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 for February and March

Angie Ellingson is the Lead Therapist at Family Achievement Center in our pediatric therapy clinic in Bloomington. She graduated from the U of M with a Master’s in OT in 2005 and have been working in peds for 15 years.  Certified Mad2Glad Parent Coach since 2017.  13 years at The Therapy Place (now Family Achievement Center).  Experience/Training in sensory processing, Integrated Listening System, Therapeutic Listening, Safe & Sound Protocol, SOS approach to feeding, Responsive Feeding Approach, Kawar Spin Protocol, Masgutova Reflex Integration, Parent Coaching, and many self regulation programs and social thinking curriculums such Zones of Regulation, How Does Your Engine Run, 5 Point Scale, Super Flex, etc.

Celia Holec is the lead OT at Family Achievement Center, in our pediatric therapy clinic in Woodbury. She graduated with her Masters in OT from St Kates in 2011, She has worked at FAC for 9 years.  She has training in various auditory programs including Integrated Listening System, Safe and Sound Protocol, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, Sensory Integration, Trauma Informed Practice, Beckman Oral Motor and many Self Regulation and Social Thinking Curriculums such as Zones of Regulation, How Does Your Engine Run, 5 Point Scale, Super Flex, etc.

Description: This presentation will educate providers on the role of occupational therapy in a pediatric mental health setting and the ways in which sensory processing may be impacting mental health.  We will highlight how mental health providers and occupational therapists can work together to address their clients’ needs.  Topics covered include sensory processing, features of sensory processing dysfunction and what to look for, when and how to refer a client for an occupational therapy evaluation, and what evaluation and treatment could look like in this setting.

Objectives:

  • Describe occupational therapy and skill areas occupational therapists address.
  • Identify the 7 sensory systems and basic features of sensory defensiveness and sensory seeking.
  • Identify how sensory processing may impact individuals with mental health diagnoses
  • Identify the role of occupational therapy in a mental health setting
  • Identify the features of an appropriate referral for occupational therapy evaluation
  • Describe the process of an occupational therapy referral, evaluation, treatment, and home programming.

February 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.)

Omkar Sawardekar, MSW, LICSW, is a Clinical Diversity & Inclusion Specialist and an Organizational Change Consultant who has worked in a range of clinical settings with a diverse range of clients in the context of demographic and acuity levels and is experienced as an individual, group, and family Therapist. Omkar has a background in technology, business, fundraising, and non-profit work. Driven by the tenets that relationships rooted in community are central to individual and societal healing and that the best healing practices grow from interdisciplinary methodologies, Omkar is committed to collaboratively developing tools that promote culturally responsive care. Throughout his work with individuals, families, and systems, Omkar is drawn to collaboratively addressing complex individual, cultural and systemic challenges.

Description: How do we practice mental health care while engaging the complexity of our client’s social identities? How do we work effectively across identities while skillfully navigating the complexity of our systems? What is the role of shame in trauma and healing? How do we effectively engage anger, rage, and grief in our clients? What cultural values are at play within ourselves and our clients and how do we attune to and engage these values to create healing relationships. How do we do all of this sustainably?

In this course, we will be exploring the implications of social identity (race, class, gender, gender identity, sexuality, age, etc.) on mental health. Additionally, we will explore the critical need to identify and attune to cultural values present within our clients, our systems, and ourselves. We will examine the use of integrating approaches from fields such as psychology, sociology, and anthropology as a clinical practice/tool that honors the impact of one’s identities and culture on their mental health and trauma. This session will introduce participants to specific tools and frameworks through which they can evaluate their own practice and their client relationships, so as to ultimately serve our clients and communities most capably.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore frameworks to conceptualize and navigate the rich and complex intersections of mental health, trauma, social identity, and culture.
  • Conceptualize cases more holistically so as to best engage clients through a culturally responsive approach.
  • Practice clinical care interventions based in mindfulness and embodiment approaches towards sustainable outcomes for clients, providers, and systems.

March 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

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.
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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
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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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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.