Jun
4
Tue
Understanding Gastrointestinal Issues: Effects on Behavior and Social-Emotional Well-being of People with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities (Springfield, IL) @ Noll Medical Pavilion: Suite 2500
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Understanding Gastrointestinal Issues: Effects on Behavior and Social-Emotional Well-being of People with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities (Springfield, IL) @ Noll Medical Pavilion: Suite 2500

Understanding Gastrointestinal Issues: Effects on Behavior and Social-Emotional Well-being of People with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities

Presented by Tim Baker, LCPC/ICPN Director

Gastrointestinal Disorders impact millions of people, across all ages and spectrums. A recent study revealed that roughly 40-60% of children with Autism suffer from some gastrointestinal complication. In this workshop, Mr. Baker will not only discuss the importance of recognizing signs and symptoms but will speak about the potential social-emotional and behavioral effects these disorders can potentially impact on in the day to day tasks.

 

Target Audience: Staff and community members providing support to children and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities

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

This Workshop is free of charge

Jun
18
Tue
A Discussion of Bipolar I and How it Can Affect People with Intellectual Disabilities (Rockford, IL) @ RMTD
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Discussion of Bipolar I and How it Can Affect People with Intellectual Disabilities (Rockford, IL) @ RMTD

A Discussion of Bipolar I and How it Can Affect People with Intellectual Disabilities

Presented by Mike Jersey, LPC

Bipolar I Disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of mania and major depression. Often when we observe shifts in mood in the people we work with, Bipolar Disorder comes to mind. However, are these indeed the signs and symptoms of Bipolar Disorder or could these symptoms be better explained by learning history or other diagnoses and conditions? This presentation will provide an overview of the signs and symptoms of Bipolar I Disorder, but more importantly, we will discuss how this disorder presents in people with Intellectual Disabilities.

This training will be offered at two locations. Please choose ONE SESSION that works for you.

This is the Rockford Session. View the Des Plaines Session Registration Here.

 

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

Free of Charge

Jun
25
Tue
A Day of Collaboration & Discussion @ Comprehensive Connections
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
A Day of Collaboration & Discussion @ Comprehensive Connections

A Day of Collaboration & Discussion

Presenters: Lisa Hunsperger, BCBA/ICPN Clinician & Dani Elizabeth Hilkey

Join Lisa & Dani for a day of learning and collaboration!  During this time, they will provide great insight on 4 topics; Balancing Risk Management in a Person Centered Approach, Basic Behavioral Principles 101, Validation & Avoiding Power Struggles, and Empowering Staff and Reducing Burnout.” Coffee and donuts provided in the morning. Lunch will be on your own.

This workshop is free of charge.

6.0 CE’s will be provided to the following professions:

  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrators
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Social Workers
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • QIDP

NOTE: You must stay for the entirety of the day to receive CE’s. Partial CE’s will not be provided.

Jul
23
Tue
Understanding Dual Diagnosis and Use of the Diagnostic Manual-Intellectual Disability 2 (DM-ID2) @ Trinity Services
Jul 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Understanding Dual Diagnosis and Use of the Diagnostic Manual-Intellectual Disability 2 (DM-ID2) @ Trinity Services

Understanding Dual Diagnosis and Use of the Diagnostic Manual-Intellectual Disability 2 (DM-ID2)

Presented by Kim Shontz, LCSW/ICPN Director

People with an intellectual disability are often misdiagnosed with a mental illness. The DM-ID2 provides diagnostic criteria adapted for people with an intellectual disability. Use of the DM-ID2 can prevent the misdiagnosis of various disorders and the overuse of psychotropic medications, and provide information that can be shared with other professionals to promote accurate and appropriate treatment and interventions.

1.5 CE’s available to: QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, RN, LPN, APN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Free of Charge

Jul
25
Thu
Disaster Waiting to Happen? How to Manage your Agency’s Risk without Avoiding Them (Anna, IL) (Morning Session) @ Choate Development Center
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Disaster Waiting to Happen? How to Manage your Agency’s Risk without Avoiding Them (Anna, IL) (Morning Session) @ Choate Development Center

Disaster Waiting to Happen? How to Manage your Agency’s Risk without Avoiding Them

Presented by Lisa Hunsperger, BCBA/ICPN Clinician

 

This presentation will discuss the issues facing disability service providers as services continue to move away from institutionalization towards a more person-centered approach that recognizes men and woman with intellectual disabilities and mental illness need to live an ordinary life with the ability to make choices.  The need to balance protection against the need to promote choice and independence will be explored as we challenge our perceptions, biases, and approaches to treatment.  A discussion of professional issues that may be encountered as we promote a positive risk culture when serving people.

