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Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry - Edison (Dec 04, 2019)
Dec 04, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Edison, New Jersey
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 04, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Edison/Raritan Center, Edison, New Jersey, 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 Course 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: 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 Course 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.
Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians - Edison (Dec 05, 2019)
Dec 05, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Edison, New Jersey
Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 05, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Edison, Edison, New Jersey, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. Target Audience: • Nurses • Advanced Practice Nurses • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Pharmacists • Nurse Practitioners • Physician Assistants Course Description: Attend this seminar and learn proper prescribing, patient education and monitoring procedures for a variety of drug regimens used to treat common acute and chronic infectious diseases. Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging, given the plethora of drugs available on the market and the emerging trend in bacterial resistance. You will learn the pharmacology of different classes of antimicrobials used to treat infectious disease states encountered in clinical practice. Discover the spectrums of activity, pharmacokinetic characteristics and parameters for monitoring therapeutic outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the new antimicrobials and advances in evidence-based treatment guidelines. You will leave this seminar better prepared to design appropriate and cost-effective drug regimens for improved therapeutic outcomes. Learning Objectives: • Analyze the major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics. • Apply current evidenced-based approaches to select appropriate treatment regimens for common infections encountered in clinical practice. • Prescribe antimicrobials based on empiric dosing recommendations. • Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials. • Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides). • Develop preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance. • Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.
2-Day: Acute Care Rehab Certificate Course: Strategies for Multi-Trauma Patients (Dec 12 - 13, 2019)
Dec 12 - 13, 2019 | Contact Hours 12.60 | USD $440 | Edison, New Jersey
2-Day: Acute Care Rehab Certificate Course: Strategies for Multi-Trauma Patients is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Dec 12 - 13, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Edison, Edison, New Jersey, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 12.6 contact hours / 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Physician Assistants Course Description: In any acute or ICU setting, you’ve got to be ready to encounter any and everything when integrating rehab into the plan of care – particularly for patients with multiple traumatic injuries. From establishing early mobilization when treating multiple extremity injuries to managing lines/wires/tubes to discharge planning and billing correctly under the new guidelines – acute and ICU rehab can be overwhelming and quite stressful, even for the most seasoned clinician. Gain the confidence you deserve in the hospital setting by exploring new interventions for improving functional mobility, independence, and outcomes with your most challenging patients. Even if you already use some of the techniques, this 2-day certificate course refines your skills and goes a long way in making your work more efficient and effective. Designed for all practice levels, from the new grad to the veteran acute care practitioner, this hands-on certificate course will provide you with an updated knowledge base for making appropriate decisions within the ICU and acute care environments. Gain age-appropriate strategies on how to best evaluate and treat patients with specific injuries, including multiple extremities, TBI, axial skeleton injuries, burns, and gunshot wounds – from acute to post-acute phases. Sign up today for your chance to gain a certificate in acute care rehab, elevating you among your peers to bring the highest quality of care to those medically complex patients. Objectives: • Discuss the trauma care delivery system including your facility’s and profession’s role in that system. • Articulate mechanisms of injury and specific implications for therapy. Identify incidence and prevalence of traumatic injury and death including important patient factors. • Compare operative and non-operative management of injuries. • Review case studies on acute rehab strategies for upper extremity injuries. • Apply acute treatments for various upper and lower extremity injuries in lab session. • Review various combinations of injuries and implications for treatment and co-treatment. • Explain complications and how to prevent and to anticipate how to intervene. • Determine therapy role in discharge planning and considerations for discharge destination/follow-up services. • Describe the role of standardized and non-standardized assessments for planning of interventions and communication to other providers. • Identify available resources and appropriate assessment in acute care. • Review case studies determining when to co-treat patients with other professions.
Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (Dec 12, 2019)
Dec 12, 2019 | CE Hours 6.25 | USD $250 | Edison, New Jersey
Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 12, 2019 at Courtyard by Marriott Edison Woodbridge, Edison, New Jersey, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists & Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Special & General Educators • School Guidance Counselors • School Administrators • Educational Paraprofessionals • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants • Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children Description: Do you work with children and adolescents with autism who exhibit explosive behaviors that interfere with their ability to effectively and efficiently navigate their environment? They appear willful, obnoxious, over reactive, and unfeeling. They lose control of their ability to cope or regulate their behavior, which can send them spiraling into a gut wrenching meltdown. Join autism expert Joe’l Farrar, M.ED., and learn proven strategies and techniques to help children and adolescents with autism de-escalate before a full blown meltdown ensues, develop self-control and self-management skills to prevent future meltdowns and learn appropriate/replacement behaviors. Dozens of strategies will be taught through dynamic video case examples and demonstrations. “Teach them in the way they learn” will be a mantra throughout the seminar. Walk away with these interventions and more: • Breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills • Surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety • Video modeling and role playing to improve social/emotional communication • First person stories and visual cues to promote positive behavior • Visual cues, music and software designed to increase attention and focus • Social stories, social scripts and emotions charts to develop self-regulation • SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to target challenging behaviors Objectives: • Discriminate functions of behavior during a tantrum vs. meltdown. • Illustrate the connections and breakdowns between communication, social skills and behaviors. • Employ a breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills. • Design optimal therapy/classroom structure to prevent overstimulation and sensory breakdowns. • Employ SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to prevent, intervene or consequate targeted behaviors. • Utilize surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety. • Implement a “system” rather than a person dependent intervention.
