Upcoming Workshops

ICPN team members have been providing onsite-learning opportunities since the inception of the program. In 2015, ICPN launched the Professional Development Initiative to benefit members of the community and provider agencies. Since this time, both members of ICPN and outside speakers have offered Professional Development Workshops and Learning Experiences throughout the state of Illinois. All topics are based on observed trends in the field in an effort to provide support to staff and community members working with adults and children with challenging behaviors and/or medical difficulties. Goals of this initiative include increasing the education to those who take care of and provide services, providing relevant tools, and attempting to shift the focus of treatment away from crisis, and work towards prevention.
How to Build a Therapeutic Rapport with Clients and Staff

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | 1 PM to 2:15 PM

Effectively supporting people, their family, staff and service providers relies on developing good relationships. This ensures a higher level of quality and effective clinical decisions for the people we support. Join us as we encourage you to expand your repertoire in developing meaningful and productive connections.

This workshop will provide 1.25 hours of Continuing Education for: Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP), Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA), Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Licensed Physical Therapist (PT) and Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Practice Nurse (ANP), Registered Nurse (RN) & Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Continuing Education Certificates will be provided to all registered attendees.

The Forgotten Factor: Sensory Processing

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM

The concept of sensory processing and its implications on function are routinely addressed in childhood. However, this neurological process is rarely addressed into adulthood, despite its continued presence and impact. This training will explain the concept of sensory processing and describe its potential impacts on adults. Participants will learn to recognize signs of difficulties with sensory processing, as well as steps to take to address potential difficulties.

This workshop will provide 1.5 hours of Continuing Education for: Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP), Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA), Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Licensed Physical Therapist (PT) and Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Practice Nurse (ANP), Registered Nurse (RN) & Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Continuing Education Certificates will be provided to all registered attendees.