Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Eastern Shore Hospital Center
5262 Woods Road
English Hall
Cambridge, MD 21613

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Annie Caporellie

10/21/20 - Understanding Serious Mental Illness 

Dr. Gregory Neimeyer

Important Notes & Announcements:

  • Due to the Covid-19 situation, we have decided to reschedule this March 24th training for Wednesday, October 21st.  If you were registered for March 24th, you are automatically transferred to the new date.
  • By submitting your registration form, you are agreeing to CHEP's cancellation policy.  Please review in detail prior to registering. 
  • Grievance Procedure can be found at the following link - CHEP Grievance Procedure

Course Description:

There are an estimated 11 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with SMI, defined as mental, behavioral or emotional disorders resulting in serious functional impairment which substantially interferes with major life activities.  This workshop addresses the conceptualization and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental, psychotic and select traumatic disorders, as well as the common co-occuring disorders that accompany them.  Aspects of therapy and therapist self-care are also considered in relation to these rapidly evolving groups of disorders. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify at least one significant change in the Schizophrenic Disorders.
2. List at least two different neurodevelopmental disorders.
3. Discuss at least two co-occurring disorders that commonly accompany SMI.
4. Discuss traumatic and complex traumatic disorders and ways to address them.
5. Explain why the bereavement exclusion was eliminated and not maintained in the DSM-5 for Major Depressive Disorders.
6. Discuss compassion fatigue and therapist self-care and identify at least three ways to address it. 

Speaker Information:

Dr. Greg Neimeyer, PhD is professor emeritus of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida.  A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is also the recipient of its award for Outstanding Research in Career and Personality Psychology.  A previous Chair of the Executive Board of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs in the United States, he has also been inducted as a lifetime member into the Academy of Distinguished Teacher Scholars.  He currently serves as the Director of the APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology and the Center for Learning and Career Development in Washington, DC. 

Continuing Education:

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Credits - 5.5 hours
Maryland Social Workers - Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners: "Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program.  This training qualifies for Category 1 contiuing education credits."

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Credits - 5.5 hours
"This course has been approved by CHEP as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for 5.5 CEs. NAADAC provider number 62665, CHEP is responsible for all aspects of their programming."

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Credits - 5.5 hours
Certified Counselors - National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): "Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs."

Physicians - AMA PRA Category 1 (ACCME) Credits - 5.5 hours
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Target Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Certified Counselors, Addiction Counselors, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses

Educational Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation, Video, Hands On, Case Study

Evaluation and Certificate:

All attendees are required to sign-in in order to receive credits.  Sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk for up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, and 30 minutes after the start of the program.  Attendees are expected to stay until the conclusion of the day in order to receive credits for the day.

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program's completion. Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed.

 Registration Information:

Community Provider - $85
Eastern Shore Hospital Center Employee (w. ID) - $45
VA VISN 5 Employee (w. ID) - $15

Registration will close at the end of the day on October 18th; however, we do accept onsite registration as long as space allows.  

Registration includes coffee, juices, and light breakfast snacks starting at 8:30am with registration.  Lunch will not be included. 

If you are registering as a VA VISN 5 Employee, you will be required to show proof of current employment via government issued VA ID Badge at check in.  If you do not have your badge, you will not be granted access to the program unless you pay the regular community rate.