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Oppositional, Aggressive, Attention-Seeking & Uncooperative Children, Teens and Young Adults: High-Impact Strategies to Reduce Chronic Misbehavior (Feb 20, 2020)
Feb 20, 2020 | CEUs 0.60 | USD $249.99 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Oppositional, Aggressive, Attention-Seeking & Uncooperative Children, Teens and Young Adults: High-Impact Strategies to Reduce Chronic Misbehavior is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 20, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 contact hours / 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Psychologists • Social Workers • Counselors • Occupational Therapists • Speech Language Pathologists • Educators • Probation Officers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Other Helping Professionals that work with children Description: • This seminar is for YOU if you work with young adults, teens or children who: • Debate and invite power struggles with parents or teachers • Display hostile, angry, revengeful, exploitative or predatory tendencies • Use silly immature tactics to gain attention and get noticed • Engage in property destruction, fire-setting, vandalism or animal cruelty • Have diagnoses such as ADHD, ODD, Bipolar Disorder, or Conduct Disorder • Act irresponsible, helpless, negligent or tardy • Snicker at charts-and-stars and other “behavior modification” attempts Attend this seminar and learn a wealth of high-impact techniques that cut across diagnostic lines and apply universally, from early childhood to young adult. Using these techniques will enable you to accomplish quickly what can often be missed in months of regular talk therapies, counseling or behavior modification reward systems. You’ll learn how to stop pre-delinquent clients’ manipulations such as victim playing, power struggling, denial, minimizing, defiance, evasive lying, excuse making, blaming, and justifying. You’ll learn key strategies for “reading” misbehavior to uncover its underlying needs and motivations. You can share these methods with teachers and parents to free them from “ignore-nag-yell-punish” cycles and senseless power struggles. Discover powerful techniques to divert and reduce hostility and revenge in oppositional, predatory, violent adolescents and young adults. You’ll be able to introduce presocial adaptive behaviors that develop conscience and satisfy their unmet needs that trigger misbehavior. Objectives: • Use at least 5 clinical interventions to reduce attention-seeking misbehavior in clients. • Demonstrate at least 4 clinical interviewing strategies to address resistance, reduce defensiveness and build trust with clients. • Implement at least 5 intervention methods to reduce power-displaying misbehavior in clients. • Incorporate effective interventions to help clients express anger in a constructive, healthy manner. • Teach caregivers behavioral strategies to increase compliance and cooperation at home and school. • Assess the client’s worldview and interpret the meaning behind maladaptive behavior in order to develop an individualized treatment plan.
TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged (Feb 22 - 23, 2020)
Feb 22 - 23, 2020 | Contact Hours 14.00 | USD $435 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Feb 22 - 23, 2020 at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Accreditation: The 2-day live course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours for Intermediate Level Occupational therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA NBCOT professional development provider - 14 PDUs 12 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification Description: TBI results in an abrupt disruption to the functioning of the brain, with the potential to impact any or all of our mental and physical functions. The complex impairments, functional limitations and activity restrictions that the individual experiences can pose considerable challenges for clinicians from the acute through the chronic phases. This 2-day course will provide a framework and utilize video-based cases to provide optimal evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries. Best practices and the integration of existing evidence into clinical reasoning, along with strategies for reflection to drive professional growth, will be emphasized. This will facilitate efficient and effective decision-making by the clinician to optimize outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe TBI. Find the most effective evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries using the latest research to inform your clinical reasoning. Objectives: Following this course, participants will report increased confidence in their ability to: • Perform a comprehensive examination of an individual with moderate or severe TBI, including assessment of physical, cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial variables. • Integrate multiple sources of information to anticipate areas of deficits to help guide examination, goal setting and prognosticating • Develop a patient-centered plan of care that prioritizes addressing impairments linked to activity and participation restrictions, considering co-morbidities, acuity of injury, resources, and personal factors. • Implement evidence-based and theory-based interventions that will comprehensively address the needs of the individual patient. • Utilize reflective strategies throughout the clinical reasoning process to foster professional growth and continue to drive one’s own expertise.
