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2-Day: Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps Score-Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk, MD (Jan 09 - 10, 2020)
Jan 09 - 10, 2020 | Contact Hours 12.60 | USD $499.99 | Pasadena, California
2-Day: Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps Score-Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk, MD is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Jan 09 - 10, 2020 at The Westin Pasadena, Pasadena, 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 • Therapists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Psychiatrists • Addiction Counselors • Occupational Therapists • Case Managers • Nurses • Other Helping Professionals Course Description: Join renowned trauma expert and NY Times bestselling author, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, for this transformational 2-day intensive workshop on the latest research and drug-free treatment techniques for your trauma clients. Dr. van der Kolk will give you a new understanding of the neuroscience of traumatic stress and the research demonstrating the efficacy and possible limitations of mind-body treatment approaches. He will detail the benefits of neurofeedback, EMDR, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, and sensory integration methods such as dance and movement. Through intriguing videos, case studies, and masterful explanation, you will learn how to give your clients: • A way to find words that describe what is going on • Ways to regulate their emotions • The ability to trust other human beings after the shameful and horrific details of their lives • The research on the latest tools to process traumatic memories • Transformation! – to be fully alive in the present, not stuck in the past This is a “don’t miss” workshop that is based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research but also that of other leading specialists. Objectives: • Analyze & communicate how traumatized people process information. • Determine how sensorimotor processing can alleviate traumatic re-experiencing. • Articulate the range of adaptations to trauma early in the life cycle. • Substantiate how trauma affects the developing mind and brain. • Communicate the recent advances in neurobiology of trauma. • Differentiate between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress. • Break down how adverse childhood experiences affect brain development, emotion regulation & cognition. • Choose techniques of physical mastery, affect regulation and memory processing. • Explore the development of Developmental Trauma Disorder. • Critique the current DSM-5® position on DTD. • Model how to integrate various treatment approaches in your practice. • Through an understanding of the research, explore treatment strategy alternatives to drugs and talk therapy.
2-Day Psychopharmacology Conference for Today’s Mental Health Professional: “Must Have” Information to Better Serve Your Clients (Jan 13 - 14, 2020)
Jan 13 - 14, 2020 | CE 12.50 | USD $499.99 | Pasadena, California
2-Day Psychopharmacology Conference for Today’s Mental Health Professional: “Must Have” Information to Better Serve Your Clients is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 13 - 14, 2020 at Holiday Inn Plainview-Long Island, Plainview, New York, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 CE / 12.6 contact hours / 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs / 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / 15.0 contact hours. Target Audience: • Counselors • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Psychotherapists • Psychologists • Social Workers • Case Managers • Marriage and Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Pharmacists • Physicians • Physician Assistants • Psychiatrists • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapist Assistants • Other Mental Health & HealthCare Professionals Description: Spend two action-packed days learning about the newest advances in psychopharmacology and contemporary trends in medication management. Sonata Bohen teaches psychopharmacology thoughtfully, with an emphasis on the experience of the client. Sonata’s extensive 30 plus years of experience and passion for clients shines through in the detail and thoroughness of her presentation. Clients often only have a few minutes with their prescriber and require additional support. It’s vital that you are able to answer questions, help manage side effects and understand reactions. Designed for counselors, nurses, psychotherapists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals, Sonata provides the information you need in order to best help your clients. This conference allows time for exploration of underrepresented areas, including ADHD, sleep, eating, and substance use disorders. Take home specialized guidelines for geriatrics, pregnant or nursing women, and clients with chronic pain. Discuss how the DSM-5® has impacted prescribing patterns and the use of psychotropics in newly defined diagnoses. In addition to a general ‘nuts and bolts’ review of medications, you will examine case examples, discuss medication controversies and how to effectively collaborate with prescribing practitioners. Objectives: DAY ONE: • Specify how psychotropic medications are chosen for mood disorders and specific patient characteristics. • Analyze the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants. • Assist clients in overcoming barriers that impede the efficacy of their medication regime. • Determine options for clients with treatment resistant mood disorders. • Communicate options for clients with treatment resistant mood disorders. • Communicate the actions, side effects, and therapeutic uses of antipsychotic medications. • Evaluate the three critical strategies for improving collaboration with prescribing practitioners. DAY TWO: • Explore psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention • Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder • Articulate the efficacy of psychotropic medications in treating eating disorders and discuss how to integrate psychotherapy with psychopharmacology for successful treatment outcomes. • Formulate medication treatment options for substance use disorders and discuss how to effectively incorporate medication assisted treatments into an overall plan for care. • Analyze the interaction between women’s hormone levels and their mental health symptoms. • Explore the use of complementary and alternative agents for treatment of mental illnesses. • Determine the unique medication treatment considerations for geriatric clients.
