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Different Approaches to Care

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Today in the field of human services we are being asked to serve people with a growing variety of conditions. Often within a single service setting, we provide care to people with:
  • Mental Illness
  • Brain Injury
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
Frustration intensifies as we attempt to use the same paradigm, or model of care, to serve all of these conditions. With growing recognition that these conditions do not all fit into the same model of care, we are pressed to expand our knowledge- base and change our perceptions.

As we come to see the bigger picture for each of the conditions, we begin to understand our roles more clearly. Changing our perceptions helps decrease frustration and gives us a new direction. It allows for modification in our goals and expectations, and assists us in creating a truly therapeutic milieu.

This workshop offers an opportunity for direct care staff, nurses, and social workers to examine paradigms of care. An interactive format uses imagery, activity, lecture, and discussion to develop new perceptions, enabling us to more effectively serve others.

Course Fee  $99

Course Information

    Course materials, refreshments and lunch are included in the course fee
    Pre-registration is required, register early! Class size is limited

    Video/audio taping of courses is prohibited

Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the course.  The course fee will be charged if cancellation is made in less than 24 hours.  Registration is transferable to another person.

About the instructor

Karen Finck, RN, MS, CS, is an expert in psychiatric nursing and president of HCS. An engaging speaker, Ms. Finck lectures throughout Minnesota on mental health topics. She adeptly uses humor and presents real-life anecdotes from her experiences in the field. She provides not only an understandable theoretical framework, but offers practical approaches as well.

Continuing Education

This course provides 6.5 contact hours to nurses and 5.4 continuing education hours to social workers.

If you are interested in having a course presented at your facility, CLICK HERE to contact Karen Lilla.

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