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.


Mar
17
Tue
2020 Annual Conference Registration (Springfield, IL) @ Crowne Plaza Convention Center
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Greetings Conference Attendees-

We look forward to spending time with you at our ICPN conference next week. At this time, we are moving ahead with our gathering. Given the health concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you preclude yourself from attending if you are immune compromised or experiencing the symptoms of a cold or flu.

We are attempting to secure hand sanitizer to have available during the conference. We recommend that you bring your own and share with others if necessary. And of course – keep washing your hands! We hope to see you next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Please contact ICPN at Avvanti@hope.us as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend the conference. All cancelations received by Friday, March 13th at 12:00p will receive a refund of $40 if payment was submitted.

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES AT YOUR AGENCY.

Thank you,

Kim Shontz & Timothy Baker
ICPN Directors

CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL!

 

View the Flyer

View the Schedule

Mar
18
Wed
2020 Annual Conference Registration (Naperville, IL) @ NIU Conference Center
Mar 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Greetings Conference Attendees-

We look forward to spending time with you at our ICPN conference next week. At this time, we are moving ahead with our gathering. Given the health concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you preclude yourself from attending if you are immune compromised or experiencing the symptoms of a cold or flu.

We are attempting to secure hand sanitizer to have available during the conference. We recommend that you bring your own and share with others if necessary. And of course – keep washing your hands! We hope to see you next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Please contact ICPN at Avvanti@hope.us as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend the conference. All cancelations received by Friday, March 13th at 12:00p will receive a refund of $40 if payment was submitted.

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES AT YOUR AGENCY.

Thank you,

Kim Shontz & Timothy Baker
ICPN Directors

CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL!

View the Flyer

View the Schedule

Apr
17
Fri
Beyond the Assessment: Steps for Implementing Function-Based Interventions
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for this FREE expert-led webinar tailored to professionals who are responsible for assessing and developing function-based behavior treatment plans. 2 CEU’s will be offered upon completion!

OBJECTIVE:
To teach professionals how to use Applied Behavior Analysis as a foundation in understanding and minimizing challenging behaviors when working with adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Amie Burke, BCBA, will walk you through the necessary steps in completing functional assessments, analyzing data, and incorporating function-based interventions into your behavior plans.

In addition, available tools and function-based interventions will be explored and discussed.

TRAINER BIO:
Amie has more than 20 years of residential experience working with adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities.She uses a combination of humor and practicality to provide useful learning experiences.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2.0 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

WHAT YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE:
An internet connection, computer, and access to email.
All participants will receive a Zoom link to join this live webinar at least 1 day prior to the event date.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

Apr
30
Thu
Understanding Prader Willi Syndrome
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar that will help you to gain a better understanding of Prader Willi Syndrome!

Pradar Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder that not only affects a person’s physical development but impacts a person’s cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric functioning.

This webinar will provide participants with an overview regarding PWS and will discuss how the syndrome is diagnosed. In addition to this, common internal and external features of the syndrome will be identified.

The webinar will conclude with a discussion regarding treatment considerations and resources to provide further education regarding the topic.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
• Gain an understanding regarding how PWS is diagnosed.
• Learn to identify physical features of PWS.
• Gain an understanding of the cognitive effects that PWS may
have on an individual.
• Develop insight regarding common behavioral features for
individuals diagnosed with PWS.
• Gain an understanding regarding how PWS impacts a person’s
psychiatric health.
• Learn to identify treatment strategies that may be useful when
supporting people diagnosed with PWS.

PRESENTER:
Mike Jersey, MA, LPC, is the Clinical Director of the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network’s Support Services Team and has been a member of the team since its inception in 2010. The Illinois Crisis Prevention Network is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and works to support individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing behavioral and/or medical challenges. Prior to his work with the ICPN, Mike has supervised residential settings for adults diagnosed with a severe mental illness and adolescents diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities that were wards of the state of Illinois.

REGISTRATION:
**A zoom link will be emailed you to you prior to the training date

May
5
Tue
Compassion, Fatigue, and Burnout
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar tailored to middle management, ISC’s, and other staff that support individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Compassion fatigue and burnout are common experiences for staff in the helping professions. In this training staff will be able to learn about these difficulties as well as how to combat them. Learning how to build resiliency and sustain our personal and professional selves allows us to continue to serve the intellectual disabilities community to the best of our abilities.

