Education & Professional Development at PrairieCare

PrairieCare Education Series (PES)

PrairieCare Education Series (PES) is a monthly educational webinar open to the public and external clinicians to provide attendees with information primarily related to psychiatric issues in adults, children and adolescents. The topics chosen are those related to issues & diagnoses that are frequently treated through PrairieCare’s programs and/or for which we have received requests at conferences, seminars, and our previous years PES. Our monthly series is currently offered as live webinars hosted using Zoom. Our events are typically held the first Thursday each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Approved for 3.0 (Three) Continuing Education Units by Minnesota Board of: Behavioral Health & Therapy (LPC/LPCC, LADC), Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work. Cost is $30.

In case you are not able to attend the live webinar, we do record each month. For those who purchase and register prior to the event, they will receive access to the recording for approximately 30 days via the password-protected posted resources.

Upcoming 2022 Presentations

July

9:00am – 12:00pm
Melissa Quam, MA, LMFT
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Bio: As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Melissa has been providing therapy to children, adolescents, and their families since 2008. Her entire life, people have confided in her and through those experiences she has learned that helping people is part of who she is. Prior to PrairieCare, Melissa worked as an outpatient therapist as well as Clinical Therapist at a residential treatment center. She has advanced training and/or certification in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Permanency and Adoption Competency, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and Board Approved Clinical Supervision with the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy and the MN Board of Behavioral Health and therapy.

Melissa joined the team at PrairieCare to create an adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment track that would better serve the needs of the clients she was seeing in an outpatient setting, as an alternative to, or step down from, psychiatric hospitalization. Often people are struggling and need more intensive support, and she wanted to be part of providing more intensive options in our community. Aside from working individually with adolescents, she has special interest in helping parents and/or family systems improve their abilities to care for one another and meet the needs of the family system. She enjoys doing family therapy and/or teaching parent skills groups to help the caregivers involved with the adolescent feel more equipped to support the child they are bringing to my office. She believes that we are all doing the best we can with the tools we have, and hopes to help people have more tools that they feel capable using on a daily basis to maintain progress and create improvement in their lives.

Description: What if the largest public health discovery of our time is about the smallest of us? This course will share with you findings from the Adverse Childhood Experience Study… We’ll call it “the ACE Study”.  The ACE Study confirms, with scientific evidence, that adversity early in life increases physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life.  The ACE Study is the largest study of its kind, with over 17,000 participants.  It was developed and co-sponsored by Kaiser Permanente (managed care consortium) of San Diego, California, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia in the early ‘90s.  Dr. Vincent Felitti and Dr. Rob Anda are the co-principal investigators of the ACE Study.  Dr. Anda, who designed the ACE Study while he was working as a Senior Scientist at the CDC, reviewed and approved all the information from the study that I’ll report to you during this course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge about brain development and how the human central nervous system connects us to ourselves, to other people, and to the world around us.
  • The impact of our biology and lived experiences colliding with societal expectations.
  • How many forms of childhood adversity impact numerous public health issues. Review of the data and ACE attributable problems.
  • How we, as professionals, community members, family members, and individuals can, through our collective knowledge and action, shift the dynamics within our own families, communities and society that lead to high ACE scores.

August

9:00am – 12:00pm
Charlene Myklebust, PsyD

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Bio: Dr. Charlene Myklebust, Psy.D. is President and Educational Leadership Consultant with EQ Learn, LLC, a division of Stone Arch Learning, LLC. She was a regular and special education teacher, public school administrator, mental and chemical health provider, and Executive Director of Mental Health and Partnerships in Intermediate District 287. Char co-authored the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) teacher training series, “Early Warning Signs of Children’s Mental Health Disorders.” She was recognized for “Outstanding Service” by the the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) and received the “Educator of the Year” award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-MN). As a Hawn Foundation consultant and regional director, she helped to author Mind UP, a mindfulness curriculum for children and adolescents published by Scholastic. Char co-facilitated a school administration professional development series called, “A Better Way,” designed to reduce exclusionary practices that result in the suspension and exclusion of a disproportionate number of students of color and those with disabilities.  She currently coordinates a grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services called “The Minnesota School-based Diversion Model for Students with Co-occurring Disorders.” This program is designed to dramatically reduce the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon. Dr. Myklebust, on behalf of MACMH and MDE, developed a tiered intervention model for supporting youth with mental health disorders in the schools. She speaks at local and national conferences about topics related to children’s mental health; brain development; trauma; adverse childhood experiences; restorative justice and practices; social emotional learning; and alternatives to incarceration and punishment..

