Pharmacology in the Elderly Patient

Pharmacology in the Elderly Patient Online Course presented by Douglas M. 'Monty' Yoder , PharmD, BCPS Objectives: Discuss key issues in geriatric pharmacology Describe the effect of age on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics Discuss risk factors for adverse drug events and ways to mitigate them Integrate the principles of drug prescribing for older patients
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Having "The Talk": Strategies for Addressing Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families

Learning Objective: Review the benefits of good communication. How to approach talking about serious news. Transitioning to end-of-life conversations and talking about dying.
Contemporary Forums

Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development

This course explores contemporary best practice and perspectives on early childhood development. Content includes patterns and sequences of typical development for children from birth to six years. Emphasis is on individual differences, cultural influences, and the impact of developmental delay and disability during infancy, toddlerhood, and the preschool years. Discussion will also include instructional technology (IT) and assistive technology (AT) applications for this population.
VESi

Early Childhood: Program Planning

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate programs for young children from birth through age eight. In this course you will learn what is meant by curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and program planning as these terms apply to early childhood education. We will discuss several historical perspectives and theories on child development and examine best practice for early childhood education. We will also examine key concepts a...
VESi

Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment

This course explores observation and assessment instruments, as well as recommended practices and available resources for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Content includes an emphasis on observing young children and assessing their early childhood learning environments.
VESi

Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on serving the needs of young children and their families. In this course you will learn what is meant by family-centered services as it applies to diverse systems of care, gain an understanding of family diversity, and explore the major stress factors facing families today. We will discuss the theoretical basis for family-centered services, as well as reflect on current research and best practice. Family-Centered Services will also examine...
VESi

Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse

This course is designed to help the learner gain a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in the classroom. It provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing either through their own substance use or as a result of the substance use of persons close to them and provides a basic historical perspective of substance use along with the biological, psychological, and social factors that comprise the disease of addiction. Upon co...
VESi

Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children

Designed to help the learner identify and effectively teach students affected by child abuse and/or neglect, this course covers how to recognize the signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and physical and emotional neglect in students. It also discusses the specific factors that exist in families who abuse or neglect their children. A major emphasis in this course is on helping the participant understand the special learning needs of abused or neglected children and how to meet those ...
VESi

Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior

This course is designed to give the learner a new perspective on student behavior and effective tools to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course provides a developmental framework to help the learner understand what students are trying to communicate through the "language" of their behavior. Topics covered include behavioral techniques and intervention strategies that remediate disruptive behaviors, reduce power struggles while increasing classroom cont...
VESi

Autism & Asperger's Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies

This course describes Autism and Asperger's Disorder, including characteristics of these disorders, associated learning styles, communication weaknesses, and various intervention strategies. The course helps the learner understand why individuals with Autism spectrum disorders behave the way they do, and what you can do to enhance more appropriate behavior. This course also lists resources for educators, related service personnel, and parents who want more help or information on Autism and Asp...
VESi

Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching

This course will help the learner achieve a better understanding of ADD and intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course covers the history of the disorder, accepted methods to assess and identify students with the disorder, and various methods, medications, and strategies that are currently used to treat it. For situations in which services beyond what can be provided in the classroom are required, the referral process for getting...
VESi

Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents

Geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologists, counselors) serving children and youths presenting behavior problems in the school or community, this course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric “social skills”) with an emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior. Since previous knowledge and understanding of traditional behavio...
VESi

Breastfeeding in Rhode Island: Victories, Challenges, and Opportunities

This one-hour session is part of the Public Health Grand Rounds Series, a collaboration between the RI Department of Health and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The presentation will begin with a brief review of the history of successful breastfeeding initiatives in the state of RI over the past decade. The talk will then highlight current clinical recommendations and best health care system practices with respect to infant feeding. The session will conclude with upcomin...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

MyCred Presentation Portfolios for Healthcare Professionals

MyCred Portfolios are electronic credential and achievement presentation portfolios designed to store and present an individual’s educational, professional, and experiential accomplishments. MyCred Portfolios serve to educate, influence, and inspire an individual’s viewing audience leading to stronger professional relationships and positive outcomes. MyCred Portfolios offer the flexibility, scalability, and portability to support an individual throughout their continuum of education ...
MyCred.com

10 Ways Practitioners Can Avoid Frequent Ethical Pitfalls.

Boost your ethical know-how with practical tips on avoiding common ethical quandaries. The article points out that the best defense against an ethical problems is a good offense. By looking out for foreseeable conflicts and discussing them frankly with colleagues and clients, practitioners can avoid the misunderstandings, hurt feelings and sticky situations that lead to hearings before ethics boards, lawsuits, loss of license or professional membership, or even more dire consequences. The arti...
CE-credit.com

Download the Preceptor Development - Continuing Education & Training Mobile App!

