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Feb 12, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Knoxville, Tennessee
Anxiety in the Classroom is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 12, 2020 at Holiday Inn Knoxville West- Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, 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.
Kinesiology Taping Practitioner Certification: Combining Taping & Movement to Improve Functional Outcomes (Feb 20, 2020)
Feb 20, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $279.99 | Knoxville, Tennessee
Kinesiology Taping Practitioner Certification: Combining Taping & Movement to Improve Functional Outcomes is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 20, 2020 at Holiday Inn Knoxville West- Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 continuing education hours / 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs. Who Should Attend: • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Athletic Trainers • Massage Therapists • Personal Trainers Course Description: From sports medicine to stroke rehab, kinesiology tape has rapidly gained popularity in rehabilitation due to its unique ability to improve movement and function. One of the most versatile treatment tools in rehab, taping has been shown to improve outcomes with a vast variety of therapies, including functional movement therapies, manual therapy, splinting, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), Hippo- and Aquatic therapies, and more. This hands-on certification seminar will equip you with all the skills you’ll need to begin taping patients across the continuum of care. Explore the fundamentals of modern taping techniques, discover advanced interventions that integrate the latest neuroscience research, and learn how to combine taping with functional movement to produce the kinds of active treatments that are revolutionizing rehab. Numerous case studies will be presented that demonstrate how taping can help deliver superior rehab outcomes, and hands-on labs throughout the program will show you how to get impressive results with your patients. Objectives: • Explain the physiological effects of kinesiology taping. • Assess functional taping techniques as they apply to pain, edema management, neurologic conditions, scar and posture improvement. • Analyze the concepts of longitudinal fascial chain kinesiology taping. • Demonstrate fluid dynamics taping applications for acute edema and chronic fluid dysfunction conditions using the jellyfish taping method. • Demonstrate varied tape application techniques for common musculo-skeletal injury conditions such as low back pain, shoulder strains, ankle sprains and post-operative patient/client care. • Demonstrate posture taping applications for correction of common chronic postural deficits of the upper and lower spine regions.
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Healing PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and More (Feb 27, 2020)
Feb 27, 2020 | USD $249.99 | Knoxville, Tennessee
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Healing PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and More is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 27, 2020 at Holiday Inn Knoxville West- Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Addiction Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Therapists • Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields Course Description: We all know what it is to feel conflicting emotions – “a part of me wants to .. and then there’s a part of me that does not “. For our clients, this kind of inner emotional conflict can become intense, even debilitating. Why, they wonder, are their relationships so unstable? Why are they sometimes enraged and other times too passive? Why do symptoms persist? Can they ever really ‘get over’ their traumatic childhood experiences? They may notice a part of them wants to deal with it and another part is hopeless. Internal Family Systems (IFS) offers unique, clarifying and empowering methods for addressing these common clinical issues. Some models of psychotherapy regard having multiple internal “parts” as pathological. NOT in IFS. IFS views the multiplicity of the mind as normal. Every part has a positive intention and every part has value. All clients can heal. IFS aligns the therapist with the innate wisdom of the client. IFS cultivates compassion. IFS is a powerful treatment modality. Once you experience it you will want to incorporate it into your practice. In developing IFS 30 years ago, creator Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., realized that clients were describing experiences with various conflicting roles and extreme behavior within themselves. He noticed that when parts felt heard and safe and had their concerns addressed, clients became calm and less reactive. They could begin to make different and better decisions. IFS therapy helps clients to find safe ways to connect to early childhood emotions, to transform negative beliefs, to feel grounded in their true self, and to achieve lasting change in their lives. IFS has established a legacy of effectiveness in successfully treating many mental health issues and is being heralded as the treatment that all clinicians should know in order to treat clients more effective (van der Kolk 2015). Join Fran Booth, LICSW, IFS Trainer and colleague of Dr. Richard Schwartz, for this transformational training day. Learn all that IFS therapy can do for you and your clients. Clients will leave your office with increased calm and clarity and will notice more successful interactions in their everyday lives. You will renew your hope in the possibility of change for yourself and others. This training is rich with teachings, videos, experiential exercises, and mini-demos. It will offer you proven techniques to immediately apply in your clinical practice! Objectives: • Investigate Internal Family Systems (IFS) concepts, steps and techniques to broaden treatment intervention options. • Discover how IFS brings a non-pathological perspective of mental health disorders by translating common comorbidities into parts language. • Examine the IFS view that client symptoms and psychopathology are attempts to solve an emotional problem. • View a clinical session to deepen one’s understanding of IFS treatment strategies. • Practice clinical interventions to enhance effectiveness in sessions. • Consider the benefits of applying IFS to one’s current clinical practice.
