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Counseling & the SLP: Self-reflection on providing care in a medical setting
7/25/2022 - 7/25/2022

Lynn Gallandt, MS, CCC  is a practicing SLP with a focus on adult outpatient rehabilitation. She is currently working at Los Alamitos Medical Center, Chapman University and has a private practice.  Lynn runs a weekly Parkinson’s voice group (LOUD Crowd) at the hospital and up until the pandemic, she also ran a monthly Stroke support group at the Los Alamitos Medical Center.  For the last 5 years she has been teaching both the counseling class for Chapman’s  graduate CSD program and as a practicum supervisor. Lynn spent over 8 years at the Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network (B.R.A.I.N.) in Cypress beginning as a volunteer, completing  her CF and working as a licensed therapist. During her time there, she initiated a caregiver support group  ( BRAIN Angels) for parents and partners of a loved one with an acquired brain injury, the BRAIN Therapy choir and other groups to assist survivors as they transitioned to living with a brain injury.  Lynn has presented at CSHA with colleagues on Palliative Care and the Role of the SLP, and on Difficult Neurological Cases. Prior to becoming an SLP, Lynn worked as an educator for 25 years in general education, bilingual education, special education, Adult ESL and as a University supervisor. 
Course description:  Counseling in the field of Speech Language Pathology is often a misunderstood area yet it is a vital skill that is needed for most interactions with patients and their families. This course is designed to provide the opportunity to reflect on your current practice, identify the strengths you bring to your workplace and acquire additional strategies to add to your daily professional practice as an SLP.
  1. Generate three current personal/professional strengths at your work site*
  2. Specify two ways to increase your level of listening
  3. Provide two new strategies for approaching difficult conversations with patients/families
  4. Identify a missed moment of counseling to apply to future practice
Instructional level:  Intermediate

Zoom meeting will be held July 25, 2022

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Free to current members

2 CE's offered

Registration ends on 7/25/2022

Psychiatric Illness in SLP Patients
8/22/2022 - 8/22/2022

Debbie Kahn, MD, Psychiatrist, UC Davis Medical Center Center

2 CE's  Free to current members

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Registration ends on 8/22/2022

Assessment & Treatment Strategies for Low Functioning TBI Survivors
9/17/2022 - 9/17/2022

Kim Gully, MS, CCC, CCM, CBIST, is a speech language pathologist by profession who specializes in working with individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, strokes, anoxic episodes and other neurological conditions. She's been a speech language pathologist since 1984, a certified case manager since 2005 and a certified brain injury specialist trainer since 2009. She retired in 2020 after enjoying a 35 year career as an executive director, therapist, case manager, support group leader, local/regional/national speaker, and brain injury advocate. She's currently working to advocate for individuals who need assistance navigating through the recovery process after a traumatic brain Injury. She runs a support group for brain injury survivors and caregivers and is the President of MSCC.


Level of Instruction:  Intermediate

2 CEs offered. Free to current MSCC Members


Registration ends on 9/17/2022

Assessment/Intervention Considerations & resources for adult patients in need of Augmentative/Alternative Communication.
10/15/2022 - 10/15/2022

Speaker:  Carlene Yonemori, MA, CCC, CBIS is a speech-language pathologist at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  She is the program director at the Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART) at Rancho with over 29 years of experience.  She has extensive experience conducting evaluations and providing treatment in the area of AAC with various populations within the acute rehabilitation, outpatient clinic, and subacute settings.  She has presented at numerous local and community workshops as well as professional conferences including CSHA, CSUN, USSAAC and the State Wide Conference on Acquired Brain Injury on the topic of AAC.

Level of instruction:  Novice-Intermediate
Course description:  When an individual loses the ability to depend on speech to communicate due to injury or illness the Speech/Language Pathologist is responsible for determining the most optimal augmentative/alternative communication option.   These alternatives may be only temporarily established while the patient recovers, or may be part of an ongoing journey for long-term AAC use.  This presentation will provide an overview of the components of the AAC assessment, intervention considerations based on diagnosis and current abilities and potential resources/tools to assist the speech therapist with improving the individual’s communication.  Resources for more in depth assessment considerations will also be discussed.
Learning Outcomes:
  1.  Identify important components of the AAC assessment.
  2. Describe factors to consider when implementing AAC methods.
  3. List available intervention resources to support patients in need of AAC.

9-11am 2 CEs offered

Free to current members

Registration ends on 10/15/2022


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