• Date:September 10, 2021
    Time:9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    # of CEU's:3.0
    Presenter Name:Paula Gibson, CDP, CVDTT
    About the Presenter:Paula Gibson has spent 14 years in the field of long-term care. Prior to starting her personalized training and consultation services through Dementia211.com, she was the Regional Director of Communications and Engagement for 14 memory care assisted living communities in Wisconsin. During her tenure she created a dementia specific training and engagement program, which bolstered residents’ self-worth and created a failure-free philosophy of care to enhance the quality of life of those with memory loss and their caregivers. Paula is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Virtual Dementia Tour Trainer, Certified Cognitive Stimulation Provider, Alzheimer’s Association trained Support Group Facilitator, member of the Wisconsin State Dementia Plan committee and has provided hundreds of dynamic keynote and breakout presentations across the State. Paula was also a caregiver to her grandmother, father, and others who she has lost to dementia.
  • Date:September 24, 2021
    Time:9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    # of CEU's:3.0
    Presenter Name:Paula Gibson, CDP, CVDTT
    About the Presenter:Paula Gibson has spent 14 years in the field of long-term care. Prior to starting her personalized training and consultation services through Dementia211.com, she was the Regional Director of Communications and Engagement for 14 memory care assisted living communities in Wisconsin. During her tenure she created a dementia specific training and engagement program, which bolstered residents’ self-worth and created a failure-free philosophy of care to enhance the quality of life of those with memory loss and their caregivers. Paula is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Virtual Dementia Tour Trainer, Certified Cognitive Stimulation Provider, Alzheimer’s Association trained Support Group Facilitator, member of the Wisconsin State Dementia Plan committee and has provided hundreds of dynamic keynote and breakout presentations across the State. Paula was also a caregiver to her grandmother, father, and others who she has lost to dementia.
  • Date:September 10, 2021
    Time:1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    # of CEU's:3.0
    Presenter Name:Kristie Brendel, Ph.D.
    About the Presenter:Kristen Esposito Brendel is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Aurora University. Her teaching, research, and practice interests involve the intersection of mindfulness-based interventions, stress reduction research, and resiliency practices. She is currently working on a book, From Stress to Resilience, that focuses on sustainable self-care practices amid adversity. Dr. Brendel is the founder and executive director of Per La Vita Wellness, LLC, a social enterprise with the mission of increasing supports and protective mechanisms for health care, mental health, and school-based professionals. With expertise in mindfulness-based interventions, Dr. Brendel presents nationally and internationally on her research and regularly facilitates professional development workshops and retreats at school districts, non-profits, and the corporate sector.
  • Date:October 8, 2021
    Time:9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    # of CEU's:3.0
    Presenter Name:Hank Exline, LSW, CADC
    About the Presenter:Hank Exline LSW, CADC has been working as a licensed social worker and certified drug and alcohol counselor at Family Counseling Service for the past 4 years. He has worked in community mental health, outpatient substance abuse, and private practice settings. Hank focuses on adult mental health with an emphasis on anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and substance abuse disorders.
  • Date:October 8, 2021
    Time:1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    # of CE's:3 Contact Hours
    Presenter Name:Erin Carlson, LCPC
    About the Presenter:Erin Carlson is a licensed clinical professional counselor who obtained her master’s degree from Benedictine University. Erin has spent the past five years working within community mental health as the director of child and adolescent programs at Family Counseling Service of Aurora. Erin incorporates client-centered play therapy, synergetic play therapy, sand tray, and CBT techniques into her work with children. Erin approaches her work with children with the belief that children know what they need to work on and that through play they can heal. Erin works in a partnership role with parents to assist them in learning skills to help their children manage big emotions.
  • Date:October 22, 2021
    Time:9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    # of CEU's:6
    Presenter Name:Sharon Gilbert, LCPC
    About the Presenter:Sharon Gilbert, LCPC has been practicing therapy for 25 years in private practice, community social service, hospital, and corrections settings. This is augmented by 21 years as an adjunct professor at the graduate and undergrad levels. She works primarily with adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She is a frequent presenter to Day Care Provider associations, preschools, and Divorce Care groups on the topics of development and parenting.
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    Date:October 29, 2021
    Time:9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    # of CE's:3 Contact Hours
    Presenter Name:Gloria M. Cockerill, LCSW
    About the Presenter:Gloria M. Cockerill, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor and Certified Theraplay® Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer has an undergraduate degree in Child Development and a master’s degree in clinical social work. She has worked extensively with children and families impacted by trauma. She currently provides therapeutic services at Kid Matters Counseling in Hinsdale, Illinois.
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    Date:October 29, 2021
    Time:1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    # of CE's:3 Contact Hours
    Presenter Name:Gloria M. Cockerill, LCSW
    About the Presenter:Gloria M. Cockerill, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor and Certified Theraplay® Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer has an undergraduate degree in Child Development and a master’s degree in clinical social work. She has worked extensively with children and families impacted by trauma. She currently provides therapeutic services at Kid Matters Counseling in Hinsdale, Illinois.
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    Date:November 5, 2021
    Time:9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    # of CEU's:6.0
    Presenter Name:Cindi-Marie Willoughby, Ph.D
    About the Presenter:Dr. Cindi-Marie Willoughby received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2010 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has been involved in ACT since 2007. She has worked on several of ACBS Chicago conference committees, since 2015, and was appointed to the secretary position in 2014 where she served till 2019. In terms of clinical work, Cindi-Marie has worked in a variety of settings serving as both a supervisor and clinician at community mental health centers, a residential chemical dependency facility, a college counseling center, skilled nursing facilities, and within a group private practice. She has focused her clinical skills in treating clients with mood disorders, anxiety, trauma-spectrum disorders, crisis interventions, LGBTQIA + issues, substance abuse/dependency, relational issues, DID, and schizophrenia. She is committed to implementing empirically supported treatment strategies in the service of decreasing clients’ suffering. She is currently an adjunct professor at Ashford University. Opened her own group practice in Park Ridge, IL in 2015, the Willoughby Center for Behavioral Health, LLC. Additionally, she is a staff psychologist with Deer Oaks providing inpatient services within skilled nursing homes working with geriatric psychiatric patients.
  • Date:November 12, 2021
    Time:9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    # of CE's:6 Contact Hours
    Presenter Name:Susan Stutzman, LCPC, RPT-S
    About the Presenter:Susan Stutzman is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a registered play therapist, and an early childhood development educator. She is the co-founder of Play Therapy Toolbox, an online resource for web-based play therapy training for professionals. Susan also is the owner of Kid Matters Counseling in Hinsdale, IL where they have helped hundreds of kids and parents resolve emotional conflict, cultivate healing, and nurture hope. Susan regularly blogs for Parent Matters, a newsletter resource for parents provided by Kid Matters Counseling.

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