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Dec 09 - 11, 2019 | Contact Hours 19.00 | USD $699.99 | Plainview, New York
3 Day: Integrating MBSR into Your Clinical Practice Certificate Course is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 09 - 11, 2019 at Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island, Plainview, New York, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 19.0 contact hours / 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Marriage and Family Therapists • Psychologists • Addiction Counselors • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Nurses • Case Managers • Other Mental Health Professionals Description: Positive client outcomes are what we all strive for. Yet, over time, we can begin to feel stuck in a rut. The same treatments and methods we’ve become accustomed to using can start to show their limitations (and create burn-out). A way to break through with your clients can be found within a well-researched method for teaching mindfulness called MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). MBSR is clinically shown to have profound benefits on emotional and physical well-being as well as a wide range of chronic conditions. MBSR-informed adaptations are now used for the basis for many interventions, including treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, ADHD and pain. Attend this 3-day certificate course and you’ll be immersed into an experiential workshop that will introduce and deepen mindfulness-based practices for clinicians and explore how these can be conveyed in a broad variety of populations and settings. You’ll be nourished as you learn transformational mindfulness techniques and gain an in-depth knowledge of the MBSR program and all its benefits. The slogan of an MBSR approach is “There’s more right with you than wrong.” Come and experience how this is true. Sign up today and learn how to embody and apply mindfulness to your patient population simply but effectively. Be renewed while getting a whole new toolbox of techniques for treating trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, addictions, ADHD and more! Objectives: • Present the core beliefs of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as they relate to clinical treatment. • Ascertain the meaning of mindfulness and provide psychoeducation to clients regarding its use for reducing stress and improving mental health. • Implement various mindfulness practices to decrease stress and improve symptomology in clients, including a body scan, sitting meditation, walking meditation and yoga practices. • Articulate the essential core components of the MBSR program as they relate to clinical treatment. • Identify techniques for increasing the effectiveness of meditation for improved outcomes. • Teach clients how to integrate specific informal mindfulness interventions into their daily lives to alleviate symptoms and improve level of functioning. • Utilize the breath and awareness exercises as an intervention to refocus attention and interrupt negative thoughts and ruminations. • Interpret and differentially communicate mindfulness language appropriate for diverse populations. • Evaluate appropriate applications of mindfulness practices for treatment in populations with trauma history, mental health disorders, and emotional and physical disabilities. • Differentiate which mindfulness-based skills can be applied in a group therapy setting. • Practice the process of inquiry and evaluate its ability to enhance client insight and reduce stress. • Articulate the effectiveness of MBSR techniques in treating pain, stress, anxiety and panic in clients. • Specify all 10 sessions of the MBSR program and the broad themes and client goals for each one. • Characterize how to get a client to work through pleasant and unpleasant feelings to overcome barriers for treatment. • Summarize the neuroscience research that shows the benefits of MBSR for clients. • Specify how clinicians can identify situations in which MBSR-based techniques could be most beneficial. • Establish how to effectively adapt MBSR to a group setting or individual setting to obtain the best clinical outcomes. • Communicate how to adapt MBSR to children or adults specifically to maximize clinical effectiveness.
