Dec
13
Thu
General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Rockford, IL) @ RMTD
Dec 13 @ 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 (Rockford, IL) @ RMTD

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

Presented by ICPN Clinicians; Brian Morgan, BCBA & Mike Jersey, LPC

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.

Free of Charge

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

 

The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (Springfield, IL) @ Noll Medical Pavilion: Suite 2500
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (Springfield, IL) @ Noll Medical Pavilion: Suite 2500

The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors

Presented by Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA

It can be challenging to support adults and children with intellectual disabilities who engage in self-injurious behaviors. Whether the self-harm is expressed through biting, hitting, banging, picking, or other behaviors, we must work as a team to develop and implement strategies that will ensure the safety and well-being of the person.  Join ICPN clinicians as we provide an overview and definitions of SIB and relevant research. We will promote an understanding of the potential reasons for SIB and propose treatment strategies that may reduce the severity and frequency of this challenging behavior.

Target Audience: Middle Management – residential services, day program services, support services, service coordinators, case management, and behavior team

 

2 CEU’s available: QIDP, LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, LCSW, RN, LPN, APN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Free of Charge

Feb
5
Tue
Building Behavior Framework: An Overview of the Ingredients Needed for Creating Better Behavior Plans (Springfield, IL) @ Noll Medical Pavilion: McKenzie Conference Center, Suite 2500
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Building Behavior Framework: An Overview of the Ingredients Needed for Creating Better Behavior Plans (Springfield, IL) @ Noll Medical Pavilion: McKenzie Conference Center, Suite 2500

Building Behavior Framework: An Overview of the Ingredients Needed for Creating Better Behavior Plans

Presented by Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA

Join Ms. Docter for this workshop, as she provides tools, assessments, and suggestions utilizing principles of Applied Behavior to middle management staff who are responsible for behavior treatment planning.

February 5th, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ideal for Case Management & Behavior Specialists
3.0 CE’s available to QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LCPC, and LPC
Free of Charge

 

Feb
12
Tue
The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (New Lenox, IL) @ Trinity Services
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (New Lenox, IL) @ Trinity Services

The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (New Lenox, IL)

Presented by Amie Burke, BCBA

It can be challenging to support adults and children with intellectual disabilities who engage in self-injurious behaviors. Whether the self-harm is expressed through biting, hitting, banging, picking, or other behaviors, we must work as a team to develop and implement strategies that will ensure the safety and well-being of the person.  Join ICPN clinicians as we provide an overview and definitions of SIB and relevant research.  We will promote an understanding of the potential reasons for SIB and propose treatment strategies that may reduce the severity and frequency of this challenging behavior.

Target Audience: Middle Management – residential services, day program services, support services, service coordinators, case management, and behavior team

 

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

Free of Charge

Feb
19
Tue
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Rockford, IL) @ RMTD
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Rockford, IL) @ RMTD

“Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders”

Presented by Kim Shontz, LCSW – ICPN Director

This learning opportunity will educate participants regarding the cause, diagnostic criteria, and life-long effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) on the person and their families.  The primary and secondary behaviors associated with FASD and co-occurring mental health disorders will be identified. The implications for social service providers will be discussed during this session.

 

Free of Charge

2.0 CE’s available to: QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, LPC, LCPC, RN

Mar
19
Tue
2019 Annual Conference Registration (Springfield, IL) @ BOS Center
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Mar
20
Wed
2019 Annual Conference Registration (Naperville, IL) @ NIU Conference Center
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Apr
3
Wed
General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (New Lenox) @ Trinity Services
Apr 3 @ 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 (New Lenox) @ Trinity Services

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

Presented by ICPN Clinicians; Brian Morgan, BCBA & Mike Jersey, LPC

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
Free of Charge

Apr
17
Wed
The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (Anna, IL) (Morning Session) @ Choate Mental Health
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (Anna, IL) (Morning Session) @ Choate Mental Health

The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors

Presented by Mollie Horner-King, BCBA

 

It can be challenging to support adults and children with intellectual disabilities who engage in self-injurious behaviors. Whether the self-harm is expressed through biting, hitting, banging, picking, or other behaviors, we must work as a team to develop and implement strategies that will ensure the safety and well-being of the person. Join ICPN clinicians as we provide an overview and definitions of SIB and relevant research. We will promote an understanding of the potential reasons for SIB and propose treatment strategies that may reduce the severity and frequency of this challenging behavior.

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.

 

Target Audience: Middle Management – residential services, day program services, support services, service coordinators, case management, and behavior team
2 CEU’s available to: QIDP, LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, LCSW, RN, LPN, APN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Free of Charge

The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (Anna, IL) (Afternoon Session) @ Choate Mental Health
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (Anna, IL) (Afternoon Session) @ Choate Mental Health

The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors

Presented by Mollie Horner-King, BCBA

 

It can be challenging to support adults and children with intellectual disabilities who engage in self-injurious behaviors. Whether the self-harm is expressed through biting, hitting, banging, picking, or other behaviors, we must work as a team to develop and implement strategies that will ensure the safety and well-being of the person. Join ICPN clinicians as we provide an overview and definitions of SIB and relevant research. We will promote an understanding of the potential reasons for SIB and propose treatment strategies that may reduce the severity and frequency of this challenging behavior.

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.

 

Target Audience: Middle Management – residential services, day program services, support services, service coordinators, case management, and behavior team
2 CEU’s available to: QIDP, LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, LCSW, RN, LPN, APN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Free of Charge

May
28
Tue
A Discussion of Bipolar I and How it Can Affect People with Intellectual Disabilities (Des Plaines, IL) @ Friendship Conservatory
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Discussion of Bipolar I and How it Can Affect People with Intellectual Disabilities (Des Plaines, IL) @ Friendship Conservatory

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 Des Plaines Session. View the Rockford 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
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