PRESENTER:
Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA

REGISTRATION:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lnJpxR7CSSya2OBXxEX4EQ

CEU’s:
1.5 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, RN, LPN, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

May
7
Thu
Understanding Prader Willi Syndrome
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar that will help you to gain a better understanding of Prader Willi Syndrome!

Pradar Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder that not only affects a person’s physical development but impacts a person’s cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric functioning.

This webinar will provide participants with an overview regarding PWS and will discuss how the syndrome is diagnosed. In addition to this, common internal and external features of the syndrome will be identified.

The webinar will conclude with a discussion regarding treatment considerations and resources to provide further education regarding the topic. CEU’s will be offered!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
• Gain an understanding regarding how PWS is diagnosed.
• Learn to identify physical features of PWS.
• Gain an understanding of the cognitive effects that PWS may
have on an individual.
• Develop insight regarding common behavioral features for
individuals diagnosed with PWS.
• Gain an understanding regarding how PWS impacts a person’s
psychiatric health.
• Learn to identify treatment strategies that may be useful when
supporting people diagnosed with PWS.

PRESENTER:
Mike Jersey, MA, LPC, is the Clinical Director of the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network’s Support Services Team and has been a member of the team since its inception in 2010. The Illinois Crisis Prevention Network is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and works to support individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing behavioral and/or medical challenges. Prior to his work with the ICPN, Mike has supervised residential settings for adults diagnosed with a severe mental illness and adolescents diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities that were wards of the state of Illinois.

REGISTRATION:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tDssn56XSjmvYd-NB7WD_w?fbclid=IwAR1a60cHpoOxjztS5J8RNMctbTwjQmrSSKoDwMnLhBbAYMciSbFD93ZfHZU

 

May
14
Thu
Scrub a Dub Dub: Showering Combative Seniors
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar tailored to middle management, ISC’s, and other staff providing support to older persons.

The number of seniors is increasing. By 2030, there will be nearly 1.5 million seniors with ID/DD. Whether they have memory issues or not, seniors may have difficulty taking showers. In this live webinar, learn more about reasons why these challenging behaviors may occur during the shower. Presenters will also review first line behavioral interventions on how to address these uncooperative behaviors.

PRESENTERS:
Dr. Maranda A. Trahan, PhD, BCBA-D
Amanda Ripley, MS, BCBA

Dr. Trahan is an expert in the assessment and management of challenging dementia symptoms, like aggression, noncompliance, and verbal disruptions. She was born in Louisiana, attended SIUC for graduate school, and completed a postdoc at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She lived in Florida and started one of the first private practices in ABA and Dementia Care before returning to Illinois in late 2018. Dr. Trahan likes to be outside, spending time with her family and animals.

Amanda Ripley has worked with individuals with challenging behaviors across the life span, including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Amanda is from Chicago, graduated with her master’s degree from SIUC, and worked in a several states providing ABA services, including Michigan, Colorado, and Illinois. Amanda likes to run and play outside with her kids and husband.

CEU’s:
1.5 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, RN, LPN, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

REGISTRATION: 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9ZrOSATOQKio1tLf9MdoWg

 

May
21
Thu
Beyond the Assessment: Steps for Implementing Function-Based Interventions
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for this FREE expert-led webinar tailored to professionals who are responsible for assessing and developing function-based behavior treatment plans. 2 CEU’s will be offered upon completion!

OBJECTIVE:
To teach professionals how to use Applied Behavior Analysis as a foundation in understanding and minimizing challenging behaviors when working with adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Amie Burke, BCBA, will walk you through the necessary steps in completing functional assessments, analyzing data, and incorporating function-based interventions into your behavior plans.

In addition, available tools and function-based interventions will be explored and discussed.

TRAINER BIO:
Amie has more than 20 years of residential experience working with adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities.She uses a combination of humor and practicality to provide useful learning experiences.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2.0 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

WHAT YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE:
An internet connection, computer, and access to email.
All participants will receive a Zoom link to join this live webinar at least 1 day prior to the event date.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3-_RYavrSOy9fEMgj5thEw

May
28
Thu
Compassion, Fatigue, and Burnout
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar tailored to middle management, ISC’s, and other staff that support individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Compassion fatigue and burnout are common experiences for staff in the helping professions. In this training staff will be able to learn about these difficulties as well as how to combat them. Learning how to build resiliency and sustain our personal and professional selves allows us to continue to serve the intellectual disabilities community to the best of our abilities.

PRESENTER:
Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA

REGISTRATION:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ufUFo_zZQOyqWWw2zdN_dg

CEU’s:
1.5 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, RN, LPN, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist