Seminar and Conference Dates

CATRD’s Fall Seminar

Thursday, October 25th  2018

Ashlar Village, Wallingford, Connecticut

 

Title:                A Cognitive Approach to Managing Behaviors and Increasing Meaningful Engagement

 

Speaker:         Melissa Tanner, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Tanner is a clinical psychologist specializing in the integration of assessment with clinical practice. She received her BA in psychology from Harvard University in 2003 and her PhD in clinical psychology from American University in 2011. Her doctoral research involved the exploration of the effects of meditation and other behavioral approaches on mood, cognition, and physical health variables.  As a BCAT faculty member, she is taking a leading role in the development of a verbal practical judgment instrument. Dr. Tanner balances her role as BCAT faculty member with that of Counterpoint Health Services clinician. In her role as clinician, she uses cognitive assessment to effectively cater psychological interventions to patients in rehabilitation and long-term care settings and to help facilities make treatment planning decisions.

 

 

Learning Objectives:

 

  1. Identify the statistical prevalence of dementia in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities
  2. Differentiate between the major subtypes of dementia and the defining features / behavioral correlates of each
  3. Describe what is meant by “The Cognitive Continuum”
  4. Summarize the three primary clusters of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
  5. Review the importance of cognitive assessment as a guiding force for behavior management
  6. Give examples of at least 3 different triggers for behavioral disturbances in people with dementia.
  7. Distinguish between meaningful, purposeful, and passive engagement.
  8. Explain the rationale behind cognitive-based activities as interventions for problematic behaviors.

 

  

Who should attend?

Anyone working with people at skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes, rehabilitation facilities, adult day care centers, home care agencies, etc. Including but not limited to: TRD’s, CNAs, home health aides, social workers, nurses, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, memory or dementia unit managers / supervisors. Clock hours earned can be used toward hours for your National Certification(s).

 

TIME LINE FOR THE DAY

 

Registration 8:00
Session 1 8:30
Break 10:10
Session 2 10:25
Lunch 12:25
Session 3 1:10
Break 3:00
Session 4 3:15
Conclusion 4:00

 

 

DEADLINE: March 14th, 2018 limited seating so register early.

FEES:

  • CATRD MEMBER: $110.00
  • CATRD NON-MEMBER: $160.00
  • FULL TIME STUDENT: $70.00

     (Full time = a minimum of 4 classes per semester)
DIRECTIONS & PARKING INFORMATION:

Hartog Activity Center

Masonicare at Ashlar Village

Cheshire Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

 

From I-91 South                           

  • Take I-91 South to Exit 17 (Wilbur Cross Parkway / Route 15),
  • Take Exit 64, at the end of ramp turn left at light,
  • At next traffic light, turn right onto Cheshire Road,
  • Masonicare at Ashlar Village is 1/2 mile on the right,
  • Go to the second stop sign and take a left,
  • Follow access road to 2nd left ~ Meadow Wood Lobby Entrance.

 

From Route 15 North

  • Take Route 15 North to Exit 64,
  • At end of ramp, turn left at light,
  • At second light, turn right onto Cheshire Road,
  • Masonicare at Ashlar Village is 1/2 mile on the right,
  • Go to the second stop sign and take a left,
  • Follow access road to 2nd left ~ Meadow Wood Lobby Entrance.

 

From I-91 North

  • Take I-91 North to Exit 13,
  • At end of ramp, turn left at the traffic light then immediately turn right onto Toelles Road,
  • At stop sign, turn right onto South Turnpike Road,
  • At second traffic light, turn left onto Cheshire Road,
  • Masonicare at Ashlar Village is 1/2 mile on the right,
  • Go to the second stop sign and take a left. Follow access road to 2nd left ~ Meadow Wood Lobby Entrance. 

 

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CATRD Fall Seminar 2018