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2-Day: Depression and Mood Disorder Certification Training: New Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Lasting Recovery (Jan 23 - 24, 2020)
Jan 23 - 24, 2020 | CME 16.00 | USD $499.99 | Columbia, Maryland
2-Day: Depression and Mood Disorder Certification Training: New Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Lasting Recovery is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Jan 23 - 24, 2020 at Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, Columbia, Maryland, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™/ 16.0 contact hours. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Case Managers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Therapists • Nurses • Advanced Practice Nurses • Physician Assistants • Addictions Counselors • Occupational Therapists • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Your clients with depression, bipolar, and other mood disorders are counting on you. But successful treatment can feel like an impossible task. Diagnosis is tricky, first-line treatments often fail, poor treatment compliance and destructive impulsivity feel like the norm, and recurrence seems the rule and not the exception. And you frequently need to work around medication use that comes with serious side effects, but often fails to offer real benefits. The litany of challenges can leave you feeling exhausted, ineffective, and troubled about the potentially devastating outcomes of treatment failure. This 2-day training is exactly what you need to help your clients achieve a fuller recovery from depression and bipolar disorder, all without resorting to potentially risky and ineffective medication use. Join depression and mood disorder expert and author Chris Aiken, MD and get cutting-edge therapeutic techniques, skills, and practical guidance so you can assess for and effectively treat mood disorders better than ever before. Attend and discover: • New assessment tools for your practice – demystify the DSM-5™ for mood disorders • The latest psychotherapy techniques including Rumination-Focused CBT, Social Rhythm Therapy and CBT for Insomnia • Nutritional psychiatry and the first clinically proven diet to treat depression Better still, you’ll leave this 2-day training having met the full educational requirements should you choose to pursue the Certified Depression & Mood Disorder Treatment Professional (CDMDTP) credentials through the Institute of Depression Treatment Professionals (visit icdtp.com for full details and certification requirements). Objectives: • Conduct a collaborative assessment that avoids the stigma clients often associate with mood diagnoses. • Differentiate among the affective temperaments of dysthymic, cyclothymic, hyperthymic, and irritable types. • Characterize how psychological trauma affects mood disorders differently. • Distinguish between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. • List the more common cooccurring disorders of the depressed client. • Demonstrate how to create a more effective and practical mood chart for clients to complete as homework. • Examine how to improve behavioral activation results by incorporating the client’s values. • Explain how ruminative thinking drives depression. • Summarize the evidence-base for the Rumination Focused CBT model. • Recommend techniques that mange countertransference to mania and depression. • Consider the therapeutic alliance and ethical issues around including family members in therapy sessions. • Devise an emergency plan with clients and family in readiness for mania, hospitalization and suicidality. • Create an attainable treatment plan that derived from Social Rhythm Therapy. • Summarize the neuroscience of inflammation and insomnia with depression and bipolar disorder. • List the known risks and often contraindicated use of antidepressants in the treatment of bipolar disorder. • Describe behavioral approaches that address medication adherence.
Feb 27, 2020 | USD $249.99 | Columbia, Maryland
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 27, 2020 at Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, Columbia, Maryland, United States of America. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children. Course Description: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia are among the most complicated learning disorders seen in education today. Many of these students struggle to complete academic tasks, maintain social relationships with peers and adults, and are constantly under stress. In this seminar, you will learn how underlying deficits related to executive function, visual-perceptual and visual-motor skills, and auditory processing skills affect a student’s ability to read and write at grade and age appropriate levels. Participants will explore the impact visual processing, cognitive development and organization have on acquiring mathematic ability, and understand how to support and teach struggling math learners. This presentation shows you how to identify underlying deficits and develop IEPs or 504 plans that effectively address individual student needs. You will develop a plan that includes game-based learning, assistive technology, phonemic and phonological awareness practice, focused auditory interventions and simple techniques to help with visual processing ability. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to provide strategies to address your student’s/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 Objectives: • Formulate and implement plans for comprehensive evaluation to identify diagnostic criteria and underlying deficits present in students with reading, written expression, or math learning difficulties. • Develop IEPs or 504 plans that provide students with the instruction and support they need to be successful in reading, writing, math, listening comprehension, and oral expression. • Choose student-centered accommodations based on recommendations of the International Dyslexia Association and Americans with Disabilities Act. • Design effective strategies to treat underlying deficits in the areas of executive function visual processing, auditory processing, phonemic/phonological awareness, memory, and anxiety to improve reading, writing and math skills. • Teach students self-advocacy and anxiety management skills related to classroom performance, meeting deadlines, and project completion. • Utilize low-tech and high-tech assistive technology supports to help students access information through text, improve study skills, complete written assignments and help with math calculation.
Apr 21, 2020 | USD $249.99 | Columbia, Maryland
Treating Chronic Pain: Proven Behavioral Tools is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Apr 21, 2020 at Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, Columbia, Maryland, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.