Dementia: A Masterclass for Clinicians


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Dementia: A Masterclass for Clinicians – Course Description:

Dementia is an ever-present condition that is only growing in its prevalence. Despite this, it can remain a intimidating condition for clinicians, fraught with emotional and communication challenges.  This class will empower you with the tools and skills to ensure your therapeutic interventions are effective, thoughtful, and grounded in all the best, most recent evidence!

After taking this course- you will have:

? Deepened your understanding of dementia and the clinician’s role

? Equip clinicians with resources for effective practice & advocacy for PWD

? Familiarize with psychological principles of safety to optimize regulation & trust

?  Explore a unique POC design, including the “habilitative hierarchy”

? Enable therapists to effectively counsel & educate on stage-specific recommendations

? Make dignity and highest ability to function accessible for PWD

? Have the tools to foster a supportive and successful plan of care with your caseload!

 

What will you learn?

By the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Define the symptoms and outward manifestations of a variety of dementias
  • Contrast temporary and permanent dementias and describe realistic expectations for each condition
  • Discuss behavioral observation with level of functional cognition to specify each stage of cognitive deterioration associated with dementia
  • Describe neurophysiological changes commonly observed in early- to advanced-stage dementia and select a corresponding therapeutic approach for each stage
  • Identify biological, social, & environmental barriers that impact the PWD’s best ability to function

COURSE SCHEDULE

Section 1 (45 minutes):

Introduction to dementia 

Paradigm shifts in dementia care 

Section 2 (60 minutes):

Temporary vs. true dementia; Lab: Types of dementia

BREAK – 15 minutes

Section 3 (75 minutes):

The brain; Lab: Neuroanatomy

Learning and memory

Habilitative hierarchy

LUNCH – 45 minutes

Section 4 (90 minutes):

7 phases of dementia care:  Phases 1- 4

BREAK – 15 minutes

Section 5 (120 minutes):

7 phases of dementia:  Phases 5 – 7

Refusals

Ethical considerations + contacts

Conclusion (30 minutes)

Review of the course outline

Key Takeaways; References

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • ARC Seminars is run by a group of practicing clinicians- so we have been where you are! This brain injury course is taught by an SLP experienced and working in this field everyday.
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation settings.
  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!
  • Materials: You will be provided with a comprehensive manual of all the presentation slides,  exclusive access to specially developed tools and resources related to the brain injury course content, and ongoing support and guidance!

Meet your presenter, Dylan!

Dylan Thorp, M.S., CCC/SLP, CDP, CBIS has been an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist since 2019. Dylan completed her academic coursework at Clemson University and the University of South Carolina and possesses both degrees in psychology and speech-language pathology. She is currently a traveling SLP, and enjoys experiencing the country, as well as sharpening her skill set in a variety of different clinical settings. Dylan has a deep passion for working with persons with dementia and has had the privilege of working with people in various stages of dementia in many different settings.  Dylan also has a passion for educating clinicians about dementia, which led her to develop this master class.  We are so happy to have her part of the ARC family!

If you have any questions for Dylan, please contact her directly at info@arcseminars.net; FAO- Dylan Thorp.

Disclosures: Financial- Dylan is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Dylan has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Rehab Directors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

Client and Student Testimonials

Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ

Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF

Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH

Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

We at ARC Seminars have many years of experience teaching and passing on our expertise to students, with excellent results. We believe that supporting the student at all levels of learning: hands-on and kinesthetic learning, pre-reading for a complete understanding of didactic teaching, follow up support and materials, and program development for carryover of your new skills in the working environment.

Dementia: A Masterclass for Clinicians – Course Follow Up/Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Join the ‘ARC Seminars Group‘ on Facebook to connect with like minded therapists and nurses, troubleshoot ideas, and discuss clinical situations!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to prepare the learner to understand and provide appropriate behavioral interventions to those post Acquired Brain Injury.

