Continuing Education Programs for Clinicians

chronic pain medication and non-medication treatments

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Are you getting stuck with how to treat clients who have chronic pain? Are your clients experiencing pain but the cause is unknown? It’s frustrating for you as a clinician, and painful and debilitating for your clients.

  • Engage in hands-on treatment demonstrations for Mindfulness Meditation, CBT, Biofeedback, Guided Imagery, Mirror Therapy and more
  • Analyze the mind’s power to halt pain
  • New interview techniques to evaluate your client’s hidden signs of chronic pain
  • Discover proven interventions for reducing sympathetic “fight-or-flight” nervous system reactions

Join Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, psychotherapist, author, and international speaker, as she shows you concrete, research-based solutions using real-life examples of chronic pain relief in clients. She will show you how to create effective tailor-made treatments to decrease related stress, anxiety, depression, pain related ailments, and possible suicidal tendencies.

Research-proven treatments include:

  • Medication Mirror Therapy
  • Biofeedback Mindfulness meditation
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Hypnotherapy

You will also learn acupressure techniques, discover how to create an effective guided imagery script, role play cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, and see examples of mirror therapy for chronic pain.

non-medication treatments for ADHD

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In your practice, you will find clients/patients with an ADHD diagnosis who prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this – and in this seminar recording you will learn these reasons, and you will learn what other treatment options are available. The more you know the “whys” of your client’s choice of treatment, the better quality of care you can provide them. You will learn about the medications available for treating ADHD, including the benefits and side effects. You will learn the myths surrounding medication, and how to help your client/patient make the most informed choice about their treatment.

Not only will you learn the most common non-medication treatments for ADHD in this seminar recording, you will also learn the safety and efficacy of each treatment. This information is very valuable when considering referring a client/patient for ADHD treatment. You will also learn how much these treatments cost, and if the possible benefits outweigh the financial impact on the client/patient.

The use of nutraceuticals/supplements will be discussed – both how they can impact the central nervous system and why it is important to find a producer with good quality assurance. You will also learn how diet can make a difference in treating ADHD – but not in the way you might think. You will also learn more about the research purporting a link between pesticides and ADHD. Dr. Sarkis, a psychotherapist and published author with more than 15 years of experience in treating ADHD, will show you the path to determining the best ADHD client/patient treatment.

ptsd and trauma in children and adolescents
Childhood presentations of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be difficult to identify and treat. Complete this program and learn cutting-edge strategies for children who present in your practice with symptoms of PTSD. You will learn interventions for both immediate post-trauma and long-term treatment. In the new DSM-5®, there is a new feature in the diagnosis of PTSD – a preschool subtype for children ages six and younger. You will learn the new criteria as this change will impact how you diagnose and treat children with PTSD.
  • Changes in Criteria for DSM-5®
  • New DSM-5® Category for Preschool PTSD
  • Long Term Treatment vs Brief Crisis Interventions
  • Psychotropic Medications -Benefits & Side Effects
Discover why some children develop PTSD symptoms, while others do not – even after being exposed to the same traumatic event. You will learn what psychotropic medications are prescribed for PTSD in the pediatric population, along with benefits and side effects. Find out what you can do as a clinician to reduce your client’s symptoms and protect your client from future recurrences of PTSD.