2-Day Autism Spectrum Masterclass: Social and Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Complex and Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults
Dec 12, 2019 | Contact Hours 12.60 | USD $499.99 | Plainview, New York
2-Day Autism Spectrum Masterclass: Social and Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Complex and Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 12, 2019 at Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island, Plainview, New York, 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: • Psychologists • Counselors • Social Workers • Marriage and Family Therapists • School Psychologists • School Counselors • School Social Workers • Speech-Language Pathologists • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • School Administrators • Special Education Teachers • General Education Teachers • School-based Personnel • Behavioral Intervention Specialists • Psychiatrists • Educational Paraprofessionals • Nurses • Youth Leaders • Probation Officers • Clergy • Other helping professionals who work with children/adolescents/young adults Course Description: Transform your autism intervention with this 2-day Autism Spectrum Masterclass! Begin by joining autism expert and author, Cara Daily, PhD, BCBA, and learn the most effective evidence-based social and behavioral interventions for working with the pervasive comorbid disorders and symptoms associated with ASD. Dr. Daily makes this complex disorder easy to understand – you will leave with the interventions and skills required to confidently teach children, adolescents and young adults with autism how to live more independent and fuller lives! Learn how to integrate the latest research on brain development, visual and environmental modifications, cognitive-behavioral interventions and successful psychosocial techniques to help clients manage challenging behaviors related to ASD. Through engaging case studies, demonstrations, and hands-on activities you will learn the skills necessary to: • Manage emotional and physical reactions to anxiety and OCD • Turn maladaptive behaviors around and reduce meltdowns • Improve attention, motivation and organizational skills • Decode ADHD and Executive Functioning in ASD • Decipher symptoms of OCD vs. ASD • Reduce depressive symptoms and suicidal ideations • Strengthen the skills needed to make/keep friends • Address body and sexual awareness, exploration of self, sexual arousal • Recognize what trauma looks like with ASD • Expose clients to more appropriate self-stimulatory behaviors • Accurately interpret assessment reports to guide effective interventions • Use classroom modifications for preferential seating, successful transitions and alternate task-taking Objectives: • Assess, screen and diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using DSM-5® and future ICD-11 diagnostic criteria. • Differentiate between neurological abilities and impairments in clients diagnosed with ASD. • Create a comprehensive treatment plan that targets symptoms of ASD based on results of comprehensive evaluations. • Evaluate and develop your communication style to facilitate effective, reciprocal conversations with clients diagnosed with ASD. • Utilize developmentally-appropriate interventions to teach your clients with ASD how to engage in appropriate sexual behaviors. • Employ sensory-based relaxation techniques to reduce symptoms of anxiety in your clients with ASD. • Implement visual strategies to assist clients with executive functioning deficits. • Evaluate the ethical dilemmas associated with utilizing specific punishment techniques, including time-out and seclusion. • Utilize techniques of mindfulness, CBT, and family therapy to treat depression in clients with ASD. • Assist clients in identifying thoughts and feelings in anxious situations and develop a plan for effective coping. • Incorporate techniques of exposure and response prevention in treating OCD with clients who have been diagnosed with ASD. • Recognize the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues related to ASD.
Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders (Jan 21, 2020)
Jan 21, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Plainview, New York
Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 21, 2020 at Holiday Inn Plainview-Long Island, Plainview, New York, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Target Audience: • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Educators • Speech-Language Pathologists • Counselors • Psychologists • Social Workers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants Course Description: Children with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD or autism have much in common. They are challenged with physical problems that affect their ability to focus and can also cause them to be emotionally reactive. Children who have trouble self-regulating throughout the day are missing out on typical childhood experiences in school, on the playground and with their families. They have difficulty making and keeping friends. This workshop looks at the underlying factors of poor self-regulation and how they affect the child. The course emphasizes practical interventions! You will walk away with effective strategies for creating simple but effective programs in clinical, school and home settings: • Sensory therapy techniques • Simple self-management and video modeling programs • Sensory lifestyle programs • First-person stories • Energy regulation techniques • Communication methods • Transition strategies • Behavioral strategies Clinical programs such as Interactive Metronome® (IM), brushing, sensory diets, and MeMoves™ will be discussed, as will timely topics such as medication vs. non-medication for ADHD and new insights from research into biomedical aspects of autism. You will receive written handouts and a list of resources. Don’t miss this opportunity – register today! Objectives: • Differentiate between symptoms of sensory modulation disorder, ADHD and autism to determine appropriate self-regulation interventions. • Modify clinical treatments for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) to be utilized in school or home settings. • Design a sensory lifestyle program using readily-found items to improve self-regulation skills in your young clients. • Incorporate elements of first-person stories and transitional activities into your SPD intervention plan. • Recommend cognitive strategies to address symptoms of ADHD, including hyperactivity and impulsivity. • Implement role plays and video modeling interventions to target appropriate self-management skills. Utilize communication strategies that provide emotional control for children with ASD.
Jan 23, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Plainview, New York
Hormone Imbalance: Identification and Lifestyle Treatment to Rebalance and Reset is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 23, 2020 at Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island, Plainview, New York, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Registered Dietitians • Nutritionists • Registered Nurses • Dietitians • Dietary Managers • Chiropractors • Coaches • Personal Trainers • Occupational Therapists • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapy Assistants • Counselors • Social Workers Course Description: Hormone imbalance - it’s complex and overwhelming. Clients come to us with symptoms such as extreme fatigue, irritability, anxiety, depression, insomnia, foggy brain, cravings for sugar or salt, constipation, menstrual irregularities, decreased sex drive, and weigh gain. These symptoms are common but not normal. Join Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP as she teaches you how to assess and create a customized step-by-step lifestyle treatment plan that is realistic to follow and get results! She will cover the core hormone systems and how their disruption leads to crippling symptoms and chronic hormone-related conditions. She will share the underlying root causes of hormone disruption and the environmental factors that disrupt their delicate balance. Learn a skill set to address issues such as: • Estrogen Dominance • Endometriosis • Uterine Fibroids • PCOS • Infertility • Hypothyroidism • Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome/Pre-Diabetes • Adrenal Fatigue or Exhaustion Objectives: • Articulate the 6 core hormone systems and how they are inter-related – cortisol, insulin, thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. • Determine how the gut affects hormone balance via digestion, intestinal permeability, and the microbiome. • Identify common symptoms of specific hormone imbalances through subjective and objective assessments. • Articulate how the 6 lifestyle-based root causes affect hormone balance – standard American diet, obesity, too much or too little exercise, chronic stress, inadequate sleep, and environmental toxins. • Articulate how the 5 key lifestyle strategies naturally rebalance hormone systems – diet, exercise/activity, stress management, sleep optimization, and reduction in toxin exposures. • Determine a prioritized and systemized approach for effective lifestyle interventions.
Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Trauma-Informed Tools to Support Social and Emotional Learning, Student Success and Positive Climate (Jan 30, 2020)
Jan 30, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Plainview, New York
Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Trauma-Informed Tools to Support Social and Emotional Learning, Student Success and Positive Climate is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 30, 2020 at Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island, Plainview, New York, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 0.6 CEUs. Target Audience: • Educators • Special Educators • School Administrators • School Social Workers • School Counselors • School Nurses • Paraprofessionals • Occupational Therapists • Physical Therapists • Speech Language Pathologists Course Description: Do you find yourself wondering what more you can do to help your easily distracted student? The one who has a hard time maintaining focus? What if you had the tools that would enhance focus and attention, ease anxiety, and improve confidence, self-esteem and academic performance? During this seminar, you will learn simple, developmentally appropriate yoga and mindfulness tools that can be immediately integrated into your daily curriculum. These skills are a proven and effective way to promote self-regulation ability, learning readiness and resilience while cultivating a positive, peaceful, productive classroom. Through the framework of – Noticing, Mindful Choice, Practice, Reflection, Integration – you will learn how to empower your students and yourself with increased self-awareness, the foundation for the development of self-regulation skills and cognitive control. Through 67 simple yoga and mindfulness-based activities designed to engage the whole child, you will help your students move from a state of anxiety and dysregulation to a state of engagement, control and connectedness. All activities are specifically chosen for their suitability for the typical classroom space and schedule and can be done standing beside or sitting at desks, while hands and bodies remain off the floor. Yoga 4 Classroom is easy for teachers, students, and therapists to use, and helps to create a more harmonious, learning-friendly school day. Objectives: • Explore the mind-body connection and how it affects learning and behavior. • Evaluate the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for children in schools. • Determine the signs of imbalance in your students and yourself. • Develop opportunities for taking yoga breaks during the school day. • Implement 67 simple yoga and mindfulness activities as needed throughout the day. • Design outcome-focused sequences based on time available: calming, focusing, energizing, community building. • Access additional tools and resources to ensure continued progress.