Financial- Dylan Thorp is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Dylan Thorp has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains introductory content. Instructional method is self-directed/virtual online study; with interactive and post course live presenter follow up.

 

dementia course ASHA

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course has been approved for 0.7 ASHA CEUs, Introductory level.


 

dementia course AOTA

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.7 AOTA CEUs, approval #0004599, (7.0 contact hours). This course contains content classified under both Occupational Therapy Process and Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 7 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other state boards of physical therapy will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.


 

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; the Delaware Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; and the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Dementia: A Masterclass for clinicians – Course Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Complete over 90% of video tutorials
  • Complete post-course competency evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

Update Your Care Plan: Acquired Brain Injury


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Update Your Care Plan- Acquired Brain Injury Course Description:

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) affects millions of people every year- through traumatic injury, stroke, metabolic disease, and more. ABI can lead to many complications, of which one of the most challenging is distressed and agitated behavior. This 3.5 hour masterclass delves into deep understanding of ABI and the role of supporting distressed behavior for best outcomes.

After taking this course- you will:

? Feel more confident in your communication with people post ABI

? Understand how behavior and communication are linked and can be supported

? Have the tools to foster a supportive and successful plan of care with your caseload!

 

What will you learn?

By the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify what constitutes an acquired brain injury (ABI) and recognize each type.
  • Analyze behavior as it relates to ABI.
  • Explain assessment tools utilized to identify behaviors in ABI.
  • Summarize the need for behavioral support & planning with ABI in order to maximize functional outcomes.

Update Your Care Plan: Acquired Brain Injury and Behavior

Method of instruction: This course will be provided live course (in person and virtual) as well as a pre-recorded webinar.

Total Time: 4 hours (content + breaks)

Length of Course: 3.5 hours; 30 minutes total break time
Time Ordered Agenda:
5:00 – 6:15pm: Intro; Objectives; Definition of ABl; Types of ABI; Statistics
(75 minutes)
6:15 – 6:30pm: Break
(15 minutes)
6:30 – 7:30pm: Assessment of ABI; Identifying and defining behavior; Assessment tools
(60 minutes)
7:30 – 7:45pm: Break
(15 minutes)
7:45 – 9:00pm: Supporting distressed behavior; Behavior Rounds; Conclusion
(75 minutes)

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • ARC Seminars is run by a group of practicing clinicians- so we have been where you are! This brain injury course is taught by an SLP experienced and working in this field everyday.
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation settings.
  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!
  • Materials: You will be provided with a comprehensive manual of all the presentation slides,  exclusive access to specially developed tools and resources related to the brain injury course content, and ongoing support and guidance!

Meet your presenter, Allison Frederick!

Allison Frederick, M.S., CCC/SLP, CBIST has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 12 years.  For the first three years of her career, she developed her clinical skills working in the subacute/long term care setting where she was able to find her footing as part of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.  Allison then transitioned to acute rehabilitation, where she continued to develop her teamwork skills, and also where she found her love for working with patients affected by acquired brain injury.  Allison became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist trainer in 2014 after finding there was a need for education about how to manage patients with brain injury.  Allison has a passion for education, and never misses an opportunity to educate people about the prevention and treatment of brain injury.  When Allison isn’t busy trying to convince everyone to wear a helmet, she enjoys practicing Baptiste style yoga, German beer, traveling anywhere and everywhere, and spending time with her English Bulldog, Sydney.  On being part of ARC Seminars:  “I’m so excited to join the ARC presenters and provide clinicians and nurses with the courses they need to expand and further their clinical practice!”.

If you have any questions for Allison, please contact her directly at allison@arcseminars.net.

Disclosures: Financial- Allison is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Allison has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Rehab Directors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

Client and Student Testimonials

Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ

Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF

Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH

Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

"I learned many things today that I would not have thought of before!"

