Forest View Hospital offers the following CEUs and patient-focused seminars:
Given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting all of our Fall Breakfast and Learn Sessions virtually. The registration for each session will be available approximately one month prior to the session. The Fall session list is posted below and will be updated as sessions are finalized. If you need additional assistance registering for sessions or have additional questions, please contact Megan DeJonge, Director of Business Development, at [email protected] or 616-914-4320.
September 9. 2020
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis: Navigating the Ins and Outs of ABA
Ashley Moccia, M.A. BCBA, LBA, Clinical Director, Acorn Health
Molly McCann, MS, BCBA, LBA, Program Supervisor, Acorn Health
Emma Mitchell, M.A., BCBA, LBA, Program Supervisor, Acorn Health
The journey to receiving an ASD diagnosis and what to do next can be an overwhelming time for families. Outside agencies, service providers, and medical professionals are valuable resources in supporting a family’s journey to access Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. A general overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ABA services available to children 18 months to 21 years of age with a medical diagnosis of autism will be closely examined. Additional information will be shared on how providers can best assist parents and caregivers as they navigate services within the school system to ensure their child is getting the appropriate supports across settings.
October 14, 2020
Adolescent Marijuana and Other Substance Use
Dr. Michael Wolff, PsyD, ABPdN & Dr. Nicole White, PhD, DLLP/ Clinicians at BRAINS
This presentation will focus on adolescent substance use, with more emphasis on marijuana use. In the focus on marijuana, we will discuss the neurological and functional affects on adolescents. The presentation will cover prevalence of use, broader implication for teens and ideas for intervention.
November 11, 2020
How Weight Stigma Does Harm in Mental Health Care: Exploring a Paradigm Shift
Jennifer DiGennaro, MA, LLPC and Victoria Fisher, LMSW / Weight Inclusive Therapists in Private Practice
Entering a healthcare setting should not be a traumatic experience, but for many people in larger bodies it is often fraught with anxiety or avoided altogether. Weight stigma affects quality of life, increasing health risks and negatively impacting mental health, as it is an often-overlooked component of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD and body dysmorphia. In this presentation, we will explore how adopting a weight-inclusive approach is an ethical, evidence-based way to provide compassionate, nondiscriminatory care.
December 9, 2020
How Toxic Masculinity Contributes to Sexual Misconduct 2
Randy Flood, MA, LLP/ Fountain Hill Center & Men’s Resource Center
In the era of the #Metoo movement, there is greater attention on sexual misconduct on college campuses, faith communities and work places as well as concern regarding the rise of sex and pornography addiction. This presentation will help participants better understand how toxic male socialization impacts the emotional and relational intelligences of men leading to externalization disorders and sexual misconduct for some men. It will offer a new paradigm for thinking about and working with male clients in an effort to prevent non-consensual sexual interactions while helping males develop an increased capacity for intimate sexuality.
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