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High-Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (Jan 30, 2020)
Jan 30, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Rockville, 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 30, 2020 at Radisson Hotel Washington DC-Rockville, Rockville, 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.
Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Children and Adolescents Succeed (Feb 10, 2020)
Feb 10, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Rockville, Maryland
Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Children and Adolescents Succeed is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 10, 2020 at Radisson Hotel Washington DC-Rockville, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 0.6 CEUs. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Teachers & Paraprofessionals • School Counselors • School Psychologists • School Administrators • School Social Workers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants Course Description: Join child/adolescent behavior expert, Jay Berk, PhD, and learn how to best manage the students at your school diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mood disorders, anxiety and depression. You will walk away with concrete, yet practical, strategies to successfully intervene with their serious behavioral issues, such as: • Anger and outbursts • Cutting and self-injury • Defiance • Impulsivity • Sensory issues • Meltdowns and tantrums • Obsessive compulsive • Truancy • Rigidity • Electronic addiction Through case studies, video clips and dynamic class discussion you will learn: • 30 second teacher strategies to manage challenging and disruptive behaviors • New ways to reduce the costs of out-of-district placements • How to engage students in class, increase productivity and reduce truancy • Behavioral assessments and strategies for the IEP team • Side-effects of common psychotropic medications • How skill deficits from mental health conditions create behavioral difficulties • Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems • Strategies to gain collaboration with clinicians Objectives: • Articulate how behavioral-driven choices differ from mental health-driven behaviors and characterize how these differences inform your choice of intervention. • Communicate the effective uses of medications and potential side effects that can appear as misbehaviors. • Implement various school-based strategies, used in collaboration with community clinicians, to intervene when behavioral issues arise from mental health conditions. • Determine effective positive behavior support strategies to successfully discipline the special needs child. • Discriminate how IDEA relates to mental health issues and discipline. • Apply communication techniques that create a climate for success inside and outside the classroom.
Cultural Competency & Diversity: Powerful Strategies to Improve Client Rapport & Multicultural Awareness (Mar 18, 2020)
Mar 18, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Rockville, Maryland
Cultural Competency & Diversity: Powerful Strategies to Improve Client Rapport & Multicultural Awareness is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 18, 2020 at Radisson Hotel Washington DC-Rockville, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: I was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, during an era when Canadians embraced the value of being a multicultural nation. I remember in college spending a semester studying French in Quebec City and experiencing what it is like to be a “fish out of water”. When I moved to the United States as a graduate student to study cross-cultural counseling, I had to learn how Americans think about diversity. Now, after 35 years of research, teaching, consulting, and clinical work in the U.S.A., I have a keen understanding of the challenges of providing mental health services in a multicultural and diverse society. Developing cultural competencies is a professional and ethical imperative for human service providers. When you attend this seminar, I will outline the knowledge, awareness and skills that clinicians should develop to work ethically, efficiently and effectively with people from different cultures and ethnic groups. I will help you identify: • The challenges of cultural competency for your own professional work setting (i.e. private practice, hospital units, nursing facilities, schools, colleges, etc.). • A method to map out the intersecting identities and positionalities of a helping relationship to build rapport and anticipate points of possible resistance • Empirically-validated self-assessments to evaluate your strengths, growth areas and design a professional development plan Confidence will grow as you learn to broach culture, ethnicity and race and tailor your interventions to different clients. Learn how to be more competent serving others, who are in some ways like all others, in other ways like some, and in some ways like no other. Objectives: • Apply DSM-5 cultural formulation to accurately assess cultural influences on diagnosis and treatment planning. • Review ethical standards for a culturally competent practice to inform clinical assessment and treatment. • Identify multiple intersecting identities and positionalities to build rapport and engagement with diverse clients. • Utilize clinical strategies to adapt interventions for clients from different cultural and ethnic groups. • Apply skills to overcome cultural barriers such as class, language, religion and different belief systems to improve treatment outcomes. • Increase treatment effectiveness by recognizing different cultural values and unintentional microaggressions.
Outbursts, Oppositional Defiance and Frustration in the Classroom: Self-Regulation Techniques to Reduce the Frequency, Severity and Duration of Problematic Behavior (Mar 19, 2020)
Mar 19, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Rockville, 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 19, 2020 at Best Western Plus Rockville Hotel & Suites, Rockville, 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.
Sep 20 - 22, 2020 | Rockville, Maryland
2020 American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) Annual Meeting is organized by American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) and will be held from Sep 20 - 22, 2020 at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.