Description: Dr. Myklebust will share recent findings about how COVID-19 has had its psychological impact exacerbated with media coverage of racist attitudes and acts, polarized political discussions, and an increase in diagnosed mental health disorders, including suicidality. She will share coping strategies; particularly why mindfulness, cultural competence, cultivating optimism, practicing movement, and developing attunement (positive reactivity towards others), are all essential for strengthening relationships and promoting healing. When mental health and health professionals, teachers, and families engage in active collaboration and partnerships, resilience is strengthened, social and emotional skills are nurtured, and the healing process begins..

Learning Objectives:

  • How COVID has impacted the mental health of children and adults
  • The disparate impact on people of color and the LGBTQIA population
  • The exacerbation of the impact of COVID by media exposure to polarized politics and racially motivated violence
  • Effective strategies to build resilience and engage in self care

Previous 2022 Presentation Resources for Registered Attendees

“Gender Identity: Advanced Clinical Skills”

Janet Bystrom Micek, LICSW

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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 6.2.22

Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

“Ethics & Updates – 2022”

Gary R. Schoener, M.Eq., LP

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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 5.5.22

Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

Trauma and Attachment: How Relationships Create “Matter” that Matters

Judy Hoy, LICSW, DSW

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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 4.7.2022

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“Centering Latinx Experiences in Clinical Services”

Elizabeth Franklin, Brenna Batres, and Cecilia Organista Villaseñor
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 3.7.2022
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“Using Cultural Intelligence to Advance Treatment in the African American Community
Brandon Jones, MA
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 2.3.2022
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“What is Psychodrama and its Application to Psychotherapy Practice
Mary Anna Palmer, LICSW, LMFT, TEP
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 1.6.2022
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Previous 2021 Presentation Resources for Registered Attendees

November

“Minnesota Nice and Race Relations
Yasmine Moideen, PhD, LP
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 11.4.2021
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September

“Your Attention Please…Clearing the Fog on ADHD
Joshua Stein, MD
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 9.2.2021
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

August

“ACEs In The Era of COVID And Racial – Historical Trauma
Charlene Myklebust, PsyD and Danny Porter MSW, LICSW
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 8.5.2021
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July

“Dismantling Systems of Harm: Racial Trauma in the Classroom and in the Clinic
Asfia Qaadir, DO
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June

“Safe Zone: How to Provide LGBTQ+ Affirming Care
Jeni Kolstad. LICSW
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 6.24.2021
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May

“Trauma Transformed Through Art and Narrative
Rebecca Anderson, Aidan Anderson and Carol Allesee
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April

“Trauma Informed Community: Restoring Safety, Balance and Hope
Judy Hoy, LICSW, DSW
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March

“Practicing Mental Health Care at the Nexus of Social Identity and Culture
Omkar Sawardekar, MSW, LICSW
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February

“Sensory Processing and Mental Health: The Role of Occupational Therapy 
Angie Ellingson, OTR/L and Celia Holec, OTR/L
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January

“How to Interpret and Utilize Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents
Katherine Quie PhD., L.P.
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Previous 2020 Presentation Resources for Registered Attendees

January

“Meeting in the Intersection: Expressions of Spirituality in Psychotherapy. Exploration of a Transpersonal Perspective.
Lora Matz, LICSW
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 1.8.2020
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February

“Adolescent Substance Use and Harm Reduction”
Sara Polley, MD
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March

“Teens, Technology and Mental Health”
Erin Walsh, MA
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April

“Grief and Loss in a Time of Pandemic: Searching for a Way In”
Asfia Qaadir, DO, PrairieCAre
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May

Maximizing the Capacity to Grow and Thrive in Challenging Times”
Lora Matz, LICSW
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June

Ambiguous Loss and Family Experience of Mental Illness”
Anna Bohlinger, PhD, LMFT
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 6.11.2020.
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July

Getting to the Heart of it. Engaging the “Push-Pull” in Teens with Developmental Trauma to Build Attachment”
Krista Neslon, M.A., LICS, LMFT, Approved Consultant-EMDR
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August

“Mary Jane to the principal’s office please!” Substance abuse in our youth and what to do about it.”
Presenter: Himanshu Agrawal, MD
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September

“Your Attention Please….Clearing the Fog ADHD”
Josh Stein, MD
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 9.3.2020.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

October

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Children and Adolescents: DBT Principals, Skills & Techniques in Practice
Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP
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November

When Talking Isn’t Enough: Body Centered Therapies for Trauma
Libby Bergman, LICSW and Ambryn Melius, LPCC

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