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
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

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