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Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (Dec 09, 2019)
Dec 09, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Davenport, Iowa
Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 09, 2019 at Best Western Plus Steeplegate Inn, Davenport, Iowa, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists & Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Special & General Educators • School Guidance Counselors • School Administrators • Educational Paraprofessionals • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants • Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children Description: Do you work with children and adolescents with autism who exhibit explosive behaviors that interfere with their ability to effectively and efficiently navigate their environment? They appear willful, obnoxious, over reactive, and unfeeling. They lose control of their ability to cope or regulate their behavior, which can send them spiraling into a gut wrenching meltdown. Join autism expert Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S., and learn proven strategies and techniques to help children and adolescents with autism de-escalate before a full blown meltdown ensues, develop self-control and self-management skills to prevent future meltdowns and learn appropriate/replacement behaviors. Dozens of strategies will be taught through dynamic video case examples and demonstrations. “Teach them in the way they learn” will be a mantra throughout the seminar. Walk away with these interventions and more: • Breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills • Surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety • Video modeling and role playing to improve social/emotional communication • First person stories and visual cues to promote positive behavior • Visual cues, music and software designed to increase attention and focus • Social stories, social scripts and emotions charts to develop self-regulation • SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to target challenging behaviors Objectives: • Discriminate functions of behavior during a tantrum vs. meltdown. • Illustrate the connections and breakdowns between communication, social skills and behaviors. • Employ a breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills. • Design optimal therapy/classroom structure to prevent overstimulation and sensory breakdowns. • Employ SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to prevent, intervene or consequate targeted behaviors. • Utilize surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety. • Implement a “system” rather than a person dependent intervention.
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry (Jan 22, 2020)
Jan 22, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Davenport, Iowa
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 22, 2020 at Best Western Plus Steeplegate Inn, Davenport, Iowa, 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 • Counselors • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Nurses • Speech Language Pathologists • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapist Assistants • Marriage & Family Therapists • Other Mental Health Professionals Conference Description: Join neuroscience and anxiety expert, Dr. Janene M. Donarski, and learn her keys for successful anxiety treatment. Dr. Donarski integrates brain-based strategies for calming the anxious mind with client communication techniques that motivate change in your clients. Janene’s approach promotes adherence to treatment and strengthens the therapeutic alliance - which is essential when working with anxious, worried, traumatized, or obsessive clients. Dr. Donarski will give you proven tools and techniques to: • Identify and treat the roots of anxiety in both the amygdala and the cortex • Explain “the language of the amygdala” in an accessible, straight forward way • Identify how the cortex contributes to anxiety, and empower clients with strategies to resist anxiety-igniting cognitions Register today for this transformational workshop and put the power of neuroplasticity to work for you and your anxious clients! Objectives: • Ascertain the underlying neurological processes that impact anxious symptoms for clients. • Develop client engagement in treatment using personalized goals and attending to the therapeutic relationship. • Evaluate the differences between amygdala-based and cortex-based anxiety symptoms and identify how these symptoms inform treatment interventions. • Communicate strategies for calming and training the amygdala in order to alleviate symptoms of anxiety. • Implement methods for teaching clients to retrain the cortex so that anxiety is resisted rather than exacerbated. • Analyze how psychotropic medication impacts neuroplasticity in the brain; identify related treatment implications.