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Dr. Craig Strickland photoNeurobiology of PTSD/Traumatic Exposure

Presenter:  Craig Strickland, PhD.

Owner, Biobehavioral Education and Consultation, LLC

May 25, 2022

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, sampling individuals at risk for the development of trauma related symptomology may produce prevalence rates of up to 58%.  In addition to significant prevalence rates, PTSD is very often difficult to diagnose as evidenced by the number and variation of other disorders from which PTSD must be distinguished.  For these reasons it is important to study PTSD and to try and understand why some individuals will develop the disorders and others, also exposed to specific traumatic events, do not.  Neuroscience may hold the key to these answers.

Dr. Strickland graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1993 with a Doctorate in Psychology and a focus on experimental research and neuroscience.  He is the owner of Biobehavioral Educaion and Consultation, LLC.

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Murder in the Queen's Court photoMurder in the Queen's Court

Presenter:  TeamBuilding

teambuilding.com

June 7, 2022

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The apprentice of the famous magician John Dee has died under mysterious circumstances, practically outside the Queen's door!  You'll be transported back in time to the royal court of Queen Elizabeth I in order to investigate.  Teams must work quickly to decipher codes and puzzles hidden in diaries and letters.  In addition to the puzzle-solving, there will be quick-fire mini challenges against a backdrop of politics, alchemy, and mayhem.  Warning:  This game contains murder, magic, political intrigue, learning, and fun!  This event is designed for hybrid remote teams and emphasizes tools for working together, whether you're face to face in an office, or through a computer screen.  **This class is limited to 30 participants; register yourself or your team today.  Participants will need an internet connected device with a microphone, speakers, and webcam.  Participation is key to get the most out of this event; therefore, participants should be prepared to actively engage in activities and discussion by utilizing the webcam and audio features of the Zoom platform.  Cell phones should be kept handy as some activities may utilize a second device.**

TeamBuilding is an online platform for team building.  They lead virtual team building activities through the use of games and activities.

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Shawn McGill photoSupporting People with IDD Through the Criminal Justice System

Presenter:  Shawn McGill, MSW, LSW

Founder & CEO, Shawn McGill MSW Consulting

June 22, 2022

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has changed and continues to change.  Having a disability does not make a person exempt from facing the natural consequences of the criminal justice system.  However, this is a unique and vulnerable population of people that requires specialized treatment and support.  This training will discuss how the planning and support of the offender with a disability can begin and what tools and strategies are most beneficial in reducing the risk of re-incarceration.  The training will also help the participant learn more about specialized court systems, working with the criminal justice system, and various laws and bills specific to the USA and PA that govern successful community integration.

Shawn McGill holds a certification in Quality Management, Counseling, Gerontology, and is a Certified Investigator under the Office of Developmental Programs.  He received a BA in Psychology & Sociology from Carlow University and MSW from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Dr. Lori Schlosser photoTriggers and Boundary Crossings

Presenter:  Lori Schlosser, PhD., MSW

Part-time Lecturer, Rutgers University; Certified Rubenfeld Synergist; Owner, Touch Talk Transform LLC

June 27, 2022

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

When we work with other human beings, it is inevitable that we will be triggered at one time or another.  A trigger has been likened to "emotional shrapnel", and can serve as a guidepost to what still needs healing within us.  They are our personal "check engine light".  Being triggered also leaves us more vulnerable to crossing professional boundaries.  It is important for helping professionals to recognize when they are being triggered in order to be effective in the therapeutic relationship with clients and to become clear when self-care is required.

This webinar will review how triggers are activated and why, provide a list of somatic clues that will help to identify when we are being triggered, and supply a set of resources to use when we have identified we are triggered to ensure that we stay attuned to our clients.  Participants will be given the opportunity to practice some of these techniques.  A discussion of common boundary crossings and techniques to stay in boundaries will also be included.

Lori R. Schlosser has over 25 years of administrative and policy related experience in the public mental health field.  She has a doctorate and Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.  Dr. Schlosser has a certificate of specialization in gerontology and special expertise in wellness, recovery, self-care, and resilience.  She is a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist, as well as a Certified Laughter Leader.

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HCQU Staff presented WEBINARS/TRAININGS

 

    

Diabetic/Insulin Class in-person photoDiabetic/Insulin Class

During this in-person, hands-on training, participants will gain knowledge of the diabetes disease process, complications that occur, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management.  In addition, this training will have hands-on instruction from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) on insulin injections.  Participants will gain valuable knowledge and tools to assist someone with diabetes including:  the importance of preventing hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and foot care, lifestyle changes, and potential complications of poorly managed diabetes.  This training discusses medication, lifestyle approaches that assist in attempting to prevent hyperglycemia, and the importance of folllowing physician orders/recommendations.  This training covers the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and treatment options, including preferred treatments from the American Diabetic Association.  This training will take place at Milestone HCQU West (MHW) - 1777 North Main Street Ext., Butler, PA.  **This training is limited to 4 participants.  All attendees must wear a mask and follow the MHW COVID-19 guidelines.**

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June 9 10 a.m. - Noon
July 7 10 a.m. - Noon

 

 

Diabetic/Insulin Recertification Class photoDiabetic/Insulin Recertification Class

Has your Diabetic/Insulin certification expired or nearing expiration?  If so, then you will want to take this interactive, recertification webinar.  During this webinar participants will gain knowledge of the diabetes disease process, complications that occur with diabetes, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management.  In addition, this webinar will have instruction from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) on insulin injections.  Participants will gain valuable knowledge and tools to assist someone with diabetes including:  importance of preventing hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and foot care, lifestyle changes, and potential complications of poorly managed diabetes.  This webinar discusses medication, lifestyle approaches that assist in attempting to prevent hyperglycemia, and the importance of following physician orders/recommendations.  This training covers the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and treatment options, including preferred treatments from the American Diabetic Association.  **In order to take this webinar you will need a computer, webcam, and speakers, as well as complete the prerequisites.  This webinar is scheduled for 2 hours; however, it may take less time depending on the the interaction between instructor and attendees.  Each class is limited to 4 participants.**

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May 19 10 a.m. - Noon
June 16 10 a.m. - Noon
July 21 10 a.m. - Noon

 

 


 

 

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