…Feedback from patients and students…

I never knew my edema could be treated- I just thought I has to "live with it". Thank you so much for taking this time to educate me about my health. Patient -DM Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

Testimonial from Physicians

I attended this course in August of 2017, and was very impressed by the information given and the physical training. With my background in osteopathy, I have learned manual techniques before, but a manual and hands-on approach to the management of commonly seen edema was novel, and extremely useful to me. I would recommend any nurse, therapist, or fellow physician who deals with patients struggling with edema (of any sort) attend this seminar and be educated in this up-to-date, insightful approach to edema management.

Iocation is great and presenter is awesome

Informative and I can apply my knowledge and skills in my daily practice. It answers my doubts and queries and become more competent. Location is great and presenter is awesome

Very informative and enjoyable

Very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this seminar very much Great talk! -Gil S, D.O/Medical Director Great seminar, very helpful! -N.D. OTR/L Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting! Gail F., OTRL

…has empowered me to take more initiative…

This was such an informative and beneficial seminar for our caseload and has empowered me to take more initiative in our program to assess edema. Thanks

One of the best courses I’ve been to!

Very well ran. One of the best courses I've been to. Presenter was very patient with repetitive questions, and re-directing back to task. Able to appropriately answer questions. -Jill D-PTA Excellent course! JR-PT Loved the course! Very tailored to inpatient rehab. Thanks! Great course! Very informative material provided and very helpful hands on lab with a lot of resources provided. Tara E- PT

Organized way of presenting

Organized way of presenting to audience. Instructor had a great way of explaining topics with different analogies with the different types of learning techniques. Melanie F-OTR

…labs were great…

Course was very informative and labs were great for hands-on and becoming more comfortable

excellent presenter

Eimile is an excellent presenter, she engaged the class and provided positive feedback and recommendations that students can use with patients. Thank you. -Khuy B- OT Great and informative! -Sharon K- OTR Very interesting and applicable. Great instructor. -Angela V, PT Very Well, will attend future courses. Information very well presented. -Fay V OTR/L

BEST class I have ever taken

Honestly, BEST class I have ever taken as a continued education course! So applicable and educational!

Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

We at ARC Seminars have many years of experience teaching and passing on our expertise to students, with excellent results. We believe that supporting the student at all levels of learning: hands-on and kinesthetic learning, pre-reading for a complete understanding of didactic teaching, follow up support and materials, and program development for carryover of your new skills in the working environment.

Update Your Care Plan: Acquired Brain Injury Course Follow Up/Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Join the ‘Certified Brain Injury Specialists Group‘ on Facebook to connect with like minded therapists and nurses, troubleshoot ideas, and discuss clinical situations!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to prepare the learner to understand and provide appropriate behavioral interventions to those post Acquired Brain Injury.

Financial- Allison Frederick is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Allison has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains intermediate content. Instructional method is live and in-person; through a combination of presentation, discussion/case studies; demonstration and live practice.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education.


Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.35 AOTA CEUs, approval #0002025, (3.5 contact hours). This course contains content classified under both Occupational Therapy Process and Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 3.5 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other state boards of physical therapy will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; the Delaware Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; and the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Acquired Brain Injury Course Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Complete over 90% of video tutorials
  • Complete post-course competency evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

In-patient Stroke Rehabilitation: 14 Strategies to Get your Patient Home!


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Check out the Self-Paced Version!

In-Patient Stroke Rehabilitation: 14 Strategies to Get your Patient Home!

Description:

This course is guaranteed to make you feel empowered with new, exciting and proven techniques and strategies to treat people who have sustained a stroke, in the in-patient setting! Throughout this course, which focuses on real-life patients and the impairments and complications that they have secondary to a CVA, we focus on the most common issues that clinicians face, and how to manage it.

Complications such as: pusher syndrome, drop foot, hemi-neglect, shoulder pain, and problem-solving/safety issues, are among the common CVA after-effects that are dealt with in this course. Special populations, such as: the younger patient; the medically complex patient; the low-level patient- and so on, are also discussed with a simple, session-by-session outline. This is designed to give every clinician a clinical pathway of how to proceed in the realm of stroke rehabilitation.

