgia and Oregon, and has worked in behavioral health since 1981. Dan is also the practice leader for motivational interviewing and goal-directed case management at The Standard. Prior to joining The Standard, Dan worked in managed behavioral health care organizations for 20 years in a variety of management roles, and was in clinical practice as a child psychologist until 2003


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Not sure if your organization is a member? Use our online form to verify membership and sign up as an individual under your company’s membership.

Sponsored by:
   The Standard