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Health Professions Continuing Education Courses

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 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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Fundamentals of ABFT Online Self-Paced Course

Course contains 6 interactive pre-recorded lectures where ABFT treatment developers, Dr. Guy Diamond and Dr. Suzanne Levy, provide an overview of the model including theoretical foundation and clinical strategies of ABFT. Faculty review how attachment theory, emotional regulation and trauma resolution inform the delivery of this experiential treatment approach. They also review the goals and structure of the five treatment tasks that provide a road map for delivering this interpersonally focused psychotherapy effectively and rapidly.


 

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Trauma, Neurobiology and Sensory Interventions

This workshop with Denise Wolf, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC, will provide participants with both didactic learning, experiential activities, that is aimed to support the development of sensory informed strategies for use with their own clinical application.

   
Beginning with an overview of the prevalence of trauma we will briefly review the seminal ACE’s studies. A brief history of trauma theory as it applies to normative attachment will be reviewed including an overview of Harlow’s monkeys and Bowlby’s theory of attachment. Next, participants will receive an overview of neural development as it applies to trauma, looking specifically at Bruce Perry’s theory of bottom up and top-down regulation strategies. The impact of sensory activities on the brain will be explored in relationship to areas of brain functioning. Sensory systems will be identified, and participants will review a sensory intervention plan in preparation for application in their practice.


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Attachment-Based Family Therapy Introductory 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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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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