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Oppositional, Aggressive, Attention-Seeking & Uncooperative Children, Teens and Young Adults: High-Impact Strategies to Reduce Chronic Misbehavior (Jan 24, 2020)
Jan 24, 2020 | CE Hours 6.25 | USD $249.99 | Oak Brook, Illinois
Oppositional, Aggressive, Attention-Seeking & Uncooperative Children, Teens and Young Adults: High-Impact Strategies to Reduce Chronic Misbehavior is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 24, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of continuing education credit / 6.0 contact hours. Target Audience: • Psychologists • Social Workers • Counselors • Occupational Therapists • Speech Language Pathologists • Educators • Probation Officers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Other Helping Professionals that work with children Course Description: This seminar is for YOU if you work with young adults, teens or children who: • Debate and invite power struggles with parents or teachers • Display hostile, angry, revengeful, exploitative or predatory tendencies • Use silly immature tactics to gain attention and get noticed • Engage in property destruction, fire-setting, vandalism or animal cruelty • Have diagnoses such as ADHD, ODD, Bipolar Disorder, or Conduct Disorder • Act irresponsible, helpless, negligent or tardy • Snicker at charts-and-stars and other “behavior modification” attempts Attend this seminar and learn a wealth of high-impact techniques that cut across diagnostic lines and apply universally, from early childhood to young adult. Using these techniques will enable you to accomplish quickly what can often be missed in months of regular talk therapies, counseling or behavior modification reward systems. You’ll learn how to stop pre-delinquent clients’ manipulations such as victim playing, power struggling, denial, minimizing, defiance, evasive lying, excuse making, blaming, and justifying. You’ll learn key strategies for “reading” misbehavior to uncover its underlying needs and motivations. You can share these methods with teachers and parents to free them from “ignore-nag-yell-punish” cycles and senseless power struggles. Discover powerful techniques to divert and reduce hostility and revenge in oppositional, predatory, violent adolescents and young adults. You’ll be able to introduce presocial adaptive behaviors that develop conscience and satisfy their unmet needs that trigger misbehavior. Objectives: • Use at least 5 clinical interventions to reduce attention-seeking misbehavior in clients. • Demonstrate at least 4 clinical interviewing strategies to address resistance, reduce defensiveness and build trust with clients. • Implement at least 5 intervention methods to reduce power-displaying misbehavior in clients. • Incorporate effective interventions to help clients express anger in a constructive, healthy manner. • Teach caregivers behavioral strategies to increase compliance and cooperation at home and school. • Assess the client’s worldview and interpret the meaning behind maladaptive behavior in order to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Jan 30, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Oak Brook, Illinois
Psychopharmacology: What You Need to Know Today About Psychiatric Medications is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 30, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 0.6 CEUs. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Case Managers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Addiction Counselors • Pharmacists • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Other Mental Health & HealthCare Professionals Course Description: Most Up-To-Date Psychotropic Medications Info . Demands on mental health professionals to expand their knowledge of psychotropic meds are like never before … not only do you need to be on top of the latest developments and what is on the horizon, but you also have to take that information, and use it most effectively for your client. • Improve clients’ understanding of their mental illness, and how medication aids recovery • Identifying treatment concerns with inappropriate, inadequate doses of medication • Tools to help clients manage unpleasant side effects • Strategies to improve client adherence to medications • Depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD – the latest trends in medication management Objectives: • Articulate the clinical uses of the five major psychotropic medication classes antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety agents, antipsychotics and psychostimulants –including their efficacy and their common side effects. • Implement effective methods to collaborate with patients and prescribers on issues surrounding compliance with medication treatments. • Communicate the potential benefits and risks of using psychotropic medication to treat a wide array of conditions. • Analyze the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants in adults and children. • Explore psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. • Explain current controversies in psychopharmacology, including Alzheimer’s medications and newly approved medications for various conditions.
Navigating Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice: Current Guidelines for Clinicians (Feb 14, 2020)
Feb 14, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Oak Brook, Illinois
Navigating Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice: Current Guidelines for Clinicians is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 14, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois, United States of America. This Course 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 • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: The field of ethics is constantly changing, requiring you to continually update your knowledge and skills in this area. Dr. Susan Zoline will provide you with an overview of contemporary clinical, ethical, and legal dilemmas faced by mental health professionals. You will be provided clear strategies for approaching and resolving ethical dilemmas with particular attention to boundary issues, high risk situations (suicide, violence, and abuse) and risk management. Case examples will be examined and group discussion will be integrated into the presentation to illustrate the grey areas surrounding these complex issues. Dr. Zoline brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this program, having taught graduate level ethics courses for 25 years and serving as the co-chair of her state psychological association ethics committee, which she has been a member of for many years. She brings enthusiasm and clarity to a topic which is often considered dry and anxiety provoking. Objectives: • Articulate distinct clinical, ethical and legal responsibilities and duties in mental health clinical practice. • Implement clear strategies for approaching and responding to ethical dilemmas using a step-by-step decision making model. • Establish current best practice knowledge and guidelines for assessing and responding to clients who present with risk of suicide, violence and/or possible abuse or neglect. • Incorporate important confidentiality, informed consent and risk management safeguards/procedures into one’s clinical practice. • Communicate common boundary dilemmas which emerge in clinical practice with recommendations to maintain healthy professional boundaries. • Designate multicultural diversity factors which may impact ethical decision making. • Determine common pitfalls in clinical practice which could cause ethical or legal liability.
