Understanding ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Higher-Verbal Autism Spectrum Diagnoses
Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, ADHD-CCSP – 3 CEU’s
Mild neurodevelopmental challenges such as ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and higher-
verbal autism can often appear similar and frequently are misdiagnosed. This training will help participants understand the scope of these diagnostic profiles, how they are frequently misdiagnosed, and the limitations of typical mental health interventions for these diagnostic profiles. Participants will learn how executive functioning and social learning challenges can impact learning, behavior and mental health interventions.
The Attuned Workforce: Optimizing Staff Resilience Under Stress to Achieve Improved Teamwork and Enhanced Outcomes for the Persons Served
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Frank Picone, LCSW- 3 CEU’s
Through lecture, discussion, role play, small group activities, and videos this training will provide a detailed and experiential understanding of the essential components needed to create a chronic stress attuned workforce and work environment. When we teach our staff how to be well regulated emotionally, they attain optimal brain states for critical thinking, emotional intelligence, collaboration with other staff and the individuals with whom they work. In these better brain states we achieve better outcomes for the people we serve. Key concepts include:
• Understanding the impact of chronic stress on our bodies, brains, and the lens through which we see the world
• Using the above knowledge to effectively manage our emotions, practice self-care and work effectively with others experiencing chronic stress to better manage their emotions and regulate and mitigate the negative impact of chronic stress on them
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Methods and Practice
Kerry Arnold, LSW – 3 CEU’s
Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally and in the service of self-understanding and wisdom. The practice of mindfulness (or meditation) has been shown to benefit people in the reduction of depression, anxiety, managing trauma reactivity and the obsessive-compulsive aspects of addiction. Mindfulness may support one’s listening skills, increase self-awareness and self-compassion, even reduce stress levels. Programs based on mindfulness models have been adopted within schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans’ centers, and similar environments.
Sources for Human Services maintains a Continuing Education Co-sponsoring Agreement with the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Center for Professional Development, a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Accredited program. As a CSWE accredited program Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in PA and many other states.