From Burnout to Bliss: Recognition and Coping Strategies

Nurse burnout is becoming an increasing problem, especially with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, more nurses are leaving the profession abruptly or suffering mental and physical ailments. The need to educate nurses on how to recognize burnout for proper intervention and treatment is needed for optimal mental, spiritual, and physical health. Participants in this program will be able to define burnout and discuss different types of stressors that contribute to burnout common among nurses and other healthcare professionals. Participants will learn about signs and symptoms of burnout, promoting a healthy workplace setting, the effects of burnout on the body, and symptoms and stages of burnout. Identify individual and organizational prevention strategies and actions for responding to burnout. Applicable for nurses, healthcare leaders, and mental health professionals working in a healthcare setting. Price: 30.00 USD

Clinical Implications of Mandated Reporting

The presentation will provide a brief overview of the role of the Mandated Reporter, and the procedures by which to make a mandated report, per Illinois DCFS regulations. Most clinicians are familiar with these policies, but find the process frustrating, overwhelming, and anxiety-provoking, as it relates to our relationships with our clients. In addition, clinical and ethical challenges exist related to the disproportionality of family of color in the child welfare system (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2016).The clinical implications of working with families throughout this process will be discussed: issues such as when and how to involve caregivers, how to support families during the process, and how to maintain the therapeutic relationship. Also discussed will be ways to differentiate between physical abuse and corporal punishment, in both the legal and clinical context, as well as suggestions for discussing this issue in work with children and families.

Price: 25.00 USD

The Challenging Parent - How to Work in Partnership with Difficult Parents Post-Covid and Beyond

Parents are dealing with a lot right now. If a parent was difficult before Covid, in its aftermath, they may be even more challenging. If you’ve ever had to deal with an over-bearing or difficult parent, this workshop will help you work effectively and efficiently together. The presenter, Jodee Blanco, will provide specific strategies on how to handle the irate, unreasonable, parent who storms into your office, frustrated and unwilling to listen, and begins bullying you or the school. If you're a mental health professional who works in the school system, you know firsthand how difficult it can be to calm that parent down and get them to listen and behave like an adult. How do you communicate with the irrational parent, motivate him/her to work with you in everyone's best interests? What shouldn't you say to an angry, bullying parent and why, and what should you say and do? What are the three tenets of emotional credibility in communication and how do you apply those tenets to successfully win over even the most stubborn, challenging parent, inspire understanding, and most importantly, collaborate on viable solutions that you implement successfully together? JOdee will walk you through step by step how to transform a tense situation with a parent into an opportunity to forge a productive, rewarding partnership that enriches the school, the student, and the student's family.

Price: 25.00 USD

Triage for the Bullied or Troubled Student: Through a Survior's Eye

This course is eligable for 1.5 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs Jodee Blanco, author of the seminal New York Times bestseller, Please Stop Laughing at Me... and multiple other books on bullying, will bring your audience inside the heart and mind of the bullied child, and help them to see the world through their compelling point of view. As the nation’s first survivor turned activist/expert, she will also share some of her most unforgettable experiences working deep inside the trenches of America's schools for over two decades. Jodee provides a rare and illuminating perspective that only someone who was bullied herself and who holds hundreds of bullied students in her arms every day as they pour their hearts out to her, can understand.Highlights of this class include: what you should never say to a bullied child and why; what you should say and do; The Three Tenants of Emotional Credibility in Communication and how to engage each to elicit truth from a student in crisis; how the bully and the victim are flipsides of the same coin and how to identify and assist both; the two types of bullying and why one is innocuous and the other dangerous; the two types of popular students and how to harness their influence to create a more inclusive atmosphere at school; the typical profile of the bullied child; how to intervene with a bullied child one-on-one; how to intervene with a group; why traditional punishment doesn’t always work and how to supplement it with a more intuitive alternative called Compassionate Discipline; how to spot the warning signs a victim may be suicidal or contemplating retaliation; where to turn for support; and how to work in partnership with parents on all sides.

