Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Pine Rest is committed to offering many professional educational opportunities for staff and community practitioners to promote clinical excellence and excellent care for everyone in the communities we serve. Our growing number of outstanding lectures and training experiences include:

Below are a few of our upcoming educational opportunities. For additional lectures, conferences and workshops, please click here to view all professional events.

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  • Wed Sep 26th 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Should Antipsychotic Medications for Schizophrenia Be Given for a Lifetime (Grand Rounds)

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Should Antipsychotic Medications for Schizophrenia Be Given for a Lifetime
  • Thu Oct 4th 2018 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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    Postpartum Support International 2-Day Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Conference

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    The 2-day Postpartum Support International Certificate of Completion Course, taught by expert and engaging faculty, is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for psychiatrists, nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, or anyone interested in learning skills and knowledge for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders This training will also discuss that vicarious trauma is an occupational hazard in child welfare and juvenile justice that often leads to lack of job satisfaction, job productivity, and negative outcomes for youth and families, workers, and workplace. Prevention and self-care can best happen when professionals are able to distinguish and identify personal and professional vulnerability. This module will focus on opportunities to prevent negative effects and self-care after exposures. 13.5 Social Work and CME credits available.
  • Wed Oct 17th 2018 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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    Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ Youth (Pearls for Primary Care)

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Dr. Edwards will share findings from a recent Pine Rest research study that examined how psychiatric illness impacts adolescents who identify as LGBTQ. Dr. Kunze will educate attendees about the implications of these findings in primary care settings.
  • Wed Oct 31st 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    How an Optimistic Outlook Can Lead to a Happier and Healthier Life (Grand Rounds)

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    How an Optimistic Outlook Can Lead to a Happier and Healthier Life
  • Fri Nov 9th 2018 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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    Understanding, Identifying and Interacting with Trafficking Survivors

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Human trafficking cuts across all avenues of race, gender and cultures. Too often the victims of trafficking are treated as criminals rather than as victims who have been exploited. The focus of this presentation will be on the victims of both rape and labor trafficking. Victims of both arenas suffer acute PTSD due to the sexual, physical and psychological trauma endured through their victimization process. This training will help clinicians identify the population involved and discuss short and long-term interventions and treatment strategies.
  • Wed Nov 14th 2018 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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    Understanding Bipolar Disorder (Pearls for Primary Care)

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Dr. Marwan Tabbara will provide an overview of Bipolar Disorder, its pathophysiology, types and diagnostic criteria. Attendees will gain knowledge in available treatment options, the use of mood stabilizers, how to differentiate between Bipolar depression and unipolar depression, and the overlap between Bipolar Disorder and ADHD in adults and children.

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