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Treating Insomnia: Transdiagnostic Clinical Strategies to Optimize Sleep & Improve Outcomes in Clients with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Pain (Feb 05, 2020)
Feb 05, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Ontario, California
Treating Insomnia: Transdiagnostic Clinical Strategies to Optimize Sleep & Improve Outcomes in Clients with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Pain is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 05, 2020 at Ontario Gateway Hotel, Ontario, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Description: If you aren’t asking about your clients’ sleep, you’re making mistakes as a clinician. All clinicians should know how to properly assess and treat insomnia – sleep is that important for your clients’ health and quality of life. It’s no secret that insomnia frequently develops as a result of PTSD, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and a wider variety of other behavioral and medical disorders. Traditional wisdom has been that if you treat the primary disorder, the insomnia will go away. However, the data does not support this traditional wisdom. Although the primary disorder improves somewhat, the insomnia often does not, which can lead to diminished improvements in clinical outcomes regarding the primary disorder, increased dropout rate and higher relapse rates. Despite you doing everything you can to target the primary disorder, your client continues to be tired and struggles more with symptoms of the primary disorder, leaving you frustrated and overwhelmed because you don’t know what to do next. The truth is, when clients have PTSD, anxiety, depression, or chronic pain, their symptoms are made worse --- and treatment more difficult --- when they’re not able to sleep. Therefore, the insomnia must be targeted directly. Improve clinical outcomes in clients by integrating the treatment of insomnia into your practice! Join Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine Donn Posner, Ph.D., and he’ll walk you step-by-step through the treatment of insomnia. You’ll learn how to properly assess and develop a treatment plan for insomnia, as well as how to educate your clients about sleep to make them experts on their own sleep disorders. Discover evidence-based strategies to help your clients sleep longer and more efficiently, as well as enjoy increased energy levels during the day. As a result, your clients’ symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain will decrease in frequency and severity. You’ll walk away from this course with the tools you need to treat insomnia. Better still, you’ll add vital techniques to your clinical tool kit that you didn’t know were missing. Register today to learn how to treat insomnia and revolutionize your treatment outcomes! Objectives: • Summarize the basics of sleep nomenclature including sleep period, phase, continuity, and architecture to inform clinical treatment interventions. • Conduct a clinical assessment to differentiate acute insomnia from insomnia disorder in clients and articulate the importance of treating the chronic form as a specifically targeted co-morbidity. • Explore the empirical evidence for the efficacy of CBT-I for both primary and co-morbid insomnia disorder to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions. • Articulate the basics of sleep regulation and demonstrate how to utilize these concepts in the deployment of CBT-I in clinical practice. • Identify how to obtain useable client sleep diary data and strategies for analyzing the data for use in the treatment of insomnia. • Apply the techniques of stimulus control, sleep restriction, sleep hygiene education and cognitive therapeutic strategies to the clinical treatment of chronic insomnia. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Integrative Sex & Couples Therapy: Innovative Clinical Interventions to Treat Relationship & Desire Issues in the New Era of Sexuality in Psychotherapy (Feb 26, 2020)
Feb 26, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Ontario, California
Integrative Sex & Couples Therapy: Innovative Clinical Interventions to Treat Relationship & Desire Issues in the New Era of Sexuality in Psychotherapy is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 26, 2020 at Ontario Gateway Hotel, Ontario, California, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3contact hours / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Psychologists • Social Workers • Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Sex Educators and Therapists • Addiction Professionals • Nurses Description: 80% of all clients in psychotherapy will complain about their dissatisfaction with either their relationships or their sex lives. Are you equipped to handle these issues as they arise? The traditional models of dealing with relationships and sex aren’t working, and all clinicians need practical interventions to address these basic problems that almost all clients struggle with at some point in their lives. Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy is essential for all therapists at any level of experience and for every population. You don’t need to work with couples to utilize these interventions and help clients in your practice. Objectives: • Perform a clinical assessment to determine the cause of pleasure denial to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions. • Analyze the effects of separation, betrayal, trust and identity issues on eroticism in clients’ sexual partnerships as it relates to clinical practice. • Utilize clinical interventions, such as pleasure mapping and desire awareness, to treat desire issues such as pleasure resistance, pleasure avoidance and pleasure rejection. • Explore the phases of treatment for erotic recovery and develop a treatment plan for women, both individually and in couple’s treatment, for sexless marriage and desire issues. • Create an attachment versus individualization plan as a treatment intervention to aid clients in developing relational skills and strengthening sexual intimacy and wellness. • Explain the clinical implications of the stages of integration and the four areas of sexuality that have meaning for women around the narrative of eroticism.
Mental Health 2.0: Clinical Strategies to Moderate Technology Use, Restore Self-Regulation, Build Coping Skills & Ease Mood Disturbances (Apr 23, 2020)
Apr 23, 2020 | USD $249.99 | Ontario, California
Mental Health 2.0: Clinical Strategies to Moderate Technology Use, Restore Self-Regulation, Build Coping Skills & Ease Mood Disturbances is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Apr 23, 2020 at Ontario Gateway Hotel, Ontario, California, United States of America. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychiatrists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Other mental health professionals • School Counselors • School Psychologists • School Social Workers • Nurses • Case Managers Course Description: The modern digital world has presented a daunting therapeutic challenge. Technology is in your client’s hands, and they’re using it daily to interact with the world. What about the negative side of technology use? Regardless of diagnosis, you’re seeing this in your office – and it’s affecting your clients’ progress in therapy. Excessive and negative technology use has exacerbated symptoms of many clinical diagnoses like never before, especially worsening clients’ mood, concentration, social isolation, emotional dysregulation and sleep disturbance. The average American spends over 10 hours per day with screens. If you aren’t asking your clients about their technology use, you’re missing out on a huge portion of their lives. Attend and discover how to immediately enhance your practice with: • Step-by-step assessments for excessive and harmful technology use • Strategies for psychoeducation and introducing digital moderation to your clients • Tools to combat the negative effects of technology overuse in your clients’ lives • Practical, versatile ways to increase client engagement in “real-life” Objectives: • Appraise the neurological, interpersonal, and intra-personal costs and benefits of technology use in clients. • Perform a clinical assessment of technology use and dependence at intake to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions. • Create a technology use and assessment plan to monitor and reduce technology overuse symptoms, as well as improve client neurological, interpersonal, and intrapersonal level of functioning. • Integrate self-soothing techniques and mindfulness meditation as an approach to managing symptoms and improving client emotional regulation. • Assess the negative effects of client technology engagement with violent, sexualized, monetized, and political content and provide alternative activities to improve treatment outcomes. • Modify technology use and assessment plans for use with special clinical populations such as children and clients with anxiety or depression.