The following Mobile App is an aggregation of continuing education programs tailored to developing preceptor skills. The programs listed within the app are offered by a multitude of companies and organizations. The App is sponsored by CORE ELMS (RXpreceptor) - experiential learning management system.
CareerTapp

School Administrator Training (on CORE ELMS / RXpreceptor software) for Internship, Externship, and Experiential Education Departments of Participating Colleges and Universities

In depth, hands on training of all aspects and modules found within the RXpreceptor ELMS (Experiential Learning Management System) software. After completion of this training, school administrator will be able to fully set up and utilize the school’s RXpreceptor account, as well as train students and preceptors on account utilization. Covered topics include: * **Initial Account Setup** * System Configuration * System Flags and Options * Program Customization * Branding Incorporati...
CORE ELMS - Experiential Learning Management System (ELMS)

FREE Obesity CE / CME Mobile App Download

More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Weight management related conditions include heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Find related CE / CME courses through this app. Download the FREE mobile app onto your mobile device by visiting www.CareerTapp.com.
CareerTapp

FREE Florida CE / CME Seminar Mobile App Download

Florida offers great healthcare continuing education for physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, etc. Find a conference/seminar of your interest. Use this app to keep you in the loop! Download the FREE mobile app onto your mobile device by visiting www.CareerTapp.com.
CareerTapp

FREE California CE / CME Seminar Mobile App Download

"Eureka...I have found it!"-once referred to the discovery of gold in California. Now, use the state motto for the discovery of continuing education. Find LIVE year-round conferences, seminars in CA! Download the FREE mobile app onto your mobile device by visiting www.CareerTapp.com.
CareerTapp

Reiki Level Three - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

This online home study course, Usui Method of Reiki Level Three, provides information regarding the Reiki principles, the meaning of Reiki, Reiki session description, benefits of Reiki, Reiki meditations, the Reiki kanji (a pictograph), the seven Reiki symbols in the Usui Reiki system, sequence for a Reiki session (for others), sequence for a Reiki session (for yourself), information regarding teaching Reiki, and a list of Reiki resources for advanced study. Helpful practice building sugge...
Ariana Institute

Keeping Up in Grief: A Vital Component in Self Care

About the Webinar Field leaders maintain that keeping up with the newest information in one's field is vital to effective practice. However, researchers and educators often become so focused on a small part of the field, they lose sight of what is happening in the larger arena of bereavement care. Overworked professionals with ever-expanding caseloads rarely feel they have the time for professional reading, attending seminars, and talking with colleagues about cases and new "best practices....
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Keeping Up in Grief: A Vital Component in Self Care (LIVE)

About the Webinar Field leaders maintain that keeping up with the newest information in one's field is vital to effective practice. However, researchers and educators often become so focused on a small part of the field, they lose sight of what is happening in the larger arena of bereavement care. Overworked professionals with ever-expanding caseloads rarely feel they have the time for professional reading, attending seminars, and talking with colleagues about cases and new "best practices....
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Therapy Tidbits May/June 2016

This course is comprised of select articles from the May/June 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: CMS Wrongfully Denying PQRS Incentives Psychology Lags in Helping Impaired Colleagues Disclosures for Forensic Evaluations Reimbursement Diagnoses May Be Co-Morbid Crossing the Mental Health Court Ch...
Professional Development Resources

Cannabis and PTSD: Existing Evidence and Clinical Considerations

Description Dr. Bonn-Miller will provide an overview of cannabis, including associated consequences and benefits stemming from its use. He will then summarize epidemiological data, particularly from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), related to recent and emerging trends in cannabis use/disorders, including among veterans with PTSD. Limitations of epidemiological tracking will be discussed and methods for improving cannabis use/disorder identification will be provided. Following, Dr. Bo...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Cannabis and PTSD: Existing Evidence and Clinical Considerations (LIVE)

Description Dr. Bonn-Miller will provide an overview of cannabis, including associated consequences and benefits stemming from its use. He will then summarize epidemiological data, particularly from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), related to recent and emerging trends in cannabis use/disorders, including among veterans with PTSD. Limitations of epidemiological tracking will be discussed and methods for improving cannabis use/disorder identification will be provided. Following, Dr. Bo...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Loss Upon Loss: Caregivers, Dying Persons and the End of Life

About the Webinar There are layers of progressive losses facing persons at the end of life and their caregivers. This presentation will explore the impact and losses caregiving and the end of life generate. The end of life presents great challenges and also opportunities for meaning creation. Perhaps the most important dimensions involved for caregivers and persons at the end of life center around their ways of coping and the ways they are able to access and utilize meaningful support. ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Loss Upon Loss: Caregivers, Dying Persons and the End of Life (LIVE)

About the Webinar There are layers of progressive losses facing persons at the end of life and their caregivers. This presentation will explore the impact and losses caregiving and the end of life generate. The end of life presents great challenges and also opportunities for meaning creation. Perhaps the most important dimensions involved for caregivers and persons at the end of life center around their ways of coping and the ways they are able to access and utilize meaningful support. ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

E-Therapy: Ethics & Best Practices

E-Therapy: Ethics & Best Practices is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the advantages, risks, technical issues, legalities and ethics of providing therapy online. E-therapy can be used to address age-old problems, such as how to reach out to those who might not otherwise avail themselves of psychotherapy services even though they are in acute need. At the same time, it is clear that many providers have embraced the new technologies without a firm grasp on the new ...
Professional Development Resources

Pennsylvania: Child Abuse, Recognition, and Reporting for Mandated Reporters

This course is approved by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Pennsylvania Department of State. It fulfills the 3-unit requirement for training in child abuse recognition and reporting for mandated reporters. PA CE Provider #CACE000044. Program #CAPR000042. This online course is for healthcare providers and other professionals in Pennsylvania who are mandated to report suspected child abuse. It begins with historical information about child abuse recognition in the United S...
ATrain Education Inc.

Life After Trauma: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Revitalize Interrupted Lives (LIVE)

Description The concept of emotional avoidance offers organization to the functional analysis of trauma-related problems and lends coherence to understanding the sequalae of trauma (Walser & Hayes, 2006). Many individuals who have been diagnosed with PTSD are struggling with traumatic memories, painful feelings and unwanted thoughts and they take great efforts to avoid these private experiences. The avoidance or control of private negatively evaluated internal experience, understandably, ofte...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Life After Trauma: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Revitalize Interrupted Lives

Description The concept of emotional avoidance offers organization to the functional analysis of trauma-related problems and lends coherence to understanding the sequalae of trauma (Walser & Hayes, 2006). Many individuals who have been diagnosed with PTSD are struggling with traumatic memories, painful feelings and unwanted thoughts and they take great efforts to avoid these private experiences. The avoidance or control of private negatively evaluated internal experience, understandably, ofte...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and Counseling in the Digital Age Alaskan Cruise

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to: Boundaries in Psychotherapy, Psychiatry & Counseling: •Define boundary crossings and boundary violations in psychiatry, psychotherapy, social work, and counseling. •Differentiate between boundary crossings and boundary violations •Discuss the different boundaries in therapy, such as gifts, self-disclosure, non-sexual touch, home visit, home base therapy, therapy outside the office, language, etc. •Report how enf...
Continuing Education, Inc

Women of Resilience

Join Women of Resilience as we explore both historic and current cases studies. Focusing on women, their history and how resilience manifested in their lives. How they modeled resilience will affirm, inspire and empower the health care clinicians who attend and how they can apply it to clinical practice.
Women of Resilience

The Top 10 Mistakes Made in Treating the Bereaved: What They Are and How to Avoid Them

About the Webinar As the knowledge base of thanatology expands through integration with other social and physical sciences, there is much that directly impacts our clinical work with the bereaved. The purpose of this practice-oriented workshop is to draw upon clinical and empirical literatures, along with the presenter’s decades of professional experience, to identify what she perceives as the most prevalent and problematic mistakes that occur in treatment of bereaved persons. The focus i...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Top 10 Mistakes Made in Treating the Bereaved: What They Are and How to Avoid Them (LIVE)

About the Webinar As the knowledge base of thanatology expands through integration with other social and physical sciences, there is much that directly impacts our clinical work with the bereaved. The purpose of this practice-oriented workshop is to draw upon clinical and empirical literatures, along with the presenter’s decades of professional experience, to identify what she perceives as the most prevalent and problematic mistakes that occur in treatment of bereaved persons. The focus i...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Helping Children Grieve: Bereavement Camps and More

About the Webinar Grief counseling with children shares similarities with other counseling topics and techniques, yet also shares unique challenges as well; some of which are common misconceptions about the grief of children and contextual attitudes which may include mistaken notions that the topic of grief is best left unaddressed. Successfully working with bereaved children is both personally gratifying and has the potential to be of lifelong benefit for the bereaved. Unique features of gri...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Therapy Tidbits - March/April 2016

This course is comprised of select articles from the March/April 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Depression Screenings Urged During and After Pregnancy, ACA Constantly Changing, Social Media and Ethics: Self-Reflection in Context of Technology, RxP Battle May Not Be Worth the Cost, Psychologists Mus...
Professional Development Resources

