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Jan 24, 2020 | CE Hours 6.25 | USD $249.99 | Missoula, Montana
Anxiety in the Classroom is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 24, 2020 at Courtyard by Marriott Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction/ 6.0 contact hours. Target Audience: • Teachers • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • School Administrators • Occupational Therapists • Principals • Assistant Principals • Speech-Language Pathologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children Course Description: The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, global terrorism and violence, extensive technology use, media overload, bullying and diversity issues, has produced a “shell shocked” generation of students struggling to manage their anxiety. The challenge for those working in schools is to recognize the increasing anxiety level in students and help them cope. Janine E. Oliver, LCSW, MSW, CH will teach you how, why and when anxiety develops in young people. The various manifestations for anxiety will be described, so that anxious students can be recognized and supported. Janine will help you distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders, and give you a principle for making this distinction in school settings. Most importantly, you will learn practical strategies that can be applied immediately in the classroom setting and schools to reduce anxiety, enhance teaching effectiveness, and promote maximum learning. Objectives: • Design effective strategies to decrease the stress response in kids with learning disabilities to improve information processing, listening skills, and comprehension. • Summarize the different ways anxiety manifests in the classroom (worry, social isolation, attention deficits, etc.) and determine the appropriate strategy for reducing symptoms. • Implement a three-step skill building model for stress management among young clients. • Utilize classroom friendly calming and relaxation activities to keep students engaged. • Determine the signs of normal anxiety vs anxiety disorders to enhance teaching effectiveness. • Evaluate the impact deep breathing exercises have on anxiety to enable task completion in the classroom.
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry (Mar 10, 2020)
Mar 10, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Missoula, Montana
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 10, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Other Mental Health Professionals. Course Description: Join neuroscience and anxiety expert, Dr. Janene M. Donarski, and learn her keys for successful anxiety treatment. Dr. Donarski integrates brain-based strategies for calming the anxious mind with client communication techniques that motivate change in your clients. Janene’s approach promotes adherence to treatment and strengthens the therapeutic alliance - which is essential when working with anxious, worried, traumatized, or obsessive clients. Dr. van Ingen will give you proven 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.
Pediatric Hand Therapy and Orthotic Intervention (Splinting) for Musculoskeletal Conditions (May 15 - 16, 2020)
May 15 - 16, 2020 | Contact Hours 15.50 | USD $529 | Missoula, Montana
Pediatric Hand Therapy and Orthotic Intervention (Splinting) for Musculoskeletal Conditions is organized by Rehab Education and will be held from May 15 - 16, 2020 at Missoula, Montana, United States of America. Who Should Attend? • Occupational Therapists • Physical Therapists • Certified Hand Therapists Accreditation: Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 15.5 contact hours. Florida PT Association: This course meets the standards set forth in Chapter 64B17-9, Florida for 15.5 (live) continuing education hours. New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 15.5 continuing education credits, Approval #1707-08. Description: Pediatric patients are different from adult patients and can pose many challenges. This specialized hands-on two-day course will be a valuable learning opportunity for a pediatric therapist who is challenged by the orthopedic issues that arise when treating musculoskeletal conditions and for hand therapists who treat adults and are challenged when faced with a pediatric patient. Participants will learn strategies to successfully meet these challenges and understand approaches for evaluating, treating, and providing orthoses (splints) and home programs for the pediatric patient with musculoskeletal conditions. Course includes review of: • Normal hand skill development from birth to 5 years • Most common pediatric outcomes measures and evaluation tools for orthopedic conditions • Developmental and functional issues for children with musculoskeletal conditions • Identification of specific orthotic intervention for children with musculoskeletal conditions • Pre-surgical and post-surgical intervention strategies for commonly treated pediatric musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and rheumatologic conditions. • Overview of orthotic intervention principles and techniques specifically for pediatric patients • Decision making skills for therapy intervention, home program and orthotic intervention • Methods to encourage cooperation during fabrication with pediatric patients • Methods to enhance compliance with use of the orthoses with pediatric patients • Review of available prefabricated orthoses for pediatric patients Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participant will be able to:: • Identify 3 unique aspects of hand therapy for pediatric patients with musculoskeletal conditions. • Identify the appropriate age norms for 3 specific developmental skills below the age of 5 years that affect hand skill development • List 3 pediatric evaluation tools that are standardized for use on pediatric patients with upper extremity conditions. • Choose 2 treatment techniques that would be appropriate to utilize after surgery for a pediatric patient with one of the following conditions: brachial plexus palsy, upper extremity trauma, congenital hand conditions, neuromuscular disorders, and rheumatologic conditions • Identify 3 ways to improve compliance and wear time with orthotic intervention for a pediatric patient with musculoskeletal conditions • Compare two differences in treatment of flexor tendon repair of the hand for pediatric patients vs. adult patients. • Adapt 3 common items found in the home or clinic into treatment or home program ideas for improving motion or function of the upper extremity • Create 9 orthoses, from beginning of the design process to the finalization of the orthotic fabrication, correctly utilizing all of the orthotic mechanical principles. • Critique each fabricated orthosis for correct fit by utilizing 3 factors: freedom of distal joints, 3 points of pressure, appropriate application of straps. • Propose 3 appropriate therapy goals and treatment strategies for the pediatric patient with neuromuscular condition described in the scenario.