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Suicidal Clients and Self-Harm Behaviors: Clinical Strategies to Confidently Address Two of the Most Daunting (and Potentially Lethal) Scenarios You'll Work With (Jan 29, 2020)
Jan 29, 2020 | CE 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Portland, Maine
Suicidal Clients and Self-Harm Behaviors: Clinical Strategies to Confidently Address Two of the Most Daunting (and Potentially Lethal) Scenarios You'll Work With is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 29, 2020 at Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, Maine, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 CE / 7.5 contact hours / 6.25 continuing education credits / 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • Teachers • School Administrators • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Description: Suicidality is one of the scariest scenarios we work with. Your job literally becomes a life-or-death situation …one in which you hold a great deal of responsibility. Suicidal clients under extreme distress can leave you feeling overwhelmed and questioning your next move, and revelations of self-harm have you searching for answers they didn’t teach you in school. • How do I differentiate self-injurious behavior from suicidal behavior? • Can self-harming lead to suicidal behavior? • How do I protect my license and livelihood when working with suicidal clients? • What do I do when crises situations arise? • When, and how, do I hospitalize clients? Given the high probability of encountering a client considering suicide or engaging in self-harming behavior at some point in your career, the preparation of graduate programs is not enough. With so much as stake you need to be ready to skillfully assess and manage suicide risks and self-harming behavior! Attend this candid one-day seminar and leave feeling fully equipped to address the intricacies that affect your clients’ choices to live or die. Beneficial to both seasoned and fledgling mental health practitioners, our experienced instructor will provide you with comprehensive approaches to effectively work with clients who present with suicidal and self-destructive behaviors. Key Benefits of Attending: • Risk assessment strategies that protect not only clients, but you as the clinician. • Front line strategies derived from the evidence-based efficacy of CBT and DBT. • Answers to difficult questions on suicide and self-harm that clinicians often struggle with. • Effective treatment techniques, applicable across various populations and therapeutic settings. • Tips on decision making that provide you with guideposts for determining when crisis intervention is needed in contrast to long-term treatment. Go beyond grad school curriculum and get the practical real-world strategies and advice you need to confidently and capably treat suicidal and self-harming clients! Objectives: • Analyze how a risk management strategy that accounts for both acute and chronic risk factors can help clinicians to identify clients at increased risk of suicide completion. • Differentiate between suicide behavior and self-harm behavior and articulate how this informs the clinician’s therapeutic approach. • Evaluate how countertransference can interfere in the treatment of suicidal patients and learn how clinicians can manage emotion through awareness and self-restraint. • Integrate coping strategies into treatment plans for non-suicidal self-injury that help clients manage triggering situations without engaging in self-harm. • Assess how to differentiate between morbid ideation and suicidal ideation, and establish how this information informs clinical approach. • Appraise how social media, technology, and teletherapy impact the clinician’s role in treating suicidal ideation, intent or plan.
Feb 07 - 09, 2020 | Portland, Maine
2020 Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) Midwinter Symposium is organized by Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) and will be held from Feb 07 - 09, 2020 at Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay, Portland, Maine, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Trauma-Informed Tools to Support Social and Emotional Learning, Student Success and Positive Climate (Feb 24, 2020)
Feb 24, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Portland, Maine
Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Trauma-Informed Tools to Support Social and Emotional Learning, Student Success and Positive Climate is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 24, 2020 at Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, Maine, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 0.6 CEUs. Target Audience: • Educators • Special Educators • School Administrators • School Social Workers • School Counselors • School Nurses • Paraprofessionals • Occupational Therapists • Physical Therapists • Speech Language Pathologists Course Description: Do you find yourself wondering what more you can do to help your easily distracted student? The one who has a hard time maintaining focus? What if you had the tools that would enhance focus and attention, ease anxiety, and improve confidence, self-esteem and academic performance? During this seminar, you will learn simple, developmentally appropriate yoga and mindfulness tools that can be immediately integrated into your daily curriculum. These skills are a proven and effective way to promote self-regulation ability, learning readiness and resilience while cultivating a positive, peaceful, productive classroom. Through the framework of – Noticing, Mindful Choice, Practice, Reflection, Integration – you will learn how to empower your students and yourself with increased self-awareness, the foundation for the development of self-regulation skills and cognitive control. Through 67 simple yoga and mindfulness-based activities designed to engage the whole child, you will help your students move from a state of anxiety and dysregulation to a state of engagement, control and connectedness. All activities are specially chosen for their suitability for the typical classroom space and schedule and can be done standing beside or sitting at desks, while hands and bodies remain off the floor. Yoga 4 Classrooms is easy for teachers, students, and therapists to use, and helps to create a more harmonious, learning friendly school day. This inspiriting workshop will give you the tools to integrate yoga and mindfulness skills into your classroom, leaving everyone feeling empowered, calm and ready to learn. Absolutely no yoga experience is required. Objectives: • Explore the mind-body connection and how stress and trauma affects learning and behavior. • Evaluate the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for children in schools. • Determine the signs of imbalance in your students and yourself. • Develop opportunities for taking yoga breaks during the school day. • Implement 67 simple, trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness-based activities, as needed, throughout the day. • Design outcome-focused sequences based on time available: calming, focusing, energizing, community building. • Access additional tools and resources to ensure continued progress.
