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

February

9:00am – 12:00pm
Brandon Jones, MA
Click HERE to register

Bio: Brandon was appointed Executive Director of the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health in June 2021. In addition, he has a consulting and training background in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Historical and Intergenerational trauma, Social/Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership, and Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Brandon holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a Masters in Community Psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a Masters in Psychotherapy (MFT) from Adler Graduate School. Brandon is also a 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. He lives by the motto of “Live life with Purpose on Purpose.”

Description: This training will explore the link between historical, intergenerational, and current trauma-related issues to African Americans and their communities. Most have had training and learning opportunities in “Cultural Competence,” however, there continue to be struggles and issues finding the best ways to connect and treat our client populations. During this training, participants will work through cultural dynamics and advance the work that we do. Participants will understand the connection between trauma, mental health, and contemporary challenges for African Americans. We will explore their experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may challenge constructive development. We will discuss practical, culturally intelligent, trauma-responsive strategies to keep our work with African Americans moving forward within our society.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to modify their work with African Americans to understand their adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of strategies and approaches that can improve their ability to connect and serve clients with different backgrounds.
  • Participants will identify methods practitioners, providers, educators, and community members can use to build meaningful connections with African Americans.
  • Participants will understand their experience and how to make personal and professional adjustments and adaptability.
  • Participants will understand the importance of incorporating sustainability techniques to maintain a high level of engagement and maintain productivity.

Previous 2021 Presentation Resources for Registered Attendees

November

“Minnesota Nice and Race Relations
Yasmine Moideen, PhD, LP
Click HERE for Presentation Resources
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 11.4.2021
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

September

“Your Attention Please…Clearing the Fog on ADHD
Joshua Stein, MD
Click HERE for Presentation Resources
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
Click HERE for Presentation Resources
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 8.5.2021
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

July

“Dismantling Systems of Harm: Racial Trauma in the Classroom and in the Clinic
Asfia Qaadir, DO
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 7.1.2021
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

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

May

“Trauma Transformed Through Art and Narrative
Rebecca Anderson, Aidan Anderson and Carol Allesee
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 5.6.2021
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

April

“Trauma Informed Community: Restoring Safety, Balance and Hope
Judy Hoy, LICSW, DSW
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 4.1.2021
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

March

“Practicing Mental Health Care at the Nexus of Social Identity and Culture
Omkar Sawardekar, MSW, LICSW
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 3.4.2021
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

February

“Sensory Processing and Mental Health: The Role of Occupational Therapy 
Angie Ellingson, OTR/L and Celia Holec, OTR/L
Click HERE for Presentation Resources
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 2.4.2021
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

January

“How to Interpret and Utilize Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents
Katherine Quie PhD., L.P.
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 1.7.2021
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

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

February

“Adolescent Substance Use and Harm Reduction”
Sara Polley, MD
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 2.13.2020
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

March

“Teens, Technology and Mental Health”
Erin Walsh, MA
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 3.12.2020
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

April

“Grief and Loss in a Time of Pandemic: Searching for a Way In”
Asfia Qaadir, DO, PrairieCAre
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 4.9.2020
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

May

Maximizing the Capacity to Grow and Thrive in Challenging Times”
Lora Matz, LICSW
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 5.7.2020.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

June

Ambiguous Loss and Family Experience of Mental Illness”
Anna Bohlinger, PhD, LMFT
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 6.11.2020.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 7.9.2020.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

August

“Mary Jane to the principal’s office please!” Substance abuse in our youth and what to do about it.”
Presenter: Himanshu Agrawal, MD
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 8.6.2020.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

September

“Your Attention Please….Clearing the Fog ADHD”
Josh Stein, MD
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 10.1.2020.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

November

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

Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 11.5.2020.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.