ANCOR/NADD Dual Diagnoses Webinar Series

The ANCOR/NADD Dual-Diagnoses Webinar Series

January – March, 2017
(all webinars from 1:00pm – 2:00pm, EST)

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and NADD are proud to partner together to offer this six-part webinar series that covers topics ranging from relaxation training for individuals with IDD to supporting psychological resilience in staff.

Cost

Since registration is through the ANCOR website, NADD members need to enter a discount code to receive membership pricing.  Sign in to your NADD account and click “membership benefits” for your discount code. 

Individual Webinars
ANCOR/NADD Members – $69
Non-members – $129

Complete Series (20% savings)
ANCOR/NADD Members – $331
Non-members – $619

To register for the complete series, click here.

Schedule

January 4, 2017 – Promoting Relaxation for Individuals with IDD
Dosia Paclawskyj PhD, BCBA

January 18, 2017 – Substance Use and Misuse in Individuals with IDD
Joanne Van Der Nagel MD

February 8, 2017 – A Rational Approach to Use of Psychotropic Medications for Persons with IDD
Stephen Ruedrich MD

February 22, 2017 – Supporting Staff – Psychological Resilience
Karyn Harvey PhD

March 15, 2017 – Risk Assessment for Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual Disabilities
Randy Shively, PhD

March 29, 2017 – Assessing and Treating Challenging Sexual Behavior
Marc Goldman

Session Descriptions

Promoting Relaxation for Individuals with IDD – Dosia Paclawskyj PhD, BCBA (January 4, 2017)

Individuals with IDD experience a range of stressors in their lives. Some stressors may even trigger or exacerbate maladaptive behaviors and/or psychiatric disorders. Caregivers often react to these situations, but are often missing strategies for preventing these stressors in the first place. Relaxation training offers a prevention strategy that can become a lifelong tool against stress for persons with IDD. This webinar reviews the methods of relaxation training that are appropriate for persons with IDD as well as teaching strategies to optimize their successful use.

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Substance Use and Misuse in Individuals with IDD – Joanne Van Der Nagel MD (January 18, 2017)

Though substance (ab)use and addiction sometimes are seen as a condition afflicting only a small subgroup of socially marginalized persons, these stereotypes are far from reality. The use and misuse of psychoactive substances such as alcohol, cannabis, and other illicit drugs is widespread across society, and affects a wide variety of people including persons with IDD. 

In this webinar we will focus on screening and assessment of substance use, refferal to addiction services, and substance use treatment strategies, including adaptations that need to be made to accommodate individuals with IDD.

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A Rational Approach to Use of Psychotropic Medications for Persons with IDD – Stephen Ruedrich MD (February 8, 2017)

Many individuals with IDD and their families, as well as clinicians and researchers, believe that psychotropic medications, and particularly antipsychotic medications, have been over-prescribed to persons with IDD, often with little clinical justification, and without appropriate monitoring for toxicity.  Psychotropic treatment of persons with IDD should start with an accurate psychiatric diagnosis; or in the absence of an agreed-upon diagnosis, a well-thought-out psychotropic treatment hypothesis.  This program will briefly describe the history of psychotropic practice with persons with IDD, the current best-practice of establishing a diagnosis before prescribing medications, and the need for continuous monitoring of individuals for evidence of side effects or toxicity.  

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Supporting Staff – Psychological Resilience – Karyn Harvey PhD (February 22, 2017)

This webinar will talk about the importance of self-care for the direct care professional. We will begin with a discussion of the reality of trauma and stress in the lives of the professionals on the front lines working with folks with I/DD. Next we will talk about managing stress on the job and finally, we will introduce a tool for enhancing personal emotional self-care and overall happiness.

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Risk Assessment for Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual Disabilities – Randy Shively, PhD (March 15, 2017)

Individuals with ID and challenging behaviors pose many challenges related to impulsive choices in the areas of sexuality, fire setting, anger and the use of the internet. There is an increased need for effective risk assessment to guide decision making on treatment teams. These assessments need to be thorough and target aspects of intellectual functioning, risk of offending and mental health. This webinar will highlight helpful assessment tools and common problems faced by teams with this population. The risk for sexual offenses and the need for sexual education will be discussed. Several case studies will be presented to illustrate the need for effective assessment and increased staff education.

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Assessing and Treating Challenging Sexual Behavior – Marc Goldman (March 29, 2017)

There is increasing recognition of the lack of resources and the need for supports for people with Intellectual Disabilities at risk of aberrant sexual expression. Offense specific treatment professionals with experience treating individuals with Intellectual Disabilities are in high demand and short supply. This webinar will focus on assessment and risk considerations of the individual. Development of effective assessment based safety and treatment interventions that can be implemented by support professionals in the community will be discussed.  Case examples will illustrate a variety of ethical and biopsychosocial issues.

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(To register for complete series, see above.)