Death, Dying and Bereavement: Multicultural Competence in Psychotherapy

Are grief and loss a unitary or universal psychological phenomenon which transcends culture? Or are they themselves a product of culture and therefore as variable and diverse as the cultures themselves? Although attachment is universal, there may be a variety of grief reactions that come into play when somebody important to us or our social group dies (Klass, 2000). The purpose of this talk is to provide an evidence-based analysis of how mental health service providers may unintentionally inte...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

We Don't Know Death: 7 Assumptions We Make About Dying

Prior experiences with death can lead us to believe that we know what to expect the next time we encounter a dying individual. However, for hospice staff, this “knowing” can lead to inappropriate conclusions. This presentation will explore assumptions professionals often make regarding the dying process. We will review the types of situations in which we may romanticize dying. The presenter will share how dying individuals can surprise us and act in ways that we might not have anticipated....
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy: Theory, Practice and Promise

This presentation describes Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy (MCGT), a new and innovative 16-session intervention for bereaved parents exhibiting elevated prolonged grief symptoms. We will describe the development of MCGT, which was adapted from Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy using feedback from bereaved parents and grief specialists, and its underlying theoretical model and session content. Preliminary results from an open trial of MCGT designed to further refine the intervention and to assess ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Internal Worlds of Grieving Families

Grief is a family affair. When a family member dies, most if not all of what goes on inside the family changes. There is an empty place at the table and an empty space on the family tree. Someone other than Grandpa must carve the Thanksgiving turkey. Someone other than Grandma must keep track of family birthdays. Family structure is changed, and patterns of behavior must morph. Coalitions and alliances between and among family members are disturbed causing some members to experience more pain ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Grief & Developmental Disabilities

The community of the developmentally disabled (DD) comprises an under-recognized minority, and these individuals frequently endure a uniquely disenfranchised grief experience. It is important to recognize the special considerations for our clients, for instance, when the individual does not have the expressive language adequate to communicate their grief and subsequently compensates through behavior. Additionally, when the client with DD is the deceased, there may be special considerations of ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Cultural Grief Factors and Access to Care: A Model of Community Support

This presentation will explore a unique region that reflects a mix of cultures (Hispanic, African American, Haitian, Jewish). Experience with this community will guide discussion of cultural influence, mourning rituals, openness/resistance, and barriers to accessing grief support. The presentation will highlight one community-based model that has been successful in addressing the needs of bereaved children and families in a multi-cultural region. Attendees will gain understanding of multi-cult...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

How New Insights About the Brain Are Helping Us Understand Bereavement

Research on factors that contribute to complications in grief has consistently identified the role of insecure attachment in problematic grief. Over the past 20 years, researchers have identified what appears to be a significant underlying variable in this association between attachment and response to loss, namely the capacity for emotion regulation. Findings from neuroscience research will be presented that demonstrate the importance of early care-giving in brain development and the adverse ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Child-griever to First Lady: The Griefs of Lady Bird Johnson

In 1917, as Claudia Taylor placed flowers on her mother’s grave, no one would have predicted that six-year-old would someday be one of Texas’s most successful businesswomen and a future First Lady. Scholars, in studying her White House years, have ignored the impacts of her mother’s death and her father’s dysfunction as a widower with three young children and his serial remarriages. Lady Bird used her parents’ estates to finance Lyndon Johnson’s ambitious political career. She suff...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

An Analysis of Research on Childhood and Adolescent Grief

In 2014, the National Alliance for Grieving Children conducted a research compilation project on issues related to childhood grief. Hundreds of peer-reviewed articles were identified, compiled and analyzed. Information gleaned from these peer-reviewed articles and research has provided further insight into the impact of grief on children and teenagers, and protective factors that contribute to healthy coping. This presentation will present a synopsis of these findings and their implication on ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Teaching about Life and Living in Death and Dying Courses

Many who teach or are enrolled in classes on Death and Dying regularly hear critical remarks about these courses—misrepresentations mostly from individuals who have never attended such courses. This presentation describes what actually is taught in most courses in this field with special attention to lessons about life and living that emerge from courses on Death and Dying. As a result, this presentation rebuts misrepresentations of courses on Death and Dying. Learning Objectives: ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Boy Who Saved Thousands of Lives

Twenty years ago, Reg Green’s seven-year-old son, Nicholas, was shot in a botched carjacking while the family was on vacation in Italy. Reg and his wife, Maggie, donated Nicholas’ organs and corneas, which went to seven very sick Italians, four of them teenagers. In this presentation, Green will describe some key things he has learned while writing books, being interviewed by the media around the world, and making films about the tens of thousands of deaths that occur every year because of...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Best Practices in Suicide Bereavement: A New National Report

The Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention recently completed its work to identify the needs of people exposed to suicide and develop national guidelines for effective suicide postvention. The resulting document offers recommendations for a best-practices approach to postvention infrastructure, resources, services and research. This panel will be the first public presentation of the result of this two-year effort. We summarize evidence for t...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

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