Trauma, PTSD & Complicated Grief: Effective Assessments and Immediate Interventions for Children, Adolescents and Adults (Jan 16, 2020)
Jan 16, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Edison, New Jersey
Trauma, PTSD & Complicated Grief: Effective Assessments and Immediate Interventions for Children, Adolescents and Adults is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 16, 2020 at Crowne Plaza Edison, Edison, New Jersey, 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™ / 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychiatrists • Case Managers • Therapists • Chaplains • Marriage & Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Nurses • Crisis Intervention Specialists • Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Complete this workshop and learn new clinical skills, interventions, and principles to help your clients cope with the challenges of recovering from trauma. Throughout the workshop trauma specialist, Michael S. Prokop, will discuss and integrate the “active ingredients” for “healing trauma” as they are utilized within the Three Stage Consensus Model. Attend and be able to: • Use dozens of practical assessment, diagnosis and intervention strategies • Effectively work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with trauma issues • Implement multisensory interventions to treat the whole person You will be able to implement evidence-based treatment protocols for establishing safety, desensitizing and reprocessing trauma memories, as well as, resolving/reprocessing complicated grief. With these new skills, you will be able to assist your clients in their journey as they “restructure a victim mentally to form a proactive survivor identity”. With this new identity, you will be able to help clients reconnect to self, family, society and dreams! Objectives: • Illustrate the effects of trauma on the structure and function of the brain. • Determine the etiology and potential impact of traumatic stress on the client utilizing multiple assessment strategies. • Develop an assessment plan for a client’s reaction to a traumatic event and develop a viable treatment program. • Analyze how grief, bereavement, and mourning are accounted for in the DSM-5®. • Integrate interventions to assist a client in dealing with the biopsychosocial manifestations of trauma, PTSD, and traumatic grief/complicated mourning. • Discover appropriate evidence-based interventions to assist a client in coping with the physical and psychosocial-spiritual manifestations of trauma.
CBT for Cluster B: Proven Strategies for Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial & Histrionic Personality Disorders (Feb 07, 2020)
Feb 07, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Edison, New Jersey
CBT for Cluster B: Proven Strategies for Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial & Histrionic Personality Disorders is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 07, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn Edison/Raritan Center, Edison, New Jersey, 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 • Psychiatrists • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Clients with Cluster B Personality Disorders (Borderline, Antisocial, Histrionic, and Narcissistic) can be amongst the most challenging for therapists. Clinicians who are not properly trained can inadvertently make clients worse, and can even put themselves at risk for licensure board complaints. However, when equipped with a deeper understanding of these disorders and the most effective principles and techniques, it can be extremely rewarding to witness the positive ripple effects that occur in these clients and their families. Join clinical psychologist and author, Dr. Richard Sears for a compassionate yet direct approach for working with these individuals using cutting edge, practical interventions that are grounded in theory. You’ll learn: • How even the most frustrating, maladaptive behaviors get conditioned and reinforced over time (and what to do about it) • How to recognize and interrupt unhealthy thinking patterns • Strategies to help free clients of struggles with thoughts, feelings, and unhealthy behaviors • Interventions to manage stressful sessions and emotional chaos • How to avoid getting pulled into a client’s “crisis of the week” drama With solid principles and detailed case examples, Dr. Sears will bring these concepts and methods to life with passion and humor, giving you practical take-aways to use in your very next therapy session! Objectives: • Differentiate diagnostically between the four Cluster B personality disorders to accurately inform the treatment planning process. • Manage maladaptive, self-sabotage, manipulation and negative attention seeking behaviors in clients to improve client level of functioning. • Utilize treatment interventions based in cognitive approaches, including ABC records, challenging distortions, and Socratic dialogue for clients diagnosed with personality disorders. • Employ mindfulness-based interventions to increase client’s psychological flexibility and decrease emotional intensity. • Evaluate and address potential clinical issues including crisis management, countertransference, boundary setting, and self-care to improve clinical outcomes. • Distinguish three strategies to improve client engagement and stay present in session. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Is it Sensory? Or is it Behavior? Assessment and Intervention Tools for OTs, PTs, and SLPs (Mar, 2020)
Mar 06 - 07, 2020 | Contact Hours 13.00 | USD $435 | Edison, New Jersey