Trauma-Informed & Resilience-Focused Classrooms: Quick & Easy Strategies to Improve Classroom Climate and Reduce Disruptive Behavior - Illinois
Feb 20, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Oak Brook, Illinois
Trauma-Informed & Resilience-Focused Classrooms: Quick & Easy Strategies to Improve Classroom Climate and Reduce Disruptive Behavior is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 20, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • General Educators • Special Educators • School Administrators • Guidance Counselors • Social Workers • Behavior Interventionists • School Psychologists • Para-Professionals • Directors of Special Education • School Nurses • School Physical Therapists • Occupational Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists Description: The new buzz in education is to be “trauma-informed.” The questions on all of our minds are: “How are we supposed to do this while meeting all of the other demands in education? How do I keep up with the curriculum while teaching my students these skills?” You may think “Let’s just add teaching kids how to behave to my already-impossible list of things to do”. Perhaps you’ve thought, “Here we go again … another excuse for kids to avoid consequences; schools care more about suspension rates than they do the sanity of their own teachers”. Imagine adding strategies that take only a few minutes from your lesson plan and can benefit not only your entire class, but individual challenging students and, just as importantly, you as an educator? What if you could focus on teaching your curriculum while providing emotional safety and growth for ALL of your students instead of only one at a time? Imagine having a toolbox of strategies that you can use the next day without having to use your own money and time to find these activities. Join Theresa Fry and learn how a trauma-informed, resilience-focused approach will provide emotional safety & growth for all your students. By addressing their basic needs, you will increase their ability to self-regulate, decrease challenging behaviors and simultaneously make your job notably easier. This positive approach will enable your students to learn to help themselves, leaving everyone feeling empowered, calm and ready to learn. Objectives: • Upon completion of this seminar participants will be able to: • Communicate the importance of emotional safety and relationships as it relates to students and the classroom. • Explore the predictors of resilience using the brain science of trauma. • Determine the zones of regulation and recommend strategies to empower individual students to use these on their own. • Establish the difference between the in-class reset vs. the out-of-class reset and how consequences work in trauma-informed classrooms. • Implement Mindfulness in the classroom in a quick, efficient, and effective way. • Practice techniques to self-regulate & co-regulate. • Explore the connection between the educator’s well-being and the student’s well-being and introduce strategies that work for both.
Mar 12, 2020 | CME 6.00 | USD $150 | Oak Brook, Illinois
Pediatric Pearls Mental & Behavioral Health is organized by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and will be held on Mar 12, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois, United States of America. Accreditation: Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Overview: This full-day conference should be attended by healthcare providers interested in learning more about several mental health topics relevant to our youth. Incuded will be topics on depression/anxiety, oppositional defiant behavior, the effects of chronic illness on mental wellness, the mental health of the LGBTQ commuity and the effect of social media on teens. Several longer sessions and expert panels will take a deep dive in these hot topics allowing ample time for discussion. Objectives • Discuss the range of common behavioral problems presenting in primary care setting • Review the application of behavioral psychology to oppositional behavior for the purpose of providing health education and prescriptive interventions to parents • Identify prevalence rates, symptoms, and effective treatments for disruptive behavior disorders • List pediatric disorders commonly associated with anxiety • Describe strategies to assess the extent to which anxiety is contributing to symptom presentation • Utilize language and skills to help patients and caregivers recognize and address the role of anxiety in their illness or syndrome • Describe the developmental processes of gender identity development among transgender and gender non-conforming youth • Discuss current research findings on autism, depression, anxiety, ADHD and gender variance • Describe the importance of family acceptance in shaping mental health outcomes for youth • Explain the difference between demoralization and clinical depression • Identify key target symptoms for pharmacotherapy in clinical depression • Describe the evidence-based newly mandated strategies for suicide screening by the JCAHO • Discuss implications of the ADHD, anxiety and depression diagnosis in children with chronic illness • Discuss common behavioral health outcomes of chronic illnesses in children and adolescents • List the major social medial platforms and their similarities and differences • Explain different ways parents can manage their child's social media usage and describe the importance of parent social media usage as a risk factor Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available
May 15, 2020 | CME 5.50 | USD $150 | Oak Brook, Illinois
Pediatric Pearls Allergy & Immunology is organized by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and will be held on May 15, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois, United States of America. Target Audience: Family Practice, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pediatrics, Physician Assistant Accreditation: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Overview: This full-day conference is perfect for the healthcare practitioner interested in learning more about allergy/immunological issues in the young patient. Several topics being presented will include new data, research and approaches for food allergy and avoidance, drug allergies, and allergy testing. Other topics will include an update on atopic dermatitis and immunodeficiency. The breakouts in the afternoon will be case-based and interactive allowing for a deeper dive in some of these topics. Objectives: • Describe the impact of labeling a child with a beta-lactam allergy • Discuss common presentations and proper evaluation of beta-lactam allergy in children • Identify steps primary care providers can employ to reduce unnecessary antibiotic avoidance • Discuss desensitization modalities for food allergy including oral immunotherapy, epicutaneous immunotherapy and sublingual immunotherapy • Identify new immunomodulatory drugs that are being studied as adjunctive therapies for food allergy immunotherapy • Identify other potential treatments for food allergy that are in the research pipeline • Recognize atopic dermatitis chiefly on the basis of the clinical exam • Mange exacerbations appropriately, on the basis of evidence and recommendations • Select treatment for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis on the basis of available data • Discuss the increased incidence of food allergies in children and potential casual factors • Describe potential ways to families on how intervene to prevent development of food allergies • Discuss test modalities and clinical scenarios in which they are helpful and limitations • Discuss risks and benefits of blood allergy testing