“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
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