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

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

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