Continuing Education

Pine Rest is committed to offering many professional educational opportunities for staff and community practitioners to promote clinical excellence and excellent care for everyone in the communities we serve. Our growing number of outstanding lectures and training experiences include:

Below are a few of our upcoming educational opportunities. For additional lectures, conferences and workshops, please click here to view all professional events.

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  • Fri May 4th 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Domestic Violence and the Workplace Training

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Free Seminar! Absenteeism, impaired job performance, and loss of experienced employees are costs affecting companies as a result of domestic violence.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the annual cost of lost productivity due to domestic violence is $272 million and 8 million paid workdays.  Domestic Violence and the Workplace is presented by Safe Haven Ministries and The Center for Women in Transition.
  • Fri May 11th 2018 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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    Pine Rest Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Conference: "Struggling to Conceive: Understanding The Psychological Impact of Infertility and Its Treatments"

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    The Pine Rest Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Conference will educate professionals about infertility treatment and the psychological impact of infertility. Continuing Education Credits: 5.0 CME credits, 5.0 CE credits for social workers.
  • Tue May 15th 2018 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Bearing Hope: Mental Health & the Church

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Join us in discovering the intersection of mental health and the church. Learn from experts, pastors, and other local leaders what support is available and how your church can become a safe space. Working together we can build hope in the lives of those wrestling with mental health issues in our community.
  • Wed May 16th 2018 7:00 am - 8:00 am

    Emerging Concepts in the Management of Insomnia in Older Adults (Pearls for Primary Care)

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Attendees will learn how to do a comprehensive assessment of both transient and chronic insomnia in older adults. This lecture will also cover the steps in treating insomnia in older adults including non-pharmacologic approaches, and the clinically appropriate use of hypnotic medications.
  • Thu Oct 4th 2018 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Postpartum Support International 2-Day Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Conference

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    The 2-day Postpartum Support International Certificate of Completion Course, taught by expert and engaging faculty, is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for psychiatrists, nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, or anyone interested in learning skills and knowledge for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders This training will also discuss that vicarious trauma is an occupational hazard in child welfare and juvenile justice that often leads to lack of job satisfaction, job productivity, and negative outcomes for youth and families, workers, and workplace. Prevention and self-care can best happen when professionals are able to distinguish and identify personal and professional vulnerability. This module will focus on opportunities to prevent negative effects and self-care after exposures.

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