Friday Forums are offered once a month, free of charge at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD. CEU’s are attainable for those attending the day of the Forum, either live or by remote only. CEU’s are not attainable for those watching the Forum through the online archive, after the event has taken place, as interactive capability is required for CEU credits.
Avera Network Sites: Presentations are available via video conference. To participate, please contact your local videoconferencing site coordinator at least 48 hours in advance of the event.
Digital Dakota Network School Sites: Please contact DistanceEducation@avera.org at least 48 hours in advance of event, stating your location and how many participants will be attending, as required by the Digital Dakota Network.
Current Forum Schedule for 2013-2014
Below is a list of upcoming forums. Each forum includes a 45 minute presentation on a specified subject by a Behavioral Health professional, followed by a 45 minute Question & Answer Session. All Forums will be held at the Avera Behavioral Health Center Gymnasium 4400 West 69th Street, Sioux Falls, SD from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- March 21, 2014 - This forum has been cancelled
- February 28, 2014
Topic: Techniques/Interventions for Coping with Specific Issues
Speaker: Shane Hamilton, CSW-PIP, Avera Behavioral Health Outpatient Services
- January 24, 2014
Topic: Compassion Fatigue
Speaker: Patricia Lindemann, MS, LPC, Avera Behavioral Health Outpatient Services
- December 13, 2013
Topic: Identifying & Working with Children with Sexualized Behaviors
Speaker: Clint Sperle, MA, LPC-MH, Great Plains Psychological Services
- November 22, 2013
Topic: Sleep Problems & Sleep Disorders in Children & Adolescents
Speaker: Dr. Bryce Gammeter, MD, Avera University Psychiatry Associates
- November 1, 2013
Topic: When Children Refuse School: Prescriptive Treatment
Part 1 (Flynn) | Part 2 (Greguson)
Speaker: Dr. Lezlee Greguson, Ph.D., Avera Midwest Psychiatric Medicine, and Dr. Sarah Flynn, MD, Avera University Psychiatry Associates
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