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Lakeview is the established source for continuing education for professionals dedicated to the treatment of people affected by neurological and behavioral challenges. Free CEUs may be earned through visiting our interactive web site and registering for scheduled programs, such as our Third Thursday at Three Series.
This presentation reviews recent developments in the field of HIV/AIDS Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) and how these disorders impact a person’s real world functioning in areas such as employment, social interaction and self-care. While pharmacological developments have dramatically reduced the occurrence of the most severe form of HAND, known as HIV Associated Dementia (HAD), persons with HIV/AIDS may experience significant cognitive deficits that interfere with ability to maintain or resume functional capacity. These impairments may lead to short-term or long-term unemployment, and warrant rehabilitation in multiple domains. Even the most seasoned of care managers will find themselves challenged by the complexities of care planning for those living with HIV/AIDS and HAND. From a neuropsychological perspective, we will explore the areas of functioning most likely to be impacted by HAND. Participants will learn (1) the common symptoms of HAND; (2) how these symptoms impact functioning; and (3) case management strategies to help persons maintain or resume functional capacity.
Presented by Janice Duncan, MA, Clinical Liaison for Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center. Janice earned her Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. She has nine years’ experience providing mental health case management, medical care management, neuropsychological testing and psychotherapy for persons living with HIV/AIDS. She has spent most of her career integrating psychological services into a medical setting in Tennessee, Rhode Island, and Vermont. She joined Lakeview Neurorehabilitation in 2011 as a Clinical Liaison.
Research has shown that professionals in various fields do not possess adequate knowledge regarding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and, therefore, often either misdiagnose or miss symptoms completely. Professionals in all health related fields will learn the necessary criteria for better recognition of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Individuals will also learn other components including prevention, prevalence and treatment of FAS.
Presented by Ashley Schoof, MS, Doctoral Psychology Intern, who is competing her doctorate at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. Her focus is on child clinical psychology. She has a special interest in children with developmental disabilities including Autism and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and has experience in residential programs, schools and childcare facilities specializing in developmental disabilities and behavioral health.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are now being recognized as a major public health concern because of their lifelong persistence. Until recently, there has been little research and attention to the associated psychiatric disorders that may further affect functioning. Participants will be informed about comorbid psychiatric diagnoses and their related symptoms. A better diagnostic understanding will enhance lifelong outcomes and support optimal treatment.
Presented by Amber D. Perymon, PsyD, the Clinical Director and Community Liaison for Lakeview NeuroCare, Lewistown. Her previous work experience includes Director of Clinical Services and Outreach, and Director of Adult Services Florida Operations for Eden, a national autism center. Dr. Perymon earned her doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Entering the field of Autism as an ABA therapist, she trained at the Lovaas Institute and the Douglas Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University an gained extensive experience at the Kelberman Center for Autism, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Center for Developmental Disabilities, the Brief Therapy Clinic at the South Behavioral Therapy Center, and Wright State University’s Center for Disability Services.
Working on the Clinical Liaison team for Lakeview’s Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) the hospital clinical liaison team has the privilege of evaluating a large array of patients varying in diagnoses and medical complexities. The Clinical Liaison is the first point of contact to see the medical needs of the patient, and help facilitate the process involved in the patient’s transition in the medical partnership to LTACH level of care. This presentation addresses how an LTACH benefits patients in the continuum of care, how earlier admission benefits patients in their health goals, and examines three types of patients that often benefit from the LTACH level of care.
Presented by Amy M. Schoepke, RN, BA, Clinical Liaison, who received her BA in Communication from University of WI – Parkside and her Associates Degree in Nursing from Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI. She has worked for Lakeview Specialty Hospital for six years as a Staff RN, Charge Nurse, and in her current position evaluates patients for admission as a Clinical Liaison. She has provided care for and evaluated patients with a wide array of diagnoses and has spent three years in clinical research, managing studies from an in house perspective, field monitoring, and reviewing of protocol monitoring reports related to cardiac device trials.
This presentation discusses weaning TBI patients from mechanical ventilation via a multi-disciplinary team approach, using the five focus areas of assessment, motivation, mobilization, communication, and education. The objective is to identify evidence-based weaning techniques and improvements in weaning. Topics include cognitive interventions, therapeutic modalities, protocols, appropriate pharmacology, and current technology. Emphasis is on positive reinforcement strategies for patients with TBI with the goal of medical stabilization, rehabilitation, and discharge planning to a “home” environment.
Presented by Robyn R. Rushing, RRT, NRP, BBA, VP of Medical Operations and Development, Facility Administrator for Lakeview Specialty Hospital who has 20 years of hospital experience, entering the field as a licensed Respiratory Therapist. She has been instrumental in developing Lakeview’s medical operations including home health services, ventilator programs, intermediate care unit, lab services, dialysis, bronchoscopy, endoscopy and critical care paramedic services. Previously she served as Director of Business Development and later as Chief Executive Officer for three LTACs and as Administrative Director for Kaiser Rehabilitation Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Rushing is a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab.
An hour long presentation providing an overview of the conceptualization, development, and implementation of a Young Adult Program at Lakeview New Hampshire, serving a diverse group of participants with neurodevelopmental conditions. The presentation includes review of assessment tools, program elements and evaluation of outcomes.
Presented by Amanda Goza, PhD – Director of Youth Services, who joined Lakeview with over decade of clinical leadership experience. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and completed her APA accredited internship and fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia Hospital’s Treatment Center for Children. She served as director of behavior therapy and program support and staff psychologist at large programs in Abilene, TX, and most recently as Director of Psychology and Clinical Services Development for Northern Virginia Mental Health
Institute before joining Lakeview. Dr. Goza has treated, trained and published in the areas of anxiety, depression, developmental disabilities, autism, self-injury, assessment, best practices and integrating behavioral and pharmacological treatments.
Exposure to various types of neurotoxins is alarmingly common in both home and work nvironments, including solvents, organophosphates and heavy metals, among others. Syptoms, methods of assessment, interventions and prognosis will be reviewed along with global implications.
Presented by Tina M. Trudel, PhD, Lakeview’s Chief Operating Officer and a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Trudel has numerous publications and presentations in neuropsychology and rehabilitation. She serves on the national boards of NABIS and BIAA where she was honored with the 2008 Founder’s Award. She is an Asst. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia Medical School, former post-doctoral supervisor at Dartmouth Medical School and trained at NYU Medical Center – Rusk Institute. Dr. Trudel celebrated her 20th year with Lakeview in 2012.