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Chronic Anxiety: Powerful Treatment Methods to Break the Anxiety Cycle is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Aug 22, 2018 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Conference Description : Chronic anxiety disorders all involve a “threat” that doesn’t occur. Panic attacks don’t kill, obsessive doubts about the stove don’t cause fires, social anxiety doesn’t lead to disgrace and isolation, worry doesn’t lead to insanity. The feared outcomes recede into the future the way an optical illusion recedes into the horizon. Why are anxiety disorders so powerfully chronic? It’s because chronically anxious clients get tricked by their own efforts to avoid, distract from, and protect against the perceived dangers. When the dangers don’t come to pass, they believe they had a narrow escape from a terrible calamity, and feel more vulnerable going forward rather than less. They become increasingly afraid of more and more improbable events. What we call the “anxiety disorders” could be more accurately termed “the disorders of excessive self-protection”, because that’s how they function. This workshop will teach you to empower your anxious clients to see themselves as good, capable people who have been fooled by anxiety, rather than defective people who need protection. Discover how to motivate your clients to seek out, rather than avoid, the corrective experiences they need for recovery. Take home effective strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Paradoxical Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, and traditional CBT to help your clients rediscover the hopes and dreams they had for life before they were derailed by their struggle against anxiety. You, and your clients, will be glad you did! Conference Objectives are : • Communicate how anxiety can impede clients’ ability to engage in treatment and utilize clinical strategies to alleviate this issue. • Analyze the efficacy of various anxiety treatment approaches, including CBT, ACT, Metacognitive Therapy and paradoxical methods. • Implement clinical techniques to address clients’ thoughts, feelings and behavior that underlie anxiety,ncluding shame, blame and excessive self-protection. • Teach a simple breathing technique that both decreases acute anxiety symptoms and serves as a metaphor for management of future anxiety. • Apply simple yet effective clinical interventions in sessions to help clients acquire a new perspective of chronic anxiety and a more adaptive approach to managing symptoms. • Utilize specific behavioral interventions to decrease symptoms of Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias.
Nutritional and Integrative Interventions for Mental Health Disorders: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar & ADHD is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Sep 06, 2018 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Counselors, Case Managers, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Dieticians, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Nurses, Chiropractors, Other Mental Health Professionals. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7.5 contact hours. Course Description: Join Vicki Steine, DSC, LCSW, as she teaches you how to think more holistically about diagnosis, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances that may contribute to mental health disorders. Nutritional psychology is an emerging field outlining how nutrients can affect mood and behavior. Many clients see a reduction in symptoms when integrating non-pharmaceutical interventions to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD. You will learn the underlying causes and symptoms of these disorders to more accurately diagnose and treat your clients. Through case analysis, you will experience how addressing core physical and nutritional needs can greatly increase therapeutic results. You will discover the nutrients most essential to help treat your most depressed and anxious clients, and learn simple strategies that can be integrated with pharmaceutical interventions. Leave this seminar with the tools and understanding necessary to immediately incorporate these strategies into your clinical practice. Course Objectives: • Articulate how integrative interventions facilitate better treatment outcomes in depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD. • Determine the nutrients shown to improve brain function for your clients. • Evaluate how improved nutrition can improve therapeutic outcomes for clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD. • Analyze the differences between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances. • Assess the impact hormones can have on mental health assessment and treatment. • Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.
Oct 31, 2018 | USD $229.99 | Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Oct 31, 2018 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Course Description: Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant clinical 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 • Not following directions You 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. Robert Marino 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. Course 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 & 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. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Fall Prevention Challenges: Real Solutions to Reduce Falls, Prevent Injuries and Limit Liability is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 14, 2018 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Conference Description : Falls frequently result in significant adverse effects not only on patients but also to families and institutions. The far-reaching effects of falls make fall prevention an important topic for all healthcare providers. Falls are associated with increased morbidity and mortality and are frequently a source of litigation and insurance claim denial. The impact of falls is extensive from psychologically to financially. The complex multifactorial causes of falls, such as cognitive disorders, gait impairment, and environmental factors, make fall prevention a challenge; however, there are evidence-based interventions available to mitigate the risks for even the most challenging situations. Healthcare professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of fall data, adverse effects of falls and limited staffing resources to provide 1:1 supervision to prevent falls. This seminar will provide realistic, efficient, and effective solutions to address falls. Learn best practice guidelines, evidence-based interventions and prevention strategies, as well as how to apply this knowledge to your practice setting. This seminar will provide a hands-on, logical step-by-step approach to develop effective fall prevention plans to reduce falls, prevent injuries and limit liability. Join me for this comprehensive and dynamic seminar to explore your challenges and develop solutions for your struggles with falls. Conference Objectives are : • Evaluate precipitating causes for falls so that preventative measures can be in place. • Formulate a comprehensive evaluation for high fall risk patients. • Analyze medications that are known to contribute in various ways to fall risks. • Assess the risk for the adverse patient outcome and need for urgent intervention. • Determine the tools necessary for a multidisciplinary fall prevention program. • Select patient-specific fall prevention interventions for a successful fall prevention plan. • Evaluate the impact of common gait disorders on fall risk. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.