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Upcoming Events

Compass Health Center is proud to offer webinars to its community. Please see below for upcoming events as well as links to past videos.

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Upcoming Events


February

Treating Mood Disorders in Adults: Individualized and Contextual Approaches to Care | Free 2 Credit CE Webinar - Compass Health Center

Treating Mood Disorders in Adults: Individualized and Contextual Approaches to Care | Free 2 Credit CE Webinar

February 28, 2023 | 9:00 - 11:00 am CT

Join Compass Health Center for this free CE webinar that will explore the spectrum of Mood Disorders and how to categorize severity within the context of functionality. We will discuss treatment modalities, how to individualize care, and the eight dimensions of wellness and their intersections. This presentation is open to all clinicians, behavioral health networks, and school partners. Two CE credits are available for clinicians licensed in Illinois.   

Key Takeaways:

  • How and why to prioritize a person-centered and individualized approach to care  
  • An understanding of mood disorders and best practice treatment approaches that consider the full scope of human experiences  
  • An examination of how we organize our behavior including function and context  
  • Eight dimensions of wellness and how they are linked with various treatment modalities   

Presenters:

  • Melissa Blitz, LCPC, Associate Director of Center of Excellence, Adult Mood & Anxiety
  • Abby Poplis, LCSW, Director, Young Adult and Adult Programming, Oak Brook


March

Key Applications of Couples and Family Therapy Across the Mental Health Continuum of Care | Free 2 Credit CE Webinar - Compass Health Center

Key Applications of Couples and Family Therapy Across the Mental Health Continuum of Care | Free 2 Credit CE Webinar

March 22, 2023 | 12:00 - 12:00 pm CT

Join Compass Health Center for this free CE webinar that will provide an overview of common theoretical models and approaches within the lens of couples and family therapy and how they can be utilized within a clinical setting across the continuum of mental health services. This presentation is open to all clinicians, behavioral health networks, and school partners. Two CE credits will be available for clinicians licensed in Illinois.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Integrating the application of common theoretical models and approaches within couple and family sessions 
  • Understanding the differences and nuances to couples and family therapy in different levels of care 
  • Learn ways to overcome most common hurdles in couples and family sessions

PRESENTERS

  • Vanida Vesuntia, LMFT – Associate Director, Adolescent Programs, Northbrook 
  • Gina Rogers, LCSW, CADC – Director, Adult Programs, Chicago


April

Dissociation & Trauma: Introductions to Terminology, Diagnosis and Intervention | Free 1.5 Credit CE Webinar - Compass Health Center

Dissociation & Trauma: Introductions to Terminology, Diagnosis and Intervention | Free 1.5 Credit CE Webinar

April 13, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT

Join Compass Health Center for this free CE webinar that will discuss terminology related to dissociation, differential diagnoses, and intervention approaches that we use with our population including how to navigate complex discussions with patients about their diagnoses. This presentation is open to all clinicians, behavioral health networks, and school partners. 1.5 CE credits will be available for clinicians licensed in Illinois.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Participants will learn about differential criteria of certain dissociative presentations.  
  • Participants will be exposed to at least 3 interventions for managing dissociative symptoms.  
  • An overview of current trends and Compass Trauma Program will be reviewed. 

PRESENTERS

  • Jackson Newsome, Psy.D. Director, Trauma Program, Chicago
  • Natalie Gela, Ph.D. Director, Trauma Program, Northbrook 

Our Recent Events

Creating Space Skillfully: Continued Coping in the Aftermath of Tragedy

On Wednesday and Thursday, July 20th and 21st, Compass clinicians hosted community webinars for a deeper dive into the skills discussed in our recent post-crisis support webinars. This presentation was designed for individuals ages 16 and up, and explores how to practice the coping skills needed to navigate strong emotions that can follow a crisis. It is not necessary to watch the prior recordings to gain insights from this one.​ ​Please view our recording of Creating Space Skillfully: Continued Coping in the Aftermath of Tragedy recorded on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Skills for Coping in the Aftermath of Tragedy for Adults (Ages 24+)

On July 6th and July 7th, Compass Clinicians hosted a series of post-crisis support webinars open to the community in response to the tragedy that took place on July 4th. Please view our recording of Skills for Coping in the Aftermath of Tragedy for Adults (Ages 24+) recorded on Thursday, July 7th, 2022.

How To Talk to Children about Tragedy for Parents and Caregivers

On July 6th and July 7th, Compass Clinicians hosted a series of post-crisis support webinars open to the community in response to the tragedy that took place on July 4th. Please view our recording of How To Talk to Children about Tragedy for Parents and Caregivers recorded on Thursday, July 7th, 2022.

Skills for Coping in the Aftermath of Tragedy for Young Adults (Ages 16-23)

On July 6th and July 7th, Compass Clinicians hosted a series of post-crisis support webinars open to the community in response to the tragedy that took place on July 4th. Please view our recording of Skills for Coping in the Aftermath of Tragedy for Young Adults (Ages 16-23) recorded on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022.

Supporting Student Mental Health Needs In The 2020/2021 School Year:

Compass Health Center Adolescent OCD and Complex Anxiety LCSW and Education Specialist discuss:

  • Supporting changing mental health and educational needs of students and families
  • Identifying the range of reactions to COVID-19
  • Understanding symptoms of depression, anxiety, and grief/loss
  • Presenting coping skills and more

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Compass Health Center’s experts join in a 2 part webinar series to discuss Suicide Prevention.

Loyola Webinar

Loyola Academy and Compass Health Center are partnering to present this parent webinar. Please join Margaret Lewis, LCSW, and Emily Crane, M.Ed., education specialist, as they focus on self-care, limits, coping tools, and how parents can support their teen during hybrid learning with strategies for academics and social-emotional wellbeing. Registration is required.

District 113 Webinars

Supporting Teachers Mental Health | Compass Health Center’s team works in conjunction with District 113 to support the mental health of school administration and teachers.

From School to Summer |  District 113 Webinar & Compass Health Center’s Child and Adolescent Therapy team discuss opening up conversations about COVID-19 as a family.

Loyola Webinar

Compass staff presented on “How Parents Can Support their Students’ Mental Health Over the Summer” for Loyola Academy faculty. As the school year ends, students are preparing for their next transition to summer which can bring a lot of anxiety and uncertainty during COVID-19.

Catch Webinars

Compass Health Center partnered with CATCH – Community Action Together for Children’s Health to present “Managing the Flood of Emotions Brought on by a Pandemic,” a two-part webinar designed to help our community navigate these uncertain times and protect our mental health. Compass Health Center clinical staff, including trauma experts, are the presenters.

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