This training will be offered during two time-slots. Please choose ONE SESSION that works for you.

This is the Morning Session. View the Afternoon Session Registration Here.

 

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

Free of Charge

Disaster Waiting to Happen? How to Manage your Agency’s Risk without Avoiding Them (Anna, IL) (Afternoon Session) @ Choate Development Center
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Disaster Waiting to Happen? How to Manage your Agency’s Risk without Avoiding Them (Anna, IL) (Afternoon Session) @ Choate Development Center

Disaster Waiting to Happen? How to Manage your Agency’s Risk without Avoiding Them

Presented by Lisa Hunsperger, BCBA/ICPN Clinician

 

This presentation will discuss the issues facing disability service providers as services continue to move away from institutionalization towards a more person-centered approach that recognizes men and woman with intellectual disabilities and mental illness need to live an ordinary life with the ability to make choices.  The need to balance protection against the need to promote choice and independence will be explored as we challenge our perceptions, biases, and approaches to treatment.  A discussion of professional issues that may be encountered as we promote a positive risk culture when serving people.

This training will be offered during two time-slots. Please choose ONE SESSION that works for you.

This is the Afternoon Session. View the Morning Session Registration Here.

 

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

Free of Charge

Sep
16
Mon
ICPN Professional Development Workshop: Mindfulness at the Movies @ NIU Conference Center
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ICPN Professional Development Workshop: Mindfulness at the Movies @ NIU Conference Center

ICPN Professional Development Workshop: Mindfulness at the Movies

Presented by: Dr. John Pingo, BCBA-D, CEO Goldie B. Floberg

Apple, Google, Intel…what do these companies have in common besides being leaders in cutting edge technological innovation and having immense financial success? They have all bet big on mindfulness training programs. Why? Because mindfulness has been proven to help people better manage stress, improve memory and attention, and lead to improvements in work performance. Join Dr. John Pingo, BCBA-D, for a geek culture infused, interactive learning experience called Mindfulness at the Movies. Dr. Pingo uses sci-fi, superhero, and other nerd culture references to make the maze of mindfulness hype understandable and usable. You’ll learn how our brains have evolved to work against us and how to beat your brain at its own game using the basic skills associated with mindfulness.

*2.5 CE’s available to: QIDP, LSW, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LCPC, & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

This Event is Free of Charge

Sep
17
Tue
Working Collaboratively with Health Care Professionals: How to get the most out of Medical & Psychiatric Consultations @ Hope – Noll Medical Pavilion
Sep 17 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Working Collaboratively with Health Care Professionals: How to get the most out of Medical & Psychiatric Consultations @ Hope – Noll Medical Pavilion

Working Collaboratively with Health Care Professionals: How to get the most out of Medical & Psychiatric Consultations

Presented by Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA/Clinical Supervisor

Often, when we take people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to medical or psychiatric consultations with health care professionals, we enter the appointment with big expectations. Sadly, when we leave, we often are left to feel dissatisfied with the outcome.

To get the most out of these appointments, we need to assist health care professionals by providing accurate data, communicating with clear expectations or concerns, providing knowledge and history of the person, and learn how to communicate effectively. Conveying the person’s story accurately to our health care professionals will better position them to make an accurate diagnosis and provide treatment options.

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 a better understanding of history and possible medical ailments to monitor or rule out
  • Formulating questions/concerns to prepare in advance using collected data and case review strategies learned

Target Audience: staff and community members providing services to people with developmental/intellectual disabilities
3 CE’s available to: QIDP, LCPC, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LSW, RN, LPN, APN & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

Oct
10
Thu
The Value of Care Planning: Across the Life Span: Signs, Strategies, and the Significance of Serving Seniors with ID/DD (Anna, IL) @ Choate Development Center
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Value of Care Planning: Across the Life Span: Signs, Strategies, and the Significance of Serving Seniors with ID/DD (Anna, IL) @ Choate Development Center

The Value of Care Planning Across the Life Span: Signs, Strategies, and the Significance of Serving Seniors with ID/DD

Presented by Amanda Ripley, BCBA/ICPN Clinician

The number of adults aged 60+ living with a developmental disability is expected to double over the next decade. Seniors with DD face more challenges as they age, but continue to hold values and accomplish goals. In this session, learn about signs and strategies when planning for senior clients with DD and consider how values may play a role in care.

