PrairieCare Education Series (PES)

2020 PrairieCare Education Series

We are excited to share new changes with our 2020 schedule.

Beginning in January, we will host our event at PrairieCare Institute located in Uptown Minneapolis and offer a live webinar option. Now you will have a choice to register and attend in-person or live webinar. This combination offers flexibility for you, based on your schedule and location. Each month we will have a drawing for one free ticket for a future session 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


February 13th (Thursday)

“Adolescent Substance Use and Harm Reduction
Sara Polley, MD

Dr. Polley joined PrairieCare in 2015 and provides care in the Partial Hospitalization Program in Brooklyn Park. She is originally from Minnesota and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in child psychology from the University of Minnesota and the Institute of Child Development. She then went on to medical school at the University of Minnesota. She completed her adult psychiatry training in a joint program between Sheppard Pratt Hospital and the University of Maryland. Dr. Polley moved to Harvard Medical School to complete her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Polley served as chief fellow during her final year at Harvard and was actively involved in medical education and teaching throughout her training.

Dr. Polley is interested in working with individuals throughout the lifespan and appreciates the importance of family collaboration. She enjoys working on a multidisciplinary team in order to provide her patients with the most comprehensive care. Dr. Polley has additional training and interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and motivational interviewing techniques. She believes strongly in the role of the psychiatrist as diagnostician along with the judicious and responsible use of psychiatric medications to assist with symptoms management. Dr. Polley is especially passionate about working with and advocating for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders and has additional training in the psychiatric management of addictions for both adults and adolescents.

Description

Adolescent substance use is a growing concern in communities and among mental health professionals. We know that young people who start using substances before the age of 18 are at an increased risk of developing lifelong addiction when compared to their peers. In order to help teens make healthy decisions about use of substances, it is important to understand the risks associated with use as it relates to brain development, underlying mental health concerns, and physical health.  Time will be spent discussing trends in substance use among young people, with extra attention paid to cannabis and alcohol use. We will discuss how substances of abuse impact the teenage brain and why adolescence is considered a critical period for development of addictive disorders. In addition to reviewing diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders, we will discuss how principles taken from harm reduction can be applied to this treatment population to encourage young people to make healthier choices and minimize risk.

Objectives: Upon completion of the activity, participants should:

  • Understand trends in adolescent substance use with a focus on cannabis and alcohol
  • Learn about the impact of substances on the developing brain
  • Review how clinicians diagnose substance use disorders
  • Gain a basic understanding of the principles of harm reduction

Registration

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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.

 


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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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 with questions or concerns.

October

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Children & Adolescents: DBT Principals, Skills & Techniques in Practice”
Lane Pederson, MD
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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.