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Clinical Action for Dementia, TBI, Concussion, Stroke and Other Cognitive Declines: Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity (Nov 22, 2019)
Nov 22, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | Albany, New York
Clinical Action for Dementia, TBI, Concussion, Stroke and Other Cognitive Declines: Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Nov 22, 2019 at Holiday Inn Express, Albany, New York, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • Neuropsychologists • Occupational Therapists • Physical Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Nurses • Nursing Home Administrators • Assisted Living Facility Administrators • Long Term/Acute Care Professionals • Case Managers • Marriage & Family Therapists Conference Description: The treatment landscape for dementia and brain related cognitive interventions is rapidly changing, making it difficult to stay abreast of treatments that work and those that have been over-hyped. With the popular understanding of brain plasticity increasing while concussion-related conditions are gaining wealth of media focus, patients are looking to you to help them separate fact from fiction about brain health and rehabilitation. Using the latest science, Dr. All will teach you practical interventions to best help your clients build and maintain cognitive skills and functional independence. You will leave the day with a comprehensive toolbox of evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions and the skills you need to match them to the cognitive domains for which they are most effective. Drawing on over 15 years of clinical experience, Dr. All will teach you techniques and interventions to effectively: • Assess for cognitive decline and accurately interpret complicated assessment reports • Determine when to refer out to a specialist for more detailed assessment • Put the recommendations of a neuropsychological report into action • Create actionable treatment plans to immediately start helping your clients • Expand working memory and enhance attention, generalizing to real-world functioning • Improve memory encoding, consolidation, and retrieval to improve client independence • Expand executive functions including planning and problem solving to promote flexible thinking • Improve visuospatial function and language to enhance client independence and social functioning Walk away with practical and useful techniques that can be implemented immediately within your practice. Sign up today and start feeling confident in delivering the rehabilitation interventions your clients facing cognitive decline so desperately need! Conference Objectives are: • Evaluate the usefulness of cognitive screeners such as the MOCA and SLUMS versus when to refer out to a qualified neuropsychologist for a comprehensive neurocognitive assessment. • Design treatment interventions based on realistic treatment goals and the evidence supporting compensatory vs. restorative strategies and determine the difference between cognitive stimulation, cognitive training and cognitive rehabilitation. • Determine the impact of client anxiety and false beliefs to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions and clinical outcomes. • Utilize motivational interviewing techniques and appropriate selection of rehabilitation interventions to improve client engagement. • Utilize specific interventions to enhance attention, memory, visuospatial, language and executive skill functioning to improve client level of functioning. • Implement treatment interventions to improve holistic brain health in clinical settings. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Dec 04 - 05, 2019 | CH 12.00 | USD $325 | Albany, New York
Critical Care Nursing Certification Review is organized by New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and will be held from Dec 04 - 05, 2019 at New York State Nurses Association Albany Office, Albany, New York, United States of America. Accreditation: This program has been awarded 12.0 CHs through the New York State Nurses Association Accredited Provider Unit. The New York State Nurses Association is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this program. Course Description: This program is designed to provide the participant with updated information to assist in the preparation for the Adult Critical Care RN examination. The test plan includes the following eight major categories: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Renal, Neurology, Endocrine, Hematology/Immunology, Gastrointestinal, and Multisystem. This course prepares participants to be successful in taking the examination and provides valuable tools to improve clinical practice Course Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to: • Discuss the clinical manifestations of selected conditions in each of the eight major categories in the test plan. • Identify the assessment parameters used in clinical practice to assist in providing care for the patient with clinical manifestations of the selected conditions in each of the eight major categories in the test plan. • Discuss measures to apply principles addressed to everyday clinical practice Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial and Histrionic Personality Disorders: Effective Treatments for Challenging Clients (Dec 05, 2019)
Dec 05, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | Albany, New York
Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial and Histrionic Personality Disorders: Effective Treatments for Challenging Clients is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 05, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area, Albany, New York, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.25 continuing education credits / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Conference Description: Join Dr. William Elliott as he delivers an intensive workshop and seminar designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify and treat your most difficult personality disordered clients. Better understand your clients with Antisocial, Narcissist, Histrionic and Borderline Personality Disorder and make a breakthrough in clinical treatment. • Manage the manipulative and possibly violent Antisocial Personality Disorder in-session. • Overcome the Narcissistic Personality Disorder trait of perfectionism and combat their need to overpower you as the therapist. • Better understand your clients diagnosed with Histrionic Personality Disorder whose intense emotions and need for attention will test your patience and compassion. • Help the Borderline Personality Disorder client deal with their explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies and cravings for chaos. Case studies and video examples will be used to illustrate client symptom presentation, treatment, and management of each Cluster B client type. You will explore various modalities that are effective with antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic, and borderline personality disorders, such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Dialectical therapies. Each of these theories will be explored to provide you with solid and useable skills to include in your daily practice. Conference Objectives are: • Determine how the changes with the DSM-5® impacts diagnosis and treatment of the Cluster B Personality Disorder. • Identify and diagnose clients with antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic and Borderline Personality Disorders to effectively inform your choice of treatment interventions. • Utilize case studies to differentiate symptom overlap, effective treatment and emotional management of each Cluster B Personality Disorders client type. • Manage the manipulative and potentially violent behaviors with your clients diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder in session to make therapeutic progress. • Implement CBT techniques to clarify behaviors, values and goals with clients diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. • Incorporate techniques to decrease explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies and cravings for chaos for clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. • Utilize MI and DBT techniques with clients diagnosed with Histrionic Personality Disorder to help manage cognition and improve emotional regulation. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Jan 15, 2020 | Contact Hours 7.50 | USD $250 | Albany, New York
Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 15, 2020 at Hilton Albany, Albany, New York, United States of America. This CE Course has been approved for a maximum of 7.5 contact hours. Target Audience: • Counselors • Psychotherapists • Psychologists • Social Workers • Nurse Practitioners • Case Managers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Nurses • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Pharmacists • School Psychologists • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Most clients with DSM-5® diagnoses are being treated with a combination of psychological and pharmacological treatments. Newer drugs are being developed to treat mental disorders based on a better understanding of neurobiological contributions to mental disorders and the latest pharmacological research. To provide appropriate services, you are expected to have a thorough understanding of these common and complex issues. As a mental health professional, keeping up-to-date is essential. This seminar will update and increase your knowledge of: • Neurobiological underpinnings of major DSM-5® diagnoses • Effects and side effects of drugs used to treat these diagnoses • Responsibilities of the non-prescribing therapist to clients taking psychiatric medication Specifics of the pharmacological treatment and drugs of choice for Depressive, Bipolar, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Anxiety, OCD, Sleep-Wake, ADHD and Neurocognitive disorders will be presented. Unique to this seminar is information on the common types of psychotherapeutic drugs and other drugs that are abused, and methods for prevention and early detection. Throughout the day, representative case studies will generate discussion and examination of the latest drug treatment for DSM-5® disorders. You will leave this seminar with knowledge and confidence regarding effective and safe application of pharmacological drugs. Objectives: • Explain the neurotransmitter systems and neuroanatomy underlying the biological basis for mental disorders and pharmacotherapy. • Define the role of mental health professionals who treat clients receiving both psychotherapeutic medications and psychotherapy. • Describe the major classes of drugs used to treat mental disorders and which mental disorders are appropriately treated with each class of drugs. • Compare the effects and side effects of various psychotropic medications, including antipsychotics, antidepressants, benzodiazepines and anticonvulsants. • Discuss the abuse liability of drugs used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, pain and ADHD. • Describe methods for prevention and early identification of prescription drug abuse among clients.
Self-Regulation Interventions for Children & Adolescents: Reduce Frustration, Emotional Outbursts & Oppositional Behaviors - Albany
Jan 29, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Albany, New York
Self-Regulation Interventions for Children & Adolescents: Reduce Frustration, Emotional Outbursts & Oppositional Behaviors is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 29, 2020 at Marriott Albany, Albany, New York, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 0.6 CEUs. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Psychiatrists • Therapists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • School Guidance Counselors • Case Managers • Nurses • School Administrators • Educational Paraprofessionals • Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children Course Description: This seminar will help you to better intervene with the challenging child – the one who won’t sit still; doesn’t follow directions; often throws tantrums; or has difficulty waiting for their turn. They may “hit first and ask questions later”. They react impulsively and have difficulty expressing what they need or what is frustrating them. We know this child is intelligent, caring and kind, but their behavior doesn’t reflect these positive qualities. These are the children who confuse and frustrate parents and who overwhelm teachers and peers. They struggle to meet basic expectations and are unable to succeed in school, with peers and at home. Join Andrea Cennington, MSW, LCSW, CYT, and learn to effectively intervene with the emotional and behavioral dysregulation of children with High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Processing Disorders. Through hands-on activities and dynamic discussion, you will learn techniques, behavioral strategies, problem-solving strategies and brain training exercises to: • Address the sensory, language and executive functioning processing deficits that trigger them • Increase their self-control, social success, emotional control and task completion • Teach flexibility, tolerance, thinking it through and decision-making • Reduce the frequency and duration of their tantrums and emotional outbursts Objectives: • Communicate how sensory, language, and executive skills impairments create fight/flight/freeze and defensive responses that lead to children’s dysregulation and related behavioral issues. • Select the appropriate intervention strategies to improve student skills including self-control, social success, emotional regulation and task completion. • Employ behavior modification techniques and problem-solving strategies to diffuse students' escalated and oppositional behavior. • Implement environmental strategies to accommodate children’s processing deficits and emotional regulation needs. • Utilize problem-solving strategies to develop appropriate behavioral expectations and coping mechanisms for improved self-regulation skills in students. • Apply cognitive restructuring strategies to reduce frequency, severity and duration of children’s behavioral and emotional outbursts.
Feb 25, 2020 | CE 6.00 | USD $250 | Albany, New York
Trauma & Attachment: Effective Treatment Strategies for Helping Challenging Clients is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 25, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area, Albany, New York, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 CE / 7.5 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Counselors • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Case Managers • Therapists • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Description: Join Kathryn Seifert, PhD, in this cutting-edge seminar as she teaches you concepts and skills necessary to facilitate positive change with challenging clients with trauma and/or attachment wounds. You will learn effective assessment and therapeutic techniques for children, adults and couples, based on the latest research in neurobiology, trauma and attachment therapy, and resilience. Demonstrations, case studies and role plays will illustrate how various interventions promote change and healing with the following issues: • Beliefs and attitudes • Attachment security in children and adults • Traumatic emotions, behaviors, mindsets, and brain/biochemistry • Self-regulation • Communication and resilience • Family dynamics • Controlling, defiant and resistant clients Through case studies, presentation and discussion, you will leave this seminar with practical and effective techniques you can use to help clients achieve symptom reduction, fulfilling lives and meaningful relationships. Objectives: • Determine the psychological, social, cognitive, and biological aspects of trauma and attachment disorders as it relates to clinical treatment. • Develop an assessment plan to effectively identify your client’s history for trauma and attachment wounds. • Provide techniques to improve your client’s emotional regulation skills, reframe core beliefs and improve interpersonal skills. • Incorporate the Attachment Communication Training to foster effective communication, conflict management and secure attachment for your clients. • Develop strategies to help your clients achieve posttraumatic growth including the creation of positive personal and relationship goals. • Teach your clients, in-session, how to achieve secure and fulfilling relationships by facilitating attachment security.
Solve Challenging Dementia Behaviors: Support Family Connections and Losses as Root Causes (May 15, 2020)
May 15, 2020 | USD $250 | Albany, New York
Solve Challenging Dementia Behaviors: Support Family Connections and Losses as Root Causes is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on May 15, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area, Albany, New York, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.