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