HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events



Andrew Seubert photo

cancelled due to wide spread power outages

The Faces of Trauma and Its Treatment in Clients with Intellectual Disabilities

Presenter:  Andrew Seubert, LMHC, NCC

EMDRIA Approved Consultant/Trainer, ClearPath Healing Arts Center

November 16, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Butler

203 North Duffy Road - Butler, PA

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This one-day course will address the ways in which trauma and PTSD manifest in clients with ID.  Treatment approaches, including creative art therapies and eye movement desensitization, will be examined as to their usefulness and need for adaptation.  We will also explore the potential of early trauma (critical incident) interventions and neurofeedback in helping this population to heal.

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L. Yautz photoBlended meals workshop

Presenter:  Laura Yautz

Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist; National Board Certified Health and

Wellness Coach

November 20, 2018

Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church

220 E. Clen-Moore Blvd. - New Castle, PA

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Choking and aspiration are one of four major causes of preventable death among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Our goal is to make sure individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are the safest they can be, by only preparing and providing them with foods and beverages with the textures and consistencies that have been deemed safe for them, in a tasty, palatable way.

In this one-of-a-kind workshop, you will learn how to identify the different consistencies of blended meals and thickened liquids, get hands-on experience in preparing and serving foods and liquids at various consistencies, and you will have the opportunity to taste-test your creations.

Please join us in helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live safer, more dignified lives.

Limited to 12 participants per session.

This course is offered at five different times for your convenience.

November 20, 2018 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Click here to register.
11 a.m. - Noon Click here to register.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Click here to register.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to register.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Click here to register.