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


April

Prolonged Grief Disorder: A Conversation on Diagnosis & Treatment | 1 Credit CE Webinar* - Compass Health Center

Prolonged Grief Disorder: A Conversation on Diagnosis & Treatment | 1 Credit CE Webinar*

April 17, 2024 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST

We invite you to join Compass Health Center for a free 1 CE credit webinar, designed to provide insights into Prolonged Grief Disorder, one of DSM-5-TR’s new diagnoses. The experience of loss is nearly universal, making grief & mourning touchstones of the human condition. This CE will provide a comprehensive review using didactic case examples, exploring the history of grief-related diagnoses, key symptoms & various treatment approaches.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Participants will learn how to define and discuss the diagnosis of Prolonged Grief Disorder.
  • Participants will learn how to describe risk factors and outcomes that delineate this diagnosis from a normative experience of grief.
  • Participants will learn how to identify key elements of the differential diagnosis as it relates to disorders with shared symptoms or traumatogenic etiology.
  • Participants will learn evidence-based and culturally-informed treatment protocols for clients with Prolonged Grief Disorder.

PRESENTER:

  • Megan Humphreys, PSYD
    Senior Primary Therapist, Trauma Program, Northbrook

*Please note- The following are eligible to receive 1 CE credit for this event:

  • Illinois Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Illinois Licensed Social Workers (LSW)
  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
  • Illinois Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC)


May

Understanding and Addressing Adolescent THC Use: Insights for Prevention and Intervention | 1.5 Credits CE Webinar* - Compass Health Center

Understanding and Addressing Adolescent THC Use: Insights for Prevention and Intervention | 1.5 Credits CE Webinar*

May 2, 2024 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CST

Join Compass Health Center and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for Teens, Young Adults and Families for a joint free, 1.5 CE credit webinar, created to explore adolescent THC use and targeted interventions to prevent and mitigate risks in using. With potency of THC at an all-time high, prevention and intervention are effective strategies to educate adolescents, parents, and communities about the risks and impacts of THC use. This CE will review the impact on brain development, mental and physical health risks, medical and therapeutic interventions, and strategies on seeking support.

Key Takeaways

  • Participants will learn and discuss the teenage brain, psychosis and chronic side effects of THC use.
  • Participants will explore medical approaches and impacts of interventions.
  • Participants will review leading therapeutic prevention and intervention techniques for adolescent THC use.
  • Participants will discuss thresholds of when higher levels of care is needed and strategies in supporting families and communities when seeking treatment.

Speakers

  • Jennifer Exo, DO, Associate Medical Director, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for Teens, Young Adults and Families
  • Carolyn Weisman, LCSW, CADC, Director of Adolescent Programming, Compass Health Center, Northbrook

*Please note- The following are eligible to receive 1.5 CE credits for this event:

  • Illinois Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Illinois Licensed Social Workers (LSW)
  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
  • Illinois Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC)
  • Illinois Licensed Psychologists (Ph.D. & Psy.D.)

Navigating Boundaries and Relationships with Young Adults in Family Therapy | 1 Credit CE Webinar* - Compass Health Center

Navigating Boundaries and Relationships with Young Adults in Family Therapy | 1 Credit CE Webinar*

May 13, 2024 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST

Join Compass Health Center for this free, 1 CE credit webinar focused on understanding the nuances of support versus enabling for adolescents and young adults within the family system. Learn about the consequences of learned helplessness, identify red flags, and acquire practical skills to navigate this complex dynamic effectively.

Key Takeaways

  • Attendees will learn to define and differentiate between enabling and support.
  • Attendees will explore dynamics between parents, adolescents and young adults.
  • Attendees will learn to address patterns of learned helplessness.
  • Attendees will learn strategies and skills to support in work with young adults and families.

Presenters

  • Roslyn Lessem, LCPC, Principal Family Therapist, Young Adult Program, Northbrook
  • Stephanie Simpson, LCSW, Principal Family Therapist, Young Adult Program, Northbrook

*Please note- The following are eligible to receive 1 CE credit for this event:

  • Illinois Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Illinois Licensed Social Workers (LSW)
  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
  • Illinois Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC)
  • Illinois Licensed Psychologists (Ph.D. & Psy.D.)

Past Event Highlights

Compass Health Center Presents: Virtual Deskside Briefing- The Impact of School Anxiety, Refusal and Absenteeism on Youth

National Public Radio recently reported that almost one-third of K-12 students in the United States, totaling more than 14 million youth, are not attending school regularly.

On Thursday, April 4th, 2024, Compass hosted a community conversation with expert panelists about reducing school absenteeism due to mental health challenges.

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.