IARP New England Spring 2018 Conference
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4/20/2018
When: Friday, April 20, 2018
7 am – 5 pm
Where: Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 
United States


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IARP New England Spring 2018 Conference

Cost Credits Agenda Directions

Pre-Conference (Ethics)  7:30-8:30
Registration & Continental Breakfast   8:15-9:00 a.m.
Conference, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Cost

Pre-Conference
Member and Non Member: $25.00

Conference (Pre-registration)
Member: $75.00
Non-member: $125
Student: Free

Conference (Onsite registration)
Member: $85.00
Non-member: $135
Student: Free

Credits

5.5 CEUs requested for CRC, CDMS, CCM, CLCP, and ABVE
1.0 Ethics CEUs requested for CRC, CDMS, CCM, CLCP, and ABVE (attendees of pre-conference only)

Conference Agenda

7:30-8:30am

Pre-Conference:  CRCC Code of Professional Ethics – Computerized Assessment and Evaluation
This presentation will focus on providing an overview of the CRCC ethical standards related to client assessment and evaluation. More specifically, ethical issues related to computer administration and test interpretation will be explored.

Paul Bourgeois, Ph.D., CRC, Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling program, Assumption College

9:00-10:30am

The Value of Employee Assistance Programs
This presentation will trace the history of Employee Assistance to understand their value to employers. The profession has shifted over the past eight decades and is beginning to address the problem of alcohol abuse interfering with productivity to today supporting employees with child care needs.  What hasn’t changed is the mission of Employee Assistance: supporting employees to live and work productively.  This translates to a better performing organization.

Will Brown, LICSW, M.Ed., CEAP, Director of Operations, NE Region, AllOne Health.

10:30-10:45am

Break


10:45am-12:00

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes: Current State & Why it Matters
Brain injury is a complex chronic disease.  It is notorious for heterogeneity with regard to injury cause, demographics of those affected, and course of treatment.  The significant variation in multiple areas associated with brain injury make outcomes difficult to predict, measure, and compare. Legislative leadership continues to expect increased value – improved health outcomes for the money spent – in healthcare.  This makes brain injury rehabilitation, which can be very expensive, especially susceptible to reductions in coverage.

For those involved in workers-compensation, disability determination, or establishment of care following catastrophic injury, understanding outcome measurement following brain injury is very important.  It may inform the determination for additional treatment, evaluation of the treatment being received, and reinforce the appropriate level of care is being provided.

Nicholas J. Cioe, Ph.D., CRC, CBIST, Director of the Rehabilitation Counseling program at Assumption College. 


12:00-1:00pm 
Lunch

1:00-2:30pm 

Addictive Substance Use: The Problem or the Solution
This presentation will give attendees the knowledge to differentiate substance use from substance use disorders, and to recognize how either can result in limitations or need for restrictions upon occupational activity.  Attendees will be able to recognize the difference among legislated marijuana, medical marijuana components, and types of marijuana in general use along with gaining an understanding of the workplace impact of prescribed opioids and sedatives, use of marijuana, use of alcohol, and the relationship these might have with the using them legally.

Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM, Executive Director,  The Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Diseases


2:30-2:45pm 
Break

2:45-4:00pm 

Assistive Technology for Computer Access
This presentation will give an overview of all that can be done to improve an individual’s ability to access a computer, tablet, or phone following a disabling illness or injury by reviewing the simplest and most cost-effective solutions, as these are sufficient to meet many users’ needs and are easily implemented very quickly. These include adjustments to the device’s settings, modifications to the workspace/ positioning of technology, and low tech computer access aides. Many of the devices/supports discussed will be on display and/or demonstrated for improved understanding.

Michelle Marques, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital



Directions

Directions to Assumption College, 500 Salisbury St. Worcester, MA 01609:

 Coming from Boston

  • Take the Mass Pike (I-90 West) to Exit 11A (I-495 North)
  • Travel about 7 miles on I-495 North and take Exit 25B (I-290 West) toward Worcester.
  • Take I- 290 West into Worcester (about 10 minutes).
  • Take Exit 18 (Lincoln Street / Rt. 9).
  • Turn right at the lights at end of the exit ramp onto Lincoln Street and bear right onto Salisbury Street.
  • Stay on Salisbury Street for about 2 miles.
  • Assumption College will be on your right (shortly after the Flagg Street fork on your left).

Coming from the South

  • Take Rt. 146 North and merge onto I-290 East for about 2 miles.
  • Take Exit 17 (Rt.9).
  • Turn left at light at the end of the exit ramp onto Belmont St. (Rt. 9 West) for .3 mile.
  • Turn right onto Grove St. for .2 mile.
  • Turn left onto Salisbury St. for 2.1 miles.
  • Assumption College will be on your right (shortly after the Flagg Street fork on your left).

Coming from the West

  • Take the Mass Pike (I-90 East) to Exit 10 (I- 290 East) toward Worcester.
  • Take Exit 17 (Rt.9).
  • Turn left at light at the end of the exit ramp onto Belmont St. (Rt. 9 West) for .3 mile.
  • Turn right onto Grove St. for .2 mile.
  • Turn left onto Salisbury St. for 2.1 miles.
  • Assumption College will be on your right (shortly after the Flagg Street fork on your left).

Coming from the North

  • Take I-95 or I-93 South to I-495 South.
  • Take I-495 South to Exit 25B (I-290 West) toward Worcester.
  • Take I-290 West into Worcester (about 10 minutes).
  • Take Exit 18 (Lincoln Street / Rt. 9).
  • Turn right at the lights at end of the exit ramp onto Lincoln Street and bear right onto Salisbury Street.
  • Stay on Salisbury Street for about 2 miles.
Assumption College will be on your right (shortly after the Flagg Street fork on your left).