CLL Update on Treatment and Side Effects Management

This online virtual lecture is accredited for nurses and social workers at intermediate and advanced levels of practice, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with CLL. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: •Discuss the goal of treatment for CLL •Identify approved and emerging treatment options and the role of clinical trials for the treatment of CLL •Describe strategies to effectively manage pote...
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the diagnosis, assessment and treatment strategies for OCD. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by intrusive, unwanted, and anxiety-provoking thoughts, images, impulses and rituals that are performed to alleviate the accompanying distress. Because OCD is a heterogeneous disorder with several subtypes, assessing, diagnosing, and treating it can be challenging. Further, th...
Professional Development Resources

Effects of Digital Media on Children’s Development and Learning

Effects of Digital Media on Children’s Development and Learning is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the research on media use and offers guidance for educators and parents to regulate their children’s use of digital devices. Today’s world is filled with smartphones used by people ignoring their surroundings and even texting while driving, which is criminally dangerous. Are there other dangers that may not be as apparent? Media technology (e.g., smart p...
Professional Development Resources

Loss in the Lives of LGBTQ+ People

Description: Loss, whether death or non-death related, touches us all. Bereavement research in particular is steadily advancing, giving professionals a growing knowledge base from which to help clients and patients. However, even as we try for increasing inclusivity in research and practice, various groups still receive uneven amounts of attention, and one group particularly impacted by a lack of focus is the LGBTQ+ community. This webinar focuses on losses unique to this community, such a...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Case Managers and Their Role in Improving Patient Outcomes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare, progressive lung disease that greatly impacts patients’ quality of life and diminishes life expectancy. Newer therapies slow lung function decline. These therapies are used in combination with oxygen supplementation, pulmonary rehabilitation, symptomatic treatment, and supportive care. Case managers and respiratory therapists need education on the new therapies and supportive care to educate and counsel patients with IPF, as well as optimize the...
ACHL

Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2017

COURSE ABSTRACT Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the May/June 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Advocates in Field of Aging Hear Strong Call to Action - Highlights focus points of the ASA conference in March: critical social and politic...
Professional Development Resources

2018 General & Special Education Conference-Seattle, WA Brain-Based Science, Learning & Achievement PreK-12th Grade

This conference provides numerous opportunities for professionals to acquire new information and ideas to work collaboratively to meet the needs of all students. Participants will have the opportunity to hear nationally and internationally recognized speakers on a variety of general education and special education topics. Twenty-seven, full-day courses are offered, allowing you to best meet your professional needs.
Rehab Seminars

Nutrition and Addiction: Advanced Clinical Concepts

Nutrition and Addiction: Advanced Clinical Concepts is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines addiction from a nutritional perspective. Drug addiction is an alarming problem in America, and one that is not receiving the treatment it needs. Compounding the problem is that addiction often leads to nutritional deficiencies, which predisposes the addict to a host of related health complications. Treatment recovery programs that also offer nutritional education have been fou...
Professional Development Resources

Practical Strategies for Helping Grieving Clients Cope with Three of the Big Ones: Worry, Anger and Guilt

Our clients come to us with an array of grief-related issues. In this webinar we examine how worry, anger, and guilt can take over the lives of our clients. First we will identify common worries of people in grief and learn an effective method to help our clients worry in healthy ways. Next, we will examine anger during bereavement and identify common targets, suggestions for coping with anger, and techniques for dealing with anger from others. Following this we will investigate 12 types of gu...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Executive Functioning: Teaching Children Organizational Skills

COURSE ABSTRACT Executive Functioning: Teaching Children Organizational Skills is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that will enumerate and illustrate multiple strategies and tools for helping children overcome executive functioning deficits and improve their self-esteem and organizational abilities. Executive functioning skills represent a key set of mental assets that help connect past experience with present action. They are fundamental to performing activities such ...
Professional Development Resources

Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare

Strategies and Skills Development for Career Advancement and Leadership This professional development program delivers evidence-based strategies, skills development and education that help women at various stages of their healthcare careers step into and succeed in leadership positions. It also helps women—and men—effectively cultivate female managerial talent in healthcare settings by developing the following competencies: LEADERSHIP SKILLS Strategic planning and execution Team bu...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Counseling the Pastor's Kid

Counseling the Pastor’s Kid (PK) is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that will provide clinicians with an understanding of the complex factors that cause stress in PKs, along with recommendations for prevention and treatment. It has been long observed that the ministry is one of the most frustrating and stressful working professions, due largely to the complex dynamics that exist between clergy and their congregations. Among the consequences of these pervasive stressors are h...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2017

Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the March/April 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Drug Tests Add Doubt to Amyloid Theory on Alzheimer’s – Reviews clinical drug trial findings and a new classification system proposed for Alzheimer...
Professional Development Resources

Continued Bond/Attachment Theories for Perinatal Loss Intervention

Parents who suffer a perinatal loss and embark on a new pregnancy can struggle with attachment to a child that follows due to loyalty issues to the deceased baby. Finding meaning for one’s role as a parent when pregnancy was the only time parents had with their child can be challenging. This presentation merges research and clinical practice to describe an innovative prenatal model of intervention that integrates the continued bond and attachment theories for families at the time of loss an...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Pediatric Palliative Oncology Symposium

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is hosting its first annual interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Oncology Symposium, focused on the comprehensive care of children with cancer and their families. Featured experts and a panel of bereaved parents will cover a host of challenging subjects, including communication of difficult news, ethical issues in pediatric oncology, management of refractory pain and complex symptoms, and legacy building and bereavement care. Oncology and palliative ca...
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that explains why diets fail and provides strategies for what does work. Clinicians continue to recommend diets to their patients, even though diets don’t lead to long-term weight loss. In this course, Dr. Mann will describe the evidence on why diets don’t work in the long term, give the biological reasons why diets fail, explain why willpower is not the problem, and then give strategies for healthy ea...
Professional Development Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that summaries proven approaches to screening, assessing and diagnosing ASD in children and young adults. Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend in the number of individuals identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, children and youth with mild to moderate symptoms ...
Professional Development Resources

“Well, Ain’t This a Fine Howdy-do!” Helping Care-givers Navigate Postmortem Discoveries

No matter how well you know or think you know a spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child, business colleague - after a death grievers can be blind-sided by a postmortem discovery. The crisis may be initiated by a financial discovery, an updated/outdated will, the awareness of another sexual partner, a gambling addiction, or the squandering of financial assets and resources. Some caregivers feel betrayal and mutter, “After I gave up to take care of him/her, this is the thanks I get!!!” Two q...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Living with Life-Threatening Illness

The focus of the webinar is on the experience of a life-threatening illness for an individual, the family, and the support system. The psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of the dying process on both the dying person as well as family and formal caregivers will be explored. The tasks individuals and families face in adapting to life-threatening illness will be discussed; as will the needs and reactions which facilitate or complicate the adaption process. Effective self-care is a cri...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Responding To Community Crisis (LIVE)

About the Webinar Terrorist attacks, school shootings, natural disasters or accidents with numerous casualties have caused many to wonder how they would, or should, respond if a traumatic event occurred in one’s own community. As specialists in the field of death, dying and bereavement you may have felt an increased obligation to be prepared and able to respond. Yet perhaps you wonder “Where should I get some training? “How might I be most helpful?” “Will my organization support m...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Responding To Community Crisis

About the Webinar Terrorist attacks, school shootings, natural disasters or accidents with numerous casualties have caused many to wonder how they would, or should, respond if a traumatic event occurred in one’s own community. As specialists in the field of death, dying and bereavement you may have felt an increased obligation to be prepared and able to respond. Yet perhaps you wonder “Where should I get some training? “How might I be most helpful?” “Will my organization support m...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Transforming Primary Care and Behavioral Health Conference

Participants will review practice assessment, recognize facilitators and barriers to integration, consider the need for a Vermont interprofessional training model for those in practice and in Vermont academic institutions. An optional workshop day will facilitate practice-specific integration improvement strategies using the Behavioral Health Integration Toolkit. Join us!
The University Of Vermont

