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 Jun 13th 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Suicidality Among Psychiatrically Hospitalized LGBTQ Youth: Risk and Protective Factors (Grand Rounds)

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    The prevalence of LGBTQ identification and the psychiatric burden of disease among LGBTQ youth will be presented.  Suicidality among adolescents, in particular among LGBTQ adolescents will be discussed.  The methods, results and conclusions of the research being done on LGBTQ youth psychiatrically hospitalized at Pine Rest will be examined along with implications for improving patient care at Pine Rest. 
  • Thu Oct 4th 2018 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    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.

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