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2-Day: Attachment & Emotional Regulation Techniques for Kids: Calm the Nervous System & De-Escalate Difficult Behaviors AND Yoga to Improve Sensory, Self-Regulation and Motor Skills in Kids: Autism, ADHD, Developmental Disorders, Down Syndrome and CP
Jan 23 - 24, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $449.98 | Decatur, Georgia
2-Day: Attachment & Emotional Regulation Techniques for Kids: Calm the Nervous System & De-Escalate Difficult Behaviors AND Yoga to Improve Sensory, Self-Regulation and Motor Skills in Kids: Autism, ADHD, Developmental Disorders, Down Syndrome and CP is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Jan 23 - 24, 2020 at Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 0.6 CEUs / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Speech-Language Pathologists • Special Education Teachers • General Education Teachers • School Administrators • Educational Paraprofessionals • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapy Assistants • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • School Psychologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Nurse • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children ages 0-21 Course Description: Day 1: Attachment & Emotional Regulation Techniques for Kids Frustratingly, therapy and educational goals are often derailed by children becoming instantaneously dysregulated in emotion, thought and behavior. While it only takes a few seconds for a child to throw a blood curdling tantrum it can take 45 minutes to deescalate – by then your time together is almost up. Now imagine a reserve of practical strategies to deal with difficult behaviors in children. Interventions that will quickly empower children to make good choices, think before they act and choose their best behavior, most of the time. Join Kathryne Cammisa, MHE, OTR/L, for this interactive seminar and learn effective strategies to teach children crucial self-regulation skills that will help them to: • resist highly emotional reactions to upsetting stimuli • calm themselves down when they are upset, and • consciously adjust to changing expectations and frustrations without a tantrum or outburst. • You will walk away with techniques such as relaxation, mindfulness, social stories, video modeling, visualization and affirmations for children of a variety of ages and abilities, including Sensory Processing disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, behavioral or emotional deficits and other special needs. Learn strategies that are necessary for children to sustain self-regulation so that they can become more independent and successful in all areas of their lives! Day 2: Yoga to Improve Sensory, Self-Regulation and Motor Skills in Kids Are you struggling to gain the interest and cooperation of kids who have difficulty with motor skills, sensory processing, or behavior/emotional problems during your therapy sessions or in your classroom? Would you like to have some fun and effective new techniques to add to your bag of tricks? Join Kathryne Cammisa, MHE, OTR/L, as she shows you the powerful and positive impact yoga can have on the kids you work with who face challenges with sensory processing, motor incoordination, neurological disorders, ASD, ADHD, emotional/behavioral issues and learning disorders. You will learn to integrate poses and techniques into your classroom or clinic regardless of your level of yoga experience. You will learn new, interactive yoga practices to enhance: • Motor skills • Muscle length and strength • Focus for learning • Body and self-awareness • Nervous system regulation • Cooperation with others Through hands-on exercises, case studies and videos – you will leave fully equipped to implement simple, fun & effective techniques to improve physical, sensory and self-regulation skills in the kids you work with in therapy or the classroom! This is an interactive workshop. Please dress comfortably and we encourage you to bring a yoga mat or towel, but it is not mandatory. Objectives: Day 1: Attachment & Emotional Regulation Techniques for Kids • Articulate how attachment style impacts children’s self-regulation and its effect on behavior and learning. • Communicate the neurophysiological and social impact of anxiety and stress in children. • Implement customized strategies that sustain self-regulation in children of a variety of ages/abilities. • Demonstrate techniques that calm the nervous system in children such as alternate muscle contraction and progressive muscle relaxation. • Design interventions including social stories, video modeling, mindfulness, visualization and affirmation techniques to promote positive behavior in children. • Create and implement programs to deal with a variety of challenging behaviors in children including tantrums, sensory issues and sleep and elimination problems. • Integrate behavior modification techniques to reduce challenging behaviors in children. Day 2: Yoga to Improve Sensory, Self-Regulation and Motor Skills in Kids Communicate therapy goals reflecting each of the five components of well-balanced yoga practice. • Implement yoga poses/techniques to improve strength & balance and range of motion. • Select yoga poses/techniques to improve self-regulation and social & emotional skills. • Design simple, well-balanced, yoga routines for children with special needs. • Adapt yoga poses & techniques for a variety of settings, abilities & age levels. • List the 5 components of a well-balanced yoga practice.
Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges, PhD: Trauma, Attachment, Self-Regulation & Emotions (Feb 07, 2020)
Feb 07, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Decatur, Georgia
Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges, PhD: Trauma, Attachment, Self-Regulation & Emotions is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 07, 2020 at Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory , Decatur, Georgia, 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/ 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Discover how powerful insight from the Polyvagal Theory can help you tap into your clients’ nervous system and accelerate treatment outcomes. Polyvagal Theory has revolutionized our understanding of both how the body’s autonomic nervous system responds to fear and trauma and how therapists can work with it to create safety, connection and lasting healing. Now you can join Stephen Porges, PhD, creator of the evidence-based Polyvagal Theory to learn how the Polyvagal Theory leverages neurobiology and psychophysiological cues to enhance your ability to treat trauma, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, depression – and a host of other mental health conditions. Get practical guidance into the therapeutic power of facial expression, eye contact, voice modulation, and listening to help your clients overcome traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, and self-regulation problems – insight that can enhance any therapeutic approach and help you achieve lasting clinical outcomes. Through interactive demonstrations, videos, and engaging discussions, you’ll learn practical methods of applying Polyvagal Theory within the clinical setting to help clients of all ages. You’ll walk away with effective interventions that build client safety and connectedness. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how the nervous system holds the key to improving treatment outcomes, even with your most challenging cases. Objectives: • Characterize the principle features and foundation of the Polyvagal Theory. • Articulate how the Polyvagal Theory may explain behavioral features related to psychiatric disorders and other behavioral problems. • Explore how maladaptive behaviors, which may accompany several psychiatric disorders, may reflect adaptive responses triggered by survival mechanisms. • Communicate how the neural process (neuroception) evaluates risk in the environment and triggers adaptive neural circuits promoting either social interactions or defensive behaviors. • Appraise the definition of the features of the Social Engagement System to include the neural pathways that connect the brain, face, and heart. • Illustrate how deficits in the regulation of the Social Engagement System are expressed as core features of several psychiatric disorders. • Specify how therapeutic presence is based on the interaction between the Social Engagement Systems of client and therapist. • Evaluate how the Social Engagement System is involved in optimizing therapeutic outcomes. • Ascertain which features of the Social Engagement System are compromised by stress and trauma. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Art Therapy-Based Toolbox: Creative Techniques for Children and Adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders (Feb 27, 2020)
Feb 27, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Decatur, Georgia
Art Therapy-Based Toolbox: Creative Techniques for Children and Adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 27, 2020 at Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 0.6 CEUs. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Children and Adolescents Succeed - Decatur (Mar 11, 2020)
Mar 11, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Decatur, Georgia
Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Children and Adolescents Succeed is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 11, 2020 at Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 Contact hours / 0.6 CEUs / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Teachers & Paraprofessionals • School Counselors • School Psychologists • School Administrators • School Social Workers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants Course Description: Join child/adolescent behavior expert, Jay Berk, PhD, and learn how to best manage the students at your school diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mood disorders, anxiety and depression. You will walk away with concrete, yet practical, strategies to successfully intervene with their serious behavioral issues, such as: • Anger and outbursts • Cutting and self-injury • Defiance • Impulsivity • Sensory issues • Meltdowns and tantrums • Obsessive compulsive • Truancy • Rigidity • Electronic addiction Through case studies, video clips and dynamic class discussion you will learn: • 30 second teacher strategies to manage challenging and disruptive behaviors • New ways to reduce the costs of out-of-district placements • How to engage students in class, increase productivity and reduce truancy • Behavioral assessments and strategies for the IEP team • Side-effects of common psychotropic medications • How skill deficits from mental health conditions create behavioral difficulties • Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems • Strategies to gain collaboration with clinicians Objectives: • Articulate how behavioral-driven choices differ from mental health-driven behaviors and characterize how these differences inform your choice of intervention. • Communicate the effective uses of medications and potential side effects that can appear as misbehaviors. • Implement various school-based strategies, used in collaboration with community clinicians, to intervene when behavioral issues arise from mental health conditions. • Determine effective positive behavior support strategies to successfully discipline the special needs child. • Discriminate how IDEA relates to mental health issues and discipline. • Apply communication techniques that create a climate for success inside and outside the classroom.
Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image: What Every Clinician Needs to Know (Mar 13, 2020)
Mar 13, 2020 | CE 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Decatur, Georgia
Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image: What Every Clinician Needs to Know is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 13, 2020 at Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 CE / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Psychologists • Addiction Counselors • Case Managers • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Description: “I’m too fat.” “I’m on a diet.” “Today is a cheat day.” Once I lose weight, I’ll be happier.” “My eating is out of control.” This kind of language runs rampant in our society and has no doubt made its way to your office. Clients who struggle with weight and food issues get caught in a vortex of shame, preoccupation and hopelessness. Trapped between the rigidity of dieting and the chaos of overeating, every day can be an emotional battle that may exacerbate or even result in low self-worth, eating disorders, anxiety or depression. Treatment of these issues is more than a matter of weight loss or self-control. In fact, many times these very interventions do more harm than good! Join Judith Matz as she shows you how to help your clients identify the shame that is woven into the diet-binge cycle, challenge unhelpful thoughts and feelings, and repair dysfunctional relationships with food – no willpower necessary! Packed with practical tips and backed by research, this comprehensive 1 day seminar will teach you how to: • Identify issues related to food, weight and body image in your very first session • Utilize CBT, mindfulness and attuned eating strategies to transform shame into empowerment • Discover personal bias and attitudes that may be counterproductive to the therapeutic process • Help clients develop a healthy framework that ends out of control eating and is not subject to fad diets • Learn why clients get stuck in the diet/binge cycle and how to finally break it. Objectives: • Articulate different clinical presentations regarding emotional eating, Binge Eating Disorder, disordered eating and weight concerns. • Examine the impact of diet culture on disordered eating patterns and body image issues that present in clinical treatment. • Teach clients how to implement the three essential steps of attuned eating to replace disordered eating patterns, including binge eating. • Provide psychoeducation for clients regarding the process of translating emotional issues into eating and weight loss focus that results in shame. • Implement strategies to help clients regulate emotional distress without turning to food and to cultivate a positive body image. • Identify the impact of personal bias and weight stigma on clients both within and outside of the treatment setting. • Examine the body of research related to the Health At Every Size framework as it relates to weight and health, and promoting positive, sustainable behaviors.
Evidence Based Cancer Rehabilitation Resources and Its Role in Cancer Survivorship (Mar 28 - 29,2020)
Mar 28 - 29, 2020 | Contact Hours 15.00 | USD $435 | Decatur, Georgia
Evidence Based Cancer Rehabilitation Resources and Its Role in Cancer Survivorship is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Mar 28 - 29, 2020 at Emory Decatur Hospital, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America. Target Audience: This course is of interest to all healthcare professionals contemplating or currently providing oncology services. CEU Details: • This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs). TX Physical Therapy Association approved provider. The GA Board of PT recognizes other state board approvals. Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence as outlined by the CT General Statutes. • Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours. • Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. • Approved by the TX Board of OT Examiners. • NBCOT professional development provider - 15 PDUs Description: Explore evidence-based research and design tools and strategies to analyze and treat a diverse range of cancers. Learn to identify and administer treatments for edema, fatigue, neuropathy, pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and many others. Advances in the medical management of cancer have led to earlier detection, improved treatments, and increased survival rates. However, research shows that most cancer survivors experience long-term physical, psychosocial, and cognitive impairments during and following cancer treatment. Rehabilitation professionals are increasingly challenged to provide supportive cancer services that address quality of life, cancer-related fatigue, neuropathy, musculoskeletal deficits, and integumentary concerns. This interactive course will discuss the latest evidence based tools and strategies for the care of patients with diverse cancer types across the cancer continuum. Functional outcome measures and current reimbursement requirements from Medicare and private insurance companies will be addressed. Problem-based case studies and lab activities will enable participants to develop an effective therapy program for cancer survivors. Objectives: Upon Completion of this course, participants will be able to: • Understand the pathology and medical management of various types of cancer • Perform a thorough evaluation of the patient with cancer • Select functional outcome measures and evidence based assessment tools • Develop and progress a cancer rehabilitation plan to address cancer related side effects • Understand current reimbursement mandates of federal and private insurance companies
Dec 05 - 06, 2020 | Contact Hours 15.00 | USD $435 | Decatur, Georgia
Treating Infants and Families In the NICU and Beyond is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Dec 05 - 06, 2020 at Emory Decatur Hospital, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America. Accreditation: • This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs). • Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 15 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. • The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. • NBCOT professional development provider-15 PDUs • This course is offered for up to 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). • This course meets the criteria for 15 hours that can be applied toward the NTNCB Neonatal Therapy Certification Description: This comprehensive course prepares practitioners to assess a child’s needs while determining which services and interventions they will need while in the NICU as well as upon discharge. Participants will learn to work with the family to provide a seamless experience. Management of the post NICU medically fragile infant will be stressed. This engaging course is designed to provide participants with tools and strategies to prepare the NICU patient and family for discharge and transition home. Class participants will learn to evaluate, identify, and optimize services and care for NICU graduates as well as to enhance home based and/or outpatient clinical setting skills. Evidence based medical, developmental and outcome data will be discussed to inform treatment, best practices, and management of the medically fragile NICU child. Objectives: Upon completion of course, the participant will be able to: • Provide evidence based thoughts and comments for recommendations of follow up care of an infant and family/caregiver after discharge from the NICU. • Provide rationale for selection of a therapeutic intervention plan of care with a post NICU infant and their family/caregiver. • Determine positioning needs within a therapeutic intervention plan with the post NICU infant and their family/caregiver. • Determine the need for developmental follow up, family intervention, and a positioning and handling programming for NICU graduates. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.