Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP)

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Programs for Mental Health Professionals

Programs for Radiology Professionals

Program for Activity/Recreational Professionals

Oakton Community College's Alliance for Lifelong Learning Continuing Education for Health Professionals program is an approved continuing education sponsor of continuing education through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for health professionals and paraprofessionals in the following professions:

  • Social Workers/Clinical Social Workers
  • Registered Nurses - LPN/RN/APN
  • Professional Counselors/Clinical Professional Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Respiratory Care Practitioners
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional Board (ICDVP)

Oakton Community College/ALL Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP) program is an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Oakton Community College/ALL Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP) program will submit applications on an as needed basis for the following health professions:

  • CECH (continuing education contact hours) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • Registered Nurse contact hours through the Wisconsin Nurses Association
  • CEs (continuing education units) through the Illinois Certification Board, Inc. (IAODAPCA)
  • Radiology Technologists: Continuing education through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Medicine Technicians

Universal training hours (UTH) offered to Activity Professionals.


Programs for Mental Health Professionals

Spring 2019 Printable Brochure (PDF)

Be an early bird! Take advantage of the reduced registration fee of $99 for full-day programs!

Full-day program:
$99 Early Bird • $119 Regular • $129 Walk-in
No senior discount.

Half-day program, Friday, February 22:
$89 Early Bird • $99 Regular • $109 Walk-in
No senior discount.

Registration: 8 a.m., Program: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Continental breakfast included. Lunch is on your own.

Location: Oakton Community College, Ray Hartstein Campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie

Attend a full-day workshop or register for one of the half-day sessions!
All About ADHD and Using 1-2-3 Magic with ADHD Behavior Management
Friday, February 22
Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.
Full day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
HMH A78-001 [CRN 40218] Early bird by postmarked by February 4
HMH A78-002 [CRN 40219] after February 4

All About ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Half day, morning: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
HME B26-001 [CRN 40221] Early bird postmarked by February 4
HME B26-002 [CRN 40222] after February 4

Using 1-2-3 Magic with ADHD: Behavior Management
Half day, afternoon: 1-4:15 p.m.
HME B20-001 [CRN 40226] Early bird postmarked by February 4
HME B20-002 [CRN 40227] after February 4
This two-part program provides the practical tools needed to deal effectively with children’s ADHD and to provide emotional support for both the patient and their family. The morning session presents the latest information on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD. In the afternoon, we address the challenges of working with the ADHD children. Dr. Phelan is the developer of the 1-2-3 Magic program, a technique to help control negative behaviors in children. He provides useful techniques for professionals working with ADHD children and their families. Topics discussed in the afternoon session include: managing the six kinds of testing and manipulation, encouraging good behavior, and strengthening relationships with children. Register for one or both sessions.

Gender, Sexuality, and Identity: Ethical and Cultural Best Practices with Transgender Clients
Thursday, February 28 (Full Day)
Ruth Lipschutz, LCSW
HMH A80-001 [CRN 40210] Early bird postmarked by February 5
HMH A80-002 [CRN 40223] after February 5
Gender is an integral aspect of identity. This training addresses the specific ethical and cultural competencies necessary for best practices with transgender clients. Topics discussed include: issues of language, assessment, codes of ethics, standards of care, work with spouses and children, coordination with other health care professionals, and resources for support. The distinction and interplay between gender and sexuality as well as the role of unconscious bias in clinical work are discussed. Satisfies both the CE requirement of ethics and cultural competency for Illinois social workers and ethics for Illinois psychologists.

Understanding and Managing the Psychosocial Issues of Chronic Disease
Friday, March 15 (Full Day)
Gary Gilles, MA, LCPC
HTH A84-001 [CRN 40207] Early bird postmarked by February 27
HTH A84-002 [CRN 40208] after February 27
Chronic disease affects nearly half of all Americans and that number is expected to significantly increase. Understanding the psychosocial aspects of living with and caring for a person with a chronic condition are essential for effective treatment and management. Using a combination of lecture, discussion, and video, the workshop explores the psychosocial dynamic of chronic disease from the perspectives of the patient, family, caregiver, and professional provider.

Birth Order: Family Dynamics, Treatment Planning, and Intervention
Friday, March 29 (Full Day)
Michael Maniacci, PsyD
HMH A81-001 [CRN 40232] Early bird postmarked by March 8
HMH A81-002 [CRN 40233] after March 8
Birth order is a way of understanding personality style. This workshop (by popular demand)demonstrates how to use early childhood family dynamics, especially sibling relationships, as a way of mapping psychotherapy treatment plans. The instructor incorporates birth order dynamics into the application of real case studies.

Trauma Informed Care: Ethical and Cultural Considerations
Wednesday, April 3 (Full Day)
Mark Sanders, LCSW
HUH A89-001 [CRN 40204] Early Bird postmarked by March 15
HUH A89-002 [CRN 40205] after March 15
Learn the diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of five varieties of traumatic stress disorders, including: acute stress disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; complex trauma; historical trauma; and 24-7-365 terror. Emphasis is be placed on ethics in trauma informed care, including: boundaries, dual relationships, iaotrogenic effects, and how to avoid doing harm in clinical work with trauma survivors. We also examine culturally competent trauma informed care, including addressing micro-aggressions which can traumatize clients and culturally influenced models of trauma recovery. Satisfies both the CE requirement of ethics and cultural competency for Illinois social workers and ethics for Illinois psychologists.

Staying Current with Street Drug Abuse: Chicago Synthetics and Gray Market Exotics
Wednesday, May 8 (Full Day)
Bruce Talbot, MA
HTH A83-001 [CRN 40201] Early bird postmarked by April 19
HTH A83-002 [CRN 40202] after April 19
Narcotics abusers today are reporting tianeptine and phenibut are harder to quit than heroin, yet many counselors have never heard of these new gray market drugs. MDPV “Bath salt cocaine” is gone, replaced with ephylone Molly pills producing bizarre paranoia and Chicago “synthetic marijuana” users are bleeding from their eyes after using contaminated FUB-AMB. This multimedia seminar provides community professionals with the most up to date information on street drug abuse in Chicago. The latest drug testing data from the Illinois State Police Forensic Laboratory and federal Drug Enforcement Administration will authenticate video clips of actual drug impairment symptoms. An update on self-medicating with Kratom and medical marijuana is included.

Continuing Education clock/contact hours will be offered for Illinois social workers (3.0/6.5 clock hours), professional counselors (3.0/6.5 clock hours), marriage and family therapists (3.0/6.5 clock hours), psychologists (3.0/6.5 clock hours), nursing home administrators (3.0/6.5 clock hours), addiction counselors ICB members (3.0/6.5 clock hours approved or pending approval), ICDVP members (3.0/6.5) CE hours, nurses (3.0/6.5 contact hours), occupational therapists (3.5/7.5 contact hours), speech and language pathologists/audiologists (3.0/6.5 clock hours), teachers (3.0/6.5 PDs), and dietitians (3.0/6.5). 6.5 universal training hours (UTH) will be offered to other professional groups.

*6.5 contact hours for advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses through IDFPR.

Note: All live programs start promptly at 8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Late arrivals or early departure may result in adjustment of continuing education clock hours on participant certificates of attendance.

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Programs for Radiology Professionals

Printable Brochure (PDF)

One-day program: $99 Early Bird • $119 Regular • $129 Walk-in
Two-day CT Registry Examination Prep: $198 Early Bird • $225 Regular • $235 Walk-in

Registration 7:30 a.m.; Program 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Morning coffee and lunch provided.
No senior discount.
Location: Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines

Presenter: Brad Holmer, RT

CT Imaging in the Thorax
Sat., March 9
XRA A12-001 [CRN 40213] Early Bird registration postmarked by February 20;
XRA A12-002 [CRN 40214] after February 20

CT is the fastest and most comprehensive imaging modality available to assess structures within the chest. The one day course includes scanning methods and protocols, optimizing image production and quality, contrast administering, and review of both normal anatomy and abnormal findings. Other medical imaging technologists will find this course interesting, as well.

CT for the Cross-Trained Technologist
Sun., March 10
XRA A09-001 [CRN 40199] Early Bird registration postmarked by February 20;
XRA A09-002 [CRN 40200] after February 20

This program includes information on the developmental stages of CT imaging as well as CT image quality factors and technology parameters that affect the images. Some topics discussed are: Major physical components of the CT system and their functions; artifacts in CT images and ways to minimize them; minimizing radiation dose; and the principals of helical CT data acquisitions in the multislice CT system; and the role and responsibilities of the successful CT technologist.

Two-Day CT Registry Examination Prep Course
Sat. and Sun., April 6 and 7
XRA A91-001 [CRN 40229] Early Bird registration postmarked by March 15;
XRA A91-002 [CRN 40230] after March 15

Become a fully credentialed CT technologist. This two-day course provides education that aligns with the content specficiations of the ARRT registry examination for CT. This includes patient interactions and management, radiation safety and dose, procedures and anatomy identification, image formation, and image evaluation. Participants must attend both days. 14 direct hours will be earned for this program.

Workshop attendance submitted to IEMA for 7.0 (one day) or 14.0 (two day) direct continuing education credit hours, Category A.

Programs begin promptly at 8 a.m. Late arrivals or early departure may result in an adjustment of continuing education clock hours on participant certificates of attendance.

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Program for Activity/Recreational Professionals

Printable Brochure (PDF)

36-Hour Basic Orientation Course for Activity Directors

Location: Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines campus (main building)

$450 Advanced Registration and $475 Walk-in (plus $9 non-refundable processing fee)

No senior discount.

Registration 8:30 a.m.; Program 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Includes instruction, course notebook, morning refreshments and certificate of completion.

Lunch on your own. Bring a bag lunch to eat in the classroom or purchase lunch in the campus cafeteria.

Continuing Education clock/contact hours are now offered for Illinois licensed nursing homes administrators (36 clock hours).

Course fulfills all Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requirements by including information regarding resident rights, activity care planning for quality of life, human wellness and self-esteem, etiology and symptomatology of persons who are aged, developmentally disabled or mentally ill, therapeutic approaches, philosophy and design of activity programs, activity program resources, program evaluation, practitioner behavior and ethics, resident assessment and supportive documentation, standards and regulations concerning activity programs, management, and administration. Enrollment limited to 40 students. If proof of enrollment in this class is needed, call 847.635.1438.

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