Jan 25, 2020 | Credits 8.00 | Free | Pasadena, California
The Doheny-UCLA Retina Symposium: Update for 2020 is organized by Doheny Eye Institute (DEI) and will be held on Jan 25, 2020 at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Description: The Doheny-UCLA Retina Symposium is designed to be a full-day course that brings together world-renowned experts in retina to better define current challenges and initiate the discovery of innovative solutions Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 30, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Pasadena, California
2-4-6-8 This is How We Regulate! Play Therapy Interventions for Dysregulated Clients is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 30, 2020 at Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena, California, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Target Audience: • Play Therapists and Play Therapists in training • Child Psychologists • Social Workers • School Counselors • Therapists in inpatient hospital settings • Educators • Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants • Certified Autism Specialists • Speech-Language Pathologists Course Description: Are your clients having anger outbursts, meltdowns, crying spells or long, intense moments of hyperactive joy? This is dysregulation, and it doesn’t feel good! Join Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, in this interactive seminar to teach you art, movement and play therapy interventions to help regulate clients with Autism, ADHD, Bipolar and Anxiety. You will practice techniques during this program to experience for yourself how to achieve calm, cool and relaxed children and adolescents. Leave this workshop armed with a tool kit of Play Therapy interventions to reduce meltdowns, mood swings, anger outbursts and create sustained emotion regulation. You will learn how play is a therapeutic and natural way for children who have limited verbal skills to express their needs and frustrations. Play allows children to: • Experience and express emotion • Become more responsible for behaviors and develop more successful strategies • Develop new and creative solutions to problems • Reduce fear, anxiety and depression As the great philosopher Plato says, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Objectives: Assess key dysregulation issues in clients that affect their physical and emotional well-being. • Dinstinguish symptoms of dysregulation in Autism, ADHD, bipolar and anxiety disorders. • Assess “intentional practice” and explain its role towards creating sustained regulation in clients. • Practice “instant regulator” interventions to help create an immediate calm therapy environment. • Employ play therapy interventions that can easily be replicated to reduce client meltdowns and mood swings at home and school. • Utilize 3 strategies to reduce anger outbursts to sustain emotion regulation.
Feb 08 - 09, 2020 | CE Hours 30.00 | Pasadena, California
Cervical Revolution is organized by Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) and will be held from Feb 08 - 09, 2020 at Pasadena Physical Therapy, Pasadena, California, United States of America. Target Audience: • Physical Therapists and PT Assistants • Occupational Therapists and OT Assistants • Dentists • Athletic Trainers • Strength & Conditioning Coaches • Personal Trainers 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 Arizona Board of Physical Therapy for Category A credit via approval of other state PT associations. • Approved by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Approval valid February 18, 2019– February 17, 2022. • Approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners via approval of other states. Automatically approved by the Office of Professional Regulation for Vermont Physical Therapists by approval of other State Chapters of APTA. • Approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for Category 1 continuing education credit for 15 hours. Course approval #1751. Approval valid January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019. • Approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.5 CEUs. Approval valid March 15, 2016 - March 15, 2020. • Approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 15 CE hours. Approval valid January 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020. Course approval #205-7355. • Approved by the California Physical Therapy Association for 1.5 CEUs. Approval valid October 6, 2018-October 6, 2019. CPTA #17-431.*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 Alaska Physical Therapy Association for 1.5 CEUs. Course approval #AK-12-20-17. Approval valid January 22, 2018 - January 22, 2019. • 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 California Board of Chiropractic Examiners for all 2019 courses. 12.25 Hours of Category B - Physiotherapy, CA-A-19-01-12079. Approved by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners for all 2019 courses. 2.75 Hours of Category B – Diagnostic Testing, CA-A-19-01-12078. • Approved by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners for 15 regular units of instruction for 2019 course dates. • Approved by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Approval valid February 18, 2019– February 17, 2022. 