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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.
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.
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.