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Jan 23, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Hagerstown, Maryland
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 23, 2020 at Hampton Inn Hagerstown, Hagerstown, 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.
High-Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (Jan 29, 2020)
Jan 29, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Hagerstown, Maryland
High-Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 29, 2020 at Hampton Inn Hagerstown, Hagerstown, Maryland, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • School Administrators • Special Education Teachers • General Education Teachers • School-based Personnel • Social Workers • Counselors • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Behavioral Intervention Specialists • Psychologists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Educational Paraprofessionals • Nurses • Youth Leaders • Probation Officers • Other helping professionals who work with children/adolescents/young adults Course Description: This intensive, full-day seminar provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioral techniques to help you analyze behaviors and actions, identify consequences for behaviors, and teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Walk away with practical intervention techniques for social success, behavior changes and overcoming challenging co-occurring behaviors that deliver success through adulthood. The challenging co-occurring issues to be addressed are: • Social skills • Sensory • Depression • ADHD • Psychotropic medications • Communication • Anxiety/Rigidity • Meltdowns • OCD • Non-compliance Gain valuable insight into common psychotropic medications, including both the helpful effects and potentially problematic side effects, that these individuals are prescribed. We will explore HFA and the new DSM-5® diagnosis of Social-Pragmatic Communication Disorder. You will receive the necessary tools to gain effective collaboration between clinicians, educators and parents. Through case studies, video clips and class participation you will leave this seminar with the confidence to identify actions that cause impediments in change, utilize more successful consequences for behaviors, and teach new skills to children, adolescents, and young adults with HFA. Don’t just manage these individuals; provide interventions that can lead to successful independence into their adult years Objectives: • Implement interventions to teach children/adolescents diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) the skills to independently manage their own regulation, anxiety and fears. • Design effective strategies to approach transitions and routine life challenges for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Utilize specific interventions to improve long-term social-emotional success for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Suggest specific sensory-based calming techniques to reduce anxiety for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Recognize the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues related to HFA. • Design specific behavioral interventions to reduce frequency, intensity and duration of difficult behaviors in children/adolescents with HFA.
Trauma Informed Compassionate Classrooms: Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behavior, Improve Learning Outcomes and Increase Student Engagement (Feb 19, 2020)
Feb 19, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Hagerstown, 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 19, 2020 at Hampton Inn Hagerstown, Hagerstown, 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.
Outbursts, Oppositional Defiance and Frustration in the Classroom: Self-Regulation Techniques to Reduce the Frequency, Severity and Duration of Problematic Behavior (Mar 18, 2020)
Mar 18, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Hagerstown, Maryland
Outbursts, Oppositional Defiance and Frustration in the Classroom: Self-Regulation Techniques to Reduce the Frequency, Severity and Duration of Problematic Behavior is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 18, 2020 at Hampton Inn Hagerstown, Hagerstown, Maryland, 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™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Therapists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • School Guidance Counselors • Case Managers • Nurses • School Administrators • Educational Para Professionals • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children Course Description: This seminar will help you to better intervene with the challenging student – the one who won’t sit still; doesn’t follow directions; often throws tantrums; or has difficulty waiting for their turn. They react impulsively and have difficulty expressing what they need or what is frustrating them. This child is intelligent, caring and kind, but their challenging behavior is overwhelming, confusing and frustrating. They struggle to meet basic expectations and are unable to succeed in school, with peers and at home. Join Anissa N. Moore, M.ED, BCBA, and learn to effectively intervene with the emotional and behavioral dysregulation of children with High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and sensory processing disorders. Through hands-on activities, exercises and techniques, you will learn classroom interventions to: • Address the sensory, language and executive functioning processing deficits that trigger them • Improve problem-solving skills and self-regulation skills • Increase their self-control, social success, emotional control and task completion • Teach flexibility, tolerance, thinking it through and decision-making • Reduce the frequency and duration of their tantrums and emotional outbursts Walk away with proven emotional, behavioral and processing strategies that lead to social and academic success! Objectives: • Communicate how sensory, language, and executive skills impairments create fight/flight/freeze and defensive responses that lead to children’s dysregulation and related behavioral issues in the classroom. • Select the appropriate intervention strategies to improve student skills including self-control, social success, emotional regulation and task completion. • Employ behavior modification techniques and problem-solving strategies to diffuse student’s escalated and oppositional behavior. • Implement environmental strategies to accommodate children’s processing deficits and emotional regulation needs. • Utilize problem-solving strategies to develop appropriate behavioral expectations and coping mechanisms for improved self-regulation skills in students. • Apply cognitive restructuring strategies to reduce frequency, severity and duration of children’s behavioral and emotional outbursts.
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Healing PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and More (Mar 24, 2020)
Mar 24, 2020 | CME 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Hagerstown, 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 24, 2020 at Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Hagerstown, Hagerstown, 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: • Counselors • 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.