This course also comes with actionable, practical tools and cheat sheets that you can use to immediately put your new skills into practice.

You can significantly improve your clinical skills, and upskill your practice working with those post CVA, with this fantastic educational seminar. Taught by an expert Physical Therapist with extensive stroke rehabilitation experience, and filled with engaging labs where you will implement your learning. This course has been specifically designed for the issues that inpatient clinicians face, though the education can be generalized to any setting.

In-Patient Stroke Rehab: 14 Strategies to get your patient home: Schedule

The schedule for the training is the same for live in-person and virtual attendees.

7:45–  Sign in
8:00– Introduction and Stroke Demographics, Anatomy Review (45 minutes)
8:45- Facilitation lab, Stroke specific impairments (60 minutes)
9:45 Break (15 minutes)
10:00– Stroke specific impairments and limitations with videos and interventions (60 minutes)
11:00– Evidence based interventions (60 minutes)
12:00- Lunch (30 minutes)
12:30– NDT lab (60 minutes)
1:30–  Other conventional and non-conventional interventions (60 minutes)
2:30- Break (15 minutes)
2:45– Special Considerations (60 minutes)
3:45- Conclusion (15 minutes)
4:00- Questions

TOTAL: 7 Continuing Education Hours

Course Objectives:  Inpatient Stroke Rehab:  14 Strategies To Get Your Patient Home

  • Review basic anatomy of the brain and apply this understanding to the mechanics of a stroke in order to identify functional impairments
  • Evaluate common impairments and functional limitations that may occur post-CVA
  • Establish treatment interventions for 14 common complications that may occur post-CVA
  • Review the current evidence for stroke rehabilitation interventions
  • Discuss non evidence-based interventions for stroke rehabilitation
  • Apply learned techniques in hands-on labs
  • Apply learning to the specific needs of special populations through case studies

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • Pre and post-reading: In order to limit the amount of time spent on didactic teaching, ARC Seminars will provide you with a thorough pre-reading list prior to participation in the course. We will also follow up with you You can then get the most out of the course by engaging in hands on techniques and by asking us specific, case based problems to solve!
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of inpatient-based rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation facilities.
  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own stroke rehabilitation program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!

Meet your presenter, Vanessa Johnson!

Vanessa Johnson PT, DPT, CBIS, MBA, C/NDT graduated with her doctorate in Physical Therapy with an elective track in rehabilitation in 2011. Vanessa has worked in inpatient rehabilitation and subacute/long term care since graduating PT school. Inpatient rehab is where Vanessa found her passion for working with patients with neurological disorders, and she has focused on furthering her skills in stroke rehabilitation. Vanessa earned her Certified Brain Injury Specialist in 2015 and her Masters in Business Administration in 2018. Most recently Vanessa earned the designation of C/NDT through the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. Vanessa has a passion for education and takes every opportunity available to learn a new skill, attend a new course, or go to a national conference. When she isn’t taking classes and furthering her education Vanessa loves to spend time with her young daughter, play with her three fur babies, and travel.

Disclosures: Financial- Vanessa is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Vanessa has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

  • Rehab Directors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Rehab Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

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Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

You also have the option to engage the Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Professional Clinical Consultants from ARC Seminars to come out to your facility and advise on your program, help you ‘iron out’ any of the problem areas, and help integrate your program with the rest of your staff. Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation!

Relevant Disclosures:

Financial- Vanessa Johnson is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Vanessa has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains introductory/intemediate content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs. 

 

 

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.7 AOTA Credits, approval #0002351.

 

 

 

 

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 7 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

Certified Brain Injury Specialization (CBIS) Training


   

 

**Course is available as a Virtual, Live Event!

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training (CBIS)

Description:

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) offers a national certification (CBIS) program through its Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS). This two-day training is the official course designed to prepare participants to sit for the Certification Exam and join more than 7,000 Certified Brain Injury Specialists worldwide.

