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Nov 21 - 22, 2019 | CME 12.50 | Fairfax, Virginia
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional: Two Day Competency Training is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Nov 21 - 22, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / 12.5 clock hours / 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Social Workers • Psychologists • Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Other Mental Health Professionals Conference Description: Transform your practice with this intensive 2-day Anxiety Treatment Certification training and get the skills, proven strategies, and interventions you need to take your treatment of anxiety to the next level! You’ll learn how to more skillfully assess clients, differentiate between various anxiety presentations, fully engage clients in treatment, and effectively use tools from CBT, mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and contemplative practices to enhance clinical outcomes. And expert guidance on combining brain-based principles, body-oriented techniques and traditional psychotherapeutic approaches will change the way you work with challenging clients whose anxiety is exacerbated by shame, self-judgement, and attachment issues. Plus, completion of this two-day training meets the educational requirements should you choose to apply to become a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) (visit the Institute of Certified Anxiety Treatment Professionals at (www.icatp.com) for full details and certification requirements). Conference Objectives are: • Establish how stories and metaphors can be used as psychoeducational tools to explain the physiology of anxiety, and how contemplative approaches impact the anxious brain and body. • Articulate distinctions in differentiating among anxiety disorders and assessing physical symptomatology. • Provide an explanation of how medication impacts neuroplasticity and determine when medication serves to enhance or derail anxiety treatment. • Specify how individualized, awareness-based interventions can be used by clinicians to enhance client efforts towards change and reduce avoidance. • Communicate how evidence-based contemplative approaches can address self-judgment, worry, and negative thinking that can exacerbate anxiety symptoms. • Characterize how visual meditations can increase clients’ ability to focus attention and reduce rumination. • Analyze the research on the impacts of meditative movement on anxiety symptomology. • Establish how breathing practices can interrupt obsessive thinking, ritualized behaviors, and reassurance seeking. • Specify how treatment plans that employ reframing techniques can interrupt anxiety-producing thoughts. • Assess whether attachment style impacts treatment outcomes amongst clients undergoing treatment for social anxiety disorder. • Communicate how script-based, brief deep relaxation exercises can be implemented to increase feelings of safety and enhance emotional regulation. • Explore how journaling can be used as a clinical tool to shift clients away from anxious thoughts and toward action-oriented change. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 21 - 24, 2019 | Contact Hours 31.00 | USD $817 | Fairfax, Virginia
FM LQ: Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant is organized by The Institute of Physical Art, Inc. (IPA) and will be held from Nov 21 - 24, 2019 at Inova Physical Therapy Center, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 31 Contact Hours. Audience: PT, PTA, OT, SPT Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act. Course Purpose: This approach developed and taught by Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, presents the dynamic principles and procedures of Functional MobilizationTM as an evaluation and treatment component of the Functional Manual Therapy® treatment model. Functional MobilizationTM couples active and resisted movement (PNF) with soft tissue and joint mobilization to facilitate normalization of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control dysfunctions. The participant is trained to evaluate each movement segment through the use of PNF patterns and to combine the selective pattern into the full trunk and extremity patterns. Instruction will emphasize the treatment of both hypomobile structures and the stabilization of hypermobile segments with prolonged holds to promote activation of the core muscle’s contraction. Functional MobilizationTM dynamically integrates the principles and procedures of PNF with soft tissue and joint mobilization for each technique. Instruction will emphasize mobile and hypermobile structures, stabilize hypermobile articulations and reeducation of the motor system. Course Objectives: • Develop specific Functional Mobilization™ progression strategies to enhance functional capacity of the lower quadrant. • Develop competence in the assessment and treatment of focus areas: lumbar spine, sacrum, innominate, coccyx, hip, knee and lower limb neurovascular treatment. • Develop home exercises to augment the treatment program. • Discuss the evidence for the FMLQ material. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Dec 02 - 03, 2019 | USD $1,695 | Fairfax, Virginia
