Continuing Education for Health and Wellness Professionals

Program Description

Growth and Development for Ages 0 – 3

Instructor: F. Cunningham RN, BSN

Increase your knowledge and confidence for working with or parenting children as they grow and develop through the milestones from birth through age 3. Learn about the anatomy and function of the young and developing brain. Discover how to apply Maslow’s hierarchy of needs with an emphasis on safety. An overview of infant/toddler accessories will be discussed as well as the assessments used to measure physical and emotional growth and development.

1 Wednesday     Apr. 22                         10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

CRN 10897         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $25

 

1 Wednesday     May 20                         10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

CRN 50008         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $25

(Registration for this class begins April 7)

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Dietitian/Nutrition Counselors, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

Cultural Competency

Instructor: L. Garrison, M.S.

In order to provide the best quality care for the increasingly diverse U.S. population, cultural competency training is essential for the professionals who work to provide care for others. Learn about the cultural factors that influence people’s health beliefs and behaviors, gather resources that can be useful in addressing barriers such as language and communication, and increasing trust and patient empowerment. Improve your sensitivity, compassion, understanding and acceptance of patients with different values, beliefs and behaviors so that you can provide quality care that is unbiased and culturally aware.

1 Monday            Apr. 6                           6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 10898         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $20

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 1 CE provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Massage Therapists, Dietitian/Nutrition Counselors, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

Generational Perspectives

Instructor: L. Garrison, M.S.

Increase the positive culture of your workplace by exploring the value of generational perspectives. At a time with up to five generations represented in the workplace, an opportunity exists to benefit from the views and values of the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and Gen Z. Expand your diversity training with this class focused specifically on increasing understanding through an appreciation of generational differences and similarities.

1 Monday            Apr. 13                          6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 10900         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $20

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 1 CE provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Dietitian/Nutrition Counselors, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

Everyday Ethics for the Caring Professions     

Instructor:  L. Garrison, M.S.

Examine the ethical challenges that professionals face in our complex global society – including confidentiality, divided loyalties, racism and sexism – through discussions of the overlapping normative systems of law, religion, morality and etiquette. Designing goals with consideration for human-oriented values will also be practiced.

1 Monday            Apr. 20                         6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 10901         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $20

Professional Continuing Education Credits:  1 CE provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Massage Therapists, Dietitian/Nutrition Counselors, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

Challenging Conversations

Instructor: L. Garrison, M.S.

Build your confidence by learning tools and strategies that will increase your potential for healthier, more productive conversations. As a group we will think about and discuss how one might be avoiding certain conversations, or what types of conversations have gone badly in the past that could be improved. We will explore how a more conscious approach to conversations might improve results and strengthen relationships.

1 Monday            April 27                        6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 10902         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $20

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 1 CE provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Massage Therapists, Dietitian/Nutrition Counselors, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training                  

Program Presented By:  Bridgeway

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach the community and professionals how to respond when a youth is experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with youth ages 12-18. They will gain knowledge of the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse disorders, self-injury, disruptive disorders (including ADHD) and eating disorders. The class will include a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.

Please note – This course does not teach how to diagnose or counsel, but how to help a person needing early intervention or crisis assistance.

Manual and lunch included.

1 Friday                May 1                           8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CRN 10852         HSC – Rm. 205            Fee: FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Dietitian/Nutrition Counselors, Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

Meditation 101 

Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

Scientists are studying it. Doctors are recommending it. Authors are writing about it. Millions of Americans are practicing it every day. In this course you will learn about the various kinds of meditation, the benefits of meditation, and the basic techniques and practice of meditation. Come learn how easy it actually is and discover new ways to manage thoughts, of perceiving people and experiencing the world!

4 Wednesdays   Jan. 8 – Jan. 29            6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 10001         Outreach – Rm. 407   Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

The Art of Healing

Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

Throughout our existence we have been told of individuals who have healed themselves from various illnesses. These phenomenon have often been referred to as “medical miracles” or “unexpected remissions.” Recently, researchers decided to interview people who survived illnesses and have identified seven keys to healing. Learn about the factors that influence our health, quality and length of life and practice techniques that have been shown to be effective and beneficial to our health.

4 Tuesdays          Apr. 7 – Apr. 28           6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 10853          Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

Mindful Eating

Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

What is your relationship with food? Mindful eating is allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation. Learn to change your relationship with food by using all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body, acknowledging your responses to food (likes, dislikes or neutral) without judgment, and becoming aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your decisions to begin and end eating.

4 Wednesdays   Apr. 8 – Apr. 29           1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

CRN 10854         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Dietitian/Nutrition Counselors, and Massage Therapists.

 

Mindfulness Meditation

Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

This course is a practical guide to developing the skill of mindfulness and applying it to every aspect of daily life. Practicing mindfulness over time reveals and develops the qualities of wisdom and compassion. The foundational technique for cultivating mindfulness is the practice of meditation. Each week you will learn how to become more mindful and practice various mindfulness meditations.

4 Wednesdays   May 6 – May 27           6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 50005         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

(Registration for this class begins April 7)

 

Introduction to Essential Oils 101

Instructor: S. Mosier

This beginner’s class will introduce you to what essential oils are and how to identify the different grades of essential oils. Learn ways to safely use essential oils aromatically, topically, and internally. This interactive class will have you smelling a variety of essential oils and blends. You will receive a bottle of oil to bring home to practice what you learn in class.

1 Saturday           Feb. 22                         Noon – 2:00 p.m.

CRN 10855          Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $23

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for Massage Therapists.

 

Essential Oils for Overall Wellness

Instructor: S. Mosier

Essential oils are a great tool to incorporate in your life and can help you stay healthy! In this class, you will be able to customize a wellness plan for you and your family by identifying the areas of greatest needs and finding suitable essential oils that are appropriate for those needs. Whether it is to maintain your health or to address a specific health concern, this class will show you which oils to use along with custom samples to take home and try.

1 Saturday           Mar. 7                           Noon – 2:00 p.m.

CRN 10856         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $23

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for Massage Therapists.

 

Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth, and Babies

Instructor: S. Mosier

Becoming a parent is an exciting time! Come and learn how you can use essential oils throughout this new journey. We will discuss which oils to use for bothersome pregnancy symptoms, what oils to pack in your hospital bag for delivery, which oils are gentle enough to use on newborns, and MUCH more! Learn some great tips that have been gathered from midwives, doulas, and experienced oil users around the country. Leave with a lavender roller which is gentle enough to use during all of these stages!

1 Thursday          Mar. 19                         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10857          Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $23

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for Massage Therapists.

 

Essential Oil Recipes & Blends

Instructor: S. Mosier

Recipes for cooking with essential oils is not all this class will offer! Learn how to create household essential oil recipes for cleaning, roller bottle blends, diffuser recipes, as well as face/body care blends! The benefits of using more than one essential oil and how combining them together can do amazing things will also be discussed. Everyone will go home with a personalized roller bottle blend.

1 Wednesday     Apr. 8                           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10858         Outreach – Rm. 406  Fee $23

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for Massage Therapists.