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Nature-Informed Therapy Techniques for Sensory, Cognitive & Emotional Development in Kids, 10/25/2017 12:00:00 AM CDT, Digital Seminar More info »
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Nature-Informed Therapy Techniques for Sensory, Cognitive & Emotional Development in Kids


Faculty :
Cheryl Fisher
Duration:
Full Day
Brochure Code:
PLW56671
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar
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Access for 90 day(s) after program date.

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Description

  • Strategies for ADHD, anxiety and depression
  • Creative nature-enhanced sensory experiences (indoors & out)
  • Nature-based mindfulness, meditation & movement techniques

Epidemic proportions of children are diagnosed with ADHD, depression, sensory overload, and low self-esteem.

As therapists/educators, we are constantly looking for new tools and techniques that will truly make a difference in the overall health and well-being of children, while improving educational and therapeutic settings.

Outdoor play not only has the power to increase sensory regulation, attention, social skills, creativity, and problem-solving, but it’s free and readily available. Unfortunately, the average child spends less than 30 minutes playing in natural settings, and recess is the first activity to be omitted in time-constraints and used as a disciplinary consequence.

Today kids know more about engaging in gaming, tablets, and social media, than they do about climbing trees and spying on bird nests, planting seeds and watching plants grow, and interacting in the natural world.

Join psychotherapist, counselor-educator, author, and nature-lover, Dr. Cheryl Fisher to bring the benefits of nature-informed therapy and play into your clinical practice. The kids you work with will be:

  • Self-confident
  • Relaxed
  • Emotionally self-regulated
  • Empathetic
  • Problem solvers
  • Physically active
  • Sensory integrated
  • Creative
  • Focused

This workshop will provide you with evidence-based practices in the area of nature-child direct engagement and overall wellness. Come explore a fresh, creative and innovative way to engage kids of all ages.

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: This activity is designed to qualify for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this activity. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

 


COUNSELORS

This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


COUNSELORS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


COUNSELORS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS - SOUTH CAROLINA

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


EDUCATORS

This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 6.25 clock hours in length.


EDUCATORS - ILLINOIS

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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form. Instructions will be made available the day of the webcast under the “Materials” tab.

After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation you will also need to complete the ISBE required “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form. Please mail this completed form and $20 enrollment fee to PESI, Inc., CE Department, PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000, along with your name, the full title of the webcast, and date of live broadcast.


EDUCATORS - INDIANA

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards. 


EDUCATORS - MONTANA

This program is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction. 


EDUCATORS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours. 


EDUCATORS, ADMINISTRATORS & EDUCATION SERVICES PERSONNEL - NEW JERSEY

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours. MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc. is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS - FLORIDA

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

** Florida Particpants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


PSYCHOLOGISTS

PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


PSYCHOLOGISTS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


PSYCHOLOGISTS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


SOCIAL WORKERS

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


SOCIAL WORKERS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Course Level: Intermediate. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


SOCIAL WORKERS - ILLINOIS

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS - KANSAS

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS - MINNESOTA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


SOCIAL WORKERS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - OHIO

PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - PENNSYLVANIA

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS 2/1/17 - CALIFORNIA

This intermediate activity consists of <<APPHRS>> clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only:  To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS - KANSAS

Approved for 7.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS & AUDIOLOGISTS - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS & AUDIOLOGISTS - ASHA

ASHA

This course is offered for .6 live ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists  & Audiologists who participate in the live webcast will be required to complete additional steps if they want their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Handouts

Faculty

Cheryl Fisher Related seminars and products: 1

PhD, NCC, LCPC


Cheryl Fisher, PhD, NCC, LCPC, is a licensed clinical professional counselor and counselor-educator with 30 years of clinical and educational experience with individuals, families and children. She is a certified trauma professional and an abuse and domestic violence specialist with extensive clinical experience working with trauma survivors of all ages. Dr. Fisher was awarded the Governor’s Award for her clinical work in trauma. She has deployed with the American Red Cross Mental Health Team both locally and nationally. Dr. Fisher is often assisted by her co-therapists, Max and Lily- golden doodle therapy dogs and a beta fish named Olive.


An international presenter, Dr. Fisher conducts research in the areas of nature and mental health, in addition to spirituality and meaning-construction. She is a columnist- The Counseling Connoisseur- for Counseling Today Online. Dr. Fisher has a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in the integration of psychology and spirituality, and an M.S. in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She is certified in Jungian Sandtray work and play therapy. Dr. Fisher’s writing projects include Homegrown Psychotherapy: Nature-Informed Counseling and the Dr. Sophia children’s book series that connect children to nature in healing ways.


Speaker Disclosures:


Financial: Cheryl Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.


Non-financial: Cheryl Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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  1. Articulate three ways to integrate nature-enhanced principles into your practice.
  2. Construct three strategies to employ nature-informed tools and techniques for clinician self-care.
  3. Critique three ways that non-directive active movement in natural settings is beneficial.
  4. Develop nature-enhanced clinical applications designed to improve listening, attention, empathy and problem-solving while reducing aggression.
  5. Design a nature-informed treatment plan and apply it to a clinical case study.
  6. Choose at least three ethical considerations for integrating nature-informed therapies into clinical practice.

Overview

  • Sensory Assessment Inventory and guided imagery
  • Create a Time Diary- How much time do you spend in nature?
  • Therapeutic Nature Enhanced programs
  • Ethical considerations

NATURE-INFORMED TECHNIQUES FOR:

Cognitive, Emotional Development

  • Increase focused attention
  • Improve sensory integration
  • Promote a calm but alert state
  • Complex problem solving opportunities
  • Promote confidence
  • Stimulate creativity
  • Increase empathy

Sensory Integration

  • Promote less sensory overload
  • Provide exposure to a variety of tactile stimuli
  • Increase vestibular engagement
  • Create a whole brain, whole body experience

Physical Development

  • Posture
  • Strength/balance
  • Endurance
  • Body awareness
  • Immune system
  • Sleep

CLINICAL APPLICATION:

Bring the Outdoors In

  • Create natural lighting
  • Integrate natural elements
  • Nature bins
  • Gardens
  • Animal assisted therapy
  • Tools for teaching mindfulness:
  • Cloud spotting,
  • Pebble meditation,
  • Nature cards

Venture Outside

  • Natural settings promote:
  • Listening
  • Focused attention
  • Cooperative interaction
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Additional Nature-Informed Tools
  • Nature quests
  • Wilderness therapy
  • Horticulture therapy

Develop a Treatment Plan

  • Nature-informed tools and the application of case studies
  • Apply concepts of a nature-enhanced practice - craft a therapeutic homework guide
  • Nature as a co-therapist in your practice
Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

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