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 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 events

August 5th: ACEs In The Era of COVID And Racial – Historical Trauma

Presenters: Charlene Myklebust, PsyD and Danny Porter MSW, LICSW

BIOs: Dr. Charlene Myklebust, Psy.D. is President and Educational Leadership Consultant with Professional Education Pal, LLC, a staff development company providing on line and in person continuing education opportunities for educators. She was a regular and special education teacher, public school administrator, mental and chemical health provider, and Executive Director of Mental Health and Partnerships in Intermediate District 287. Char co-authored the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) teacher training series, “Early Warning Signs of Children’s Mental Health Disorders.” She was recognized for “Outstanding Service” by the the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) and received the “Educator of the Year” award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-MN). As a Hawn Foundation consultant and regional director, she helped to author Mind UP, a mindfulness curriculum for children and adolescents published by Scholastic. Char co-facilitated a school administration professional development series called, “A Better Way,” designed to reduce exclusionary practices that result in the suspension and exclusion of a disproportionate number of students of color and those with disabilities.  She currently coordinates a grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services called “The Minnesota School-based Diversion Model for Students with Co-occurring Disorders.” This program is designed to dramatically reduce the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon. Dr. Myklebust, on behalf of MACMH and MDE, developed a tiered intervention model for supporting youth with mental health disorders in the schools. She speaks at local and national conferences about topics related to children’s mental health; brain development; trauma; adverse childhood experiences; restorative justice and practices; social emotional learning; and alternatives to incarceration and punishment.

Danny Porter, MSW, LICSW, President, has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in public, residential, hospital, and day treatment programs. He is currently a District School Social Worker for Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916 on special assignment to incorporate mental health initiatives district-wide, along with community partnership and grant initiatives. Additionally, Dan provides Group and Individual Clinical Supervision to Social Workers for the Profession Matrix. He received his B.A. in Social Work and Sociology, his Masters in Clinical Social Work, and has a Director of Special Education License. Porter serves on the Board of Directors for (MSSWA) Minnesota School Social Workers Association and MACMH (Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health) as the Board President. He has presented at numerous conferences throughout Minnesota on topics such as: Supervision and ethics, strategies for supporting youth, promoting self-esteem, and school-based social skills programs. He was an examination item writer for Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and he has been published multiple times in the School Social Work Journal. Porter was named Minnesota School Social Worker of the year in 2012. Dan and his husband Tony are adoptive parents of two amazing boys with special needs.

Description: This presentation will provide a fundamental overview of ACEs and the layered burdens of racial inequality and disparate health care in the era of the Coronavirus.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will become familiarized or re-familiarized with the risk factors associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences.
  • Participants will learn about the triggering of historical trauma that COVID – 19 has exacerbated.
  • Audience members will discuss and reflect upon the impact of racial injustice and white supremacy on communities of color and discuss potential remedies to reduce ACE’s.

 Click HERE to register for August 5th.

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September 2nd: “Your Attention Please…Clearing the Fog on ADHD”

Presenter: Joshua Stein, MD PrairieCare

BIO: Dr. Stein was raised in the Twin Cities area and is lifelong MN sports fan.  After completing his Bachelor’s in science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY he returned to MN to attend University of MN for medical school and once again cheer for the Gophers in person.  In medical school his interest in the field of psychiatry deepened and he went on to complete a General Psychiatry residency and then a Child Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  He has settled in the Twin Cities area in effort to serve the mental health needs of young people and their families.

Dr. Stein is the clinical director and an attending clinician at the PrairieCare Brooklyn Park Partial Hospital Program (PHP) and operates a clinic out of the Brooklyn Park Medical Office Building.  The clinic is used as a bridge for patient’s leaving PHP until they can see their outpatient provider. Common goals for the PHP and clinic site are patient centered care that focuses on increasing functioning at home, functioning in school including extracurricular activities and in social settings. The focus for care is not just on immediate obstacles and gains, but the long-term goals as well.

Description: The rate of ADHD diagnoses continue to increase as does the exposure in the media. Parent websites, new articles, specials on Netflix and even humor on Southpark question if it is over-diagnosed and if too many youth are on medications.  Is this true?  Are smart phones creating a new normal of an ADHD society? Do stimulants put my child at risk for substance use?

The goal of this lecture is to clear the fog on ADHD and provide a thorough review of this medical condition.   The three hour session will focus on reviewing the science behind the diagnosis, clarifying the differential, explaining the various modalities of treatment and exploring outcomes over the lifespan.  Finally throughout the lectures numerous commonly held beliefs regarding ADHD will be demystified.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clarify the science behind ADHD.
  • Understand the differential for a child with attention or hyperactivity concerns.
  • Understand the various modalities of treatments including both pharmacological and behavioral..
  • Demystify commonly held beliefs about ADHD.
  • Explore common trajectories throughout the lifespan

 Click HERE to register for September 2nd.

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Additional information and registration for future events will be added in the coming weeks.

October 7th “Climbing up the End of the Rope: Redefining Residential”

November 4th ‘Minnesota Nice and Race Relations: Engaging in Difficult Dialogue to Build Real Relationships”

 


Previous 2021 Presentation Resources for Registered Attendees

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
Click HERE for Presentation Resources
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
Click HERE for Presentation Resources
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
Click HERE for Presentation Resources
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
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.


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
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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.
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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.