Flexor and Extensor Tendon Repairs of the Upper Extremity: Current Concepts in Rehabilitation and Splinting (Feb 29, 2020)
Feb 29, 2020 | CEUs 0.60 | USD $239 | Knoxville, Tennessee
Flexor and Extensor Tendon Repairs of the Upper Extremity: Current Concepts in Rehabilitation and Splinting is organized by Gold Standard Seminars (GSS), LLC and will be held on Feb 29, 2020 at Ortho Tennessee Therapy, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America. Target Audience: • Occupational Therapists • Physical Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapy Assistants • Physicians • Physicians Assistants • Nurse Practitioners • Chiropractors Continuing Education Credit: This course offers 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA This course offers 6.0 contact hours of category A, formal courses with direct upper extremity content for OT or PT towards the Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) recertification. This course is pre-approved by The Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for Physical Therapists for 6.0 total hours (approval #201913998) For other professions, this course counts as 6.0 contact hours of professional development. Please save your certificate and course outline to submit to your national, state or local agency for continuing educating credit. Course Description: Rehabilitation of tendon repairs remains the most challenging diagnosis that hand therapists treat with an abundance of different protocols and orthoses to choose from. Many clinics default to protocols that were established in the 1970’s and 1980’s and have not been updated to what the research now dictates is a better way to treat this population. This course is designed around the most recent evidence in surgical intervention and rehabilitation of flexor and extensor tendons. During the morning session the course will cover extensor tendon anatomy and physiology, history and current evidence of extensor tendon repairs and rehabilitation. A video session for fabrication of a resting hand orthosis for extensor tendon repairs as well as a Relative Motion Extension Splint (RMES) will be viewed. The afternoon session will cover flexor tendon anatomy and physiology, history and current evidence of flexor tendon repairs and rehabilitation. In addition, emerging evidence in flexor tendon repairs including “Proof-of-Concept” will be discussed. During a second video session, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to fabricate a Relative Motion Flexion Splint (RMFS) and discuss tips for dorsal blocking orthoses. Understanding the various approaches to tendon repair rehabilitation is complex and challenging. This course will present the most recent and highest levels of evidence, including clinical pearls for digital nerve involvement, PIPJ contractures, scar management, and cortical re-patterning. Following this one day course, learners will confidently rehabilitate the most challenging of tendon repairs. The educational level of this course is intermediate. Learning Objectives: • Perform a patient-centered evaluation. • Describe anatomical and biomechanical principles that form the framework of post-operative extensor and flexor tendon evaluation and treatment. • Explain how biomechanical dysfunction of the hand can create occupational impairment. • Identify indications and contraindications for functional use, therapeutic • interventions and protocols for post-operative flexor or extensor tendon repair. • Explain evidenced-based special tests and identify current research and upcoming trends in tendon repair rehabilitation. • Ascertain appropriate orthotic device with a basic understanding of how to fabricate them for flexor and extensor tendon repairs.
Mar 09, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Knoxville, Tennessee
Challenging Geriatric Behaviors is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 09, 2020 at Holiday Inn Knoxville West- Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 Contact Hours. Target Audience: • Nurses • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Speech-Language Pathologists • Social Workers • Home Healthcare Providers • Nursing Home Administrators • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians • Recreation Therapists Course Description: This is the best seminar on challenging geriatric behaviors that you will ever attend - GUARANTEED! Join Steven Atkinson, nationally-known expert, author and speaker on geriatrics, for a high-energy, dynamic seminar filled with interesting case studies, insightful discussions and interactive learning. You will leave this seminar with practical techniques that you can apply the next day! Dealing with cognitively-impaired geriatric patients can be challenging even for the experienced healthcare professional. You will learn strategies to manage behaviors such as: • Dementia • Aggression • Anxiety and depression • Refusal of food and fluids • Inappropriate sexual advances If older adults are routinely under your care, minimize your risk of escalating the problems associated with troublesome, often irrational behavior by attending this program. Gain valuable insights into the causes of challenging geriatric behaviors and learn innovative and practical intervention strategies to improve the care you provide. Course Objectives: • Develop strategies to manage difficult behaviors in seniors who have an altered perception of reality. • Identify the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. • Discuss current research on the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, as well as lifestyle factors to slow the disease progression. • Summarize the safety issues associated with geriatric patients who drive and identify individuals who pose a safety threat. • Explain why wandering occurs in individuals with cognitive impairment and develop strategies to minimize or redirect this behavior. • Describe the environmental and behavioral causes of agitation. • Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in individuals with dementia. • Distinguish between normal sleeping patterns and bedtime issues which could lead to increased health problems. • Analyze the physical and psychological changes that affect an elder's desire and ability to eat including the changes in nutritional requirements. • Identify the signs of caregiver stress and develop intervention strategies to prevent burnout.