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
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
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.