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22ND MENTAL HEALTH SUMMER SYMPOSIUM

July 17 @ 8:00 am - July 19 @ 4:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED, PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST.

July 17th – July 19, 2024 – The Paragon Casino Resort

For hotel accommodations please call 800-642-7777 and use the code PRJ16GR before 6/26/24 to get a reduced rate.  See rates below:

  • South Tower Rooms (all have been recently renovated) – $99.00 per night
  • North Tower Rooms – $129.00 per night
  • Atrium Rooms – $139 per night

These seminars have been designed to help you:

Wednesday, July 17, 2024                      

PANIC DISORDER:  A DEEP AND SAFE DIVE INTO DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT (presenter:  John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration

8:00 am – 10:00 am

List and effectively assess DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria for Panic Disorder and Panic Attack Specifier

Identify and discuss unanticipated, long-term and potentially negative consequences of a Panic Disorder diagnosis

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Use associated features, development and course, diagnostic markers, etc., outlined in DSM-5-TR to facilitate the accurate diagnosis of Panic Disorder

Apply current scientific findings (post DSM) to properly diagnose and plan the treatment of panic disorder

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch on your own


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

RESILIENCE:  I LIKE IT, I LOVE IT, I WANT SOME OF IT!! (presenter:  Courtney Tibbetts, Ph.D.)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Describe resilience and discuss how the concept of resilience has changed and evolved over time.

Explain and discuss research on resilience in children and adults with a focus on determinants of resilience.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Break

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Utilize strategies to help build and enhance resilience in ourselves and our clients.

5:30 pm – Adjournment


Thursday July 18, 2024

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES A “Y” MAKE IN ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT (presenter:  April Gilchrist, LPC-S)

7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Identify and discuss the physiological differences between men and women/boys and girls and their impacts on mental health.

Demonstrate a basic understanding of the psychological theories of gender differences.

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Explain differences between diagnoses and their presentations in women vs. men

Identify and discuss differences in treatment approaches to women and men and their effectiveness.

Assess and explain professional biases held regarding therapy/diagnosis of women and men.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch on your own


Thursday July 18, 2024

EVERYTHING YOU NEVER KNEW YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SLEEP (presenter: Byron Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Describe the scientific understanding of the function of sleep for human health and development

Explain how sleep can impact mental health and physical health across the lifespan

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm- Break

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Discuss behavioral, environmental, and health factors that affect sleep during all developmental stages.

Describe available treatments for sleep disturbances.

5:30 pm – Adjournment


Friday July 19, 2024

RISK ASSESSMENT:  WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED AND ALL WE DON’T KNOW (presenter:  John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Describe the evolution and scope of risk and danger assessment techniques and instruments with an emphasis on predicting future violence.

Discuss and explain why actuarial information is typically more valuable than clinical experience in predicting danger and violence in adolescents and adults.

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Compare various published risk assessment instruments and critique their usefulness, limitations, and appropriateness.

Utilize scientifically sound and proven techniques and tools in order to reliably guide the identification and prevention of future dangerous behavior.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch on your own


Friday, July 19, 2024

INFORMED CONSENT:  ETHICS AND BEST PRACTICES (presenter: Sasha Lambert, Ph.D.)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm               

Examine differing definitions of “consent” with an emphasis on how law and legal precedent have shaped these definitions over time.

Discuss assent and consent over the lifespan, including how these rights can shift or change with time or circumstance.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Describe the mental health professional’s role in obtaining informed consent including examination of how we operationalize “informed” consent.

Using case examples and vignettes, explain the limits of our ability to obtain truly informed consent and best practices for coming as near as possible.

4:30 pm – Adjournment


CE APPROVALS:

Psychologists – Professional Training Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists.  Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Licensed Professional Counselors – approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education activities for National Certified Counselors.  We adhere to the National Board for Certified Counselors Continuing Education Guidelines.

Social Workers – This program has been approved for 16 (clinical) , 4 (general) and 3 (ethical) continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Breakdown of hours:  Panic Disorder (4 clinical), Resilience (4 clinical), What Difference Does a “Y” Make (4 clinical), Sleep Disorders (4 clinical), Risk Assessment(4 general) and Informed Consent: Ethics (3 ethical).

Substance Abuse Counselors  – approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 23 clock hours.

NASP – Professional Training Resources is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists.  Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for the program.

Other Professions – may apply for education credits through their respective boards.  Everyone in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance.

 

Details

Start:
July 17 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 19 @ 4:00 pm

Organizer

Professional Training Resources
Phone
(318) 443-0845
Email
lisa@professionaltrainingresourcesinc.com

Venue

The Paragon Casino Resorts
711 Paragon Place
Marksville, LA 71351 United States
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