Jan
18
Thu
Using Behavioral and Clinical Strategies to Assess Crisis and Need for Psychiatric Hospitalization    @ RMTD
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Using Behavioral and Clinical Strategies to Assess Crisis and Need for Psychiatric Hospitalization  

Presented by Tim Baker, LCPC/ICPN Director

How do we as professionals determine “When is a crisis a CRISIS?” Using two separate   treatment perspectives: behavior analysis and clinical counseling, Mr. Baker will discuss how to assess a crisis and when is it appropriate to involve emergency services.  In addition, how both approaches can be used to help navigate the process and ultimately achieve a psychiatric hospital admission.

Mr. Baker has been providing leadership and clinical support for the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network for over 6 years. This workshop will identify different aspects of a true “crisis,” how to utilize different strategies to address the crisis, and to correctly identify when to involve emergency services.  We all know that even when this time has come, there are long, arduous hours of waiting at the emergency room, endless questions, and often disappointing results.  He will identify the roadblocks staff/families will face, how to navigate the system, and use different strategies to obtain a psychiatric admission, so that the individual in crisis can receive the help he or she needs.

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

 2.0 CE’s available to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, APN, RN, LVN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Site: RMTD/725 Lyford Road/Rockford, IL 61107

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Jan
25
Thu
(TEC) Technology Enhancing Capabilities: Doesn’t Have to be a Four Letter Word (Session 2) @ Peoria Public Library
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
(TEC) Technology Enhancing Capabilities: Doesn’t Have to be a Four Letter Word (Session 2) @ Peoria Public Library

ICPN Professional Development Workshop
Technology Enhancing Capabilities: Doesn’t Have to be a Four Letter Word (Session 2)

Presented by Connie Melvin & Richard Harrington, Trinity Services

During this hands-on event, attendees will be guided through the process of creating five different pieces of assistive technology using supplies that are available from their local hardware store. All of the supplies needed to build these items are provided at no cost to you.

Attendees will be encouraged to utilize the products in other creative ways in order to reduce cost and customize commercially available options. In addition to taking the devices built during this workshop home, attendees will be exposed to a number of commercially available products that address common challenges faced by people with disabilities.

 

Thursday January 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

An earlier time slot for this workshop is also available on

December 7, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

 

To register for the December Session Click Here

3.0 CE’s available to: QIDP, LCPC, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LSW, RN, LPN, APN & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Feb
7
Wed
Working Collaboratively with Health Care Professionals: How to get the most out of medical and psychiatric consultations @ Noll Medical Pavilion Suite 2500
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Working Collaboratively with Health Care Professionals: How to get the most out of medical and psychiatric consultations

Presented by Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA/Clinical Supervisor

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Often, when we take persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities to medical or psychiatric consultations with health care professionals, we enter the appointment with big expectations, and leave the appointment feeling dissatisfied with the outcome.  This workshop is intended to assist middle management with strategies on how to prepare for appointments well in advance by doing the following; tracking data for target behaviors, medical symptoms, and mental health components, completing thorough case reviews to gain better understanding of history, possible medical  ailments to track or rule out, questions/concerns to prepare in advance, and more.  As professionals, we need to assist the medical/psychiatric doctors by providing accurate data, communicating with clear expectations or concerns, providing knowledge and history of the person, and learn how to effectively communicate with health care professionals to get the most out of appointments. We need to convey our individual’s story to our health care professionals, to better position them to make accurate diagnosis.

Target Audience: staff and community members providing services to persons with developmental/intellectual disabilities

3 CE’s available to: QIDP, LCPC, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LSW, RN, LPN, APN & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

5220 S. Sixth Street—Noll Medical Pavilion Suite 2500, Springfield, IL

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Useful Treatment Strategies: Understanding and Supporting Persons with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability Who Have Been Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder @ Friendship Park Conservatory
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Useful Treatment Strategies: Understanding and Supporting Persons with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability Who Have Been Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

Presented by Mike Jersey, LPC/ICPN Clinician

Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships.  This learning experience will provide an overview regarding the features of Borderline Personality Disorder as well as discuss how Borderline Personality Disorder may present in people with Developmental Disabilities. In addition to this, an overview of treatment strategies for managing difficult behavioral incidents common for people with Borderline Personality Disorder will be provided.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friendship Park Conservatory

395 W. Algonquin Road Des Plaines, IL 60018

Workshop is FREE OF CHARGE

2 CE’s available to:  QIDP, LCPC, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LSW, RN, LPN, APN, & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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