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. This course is approved by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) for 6 CEU's. Approval valid November 21, 2016 - November 22, 2018. Course Completion: The course must be attended in full, and a course evaluation summary completed in order to receive a certificate of completion for 30 CE hours. If you arrive late, or leave early, your certificate of completion will be adjusted for the number of CE hours you were in attendance. Course Description: This advanced lecture and lab course places emphasis on the role the cervical spine plays in the management of cranial function and position. Intercervical, atlanto, occipital, and cranial assessment will help the clinician appreciate occiput, sphenoid and temporal orientation and thus how to proceed in determining what PRI manual or non-manual techniques should be considered. Airway alignment, hyoid location, vocal cord function, diaphragmatic demand and arthrokinematic correlations will be discussed, as they relate to the left sidebending and right torsion physiologic cranial positions. Specific repatterning techniques will be offered for these two cranial positions of the Right Temporal Mandibular Cervical Chain (TMCC) pattern. Information will be provided on when and how to engage with a dentist regarding oral appliance intervention and fabrication. Participants will be able to immediately apply non-manual techniques to enhance normal functional cervical lordosis, active rotation and freedom for vestibular frontal plane integration. Learning Objectives: • Recognize and evaluate contributing muscular impact on torsion and compression of cervicothoracic, craniocervical, and craniomandibular joints. • Distinguish when to refer to a dentist for an oral appliance to assist in maintaining cervical neutrality and neurologic stabilization of the cervical spine and cranium through the use of opposition muscle of the Right TMCC. • Establish an understanding of sphenoid occipital-basilar (SB) and basilar sphenoid (BS) biomechanical influence on temporal and cervical-thoracic function. • Identify the difference between a cranium that is in bilateral extension versus a cranium that is in a right temporal internal rotated position (R TMCC pattern) and design a treatment program using PRI techniques and dentistry if needed.
Dyslexia: Building NEW Neuropathways to Master Visual and Auditory Memory, Visual Perceptual Skills, Visual Motor Skill Development & More! - Pasadena
Feb 10, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Pasadena, California
Dyslexia: Building NEW Neuropathways to Master Visual and Auditory Memory, Visual Perceptual Skills, Visual Motor Skill Development & More! is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 10, 2020 at Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena, California, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Counselors • Social Workers • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • School Psychologists • Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children Course Description: Dyslexia – the invisible disability that impacts 1:5 individuals! It’s not just an issue of trying harder or paying attention. You know the stories you hear from your clients – hours of studying just to forget it all on a test the following day, constant lack of ability to understand what they read, difficulty remembering lists or instructions beyond three, the overwhelming frustration of knowing what they want to say or do, but not being able to express it on paper or get the words out, socially withdrawn in attempt to hide their struggles. In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to practice treatment ideas that will incorporate the use of client-centered everyday routines, games, technology, sensory and hands-on approaches to help your client overcome the challenges of life with dyslexia. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to immediately provide treatment to address your client’s: • Visual perceptual skills • Visual motor integration • Auditory and visual memory • Reading rate, accuracy, fluency, comprehension • Phonetic awareness and memory • Spelling and handwriting struggles Objectives: • Analyze the 3 types of dyslexia and their characteristics to establish a treatment plan. • Determine the executive cognitive functions and treatment methodologies that impact processing speed and reading comprehension. • Choose treatment strategies to address visual perceptual, visual motor integration, auditory and visual memory deficits to increase handwriting legibility, reading comprehension, and ability to follow multi-step directions. • Communicate how to integrate electronic and low tech games into treatment activities to increase reading comprehension, ability to follow multi-step directions for increased academic success. • Apply compensatory strategies to each specific type, such as recital, chunking, and mnemonics as they apply to visual and auditory memory. • Establish 3 strategies to improve client’s ability to recall multi-step instructions and letter sequence for spelling.
