Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP)

Programs for Mental Health Professionals

Programs for Radiology Professionals

Program for Activity/Recreational Professionals

Oakton Community College Alliance for Lifelong Learning Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP) 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

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

Printable Brochure (PDF)

Be an early bird! Take advantage of the reduced registration fee of $89 for full-day programs!
Full-day program: $89 Early Bird • $119 Regular • $129 Walk-in (plus $9 non-refundable processing fee). No senior discount.
Half-day program: $69 Early Bird • $99 Regular • $109 Walk-in (plus $9 non-refundable processing fee). 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

Crisis and Change: Treating Couples and Families in Challenging Times
Friday, January 26
Michael Maniacci, PsyD
HMH A49-001 [CRN 40187] Early bird postmarked by January 10; HMH A49-002 [CRN 40188] after January 10
In these challenging times, families and couples are increasingly finding themselves lost and discouraged. This workshop focuses on how to help couples and families understand and change what creates their difficulties. Emphasis is placed upon engaging, rapidly assessing, and providing to-the-point change strategies. Topics discussed include: how healthy families deal with crisis; typical “snag points” families encounter; common crises; developing strategies for the “four horsemen of the apocalypse”; and typical personal styles associated with the five birth order positions.

Exposure Response Prevention Therapy: From Treatment Manual to Client*
Friday, February 16
Patrick McGrath, PhD
HMH A79-001 [CRN 40261] Early bird postmarked by January 19; HMH A79-002 [CRN 40266] after January 19
While exposure response prevention (ERP) is the gold standard of care for anxiety disorders, the use of ERP in the one-on-one clinical setting can be difficult to manage. This program reviews the rationale behind ERP, the use of ERP for anxiety disorders, and how to trouble shoot ERP in cases where you and your client are stuck. Numerous case examples are reviewed and tips for your everyday practice. This is a hands-on approach in the use of ERP in day-to-day work. Be ready to not only learn about ERP, but to do ERP in the seminar. Wear comfortable clothing for activities.

All About ADHD and Using 1-2-3 Magic with ADHD Behavior Management*
Friday, March 2
Thomas W. Phelan, PhD
This two-part program provides the practical tools and emotional support needed to deal effectively with children’s ADHD and their families. The morning session presents the latest information on the description, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD. In the afternoon, the challenges of working with the ADHD children are addressed. The presenter, Thomas Phelan, Ph.D., is the developer of the 1-2-3 Magic program and will apply this technique on controlling negative behavior in children and provide 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 of this insightful behavior management program for those involved with ADHD.
Full Day, 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
HMH A78-001 [CRN 40235] Early bird by postmarked by February 2; HMH A78-002 [CRN 40351] after February 2
Half Day, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. All About ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment*
HME B26-001 [CRN 40352] Early bird postmarked by February 2; HME B26-002 [CRN 40355] after February 2
Half Day, 1 - 4:15 p.m. Using 1-2-3 Magic with ADHD: Behavior Management*
HME B20-001 [CRN 40354] Early bird postmarked by February 2; HME B20-002 [CRN 40356] after February 2

Stress and Disease: The Mind-Body Connection*
Friday, March 16
Gary Gilles, MA, LCPC
HTH A60-001 [CRN 40359] Early bird postmarked by February 15; HTH A60-002 [CRN 40361] after February 15
Stress is so prevalent in modern life that we often take it for granted. However, increasingly people are living with chronic diseases that are attributed to or made worse by stress. Examine how stress affects both physical and emotional health and its role in the development and progression of disease. Discussion, lecture, and case studies focus on understanding specific physiological and cognitive processes that accentuate or effectively control individual responses to stress. Also, we will inventory our own response to stress, and develop a plan for combating problematic behaviors.

Ethics and Cultural Competency*
Wednesday, April 11
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
HMH A94-001 [CRN 40273] Early bird postmarked by March 10; HMH A94-002 [CRN 40275] after March 10
This interactive, skill-building program focuses on ethics as it pertains to effectively servicing a diverse client base and creating an organization that meets the needs of all employees and clients regardless of differences. Among the topics presented in this program will be cross cultural counseling, ethics in group and family therapy, strategies for incorporating aspects of culture into the change process, and issues of diversity and ethics in cross-cultural supervision. This program satisfies both the IDFPR three-hour ethics requirement for Illinois social workers and psychologists as well as the three-hour cultural competence requirement for social workers.

Current Trends in Drug Abuse: The Designer Drug Tsunami*
Wednesday, May 2
Bruce R. Talbot, MA
HMH A62-001 [CRN 40378] Early bird postmarked by April 2; HMH A62-002 [CRN 40379] after April 2
“The heroin epidemic” is like a designer drug tsunami. New research shows that the most narcotic drug deaths are the result of a wave of designer synthetic drug analogs manufactured in China and Mexico, which are so much more potent than heroin that accidental overdose deaths have surged. This informative program provides the most up-to-date information on the newest synthetic drugs abused, as well as changes in drug trends involving classic drugs of abuse. An update on changes to the Illinois medical marijuana law, marijuana decriminalization, and other legal updates are also discussed. Participants learn how to recognize and document the symptoms of drug intoxication despite a negative drug test.

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. 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)

$89 Early Bird • $109 Regular • $131 Walk-in (No senior discount.)
Registration 7:30 a.m.; Program 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Morning coffee and lunch provided.

Location: Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines

Presenter: Brad Holmer, RT

CT Technology Update 2018
Saturday, March 10
XRA A68-001 [CRN 40366] Early Bird registration postmarked by February 10; XRA A68-002 [CRN 40368] after February 10
This course informs you of recent news, advancements, and offerings in CT technology and clinical applications. Subjects include developments in system component designs, radiation reduction techniques, iterative image reconstruction, cardiac imaging, dual source acquisition, spectral imaging, virtual endoscopy, interventional procedures, perfusion studies, and more. Statistical and regulatory information are also be presented.

CT Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis
Sunday, March 11

XRA A34-001 [CRN 40370] Early Bird registration postmarked by February 10; XRA A34-002 [CRN 40371] after February 10
A successful CT imaging examination in the abdominopelvic region is a delicate balance of image quality, contrast media administration, and X-radiation dose minimization. The many factors that require consideration to produce an optimal CT study of abdominal and pelvic structures are discussed. Subjects include technical and clinical aspects, as well as reviews of normal sectional anatomy and abnormal cases.

Workshop attendance submitted to IEMA for 7.0 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
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 23, 25, 30 and February 1, 6, 8

Location: Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines

$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., TenHoeve Center, Room 1604

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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