May
24
Thu
Supporting Healthy Sexuality in Persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (Session 2) @ Choate Mental Health & Development Center
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Supporting Healthy Sexuality in Persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Presented by Krescene Beck & Linda Sandman
Illinois Imagines Project

Hosted by Choate Mental Health & Development Center
1000 North Main Street
Anna, IL 62906

Workshop is FREE OF CHARGE
3.0 CE’s available to QIDP, LNHA, LSW, LCSW,LPC, LCPC, RN, LPN, APN, & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Jun
6
Wed
How to Create a Successful Token Reinforcement System @ Noll Medical Pavilion: Suite 2500
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL TOKEN REINFORCEMENT SYSTEM

Presented by: Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA

Katherine Docter is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has experience working in both school and residential settings. She works extensively with families, schools, and agencies who provide services to adults and children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who display challenging behaviors. Ms. Docter is the Clinical Supervisor for the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network, housed in the Springfield office.

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Jun
20
Wed
ICPN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: Mindfulness at the Movies
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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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, super hero, 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

Jun
27
Wed
Building an IDT: Using Various Skillsets and Team Players to Promote Cohesion (Session 1) @ Trinity Services
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Building an IDT: Using Various Skillsets and Team Players to Promote Cohesion (Session 1)

Presented by Amie Burke, BCBA; Mike Jersey, LPC             New Lenox, IL

We all have a unique skill sets to bring to the table. However, often we are not successful as
members of an inter-disciplinary team in both the planning stage as well as when acting in
times of crisis.  We are all faced with challenging cases that often require us to “think
outside the box.”  Amie and Mike have two completely different approaches to treatment,
yet mesh together perfectly, promoting understanding and utilizing each other’s skill set.
During this workshop, Amie and Mike will explain case consultation from the mind of a
behavior analyst as well as a clinician. Their mix of humor and expertise is refreshing and a
great lesson about utilizing the unique skills the staff within your agency currently possess.

2.0 CE’s available to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, APN, RN, and LVN
FREE OF CHARGE

Jul
25
Wed
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence (Springfield, IL) @ Noll Medical Pavilion: McKenzie Conference Center, Suite 2500
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence (Session 1)

Description: Up to 90% of individuals with developmental disabilities are sexually abused at some time. Many of the survivors are not identified and/or do not receive the necessary supports to heal. Disability service professionals play a pivotal role in helping survivors of sexual violence. This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ ability to identify, respond and provide ongoing support to survivors with disabilities.

Participants will:

  • Improve their ability to identify and respond to sexual violence using trauma ­informed strategies.
  • Enhance knowledge about processing styles and methods to engage people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in the recovery process.
  • Increase their comfort and confidence with supporting people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism who experience sexual violence.
  • Practice strategies and tools designed to support survivors with disabilities.
  • 5.0 CE’s – QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LPC, LCPC, RN, APN, LPN, LNHA, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Building an IDT: Using Various Skillsets and Team Players to Promote Cohesion (Session 2) @ RMTD
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Building an IDT: Using Various Skillsets and Team Players to Promote Cohesion (Session 2)

Presented by Amie Burke, BCBA; Mike Jersey, LPC             Rockford, IL

We all have a unique skill sets to bring to the table. However, often we are not successful as
members of an inter-disciplinary team in both the planning stage as well as when acting in
times of crisis.  We are all faced with challenging cases that often require us to “think
outside the box.”  Amie and Mike have two completely different approaches to treatment,
yet mesh together perfectly, promoting understanding and utilizing each other’s skill set.
During this workshop, Amie and Mike will explain case consultation from the mind of a
behavior analyst as well as a clinician. Their mix of humor and expertise is refreshing and a
great lesson about utilizing the unique skills the staff within your agency currently possess.

2.0 CE’s available to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, APN, RN, and LVN
FREE OF CHARGE

Jul
26
Thu
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence (Anna, IL) @ Choate Development Center
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence (Session 2)

Description: Up to 90% of individuals with developmental disabilities are sexually abused at some time. Many of the survivors are not identified and/or do not receive the necessary supports to heal. Disability service professionals play a pivotal role in helping survivors of sexual violence. This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ ability to identify, respond and provide ongoing support to survivors with disabilities.

