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Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors - Chattanooga
Dec 04, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Chattanooga, Tennessee
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 04, 2019 at Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 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 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. Learner 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.
Dec 19, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Chattanooga, Tennessee
Suicide & Self-Harm: Stopping the Pain is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 19, 2019 at Marriott Chattanooga at the Convention Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America. This CE Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • Teachers • School Administrators • Marriage & Family Therapists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Using case studies taken from his 45-year career as a suicidologist and the DSM-5®’s expanded and comprehensive approach to suicide and self-mutilation – Jack Klott will bring to life the ideas, theories and concepts presented in this engaging one-of-a-kind workshop. After examining the goals of suicide and the goals that the self-mutilator desires to achieve, you will delve into treatment strategies that will help guide your client to achieve those goals with other, less damaging strategies. You will learn which personality types are most vulnerable to acts of suicide and self-mutilation, as well as the essential link between these behaviors and addiction disorders. Most importantly, your attention will be focused on the treatment relationship and the key to hope for both the suicidal and the self-harm clients. Course Objectives: • Implement a risk assessment strategy that helps clinicians determine which clients present the highest risk for suicide and self-harm. • the concept of suicide “contracts” and communicate their impacts on clients, clinicians, and clinical vigilance. • Explain how intent differentiates self-mutilation from suicide attempts and accurately identify the one form of self-mutilation that is a warning sign for potential suicide completion. • Implement techniques for effectively intervening in crisis situations and develop a strategy for determining when and how to hospitalize clients. • Articulate the role of addictions in the suicidal and self-mutilating population and employ a multi-faceted therapeutic approach that ensures client safety and addresses treatment of the addiction. • Determine the purpose behind self-injuring behavior and communicate how alternative coping strategies can be introduced in therapy to help clients manage triggering situations without self-harm.
Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial and Histrionic Personality Disorders: Effective Treatments for Challenging Clients (Jan 22, 2020)
Jan 22, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Chattanooga, Tennessee
Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial and Histrionic Personality Disorders: Effective Treatments for Challenging Clients is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 22, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 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 • Psychotherapists • Therapists • Addiction Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Nurses • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: Join Dr. Gregory Lester as he delivers an intensive workshop and seminar designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify and treat your most difficult personality disordered clients. Better understand your clients with Antisocial, Narcissist, Histrionic and Borderline Personality Disorder and make a breakthrough in clinical treatment. • Manage the manipulative and possibly violent Antisocial Personality Disorder in-session. • Overcome the Narcissistic Personality Disorder trait of perfectionism and combat their need to overpower you as the therapist. • Better understand your clients diagnosed with Histrionic Personality Disorder whose intense emotions and need for attention will test your patience and compassion. • Help the Borderline Personality Disorder client deal with their explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies and cravings for chaos. Case studies and video examples will be used to illustrate client symptom presentation, treatment, and management of each Cluster B client type. You will explore various modalities that are effective with antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic, and borderline personality disorders, such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Dialectical therapies. Each of these theories will be explored to provide you with solid and useable skills to include in your daily practice. Objectives: • Determine how the changes with the DSM-5® impacts diagnosis and treatment of the Cluster B Personality Disorders. • Identify and diagnose clients with antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic and borderline Personality Disorders to effectively inform your choice of treatment interventions. • Utilize case studies to differentiate symptom overlap, effective treatment and emotional management of each Cluster B Personality Disorders client type. • Manage the manipulative and potentially violent behaviors with your clients diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder in session to make therapeutic progress. • Implement CBT techniques to clarify behaviors, values and goals with clients diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. • Incorporate techniques to decrease explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies and cravings for chaos for clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. • Utilize MI and DBT techniques with clients diagnosed with Histrionic Personality Disorder to help manage cognition and improve emotional regulation.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping: Evidence-Based, Mind-Body Treatment Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Pain (Feb 11, 2020)
Feb 11, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Chattanooga, Tennessee
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping: Evidence-Based, Mind-Body Treatment Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Pain is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 11, 2020 at Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 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 • Psychotherapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Addiction Counselors • Occupational Therapists • Case Managers • Other Mental Health Professionals. Course Description: The anxiety spectrum exemplifies the disorders where emotions override thought. Fragmented memories get stored in the body. The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) collapse this uncomfortable emotional and physical reactivity, freeing a path for spontaneous insights and clearer thinking. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a comprehensive mind-body treatment that desensitizes three areas: unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical reactions. EFT combines physical interventions derived from restorative (self-applied) acupressure theory with cognitive interventions. EFT is an evidence-based practice with over 100 published studies. One published study demonstrated a 24% decrease in cortisol (stress hormone) level in the EFT group. (Energypsych.org) EFT is an effective brief therapy and belongs in every therapist’s tool box. Transform your clinical excellence. Bring EFT into your practice and treat resistant problems that other methods failed. This seminar focuses on cutting-edge techniques of EFT to treat the anxiety spectrum disorders, including: • Phobias • Generalized Anxiety • Social Anxiety Disorder • Panic • OCD • Acute Traumatic Stress Reactions These mind-body methods are emerging into mainstream mental health, trauma treatment, coaching, employee assistance programs and sport psychology arenas as a rapid, effective, non-invasive, calming, desensitizing tool. Do not miss this opportunity to learn evidence-based techniques you can use immediately with your clients and improve treatment outcomes. Objectives: • Explain the origin and efficacy of the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) including peer reviewed, published research. • Implement self-applied, light touch or tapping on acupoints to calm and rebalance the body system while thinking about disturbing upsets to create a desensitized state as measured by continuous dropping of the SUDS level. • Distinguish that EFT is a mind-body treatment that desensitizes unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical discomfort. • List exploratory questions to elicit the first or worst defining event and how to treat in all manifestation in the past, present and future. • Demonstrate EFT techniques for stress, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder and panic and traumatic events. • Describe how EFT can greatly diminish OCD-frustrating compulsions and unwanted habits. • Acquire a two-prong approach to treating social anxiety: EFT and social skill building. • Describe why EFT works in conjunction with and beyond talk therapy and how it often cuts quickly through resistant problems. • Explore working with pain reduction using acupoints and psychological constructs of metaphors and emotions. • State the ethical concerns of not working outside the knowledge base and obtaining ongoing “permission” to use these methods.
