Ethics and Opioid Conference 2019

This activity will address the ethical use of opioids and treatment of patients.
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Ethics and Opioid Conference 2018

This activity will address the ethical use of opioids and treatment of patients.
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Personality and Temperament: Connecting with Young Clients

Personality and Temperament: Connecting with Young Clients is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that demonstrates how differences in personality and temperament impact how children behave and how adults communicate and connect with them. Understanding differences in temperament and personality among adults and children will ultimately assist us in developing better relationships with our clients and enhancing therapy interventions, plans, and goals. Within the context of ...
Professional Development Resources

11-18 HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that discusses adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection. HIV and AIDS are medical terms that are linked together due to the progressive nature of HIV, with the end result of untreated (or undertreated) HIV becoming AIDS. The virus affects people of all ages, from children born to mothers with HIV, to adolescents, to adults, and elders. People who live with HIV can live almost normal life...
Professional Development Resources

Executive Functioning in Adults

Executive Functioning in Adults is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides strategies to help adults overcome executive functioning deficits. As human beings, we have a built-in capacity to accomplish goals and meet challenges through the use of high-level cognitive functions called “executive functioning” skills. These are the skills that help us to decide which activities and tasks we will pay attention to and which ones we will choose to ignore or postpone....
Professional Development Resources

Grief: The Reaction to Loss

Grief: The Reaction to Loss is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that teaches healthcare professionals how to recognize and respond to grief. Grief is the reaction to loss. People grieve for the loss of someone they love, but they also grieve for the loss of independence, usefulness, cognitive functioning, and physical abilities. Grief is also a lifelong process: a journey rather than a disease that is cured. It changes over time to deal with different kinds of losses. It...
Professional Development Resources

The Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR AN INTEGRATED MODEL OF CARE Mind body approaches such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, cognitive skills, lifestyle interventions and positive psychology now boast an impressive evidence base to support their ability to improve—and in some cases, prevent—stress-related illnesses, ranging from asthma to hypertension, functional bowel diseases and pain syndromes. Whether you are a physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or therapist, mi...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores the stigmas around mental illness and provides effective strategies to overcome them. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines mental illness stigma as “a range of negative attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors about mental and substance use disorders.” Mental health and substance use disorders are prevalent and among the most highly stigmatized...
Professional Development Resources

Motivation: Igniting the Process of Change

Motivation: Igniting the Process of Change is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores the question: how do we tap into, ignite and harness our motivation? We will begin with a discussion about why clinicians need to know this information and how this information can be helpful in working with clients. Next, we will look at the research behind motivation, decipher between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and explore the roots of what keeps us motivated now,...
Professional Development Resources

Florida: Human Trafficking

Human trafficking (human slavery) is not only seen across the world but also in the United States. Healthcare professionals may be the only people that victims have access to who can help them escape the captors and move from victimhood to survivor. This course presents risk factors for becoming a victim as well as ways to identify the person in a clinical setting. All health agencies must train staff how to proceed when trafficking is suspected. Screening and assessment tools are included.
ATrain Education Inc.

Care of American Veterans and Their Families

This course addresses the healthcare challenges of today’s returning Veterans and describes the resources available to them. It explains the importance of screening for military service by health professionals when seeing a patient for the first time. Following a discussion of the health conditions seen in Veterans, it explains the principles of rehabilitation and reintegration that underlie their focused care.
ATrain Education Inc.

Improving Communication with Your Young Clients

Improving Communication with Your Young Clients is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that teaches communication skills for use with young clients and their families. Healthy professional and personal relationships rely heavily on effective and respectful communication skills. Professionals can benefit from enhancing their repertoire of communication techniques to improve the quality of relationships with families and children who have communication skills deficits. The co...
Professional Development Resources

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides the information and techniques needed to begin using the human-animal bond successfully to meet individual therapeutic goals. In Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) the human-animal bond is utilized to help meet therapeutic goals and reach individuals who are otherwise difficult to engage in verbal therapies. AAT is considered an emerging therapy at this time, and more research is needed to determine the...
Professional Development Resources

Selective Mutism: Identification and Treatment

Selective Mutism: Identification and Treatment is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CE) course that discusses the identification and treatment of children who are "selectively mute." It is expected that young children, upon beginning school, will be able to use expressive language to communicate with their teacher and their peers. Negative educational and social outcomes can occur when children lack this essential skill. Children who persistently withhold speech or who fail to spe...
Professional Development Resources

Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Emergent and Urgent Challenges

All of our medical meetings are clinically useful evidence/case-based, guideline-driven, Primary Care content that is immediately applicable to your practice. All of our CME conferences, both live and recorded, can be found at www.AmericanMedicalSeminars.com. AMS CME meetings are held in both Sarasota, Florida and San Diego, CA, and are designed for Primary Care Practitioners in the specialties of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and even Specialists who would like p...
American Medical Seminars