Price: 25.00 USD

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Mental Health Professionals

As mental health professionals, you understand far better than most people do about the effects that harassment can have on individuals. In the aftermath of the Weinstein scandal, various states are requiring mandatory sexual harassment prevention training for licensed mental health professionals as well as for employers, regardless of size. Harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, is illegal regardless of where you are working. You need to be able to define harassment, recognize it, take steps to prevent it, ensure that your employees understand how to report it, and your responsibilities to investigate and remediate. This program will provide instruction on all this and more, mirroring the requirements of Illinois law (the more specific requirements relating to the workplace and the not so specific requirement relating to licensed mental health professionals).
Following the program’s conclusions, participants will receive a copy of the slide materials which were presented, along with a checklist of items that must be included in a sexual harassment prevention policy, and in a training program, to pass muster in Illinois. A sample policy will also be provided.
Price: 25.00 USD

Telehealth 101

This program is sponsored by Tevera. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought telehealth to the forefront as a safe modality for providing ongoing care as agencies, schools, and businesses engage in social distancing to curtail the spread of the virus. Ethical and legal tele-assisted counseling and supervision require specialized skills and knowledge. This presentation will assist mental health professions in developing a transition plan from an on-ground delivery to an online delivery model. During this presentation, the presenters will examine the use of technology in the delivery of tele-assisted counseling and supervision. The presenters will provide an in-depth exploration of the selection, implementation, and evaluation of technology in the delivery of clinical services. The presenters will review guidelines for screening clients and supervisees and demonstrate how to create an effective technology-assisted relationship. Participants will use ethical and legal guidelines to identify potential concerns and develop solutions regarding the use of technology in clinical services. Participants will examine resources for staying current with this rapidly emerging modality.
Price: Free

Ethics in a Changing World

It is important to understand more than the prescribed code of ethics for each profession. A thorough understanding of the history and evolution of ethics puts the need for guidelines and boundaries into perspective. Awareness of the intersection of the law, morality and ethical decision-making is imperative. This workshop will address those considerations and more. It will provide provocative examples of how to use ethics as a personal and professional guide. Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists have one common mandate – to facilitate client wellness. Remaining objective, while displaying empathy can only be accomplished when certain boundaries are in place. This course will assist participants shape boundaries that are comfortable for them. Price: 60.00 USD

Best Practices in Online Pedagogy

On-ground campuses are shifting courses to an online modality to combat the COVID-19 virus spread. Many on-ground faculty have limited to no training or experience in online pedagogy. Online pedagogy is different from on-ground teaching and requires knowledge of technology, course development, online course management, how to create a virtual community, and continuous development.

The presenters have 30 years of combined online teaching experience. The presenters will discuss best practices of online pedagogy, provide concrete examples of potential obstacles and solutions, and share resources. The ultimate goal of the presentation to provide the tools necessary for a smooth transition from on-ground delivery to an online modality.

Price: Free

The Impact Credentialing & Enrollment has on your Revenue Cycle

This presentation will provide training on accurate credentialing and payer enrollment for mental health professionals. The presenter will provide comprehensive review of insurance enrollments and it’s impact on your revenue cycle. During the workshop, attendees will learn how to assess and complete various insurance network applications and their products. Providers will be given instruction on how to create an efficient credentialing/enrollment process. Attendees will understand CAQH, NPPES, I&A, and Medicare portals. Price: 25.00 USD

Coding and Billing for Psychotherapists -Telehealth

This intermediate presentation will provide training on billing insurance companies for psychotherapy services including how to receive payment from commercial payers including for telehealth & video-session services. This presentation will cover CPT codes and modifiers. The presenter will go over current challenges with receiving payments for telehealth and cost sharing waivers during the pandemic. The presenter will provide a comprehensive review of the insurance verification process using the Availity. Find out what to ask when you are calling the insurance plan to verify mental health benefits. Learn about deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance to ensure you are receiving the full contracted fee. Price: 25.00 USD