To obtain certification, candidates must complete the required work experience/training and pass an examination. Please see completion requirements below for details.

Why take this course?

Brain injury-serving organizations value hiring and training CBIS certified staff, because it allows them to work with and promote clinicians who understand the unique needs of persons recovering from brain injury and staying abreast of current resources in the field.

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Course: Schedule

The schedule for the training is the same for live (in-person/virtual attendees).

Day 1 – Training 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST, unless otherwise specified)

  • 8:00 – 8:30: Welcome – Planning and Parking Lot
  • 8:30 – 10:00: Introduction, Overview and Etiology
  • 10:00 – 10:15: Break
  • 10:15 – 11:45: Neuroanatomy and Neuroplasticity
  • 11:45 – 12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45- 2:45: Neurocognitive Issues
  • 2:45 – 3:00: Break
  • 3:15 – 4:15: Psychosocial Issues
  • 4:15 – 5:00: Outcomes

Day 2 – Training 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

  • 8:00 – 8:15: Welcome and Questions from Day 1
  • 8:15 – 10:45: Medical & Physical Issues
  • 10:45 – 11:00: Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Rehab Philosophy & Cultural Competency
  • 12:00 – 12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45 – 2:15: Special Populations
  • 2:15 – 2:30: Break
  • 2:30 – 3:30: Care Management & Legal Issues

Exam: can be scheduled at a time convenient to you!

Course Objectives:

  • Describe methods  utilized for diagnostic imaging with acquired brain injury
  • Describe and define the medical, physical, cognitive, neurobehavioral, and psychosocial consequences of acquired brain injury
  • Describe the effects of acquired brain injury on special populations including: pediatrics, adolescents, aging, and military populations
  • Describe and define concussion/mTBI
  • Describe and define disorders of consciousness
  • Describe rehabilitation philosophy as it pertains to acquired brain injury
  • Describe common outcome measurements related to acquired brain injury
  • Describe and define care management as it pertains to acquired brain injury
  • Define and describe family, cultural, gender, and sexuality issues related to acquired brain injury
  • Define and describe the role of neuropsychology in the treatment of acquired brain injury
  • Describe participation and return to work in persons with acquired brain injury

 

Who is eligible to take the Certification of Brain Injury Specialist Exam?

In order to sit the exam offered at the end of this training, and earn your Certification credential, you MUST:

  • Have at least 500 hours of working with people with brain injury
  • In order to sit the exam at the end of the training: you must set up a User Account with the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. The link to set up your account is here.  This process completed at least 4 weeks prior to the course commencement date, so your employment can be verified.

Who may be eligible to attend?

  • Rehab Directors
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers

Please note: taking the CBIS exam is optional! You may take the course for the continuing education credits alone. I

Please feel free to review the FAQ about the application process on the ACBIS website, found here.  You can also feel free to send any questions or concerns to allison@arcseminars.net.

This is a comprehensive course about acquired brain injury (ABI) from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) that results in being able to sit for a certification!  The CBIS credential sets you apart from the crowd and shows you’ve taken the extra steps to be prepared to work with this vulnerable, challenging population. Take this course to become one of the more than 7,000 Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS) practitioners worldwide.

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of hospital-based rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation facilities.
  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!
  • Materials: You will be provided with a comprehensive manual of all the presentation slides,  exclusive access to resources for your clinic, online support and a clinician discussion forum.

Meet your presenter, Allison Frederick!

