PrairieCare Education Series (PES)

2020 PrairieCare Education Series

We now host our events at the PrairieCare Institute located in Uptown Minneapolis and offer a live webinar option. However, in the best interest of health and safety for staff and the community, we are currently only offering live webinar. Each month we will have a drawing for one free ticket for a future event based on survey participation.

Call for Proposals. We are currently seeking proposals for our 2021 series. If you are interested to present or have someone to recommend, contact us at education@prairie-care.com or use the online submission below. Submissions are due by October 15th.

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

Upcoming topics

November 5th  “When talking Isn’t Enough: Body Centered Therapies for Trauma”
Presenter: Libby Bergman, LICSW and Ambryn Melius, LPCC

December 3rd. Our originally scheduled presenters had to cancel and will reschedule for 2021.


Registration is open for November 5th (Thursday)

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

Libby Bergman, LICSW, is co-founder of the Family Enhancement Center and has served as the Executive Director since 2000. Libby has worked with youth and families for over 25 years and is a sought after expert and speaker on the subject of child abuse and neglect. Libby co-chaired the Spiritual Communities Action Team, a state-wide initiative whose goal is to create a standard of Excellence and to engage spiritual leaders from all faith traditions to address the issue of child sexual abuse. Libby was the recipient of the 2011 Children’s Law Center of Minnesota’s Heroes for Children Award. She was honored again in 2013 with the University of Minnesota School of Social Work Alumna of the Year.

Ambryn Melius is a Certified Dance and Movement Therapist as well as an LPCC. She has 10 years of experience working with youth and adults using body based healing strategies. She is currently the Body Based Therapeutic Manager at the Family Enhancement Center where her work focuses on assisting youth who have been victims of trauma.

Description

Trauma changes the brain and movement can heal neural pathways making recovery from trauma possible. The body can be used as a main entry point for accessing and processing trauma as part of the therapeutic process. Increasing a child’s awareness of their emotions through awaking the experience of their physiological state can assist a child to create new neural pathways leading to improved emotional regulation. In addition, the use of creative movement allows youth the freedom to make new discoveries about their patterned responses in relationships and behaviors.

This workshop will offer hands on skill development in the four following areas as part of the treatment of trauma among youth:

  • Enhancing Emotional Regulation
  • Increasing Awareness of Interpersonal and Thematic Issues
  • Developing a Positive Attachment
  • Processing and Resolution of Trauma

Objectives:

  • Participants with know how movement and awareness of interoception can aid in healing trauma and attachment.
  • Participants will know which children are good candidates for movement based therapeutic approaches.
  • Participants will learn 10 specific strategies to integrate movement based activities into the treatment of trauma in children and adolescents.


Previous 2020 Presentations

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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials (Link will be added November 5th)
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 Presentations

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.
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 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.