SPRING 2018 COMING SOON

Thank you for visiting our website. The Spring 2018 series schedule has not yet been finalized. Please visit often as dates may become available by the start of the new year.

$375 for the entire series. $85 for individual sessions.

5 sessions – 1 hour each, with 30 minute Q & A
9 am PT / 10 am MT / 11 am CT / 12 pm ET

Webinar 1: Intake – Termination
Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, GMHS, CMC
In day to day practice, care managers often take the clinical process for granted. This webinar is an opportunity to re-examine intake through termination. Review how and why screening potential clients for service fit is important. Walk through the elements of a comprehensive assessment and explore how best to identify client needs, goals, and preferences. The instructor will also discuss how to develop and implement person-centered goals and care plans. Finally, the session will conclude by sharing best practices for the termination of services when the work is complete.

Webinar 2: Aging & Dementia   
Amy Abrams, MSW/MPH
This webinar focuses on the most common medical causes of dementia, how the condition is diagnosed and reviews both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of management of symptoms. The instructor will also review normal aging cognitive changes and discuss how to differentiate these changes from the symptoms of dementia. Care planning, managing difficult behaviors, and supporting caregivers in their roles will also be examined.

Webinar 3:  Entitlements, Benefits & legal Issues                    
Deborah Liss Fins, LICSW, ACSW, CMC
Understanding and helping clients access entitlement programs and other benefits is essential when practicing as a care manager. This session provides an overview of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability, and Supplemental Security income. The instructor will also explain veterans’ pensions and Aid & Attendance. Finally, important estate planning tools will be reviewed.

Webinar 4: Essential Practice Skills for Care Managers
Kate Granigan, MSW, LICSW, CASWCM
As a professional care manager, your job is on the front line and involves caring for vulnerable people who really need what you offer. This webinar will explore the roles, responsibilities, and practice techniques of care managers. Participants will examine clinical approaches/theories commonly used in practice such as strength-based, client-centered care, developmental stages, and family systems. Communication tools, including a review of Motivational Interviewing, will also be discussed. This session will wrap up by focusing on the nuts and bolts of effective cross-cultural practice.

Webinar 5: Ethics & Business Practices in Care Management       
Harriette Grooh, PhD, CMC
In this webinar, participants will be guided through a review of the profession’s code of ethics and standards of practice. In clinical practice, there tend to be some basic ethical dilemmas that care managers face repeatedly. Yet, the solutions are always unique to the situation. Learn how to confidently approach and resolve ethical dilemmas when they arise. The instructor will distinguish between the role of consultation and supervision and demonstrate how utilizing both support systems helps promote thoughtful problem-solving and professional growth. Documentation of best practices will be discussed in this session. The webinar will conclude with a review of laws and business practices that are important for every care manager to understand.