Allison Frederick, M.S., CCC/SLP, CBIST has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 12 years.  For the first three years of her career, she developed her clinical skills working in the subacute/long term care setting where she was able to find her footing as part of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.  Allison then transitioned to acute rehabilitation, where she continued to develop her teamwork skills, and also where she found her love for working with patients affected by acquired brain injury.  Allison became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist trainer in 2014 after finding there was a need for education about how to manage patients with brain injury.  Allison has a passion for education, and never misses an opportunity to educate people about the prevention and treatment of brain injury.  When Allison isn’t busy trying to convince everyone to wear a helmet, she enjoys practicing Baptiste style yoga, German beer, traveling anywhere and everywhere, and spending time with her English Bulldog, Hank.  On being part of ARC Seminars:  “I’m so excited to join the ARC presenters and provide clinicians and nurses with the courses they need to expand and further their clinical practice!”.

If you have any questions for Allison, please contact her directly at allison@arcseminars.net.

Disclosures: Financial- Allison is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Allison has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Client and Student Testimonials: CBIS

We at ARC Seminars have many years of experience teaching and passing on our expertise to students, with excellent results. We believe that supporting the student at all levels of learning: hands-on and kinesthetic learning, pre-reading for a complete understanding of didactic teaching, follow up support and materials, and program development for carryover of your new skills in the working environment.

I appreciate the handouts!

We see a lot of patients with Cancer in Home care. I appreciate the handouts! Will be helpful in practice

YES!

Yes! Proper treatment to all cancer patients

Realistic goals

I will use this information to set realistic goals for these patients with cancer

"I learned many things today that I would not have thought of before!"

Praise for ‘Cancer Care’

"This topic was relevant: we are seeing an increase in number of patients undergoing treatment. I plan to use the modality cheat sheet"

Really appreciated migraine section!

I will exercise these skills as a SLP and educated staff and families on best practices for TBI/Concussion Management. Make more SLP courses please !!- Jennie F., SLP I will be able to use this whenever I have a concussion/TBI patient. Really appreciated migraine section- I did not know much about that! - Don A., OT

I LOVE the laminated handouts!

I will definitely incorporate visual screening, and be able to differentiate headaches. Also, I LOVE the laminated handouts! - Sam A., PT Topic was very relevant- migraines/vestibular- will be able to integrate it into my daily practice. - Peggy F., PT Presenter did a great job!- Renee R., PTA  

Praise for Practical Approaches to Concussion Management

"...This was a great course and very informative. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and concise...This topic was very relevant to my practice in the rehab setting. I will be able to implement knowledge and skills gained in the areas of screenings and tx techniques..."- N.L.- SLP "...It was nice that you brought in equipment for us to try out and experience..." C.L.- SLP "...will help me incorporate evaluation, screening, and aid in implementing/setting up TBI protocol/mild concussion..." -R.M.-OTRL "really appreciated the migraine section!" D.A. -OTRL

…Feedback from patients and students…

I never knew my edema could be treated- I just thought I has to "live with it". Thank you so much for taking this time to educate me about my health. Patient -DM Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

Testimonial from Physicians

I attended this course in August of 2017, and was very impressed by the information given and the physical training. With my background in osteopathy, I have learned manual techniques before, but a manual and hands-on approach to the management of commonly seen edema was novel, and extremely useful to me. I would recommend any nurse, therapist, or fellow physician who deals with patients struggling with edema (of any sort) attend this seminar and be educated in this up-to-date, insightful approach to edema management.

Iocation is great and presenter is awesome

Informative and I can apply my knowledge and skills in my daily practice. It answers my doubts and queries and become more competent. Location is great and presenter is awesome

…will impact my practice in home care…

It was an excellent course. It was an area I did not have much knowledge but it will impact my practice in home care.

Very informative and enjoyable

Very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this seminar very much Great talk! -Gil S, D.O/Medical Director Great seminar, very helpful! -N.D. OTR/L Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting! Gail F., OTRL

…has empowered me to take more initiative…

This was such an informative and beneficial seminar for our caseload and has empowered me to take more initiative in our program to assess edema. Thanks

One of the best courses I’ve been to!

