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, this will only be offered via live webinar effective April 1st. Each month we will have a drawing for one free ticket for a future event based on survey participation.

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

 August 6th “Mary Jane to the principal’s office please!” Substance abuse in our youth and what to do about it.”
Presenter: Himanshu Agrawal, MD 

September 3rd “Your Attention Please…Clearing the Fog on ADHD”
Presenter: Josh Stein, MD

October 7th  “Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Children and Adolescents: DBT Principals, Skills & Techniques in Practice”
Presenter: Lane Pederson, MD

November 5th, Topic TBD.
Presenter: TBD

December 3rd, Topic TBD .
Presenter: Rena Sugarbaker, MD, Sogand Ghassemi, MD, and Lisa Cross, LMFT


Registration is now open for August 6th (Thursday)

“Mary Jane to the principal’s office please!” Substance abuse in our youth and what to do about it.


Himanshu Agrawal, MD

Dr. Himanshu  Agrawal was born in New Delhi, India but spent his childhood living with his family in Bangladesh, London, Moscow, and Nepal.  In searching for a practice location, Dr. Agrawal was particularly interested to find a mental health system that valued psychiatry and the use of medications yet shared his philosophy that medications, while sometimes useful, are most useful when used as one part of an otherwise dynamic treatment plan.

Dr. Agrawal is board-certified in both general psychiatry and the sub specialty of child and adolescent psychiatry.  He maintains a specific interest in psychodynamic approaches.  He also holds specific interest in community psychiatry and is a firm believer in the bio-psycho-social model of mental health.  He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and the Indo-American Psychiatric Association.  Dr. Agrawal has also given many presentations on a wide range of psychiatry and mental health topics.

Description

Examined from the perspective of a child psychiatrist, this interactive presentation will discuss the issue of substance use in our youth, focusing on school population.

Objectives: Upon completion of the activity:

  • To discuss the latest trends in substance use amongst teenagers, including current ‘ street lingo’.
  • To discuss the neurobiology of common substances (including marijuana, stimulant meds, K2, spice etc) and how this may correlate to self-medication.
  • To discuss practical strategies to screen for, and address misuse and diversion of such substances.

Click here to register for LIVE WEBINAR 


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
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.


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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
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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.