Clinical Supervision for Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Supervision for Healthcare Professionals is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that will outline best practices in psychotherapy supervision and review the structure of the supervisory relationship. Topics presented include developmental models of supervision, goals of the supervisory experience, ethics and risk management in the supervision process, using technology in supervision, and diversity awareness training for the supervisee. The vital and, at times, challenging...
Professional Development Resources

Motivational Interviewing: Principles and Practical Applications

Topics covered in Motivational Interviewing include: Mindfulness Based Therapies, Integrative Health Coaching, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Chronic Care Model of Disease, Substance Use Disorders, Injection Drug Users and many more. Motivational Interviewing is an introduction to the techniques of motivational interviewing. Gain insights into the assumptions of motivational interviewing regarding a patient's ambivalence to change and learn how to resolve that am...
CMEInfo

Evaluating and Treating Pain

Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain: Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, Spinal Pain This CME program provides a comprehensive review of the state of the art in pain medicine and of recent advances that impact clinical approaches and patient outcomes. Updates and practice recommendations are provided by world-renowned experts and Harvard Medical School’s leading clinical faculty in p...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

The Sanctuary Model: Creating and Sustaining Trauma-Responsive Organizational Cultures

What is the Sanctuary Model? The Sanctuary Model® represents a theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing an organizational culture. The Sanctuary Model is the “toolbox” that holds together all of the evidence-based and practice-based approaches that help individuals, families, organizations, and communities to heal and recover. It acknowledges the current reality that mo...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The Sanctuary Model: Creating and Sustaining Trauma-Responsive Organizational Cultures

What is the Sanctuary Model? The Sanctuary Model® represents a theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing an organizational culture. The Sanctuary Model is the “toolbox” that holds together all of the evidence-based and practice-based approaches that help individuals, families, organizations, and communities to heal and recover. It acknowledges the current reality that mo...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Changing the Face of Bereavement: Caregivers Adaptation After the Death of a Family Member with ADRD

The anticipated increase in incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the U. S. is alarming. According to the Alzheimer’s Association (2015) the number of individuals living with AD is projected to grow to nearly 11-16 million by 2050. Additionally, in 2014, an estimated 15 million family members furnished approximately 17.9 billion hours of care to individuals with AD and other dementias (2015). This webinar examines the experiences of caregivers of family members with deme...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Is Evidence-Based Practice Appropriate for Grief Counseling

Evidence-based practice (EBP) was first widely accept- ed and implemented by physicians and then adopted by nursing and other healthcare professions. It has also come into prominence in psychology. Many urge that it should be foundational for grief counseling. This presentation explores the similarities and differences among these disciplines and the appropriate places given to research evidence, clinical expertise, and client needs, values and preferences within them. It invites participa...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Compassion for Ourselves: Rejuvenate Mind, Body, and Spirit;

As professionals, we are experts at supporting clients and patients on their journeys through end of life and grief. We witness the emotional turmoil that ebbs and flows in and around them and we are profoundly transformed by the experience. Along with the many rewards of this intimate, heart-centered work, comes a variety of challenges. Honoring our own need for rejuvenation is an essential component of our well-being. Taking time to nurture and revitalize ourselves is not self-indulgence, it...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

How to Start and Facilitate a Bereavement Support Group

Many people who experience the death of a loved one will state that they feel very isolated and wonder if anyone else is experiencing similar feelings. Sometimes, family and friends aren’t able to provide the support needed. Bringing people together to talk about their loved one and to find a “safe harbor” can ease the burden of grieving alone. It takes a lot of time and energy to get the group started and to keep it going. Recruitment techniques, marketing tips, and other start up issue...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Mindfulness & Grief: Coping Skills for Life After Loss

Facing the reality that a loved one has died is overwhelming, yet bereaved people also have to cope with physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual suffering. Mindfulness-based techniques – including meditation and yoga – can help bereaved clients reduce unpleasant side effects while learning powerful coping skills. During this session she uses case examples and practical instruction to explain how mindfulness can be applied as a grief intervention. From clients in an acute period of gr...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Our Work, Our Selves

