Upcoming Medical Conferences in ChicoSearch Criteria : United States of America Chico
Oct 11, 2018 | USD $229.99 | Chico, California
Anxiety, Worry & Panic: Effective Strategies to Calm the Anxious Mind is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Oct 11, 2018 at Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Chico, Chico, California, United States of America. Course Description: Do you want to gain powerful techniques for your clients who struggle with treatment resistant anxiety, worry and panic? Learn how to assess anxious habits, symptoms and behaviors using effective cutting-edge, evidence-based strategies…even with your toughest clients! Dr. Jennifer Abel will teach you how to stop the anxiety spiral early to significantly reduce the habit of worry and panic using self-controlled desensitization. Experience how evidence-based treatments can help your clients problem solve, reduce tension, and increase energy. Learn unique, effective approaches to mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and exposure, including thought-labeling, interoceptive exposure, and better-but believable thoughts. Case studies, role plays, demonstrations and interactive discussions will be utilized in this cutting-edge seminar. Course Objectives are : • Articulate components of the “anxiety spiral” and utilize several evidence-based strategies (including self-controlled desensitization) to prevent exacerbation of symptoms. • Specify five potential anxiety treatment pitfalls and learn evidence-based approaches to avoid or correct them. • Implement four mindfulness strategies for treating anxiety symptoms in a clinical setting. • Evaluate the inverse relationship between worry and problem solving, and identify its implications for treatment of anxiety. • Examine the clinical presentation of panic, worry and fear of guilt and how they compare to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; learn clinical strategies to stop these cycles of negative reinforcement. • Develop clinical skills to address treatment-resistant issues, including perfectionism, subjugation, procrastination, hypochondriasis, and catastrophizing/intolerance of uncertainty. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 20 - 21, 2018 | CME 14.00 | USD $550 | Chico, California
PWR! Therapist Training and Certification Workshop is organized by Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR) and will be held from Oct 20 - 21, 2018 at Enloe Rehabilitation Center, Chico, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physical/Occupational Therapists, Physical/Occupational Therapist Assistants. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14 contact hours. Course Description: Recent advances in basic and clinical science research suggest exercise and learning approaches may protect, repair, and optimize function in persons with Parkinson disease (PD).1-12 To be effective, proactive rehabilitation paradigms are needed that deliver ongoing programming for life, starting at diagnosis, and that are guided by the essential principles of learning and neuroplasticity.12 Participants will be introduced to a comprehensive research-based framework called Exercise4BrainChange to guide clinicians in how to implement essential principles of learning and neuroplasticity identified in the literature to real world practice. Techniques will be described that advocate forced use, progressive difficulty, reinforcement, active engagement, empowerment, attention to action, sensory awareness training, and neural readiness (e.g., aerobic conditioning, mental imagery). Each of these principles is rooted in research in exercise science, motor control, and motor learning. This framework will be integrated with an understanding of the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease for greater specificity of training. Course Objectives: • Discuss recent advances in Parkinson disease etiology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic criteria. • Recognize motor and non-motor symptoms and how they interfere with function and present barriers to participation. • Summarize recent advances in basic and clinical neuroscience that have brought exercise (aerobics and skill acquisition) to the forefront in PD as it relates to optimal brain function and skill acquisition. • Explain the significance of targeting the training of amplitude into function (PWR!Moves) as the foundation for a comprehensive PD-specific program. • Perform the Basic 4 | PWR!Moves in 5 positions: prone, supine, all 4’s, sitting, standing, and explain how they target foundational skills that become impaired in people with PD and how that interferes with function. • Vary the goal of how the Basic 4 | PWR!Moves are instructed and explain how that may differentially target multiple symptoms of PD (e.g., rigidity, bradykinesia, incoordination, automaticity). • Describe how working on each of the Basic 4 | PWR!Moves provides a PD-specific approach to targeting general fitness problems related to flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, and posture. • Demonstrate how PWR! Boosts can be a stand-alone program or integrated into PWR!Moves exercises and discuss why they are important for PWP. • Demonstrate effective use of modeling, mental imagery, attentional focus, external cues, instruction, and reward-based and task-specific feedback to achieve optimal engagement for optimal performance and learning. • Explain the significance of implementing PWR!Moves as a foundation for PD-specific exercise across settings (therapy and community) that can be a stand-alone program, or that can be integrated into taskspecific training or other research-based community exercise programming (e.g., treadmill, cycling, pole walking, yoga, boxing, dance, Tai Chi). • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan for individuals with different disease severity using video case studies that is consistent with PWR!4Life essentials and the European Guidelines. • Implement PWR!Moves exercise progressions using video cases to illustrate real world implementation of Exercises4BrainChange framework across disease severity. • Discuss the unmet needs in PD rehabilitation and possible solutions to their resolution through novel paradigms and community partnerships. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.