Very well ran. One of the best courses I've been to. Presenter was very patient with repetitive questions, and re-directing back to task. Able to appropriately answer questions. -Jill D-PTA Excellent course! JR-PT Loved the course! Very tailored to inpatient rehab. Thanks! Great course! Very informative material provided and very helpful hands on lab with a lot of resources provided. Tara E- PT

Organized way of presenting

Organized way of presenting to audience. Instructor had a great way of explaining topics with different analogies with the different types of learning techniques. Melanie F-OTR

Fantastic course!

Fantastic course! Excellent instructor, detailed and applicable material, helpful hands-on practice. 5 stars! S.G.- PT

…labs were great…

Course was very informative and labs were great for hands-on and becoming more comfortable

thank you!

Excellent course, thank you ARC!

excellent presenter

Eimile is an excellent presenter, she engaged the class and provided positive feedback and recommendations that students can use with patients. Thank you. -Khuy B- OT Great and informative! -Sharon K- OTR Very interesting and applicable. Great instructor. -Angela V, PT Very Well, will attend future courses. Information very well presented. -Fay V OTR/L

BEST class I have ever taken

Honestly, BEST class I have ever taken as a continued education course! So applicable and educational!

Very relevant!

Very relevant! I will use all the techniques learned today, and specifically enjoy all the educational resources given! Thx!

Excellent presenter/resources

Excellent presenter/resources: I can use all materials and knowledge immediately upon return to my clinic.

learned more..from this than any other seminar

Great seminar! Learned a lot more from things from this than any other seminar. Thank you! 🙂

This course was SO GOOD!

Extremely relevant information. We have pts at our clinic right now that would benefit from these techniques. This course was SO GOOD! she had real world examples, you could tell she was very knowledgeable and practiced in these techniques.

…excellent!

Excellent course, very knowledgeable!

…learned a great deal

Learned a great deal, good mix of talk and lab

…amazing and enjoyable!

This seminar was very much relevant in our practice, and this course will be helpful for us in the hospital and hopefully get the edema program running. The course instructor is very knowledgeable and hands-on during the lab, making sure we did it right! This course is amazing and enjoyable! 🙂

A true clinician’s approach

This topic was absolutely relevant to my practice. Excellent to learn management and techniques for co-morbidities, Eimile is one of the most natural and engaging presenters I have ever encountered. A true clinicians approach.

…Praise for ‘Update Your Care Plan: Balance Rehab”…

Very Well Presented!- G.F., Occupational Therapist Great Course! Love the handouts!- K.R, Physical Therapist Very Well organised and concise. Good, practical ideas for treatment- V.P, Physical Therapist Very good and evidence-based review- Thank you!- Lisa B., Occupational Therapist

“…I highly recommend this course…”

Excellent seminar on edema management. I highly recommend this course for therapists who are considering a lymphedema approach to edema management.

…Some feedback from participants…

Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

We would absolutely love to work with ARC again!

Our experience was fantastic!  ARC was so easy to work with and made setting up the seminar seamless.  The course was very informative and hands on, making the learning experience much more dynamic and interactive.  Emily, the presenter was very knowledgeable and obviously very skilled in her field.  She took her time and answered all questions.  The handouts and resources are a great addition to our office and will allow us to carry over the skills learned and provide great treatment to our clients.  We would absolutely love to work with ARC again!

Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

You also have the option to engage the Brain Injury presenters from ARC Seminars to come out to your facility and advise on your program, help you ‘iron out’ any of the problem areas, and help integrate your program with the rest of your staff. Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to prepare the learner for the official Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Exam.

Financial- Allison Frederick is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars. She holds a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer credential from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS).

Non-financial- Allison has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Co-operative Offering

The content of this course was produced in partnership with the Brain Injury Association of America.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains intermediate content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

 

 

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, APP #000087. This course is offered for 1.3 AOTA Credits, #00002076.

 

 

 

 

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 13 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

We encourage all participants, if eligible, to take the exam at the end of training. However, this course offers 13 continuing education hours even the registrant does not wish to test.

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation on Day 2

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.