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Jan 14, 2020 | Contact Hours 7.50 | USD $249.99 | Poughkeepsie, New York
Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 14, 202 at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie, 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. Course 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.
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors (Jan 23, 2020)
Jan 23, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Poughkeepsie, New York
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 23, 2020 at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie, 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 • Social Workers • Psychologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • School Guidance Counselors • Case Managers • Nurses • School Administrators • Educational Paraprofessionals • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children Course Description: Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant clinical, school and parenting challenges. Attend this seminar and learn new, effective non-medication strategies for your client’s most challenging behaviors including: • Tantrums • Running out/away • Noncompliance • Nagging • Refusing to work/help • Yelling/screaming • Bullying • Panic/anxiety reactions • Lack of follow through • Not following directions They will walk away with immediate strategies for out of control behaviors and techniques for emotional regulation along with long-term treatment strategies to help kids at home and school. Jennifer Wilke-Deaton is a clinical expert and has worked with the most challenging kids both in clinical and school settings. Through the use of case studies and action oriented handouts, you will leave this seminar with solutions to turn your most challenging kids around. Objectives: • Utilize clinical strategies to reduce the frequency, duration and severity of behavioral episodes that challenge therapists, educators, professionals and parents. • Implement both proactive and reactive strategies for oppositional, defiant and disruptive behavior in children and youth. • Discriminate between the clinical presentation of behavioral episodes and psychiatric symptoms to inform treatment. • Communicate how a skilled observation of behavior informs your treatment approach. • Develop clinical skills for establishing a therapeutic rapport to overcome treatment resistance in children and adolescents. • Effectively develop a behavior intervention plan and safety plan across all settings including home and school.
Feb 26, 2020 | CE 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Poughkeepsie, New York
Trauma & Attachment: Effective Treatment Strategies for Helping Challenging Clients is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 26, 2020 at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie, 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.