Is it Sensory? Or is it Behavior? Assessment and Intervention Tools for OTs, PTs, and SLPs is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Mar 06 - 07, 2020 at New Jersey Institute for Disabilities, Edison, New Jersey, United States of America. CEU Credits: This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs). Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13 contact hours - 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-13 PDUs This course is offered for up to 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). Course Description: This workshop will focus on the underlying causes of challenging behavior that impact performance and functional outcomes. Clinicians will learn how to differentiate between the sensory processing problems and the behavioral/emotional problems in order to develop an integrated approach to intervention. We will specifically address visual and vestibular processing disorders that impact social skills and school performance as the key to designing effective, integrated treatment for improved sensory processing, motor skills and behavior. This course will create a paradigm shift and give participants a “new lens” with which they can assess clients. Participants will learn to assess the subtle motor and sensory deficits that may be contributing to attention, learning, motor and behavioral challenges, and most importantly, will learn concrete contextual strategies as well as treatment techniques to apply immediately. Collaborative and consultative approaches will be highlighted to promote function, participation and engagement. Patient Population: Autism, PDD, Developmental Delays, Sensory Processing Disorders and ADHD Infancy through Adult. Course Objectives: Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to: • Analyze the role of sensory processing in the development of attention, social skills and visual perception. • Identify subtle signs of visual-vestibular and other sensory-motor dysfunction. • Apply integrated assessment techniques and how to develop measurable school and/ or clinic based goals • Identify red flags that warrant referral to a behavioral vision specialist. • Develop effective treatment protocols for the clinic, home and school. • Implement strategies for sharing information with parents and teachers for optimal outcomes. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Mar 25, 2020 | USD $250 | Edison, New Jersey
Challenging Geriatric Issues: Dementia Behaviors is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 25, 2020 at Courtyard by Marriott Edison Woodbridge, Edison, New Jersey, United States of America. Target Audience: • Nurses • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Speech-Language Pathologists • Social Workers • Home Healthcare Providers • Nursing Home Administrators • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians • Recreation Therapists Course Description: Dealing with cognitively impaired geriatric patients can be challenging even for the experienced healthcare professional. Behaviors such as dementia, aggression, anxiety and depression, refusal of food and fluids, and inappropriate sexual advances pose significant potential barriers to the delivery of essential health care. If older adults are routinely under your care, minimize your risk of escalating the problems associated with troublesome, often irrational behavior by attending this program. Gain valuable insights into the causes of challenging geriatric behaviors and learn innovative and practical intervention strategies to improve the care you provide. Your speaker, M. Catherine Wollman, is an expert in the field of geriatrics. Join her for a day filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussion and interactive learning. Leave with practical techniques you can apply the next day. Course Objectives: • Assess behavioral problems of older adults with cognitive disturbances. • Consider the advantages of recognition and treatment of early dementia. • Incorporate non-pharmacologic interventions that address biopsychosocial needs of the older adult with challenging behaviors. • Implement specific communication strategies for patients with challenging behaviors. • Analyze evidence-based pharmacologic treatments of behavioral problems in patients. • Determine interventions for challenging geriatric behaviors including pain, nutritional deficits, sleep disorders, depression and delirium. • Evaluate causes and interventions for sexually inappropriate behaviors. • Support and educate family and professional caregivers of older adults exhibiting challenging behaviors.
Apr 08, 2020 | USD $250 | Edison, New Jersey
The Ultimate One-Day Diabetes Course is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Apr 08, 2020 at Crowne Plaza Edison, Edison, New Jersey, United States of America. Target Audience: • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Physician Assistants • Certified Diabetes Educators • Pharmacists • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians. Course Description: While 1 in 13 Americans have diabetes; 1 in 4 are diagnosed with pre-diabetes. All healthcare professionals will care for patients with diabetes, pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome on a daily basis, regardless of specialty. As management of diabetes becomes increasingly complex, it is imperative to keep up to date on new treatment options and standards regarding complication prevention. You play an important role in diabetes prevention, care, and management. Your role begins with a solid undertanding of diabetes and its treatment. Attend this seminar and increase your understanding of diabetes and pre-diabetes, and learn evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological techniques for glucose control. You will leave with an in-depth understanding of the latest approaches in assessing and treating patients with diabetes, as well as new skills to apply for those at risk for diabetes. Laurie Klipfel will provide you with strategies to optimize patient education and empowerment so you can improve the care you provide to diabetes patients. Objectives: • State diagnostic criteria for diabetes and understand the differences between Type 1, Type 2 and pregnancy induced (gestational) diabetes. • Evaluate metabolic syndrome ("the deadly quartet": diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and obesity) and pre-diabetes. • Recognize the symptoms of hyper- and hypoglycemia and use current research for optimal pharmacologic and non-pharmacological treatment based on ADA Standards of Care and AADE-7™ behavioral goals. • Discuss the basal/bolus concept of insulin administration including various insulin administration schedules to achieve optimal control. • Assess risk and employ prevention/treatment techniques for acute and chronic complications, including how to address weight issues. • Utilize current research to support the nationwide impetus for tight glycemic control for hospitalized patients, including management strategies during illness or surgery. • Explain what to do when a patient is wearing an insulin pump. • Analyze motivational techniques to assist patients to progress from knowing to doing. • Describe new treatment therapies and what is on the horizon. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.