Feb 13, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $250 | Chattanooga, Tennessee
Anxiety in the Classroom is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 13, 2020 at Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Target Audience: • Teachers • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • School Administrators • Occupational Therapists • Principals • Assistant Principals • Speech-Language Pathologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children. Course Description: The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, global terrorism and violence, extensive technology use, media overload, bullying and diversity issues, has produced a “shell shocked” generation of students struggling to manage their anxiety. The challenge for those working in schools is to recognize the increasing anxiety level in students and help them cope. Janine E. Oliver, LCSW, MSW, CH will teach you how, why and when anxiety develops in young people. The various manifestations for anxiety will be described, so that anxious students can be recognized and supported. Janine will help you distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders, and give you a principle for making this distinction in school settings. Most importantly, you will learn practical strategies that can be applied immediately in the classroom setting and schools to reduce anxiety, enhance teaching effectiveness, and promote maximum learning. Objectives: • Design effective strategies to decrease the stress response in kids with learning disabilities to improve information processing, listening skills, and comprehension. • Summarize the different ways anxiety manifests in the classroom (worry, social isolation, attention deficits, etc.) and determine the appropriate strategy for reducing symptoms. • Implement a three-step skill building model for stress management among young clients. • Utilize classroom friendly calming and relaxation activities to keep students engaged. • Determine the signs of normal anxiety vs anxiety disorders to enhance teaching effectiveness. • Evaluate the impact deep breathing exercises have on anxiety to enable task completion in the classroom.
Mar 28 - 29, 2020 | USD $575 | Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Basics of Sacroiliac Mobilization is organized by Great Lakes Seminars (GLS) and will be held from Mar 28 - 29, 2020 at Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America. Course Description: The greatest strength of this class is its ability to simplify a seemingly complex region of the body and give the clinician a set of tools to use with confidence on Monday morning. This class is evidence based and demonstrates both theoretically and with specific case examples how the pelvis contributes to low back pain in patients. A unique aspect of this course is how it clarifies often ambiguous treatments with the pelvis; giving both new and seasoned clinicians a more comprehensive way of treating the pelvis. As with all of our manual therapy courses, this seminar will follow a progression of principles and reinforce them throughout the 16 hours, is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give the clinician hands-on skills they use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting. Course Objectives: At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to: • Independently discuss rationale for sacroiliac mobilization. • Independently and correctly perform a sacroiliac evaluation to determine dysfunction. • Correctly perform multiple movement dysfunction tests to ascertain the side of dysfunction • Correctly palpate the landmarks of the pelvis to ascertain the type of dysfunction present in the pelvic girdle • Demonstrate the ability to follow the correct order of treatment in the pelvis to best correct dysfunction • Demonstrate correct application of specific mobilizations Topics Covered: • Review of pertinent anatomy • Introduction and review of biomechanics of the sacroiliac joint and how it will be assessed • Palpation of bony structures this will be reviewed throughout the course • Diagnostic testing static and motion assessment • Treatment of pubic dysfunction • Treatment of iliosacral dysfunction flares, rotations & slips • Treatment of sacroilial dysfunction sacrum • Review of each assessment and treatment technique • Application to specific clinical situations Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Aug 15 - 16, 2020 | CE Hours 16.00 | USD $575 | Chattanooga, Tennessee
Functional Strength: An Updated Approach to Exercising our Patients is organized by Great Lakes Seminars (GLS) and will be held from Aug 15 - 16, 2020 at BenchMark Physical Therapy, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 16 continuing education hours. Course Description: This class will give you the ability to advance your understanding of therapeutic exercise and your ability to create basic to advanced functional exercise programs. You will learn to assess functional weakness and differentiate this from weakness found in manual muscle testing. Finally, apply concepts learned in class to build a program that is customized to your patient. This course will progress from basic fundamentals to advanced, high-level athletic plyometric training. As with all Great Lakes courses, it will be 75-80% hands-on but attendees aren't required to perform all of the exercises shown in the class. Course Objectives: At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to: • Given a case study, assess functional weakness in a patient using the four pathological barriers to ideal/optimal movement. • Perform an assessment of a dysfunctional movement pattern and specifically identify 2 primary and 1-2 secondary compensatory movements occurring due to weakness and/or pain. • Accurately justify the use of functional strength testing versus manual muscle testing when assessing a patient. • Properly exhibit and/or correctly perform 4 exercises using a functional approach to muscle activity. • Correctly state the rationale for an in-depth functional strength assessment of upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk. • Properly execute an in-depth functional strength assessment of upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk. • Correctly apply force couples, synergies, and muscle slings to the body to address function-specific strength deficits. • Develop and implement a comprehensive functional exercise program, progressing from basic to advanced levels for patients. Topics Covered: • Overview of the principles of functional muscle assessment • Differentiation between muscle action and muscle function • Proper technique for open kinetic chain exercises and closed kinetic chain exercises • Functional Exercises for the upper body • Functional exercises for the lower body • Functional exercise for the trunk/core • Exercises using body weight, therapy ball, resistance bands and foam roller