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Dec 19 - 20, 2019 | Contact Hours 15.20 | USD $499.99 | Syracuse, New York
The Aging Brain: Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias: 2-Day Certificate Course is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Dec 19 - 20, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Syracuse, Syracuse, New York, United States of America. This CE Course has been approved for a maximum of 15.2 Contact Hours. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Nurses • Speech-Language Pathologists • Psychologists • Counselors • Nursing Home Administrators • Assisted Living Facility Administrators • Case Managers • Long Term/Acute Care Professionals • Physical Therapists • Occupational Therapists • Marriage and Family Therapists Course Description: Working with people suffering with dementia can feel overwhelming. You worry because your patients’ needs aren’t clearly communicated and you need a better way to reach them. Difficult behavioral issues like depression, agitation and resistance often get in the way of your ability to provide optimal care. Interventions and techniques that worked yesterday, don’t work today. Distressed families have a litany of questions and concerns, and you’re the one who needs to give the difficult answers. You even need to work with patients and their spouses regarding uncomfortable personal matters like sexual intimacy – issues they didn’t teach you about at school. Roy D. Steinberg, PhD, is a gero-psychologist and nationally recognized speaker for professionals and laypersons on the assessment and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. He has spent the last 30 years immersed in the Alzheimer’s and dementia field, providing evaluation, consultation, and psychotherapeutic services to older adults as well as outpatient consultation, education, and counseling services to their families and caregivers. Through his work, Dr. Steinberg has perfected the recipe of what works and what doesn’t with dementia patients and acquired the hands-on skills, techniques, and solutions you need to handle the challenges, answer your questions, and provide the best care possible. In this critical 2-day workshop Dr. Steinberg will bring to life the tools, strategies, and therapeutic practices you need to best serve your older adult patients facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as significant mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Return to your practice better able to evaluate, assess, and differentiate between different types of dementias and recognize underlying psychological conditions. Broaden your understanding of medications and preventative treatments, and understand their impact on older patients and your practice. Walk away with practical and easy-to-implement tools that effectively intervene in depression, anxiety, aggression and other psychological and behavioral presentations. Learn to put a game plan in place that maximizes support for patients in partnership with caregivers and family members. Key benefits of attending: • Gain a clear understanding of the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. • Sidestep problem behaviors – identify and understand triggers for delusions, resisting care, and anxiety. • Up-to-date behavioral interventions to manage agitation and elopement, reduce risks, and allow you to adapt treatment as the disease progresses. • Tools to recognize the most frequently seen psychological conditions in older adults. • Therapeutic interventions related to mental health concerns. • Tips and tactics for working in partnership with families to improve care. • Learn how to handle sexuality and intimacy issues across the continuum of older adults with confidence and sensitivity. In an energetic and uplifting style, Dr. Steinberg will draw you into the dire nature of dementia and leave you feeling empowered and eager to use your new skills. Course Objectives: • Explore brain function in older adults, recognize the impact of dementia on brain structure and function, and determine the difference between “normal forgetfulness” and cognitive impairment. • Diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and distinguish it from other dementias by accurately identifying manifestations of each type and understand how these differences impact diagnosis and prognosis in older adults. • Articulate differences between the Folstein Mini-Mental Status examination, SLUMS, and MOCA as screening measuring tools for cognitive impairment and dementia. • Communicate answers to the most difficult questions family members ask regarding diagnosis and prognosis and confidence and sensitivity. • Detect triggers for delusions, resisting care, and combativeness and learn to defuse problem behaviors with clinical strategies that reduce risks and can be adjusted as the disease progresses. • Adapt clinical interventions used in-session to provide patients with individualized care and promote more effective participation in therapy. • Correlate patients’ strengths and limitations to potential therapeutic approaches when developing treatment plans for older adults with mental health issues or dementia. • Maximize support for your clients with tips and tactics for working in partnership with families to improve care and strengthen the therapeutic alliance. • Investigate the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications for the client, clinicians, and those caring for older adults with dementia. • Analyze appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in relationships impacted by dementia and effectively intervene when ability to consent is impaired. • Explore the ethical issues related to dementia and elucidate how end of life issues and elder abuse inform decisions regarding patient responsibility and documentation. • Effectively employ tools that assess for common mental health conditions found in the geriatric population including alcohol abuse, anxiety, and depression and learn to differentiate dementia from depression despite similar clinical manifestations.