Mar 07 - 08, 2020 | CE 12.00 | USD $480 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Enhancing Pediatric Neuroplasticity is organized by International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and will be held from Mar 07 - 08, 2020 at Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12 hours of continuing education credits. Description: This course was previously titled "Pediatric Alphabet Soup: ASD, ADHD, LD, PDD, SPD…what they mean & how to care for them". The innovative approach to a challenging and rapidly increasing population that combines a special blend of chiropractic, functional neurology, occupational therapy and nutritional counseling. This seminar provides a hands-on learning environment and tools you can use in practice. Course Goal: Gain the knowledge and confidence to specifically care for children who come into your office with a variety of neurodevelopmental issues. This will range from infant challenges such as nursing/latching issues, colic/reflux and difficulties in crawling/walking to many of the “Alphabet Soup” disorders like ADHD, ASD, LD, and SPD. You will also develop an understanding of specific history taking and examination procedures to special types of chiropractic adjusting, functional neurological exercises and dietary changes. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Assessment and Treatment of Children with Oral Motor, Feeding/Swallowing and Respiratory Function Challenges: Children with Neuromuscular Involvement (Mar, 2020)
Mar 13 - 14, 2020 | CEU 1.75 | USD $625 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Assessment and Treatment of Children with Oral Motor, Feeding/Swallowing and Respiratory Function Challenges: Children with Neuromuscular Involvement is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Mar 13 - 15, 2020 at Spectrum Health-Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. CEU Credits: This course is offered for up to 1.75 ASHA CEUs(Intermediate Level, Professional area). This course meets the criteria (1.75 CEUs). Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 17.5 contact hours (1.75 CEUs) - Intermediate Level. Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT professional development provider-17.5 PDUs. Course Description: This course delivers clinically relevant assessment and treatment strategies for infants and children (birth through 21 years of age) with neuromuscular impairments and challenges to their oral motor, feeding/swallowing and respiratory function. A special emphasis is on postural alignment and control as well as on sensory factors that can influence a child’s feeding and swallowing. Effective treatment strategies to improve cheeks/lips, tongue, jaw and rib cage function will be highlighted. Participants will engage in extensive clinical problem-solving via group case analysis and patient demonstration sessions. Course Objectives: Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to: • Clinically assess oral motor, feeding/swallowing and respiratory coordination function in infants and young children • Detail the essential components of comprehensive intervention programming for young children with neuromuscular involvement • Implement effective body alignment, positioning for the modification of oral motor, oral-pharyngeal and respiratory function in intervention programming • Perform treatment strategies to improve the function of the cheeks/lips, tongue, jaw and rib cage in children with neuromuscular involvement Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Trauma-Informed Tools to Support Social and Emotional Learning, Student Success and Positive Climate (Mar 18, 2020)
Mar 18, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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 Mar 18, 2020 at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 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.
Apr 04 - 05, 2020 | CE 12.00 | USD $480 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Assessing and Reducing Risk in the Chiropractic Family Practice is organized by International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and will be held from Apr 04 - 05, 2020 at Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12 hours of continuing education credits. Description: Today’s family chiropractor is exposed to a unique set of risks in the day-to-day operations of the business of chiropractic healthcare and within the clinical setting of patient evaluation and care. In this class, we will explore the risk associated with current trends in chiropractic education, scope of practice, standard of care, documentation, patient communication and third party pay systems. Expect to delve into critical thinking relative to differential diagnosis and patient safety. Course Goal: This course will provide attendees with an overview of the aggravating and mitigating factors inherent in all aspects of chiropractic practice. A thorough discussion of the therapeutic care model and the associated stages will take place along with the analysis and management of vertebral subluxation within a salutogenic model of healthcare. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 07 - 08, 2020 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Michigan Safety Conference is organized by Michigan Safety Conference and will be held from Apr 07 - 08, 2020 at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Description: The Michigan Safety Conference is a two-day world class health and safety training event, held every Spring. Training is targeted at workplace health and safety issues. All businesses in Michigan are encouraged to send their employees responsible for health, safety and risk management operations. Special Features include: • Volunteer, Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunities • Access to MIOSHA Employees & Regulators • New Product Demonstrations • 120+ Workplace Health & Safety Classes • Re-Certifications Courses • Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), including CPR • Trade Show featuring 220+ exhibitors • Hands-On Safety Demonstrations • Professional Affliliate Meetings, including ASSE Local Chapters • Special Recognition Awards • Student Sponsorships • Silent Auction Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Apr 21, 2020 | CME 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Acute Care & ICU Rehab: Strategies for the Medically Complex Patient is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Apr 21, 2020 at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapy Assistants • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners Course Description: Explore the latest interventions for improving functional mobility, strength, independence, and outcomes in acute care rehab. Designed for all practice levels, from the new grad to the veteran acute care professional, this hands-on course will provide you with an updated knowledge base for making appropriate decisions within the ICU and acute care environments, implementing assessment and treatment tools, integrating existing treatment plans with progression into the plan of care, and adjusting or accommodating treatment interventions across the hospital stay through transition out of the hospital. Discover the latest assessment techniques and learn how to integrate treatments into rehab plans during acute and post-acute phases. Practice the latest interventions, strategies, and best practices in hands-on labs throughout the day. Discover new treatments for: • Early mobilization • Management of lines, wires and tubes • Respiratory distress • Intubation/Vent dependency • Discharge planning • Caregiver training • Productivity • Billing/Documentation Objectives: • State the critical elements of analysis and assessment in mobilizing medically fragile patients. • Develop an appropriate plan of care for patients who present with a criticaly ill cardiac, neurological or respiratory diagnosis. • Distinguish the characteristics, similarities of, and differences between, medically fragile and general acute care patients and methods to implement successful therapeutic interventions with each. • Demonstrate an understanding of the outcome tools available for assessment of the acute or critically ill patient. • Evaluate strategies for addressing the behaviorally challenging patient and successful methods for patient engagement. • Identify methods to effectively document progression throughout the acute care spectrum.
Apr 29 - May 02, 2020 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Michigan Dental Association (MDA) 2020 Annual Session is organized by Michigan Dental Association (MDA) and will be held from Apr 29 - May 02, 2020 at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 02 - 03, 2020 | USD $575 | Grand Rapids, Michigan
Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder is organized by Great Lakes Seminars (GLS) and will be held from May 02 - 03, 2020 at Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America. Course Description: This course shows the clinician an entirely new and unique way to treat the shoulder girdle complex. It focuses on the concept of hypo-hyper compensation. While symptoms in the shoulder are commonly in the glenohumeral joint, the driver of the symptoms is commonly elsewhere in the shoulder girdle complex. The class incorporates joint mobilization in ways not often shown along with myofascial release, taping techniques and a fresh way to look at muscle re-education and strengthening of the shoulder. As with all of our manual therapy courses, this seminar will follow a progression of principles and reinforce them throughout the 16 hours, is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give the clinician hands-on skills they use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting. Course Objectives: At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to: • Accurately describe anatomical structures covered in the manual and their application to shoulder joint complex mechanics, shoulder movement and shoulder dysfunction. • Accurately describe the treatment concepts for shoulder joint mobilizations and myofascial release of the shoulder as discussed in the manual. • State the 5 treatment principles for shoulder taping. • Independently discuss strengthening and movement re-education. • Demonstrate each of the 8 joint mobilizations, 5 taping techniques, and 7 myofascial release techniques as shown in the course manual with proficiency and skill. Topics Covered: • Introduction to a comprehensive approach to treatment of the shoulder • Overview of anatomy of the shoulder complex and its effect on mobs, MFR, etc • Introduction and review of the concepts of functional joint mobilization, MFR, joint taping and muscular re-education • Mobilization: S-C joint, A-C joint, scap-thor joint, G-H joint • MFR: Crossed-hand techniques, extremity release techniques, cervical-thoracic releases, scar releases • Taping: posterior humeral head relocation, MDI stabilization, UT inhibition, LT • facilitation, A-C joint stabilization • Muscular re-education of the shoulder complex • Application to specific clinical situations Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.