As thanatologists, we study, write, teach, and help with the dying and bereavement of other people. But what about our own losses? How have our life experiences with death, dying, and bereavement influenced our work? Have they led us into the field? Have they changed how we do the work? Have they changed how we view our own mortality? These important but rarely discussed issues (even within ADEC) are the focus of this presentation. Four thanatologists describe the role of personal loses in sha...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Deconstructing the Case for Complicated Grief

Notwithstanding the rejection of a proposed grief-related Mental Disorder after the DSM-5 Task Force determined there was insufficient evident to warrant inclusion, the term, “Complicated Grief” has infiltrated the bereavement field vernacular as a bona fide “chronic debilitating condition” for which CG treatment is required. The dominant discourse and increasingly prevailing paradigm focuses on symptoms and pathology, with little reference to social contributors to grief-related compl...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Two-Track Model of Bereavement: A Contemporary Look at Theory, Research and Practice;

Living in the present, looking to the future, and maintaining bonds with the relationships of the past--relationships shape who we are and influence who we become. The loss of a close family member has the potential to be a catalytic and/or cataclysmic, life-changing event. The early formulations of the Two-Track Model of Bereavement (Rubin, 1981, 1984, 1999) sought to clarify and chart a pathway to make sense of the tremendous variation in the response to loss. With the passage of time a...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Trust-Building Among African-Americans in End of Life Care

Barriers to trust and quality in end of life care are numerous among marginalized populations. Cultural mistrust, related to factors such as privilege, power, and discrimination has been associated with significant costs for African Americans, including patient dissatisfaction (Moore, Hamilton, Pierre-Louis, & Jennings, 2013) and delayed and underutilized health and end of life care services. This interactive session explores issues related to cultural mistrust among marginalized populations ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Research that Matters: Social Media and Bereavement

Dr. Mary Alice Varga provides an overview of the existing research on the role of social media and bereavement, and discusses the practical implications of social media as it relates to assisting grieving individuals. Dr. Carla Sofka focuses on the pros and cons of the use of social media in bereavement contexts. Dr. Illene Cupit focuses on the iconography of Facebook postings by both adolescents and emerging adults with regard to their grief expressions. Learning Objectives 1. Cite c...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Coloring Your Grief

Coloring is an activity that we associate with children. However, coloring is beneficial for grieving adults. One of the first psychologists to apply coloring as a relaxation technique was Carl Jung. He found that coloring activates different areas of our brain which we know are needed to process the grief experience. It has a de-stressing effect because when we focus on coloring, we focus on it and not on our worries. This session explains the research and gives actual case examples showing v...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Impact of our Fear of and Fascination with Death on our Children

Why is it that stories of death, dying, and grief in our entertainment draw such a large audience and why are we silent on the subject when death hits close to home and our children? This presentation provides an overview of death, dying, and grief in various modes of entertainment in our current society. He discusses the impact our silence on the subject might have on our children and ideas about how to better engage our children on the subject in a way that provides reassurance, understandin...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

An Attachment Informed Approach to Grief and Grief Therapy

An Attachment Informed Approach to Grief and Grief Therapy In this session the presenters introduce a perspective on grief therapy that integrates current theory and practice in thanatology with contemporary research on attachment, interpersonal neuroscience, and psychotherapy. Attachment Informed Grief Therapy is grounded in a set of assumptions about the central role of attachment in how people form relationships, how they grieve, and how grief therapy helps them manage the dysregulat...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Ambiguous Loss, Nonfinite Loss, and Disenfranchised Grief: Connections and Implications for Clinicians

While a great deal of focus in bereavement theory and practice is upon grief that occurs after the loss of a loved one through death, recent research demonstrates that profound grief may also occur in losses that don’t necessarily involve death. These types of loss experiences present unique challenges and forms of grief that are often disenfranchised. In this panel, three experts in the field will discuss specific types of non-death loss experiences, including the clinical implications r...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Addressing the Needs of Families

