Upcoming Medical Conferences in FrederickSearch Criteria : United States of America Frederick
Nov 22, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Frederick, Maryland
Psychopharmacology in Plain English is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Nov 22, 2019 at Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, 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)™ / 6.25 clock hours. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Case Managers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Addiction Counselors • Pharmacists • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Other Mental Health & HealthCare Professionals Course Description: Does this sound familiar? Your clients are taking multiple psychotropic medications prescribed by different health care professionals. You watch as prescriptions stream in from psychiatrists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and others, and you discover that your clients have no idea who wrote which prescription or why they are even taking the medication. You realize that despite the confusion, you still have a responsibility to know your clients’ symptoms and reactions to medications, and to coordinate their care. Dr. Kenneth Carter shares practical and useful information that you need to advocate for your clients. You will get the latest information on antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, medications for insomnia, and others. You will take a close look at the ethical decisions that accompany their use. You will leave better prepared to communicate with your clients as well as the prescribers, as Dr. Carter instructs you on how the medications work, their benefits, and the side effects and dangerous reactions associated with them. Course Objectives: • Define the proper role of mental health professionals who treat clients receiving both psychotherapeutic medications and psychotherapy. • Explore specific ethical issues and resolutions related to communicating with clients and prescribing professionals about psychotropic medications. • Explain the neurotransmitter systems and neuroanatomy underlying the biological basis for mental disorders and pharmacotherapy. • Describe the major classes of drugs used to treat mental disorders and which mental disorders are appropriately treated with each class of drugs. • Explore psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. • Analyze the role that half-life plays in the efficacy of insomnia medications prescribed for clients.
The Ultimate Assistive Technology Lab: Innovative Solutions for Functional Independence and Communication - Frederick
Dec 04, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $230 | Frederick, Maryland
The Ultimate Assistive Technology Lab: Innovative Solutions for Functional Independence and Communication is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 04, 2019 at Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. Target Audience: • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Speech Pathologists • Athletic Trainers • Educators • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners Course Description: There are hidden moments inside each day when you have the chance to work magic. Like when you show a Parkinson’s patient how to feed herself independently again using a robot. Or when you empower a student with muscular dystrophy to keep up with classmates using adaptive software. But unlocking those moments is harder than it should be. New assistive technologies are developing so rapidly that it’s hard to keep up. And more often than not, you’ll find yourself with the perfect tools, but imperfect problems. How do you adapt those out-of-the-box solutions for patients that fall outside the norm? And what about the cost? It’s time to break down the barriers that are holding you back from delivering life-changing technological breakthroughs. Join your colleagues at this upcoming tech lab, and learn how to help your patients benefit from today’s best AT solutions – without breaking the bank. Whether you work with children facing cerebral palsy or veterans who are finding their new normal after an amputation, you’ll return to work with a step-by-step approach for assessing AT needs and customizing solutions that dramatically enhances your confidence and skill level in this area of therapy. Objectives: • Discuss the latest advances in assistive technology and their implications for therapy. • Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying impairments that can be addressed with assistive technology. • Integrate the most effective assistive technology solutions available for restoring function and improving communication. • Combine multiple approaches for better outcomes, including virtual reality, wearables, robotics, task modification, and creative, low-tech interventions. • Design effective, innovative plans of care for a wide range of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, Lou Gehrig’s, muscular dystrophy, stroke, limb deformities, congenital disorders, and sensory impairments. • Apply the assessments and adaptations discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.
Dec 10, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Frederick, Maryland
The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 10, 2019 at Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, 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: • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Nurse Educators • Physician Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Nursing Home Administrators • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants Course Description: In healthcare facilities across the country, billions of dollars are being spent annually on the treatment of skin care and wound management. You are on the front lines of providing care to patients with a variety of skin and wound conditions, and play a critical role in patient outcomes and your facility's reimbursement for services. There is no better way to learn all of the skills you need to provide state-of-the-art care for your patients than through Hands-On Clinical Labs. Attend this highly interactive seminar and learn wound care assessment skills by DOING! Through the use of wound care teaching models, wound care expert, Kim Saunders, will teach you proper wound assessment techniques. The Hands-On Clinical Lab will add a live, hands-on component to learning that will enhance your retention of skills and techniques covered. Practice identification, measurement and the applications of various products on life-like wound care models. These models provide a life-like simulation to allow for improved assessment of a wide variety of commonly-seen wound care presentations, including all stages of pressure ulcers, tissue types, undermining, tunneling, fissure and surgical dehiscence. Objectives: • Distinguish at least 6 tissue types found in chronic wounds. • Identify and differentiate at least 4 wound etiologies. • Compare and contrast 6 terms used to document peri-wound status. • Demonstrate accurate measurement and documentation of wounds, tunneling and undermining, according to the clock method, using a wound teaching model. • Identify and categorize at least 7 dressing types, including the indications for use, precautions and contraindications. • Develop an appropriate dressing/ treatment protocol for a wound, based upon exudate, wound status, and products discussed.
