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Jan 09, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Oakland, California
Anxiety, Worry & Panic: Effective Strategies to Calm the Anxious Mind is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 09, 2020 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport, Oakland, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 Contact Hours. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapist Assistants • Speech Language Pathologists • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals 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: • 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.
Jan 16 - 17, 2020 | CME 12.50 | USD $499.99 | Oakland, California
2-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training Course is organized by PESI HealthCareand will be held from Jan 16 - 17, 2020 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport, Oakland, California, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™/ 12.5 contact hours. Target Audience: • Counselors • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Psychiatrists • Occupational Therapists • Social Workers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Case Managers • Nurses • Mental Health Professionals • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants Course Description: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles. Attend this 2-day intensive training course and receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives. This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development. Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients. Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will leave this conference with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice. This course counts towards the educational requirement when applying for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (through Evergreen Certification Institute (EVGCI). Objectives: • Explain the underlying theory of Dialectics and Dialectic Behavior Therapy. • Integrate DBT skills for individuals and group therapy treatment into practice. • Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness to clients. • Utilize specific DBT skills for the treatment of a range of mental health symptoms, chemical dependency and complex co-morbidities. • Describe DBT tools and resources used to effectively change behavior. • Articulate a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills to clients. • Demonstrate the use of crisis survival strategies to enhance distress tolerance. • Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities. • Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients’ thoughts and feelings. • Apply DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis techniques to address specific clinical issues in practice. • Summarize how to effectively operate consultative groups and treatment teams. • Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans. • Discuss the limitations and risks of DBT and areas of ongoing or future research regarding DBT effectiveness.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies (Jan 21, 2020)
Jan 21, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Oakland, California
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 21, 2020 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport, Oakland, California, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Jan 25 - 26, 2020 | CEUs 1.50 | USD $575 | Oakland, California
Pri Integration for Geriatrics is organized by Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) and will be held from Jan 25 - 26, 2020 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center | Summit Campus, Oakland, California, United States of America. Target Audience: • Physical Therapists and PT Assistants • Occupational Therapists and OT Assistants (Classification Codes) • Athletic Trainers • Strength and Conditioning Coaches • Personal Trainers • Other Healthcare and Fitness Professionals Accreditation: Physical Therapists and PT Assistants: In the states where PRI is sponsoring courses and where approval through state American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) or licensing agencies is required, PRI will apply for approval for CEUs for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. • Approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for Category 1 continuing education credit for 15 hours. Course approval #1757. Approval valid January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019. • Approved by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Approval valid February 18, 2019– February 17, 2022. • Approved by the California Physical Therapy Association for 1.5 CEUs. CPTA #17-409. Approval valid April 14, 2018-April 14, 2019. *Approval valid only for courses offered in the state of California. If you attend this course outside the state of California, you will need to submit an individual CEU approval application with the CPTA. • Approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 15 CE hours. Approval valid March 1, 2018-March 1, 2019. IPTA#205-7066. • Approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs. Approval has been granted for 15 continuing competency units (CCUs), Approved January 12, 2019 – January 12, 2020. Approval #65118TX. • Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 15 CE hours for PTs and PTAs. Approval valid January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. CE Broker Tracking #20-684856. FPTA Approval #CE19-684856. • Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for 15 CE hours. Course approval #19S0829. Approval valid February 16, 2019 - February 16, 2020. • Approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy via other states approval. Chiropractors In the states where PRI is sponsoring courses and where approval through state licensing agencies is required, PRI will look into applying for CEUs for Chiropractors (upon request). Requests must be made at least 90 days prior to the course date. • Approved by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners for 15 regular units of instruction for 2019 course dates. Occupational Therapists and OT Assistants The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) recognizes PRI as an Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA Provider #6596. Please note that the assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. This course awards 1.5 AOTA CEUs/15 Contact Hours. Athletic Trainers Postural Restoration Institute (BOC AP# P2376) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. Course Description: This advanced lecture and lab course is designed to help clinicians restore gait dynamics and functional performance when working with geriatric populations or the immobile, frail or chronic of any age. Participants will gain an appreciation for PRI fundamental principles and the common asymmetrical patterns that can lead to faulty movement, pathomechanics and pain. PRI assessment tests designed specifically for geriatrics and low functioning patients, clients or athletes will be introduced to guide exercise selection, program planning and to monitor progress. Treatment recommendations are designed specifically for geriatric and low functioning populations to help them deliver successful treatment outcomes when traditional PRI positions and activities may not be well tolerated. Respiration and alternating reciprocal movement will be emphasized during program development and lab experiences to help restore ADL function, bed mobility, transfer ability, dynamic balance and gait performance. Learning Objectives: • Explain the influence of asymmetrical breathing on tri-planar gait dynamics and functional performance. • Identify the human asymmetrical patterns that can negatively influence alternating reciprocal motion in the bed, recliner, chair and upright positions. • Recognize how to assess movement dysfunction by breaking down the essential components of early stance, late stance and swing in gait. • Outline how to design a functional program using PRI concepts and techniques to restore alternating reciprocal function across the pelvis, thorax and extremities.