 

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

Free of Charge

Oct
31
Thu
General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Springfield,IL) @ Hope
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Springfield,IL) @ Hope

General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Presented by Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA

Studies reveal that in the general population Anxiety Disorders may be as prevalent as 18.1%. Anxiety Disorders have been well documented in the Intellectual Disability (ID) population and studies estimate that these disorders may even be more prevalent in persons with intellectual disabilities (DM-ID-V2).

A common misconception held by many may be that the only way to treat Anxiety Disorders is through the use of pharmaceuticals. This presentation will not only provide an overview regarding the signs and symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder when supporting persons with intellectual disabilities, but more importantly, we will discuss how caregivers may apply behavior analytic principles to improve the quality of life for people experiencing these signs and symptoms.

2.0 CE’s available to: QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, RN, LPN, APN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist

This Event is Free of Charge


Nov
5
Tue
You Catch More Flies with Honey than with Vinegar: The Quest to Make Every Interaction Count (Anna, IL) (Morning Session) @ Choate Development Center
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
You Catch More Flies with Honey than with Vinegar: The Quest to Make Every Interaction Count (Anna, IL) (Morning Session) @ Choate Development Center

You Catch More Flies with Honey than with Vinegar: The Quest to Make Every Interaction Count

Presented by Allison Chamberlain, BCBA/ICPN Clinician

 

This discussion will explore the significance of our verbal and non-verbal interactions and how we choose to interact with people can influence the outcomes of our interactions. Simple yet powerful interaction techniques will be discussed, as well as highlighting the benefits of utilizing these techniques such as rapport building, the ability to deescalate situations, enhancing dignity, and creating a validating environment for those we serve. Challenge yourself to make the most of your words and make every interaction count.

This training will be offered during two time-slots. Please choose ONE SESSION that works for you.

This is the Morning Session. View the Afternoon Session Registration Here.

 

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

Free of Charge

You Catch More Flies with Honey than with Vinegar: The Quest to Make Every Interaction Count (Anna, IL) (Afternoon Session) @ Choate Development Center
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
You Catch More Flies with Honey than with Vinegar: The Quest to Make Every Interaction Count (Anna, IL) (Afternoon Session) @ Choate Development Center

You Catch More Flies with Honey than with Vinegar: The Quest to Make Every Interaction Count

Presented by Allison Chamberlain, BCBA/ICPN Clinician

 

This discussion will explore the significance of our verbal and non-verbal interactions and how we choose to interact with people can influence the outcomes of our interactions. Simple yet powerful interaction techniques will be discussed, as well as highlighting the benefits of utilizing these techniques such as rapport building, the ability to deescalate situations, enhancing dignity, and creating a validating environment for those we serve. Challenge yourself to make the most of your words and make every interaction count.

This training will be offered during two time-slots. Please choose ONE SESSION that works for you.

This is the Afternoon Session. View the Morning Session Registration Here.

 

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

Free of Charge

Nov
6
Wed
Effective Utilization of Enhanced Supports: Facilitating Independence (Rockford) @ RMTD
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Effective Utilization of Enhanced Supports: Facilitating Independence (Rockford) @ RMTD

Effective Utilization of Enhanced Supports: Facilitating Independence

Presented by Amie Burke, BCBA

This presentation will discuss how to effectively utilize additional staff support for clients with severe problem behaviors, including how to best train and support these staff for optimal success. The group will also explore fading procedures to decrease dependence and increase client independence. The challenges and benefits of additional staff support will be examined as well.

This workshop is FREE OF CHARGE

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

 


Nov
19
Tue
Introduction to The Skills System (New Lenox Session) @ Trinity Services
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Introduction to The Skills System (New Lenox Session) @ Trinity Services

Introduction to The Skills System

Presented by Mike Jersey, LPC

The Skills System, developed by Julie F. Brown, is an emotion regulation curriculum specifically designed for people diagnosed with developmental disabilities. The system is based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and incorporates three system tools and nine skills. This session will provide an introductory overview of The Skills System with examples of how these tools and skills have been beneficial in teaching people with developmental disabilities to develop effective coping repertoires.

This training will be offered during two time-slots. Please choose the ONE location and time that works best for you.

This is the New Lenox Session. View the Des Plaines Session Registration Here.

 

2.0 CE’s available to: QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, RN, LPN, APN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist

This event is Free of Charge.


