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Digital Seminar

Dementia Support Group Leader’s Training: Revolutionize Support Group Skills for Dementia Caregivers and People Living with Dementia


Speakers:
Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA |  Christina Soriano, MFA |  Christina Elizabeth Hugenschmidt, MS, PhD, LCMHC |  Samantha Culler, MSW, LCSW |  Marinda Freeman, MSW, LCSW
Duration:
10 Hours 11 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 22, 2023
Product Code:
POS078712
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Never has the need for dementia support groups been greater.  

Research shows that support groups help participants by reducing depressive and anxious symptoms and enhancing caregiver efficacy and resilience.  Research also shows that support groups provide a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental place to explore thoughts, feelings, and find meaning.  

Whether you’re thinking about starting a support group for dementia caregivers or people living with dementia, or are already leading a support group, this training is for you!  You will access essential knowledge and skills on support group theory and practice that will make you a more confident, competent, and compassionate support group leader.   You will walk through challenges and strategies for in-person, virtual and hybrid support group options.

But that’s not all….further examples of the practice changing information you will have lifetime access to:

  • Examine the 8 central needs of dementia caregivers and utilize them as the framework for a dementia caregiver support group
  • Explain how mindfulness, improvisational movement, creativity, and cognitive activities can be integrated into a support group for people living with dementia

Included in the training materials, you will take away the framework, curricula, lesson plans, and practical how-to’s to establish a sustainable support group program for family caregivers and those on the dementia journey.  The training has been designed for a wide audience of individuals, including mental health and medical professionals as well as a variety of allied health professionals and administrators.  

Watch actual video segments from dementia caregiver support groups and support groups for people with dementia support.  The real-life examples will be integrated throughout this program, along with explanations and analysis by an experienced multidisciplinary team to create an impactful and powerful training experience, unlike any you’ve had before.   The expert team of presenters are all experienced support group leaders and authors of support group leader’s manuals.  

Register today….for the only support group leader’s training that provides comprehensive knowledge about group theory and practice, as well as strategies to fine tune leaders’ skills to start a support group or improve an established leader’s competence and compassion!  Don’t delay….be a part of the revolution to improve dementia care! 

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. 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 info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before purchase.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 10.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 10.0 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 - Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 10.0 continuing education credits.


Counselors - Illinois Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Per the IDFPR: Social Work Continuing Education Sponsors approved by the Division in accordance with the rules for the administration of Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act (225 ILCS 201), 68 Ill.  Adm. Code 1470.95; PESI, Inc. is a registered social work continuing education sponsor with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance, pass a post-test, and who complete the program evaluation.


Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of instruction.


Counselors - Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 10.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Counselors - Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 10.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Counselors - Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Social Workers - Social Workers

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 10.0 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.


Social Workers - Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 10.1 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers - Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 10.0 continuing education credits. 


Social Workers - Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 10.0 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 10.0 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 10.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of instruction.


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Psychologists - Arizona Psychologists

This activity consists of 10.0 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Sec. R4-26). Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this home study activity in case it is requested by the board.


Psychologists - California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 10.0 continuing education credit hours for California Psychologists. The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of psychology and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This enduring material is certified for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Canadian Psychologists

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 10.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Psychologists - Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 10.1 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists - Illinois Psychologists

 

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 10.0 contact hours.


Psychologists - Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists, approved provider #202312H. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 10.0 contact hours.


Psychologists - New York Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0014. This self-study activity will qualify for 12.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Psychologists - Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 10.0 continuing education hours.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 03/22/2023. It was last reviewed on 11/20/2023 and is valid until 11/19/2026.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 10.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 10.0 credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 10.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 10.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 10.0 contact hours. Expires: 11/17/2026.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 10.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 10.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 10.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 10.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course contains 10.0 hours of Distance Learning - Independent continuing education. It was not offered for AOTA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. For state licensure or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 10.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 10.0 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 10.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 10.0 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 10.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

 


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 12.2 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 10.0 continuing education hours.


