An Introduction to Helping Skills
In this first session, participants will explore elements of a helping/
therapeutic conversation in a 40-minute interactive webinar. Practical
application specific to producers and their families will behighlighted,
and the webinar will conclude with discussion, questions, and answers.
Recognizing Signs of Psychological Distress
In the second session, participants will learn to identify typical presentations
of depression, anxiety, and suicidality, along with learning triage for suicidal
ideation in this 40-minute interactive webinar. Practical application specific
to agriculture producers and their families will be highlighted. The webinar
will conclude with discussion, questions, and answers.
Series hosted by Dr. Nick Weshinskey, a licensed professional educator in the
state of Illinois who also holds national board certification in counseling.
His counseling experience has included providing crisis intervention, along
with providing outpatient counseling to individuals, couples, families, and
groups. He now serves as a faculty member in the Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Education.
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