Feb 26, 2020 | USD $249.99 | Portland, Maine
Somatic Interventions for Eating Disorders is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 26, 2020 at Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, Maine, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Disordered Eating: Somatic, Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness Interventions for Lasting Recovery (Feb 26, 2020)
Feb 26, 2020 | CEUs 0.60 | USD $249.99 | Portland, Maine
Disordered Eating: Somatic, Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness Interventions for Lasting Recovery is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 26, 2020 at Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, Maine, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7.5 contact hours / 6.0 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Psychologists • Addiction Counselors • Case Managers • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Other Mental Health Professionals Description: Overeating. Emotional eating. Chronic dieting. Binge eating. Restriction. Compensatory behaviors. Regardless of where your clients fall on the disordered eating spectrum, they all share the same painful cyclical experience of unrelenting self-criticism, negative body image, unhealthy behavior. And shame. And while great strides have been made in ED treatment, the recovery rate is still only 50%. Join Dr. Ann Saffi, Somatic Psychotherapist and ED specialist, for this in-depth training where you’ll discover how to help clients re-connect with their long-neglected bodies, let go of the “not _ enough” narrative, and learn to embrace, befriend, and listen to the internal wisdom of their bodies. Packed with practical interventions based in somatic psychotherapy, self-compassion, and mindfulness, this comprehensive seminar will shift your perspective and provide you with strategies that: • Shift the focus from shame to empowerment from the very start of treatment • Are evidence-based and can easily be integrated into what you’re already doing • Replace the harsh inner critic with self-compassion and curiosity • Help clients re-establish bodily cues for hunger, fullness, and sensory awareness • Calm the nervous system and regulate emotions in triggering situations This training is a must-attend for clinicians treating any form of disordered eating, eating disorders and/or body image disturbance – sign up today! Objectives: • Determine the neurobiological impact of chronic disordered eating patterns on the brain for purposes of providing accurate and effective psychoeducation to clients. • Develop evidence based somatic interventions for reducing negative self-talk and poor body image in clients with disordered eating. • Integrate self-compassion and somatic interventions into existing treatment approaches, including CBT and DBT. • Utilize mindfulness-based interventions to help clients manage emotional dysregulation andfood/body image triggers. • Appraise and manage potential countertransference issues that may arise during treatment with clients with disordered eating. • Evaluate the empirical literature around self-compassion and somatic interventions for disorderedeating recovery.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Experiential Course: Rapidly Improve Treatment Outcomes & Reduce Symptoms of PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Pain (Mar 03, 2020)
Mar 03, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Portland, Maine
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Experiential Course: Rapidly Improve Treatment Outcomes & Reduce Symptoms of PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Pain is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 03, 2020 at Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, Maine, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Course Description: When clients are struggling, it can feel like progress is impossible, especially when you’ve tried everything you know and are still spending most of the session trying to convince your client to meet you halfway. You and your clients are frustrated by the lack of progress, and you need something with lasting results that will also be effective in the short term. Join EFT Master Practitioner Bonnie Grossman, LPC, for this experiential workshop, and you’ll learn how to apply effective, evidence-based, mind-body EFT (tapping) techniques in your practice to help your clients find relief from their struggles with PTSD, anxiety, depression or chronic pain. You’ll learn how to go beyond cognitive methods and standard relaxation techniques by integrating a fresh set of skills to calm sensations in the body and address negative thoughts and distressing emotions. Full of practical strategies and helpful tips for in-session application, you’ll obtain more than just an overview how EFT works. Throughout the day, you’ll have plenty of practice opportunities to apply these new techniques, and upon completion of this seminar, you’ll feel confident in your ability to use EFT with your clients Objectives: • Demonstrate the use of set-up statements while performing a tapping sequence to improve treatment outcomes. • Evaluate clients’ distress levels throughout the tapping session to inform additional clinical treatment interventions. • Utilize EFT techniques to increase self-compassion and self-acceptance and reduce the frequency and severity of self-sabotaging behaviors in clients. • Modify EFT techniques for use in alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety and panic in clients. • Employ trauma-informed EFT techniques to calm the stress response and increase feelings of safety in clients with PTSD. • Modify EFT techniques for use with children and teens to improve clinical treatment outcomes. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Mar 09, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Portland, Maine
High-Risk Obstetrics: Current Trends, Treatments & Issues is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 09, 2020 at Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, Maine, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / .6 CEUs. Target Audience: • Nurses • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Nurse Practitioners • Nurse Midwives • Certified Childbirth Educators/Doulas Course Description: Jamie Otremba will delve into the most common obstetrical emergencies presenting in today's obstetrical patients. She will provide you with a comprehensive look at pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, HELLP, the pitfalls of diagnosing and treating preterm labor, shoulder dystocia, abruption, previa, postpartum hemorrhage, placenta accreta, amniotic fluid embolism, venous thromboembolism, VBACs, and inductions. Jamie's extensive experiences in high risk obstetrics have provided her with keen insight into these often challenging and frightening situations. She is eager to share with you many of the effective interventions that she has acquired throughout her career! Through enlightening case studies, persuasive evidence-based research, and an engaging presentation style, she will teach you the current trends, treatments and issues in high risk obstetrics. Attend this seminar to learn new strategies and techniques that can immediately impact the maternal and fetal outcomes of your obstetrical patients! Objectives: • Evaluate the two-phase process that results in pre-eclampsia. • Compare the pharmacologic management options for preterm labor. • Determine the two most important factors in assessing risk in elective induction. • Explain the most effective way to change medical staff practices related to high risk elective inductions. • Interpret the possible causes of a post-partum hemorrhage and appropriate management for each. • Discuss strategies for collaborative care with the ICU and Emergency Department. • Explain why a d-dimer is no longer recommended as part of the evaluation for pulmonary embolism in pregnancy. • Utilize the latest ACOG recommendations for preventing blood loss during the delivery with an accreta. • Compare the varying degrees of abnormal placental implantation and how management might differ for each. • Analyze why neurological outcomes with amniotic fluid embolism are so poor and the rapid interventions that could make a difference.