Participants will:

  • Improve their ability to identify and respond to sexual violence using trauma ­informed strategies.
  • Enhance knowledge about processing styles and methods to engage people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in the recovery process.
  • Increase their comfort and confidence with supporting people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism who experience sexual violence.
  • Practice strategies and tools designed to support survivors with disabilities.
  • 5.0 CE’s – QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LPC, LCPC, RN, APN, LPN, LNHA, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Aug
9
Thu
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence (Rockford, IL) @ RMTD
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

**Lunch will be on your own**

Intended Audience:  psychologists, counselors, social workers, and QIDP staff/supervisors.

5.0 CE’s:

  •  Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  •  Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  •  Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  •  Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
  •  Licensed Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant
  •  Licensed Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant
  •  Licensed Professional Counselor
  •  Licensed Social Worker
  •  Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, & Advanced Practice Nurse
  •  Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals

Description: Up to 90% of individuals with developmental disabilities are sexually abused at some time. Many of the survivors are not identified and/or do not receive the necessary supports to heal. Disability service professionals play a pivotal role in helping survivors of sexual violence. This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ ability to identify, respond and provide ongoing support to survivors with disabilities.

Participants will:

  • Improve their ability to identify and respond to sexual violence using trauma ­informed strategies.
  • Enhance knowledge about processing styles and methods to engage people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in the recovery process.
  • Increase their comfort and confidence with supporting people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism who experience sexual violence.
  • Practice strategies and tools designed to support survivors with disabilities.

Aug
10
Fri
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence (New Lenox, IL) @ Trinity Services
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

**Lunch will be on your own**

Intended Audience:  psychologists, counselors, social workers, and QIDP staff/supervisors.

5.0 CE’s:

  •  Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  •  Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  •  Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  •  Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
  •  Licensed Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant
  •  Licensed Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant
  •  Licensed Professional Counselor
  •  Licensed Social Worker
  •  Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, & Advanced Practice Nurse
  •  Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals

 

Description: Up to 90% of individuals with developmental disabilities are sexually abused at some time. Many of the survivors are not identified and/or do not receive the necessary supports to heal. Disability service professionals play a pivotal role in helping survivors of sexual violence. This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ ability to identify, respond and provide ongoing support to survivors with disabilities.

Participants will:

  • Improve their ability to identify and respond to sexual violence using trauma ­informed strategies.
  • Enhance knowledge about processing styles and methods to engage people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in the recovery process.
  • Increase their comfort and confidence with supporting people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism who experience sexual violence.
  • Practice strategies and tools designed to support survivors with disabilities.

Aug
21
Tue
“Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” (Peoria, IL) @ Peoria Public Library
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

2.0 CE’s Pending DHS Approval: QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, LPC, LCPC, RN

Free of Charge

Sep
12
Wed
EMBRACE, ENJOY & LEARN: How to Effectively Work with Adults who have Been Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (Rockford, IL) @ RMTD
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented By: Michelle Johnson, LSW-ICPN Clinician

Working with persons that are dual diagnosis can be extremely rewarding and gratifying, but it can also be challenging. Adults who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder have a unique skill set we need to embrace and build programming around. Join Michelle as she discusses her experiences, review strategies, and teach skills that staff can help build upon to gain understanding and enhance quality of life for the individuals served.

2.0 Available to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA & RN

FREE OF CHARGE

 

Sep
26
Wed
“Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” (New Lenox, IL) @ Trinity Services
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

2.0 CE’s Pending DHS Approval: QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, LPC, LCPC, RN

Free of Charge

Oct
2
Tue
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Springfield, IL) @ Noll Medical Pavilion
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Springfield, IL) @ Noll Medical Pavilion

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: QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, LPC, LCPC, RN

Oct
12
Fri
AN ABSOLUTE CROWD FAVORITE! Trauma Informed Care: NOW WHAT? (Springfield, IL) @ Illinois Education Association Conference Center
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by Raul Almazar

Ideal, but not a prerequisite for staff who attended “Understanding the effects of trauma in persons with an intellectual/developmental disability”

Now that we have a foundation and understanding on what Trauma Informed Care entails, we are ready for what we call the “NOW WHAT” phase. This workshop is designed to provide idea strategies, and policies that can be implemented at your agency to improve the quality of services we provide to adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, based on Trauma Informed Care.

What is Trauma Informed Care (TIC)?
Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. TIC also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

How can TIC assist when working with adults and children with an intellectual or developmental disability?
Persons with intellectual disabilities are often exposed to trauma during their lifetime. Common exposure is physical, sexual, verbal abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. The impact of violence and trauma varies — some victims may emerge from the experience without major problems, while others may suffer long-term devastating effects. This workshop will focus on types of trauma, how to address trauma, implications of trauma when working with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, recovery, and tools/resources.