Outbursts, Oppositional Defiance and Frustration in the Classroom: Self-Regulation Techniques to Reduce the Frequency, Severity and Duration of Problematic Behavior (Jan 23, 2020)
Jan 23, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Syracuse, New York
Outbursts, Oppositional Defiance and Frustration in the Classroom: Self-Regulation Techniques to Reduce the Frequency, Severity and Duration of Problematic Behavior is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 23, 2020 at Crowne Plaza Syracuse, Syracuse, New York, United States Of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Therapists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • School Guidance Counselors • Case Managers • Nurses • School Administrators • Educational Para Professionals • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children Course Description: This seminar will help you to better intervene with the challenging student – the one who won’t sit still; doesn’t follow directions; often throws tantrums; or has difficulty waiting for their turn. They react impulsively and have difficulty expressing what they need or what is frustrating them. This child is intelligent, caring and kind, but their challenging behavior is overwhelming, confusing and frustrating. They struggle to meet basic expectations and are unable to succeed in school, with peers and at home. Join Anissa N. Moore, M.ED, BCBA, 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, exercises and techniques, you will learn classroom interventions to: • Address the sensory, language and executive functioning processing deficits that trigger them • Improve problem-solving skills and self-regulation skills • 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 Walk away with proven emotional, behavioral and processing strategies that lead to social and academic success! 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 in the classroom. • 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 student’s 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 20 - 21, 2020 | Contact Hours 12.60 | USD $499.99 | Syracuse, New York
2-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training Course is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Feb 20 - 21, 2020 at Crowne Plaza Syracuse, Syracuse, 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: • Counselors • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Social Workers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Case Managers • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Mental Health Professionals. Course Description: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles. Attend this 2-day intensive training course and receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives. This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development. Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients. Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will leave this conference with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice. This course counts towards the educational requirement when applying for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (through Evergreen Certification Institute (EVGCI). Stephanie R. Steinman, Ph.D., CSAC, is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations. Objectives: • Explain the underlying theory of Dialectics and Dialectic Behavior Therapy. • Integrate DBT skills for individuals and group therapy treatment into practice. • Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness to clients. • Utilize specific DBT skills for the treatment of a range of mental health symptoms, chemical dependency and complex co-morbidities. • Describe DBT tools and resources used to effectively change behavior. • Articulate a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills to clients. • Demonstrate the use of crisis survival strategies to enhance distress tolerance. • Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities. • Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients’ thoughts and feelings. • Apply DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis techniques to address specific clinical issues in practice. • Summarize how to effectively operate consultative groups and treatment teams. • Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans. • Discuss the limitations and risks of DBT and areas of ongoing or future research regarding DBT effectiveness.
Feb 28, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Syracuse, New York
Breathing, Digestion and Swallowing: Best Practices in Dysphagia Management is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 28, 2020 at Crowne Plaza Syracuse, Syracuse, New York, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Respiratory Therapists • Nurses • Nursing Assistants • Restorative Nursing Staff • Dietitians • Dietary Managers • Long-Term Care Professionals Course Description: What’s the safest diet? Is he aspirating? Can she swallow these pills? He hates the pureed food – what else can we do? She’s refusing the thick liquids! Is he going to get pneumonia? Does he need a feeding tube? These are issues that we face every day in our work with children and adults with dysphagia. How do we keep our clients safe, while making sure they’re well hydrated and well nourished, and normalize eating as much as possible? Sometimes, it’s about more than just swallowing. This course will examine the inter-relationships between respiration, gastro-intestinal function, and swallowing to allow clinicians to better identify the underlying causes of their client’s swallowing difficulties. We’ll look at specific respiratory and GI diagnoses and their impact on what, when, how much, and how safely our clients eat. Using clinical case studies, we’ll examine the evidence to provide you with the tools you need to perform a thorough assessment and implement a comprehensive treatment plan that takes into account all of the potential contributing factors. Objectives: • Use your understanding of the interrelationships between the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems to identify and treat the causes and not just the symptoms of dysphagia in your pediatric and adult clients. • Evaluate the impact of respiratory and gastrointestinal functions on swallowing systems in order to choose targeted interventions and increase your effectiveness in reducing aspiration risk. • Design effective treatment plans for clients with respiratory and GI disease processes including COPD, Respiratory failure and GERD. • Expand your diagnostic tool box to include cough testing, water screenings, pulse oximetry, respiratory muscle strength testing and other evidence based tools. • Ensure the success of your treatment plans by identifying reflux disease and its impact on swallowing function in your clients. • Design assessment strategies that allow you to identify those clients who are more likely or less likely to get sick as a result of aspiration.
