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Health Professions Continuing Education Courses

All Together Better: Innovative Dementia Care Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

This interprofessional, interactive and hands-on program, presented by experts in the field of dementia care, will provide attendees an opportunity to learn and practice strategies for working with persons with dementia. The program will provide health and human service professionals with evidence-based knowledge and skills to support people living with dementia and their care partners. 


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Attachment-Based Family Therapy Introductory Workshop

ABFT is the only manualized, empirically informed family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories that suggest adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal relationships in families. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model that aims to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based parent-child relationship.

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Certificate in Simulation

This weeklong intensive immersion course provides participants theory and hands-on training with leading-edge simulation skills using state-of-the-art computerized manikins (Human Patient Simulators, or HPS) and patient actors, also known as standardized patients (SP). Programming covers a broad spectrum – from design and implementation of scenarios to setting up and running a simulation center. Participants completing the weeklong course will earn a Drexel University “Certificate in Simulation.”

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Immersion in Simulation

This program will provide the essential information a nurse educator would need to incorporate simulation in a curriculum or a clinical setting. Simulation techniques for both the Human Patient Simulator and Standardized Patients will be presented. Debriefing techniques and moulage are also included.

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Simulation Review for Certification

The theoretical and practical realms of various simulation techniques are presented as well as a review of the competencies for educators working in simulation. Strategies and challenges with simulation will also be presented.

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ABFT Online University Graduate Student Training Program – Brief Course

The 9 to 11-hour version of this program is equivalent to the 1-day/Day one ABFT Introductory Workshop.  It is designed to be used as 7 weeks of a semester course or as a special topics course outside of the standard curriculum.


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The Art and Science of Moulage

This half day hands on program will cover: The basics of moulage & building reality; Manikins and Makeup: Moulage for Human Patient Simulator (HPS) Actors to Makeup: Moulage for Standardized Patients (SP); FX Basics: Creating Your Own Reality; and Clean up and Restoration.

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The Need for Culturally Competent Treatment: African American Women and Depression

Depression is gradually increasing in African American women. As these women experience role changes and fewer support systems to buffer stressful events they may perceive themselves as being devalued by society. Depressive symptoms may develop into clinical depression further decreasing the quality of life for these women. The assumption that all women share similar experiences does not allow for individual differences to emerge regarding the diagnostic process, measuring tools, and successful treatment strategies for various cultures. Cultural background plays a vital role in how the symptoms of mental illness are developed, reported, interpreted, and how women are treated. African Americans who subscribe to the Strong Black Women Archetype are naturally strong, resilient, self-contained, and self-sacrificing. This self-reliance prevents them from reaching out for social support. This, in turn, can contribute to depressive symptoms which can lead to negative health outcomes. Since African American women tend to have less access to routine medical care where early diagnosis and interventions can be performed, consequently their mental health challenges are often more developed, complicated, and their social supports more depleted when they do access treatment. When African American women do have access to mental health care, they receive poor quality care compared to Caucasians. To improve the delivery of culturally competent treatment, the authors developed a Multifaceted Model of Depression in African American Women for improving treatment and future research needs. Participants will discuss, apply, analyze and evaluate the model through a case study small group discussion. The case study will then be processed within the larger group context. Participants will have time to ask questions and receive answers to solidify their learning.

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Attachment-Based Family Therapy Introductory 3-Part Webinar Series

ABFT is the only manualized, empirically informed family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories that suggest adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal relationships in families. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model that aims to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based parent-child relationship. 

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Physician Assistant Board Review Course On Demand

Drexel’s Physician Assistant Board Review Course On Demand invites PA’s Physician Assistants preparing for recertification, as well as recent graduates, the preparation needed for Physician Assistant National Recertification Examination and the overall improvement of medical knowledge recall.

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Attachment-Based Family Therapy Advanced Workshop

The Advanced Workshop is appropriate for those who have attended the full Attachment Based Family Therapy Introductory 3-day workshop in the past. The Advanced Workshop will further develop the skills of therapists who have started using ABFT with their clients. The advanced training is a follow-up, intensive, workshop with some didactic presentations. Participants will learn about the use of emotion-focused skills in the context of ABFT as well as discuss and explore person of the therapist issues impacting one's work. During the advanced training, a certified ABFT trainer provides supervision via live supervision (when possible), and role-play. In preparation for the training, we ask therapists to think about their biggest challenges in utilizing ABFT with families in Tasks 1-5. We can arrange live supervision for those therapists local to Philadelphia when possible.

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