Seminar Detail

2-Day: Tai Chi for Health and Wellness: Instructor Certification Course
2-Day: Tai Chi for Health and Wellness: Instructor Certification Course

Where:   ST LOUIS, MO

When:  Sunday, January 20, 2019 - Monday, January 21, 2019

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Some of your clients need more than traditional therapy. Yet you still need to use evidence-based practices to be reimbursed for your care.

Tai Chi combines gentle and adaptable exercises you can easily use with your clients for a variety of benefits, such as:
  • Improve flexibility and balance to prevent falls
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Strengthen cardiovascular system
  • Decrease chronic pain
  • Recover from injuries and surgeries faster
In addition, the evidence behind Tai Chi offers you justification for using this ancient form in your client’s rehabilitation.

In just 2 days, you can be a certified Tai Chi practitioner and instructor through Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute and join a growing community of Tai Chi instructors around the world. Your instructor has trained extensively with Dr. Lam and risen to Master Trainer status, providing you the research, benefits, and most importantly, movements of Tai Chi to incorporate into any client’s treatment plans.

No experience with Tai Chi is required, as your instructor will teach you the 12 movements step-by-step.

Register today for your spot to join the growing movement of Tai Chi certified instructors.
Objectives:

  1. Examine the evidence behind Tai Chi and how it benefits your client.
  2. Utilize safety precautions for Tai Chi when teaching others.
  3. Apply the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method during treatment.
  4. Teach the movement, body, and internal principles of Tai Chi for effective progress.
  5. Incorporate mindfulness in Tai Chi practice to enhance health and well-being benefits.
  6. Practice the dan tien breathing method to promote relaxation.
  7. Utilize weight transference techniques to improve balance.
  8. Apply situational focus in Tai Chi practice, encouraging mental alertness.
  9. Demonstrate the Chen, Yang, and Sun style of Tai Chi with application of lab.
  10. Teach modifications for participants of different movement abilities.
  11. Define the international fall reduction statistics directly related to Tai Chi programs.
  12. Independently apply the basic styles of Chen, Yang, and Sun style of Tai Chi by the end of the course to strengthen clients’ flexibility, core, and balance.
  13. Demonstrate the various Tai Chi movements into a seated position to be used for non-ambulatory patients.
  14. Develop practices of incorporating Tai Chi into real life situations for fall prevention.
OUTLINE

DAY 1 (8 am to 4:30 pm)

Tai Chi: What It Is And What It Is Not

Benefits Of Tai Chi for Your Clients
  • Increase muscle strength and cardiovascular system
  • Increase stamina
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve balance, thereby reducing falls
  • Improve posture/memory/relaxation
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Decrease chronic pain
How To Incorporate Into Your Practice
  • Motivate your clients to start the road to recovery using:
    • Choice theory
    • Positive psychology
Lab
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Group Therapy Program Lab (Yang, Sun, and Chen Style)
  • Introduction of TCR Eight Forms sequence
  • Cooling-down exercises

DAY 2 (8 am – 3:30 pm)

Tai Chi: Teaching Safely
  • Why safety is important
Lab
  • Warm-up exercise
  • Review TCR Eight Forms sequence
  • Seated Tai Chi for the non-ambulatory client
  • Cooling-down exercise
How To Teach Effectively
  • Overview
  • Role play the Stepwise Progressing teaching method
  • Precautions and modifications
  • Taking it to the street – community classes
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Activity Professionals
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat, supportive shoes suitable for exercise (shoes are required)

RALPH DEHNER, COTA, CPT

Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT, after 17 years as the director and program coordinator of the Mighty Vine Wellness Club, a nonprofit wellness center serving the mental health community, has stepped into a consultant’s role. As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), his clinical experience includes rehabilitation and injury prevention through behavior modification, exercise, work simplification, and functional activity.

Mr. Dehner started studying internal martial arts in the early 1970s and is a certified Master Trainer for Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for health programs in the USA. In addition, he is certified as an instructor for such courses as Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, and Tai Chi for Diabetes.

Mr. Dehner has taught both Qi Gong and Tai Chi in hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, senior centers, integrative medicine centers, and mental health facilities. In conjunction with his vast experience, he has presented several conferences, such as the National Autism Conference, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Conference and the Inaugural International Tai Chi for Health Conference (Seoul, So. Korea). Mr. Dehner is also an experienced program developer who has produced and presented training courses on such topics as fall prevention, Tai Chi for OTs, and integrative medicine in mental health. He received his BS in holistic studies with a concentration in wellness management from Union Institute and University. Mr. Dehner is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, American Council on Exercise, International Association of Reiki, and Tai Chi for Health Community of America.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ralph Dehner has an employment relationship with Mighty Vine Wellness Club. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Ralph Dehner is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; the American Council on Exercise; International Association of Reiki; and Tai Chi for Health Community of America.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Athletic Trainers
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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 13.0 hours of Category A continuing education.


Exercise Physiologists
ASEP members will earn 5.0 CECs for full attendance at this seminar. The ASEP allows members to earn a maximum of 10 CECs in any one 5 year period.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 13.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Illinois Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 13 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Missouri Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 13 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Massage Therapists
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #1808. This course is offered for 15.5 CE hours. 100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable credit is given.


Nursing Home Administrators
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 13.0 clock hours and 13.0 participant hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 13.0 contact hours or 1.3 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Kansas Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants: This course as been approved by the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association for 13.0 contact hours, (Class 1).


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 13.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 13.0 CE Credit Hours.

Kansas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 13.0 hours. PLEASE BRING YOUR LICENSE NUMBER WITH YOU TO THE PROGRAM.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 13.0 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 13.0 contact hours.

Kansas Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 13.0 continuing education hours.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 780 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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