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Feb 23 - 23, 2018 | CME 6.25 | USD $219.99 | Mental Health and Law
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 23, 2018 at Radisson Hotel Billings, Billings, Montana, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is 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, Addiction Professionals, Probation Officers, All professionals working in child care settings, therapy settings, treatment programs, hospitals, juvenile justice facilities, foster care, and more. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Course Description: Join child/adolescent behavioral 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 Leave the day with the “magic dust” you have been looking for to expedite rapid and effective changes in these children and adolescents! Conference Objectives: • Differentiate between behavioral-driven choices and mental health-driven behaviors. • 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 as part of a multidisciplinary team to s 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.
Mar 15 - 16, 2018 | CME 12.50 | USD $429.99 | Behavioral Health | Psychotherapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course: 2-Day Intensive Training is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held during Mar 15 - 16, 2018 at Radisson Hotel Billings, Billings, Montana, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Counselors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Mental Health Professionals and Nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 Credits. Course Description : Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles. Attend this 2-day certificate course and receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives. This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development. Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients. Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will leave this seminar with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice. Course Objectives: Day 1: • Integrate the theory and techniques of DBT into your clinical practice. • Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. • Incorporate how to integrate DBT skills for individual and group therapy treatment. • Utilize DBT skills for treating mental health symptoms, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. • Designate additional tools and resources for implementing DBT in a clinical setting. • Articulate a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills to clients. Day 2: • Recommend how to seamlessly integrate DBT skills into individual therapy. • Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities. • Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients’ thoughts and feelings. • Employ DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis in clinical practice. • Propose how to operate with consultative groups and treatment teams. • Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 23 - 23, 2018 | USD $219.99 | Geriatrics | Healthcare Management
Fall Prevention Challenges: Real Solutions to Reduce Falls, Prevent Injuries and Limit Liability is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Apr 23, 2018 at Radisson Hotel Billings, Billings, Montana, United States of America. Conference Description : Falls frequently result in significant adverse effects not only to patients but also to families and institutions. The far-reaching effects of falls make fall prevention an important topic for all healthcare providers. Falls are associated with increased morbidity and mortality and are frequently a source of litigation and insurance claim denial. The impact of falls is extensive from psychologically to financially. The complex multifactorial causes of falls, such as cognitive disorders, gait impairment, and environmental factors, make fall prevention a challenge; however, there are evidence-based interventions available to mitigate the risks for even the most challenging situations. Healthcare professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of fall data, adverse effects from falls and limited staffing resources to provide 1:1 supervision to prevent falls. This seminar will provide realistic, efficient, and effective solutions to address falls. Learn best practice guidelines, evidenced-based interventions and prevention strategies, as well as how to apply this knowledge to your practice setting. This seminar will provide a hands-on, logical step-by-step approach to develop effective fall prevention plans to reduce falls, prevent injuries and limit liability. Join me for this comprehensive and dynamic seminar to explore your challenges and develop solutions for your struggles with falls. Conference Objectives are : • Evaluate precipitating causes for falls so that preventative measures can be in place. • Formulate a comprehensive evaluation for high fall risk patients. • Analyze medications that are known to contribute in various ways to fall risks. • Assess the risk for adverse patient outcome and need for urgent intervention. • Determine the tools necessary for a multidisciplinary fall prevention program. • Select patient-specific fall prevention interventions for a successful fall prevention plan. • Evaluate the impact of common gait disorders on fall risk.