Jan 28, 2020 | CEH 6.00 | Oakland, California
Exploring And Explaining The Workplace Violence And Burnout Epidemics is organized by National Nurses United (NNU) and will be held on Jan 28, 2020 at California Nurses Association Headquarters, Oakland, California, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of CE credit (6 CEHs). Description: Workplace violence is a growing epidemic in hospitals and other health care settings. Nurses and other health care workers encounter 5 to 12 times more workplace violence than workers overall in the United States. Simultaneously, nurses report extremely high rates of stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and burnout. Research has shown that as many as 86 percent of nurses report burnout syndrome and 22 percent of nurses have symptoms of PTSD. This class will investigate the epidemics of workplace violence and burnout and what they mean for nurses today. Using national and state-level data and peer-reviewed literature, we will examine the relationship between the structure and management of the health care industry and risk factors for workplace violence and nurse burnout. Understanding this relationship reveals powerful structural solutions to workplace violence, stress, and burnout for nurses. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to: • Describe the epidemics of workplace violence and burnout among nurses. • Explain the impact of workplace violence and nurse burnout on patient care. • Discuss how direct care nurses can take steps to end the workplace violence and burnout epidemics. Note: CE courses are free to California Nurses Association and National Nurses United members and student nurses. For direct-care and staff RNs. Participants will be notified by U.S. mail and by email if a course is cancelled. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
The Aging Brain: Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias: 2-Day Comprehensive Training Course (Feb 05, 2020)
Feb 05, 2020 | Contact Hours 12.60 | USD $499.99 | Oakland, California
The Aging Brain: Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias: 2-Day Comprehensive Training Course is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 05, 2020 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport, Oakland, California, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.6 contact hours / 1.25 CEUs / 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Nurses • Speech-Language Pathologists • Psychologists • Counselors • Nursing Home Administrators • Assisted Living Facility Administrators • Case Managers • Long Term/Acute Care Professionals • Physical Therapists • Occupational Therapists • Marriage and Family Therapists Course Description: Older adults with dementia and other mental health issues interact with a variety of professionals including nursing staff, psychologists, counselors, social workers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, home health aides, adult day center staff, and first responders. Still, many haven’t had extensive training on the complexities that make working with this population so challenging. Without appropriate training safety risks grow and opportunities to improve care and quality of life are missed. This 2-day comprehensive course is a must-have for anyone working with older adult patients facing Alzheimer’s Disease, other dementias, and mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Over two intensive days you’ll discover how you can assess for and differentiate between different types of dementias, maximize daily functioning, better work with significant mental health issues like anxiety, depression and substance use in older patients, and safely and effectively intervene when difficult behaviors arise. No matter your profession, you can’t afford to miss this chance to get the skills, tactics and knowledge you need to provide the best care possible! Objectives: • Explore brain function in older adults, recognize the impact of dementia on brain structure and function, and determine the difference between “normal forgetfulness” and cognitive impairment. • Diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and distinguish it from other dementias by accurately identifying manifestations of each type and understand how these differences impact diagnosis and prognosis in older adults. • Articulate differences between the Folstein Mini-Mental Status examination, SLUMS, and MOCA as screening measuring tools for cognitive impairment and dementia. • Communicate answers to the most difficult questions family members ask regarding diagnosis and prognosis and confidence and sensitivity. • Detect triggers for delusions, resisting care, and combativeness and learn to defuse problem behaviors with clinical strategies that reduce risks and can be adjusted as the disease progresses. • Adapt clinical interventions used in-session to provide patients with individualized care and promote more effective participation in therapy. • Correlate patients’ strengths and limitations to potential therapeutic approaches when developing treatment plans for older adults with mental health issues or dementia. • Maximize support for your clients with tips and tactics for working in partnership with families to improve care and strengthen the therapeutic alliance. • Investigate the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications for the client, clinicians, and those caring for older adults with dementia. • Analyze appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in relationships impacted by dementia and effectively intervene when ability to consent is impaired. • Explore the ethical issues related to dementia and elucidate how end of life issues and elder abuse inform decisions regarding patient responsibility and documentation. • Effectively employ tools that assess for common mental health conditions found in the geriatric population including alcohol abuse, anxiety, and depression and learn to differentiate dementia from depression despite similar clinical manifestations.
