HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events

    

  

Constance Romer-Quirin photoWEBINAR:  Putting It All Together:  Part 1 - The Power and Risk of Words

Presenter:  Constance Romer-Quirin, M.S.
Psychologist, Ironwood Business Center

October 9, 2018

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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"Putting It All Together" is a four part series, integrating practical applications of relevant applied social science and cognitive behavior therapy concepts, to support strategies for individuals with cognitive, emotional and social differences, in home or residential placement in the community.

Part 1 of this series discusses words.  Words influence human behavior.  Word choice and tone directs attention, thought, and emotion.  Words can escalate a situation to volatile reaction or they can calm a situation to promote understanding.  This webinar will describe how words are connected to thought and reactions.  It will show how to use words to shape functional and adaptive narratives that support individuals with cognitive, emotional, and social differences and reduce the chance of a volatile reaction.

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BC3 Culinar Class PhotoEveryday Nutrition and Better Food Choice:  Combining Basic Cooking Skills with Nutritional Knowledge

(For staff and self-advocates)

Presenter:  Professional Chef

Butler County Community College

October 18, 2018

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

AH Building, Arts and Hospitality Industrial Kitchen

Butler County Community College

107 College Drive - Butler, PA

*You may park in lots P-6 or P-7.*

This class is full; please check back for additional dates.

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This basic introduction will encourage students to make incremental changes and better choices that positively indlucence overall health.  Each student will:

  • Prepare/cook their own pan seared herbed chicken
  • Process and roast a variety of vegetables
  • Prepared Greek yogurt, granola, and fruit parfaits
  • Come away with a generalized knowledge of nutrition and how to make better choices
  • Analyze current diet and make substitutions for better overall health
  • Learn guidelines to use when shopping or ordering out
  • Develop strategies that apply at any meal:  breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks

Topics of discussion include lean proteins, healthy fats, using berbs over salt, cleanliness/sanitzing kitchen, healthy alternatives, whole grains, nutrition at every meal, and good choices/convenience while shopping.  Students will also examine their plate:  "How much starch, proteins, and greens?" and "What does a healthy plate look like?"

*This class is limited to 10 participants.  Each self-advocate must have a staff member available to help.*

To enroll, please call our office at 724-283-0990.

 

 

Constance Romer-Quirin photoWEBINAR:  Putting It All Together:  Part 2 - The Power and Risk of Patterns

Presenter:  Constance Romer-Quirin, M.S.

Psychologist, Ironwood Business Center

November 13, 2018

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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"Putting It All Together" is a four part series, integrating practical applications of relevant applied social science and cognitive behavior therapy concepts, to support strategies for individuals with cognitive, emotional and social differences, in home or residential placement in the community.

Part 2 of this series discusses patterns.  Patterns influence survival instincts.  The presence or absence of a pattern can determine a sense of safety or a state of anxiety.  This webinar will describe how seen and unseen patterns in every day life influence a sense of safety and survival.  It will show how to recognize the influence of patterns and how to incorporate meaningful patterns into support strategies in order to decrease anxiety and increase contentment.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Andrew Seubert photoThe Faces of Trauma and Its Treatment in Clients with Intellectual Disabilities

Presenter:  Andrew Seubert, LMHC, NCC

EMDRIA Approved Consultant/Trainer, ClearPath Healing Arts Center

November 16, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Butler

203 North Duffy Road - Butler, PA

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This one-day course will address the ways in which trauma and PTSD manifest in clients with ID.  Treatment approaches, including creative art therapies and eye movement desensitization, will be examined as to their usefulness and need for adaptation.  We will also explore the potential of early trauma (critical incident) interventions and neurofeedback in helping this population to heal.

To enroll, click here.