NDA Simulation Workshop: Pharmaceutical Development Decisions is organized by Pharmaceutical Education and Research Institute (PERI) and will be held from Dec 02 - 03, 2019 at Pharmaceutical Education & Research Institute, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America. Who Should Attend: • Management and Scientific Professionals • Non-clinical researchers • Members of clinical research teams • Pharmaceutical Pharmacists • Project managers and regulatory affairs personnel Description: In this highly interactive course, participants gain a better understanding of the overall pharmaceutical development and regulatory processes by forming a “company project team” working together to get their product approved with the required label and within projected timeline and budget. The initial portion of the course covers pharmaceutical development strategy, regulations, non-clinical safety, chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC), clinical pharmacology and clinical development concepts. These sessions provide the groundwork for interactive IND and NDA simulations. Benefits of Attendance: • Learn strategies to increase the effectiveness of pharmaceutical R&D. • Experience submitting an IND and NDA via an interactive simulations. • Gain a broader view of how successful drugs are developed and reviewed • Network with expert faculty and colleagues • Share experiences & challenges in the biopharmaceutical development & regulatory review process Topics: • US and Global Regulatory Affairs • Non-Clinical Research and Development • Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control • Clinical Pharmacology/Pharmacokinetics • Clinical Development Decisions • IND & NDA Simulation Workshops Objectives: • Demonstrate the key components of the drug development process • Identify the requirements for submitting global drug applications (IND/CTA and NDA/BLA/MAA) • Relate more effectively with the different functional groups within your organization to facilitate your organization’s drug development and regulatory review process • Describe the importance of effective communication between the sponsor and the FDA and other regulatory agencies Additional $35 fee applies for students who are applying for continuing education credit. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
2-Day: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Practice: Effective Techniques for Treating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Family-Based Turmoil - Fairfax, USA
Dec 04 - 05, 2019 | CME 12.50 | USD $500 | Fairfax, Virginia
2-Day: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Practice: Effective Techniques for Treating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Family-Based Turmoil is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Dec 04 - 05, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 clock hours / 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Psychologists • Psychiatrists • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychotherapists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Other Mental Health Professionals Description: Do you have a client who everyone else has given up on? They’ve seen multiple therapists; without the relief, they want and deserve. Maybe you feel stuck with this client – and at this point, even the client believes they are not capable of getting better. You can offer them hope … with practical interventions that are proven to WORK! Evidence points to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as one of the most effective treatments for many chronic, recurring, and challenging mental health conditions. If you’ve been using CBT skills and aren’t getting the response you expected, then don’t miss this opportunity to master a fresh set of clinical tools and skills that will transform your practice. This is NOT a “one-strategy-fits-all” approach. This CBT course offers you a complete collection of practical ways to integrate this empirically supported approach in your very next session. • Proven, effective techniques you can use with your clients for the most common presenting problems … including anxiety, depression and trauma. • A collection of specific, practical tips with real-world examples to help you adapt these proven principles to fit your client’s unique needs … building a strong, collaborative relationship with them and shifting their negative beliefs without your client feeing disrespected or shamed. • Example script examples to masterfully overcome the most common objections and problems therapists encounter at each stage of therapy. Objectives: • Formulate the key components of CBT practice. • Implement rapport-building tips and tools to improve client trust. • Choose methods for conducting CBT psychoeducation to elicit motivation from clients. • Modify dysfunctional self-talk, thoughts and core beliefs. • Develop case conceptualization skills for treatment of DSM-5® conditions. • Assess behavioral techniques to modify maladaptive behaviors. • Evaluate key behavioral activation strategies useful for alleviating treatment resistant depression. • Recommend behavioral methods to overcome intrusive, obsessive compulsive thoughts. • Utilize the latest developments in trauma work. • Incorporate exposure and cognitive processing interventions used to treat PTSD and trauma. • Measure symptom management strategies for disorders. • Articulate the role of early maladaptive schemas in maintaining chronic conditions. • Apply assessment tools for CBT with individual and family dysfunction.
