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The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias - Macon
Dec 04, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Macon, Georgia
The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments & Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 04, 2019 at Macon Marriott City Center, Macon, Georgia, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Occupational Therapists • Physical Therapists • Nurses • Speech-Language Pathologists • Counselors • Nursing Home Administrators • Assisted Living Facility Administrators • Long Term/Acute Care Professionals • Case Managers • Marriage & Family Therapists Course Description: Individuals with dementia 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. But whatever your profession, proper skills and understanding of the disease is needed to work with this population. Without the appropriate training, safety risks grow and opportunities to improve care and quality of life are missed. This essential training program will provide you with the tools, strategies, and practices you need to best serve patients facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In just one day you’ll learn how you can better assess for and differentiate between different types of dementias, overcome the communication issues that can obstruct quality care, work more collaboratively with family and caregivers, maximize daily functioning, and safely and effectively intervene when difficult behaviors arise. Objectives: • Analyze the impact of dementia on brain structure and function, and determine the difference between normal forgetfulness and cognitive impairment. • Differentiate dementias from one another by identifying manifestations of each type. • Articulate differences between the Folstein Mini-Mental Status examination and SLUMS and effectively utilize them as screening measure tools for cognitive impairment and dementia. • Employ adaptable behavioral interventions that can provide patients with individualized care and promote more effective participation in therapy. • Investigate the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications for the client, clinicians, and those caring for older adults with dementia. • Correlate patients’ strengths and limitations to potential therapeutic approaches when developing treatment plans for older adults with dementia.
Anxiety, ADHD and Anger in the Classroom: 60 Activity-Based Coping Skills to Effectively Manage “Big Feelings” (Dec 11, 2019)
Dec 11, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Macon, Georgia
Anxiety, ADHD and Anger in the Classroom: 60 Activity-Based Coping Skills to Effectively Manage “Big Feelings” is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 11, 2019 at Macon Marriott City Center, Macon, Georgia, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Target Audience: • Educators • Counselors • School Psychologists • Social Workers • Psychologists • Therapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Speech-Language Pathologists • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Description: Managing the emotional climate of your classroom is crucial to learning. When children are struggling to manage anxiety, ADHD and anger, they can’t focus on the academic tasks expected of them in a classroom setting. By teaching kids simple, healthy and safe ways to express their emotions and calm their bodies, they will be better able to concentrate on their work during the school day. The positive impact healthy coping skills will have on a child’s academic performance is truly transformational. In this seminar, we’ll learn how coping skills impact a student’s nervous system, and how to use that knowledge to help kids calm their bodies and get ready to learn. Join coping skills expert and experienced school counselor Janine Halloran, LMHC as she shows you coping skills and techniques ideal for a classroom. • Walk away with a coping skills toolbox • Deep breathing printables • Check in sheets • ”Anxiety thermometer” • Relaxation exercises • ”What’s your play personality?” • And many more Be prepared for experiential learning and movement as we try different coping skills like grounding techniques, breathing exercises, and big body movements throughout the day. Objectives: • Develop strategies for teaching kids coping skills that positively impact academic performance and their ability to maintain relationships. • Analyze how the nervous system response of “fight, flight or freeze” is connected to stress and communicate how coping skills can be used to shift kids to a more tranquil “rest and digest” response. • Establish a classroom routine that allows for breaks to benefit both hypo-arousal and hyper-arousal in kids with ADHD. • Articulate how mindfulness and grounding techniques can be used to help children manage their symptoms of anxiety. • Establish methods to determine the source of stress and create a plan to eliminate shutting down or acting out. • Utilize specific movement-based strategies that can effectively intervene in kids’ anger responses.
Feb 11 - 12, 2020 | Contact Hours 12.60 | USD $500 | Macon, Georgia
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 2-Day Intensive ACT Training is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Feb 11 - 12, 2020 at Macon Marriott City Center, Macon, Georgia, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.6 contact hours / 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Target Audience: • Counselors • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Social Workers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Case Managers • Mental Health Professionals • Nurses Course Description: Looking to improve your therapy approach? How often do you review your appointment calendar and start wondering how you’re going to, finally, help a regular client who seems to progress for a while – and then regress? Each time he/she arrives, you use the same tools and techniques you’ve used for so long – and mostly successfully – but this one client is testing your skills. Now you can begin to integrate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into your practice – and see improved outcomes. Researched and developed by world-renowned researcher, speaker and author Steven Hayes, PhD, ACT is fast becoming the treatment approach that gets to the heart of therapeutic relationship. Join ACT expert, Adria Pearson-Mauro, Ph.D., for this workshop where you will develop highly practical, evidence-based skills, case conceptualization techniques and powerful strategies that will improve outcomes for the following: • Anxiety Issues • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder • Mood Disorders • Substance Abuse • Anger Management • Eating Disorders • Trauma • Personality Disorders Attend this intensive, engaging and transformative workshop and start a new path for healing you can use with your most difficult clients. Free mindfulness exercises are included! You will also receive copies of ACT-based psychological assessment tools and case conceptualization forms. Objectives: • Demonstrate effective use of the six core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients advance psychological flexibility. • Illustrate clinical techniques for increasing psychological flexibility in clients using ACT. • Utilize acceptance approaches with avoidance problems to strengthen a client’s willingness to have emotions. • Implement clinical skills to help client effectively handle automatic cognitions. • Utilize effective ACT exercises in therapy to aid clients with developing new skills to engage in the present moment and move past struggles. • Assess and clarify a client’s values in order to develop an effective treatment plan and avoid potential clinical problems. • Integrate ACT into different therapeutic styles and methods as an approach to managing symptoms. • Create committed action plans for clients with anxiety disorders to improve level of functioning. • Use metaphors to undermine language-based avoidance repertoires to improve client engagement. • Utilize clinical strategies to develop an ACT-based behavior therapy plan as it relates to treatment outcomes. • Implement emotional, behavioral willingness and exposure techniques with clients to reduce experiential avoidance. Apply ACT techniques to the treatment of specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and personality disorders.
Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image: What Every Clinician Needs to Know (Mar 11, 2020)
Mar 11, 2020 | CE 6.00 | USD $250 | Macon, 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 11, 2020 at Holiday Inn Macon North, Macon, 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 behaviours.
Apr 18, 2020 | Macon, Georgia
Georgia Dental Hygienists' Association (GDHA) Course is organized by Georgia Dental Hygienists' Association (GDHA) and will be held on Apr 18, 2020 at Macon, Georgia, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.