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

June 11th “Ambiguous Loss and Family Experience of Mental Illness”
Presenter: Anna Bohlinger, PhD, LMFT

July 9th “Getting to the Heart of it. Engaging the “Push-Pull” in Teens with Developmental Trauma to Build Attachment”
Presented by Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT

 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: Madonna Mitzel, MS, OTR/L


Registration is now open for June 11th (Thursday)

Ambiguous Loss and Family Experience of Mental Illness
Presenter:

Anna Bohlinger, PhD, LMFT,  Paragon Residential Treatment for Youth

Dr. Bohlinger is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over ten years. Her clinical work has focused largely on providing mental health services to families with multiple stressors, often including out-of-home placement, suicidality or self-injury, and trauma.  She values the inherent dignity, worth, and resilience of individuals and families soliciting care.

As a doctoral researcher and teacher, her research focuses on adolescent self-injury, comorbidity, and family resilience. She has provided a number of trainings domestically and abroad on these topics. She is also an adjunct assistant faculty member at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in the graduate marriage and family therapy program. Dr. Bohlinger has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters on adolescent mental health and training mental health therapists. Her research and teaching philosophies are motivated by improving mental health services for young people and their families.

Description

In this session, participants will learn about the concept of ambiguous loss and apply to the experience of parenting someone with a mental illness. They will learn about a cross-sectional model of grieving and coping to understand and promote health behaviors among systems affected by chronic, invisible illness.

Objectives: Upon completion of the activity:

  • Understand concept of ambiguous loss.
  • Apply both types of ambiguous loss to parenting a child with a mental illness.
  • Apply cross-model of grieving and coping to a current situation or client system.

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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.

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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
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.


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.
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
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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.