Mar 19, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Pasadena, California
Breathing, Digestion and Swallowing: Best Practices in Dysphagia Management is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 19, 2020 at Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Respiratory Therapists • Nurses • Nursing Assistants • Restorative Nursing Staff • Dietitians • Dietary Managers • Long-Term Care Professionals Course Description: What’s the safest diet? Is he aspirating? Can she swallow these pills? He hates the pureed food – what else can we do? She’s refusing the thick liquids! Is he going to get pneumonia? Does he need a feeding tube? These are issues that we face every day in our work with children and adults with dysphagia. How do we keep our clients safe, while making sure they’re well hydrated and well nourished, and normalize eating as much as possible? Sometimes, it’s about more than just swallowing. This course will examine the inter-relationships between respiration, gastro-intestinal function, and swallowing to allow clinicians to better identify the underlying causes of their client’s swallowing difficulties. We’ll look at specific respiratory and GI diagnoses and their impact on what, when, how much, and how safely our clients eat. Using clinical case studies, we’ll examine the evidence to provide you with the tools you need to perform a thorough assessment and implement a comprehensive treatment plan that takes into account all of the potential contributing factors. Objectives: • Use your understanding of the interrelationships between the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems to identify and treat the causes and not just the symptoms of dysphagia in your pediatric and adult clients. • Evaluate the impact of respiratory and gastrointestinal functions on swallowing systems in order to choose targeted interventions and increase your effectiveness in reducing aspiration risk. • Design effective treatment plans for clients with respiratory and GI disease processes including COPD, Respiratory failure and GERD. • Expand your diagnostic tool box to include cough testing, water screenings, pulse oximetry, respiratory muscle strength testing and other evidence based tools. • Ensure the success of your treatment plans by identifying reflux disease and its impact on swallowing function in your clients. • Design assessment strategies that allow you to identify those clients who are more likely or less likely to get sick as a result of aspiration.
Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP): Two-Day Intensive Competency Training (Mar 25 - 26, 2020)
Mar 25 - 26, 2020 | CE Hours 12.50 | USD $499.99 | Pasadena, California
Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP): Two-Day Intensive Competency Training is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Mar 25 - 26, 2020 at Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 12.6 contact hours. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Mar 30 - 31, 2020 | Contact Hours 14.00 | USD $7875 | Pasadena, California
Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) Course is organized by Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) Education Programs and will be held from Mar 30 - 31, 2020 at Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, California, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 14 contact hours (2 days) or 7 contact hours (1 day). The target audience for this medical event is useful to physical therapists, paramedics, social workers, dietitians, respiratory therapists, speech and occupational therapists, LVNs/LPNs, and others who interact with the hospitalized trauma patient. Course description: Through instruction and advocacy, the mission of TCAR Education Programs is to expand the knowledge base and clinical reasoning skills of nurses who work with injured patients anywhere along the trauma continuum of care, particularly in the post-resuscitation phase. By partnering with trauma centers and trauma systems, TCAR Education Programs provides adult and pediatric inpatient nurses an outstanding learning experience designed to meet educational goals, improve patient outcomes, and fulfill regulatory requirements. Unlike standardized trauma programs targeted at prehospital and emergency care providers, the Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) course was specifically created to meet the learning needs of INPATIENT trauma nurses. This live, 2-day educational offerings give hospital staff members the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to meet regulatory requirements and provide excellent care to this challenging patient population. The TCAR course offers emergency, perioperative, critical care, and acute care, and rehabilitation nurses the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to address the needs of the hospitalized trauma patient. TCAR covers a wide range of pathophysiologic and nursing concepts and is designed to be a broad, core-level program, rather than an advanced or specialty-specific course. Course Objectives: By the end of the class, participants will be able to: • Describe the trauma continuum of care. • Explain the biomechanics of common injuries. • Anticipate specific wounds and complications based on mechanism of injury information • Discuss the body's multisystem responses to traumatic insults • Incorporate physical assessment, imaging studies, and laboratory data to evaluate the hospitalized trauma patient • Describe appropriate medial, surgical, and nursing interventions for frequently encountered injuries Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Apr 26 - 29, 2020 | Pasadena, California
American Osler Society (AOS) Annual Meeting 2020 is organized by American Osler Society (AOS) and will be held from Apr 26 - 29, 2020 at Pasadena, California, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.