PrairieCare Education Series (PES)

PrairieCare Education Series

Our monthly series is currently offered as live webinars hosted using Zoom. Our events are typically held the first Thursday each month.

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.

 Upcoming events

Rebecca Anderson is the co-founder and owner of Suicide Survivors’ Club (SSC), a public speaker, suicide loss survivor and the author of Parenting the Suicide Survivors’ Club, one of 5 books in the set titled Suicide Survivors’ Club – A Family’s Journey Through the Death of Their Loved One. The book set was awarded a first-place Midwest Book Award by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association (2017).

Rebecca is also a mother and a medical professional with a BS in Public Health/Sociology, LPN, and LCSW. She lost her husband, Don, an artist, to suicide in 2002. In memory of Don, and as part of her healing process, she produced an art book entitled Intimate Immensities (2008) highlighting his sculptural works.

Aidan Anderson is a suicide loss survivor and public speaker. He has a certificate from NAMI Minnesota’s Connect Survivor Voices Curriculum. The book Aidan in the Suicide Survivors Club book set represents his story as a teen looking back on his life after his dad died by suicide in 2002.  He enjoys speaking at presentations and believes his voice as a suicide loss survivor can offer hope to others.

Carol Allesee – Art Facilitator has over 25 years of experience in designing and implementing expressive arts programming for children and their families who are faced with illness and grief. As the Arts Coordinator at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis-St. Paul since 2011, she coordinates the Arts and Healing Initiative program for patients and families. Carol has worked in both the public and private school systems, as well as many nonprofit agencies that serve children and families in the twin cities area. She has a B.A. in Communications from Indiana University.

Description: An integrated approach to healing using art and storytelling tools created by Suicide Surivors’ Club based on their 5 book series Suicide Survivors’ Club: A Family’s Journey Through the Death of Their Loved One. Participants will learn about the books and how to utilize the Healing After a Suicide Loss – All Ages Workbook + Activity Guide, which includes how to facilitate a Story Portrait™ workshop for loss survivors. Lastly, participants will learn about complicated grief, the warning signs of suicide, and how to use safe messaging with suicide loss survivors. Registrants will receive a digital version of the workbook.

Note: As a special offer, if you are interested in ordering the hardcopy version of Healing After a Suicide Loss: All Ages Workbook + Activity Guide ($20), please go to suicidesurvivorsclub.com  Every order will include the Suicide Survivors’ Club: A Family’s Journey Through the Death of Their Loved One 5-book set at no charge + shipping.

Note: Recommended materials list for the Story Portrait Workshop portion: printing paper, markers, writing utensils, glue stick, scissors, tape, and magazines/graphics you can cut out for your collage/story portrait.

Learning Objectives:

  • How the books serve as the foundational piece for the art/narrative workshop
  • Demonstrate how visual art/narrative helped a family regain its balance after the trauma of losing their loved one to suicide.
  • Validate the ups and downs of how life changes after a suicide death of a family member by offering an example of how one family experienced it and moved forward with their lives.
  • Provide a way for suicide loss survivors to connect with their own story using artistic and narrative processes designed to help facilitate neural integration, a critical process in the resolution of complicated grief.

May Registration Information

After completing your registration and purchase below, look for a confirmation email containing important details; including a required Zoom registration link you must complete to receive webinar access. (Zoom registration completion emails you a unique access link to join the webinar and tracks your attendance time for CEU.)

 


Previous 2021 Presentation Resources for Registered Attendees

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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

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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.


Previous 2019 Presentation Resources for Registered Attendees

January

“Introduction to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs): Helping Moms through the 4th Trimester and Beyond
Sogand Ghassemi, MD, Rena Sugarbaker, MD & Lisa Cross, LMFT
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 1.3.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

February

“Developmentally Appropriate Uses of Media in Early Childhood
Erin Walsh, MA
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 2.14.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

March

“Assessment and Treatment of Self-Injurious Behaviors and Depression in Adolescents
Kathryn Cullen, MD, Michael Miller, Psy.D., Kristina Reigstad, PsyD, LP, & Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, PhD, LP
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 3.7.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

April

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Brent Nelson, MD
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 4.4.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

Village Medicine:  Healing the Individual, the Earth and Medicine Itself
Deena Metzger, PhD
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 4.23.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
with questions or concerns.

May

“Practicing Mental Health Care at the Nexus of Social Identity and Culture”
Jamie Barten, MA, LMFT & Omkar Sawardekar, MSW, LICSW
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 5.2.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.

June

“What doesn’t kill you doesn’t ALWAYS make you stronger…” The Impact of Trauma on Medical Health
Himanshu Agrawal, MD, DF-APA
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 6.6.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.

July

“Adverse Childhood Experiences 2.0- Understanding ACEs: Resiliency focus”
Charlene Myklebust, Psy.D. & Danny Porter M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 7.10.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.

August

“Back to School 2.0: Mental Health Provider Hacks to Increase Family Resilience to Today’s Life Challenges”
Anastasia Sullwold Ristau, PhD, LP
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 8.1.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.

September

“When the Kids are not Alright”
Josh Stein, MD
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 9.12.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.

October

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Children & Adolescents: DBT Principals, Skills & Techniques in Practice”
Lane Pederson, MD
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 10.3.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.