About the Presenter:
Raul Almazar, RN, MA has been a member of the disability community for many years. Before becoming a full time TIC consultant at SAMHSA, he served as the Deputy Director for the State of Illinois Division of Mental Health. He has extensive experience in working with youth and adults in institutional and community based programming across many different service systems.

For more information on Trauma Informed Care, visit www.samhsa.gov

Continuing Education:
3.0. CE’s available to: QIDP, LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, LCSW, RN, APN, LPN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Free of charge

 

Oct
16
Tue
General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities @ Friendship Conservatory (Des Plaines, IL)
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities @ Friendship Conservatory (Des Plaines, IL)

ICPN Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday October 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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.

Friendship Conservatory
395 W. Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

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

Free of Charge

Oct
18
Thu
CANCELED-Maximizing Reinforcement: How to get the most out of Reinforcement Programs (Anna, IL) @ Choate Mental Health & Development Center
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maximizing Reinforcement: How to get the most out of Reinforcement Programs

Presented by: Mollie Horner-King, BCBA/ICPN Associate Director

Do you often sit around the table and rack your brains in trying to identify motivating items for a person? It is not uncommon for the individuals we support to have a challenging time identifying and expressing their preferences. During this workshop, Mollie Horner- King will not only review tools to assess preferences but will provide strategies to evaluate whether items are truly functioning as reinforcers and are motivating. Mollie will also focus on helping the participants of this workshop maximize the learner’s rate of behavior via effective delivery of the reinforcer.

 

Notice: This Event Has Been Canceled

Nov
8
Thu
EMBRACE, ENJOY & LEARN: How to effectively work with adults who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (Des Plaines, IL) @ Friendship Conservatory
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
EMBRACE, ENJOY & LEARN: How to effectively work with adults who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (Des Plaines, IL) @ Friendship Conservatory

EMBRACE, ENJOY & LEARN: How to effectively work with adults who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

Working with persons that are dual diagnosis can be extremely rewarding and gratifying, but it can also be challenging. Adults who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder have a unique skill set we need to embrace and build programming around. Join Michelle as she discusses her experiences, review strategies, and teach skills that staff can help build upon to gain understanding and enhance the quality of life for the individuals served.

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

Free of Charge

Nov
16
Fri
AN ABSOLUTE CROWD FAVORITE! Trauma Informed Care: NOW WHAT? (Rockford, IL) @ NIU Conference Center
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by Raul Almazar

Ideal, but not a prerequisite for staff who attended “Understanding the effects of trauma in persons with an intellectual/developmental disability”

Now that we have a foundation and understanding on what Trauma Informed Care entails, we are ready for what we call the “NOW WHAT” phase. This workshop is designed to provide idea strategies, and policies that can be implemented at your agency to improve the quality of services we provide to adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, based on Trauma Informed Care.

What is Trauma Informed Care (TIC)?
Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. TIC also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

How can TIC assist when working with adults and children with an intellectual or developmental disability?
Persons with intellectual disabilities are often exposed to trauma during their lifetime. Common exposure is physical, sexual, verbal abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. The impact of violence and trauma varies — some victims may emerge from the experience without major problems, while others may suffer long-term devastating effects. This workshop will focus on types of trauma, how to address trauma, implications of trauma when working with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, recovery, and tools/resources.

About the Presenter:
Raul Almazar, RN, MA has been a member of the disability community for many years. Before becoming a full time TIC consultant at SAMHSA, he served as the Deputy Director for the State of Illinois Division of Mental Health. He has extensive experience in working with youth and adults in institutional and community based programming across many different service systems.

For more information on Trauma Informed Care, visit www.samhsa.gov

Continuing Education:
3.0. CE’s available to: QIDP, LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, LCSW, RN, APN, LPN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Free of charge

 

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Dec
3
Mon
The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (Champaign, IL) @ Champaign Public Library
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Complexity of Working with Persons with Disabilities who Exhibit Self-Injurious Behaviors (Champaign, IL) @ Champaign Public Library

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

Presented by Kim Shontz, LCSW

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

Dec
4
Tue
ICPN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: Mindfulness at the Movies (Springfield, IL) @ Illinois Education Association Conference Center (Springfield, IL)
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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, super hero, 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