Dec
4
Wed
General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Springfield,IL) @ Hope
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Springfield,IL) @ Hope

General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Presented by Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA

Studies reveal that in the general population Anxiety Disorders may be as prevalent as 18.1%. Anxiety Disorders have been well documented in the Intellectual Disability (ID) population and studies estimate that these disorders may even be more prevalent in persons with intellectual disabilities (DM-ID-V2).

A common misconception held by many may be that the only way to treat Anxiety Disorders is through the use of pharmaceuticals. This presentation will not only provide an overview regarding the signs and symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder when supporting persons with intellectual disabilities, but more importantly, we will discuss how caregivers may apply behavior analytic principles to improve the quality of life for people experiencing these signs and symptoms.

2.0 CE’s available to: QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, RN, LPN, APN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist

This Event is Free of Charge

 


Dec
17
Tue
Introduction to The Skills System (Des Plaines Session) @ Friendship Conservatory
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Introduction to The Skills System (Des Plaines Session) @ Friendship Conservatory

Introduction to The Skills System

Presented by Mike Jersey, LPC

The Skills System, developed by Julie F. Brown, is an emotion regulation curriculum specifically designed for people diagnosed with developmental disabilities. The system is based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and incorporates three system tools and nine skills. This session will provide an introductory overview of The Skills System with examples of how these tools and skills have been beneficial in teaching people with developmental disabilities to develop effective coping repertoires.

This training will be offered during two time-slots. Please choose the ONE location and time that works best for you.

This is the Des Plaines Session. View the New Lenox Session Registration Here.

 

2.0 CE’s available to: QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, RN, LPN, APN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist

This event is Free of Charge.


Jan
9
Thu
Introduction to The Skills System (Carterville) @ John A Logan College
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Introduction to The Skills System

Presented by Lisa Hunsperger, BCBA

The Skills System, developed by Julie F. Brown, is an emotion regulation curriculum specifically designed for people diagnosed with developmental disabilities. The system is based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and incorporates three system tools and nine skills. This session will provide an introductory overview of The Skills System with examples of how these tools and skills have been beneficial in teaching people with developmental disabilities to develop effective coping repertoires.

Free of Charge

2.0 CE’s available to: QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, RN, LPN, APN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Jan
22
Wed
Basic Behavioral Principles (Peoria)
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basic Behavioral Principles (Peoria)

Basic Behavioral Principles

Presented by Anna Anderson, BCBA

Have you ever heard of Behavior Analysis? Behavior Analysis is a natural science that seeks to understand the behavior of individuals and can be effective when working with adults who have been diagnosed with an intellectual/developmental disability. Even if you are not a trained Behavior Analyst, there are principles you can use in your everyday lives and work environments that can have a positive impact. During this workshop, we will discuss some strategies to build more therapeutic environments, as well as touch on function-based intervention.

2.0 CE’s available to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, APN, RN, & LVN

This Workshop is free of charge.

All Local Agency Providers & Community Members are welcome.


Feb
5
Wed
Effective Utilization of Enhanced Supports: Facilitating Independence (Springfield) @ Noll Medical Pavilion: Suite 2500
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Effective Utilization of Enhanced Supports: Facilitating Independence (Springfield) @ Noll Medical Pavilion: Suite 2500

Effective Utilization of Enhanced Supports: Facilitating Independence

Presented by Kelly Trutter, PhD, BCBA

This presentation will discuss how to effectively utilize additional staff support for clients with severe problem behaviors, including how to best train and support these staff for optimal success. The group will also explore fading procedures to decrease dependence and increase client independence. The challenges and benefits of additional staff support will be examined as well.

This workshop is FREE OF CHARGE

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


Feb
25
Tue
Basic Behavioral Principles (Pontiac) @ Pontiac Public Library
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Basic Behavioral Principles (Pontiac) @ Pontiac Public Library

Basic Behavioral Principles

Presented by Anna Anderson, BCBA

Have you ever heard of Behavior Analysis? Behavior Analysis is a natural science that seeks to understand the behavior of individuals and can be effective when working with adults who have been diagnosed with an intellectual/developmental disability. Even if you are not a trained Behavior Analyst, there are principles you can use in your everyday lives and work environments that can have a positive impact. During this workshop, we will discuss some strategies to build more therapeutic environments, as well as touch on function-based intervention.

1.5 CE’s available to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, APN, RN, & LVN

This Workshop is free of charge.

All Local Agency Providers & Community Members are welcome.