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Continuing Education Workshop

Major Life Changes

When Change Chooses You: Helping Clients Manage and Adapt to Unanticipated Life Changes

April 9, 2021

Stevens Student Center (SSC) Event Rooms 240–241 and/or live online

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Program Description

Major life changes most often involve varying degrees of stress and this pressure often is exacerbated when change is unanticipated. Predictability helps enable clients to prepare—both mentally and emotionally—for modifications that result from significant life variation. The reality is that change sometimes happens that is both unpredicted and for which clients are not yet prepared to handle. In this context, Dr. Burger relates salient principles that human service providers can utilize in therapy settings that will help equip clients to address such stress. Decision-making strategies, life coping skill development, healthy emotional processing, physical health and lifestyle implications, social support systems, and stress management strategies are examples of psychosocial dynamics shared in the presentation in order to help clients adequately address unexpected and undesired life changes.

Grievance Policy

Cedarville University seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to Dr. Luke Tse, tsel@cedarville.edu, 937-766-3297. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

Cedarville University training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Loren Kuhn, lmkuhn@cedarville.edu, 937-766-4444.

Additional Information

There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

For further information please contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars, 1 (800) 376-3345, CommonwealthSeminars@gmail.com.

Event Information

Who: For Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage, Family Therapists, Psychologists, Nurses and Health Professionals; Beginner Level.
What: Continuing Education Workshop, "When Change Chooses You: Helping Clients Manage and Adapt to Unanticipated Life Changes"
When: April 9, 2021
Where: Stevens Student Center (SSC) Event Rooms 240–241 and/or live online
Cost: $42 (or $79 for both workshops)

Speaker / Keynote

Dr. Amanda Burger, Licensed Psychologist

Amanda J. Burger, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and has practiced clinical health psychology in hospital, education, and private practice settings. Her present position is Psychologist, Specialty Medicine Clinics at MetroHealth.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to :

  • Describe psychological models related to personal constructs, adaptation, and changes.
  • Analyze the role that predictability has in helping clients to prepare for healthy adaptation.
  • Apply three cognitive and behavioral techniques and experimental exercises to help oneself or clients cope with undesirable life change.
  • Analyze and plan for the impact of change in emotional and healthy well-being.
7:30 amCheck in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
Review of the Literature
10:00 am
Break
10:15 am
Strategies to Cope with Unanticipated Change
11:45
Questions and Answers

Program Evaluation

Managing Chronic Pain

Psychological Approaches to Managing Chronic Pain

April 9, 2021

Stevens Student Center (SSC) Event Rooms 240–241 and/or live online

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Program Description

Pain impacts clients at all levels, including physical, emotional, social, and cognitive. Although opioid and other medicinal treatments can be effective for some patients, there are many who do not respond to medications, or who continue to have bothersome residual symptoms or experience significant side effects. Additionally, many clients who experience psychiatric disorders also experience chronic pain as a comorbid condition. This workshop will help participants better understand the bidirectional relationship between pain and emotional symptoms, the impact of pain on the therapeutic process, the importance of collaborating with clients’ physicians, and clinical strategies to help clients manage pain in the counseling setting. Information pertaining to the opioid epidemic will also be reviewed so that clinicians are better prepared to engage their clients’ well-being with respect to potential harms such as addictions to pain medications.

Grievance Policy

Cedarville University seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to Dr. Luke Tse, tsel@cedarville.edu, 937-766-3297. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

Cedarville University training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Loren Kuhn, lmkuhn@cedarville.edu, 937-766-4444.

Additional Information

There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

For further information please contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars, 1 (800) 376-3345, CommonwealthSeminars@gmail.com.

Event Information

Who: For Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage, Family Therapists, Psychologists, Nurses and Health Professionals; Intermediate Level.
What: Continuing Education Workshop, "Psychological Approaches to Managing Chronic Pain"
When: April 9, 2021
Where: Stevens Student Center (SSC) Event Rooms 240–241 and/or live online
Cost: $42 (or $79 for both workshops)

Speaker / Keynote

Dr. Amanda Burger, Licensed Psychologist

Amanda J. Burger, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and has practiced clinical health psychology in hospital, education, and private practice settings. Her present position is Psychologist, Specialty Medicine Clinics at MetroHealth.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe physiological, anatomical, and neuro-functioning as a primer for understanding chronic pain.
  • List empirically supported treatment methods for chronic pain.
  • Demonstrate three cognitive and behavioral techniques and experiential exercises to help oneself or clients cope with chronic pain.
  • Analyze pharmacological treatment for chronic pain, particularly management of opioid treatment.

Schedule

12:15 pmCheck in
1:00 pmReview of the Literature
2:30 pmBreak
2:45 pmStrategies to Cope with Chronic Pain
4:15 pmQuestions and Answers
 Program Evaluation

Continuing Education Credit Information (3 CEs per workshop)

Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists can earn 3 Continuing Professional Education hours per workshop.

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:

Psychologists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses:

As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

It is the participants’ responsibility to check with their respective state boards in order to verify CE requirements for their respective states.

Professional Continuing Education Certificate. No additional Charge.