Alzheimer’s & Lewy Body Dementia: Assessments
& Treatments for Clients and Caregivers
- Social Workers / Counselors Training Seminar
Due to the rapid rate of people being diagnosed
with dementia (or one of its many types), families and caregivers of these
individuals are seeking guidance and assistance to better cope with this
unpredictable disease. The road to caring for someone like this is often not
clear or smooth, making life overwhelming and all-consuming. Equip those family
members and caregivers with the proper navigational tools to help them traverse
this difficult terrain. With Dr. Conrad Christensen as your guide, you can help
your clients face and combat the most turbulent issues associated with
Alzheimer's and Lewy body dementia using cutting-edge research, a "Mind Map of
the Territory," and behavioral interventions that work. Dr. Christensen's
approach is based on the most up-to-date research backed up by clinical care,
care giving, and family support.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Discuss the normal aging brain, what goes
wrong, and research—depicting Alzheimer's and Lewy body dementia in today's
• Examine the neurobiological brain disease parameters, supporting research, and
complexities of co-existing dementias
• Highlight treatment issues, emergent situations, and behavioral interventions
• Distinguish when AD and DLB co-exist in the same person
• Explain the diagnostic criteria of each dementia syndrome
• Develop a plan of prevention, early detection, and proactive programs for your
• Identify and provide samples to each participant—screening instruments that
can be used in daily clinical practices to aid diagnoses and intake assessments
CONRAD CHRISTENSEN, PhD, is a clinical
psychologist licensed at a PhD level by the state of Wisconsin. He is the owner
of the Centre for Psychological Services and has been in private practice since
1975. Dr. Christensen has a lifetime license as a School Psychologist and is
certified as a provider of Integrated Medicine and Mental Health. His experience
covers a wide spectrum, including Elementary and Secondary level, technical
colleges, and universities.
Dr. Christensen has studied dementia and the elderly, volunteered at the local
Respite Care Center, and has years of experience in care-giving.
Neuropsychological testing, diagnosis, and family consultation of dementia in
general and Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, and Parkinson's dementia in particular have
been a routine part of his private practice. He participates in a new
community-based social program for patients and their families entitled, "Memory
Cafe." Seminars and civic group presentations are given to increase awareness
and understanding of the two most frequently diagnosed incurable dementias
"Dr. Christensen presented this poignant research
seminar to our staff. He possesses extensive knowledge of Lewy body dementia
resulting from over 10 years of research as a caregiver."
Marilyn-Seidl-Kramer, Director of Marshfield Area Respite Care Center
"Conrad is a knowledgeable, well-spoken, patient man who can help counselors and
other professionals develop additional skills for their practice."
Kelly Schultz, LPC, CSAC
"I found Dr. Christensen's seminar informative; it helped me fill in a lot of
blanks I never understood. He helped my family better understand the ailments
connected with Lewy body dementia."
Nick Arnoldy, CIC
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Social Workers
• Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
• Psychiatric Nurses
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Occupational Therapists
• Case Managers
• Nursing Home Administrators
• Pastoral Counselors
CREDITS - CE Approvals
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
American Nurses Credentialing Center - Cross Country Education, LLC. is
accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - Cross Country
Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is
offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement
of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA
Educational level Introductory,, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational
American Psychological Association - Cross Country Education is approved
by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program
and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full
attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for
partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider
#1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the
Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved
Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved
through 1-27-18). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the
program. Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours
for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
more information. This educational offering is at the Beginning level for social
California Board of Registered Nursing - Cross Country Education is
approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for
7.2 contact hours.
Commission for Case Manager Certification - This program has been
submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of
Florida Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved
provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is
offered for 6.0 contact hours.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Iowa Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider
with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered
for 7.2 contact hours.
Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - Application
currently under review for MFT CEU approval by the Louisiana Association For
Marriage and Family Therapy.
NASW-LA - This program has been submitted to the NASW-Louisiana Chapter
for approval of 6 continuing education credits.
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family
Therapist - This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Board of
Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists for approval of
6 contact hours.
National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards - Cross
Country Education is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education
with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and
has submitted this program for the number of clock hours listed under their
sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final
authority on the acceptance of individual courses.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. - Cross Country Education
has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.
5904. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cross
Country Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Six (6)
contact hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -