Training

Community Education/Professional Continuing Education

The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is a department within the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine. As such, the BCDD is an integral and collaborative partner with other colleges within the UT Health Science Center.

In addition to our projects and programs that utilize UT resources and personnel, the community outreach aspect of the Boling Center offers a number of educational opportunities both to the general public and for professionals working outside the UT Health Science Center infrastructure.

Community training is conceptualized as training that serves to benefit the community by enhancing the knowledge of community members and/or maintaining the professional credentials of these that directly serve the community. Community education is accomplished by educational activities offered to a variety of audiences where professional certificates, certificates of completion, and/or continuing education credits/units or the equivalent are awarded.

The Interdisciplinary Community Education (ICE) Workshop Series present state-of-the-art programs on interdisciplinary practice and provide continuing professional education to practitioners in the community.

Topics

Topics address quality of life issues across the life span for persons with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities, children with special health care needs, and their families. Topics are selected from needs expressed by our community of professionals and families as well as emerging best practices in the field of disabilities.

Focus

Sessions focus on current and future directions in family-centered prevention and intervention approaches for diverse populations and address collaboration at local, state, and national levels.

Who should attend

Healthcare, mental health and social service personnel, nurses, teachers, therapists, direct care staff, family members, speech-language pathologists, and individuals with disabilities should attend.

Cost

Sessions are offered at varying rates for a variety of attendees. Advance registration is required. Currently enrolled s students are highly encouraged to attend. There are also fees associated with specific continuing education credit. See below for more details. View the Grievance Policy and Complaint Procedures for further information.

  • $30.00 regular professional registration
  • $40.00 for Social Work, RD, and PT credit
  • $60.00 with APA credit
  • $50.00 remote site fee (minimum 5 people)
  • $0 free current enrolled students & family members (must have student ID)

Fees can be paid by phone or mail. Please call 901-448-3127 for questions.

Place

All sessions will take place at the Boling Center, located at 711 Jefferson Avenue in Memphis. Web-conferencing is available upon request through Adobe Connect.

Remote Viewing

A request for a remote viewing site requires a 10-day advanced notice to verify compatibility of equipment. Preference will be given to sites with at least five (5) participants. Attendees will be able to view and participate in discussion and interact with presenters. *Please note that remote site participants must register for the session.

Time

Due to requests by participants the duration of ICEs has been amended. The time for each offering is listed below with the date. Please make a note of the start time for each ICE offering.

Dates/Topics

Date/Time Topic Speakers Continuing Education
October 6, 2014
10:00 – 12:00 pm (CDT)
An Affirmative Collaborative, and Relational Approach to Mental Health Interventions with Latinos - Flyer PDF icon Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Ed.D.
Director Family Therapy Program
2.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists
2.0 Contact Hours for Social workers
November 3, 2014
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Multi-Cultural Case Studies: Discussion on Needs in Diverse Communities - Flyer PDF icon Ephie Johnson, Neighborhood Christian Center; Rodney Johnson, Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program; Exchange Club Family Center 2.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists
2.0 Contact Hours for Social workers
February 26, 2015
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Parenting for Parents with Intellectual Disabilities Ashley Annestedt, LCSW and Malissa Duckworth, LCSW 4.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists
4.0 Contact Hours for Social workers
March 17, 2015 Health Disparities in Special Education Donna Ford, PhD
Peabody College
2.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists
2.0 Contact Hours for Social workers
April 2015 Ethics and Cultural and Linguistic Competence for Psychologists and Social Workers TBA – session still in development. 3.0 CE, intermediate level for psychologists
3.0 Contact Hours for Social workers

For more information call 901-448-3127.

Archive of past ICE Seminars

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing professional education is available for registered dietitians, social workers and psychologists; some fees may apply. All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar. For questions about continuing education units or credits (CEUs, CE Credits) requiring professional accreditation approval, please contact the training department at 901-448-3127.


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Psychology

The University of Tennessee Boling Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. University of Tennessee Boling Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Boling Center agrees to ad-here to the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists. There is an additional $30 fee to register for professional continuing education credits for each APA approved seminar.


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Social Work & Physical Therapy

A Certificate of Attendance is available for each participant. Filing for Continuing Education credits or units is the responsibility of the attendee.

Registered Dietitians

The University of Tennessee Boling Center is an accredited provider through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. CPEU activities are pre-approved by the Com-mission on Dietetic Registration for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR).


Registration

Individual registrations may be completed online or by fax to Elizabeth Bishop at 711 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38105, fax number 901-448-7097. Each session has a flyer with registration information, or you can download a series brochure to register.

Contact

Contact the Training Coordinator, telephone (901) 448-3127 or toll-free (888) 572-2249.

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Contact BCDD

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Map
Phone: 901-448-6511
Toll-free:888-572-2249
TDD:901-448-4677
Fax: 901-448-7097