Internal Medicine: A Clinical Update for Both the Inpatient and Outpatient

All of our medical meetings are clinically useful evidence/case-based, guideline-driven, Primary Care content that is immediately applicable to your practice. All of our CME conferences, both live and recorded, can be found at www.AmericanMedicalSeminars.com. AMS CME meetings are held in both Sarasota, Florida and San Diego, CA, and are designed for Primary Care Practitioners in the specialties of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and even Specialists who would like p...
American Medical Seminars

Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice

Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides the foundation for achieving cultural competency and diversity in healthcare settings. Cultural competence, responding to diversity and inclusion, are important practices for healthcare professionals. This course will help you to gain an awareness of bias and provide strategies to adjust your clinical mindset and therapeutic approach to adapt to “the other” – people who differ...
Professional Development Resources

Narcissism & Empathy Deficits

Narcissism & Empathy Deficits is a 2-hour online continuing education course that examines narcissistic personalities and the traits that affect their ability to maintain satisfying personal relationships with others. This course will address key ideas emerging from neuroscience about empathy and empathy deficits, because narcissism is essentially a problem of lack of empathy. Emotional intelligence, heritability, and factors thought to influence the onset of narcissism are also discussed. ...
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Supportive Communication for the Child with Special Needs

Supportive Communication for the Child with Special Needs is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides practical tips for helping parents to communicate with their child who has special needs. Parenting a child with special needs comes with many challenges. Parents are often under pressure, not knowing what to expect or how to react and manage the behaviors their child may present. Children who have supportive and caring parents who understand their needs generally e...
Professional Development Resources

Finding Happiness: Positive Interventions in Therapy

Drawing on the latest research, this course will explore the concept of happiness, from common myths to the overriding factors that directly increase our feelings of contentment. We will start with a discussion on why you, the clinician, need to know about happiness and how this information can help in your work with clients. We will then uncover mistakes we make when trying to attain happiness and look carefully at the actions we take and the beliefs that do not just obfuscate our happiness e...
Professional Development Resources

Zika: The New STI

Beginning in 2016, an epidemic of Zika virus began in Central and South America and rapidly spread to the United States. This module will outline what is currently known about how the Zika virus is spread sexually. The course will cover epidemiology of the Zika virus, known transmission pathways, as well as important counseling messages to enable patients to protect themselves and their children from Zika complications. Target audience: Health Care Professionals who care for persons...
Boston College

Opioid Prescription Principles

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs. Target audience: Course is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants and others—who prescribe opioid medications and who care for patients receiving opioid medications. This course is also relevant for primary care providers who maint...
Boston College

Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers in the United States

Health care professionals work in a unique industry and routinely encounter highly personal and often intense situations that put them at risk of experiencing workplace violence. OSHA determined that serious workplace violence incidents were four times more common in health care from 2002 to 2013. It is crucial for all variations of physician practices, from small to large, to consider the impact of workplace violence and implement policies that reduce the risk of incidents occurring within th...
Massachusetts Medical Society

You've got a job in EI! Now what? - Dr. Kara Medeiros

This course will review the service delivery models prevalent in EI, as well as terminology associated with EI. Family-centered assessment and intervention will be reviewed.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Working with Children with Hearing Impairment - Judith Belk, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, Aud. and Leigh Leslie, MA

School-based speech-language pathologists and their assistants are prime players in managing therapeutic approaches for students diagnosed with unilateral or bilateral hearing loss and/or with auditory processing disorders (APD). While hearing impairment is a long recognized disability area recognized by special education law, auditory processing is not (yet) one of those areas. Technology has provided a changing landscape of possibilities for providing children with hearing loss with opportun...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Nutrition and Depression: Advanced Clinical Concepts

Depression is an increasingly common, complex, inflammatory condition that co-occurs with a host of other conditions. This course will examine how we can combat depression through nutrition, starting with an exploration of the etiology of depression –taking a look at the role of neurotransmitters, the HPA axis and cortisol, gene expression (epigenetics), upregulation and downregulation, and the connections between depression and immunity and depression and obesity.We will then turn our atte...
Professional Development Resources

Treatments for Feeding, Speech & Mouth Functions in Pediatrics - Diane Bahr, MS CCC-SLP CIMI

Early intervention and pediatric treatment are changing. There are not enough resources to serve the numerous children with feeding, speech/communication, and mouth function problems (e.g., those with prematurity, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, other congenital disorders, etc.). Occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, early intervention specialists, dieticians, pediatricians, nurses, and others need detailed information to make appropriate referrals, choose appropriate t...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Treatment for Cognitive Disorders following TBI - Kristen King, PhD, CCC-SLP

