Upcoming Medical Conferences in PeoriaSearch Criteria : United States of America Peoria
Dec 05, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | Peoria, Illinois
Counseling Grief Clients: Functional Interventions for Everyday Use is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 05, 2019 at Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, Peoria, Illinois, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours and 6.25 participant hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Target Audience: • Psychologists • Psychiatrists • Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Social Workers • Pastoral Counselors • Chaplains/Clergy • Mental Health Nurses • Funeral Directors • Case Managers • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners • Addiction Counselors • Thanatologists • Nursing Home Administrators Conference Description: Clinicians often struggle to develop an effective approach to counseling grief clients, due to the uniqueness of each individual’s grief. The last 10-15 years have seen an explosion of new research in the field and many new studies have turned what we thought we knew on its head. Explore this new research about appropriate diagnosis of grief clients, ideas for how to assess grief severity and related constructs, and clarification about what is meant by “complicated grief” Review the most commonly used current models for understanding grief and leave with tools, including 20 interventions, to more confidently assist clients in navigating the adaptive, yet confusing and difficult, grief process. The seminar will end with a focus on self-care, discussing how to appropriately manage and care for ourselves in this demanding, yet fulfilling, work. Conference Objectives are: • Articulate current models for conceptualizing grief and how these influence treatment planning. • Analyze and differentiate clinical symptoms to diagnose grief clients appropriately. • Implement functional interventions for grief counseling adaptable to use with any clients. • Demonstrate three new interventions to use with bereaved clients. • Determine when grief has become “complicated” and develop an appropriate treatment strategy. • Develop strategies of self-awareness and self-care for grief counselors as it relates to clinical practice. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Feb 24, 2020 | CEUs 6.25 | USD $250 | Peoria, Illinois
Disarming the Suicidal Mind: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 24, 2020 at Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, Peoria, Illinois, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 CEUS / 6.0 CE / 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychiatrists • Counselors • Teachers • School Administrators • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Description: From Triage to Tomorrow Suicide deaths have increased dramatically in recent years to 40,000 Americans annually, a leap that has been attributed variously to the Great Recession, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and access to guns and prescription pain killers – but what about medical error? Thirty-nine percent of suicide completers have been seen in an ER within the past year (many for mental health complaints and self-harm), while 59% of ER patients with injuries from deliberate self-harm do not receive a psychiatric assessment. Despite these trends, graduate training in assessment of imminent self-harm is often limited, offering little practical experience in counseling labs due to intake policies designed to avoid liability. This course offers a revealing look inside the complex and rapidly expanding knowledge-base concerning the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm, while exploring the most effective measures you can take to save your patients’ lives. Learn to recognize risk factors associated with suicide attempts, as well as long-term and imminent warning signs, and accurately assess self-harm and suicide risk. Discover evidence-based interventions and explore the challenges of treatment across populations, including patients with addictive behaviors. Finally, we will deconstruct the emergency mental health protocols of today and identify common thinking errors leading to diagnostic and intervention mistakes that actually worsen crisis situations. Objectives: • Analyze the rapidly expanding knowledge-base concerning the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm as it relates to clinical practice. • Recognize risk factors associated with suicide attempts, as well as long-term and imminent warning signs to improve client level of functioning. • Articulate common assessment and clinical intervention errors that can be lethal. • Identify ethical issues related to suicidal assessment and involuntary psychiatric commitment. • Implement comprehensive assessment/intervention strategies to put to practical use in session. • Overcome clinical challenges with suicidal clients to improve treatment outcomes.
Mar 10, 2020 | CEUs 0.60 | USD $250 | Peoria, Illinois
Anxiety in the Classroom is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 10, 2020 at Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, Peoria, Illinois, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 0.6 CEUs / 6.0 contact hours / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Teachers • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • School Administrators • Occupational Therapists • Principals • Assistant Principals • Speech-Language Pathologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children Course Description: The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, global terrorism and violence, extensive technology use, media overload, bullying and diversity issues, has produced a “shell shocked” generation of students struggling to manage their anxiety. The challenge for those working in schools is to recognize the increasing anxiety level in students and help them cope. Janine E. Oliver, LCSW, MSW, CH will teach you how, why and when anxiety develops in young people. The various manifestations for anxiety will be described, so that anxious students can be recognized and supported. Janine will help you distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders, and give you a principle for making this distinction in school settings. Most importantly, you will learn practical strategies that can be applied immediately in the classroom setting and schools to reduce anxiety, enhance teaching effectiveness, and promote maximum learning. Objectives: • Design effective strategies to decrease the stress response in kids with learning disabilities to improve information processing, listening skills, and comprehension. • Summarize the different ways anxiety manifests in the classroom (worry, social isolation, attention deficits, etc.) and determine the appropriate strategy for reducing symptoms. • Implement a three-step skill building model for stress management among young clients. • Utilize classroom friendly calming and relaxation activities to keep students engaged. • Determine the signs of normal anxiety vs anxiety disorders to enhance teaching effectiveness. • Evaluate the impact deep breathing exercises have on anxiety to enable task completion in the classroom.