Oklahoma Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This asynchronous activity consists of 10.0 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Physical Therapists. Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-9-3.1 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs offered by providers approved by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Advanced. This activity will provide 10.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 10.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 10.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 10.0 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 10.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 10.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 10.0 continuing education credits. 


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 12.0 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 10.0 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.



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Speaker

Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA's Profile

Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA Related seminars and products

Empath Education, LLC


Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA is dually trained as a physician and mental health counselor. He was the primary care partner for his late wife, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007 at age 53 and died in 2016 after a 9-year journey. Ed was a practicing academic radiation oncologist for 23 years, specializing in the treatment of adults and children with brain cancer. In 2010, inspired by Rebecca’s journey, his medical interest shifted to dementia diagnosis and treatment, and with his addition training in mental health counseling, he founded the Memory Counseling Program in 2011, part of the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and the Sticht Center on Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The program serves individuals, couples, and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

He is the author of four books. Along with coauthors Deborah Barr and Dr. Gary Chapman, he wrote Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey, which describes his moving personal story of care for Rebecca coupled with an innovative use of the 5 love languages in dementia counseling. He also wrote The Dementia Care Partner’s Workbook, a support group manual and self-study guide for dementia care partners, providing understanding, education, and hope for the long journey of dementia caregiving from diagnosis through end-of-life. He has also co-authored two resources for support group leaders, A Leader’s Manual for Dementia Care Partner Support Groups and A Support Group for People Living with Dementia: The Leaders Manual.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Edward Shaw receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Edward Shaw has no relevant non-financial relationships.

 


Christina Soriano, MFA's Profile

Christina Soriano, MFA Related seminars and products


Christina Soriano, MFA, is the Vice Provost for the Arts and Interdisciplinary Initiatives at Wake Forest University and a professor of dance. Since 2012, Christina has regularly taught a community dance class in Winston-Salem, NC to people living with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners and has been involved in three scientific studies that look at the ways dance can help with quality of life, mobility and balance of people living with neurodegenerative disease. She has received funding from the National Parkinson Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, and the National Institutes of Health, with Dr. Christina Hugenschmidt, with whom she regularly collaborates on this work.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Christina Soriano has an employment relationship with Wake Forest University. She received grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH), Luce Foundation Grant, and Retirement Research Foundation. Christina Soriano receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Christina Soriano has no relevant non-financial relationships.

 


Christina Elizabeth Hugenschmidt, MS, PhD, LCMHC's Profile

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Christina Hugenschmidt, MS, PhD, LCMHC, is a mental health counselor and neuroscientist. Her experiences in clinical practice led her to question how support groups can be used to improve brain health. She began working with the Memory Counseling Program (MCP) after joining Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention at Health/Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem North Carolina in 2012 and was recently appointed MCP director following Dr. Shaw’s retirement. Her experiences leading and developing a support group for people with dementia have profoundly shaped how she views dementia and her research into how positive experiences like this group can support the well-being of people living with dementia and their care partners. Her research uses brain imaging to explore how common aging-related changes in the body, such as mobility, obesity and diabetes affect brain health, and how these effects on the brain can be modified by everyday lifestyle, like engaging in exercise and arts practices.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Christina Hugenschmidt has an employment relationship with Wake Forest School of Medicine. She is a reviewer for training grants with the American Federation for Aging Research. Christina Hugenschmidt receives a grants from the NIH/NIA. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Christina Hugenschmidt is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the American Diabetes Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Obesity Society. She is a reviewer for several peer review journals, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.

 


Samantha Culler, MSW, LCSW's Profile

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Wake Forest Baptist Health


Samantha Culler, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and the clinical director for the memory counseling program at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, NC. She has provided mental health counseling for people with progressive and chronic health conditions since 2016, after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Prior to entering a career in mental health, Samantha worked in clinical research, where her desire to provide mental health counseling to people living with chronic health conditions started. She is a strengths-based therapist who has a desire to help people live fully at all stages of life. Samantha provides individual, couple, and family counseling for those on the dementia journey as well as leading a support group for people living with dementia.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Samantha Culler has an employment relationship with Wake Forest Health Sciences. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Samantha Culler has no relevant non-financial relationships.

 


Marinda Freeman, MSW, LCSW's Profile

Marinda Freeman, MSW, LCSW Related seminars and products


Marinda Freeman, MSW, LCSW, licensed clinical social worker, currently providing trauma-focused counseling at Family Services Inc. of Forsyth County. She provides individual, family and group support to the clients she serves. While completing her master’s in social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, marina interned at the Memory Counseling Program at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. Her experience with the Memory Counseling Program included the implementation of positive therapeutic techniques by providing emotional support, specifically mental health counseling for persons with dementia, as well as their care partners both individually and in group settings. Marinda’s passion for this population grew rapidly and she was inspired to develop a support group curriculum for people living with dementia to help improve their quality of life, honor autonomy and provide a safe space to openly talk about their diagnosis. Marinda is dedicated to her work and is a strong advocate for those who struggle with mental health challenges.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Marinda Freeman has an employment relationship with the Family Services Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Marinda Freeman has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Objectives

  1. Explain the benefits of support groups for dementia caregivers and people living with dementia.
  2. Distinguish between companioning and treating support group participants.
  3. Analyze the five developmental phases of support groups.  
  4. Select the basic and advanced counseling skills that will facilitate group cohesion and growth.
  5. Contrast the group versus individual participant causes of group process challenges and failures.
  6. Formulate strategies to manage challenging group participants.
  7. Explain how meaning deconstruction and reconstruction are useful in support groups for dementia caregivers.
  8. Create a plan to implement in-person, virtual, or hybrid in-person/virtual support groups for dementia caregivers and/or people living with dementia in your setting.
  9. Explain the benefits of support groups for people living with dementia.
  10. Distinguish between the 8 central needs of dementia caregivers.
  11. Evaluate the components of the overall curricula and individual sessions for closed- and open-ended support groups for dementia caregivers and people living with dementia
  12. Create a support group curriculum and individual sessions that meet the needs for your work setting.
  13. Explain the theory and practice of mindfulness as well as IMPROVment®, an improvisational movement curriculum, as applied to support groups for people living with dementia.

Outline

Knowledge and Skills for Support Group Leaders 

  • Benefits of support groups
  • Companioning vs treating
  • Developmental phases of support groups
  • Basic counseling skills
  • Advanced counseling skills
  • Challenging group dynamics
  • Challenging individuals in the group
  • Meaning deconstruction and reconstruction
  • In-person vs virtual vs hybrid in-person/virtual support groups – challenges and strategies for each setting

Support Groups for Dementia Caregivers 

  • The difference between a care partner and caregiver
  • Benefits of support groups for dementia caregivers and people living with dementia, including the evidence base, limitations, and potential risks
  • The 8 central needs of dementia caregivers
  • Mindfulness theory and practice for dementia caregivers
  • Session elements – mindfulness, check-in, educational lesson, discussion/Q&A, and homework
  • Curriculum for closed- and open-ended dementia caregiver groups

Support Groups for People Living with Dementia 

  • Benefits of support groups for people living with dementia including the evidence base, limitations, and potential risks
  • Unique aspects of developmental phases, counseling skills, challenging participants, and meaning reconstruction in support groups for people living with dementia
  • Mindfulness for people living with dementia
  • IMPROVment® - an improvisational movement curriculum for people living with dementia
  • Session elements - mindfulness, improvisational movement (IMPROVment®), creativity, and domain-specific cognitive activities 
  • Curriculum for closed- and open-ended support groups for people living with dementia

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Activity Directors
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants

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