In a TBI population, cognitive changes are often the most salient features after traumatic brain injury of any severity, and they typically contribute more to a persisting disability than do physical impairments. These changes may include negative impacts on attention, memory, processing speed, and multiple other aspects of cognition and language. However, the cognitive aspects of brain injury and their impact on language and everyday function are often overlooked for various reasons. This pre...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Treating Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: Beyond the Symptoms - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

This 2-day workshop is an advanced survey course, in orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) for the experienced medical professional whose scope of practice intersects in the orofacial complex. Differential diagnosis and feeding, swallowing, and communication techniques will be featured throughout the workshop that can be incorporated into therapy immediately.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Thinking with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World - Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Most people learn to think with a visual brain but live in an auditory culture. This workshop provides participants with the neuroscience behind how learners become literate through the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT). Participants will be provided with numerous examples of how to use language strategies for increased literacy across ages and populations.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

The Nuts and Bolts of Supervision - Ashley A. Northam, M.S. CCC-SLP

This presentation will cover the gamut of supervision with a variety of individuals including site staff such as EA/IA, classroom based assistants, medical assistants, nursing staff, and levels of student clinicians in addition to other assistants. Best practice suggestions or a collaborative working relationship with different levels of assistants will be discussed. An overview of various state examples of the legally mandated guidelines for supervision of SLPAs, including those that are stud...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Telepractice Made Easy - William Connors, M.A., CCC-SLP, Certified TCC provider

This course will introduce the basics of providing services at a distance using telepractice. Practical skills, techniques, technology, and tools that a therapist can use to most efficiently and effectively use telepractice to treat patients will be discussed. This course will also discuss administrative concerns such as professional, regulatory, and technological information relative to telepractice. Since these issues are changeable and fluid, resources on how to stay up to date will be prov...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Teaching Children To Take Responsibility for Their Schoolwork - Adina Soclof, MS CCC-SLP

Modern children are under a tremendous amount of pressure to succeed at school. Children who are struggling academically are working at a great disadvantage. Clinicians need to learn new techniques that can help support, motivate and encourage these students without enabling them. Clinicians can learn to help children develop academic skills that are self-directed relieving the pressure. Clinicians can offer support and teach these techniques to parent, so that they to can help children develo...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Start Your Own Telepractice, Now! - William Connors, M.A., CCC-SLP, Certified TCC provider

Telepractice, providing treatment and services from a distance, represents a rapidly growing opportunity in the field of rehabilitation. This course will primarily focus on how to start or grow a telepractice. Practical skills, techniques, technology, and tools that a therapist can use to most efficiently and effectively use telepractice to treat patients and expand business will be discussed in detail. The course will demonstrate how to schedule, host, conduct and save notes for a telepract...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Response to Intervention & Multi-tiered Support Systems and the SLP - Lorraine Maida, MS CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can play a number of important roles in using a Tiered Intervention model to identify children with speech and language differences and disabilities and provide needed instruction in general and special education settings. What fundamental shift in thinking needs to occur for SLPs to successfully engage in a three-tiered approach to speech-language and literacy interventions? What needs to change about the way we approach communication deficits and their fun...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Providing Access to Language and Curricular Content with Core Vocabulary - Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP

In this course, participants will learn why the provision and teaching of core vocabulary is a best practice when supporting individuals with complex communication needs. Instruction will be provided on where to find research-based lists of core vocabulary words that can be used to aid in appropriate vocabulary selection. Participants will learn about the principles of an important language teaching model called the Descriptive Teaching model (a method of teaching language within academic co...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Personal Narrative Film: Cog Rehabilitation After TBI - Cheryl Green MS, CCC-SLP

Cognitive rehabilitation addressing the impairment level after brain injury poses a challenge for generalization at the participation level. This presentation offers an example of community-based, self-directed cognitive rehabilitation in a natural setting through creating personal narrative-based films. Film content addresses deficits in context, providing a starting point for context-oriented treatment and a model for multi-faceted social communication intervention.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Pediatric Focus: Approaches to Increasing Capabilities of Individuals with Attention, Auditory Processing and Aspergers Syndrome/Autism Spectrum - Judith Belk, PhD, CCC-SLP, CCC-A

This course will examine the role of some successful approaches to engage and support individuals who struggle to tune in to and process essential auditory and/or visual information and at the same time also tune out background or non-essential details. We will highlight means available to professionals to work with clients who have difficulty in self-regulating attention. There is some new thinking by people with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Aspergers Syndrome issues that helps them understand an...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Oromyofunctional Therapy: Change in Structure - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Children in speech therapy, especially in school environments, often work on the same sound for years when their articulation is actually a symptom of a larger structural or functional issue. Correct differential diagnosis and treatment planning is essential for these children to get the most efficient and effective therapy.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Oromyofunctional Therapy: Change in Structure - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Children in speech therapy, especially in school environments, often work on the same sound for years when their articulation is actually a symptom of a larger structural or functional issue. Correct differential diagnosis and treatment planning is essential for these children to get the most efficient and effective therapy. Major Topics: Basics of Oromyofunctional therapy Lingual rest posture, muscle tone and range of motion Tongue thrust Swallowing saliva, liquids and food Measurin...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Off the Page - Lesson Plan Implementation - Dr. Gale Gorke