Motivational Interviewing: Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Client Engagement and Accelerate Behavioral Change (Jan 31, 2020)
Jan 31, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Plainview, New York
Motivational Interviewing: Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Client Engagement and Accelerate Behavioral Change is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 31, 2020 at Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island, Plainview, New York, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / 0.6 CEUs. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Attachment Focused Play Therapy: Theraplay® Techniques to Transform Your Most Challenging, Resistant & Dysregulated Children (Feb 06, 2020)
Feb 06, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Plainview, New York
Attachment Focused Play Therapy: Theraplay® Techniques to Transform Your Most Challenging, Resistant & Dysregulated Children is organized by HealthCare and will be held on Feb 06, 2020 at Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island, Plainview, New York, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.25 clock hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Occupational Therapists • Speech Language Therapists • Physical Therapists • Case Managers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: • Do you struggle with children who: • Are aggressive and defiant? • Wreck your treatment room and waste your materials? • Act chaotic, silly and/or will not sit still? • Refuse to talk and are disengaged? • Behave inappropriately (oppositional, controlling, avoid eye contact)? Are you also frustrated with parents who are angry and won’t listen to your advice? Parents who are resentful and dissatisfied with you, as well as their own child? If you answered YES to any of the above then you need to attend this seminar! I will show you evidence-based activities to break through resistance and harness the power of the child-parent relationship to make rapid and dramatic changes. Theraplay reaches your most resistant, traumatized, dysregulated and hard to manage children and rapidly transforms them into a calmer, more cooperative child so you can get therapeutic work done! Theraplay helps you create an atmosphere where children are happy to come to therapy and become quickly and fully engaged in the therapeutic process. Theraplay also involves parents in an immediate and positive way, giving them experiences of success and pride in their children, so they can feel motivated to support them. With the child, the parent and you, the therapist, all on the same team you have a winning combination for positive and lasting change. Over 1/3 of your day will be spent practicing therapeutic techniques you can implement immediately! Objectives: • Describe the purpose of each of the four Dimensions of Relationship: Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge. • Assess child behavior to determine which of the four dimensions a child is in need of. • Demonstrate one activity from each dimension. • Compare and contrast interventions to focus and calm an overactive/chaotic child. • Discuss interventions that turn a child’s resistance into cooperation. • Implementation techniques for effectively capturing a child’s attention. • List methods for reengaging an angry/discouraged parent.
The New Face of Anxiety: Treating Anxiety Disorders in the Age of Texting, Social Media and 24/7 Internet Access (Feb 06, 2020)
Feb 06, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Plainview, New York
The New Face of Anxiety: Treating Anxiety Disorders in the Age of Texting, Social Media and 24/7 Internet Access is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 06, 2020 at Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island, Plainview, New York, 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: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapist Assistants • Marriage & Family Therapists • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Texting rather than talking. Gathering “likes” and followers. Making friends via a gaming console. Unrelenting 24/7 news cycles. Ready or not, the rise of social media, and 24/7 Internet access has changed the way we relate to one another (and ourselves), leaving in its wake a whole new set of challenges for those who use it. As therapists, you see people of all ages with these issues: The girl who can’t put her phone away during session. The boy who isn’t sleeping after reading messages on social media. “Friends” of all ages who shame each other for life choices and argue by text. The socially anxious young adult who struggles to meet people in person because all of his “friends” are online. The parent who has to contend with “Facebook shaming” for every parenting decision. The older adult who feels out of touch and disconnected. The impact is rampant and pervasive – as a result, treatment of anxiety doesn’t look the same anymore. Attend this unique and engaging seminar to learn innovative ways to treat this new facet of anxiety with today’s client. You’ll discover: • Key questions to ask at assessment to uncover problematic use of technology • How excessive screen time affects mood, anxiety and self-worth in clients of all ages • Tools to help clients regulate their emotions and make wise decisions (on and offline) • Innovative techniques for promoting healthy use of technology with clients • Deliberate strategies for managing time, device use and “information overload Objectives: • Evaluate the impact persistent “screen time” exposure can have on the neurobiological and psychological health of clients. • Implement strategies to effectively reduce excessive use of technology that leads to avoidance and increased anxiety. • Increase clients’ capacity to utilize technology in a healthy manner to decrease risk of anxiety and other mental health symptoms. • Establish clinical practices that decrease rumination and build resilience to the stress of the digital world. • Teach clients five strategies for overcoming irrational fears of social interaction in order to improve clinical outcomes. • Implement cognitive-behavioral strategies for challenging distorted beliefs and the “comparison fallacy” as related to online interactions.
Feb 12, 2020 | CME 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Plainview, New York
Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice is organized by PESI HealthCare and wiil be held on Feb 12, 2020 at Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island, Plainview, New York, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Psychotherapists • Social Workers • Psychologists • Case Managers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Occupational Therapists & Occupation Therapy Assistants • Other Mental Health Professionals. Course Description: Discover yoga-based interventions that can help regulate the autonomic nervous system and learn how to incorporate these interventions for effective outcomes. Join Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, E-RYT, for an in-depth training on the principles and practices of trauma-informed yoga, with a special focus on chair yoga practices, yogic breathing exercises, and yoga nidra, the yogic sleep. This workshop also incorporates techniques and theory from trauma studies, somatic psychotherapy and Ayurveda. Throughout the day, you will learn the importance of nervous-system regulation to the process of psychological healing. Learn first-hand why organizations as diverse as the U.S. Army and the U.S. prison system have embraced yoga as an evidence-based approach to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. You will leave the workshop with the background and tools you need to evaluate the benefits of adding trauma-informed yogic interventions to whatever style of therapy you currently practice. Objectives: • Evaluate ways that autonomic nervous system dysregulation contributes to PTSD symptoms. • Ascertain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder which can be decreased through trauma-sensitive yoga practice. • Analyze ways that trauma-informed chair yoga postures can be used in the individual or group psychotherapy session. • Determine the benefits of bringing yogic deep relaxation into the therapy session. • Identify yogic strategies to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in clients. • Explain the potential for improved clinical outcomes resulting from incorporating yoga and three-part deep breathing practices.
Mar 19, 2020 | CEU’s 0.60 | USD $249.99 | Plainview, New York
Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 19, 2020 at Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island, Plainview, New York, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7.5 contact hours / 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • School Administrators • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Nurses • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children Description: Many persons diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this including side effects and concerns with long-term use. In this seminar, you will learn more about these reasons, as well as alternative interventions for ADHD. Looking at ADHD from a developmental perspective, we will consider reasons for the apparent increase in ADHD diagnoses over the past two decades. By understanding the way the brain works in ADHD, you will be able to better identify a variety of strategies to significantly impact the nervous system and positively influence symptoms of ADHD in your clients. Not only will you walk away with information about some of the most common non-medication interventions for ADHD such as computerized cognitive training, mindfulness meditation and neurofeedback, you will also learn a variety of practical strategies that can be implemented immediately and at low cost. We will navigate the vast research on exercise, movement, diet, sleep, disruptive technologies, supplements and the impact of the environment on ADHD, summarizing the findings and applying the information to “real life”. You will leave this seminar with the tools and knowledge to develop a holistic approach to working with adults and children with ADHD. Objectives: • Articulate the relationship between the frontal lobe of the brain and ADHD symptomology for the purpose of client psychoeducation. • Determine the impact of movement and exercise on the reduction of ADHD symptoms as it relates to assessment and treatment planning. • Implement treatment interventions for improving impulse control and working memory in clients. • Analyze the influence of diet and nutrition on ADHD symptoms in relation to assessment and treatment planning. • Develop clinical strategies to calm the nervous system of clients diagnosed with ADHD. • Consider the clinical implications of environmental influences on ADHD symptoms in clients.