2-Day: The Ultimate Guide to Fall Prevention: Fall-proof Your Patients with Today’s Best Practices (Feb 24, 2020)
Feb 24, 2020 | CE 1.25 | USD $499.99 | Oakland, California
2-Day: The Ultimate Guide to Fall Prevention: Fall-proof Your Patients with Today’s Best Practices is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 24, 2020 at Oakland Airport Executive Hotel, Oakland, California, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs Target Audience: • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Nurse Practitioners • Nurses • Nursing Home Administrators Description: Whether your patients’ goals are to return to work, play with their grandkids, or travel the world, your hard work helps them progress toward their functional goals. But one fall can severely set back progress and turn your patient’s life upside down, resulting in rapidly declining health, extended hospital stays, financial loss, fear, and isolation. Falls can often be predicted and prevented if you know what to look for, but all too often, clinicians are so focused on the injury or disability at hand that fall risks are overlooked – until it’s too late. Attend this intensive training course and learn how to help patients avoid falls while retaining the strength, balance, and mobility it takes to stay functionally independent. Built on today’s best practices, this hands-on program will show you how to better predict and prevent falls with a comprehensive risk assessment that combines the best evaluations currently available. Expand your rehab toolbox for fall prevention and post-fall rehab with interventions you can use immediately. Design robust, innovative plans of care for high risk patients with specific impairments, from diabetes to Parkinson’s. And finally, learn how to develop an effective fall prevention program using tools and strategies that have helped countless patients leave their fear of falling behind. Objectives: • Discuss the latest advances in fall prevention and their implications for rehab. • Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating root causes of fall risk. • Evaluate the most effective interventions available for reducing risk and restoring balance, mobility, and function. • Integrate multiple approaches for better outcomes, including balance and gait training, vestibular rehabilitation, gaze stabilization, multitasking interventions, and environmental modification. • Describe the most effective landing strategies to minimize impact. • Develop an effective home exercise program. • Design robust, innovative plans of care for high risk patients with various diagnoses. • Discuss parameters for safely intensifying rehab. • Determine effective strategies for helping noncompliant, difficult, or depressed patients become more engaged in their recovery. • Review coding and billing updates for fall prevention and post-fall rehab. • Outline key components of a successful fall prevention program. • Describe strategies for effectively marketing a fall prevention program.
Feb 27 - 28, 2020 | Contact Hours 12.60 | USD $499.99 | Oakland, California
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): 2-Day Experiential Workshop is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Feb 27 - 28, 2020 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport, Oakland, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.6 contact hours / 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Addiction Counselors • Case Managers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Chaplains & Clergy • Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields Course Description: As a young therapist, I often struggled to get results. I avoided my client’s internal emotions and instead tried to control the difficult symptoms I was seeing – which led to heated arguments and frustration rather than progress. When I started listening closely to my clients, I finally discovered the answer to healing and transformation … As clients would talk about their different parts (and how the parts felt pain and emotions), I realized that was the key – we have to free each part from the trauma, abuse, attachment injuries and suffering that they feel. Since I began developing Internal Family Systems (IFS) 30 years ago, it has been scientifically tested to be effective at helping a wide variety of mental health conditions – such as trauma, addiction, anxiety and depression – which is why it is one of the fastest growing approaches in therapy. Hailed by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, IFS will transform your clients’ lives as they learn to heal themselves. No more therapist directives or insights, rather IFS will provide a connection with your client that creates lasting healing. Please join me for this rare 2-day training – I want to give you the skills you need to use IFS, so you can improve what you’re doing in the therapy room – and see transformation in your clients’ lives. Richard Schwartz, PhD Objectives: • Summarize Internal Family Systems (IFS) steps, concepts and techniques to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions. • Develop a deep understanding of how neuroscience informs therapeutic decisions in IFS therapy. • Identify, specify and clarify the protective parts of clients who have a history of trauma to help with assessment and treatment planning. • Articulate the IFS belief that all parts want something positive for the client and how the parts will use a variety of strategies to gain influence within the internal system. • Compile an alternate view of client symptoms and psychopathology, showing how client’s parts are trying to protect them from emotional and psychological pain for purposes of client psychoeducation. • Demonstrate how IFS translates common comorbidities into parts language, showing a non-pathological perspective of mental health disorders as it relates to clinical treatment. • List three protocols of IFS and how to apply them when working with clients who have complex developmental trauma. • Explain the three categories of sub personalities that clients most often present in therapy. • Identify and describe the qualities of self to improve client engagement. • Identify the seven most common manager fears and how to affectively address each one in session. • Explore how clients are forced into their extreme roles of being managers and firefighters in order to protect and defend the system from pain. • Discover common stuck points for IFS therapists in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
Advanced ASP: Outpatient Care is organized by Infectious Disease Association of California (IDAC) and will be held on Mar 06, 2020 at Oakland, California, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Mar 07, 2020 | Oakland, California
2020 Infectious Disease Association of California (IDAC) Winter Symposium is organized by Infectious Disease Association of California (IDAC) and will be held on Mar 07, 2020 at Oakland, California, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.