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Dec 11, 2019 | Portland, Maine
Maine Chapter, American College of Emergency Physician Chapter Meeting is organized by Maine Medical Association (MMA) and will be held on Dec 11, 2019 at Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, Portland, Maine, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Next Level Executive Function Strategies: Performance Improvement Solutions to Help Kids and Teens Get Organized, Manage Time and Complete Tasks (Dec 13, 2019)
Dec 13, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Portland, Maine
Next Level Executive Function Strategies: Performance Improvement Solutions to Help Kids and Teens Get Organized, Manage Time and Complete Tasks is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 13, 2019 at Seasons Event & Conference Center At the Ramada Plaza, Portland, Maine, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Target Audience: • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapy Assistants • Speech Language Pathologists • SPED Teachers and Staff • GEN ED Teachers and Staff • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • School Administrators Description: Attend this experiential program and learn evidence-based cognitive, physical and environmental strategies to help kids and teens take their Executive Function (EF) skills to the next level! Easily integrated into any classroom, clinic, or home, these strategies promote self-regulation to allow students to attend and recall what they are learning, and then to be able to expand into higher level executive functions throughout the day. Most importantly, you will learn how to use goal attainment scaling to take your performance building strategies to build habits and routines – the key to independence and success! You will learn proven skill-building and power driver interventions that are quick, individualized, and easy to use! Leave the day being able to implement: • A model of impulse control, working memory and flexible thinking as a lens for quick EF assessment and intervention • Classroom-friendly strategies to address sensory arousal and attention to build self-regulation • Performance focused interventions to promote organization, time management, and task completion • Brain-based techniques to increase mental shifting, enhance memory, and rev up learning • Strategies for sensory processing, arousal states, mindfulness and sleep to enhance recall, and increase retention of information • Techniques to increase self-awareness, self-monitoring and problem-solving skills • Environmental strategies to create an optimal learning landscape This program will teach you a collaborative method of skill to performance building approaches, as well as adaptive and compensatory strategies as a “1-2 punch” to help kids and teens be proactive, socially and academically successful, with an end goal of independence! Your competence will translate to their confidence! Objectives: • Utilize the developmental patterns for the three foundational components of executive function (EF) to create lens for assessment and intervention. • Develop mindfulness, physical activity, positive reinforcement and environmental interventions and assign as homework, classwork and activities of daily living (ADLs) for children and adolescents. • Examine the neurological connections between attention, arousal, and memory that affect executive function performance in ADLs, academics and social participation. • Establish the relationship between postural control, attention, vision and executive functions as it relates to assessment and treatment planning. • Correlate the influence of sleep on executive function performance and the consequences of arousal challenges with sleep onset difficulties. • Utilize goal attainment scaling as an intervention to improve client’s self-management skills, habit formation and routinization.
Jan 09 - 10, 2020 | Contact Hours 12.60 | USD $499.99 | Portland, Maine
2-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training Course is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Jan 09 - 10, 2020 at Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, Maine, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / 12.6 contact hours. Target Audience: • Counselors • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Psychiatrists • Occupational Therapists • Social Workers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Case Managers • Nurses • Mental Health Professionals • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants Course Description: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles. Attend this 2-day intensive training course and receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives. This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development. Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients. Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will leave this conference with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice. This course counts towards the educational requirement when applying for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (through Evergreen Certification Institute (EVGCI). Objectives: • Explain the underlying theory of Dialectics and Dialectic Behavior Therapy. • Integrate DBT skills for individuals and group therapy treatment into practice. • Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness to clients. • Utilize specific DBT skills for the treatment of a range of mental health symptoms, chemical dependency and complex co-morbidities. • Describe DBT tools and resources used to effectively change behavior. • Articulate a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills to clients. • Demonstrate the use of crisis survival strategies to enhance distress tolerance. • Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities. • Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients’ thoughts and feelings. • Apply DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis techniques to address specific clinical issues in practice. • Summarize how to effectively operate consultative groups and treatment teams. • Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans. • Discuss the limitations and risks of DBT and areas of ongoing or future research regarding DBT effectiveness.
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.