Upcoming Medical Conferences in Oak LawnSearch Criteria : United States of America Oak Lawn
Jan 29, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Oak Lawn, Illinois
Psychopharmacology: What You Need to Know Today About Psychiatric Medications is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 29, 2020 at Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn, Oak Lawn, 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.
Mar 04, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Oak Lawn, Illinois
Anxiety and Panic Disorder: Expressive and Mindfulness-Based Interventions is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 04, 2020 at Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn, Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 0.6 CEUs / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • Teachers • School Administrators • Occupational Therapists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Are you looking for new ways to help your clients combat anxiety? Do you have clients who are having difficulty identifying their triggers, or struggling to verbalize their feelings? In this program Dianne Taylor Dougherty, MS, CAGS, LPCS, will fill up your therapeutic toolbox with creative, evidence-based expressive therapy interventions that will help you disarm skeptical and resistant clients. You don’t have to be a skilled artist, writer or musician to incorporate these strategies. Dianne will provide you with tips and goals you can use the very next day! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to assess anxious habits, symptoms, and behaviors and stop the “anxiety spiral” in the first session! Discover how combining new, Expressive Therapy Techniques with CBT and MBSR can help treat even the most resistant anxiety symptoms. Experience how these evidence-based treatment strategies can improve problem solving, reduce stress and increase awareness and energy. You’ll see how the powerful interventions taught in this program will transform the lives of your clients and improve the care you provide! Objectives: • Explore the inverse relationship between anxiety and problem solving; utilize cognitive and expressive therapy tools to integrate problem solving skills into the client’s treatment plan. • Implement treatment strategies to help clients self-intervene in fight, flight, or freeze states and dissociative symptoms. • Utilize clinical strategies derived from expressive therapies to reduce anxious symptoms and increase energy and awareness in clients. • Apply mindfulness skills, including mindful labeling and observation, to treat symptoms of anxiety and panic disorder. • Evaluate the clinical presentation of anxiety and panic to improve client assessment and treatment planning. • Develop clinical skills to address treatment-resistant issues, including perfectionism, subjugation and procrastination.
Aug 29 - 30, 2020 | Contact Hours 19.00 | USD $450 | Oak Lawn, Illinois
Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Aug 29 - 30, 2020 at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States of America. This course has been approoved for a maximum of 19 contact hours / 1.9 CEU’s Course Description: As the population ages, there is a continual growing need for physical and occupational therapists and other health care providers to develop comprehensive solutions to maximize mobility and achieve positive functional outcomes. This intermediate-level course will utilize the best evidence-based research in examination and treatment techniques for older adults and apply them to results-driven clinical practices. This course will teach clinicians how to perform a comprehensive examination of older adults with orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses as well as other pathologies with an emphasis on integrating findings into the development of the plan of care. A variety of tests and interventions will be practiced in labs to allow participants the opportunity to practice the concepts discussed during lectures, such as appropriate strength training for older adults and treatment of vestibular disorders. Since vestibular disorders may be missed in older adults, identification and treatment of vestibular impairment is vital to successful outcomes in this population to prevent further injury and to establish a successful path toward functional mobility. This course will also include implications of other diagnoses common to older adults such as diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, hip fracture, and several other diagnoses. Case studies will be used for participants to practice problem solving and clinical decision making in older adults. The information in this course can be adapted for all practice settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities/subacute, outpatient, and home care. This evidence-based course will incorporate current and relevant information to develop an individualized treatment plan to improve functional outcomes in your patients. A comprehensive manual will supplement the didactic and lab portions of the course. Course Objectives: • Identify the effects of aging and pathology on limitations in activities and participation. • Perform a comprehensive examination of older adults selecting appropriate tests and measures based on the individual’s presentation. • Recognize fall risk factors in older adults and develop an appropriate plan of care to address these factors. • Perform an examination of the vestibular system and demonstrate appropriate treatments for BPPV and vestibular hypofunction. • Explain how to incorporate an evidence based interventions into a plan of care for older adults. • Design appropriate exercise prescriptions for older adults with a variety of impairments and comorbidities. • Discuss the effect of medications on older adults and how it impacts rehab progression. • Design a comprehensive treatment plan for older adult patients incorporating all impaired systems, impact of medications, and patient goals.