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CBT for Cluster B: Proven Strategies for Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial & Histrionic Personality Disorders (Feb 07, 2020)
Feb 07, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | 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 $249.99 | 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 $249.99 | 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.
Nov 13 - 14, 2020 | Contact Hours 13.00 | USD $435 | Edison, New Jersey
Self Regulation and Mealtimes: An Integrative Approach to Difficult Feeding Challenges is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Nov 13 - 14, 2020 at Lakeview School, Edison, New Jersey, United States of America. Target Audience: This course is designed for OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, SLPs, Registered Dieticians, and Special Educators. Eating affects the entire lifespan and problems occur at all ages. While we often see food refusals and other maladaptive eating behaviors in autism spectrum disorders, disordered eating and food refusals occur frequently with ADHD, developmental delays, and even with typically developing children. Techniques apply to EI, school, clinic, and home settings with children from infancy to teens. Those new to feeding and even more experienced practitioners will learn from the course. CEU Details: • This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs). Application has been made to the MD and NJ Boards of Physical Therapy Examiners, and to the OH Physical Therapy Association. The DC, DE, PA and VA Boards of Physical Therapy recognize other state’s approvals. • TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider. • Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 15.6 contact hours. • This course is offered for up to 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). • 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. • Approved by the TX Board of OT Examiners. • Dieticians will receive 13 hours. Description: Learn to view eating (a self-regulated occupation) through the lenses of psychoneuroimmunology, which involves multiple gut-brain neurohormonal feedback loops of sensory enjoyment, positive social interactions, and the microbiome. Participants will learn to find “just-right” self-regulation approaches, evaluate developmental readiness, plan sound nutritional food-chains, and use family-focused reduction of mealtime stress to improve feeding dynamics. Objectives: • Predict which sensory, movement, and communication activities will most likely enhance self-regulated behaviors for individual children. • Evaluate a child from participant’s caseload for developmental readiness using the Rainbow Kid’s Play Scale, and the Rainbow Kid’s Mealtime Scale. • Construct a food chain that begins with a child’s favorite food and introduces new, more nutritional foods in a stepwise pattern that stays within a child’s comfort level. • Support family-focused mealtimes by following the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding model. • Assemble a menu of therapeutic activities (games, cooking, art, music, academics) and objectives that will guide the child toward eating competence and autonomy.