Dec 11, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Fairfax, Virginia
Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 11, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • School Administrators • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Nurses • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children Description: Many persons diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this including side effects and concerns with long-term use. In this seminar, you will learn more about these reasons, as well as alternative interventions for ADHD. Looking at ADHD from a developmental perspective, we will consider reasons for the apparent increase in ADHD diagnoses over the past two decades. By understanding the way the brain works in ADHD, you will be able to better identify a variety of strategies to significantly impact the nervous system and positively influence symptoms of ADHD in your clients. Not only will you walk away with information about some of the most common non-medication interventions for ADHD such as computerized cognitive training, mindfulness meditation and neurofeedback, you will also learn a variety of practical strategies that can be implemented immediately and at low cost. We will navigate the vast research on exercise, movement, diet, sleep, disruptive technologies, supplements and the impact of the environment on ADHD, summarizing the findings and applying the information to “real life”. You will leave this seminar with the tools and knowledge to develop a holistic approach to working with adults and children with ADHD. Objectives: • Articulate the relationship between the frontal lobe of the brain and ADHD symptomology for the purpose of client psychoeducation. • Determine the impact of movement and exercise on the reduction of ADHD symptoms as it relates to assessment and treatment planning. • Implement treatment interventions for improving impulse control and working memory in clients. • Analyze the influence of diet and nutrition on ADHD symptoms in relation to assessment and treatment planning. • Develop clinical strategies to calm the nervous system of clients diagnosed with ADHD. • Consider the clinical implications of environmental influences on ADHD symptoms in clients.
Dec 12, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Fairfax, Virginia
The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 12, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, 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: • Nurses • Nurse Practitioners • Nurse Educators • Physician Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Nursing Home Administrators • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants Course Description: In healthcare facilities across the country, billions of dollars are being spent annually on the treatment of skin care and wound management. You are on the front lines of providing care to patients with a variety of skin and wound conditions, and play a critical role in patient outcomes and your facility's reimbursement for services. There is no better way to learn all of the skills you need to provide state-of-the-art care for your patients than through Hands-On Clinical Labs. Attend this highly interactive seminar and learn wound care assessment skills by DOING! Through the use of wound care teaching models, wound care expert, Kim Saunders, will teach you proper wound assessment techniques. The Hands-On Clinical Lab will add a live, hands-on component to learning that will enhance your retention of skills and techniques covered. Practice identification, measurement and the applications of various products on life-like wound care models. These models provide a life-like simulation to allow for improved assessment of a wide variety of commonly-seen wound care presentations, including all stages of pressure ulcers, tissue types, undermining, tunneling, fissure and surgical dehiscence. Objectives: • Distinguish at least 6 tissue types found in chronic wounds. • Identify and differentiate at least 4 wound etiologies. • Compare and contrast 6 terms used to document peri-wound status. • Demonstrate accurate measurement and documentation of wounds, tunneling and undermining, according to the clock method, using a wound teaching model. • Identify and categorize at least 7 dressing types, including the indications for use, precautions and contraindications. • Develop an appropriate dressing/ treatment protocol for a wound, based upon exudate, wound status, and products discussed.
High-Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (Jan 31, 2020)
Jan 31, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $250 | Fairfax, Virginia
High-Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 31, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • School Administrators • Special Education Teachers • General Education Teachers • School-based Personnel • Social Workers • Counselors • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Behavioral Intervention Specialists • Psychologists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Educational Paraprofessionals • Nurses • Youth Leaders • Probation Officers • Other helping professionals who work with children/adolescents/young adults Course Description: This intensive, full-day seminar provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioral techniques to help you analyze behaviors and actions, identify consequences for behaviors, and teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Walk away with practical intervention techniques for social success, behavior changes and overcoming challenging co-occurring behaviors that deliver success through adulthood. The challenging co-occurring issues to be addressed are: • Social skills • Sensory • Depression • ADHD • Psychotropic medications • Communication • Anxiety/Rigidity • Meltdowns • OCD • Non-compliance Gain valuable insight into common psychotropic medications, including both the helpful effects and potentially problematic side effects, that these individuals are prescribed. We will explore HFA and the new DSM-5® diagnosis of Social-Pragmatic Communication Disorder. You will receive the necessary tools to gain effective collaboration between clinicians, educators and parents. Through case studies, video clips and class participation you will leave this seminar with the confidence to identify actions that cause impediments in change, utilize more successful consequences for behaviors, and teach new skills to children, adolescents, and young adults with HFA. Don’t just manage these individuals; provide interventions that can lead to successful independence into their adult years Objectives: • Implement interventions to teach children/adolescents diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) the skills to independently manage their own regulation, anxiety and fears. • Design effective strategies to approach transitions and routine life challenges for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Utilize specific interventions to improve long-term social-emotional success for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Suggest specific sensory-based calming techniques to reduce anxiety for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Recognize the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues related to HFA. • Design specific behavioral interventions to reduce frequency, intensity and duration of difficult behaviors in children/adolescents with HFA.
Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Children and Adolescents Succeed (Feb 12, 2020)
Feb 12, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Fairfax, Virginia
Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Children and Adolescents Succeed is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 12, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 0.6 CEUs. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Teachers & Paraprofessionals • School Counselors • School Psychologists • School Administrators • School Social Workers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants Course Description: Join child/adolescent behavior expert, Jay Berk, PhD, and learn how to best manage the students at your school diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mood disorders, anxiety and depression. You will walk away with concrete, yet practical, strategies to successfully intervene with their serious behavioral issues, such as: • Anger and outbursts • Cutting and self-injury • Defiance • Impulsivity • Sensory issues • Meltdowns and tantrums • Obsessive compulsive • Truancy • Rigidity • Electronic addiction Through case studies, video clips and dynamic class discussion you will learn: • 30 second teacher strategies to manage challenging and disruptive behaviors • New ways to reduce the costs of out-of-district placements • How to engage students in class, increase productivity and reduce truancy • Behavioral assessments and strategies for the IEP team • Side-effects of common psychotropic medications • How skill deficits from mental health conditions create behavioral difficulties • Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems • Strategies to gain collaboration with clinicians Objectives: • Articulate how behavioral-driven choices differ from mental health-driven behaviors and characterize how these differences inform your choice of intervention. • Communicate the effective uses of medications and potential side effects that can appear as misbehaviors. • Implement various school-based strategies, used in collaboration with community clinicians, to intervene when behavioral issues arise from mental health conditions. • Determine effective positive behavior support strategies to successfully discipline the special needs child. • Discriminate how IDEA relates to mental health issues and discipline. • Apply communication techniques that create a climate for success inside and outside the classroom.
Mar 20, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Fairfax, Virginia
Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 20, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 Contact Hours. Target Audience: • Nurses • Advanced Practice Nurses • Clinical Nurse Specialists • Pharmacists • Nurse Practitioners • Physician Assistants Course Description: Attend this seminar and learn proper prescribing, patient education and monitoring procedures for a variety of drug regimens used to treat common acute and chronic infectious diseases. Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging, given the plethora of drugs available on the market and the emerging trend in bacterial resistance. You will learn the pharmacology of different classes of antimicrobials used to treat infectious disease states encountered in clinical practice. Discover the spectrums of activity, pharmacokinetic characteristics and parameters for monitoring therapeutic outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the new antimicrobials and advances in evidence-based treatment guidelines. You will leave this seminar better prepared to design appropriate and cost-effective drug regimens for improved therapeutic outcomes. Course Objectives: • Analyze the major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics. • Apply current evidenced-based approaches to select appropriate treatment regimens for common infections encountered in clinical practice. • Prescribe antimicrobials based on empiric dosing recommendations. • Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials. • Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides). • Develop preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance. • Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.
Apr 23, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $280 | Fairfax, Virginia
Blood Flow Restriction Training Certification is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Apr 23, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States Of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs. Target Audience: • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapy Assistants • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Athletic Trainers • Strength and Conditioning Coaches • Personal Trainers Course Description: The physical limitations of your patients lead to significant muscle loss during recovery. What if your patients had the ability to increase strength and hypertrophy early in the rehabilitation process without re-injury? With this treatment, they can. Blood flow restriction (BFR) is taking the rehabilitation world by storm. This Certification Training will build the core competencies you need to bring BFR into your clinical practice and effectively use it with a wide range of client types. You’ll be given a roadmap to treat individuals using the skills and techniques from BFR so you can help your most challenging clients reach new levels of healing: • Drastically improve post-surgical recovery time • Greater strength gains with lighter loads • Increase aerobic capacity and V0² max • Decreased risk of injury and healing time during immobilization Transform your practice with this SmartCuffs® BFR Certification that will provide several hours of hands-on experience. You’ll feel confident in your BFR skills and will be able to implement this technique into your practice immediately and speed up recovery for your patients. Objectives: • Examine the benefits of blood flow restriction (BFR) training. • Identify indications and contraindications for BFR training. • Demonstrate safe and effective placement of BFR cuffs. • Compare various uses of BFR on the spectrum of rehabilitation and performance. • Analyze the utility of BFR in the rehabilitation setting. • Develop a training program for a potential patient or client.