Mar 20, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Portland, Maine
Treating the Shoulder Complex: Advances in Conservative & Post-Op Management is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 20, 2020 at Seasons Event & Conference Center, Portland, Maine, United States of America.This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Athletic Trainers • Strength and Conditioning Specialists • Physician Assistants • Nurse Practitioners • Nurses • Exercise Physiologists • Massage Therapists Course Description: Get the solutions for several shoulder complex pathologies in this insightful and important 6 hour seminar. Review and practice unique assessment tests to help you with early recognition of various pathologies. Improve treatment for your clients by examining the best evidence-based practices for conservative and post-op management, and by practicing glenohumeral and scapulothoracic mobilization techniques. Gain new tips and techniques you can implement tomorrow for: • Rotator Cuff Tears • SLAP Lesions • Shoulder Arthroplasties • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome • Adhesive Capsulitis • Anterior Glenohumeral Instability • Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndrome Objectives: • Identify the etiology of common shoulder complex pathologies and identify possible anatomic and other etiologic factors. • Review which special tests should be used to identify complex shoulder pathologies and be able to apply these tests effectively. • Determine which patients are appropriate candidates for conservative or should be referred for assessment as surgical candidates. • Utilize effective mobilization techniques for a variety of shoulder conditions. • Devise an appropriate treatment plan and enable effective patient intervention based on clinical findings.
Dyslexia: Building NEW Neuropathways to Master Visual and Auditory Memory, Visual Perceptual Skills, Visual Motor Skill Development & More! (Mar 23, 2020)
Mar 23, 2020 | Hours 6.25 | USD $249.99 | Portland, Maine
Dyslexia: Building NEW Neuropathways to Master Visual and Auditory Memory, Visual Perceptual Skills, Visual Motor Skill Development & More! is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 23, 2020 at Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay, Portland, Maine, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 Hours. Target Audience: • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Counselors • Social Workers • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • School Psychologists • Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children. Course Description: Dyslexia – the invisible disability that impacts 1:5 individuals! It’s not just an issue of trying harder or paying attention. You know the stories you hear from your clients – hours of studying just to forget it all on a test the following day, constant lack of ability to understand what they read, difficulty remembering lists or instructions beyond three, the overwhelming frustration of knowing what they want to say or do, but not being able to express it on paper or get the words out, socially withdrawn in attempt to hide their struggles. In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to practice treatment ideas that will incorporate the use of client-centered everyday routines, games, technology, sensory and hands-on approaches to help your client overcome the challenges of life with dyslexia. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to immediately provide treatment to address your client’s: • Visual perceptual skills • Visual motor integration • Auditory and visual memory • Reading rate, accuracy, fluency, comprehension • Phonetic awareness and memory • Spelling and handwriting struggles Turn everyday activities into successful treatment! Objectives: • Analyze the 3 types of dyslexia and their characteristics to establish a treatment plan. • Determine the executive cognitive functions and treatment methodologies that impact processing speed and reading comprehension. • Choose treatment strategies to address visual perceptual, visual motor integration, auditory and visual memory deficits to increase handwriting legibility, reading comprehension, and ability to follow multi-step directions. • Communicate how to integrate electronic and low tech games into treatment activities to increase reading comprehension, ability to follow multi-step directions for increased academic success. • Apply compensatory strategies to each specific type, such as recital, chunking, and mnemonics as they apply to visual and auditory memory. • Establish 3 strategies to improve client’s ability to recall multi-step instructions and letter sequence for spelling.
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry (Mar 25, 2020)
Mar 25, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Portland, Maine
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 25, 2020 at Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, Maine, Unted States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Other Mental Health Professionals. Course Description: Join neuroscience and anxiety expert, Dr. Daniel van Ingen and learn his keys for successful anxiety treatment. Dr. van Ingen integrates brain-based strategies for calming the anxious mind with client communication techniques that motivate change in your clients. Daniel’s approach promotes adherence to treatment and strengthens the therapeutic alliance – which is essential when working with anxious, worried, traumatized, or obsessive clients. Dr. van Ingen 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.