Bereavement camps provide opportunities to learn about loss, dispel misperceptions, develop coping skills and build self-confidence which increases their resilience. By including the adults involved in their life, they gain a better understanding of their grieving child’s needs and have the opportunity for their own support. Family camps can provide the adult with time for reflection and renewal as well as family fun. As a result, adults are able to more effectively parent their bereaved chi...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress: Key Findings and Methodologies

Recent advances in neuroimaging, biochemistry, and genetics research have paved the way toward a greater understanding of the neurobiology of trauma and stress. As new technologies and methods are discovered and applied to neurobiological work, it becomes increasingly important for individuals interested in treating and studying PTSD to learn the tools necessary to evaluate the latest research findings. The purpose of this pre-meeting institute is to provide attendees an introduction to conte...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Revisiting Loss and Restoration

About the Webinar Loss of a loved one is a uniquely challenging experience that closes a chapter in our lives. To move forward we must adapt to the loss and restore our capacity for finding purpose and meaning as well as joy and satisfaction in life. Grief therapists can be most effective when they foster adaptation. This webinar revisits the Dual Process Model of loss and restoration and discusses some revisions to this model. We will fit revised concepts of loss and restoration to a f...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Active Listening: Strategies and Techniques in Work with Children

Active Listening: Strategies and Techniques in Work with Children is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers a valuable compilation of practical and ready-to-use strategies and techniques for achieving more effective communication through active listening. One of the fundamental tools of clinicians who work effectively with children and adolescents is the art of listening. Without this set of skills, clinicians are likely to miss essential pieces of information their c...
Professional Development Resources

Two Empirically Based Models for the Treatment of Complex Trauma in Adolescents: Central Components and Cultural Adaptations

This pre-meeting institute will describe two empirically based treatments (EBTs) developed to treat the immediate and long-term impacts of complex trauma, and will describe cultural adaptations that optimize their effectiveness with socio-culturally marginalized youth. Complex trauma, often involving repeated exposure to multiple forms of childhood abuse, neighborhood violence, and peer assaults, frequently in the context of parental neglect and racial/cultural discrimination, is especially co...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Integrating Expert Knowledge About Traumatic Stress Into Statistical Models Assessing Individual Change Over Time by Using Bayesian Statistics

In statistics, tools have been developed to estimate the existence of latent trajectories, where individuals belong to trajectories that are unobserved, can be evaluated: Latent Growth Mixture Modeling (LGMM). Researchers typically have specific expectations about the outcomes of their study, in case of LGMM, these expectations might be concerned with the number and shape of latent trajectories. For example, most empirical evidence points to four distinct trajectories of PTSD patterns labeled ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

How to Treat Concurrent PTSD in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder: Principles and Evaluation of DBT-PTSD

Approximately 60% of treated patients with borderline personality (BPD) disorders suffer from severe co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mostly related to sexual abuse during childhood. Even successful standard dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) requires additional treatment with these clients. In cooperation with M. Linehan at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, a three-month residential treatment program has been developed. It is based on the principles and rules...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Genomic Regulation by Early Life Experience: Epigenetics and Psychopathology

The early-life environment has important consequences on behavioral development, and specifically, adversity experienced during early life is associated with increased risk for psychopathology in adulthood. Only until recently have we started to uncover some of the mechanisms accounting for the behavioral changes induced by early-life adversity. The epigenome is responsive to the environment and indeed, landmark studies in rodents have described variations in early-life environment that stably...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Functional Neuroimaging of Neural Circuits in PTSD: From Hyperactive Amygdala to Altered Contextual Processing

The brain mechanisms that lie at the core of PTSD are not yet understood, and may perpetuate or sustain this disorder. Over the past decades, functional neuroimaging studies uncovered a complex network of brain regions involved in PTSD, progressively improving our understanding of the PTSD pathophysiology. The evolution of functional neuroimaging studies from early studies of responses to emotional probes to recent multi-day studies of fear associated learning, and of intrinsic connectivity ne...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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