Jan 24, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Frederick, Maryland
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 24, 2020 at Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, 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 • Psychiatrists • Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapist Assistants • Marriage & Family Therapists • Other Mental Health Professionals Seminar Description: Join Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan, and learn her keys for successful anxiety treatment. Dr. Schreiber-Pan integrates brain-based strategies for calming the anxious mind with client communication techniques that motivate change in your clients. Heidi’s approach promotes adherence to treatment and strengthens the therapeutic alliance - which is essential when working with anxious, worried, traumatized, or obsessive clients. Dr. Schreiber-Pan will give you 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.
Trauma Informed Compassionate Classrooms: Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behavior, Improve Learning Outcomes and Increase Student Engagement (Feb 20, 2020)
Feb 20, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $250 | Frederick, Maryland
Trauma Informed Compassionate Classrooms: Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behavior, Improve Learning Outcomes and Increase Student Engagement is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 20, 2020 at Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Target Audience: • General Educators • Special Educators • School Administrators • School Psychologists • Social Workers • Guidance Counselors • School Nurses • Directors of Special Education • Speech-Language Pathologists • Occupational Therapists • Paraprofessionals Course Description: As an educator, you are faced with the challenge of meeting the social and emotional needs of all your students. This can be challenging enough with typical learners but it is even more difficult with those who have experienced trauma or have mental health challenges. Students who have experienced trauma often present as difficult to engage and display problematic behavior such as a low frustration tolerance, angry outbursts or difficult social relationships. These behaviors all get in the way of teaching and learning. When a student has experienced trauma, he/she often spends much of the day in fight/flight/freeze mode which limits their capacity to learn. Their outwardly aggressive and irritable behaviors also disrupt the flow in the classroom, requiring your time and attention. Despite the amount of time you invest in behavior charts or incentives for good behavior, traditional behavioral approaches to classroom management and a punitive approach to discipline simply are not effective. Join Dr. Bashant and learn how a trauma-informed approach will greatly reduce challenging behavior, improve student engagement and increase learning outcomes. Leave this seminar with new strategies, tools and resources to reduce students’ impulsiveness, aggressive behaviors and inattention and increase their focus, attention and compassion. While this positive approach is absolutely essential for students with trauma, it will also greatly benefit each and every student in your classroom. Return to your school with: • Research-based practices to establish a trauma-informed classroom • A plan to develop positive relationships and build trust with your hard-to-reach students • Prove techniques for communicating more effectively and collaboratively with challenging students • Cognitive skill-building strategies which incorporate the science of neuroplasticity and the strengths-based perspective of neurodiversity. Objectives: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to: • Analyze the ways in which poverty and mental health contribute to trauma responses thus informing your approach to working with all students. • Determine how trauma impacts a child’s development and develop strategies for meeting his or her needs. • Explore how exposure to adverse childhood experiences determines the likelihood of developmental trauma and its impact on level of functioning across the lifespan. • Establish a collaborative approach to discipline and demonstrate how this fosters intrinsic motivation for behavior change in the child. • Practice techniques to establish positive relationships and build trust with hard-to-reach students thus increasing their social and academic success. • Explore mindfulness activities that foster student self-awareness, self-regulation and the ability to focus as it relates to impulsive behavior and attention.
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Healing PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and More (Mar 25, 2020)
Mar 25, 2020 | CME 6.00 | USD $250 | Frederick, Maryland
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Healing PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and More is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 25, 2020 at Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / 6.25 continuing education hours. Target Audience: • Counselorsf • Social Workers • Psychologists • Addiction Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Therapists • Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields. Course Description: Internal Family Systems offers unique, clarifying, and empowering methods for addressing these common clinical concerns. Some models of psychotherapy regard having multiple internal “parts” as pathological. NOT in IFS. IFS views the multiplicity of the mind as normal. Every part has a positive intention and every part has value. All clients can heal. IFS aligns the therapist with the innate wisdom of the client. IFS cultivates compassion. IFS is a powerful treatment modality. Once you experience it you will want to incorporate it into your practice. In developing IFS 30 years ago, creator Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., realized that clients were describing experiences with various conflicting roles and extreme behaviors within themselves. He noticed that when parts felt heard and safe and had their concerns addressed, clients became calm and less reactive. They could begin to make different and better decisions. IFS therapy helps clients to find safe ways to connect to early childhood emotions, to transform negative beliefs, to feel grounded in their true self, and to achieve lasting change in their lives. IFS has established a legacy of effectiveness in successfully treating many mental health issues and is being heralded as the treatment that all clinicians should know in order to treat clients more effectively (van der Kolk 2015). Objectives: • Investigate Internal Family Systems (IFS) concepts, steps and techniques to broaden treatment intervention options. • Appraise how IFS brings a non-pathological perspective of mental health disorders by translating common comorbidities into parts language. • Analyze the IFS view that client's symptoms and psychopathology are attempts to solve an emotional problem. • Inspect a clinical session to deepen one’s understanding of IFS treatment strategies. • Practice clinical interventions to enhance effectiveness in sessions. • Appraise the benefits of applying IFS to one’s current clinical practice.