Art Therapy-Based Toolbox: Creative Techniques for Children and Adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders - New York
Mar 20, 2020 | USD $219.99 | Syracuse, New York
Art Therapy-Based Toolbox: Creative Techniques for Children and Adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 20, 2020 at Crowne Plaza Syracuse, Syracuse, New York, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Jun 01 - 02, 2020 | USD $590 | Syracuse, New York
NP Review & Clinical Update Course is organized by Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA) and will be held from Jun 01 - 02, 2020 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA, Syracuse, New York, United States of America. Description: The 2020 APEA Live Review Course and Clinical Update presents essential primary care education for FNP and AGNP certification candidates and practicing NPs in a format that is engaging, efficient, and effective. Whether you are preparing for certification or seeking contact hours, this event delivers a five-star learning experience with consistent presenters who are known nationwide for their clinical expertise, their ability to convey complex concepts, and their mastery of public speaking. The 2020 course program features the following: • 2 days of live lectures encompassing content covered on the AANP and ANCC exams for family practice and adult-gerontology primary care practice • For FNPs and FNP candidates, videotaped lectures on pregnancy, pediatrics and child growth and development; accessible after the course • For AGNPs and AGNP primary care candidates, videotaped lectures on Healthy Aging, Pathology of Aging and Prescribing for Older Adults; accessible after the course • For all attendees: videotaped lecture on Essential Office-Based Procedures, including topical and local anesthesia, incision and drainage, and more; accessible after the course • For all attendees: videotaped lecture on Entry-To-Practice Requirements including obtaining an NPI number, selecting malpractice insurance and more; accessible after the course • Printed spiral-bound course manual with room for notes; provided at check in • Continental breakfast each morning • Snacks each afternoon Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Internal Family Systems Therapy: Step-by-Step Procedures for Healing Traumatic Wounds and Alleviating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction and More (Jan 17, 2020)
Sep 17, 2020 | CE Hours 6.25 | USD $249.99 | Syracuse, New York
Internal Family Systems Therapy: Step-by-Step Procedures for Healing Traumatic Wounds and Alleviating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction and More is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 17, 2020 at Crowne Plaza Syracuse, Syracuse, New York, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / 7.5 contact hours. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Addiction Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Therapists • Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields Course Description: After decades of clinical innovation and recent scientific research, the empirically validated Internal Family Systems (IFS) model has been shown to be effective at improving clients’ general functioning and well-being. This effective model provides clinicians with procedures for helping clients with the most challenging mental health profiles to heal the wounded, burdened, and traumatized parts of their systems. The IFS model provides a compassionate, respectful, non-pathologizing approach to understanding the organization and functioning of the human psyche. The transformative IFS approach embraces and celebrates the natural multiplicity of the mind. Its assumption that every part of the system has good intention and valuable resources allows clinicians to approach even the most troubling of “symptoms” with compassion and respect. IFS offers therapists a powerful and effective set of tools for empowering clients with a wide range of clinical profiles to heal the wounded and burdened parts of their internal systems, resulting in: • a way to enter clients’ inner ecology without the overemphasis on containment and stabilization • symptom reduction and improved functioning for clients • deep self-healing within even the most troubled clients IFS is a powerful treatment modality. Once you experience it, you will want to incorporate it into your practice. Through instruction, video demonstration, and experiential exercises, Alexia D. Rothman, Ph.D., Certified IFS therapist and college of Dr. Richard Schwartz (founder of IFS) will show you step-by-step how to apply the most effective, empirically validated IFS interventions to help your clients connect with and understand their conflicting parts to facilitate deep, lasting healing. Objectives: • Present the origins and development of the Internal Family Systems Model, including empirical support for the model and the current status of research using IFS to treat posttraumatic stress disorder. • Provide an in-depth overview of IFS theory, basic principles, assumptions of the model and its treatment implications. • Describe the three major components of the psyche as outlined by IFS (parts, burdens, and the Self) including the characteristics of and assumptions regarding each component as they relate to clinical practice. • Discuss the goals of IFS therapy and case conceptualization through an IFS lens. • Provide a grounding in IFS procedures and techniques that can be implemented immediately in clinical and personal work, including the steps for facilitating the development of Self-Part relationships. • Summarize the steps of healing and unburdening wounded parts of the system in session.