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Dec 04, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Rockford, Illinois
Counseling Grief Clients: Functional Interventions for Everyday Use is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 04, 2019 at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Rockford, Rockford, 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) / 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 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. Objectives: • 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.
Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Children and Adolescents Succeed (Jan 13, 2020)
Jan 13, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Rockford, Illinois
Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Children and Adolescents Succeed is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 13, 2020 at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Rockford, Rockford, Illinois, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education. 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 • Addiction Professionals • Probation Officers • All professionals working in child care settings, therapy settings, treatment programs, hospitals, juvenile justice facilities, foster care, and more Course Description: Join child/adolescent behavioral expert, Sophia Ansari, LPCC, 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.
Navigating Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice: Current Guidelines for Clinicians (Feb 24, 2020)
Feb 24, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Rockford, Illinois
Navigating Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice: Current Guidelines for Clinicians is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 24, 2020 at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Rockford, Rockford, 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.