This course will explore and demonstrates teaching methods that help create and implement effective lesson plans for students of diverse cultures, socioeconomic conditions, and abilities. It includes a study of how students learn, retain, and apply their knowledge. It teaches concepts that help in building academic skills and student motivation. This course will provide several examples of strategies and techniques that show how to get the learning off the page, into the classroom, inside the ...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Cognitive Impairments - Dr. Robert Winningham

Patients with cognitive impairment often have difficulty with functional activities as well as learning or relearning behaviors in the clinic. Many clients are functioning below their potential, because of fear or other psychological barriers. In addition, depressed, unmotivated, apathetic and/or anxious clients often do not benefit from treatment as much as others. As you know, these patients often pose difficult challenges for therapists. In this exciting and unique 2 day course, we will lea...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

It's a Family Affair: Social Communication in Children with ASD - Amy Donaldson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Improving social communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often the focus of intervention. However, generalization of skills can be a challenge. Recently, two intervention methods for targeting social communication have been found efficacious: peer-mediated intervention and video modeling. At PSU's Speech, Language & Hearing clinic we have been combining these methods to create a 'hybrid' social communication intervention, where the sibling of the child with ASD ...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

iPods, iPads, & iPhones, Oh My! Cognitive Rehab - Dr. Rik Lemoncello

This course is for those professionals working in adult acute and sub-acute rehabilitation settings. (The apps can also apply to those working with preteen/teens in any setting) The course will review accessibility options on an iDevice to support adults with cognitive challenges, describe methods to provide reminders or prompts to adults with memory challenges and describe methods to support attention or executive functioning for adults with cognitive challenges.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

iPad Apps: How to Search, Evaluate and Use in Treatment - Dr. Jessica Fanning, SLP and Mira Shah, MS, CCC-SLP

This 3 hour seminar helps take the guessing out of using iPad apps in treatment. Reviewing apps can be time consuming and confusing. This course will take you through a step-by-step process of critical thinking on how to find and evaluate apps used for treatment. Many apps will be reviewed by therapists who are currently using them effectively in treatment. There will be discussion on the broad and creative application of the apps, their limitations and how this all relates to evidence based p...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Licia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP and Joy L. Moeller, BS, RDH

The speech pathologist will be able to understand what oral myofunctional disorders are and why they are detrimental to patients, the history of the profession, learn an overview of assessment and etiology, what the goals of treatment are, possible members of the team needed to treat the disorders, and view some case studies. It also contains a review of both anatomy and physiology of the orofacial complex is intended to bring all attendees at a common level of knowledge, granted that each pro...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Increasing Capabilities in Adults with Attention, Auditory Processing and Aspergers Syndrome/Autism - Judith Belk, PhD, CCC-SLP, CCC-A

Adults diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder, once they begin on a path to explore how to operate more successfully in this quite noisy, socially competitive world, may be advised to consult clinicians about overly sensitive hearing, difficulty regulating attention, and numerous co-morbid issues, including anxiety, depression, limited goal-setting skills and poor ability to understand social cues. This course will examine a variety of approaches to reducing specific challe...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Finding an Ethical Place to Work - Ashley A. Northam, M.S. CCC-SLP

Professional Responsibility: a. Ethical decision making from a variety of profession standpoints. b. State License Administrative Rules c. Confidentiality d. Competence Ethical Scenarios a. Assessment b. Client Relationships c. Scope of Practice d. Welfare to Clients e. Professional collegial relationships Advocacy and Awareness a. Ethics resources b. Establishing appropriate relationships with clients and co-workers
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Evidence Based Cognitive Communication Treatment-Parkinsons Patients - Aimee Mooney, MS, CCC-SLP

Parkinsons Disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects 1.5 million people with an additional 60,000 new diagnoses made annually. Over 85 percent of the diagnoses are made in individuals over age 50. With the Baby Boomers increasing in age, Speech and Language Pathologists need to be ready to treat this population. The presentation of the disease is individualized and multifaceted, including both motor and non motor symptoms. It is unpredictable and complex, ...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Effectively Using a Multidisciplinary Team - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Many school SLPs and field clinicians may feel cut off from the cleft palate, developmental team, or specialty team. Their client may be of an age where team care or follow up is less frequent. Developing relationships with the team and with local doctors and dentists helps ensure effective and appropriate care at the right time.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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