Learn ACA Subscription 2022

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Register for the Learn ACA Subscription to stay up to date on the latest best practices in chiropractic care.  

The Learn ACA Subscription includes 13 live, interactive webinars between January and December 2022 – worth 1 CE each - plus a library of 75 additional on-demand courses.  All webinars will be recorded - enjoy 24/7 access to complete courses on your schedule

The Subscription includes the following live, interactive webinars in 2022 (worth 1 CE credit each): 

Attend interactive learning events with opportunity to ask the experts throughout the year and enjoy the flexibility of learning options offered.  

The Learn ACA Subscription is an affordable, cost-effective way to keep current on the most recent best practices in chiropractic care or earn continuing education credits anytime, anywhere.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this class, Dr. Hewitt will introduce doctors and students to the five key questions to ask during the history to document the potential presence of joint dysfunction in infants. Ranging from in utero health through the process of labor and delivery, attendees will learn about the protective mechanisms built into the birth process, as well as the impacts on the newborn’s musculoskeletal system when a birth doesn’t go as planned. As always, throughout her presentation Dr. Hewitt will pepper her instruction with clinical pearls from her 34 years of experience in pediatric practice.

    In this class, Dr. Hewitt will introduce doctors and students to the five key questions to ask during the history to document the potential presence of joint dysfunction in infants. Ranging from in utero health through the process of labor and delivery, attendees will learn about the protective mechanisms built into the birth process, as well as the impacts on the newborn’s musculoskeletal system when a birth doesn’t go as planned. As always, throughout her presentation Dr. Hewitt will pepper her instruction with clinical pearls from her 34 years of experience in pediatric practice. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Discuss the impact of intrauterine constraint on the musculoskeletal (MSK) system 

    of the fetus. 

    2. Summarize the etiologies of joint dysfunction in newborns. 

    3. Describe the impact of the length of labor and delivery on neonatal MSK health. 

    4. Recognize the four signs of potential joint dysfunction following trauma in the preverbal child. 

    This program is sponsored by Logan University. 

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    Elise G. Hewitt

    DC, DICCP, FICC

    Dr. Hewitt is the program founder of Logan University’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics. She is a board-certified pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic and one of the foremost authorities in the specialty of chiropractic pediatrics. Dr. Hewitt has spent more than 30 years advocating for the chiropractic care of children and served as president of the ACA Pediatrics Council for 10 years. In addition to treating children in her pediatrics-only practice in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Hewitt is a member of the prestigious NCMIC Speakers Bureau for which she teaches all aspects of pediatric practice. Dr. Hewitt was named 2019 Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year by the ACA Pediatrics Council.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Pain is a complex entity. New evidence changes our understanding of pain on a near constant basis. This presentation aims to present the current evidence surrounding pain and its neurophysiologic underpinnings.

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    Pain is a complex entity.  New evidence changes our understanding of pain on a near constant basis.  This presentation aims to present the current evidence surrounding pain and its neurophysiologic underpinnings. 

    Learning objectives: 

    • Classify pain into acute and chronic, simple, and complex
    • Understand the role of psychosocial factors on pain
    • Measure pain, disability, and psychosocial factors with validated tools
    • Understand the types of sensitizations


    Shawn Neff

    D.C., M.A.S., FACO

    Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Dr. Shawn M. Neff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999, his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003, his Master of Applied Science in musculoskeletal management degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2011, and earned a diplomate from the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Neff is the staff chiropractic physician at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV and is chair of the VA Chiropractic Field Advisory Committee.  He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists  and holds adjunct faculty appointments at several chiropractic colleges.  Dr. Neff has published articles in  the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.  He has also presented at many professional conferences, including ACC-RAC and the New Horizons in Rehabilitation Care . Dr. Neff has lectured and facilitated extensively on clinical topics, provider communication and patient centered care.  In his free time he spends time with family, volunteers with the cub scouts, and rides his motorcycle.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/06/2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Attend this webinar, presented by, Dr. Louis Crivelli, to learn about the evidence-based recommendations of a panel of practitioners and experts regarding the best practices for delivery of clinical preventive services by chiropractors and to find practical resources to empower you to apply these tools in your practice. During this webinar, Dr. Crivelli, who serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board, a member of the ACA Clinical Guidelines Review Committee, and a contributor to Clinical Compass, will discuss The Role of Chiropractic Care in Providing Health Promotion and Clinical Preventive Services for Adult Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline. Published in October 2021, this clinical practice guideline is designed to offer a practical model of interprofessional collaboration for chiropractors in the delivery of clinical preventive care — that is, care that reduces risk factors and screens for early-stage disease — to adult patients with musculoskeletal conditions. This guideline includes a “Resource Guide,” housed on the Clinical Compass (CC) website (clinicalcompass.org) and regularly maintained and updated. Apply the course concepts immediately upon your return to work by leveraging the current, readily accessible electronic resources for both doctors and patients to facilitate chiropractors' use of “best practices” for counseling patients on health behavior and assist them in following through on their recommendations.

    Register for this webinar for $20 or subscribe for the year and get 13 webinars for $195

    Attend this webinar, presented by, Dr. Louis Crivelli, to learn about the evidence-based recommendations of a panel of practitioners and experts regarding the best practices for delivery of clinical preventive services by chiropractors and to find practical resources to empower you to apply these tools in your practice.

    During this webinar, Dr. Crivelli, who serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board, a member of the ACA Clinical Guidelines Review Committee, and a contributor to Clinical Compass, will discuss The Role of Chiropractic Care in Providing Health Promotion and Clinical Preventive Services for Adult Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline. Published in October 2021, this clinical practice guideline is designed to offer a practical model of interprofessional collaboration for chiropractors in the delivery of clinical preventive care — that is, care that reduces risk factors and screens for early-stage disease — to adult patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

    This guideline includes a “Resource Guide,” housed on the Clinical Compass (CC) website (clinicalcompass.org) and regularly maintained and updated. Apply the course concepts immediately upon your return to work by leveraging the current, readily accessible electronic resources for both doctors and patients to facilitate chiropractors' use of “best practices” for counseling patients on health behavior and assist them in following through on their recommendations.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Utilize best practices as recommended by a panel of practitioners and experts within The Role of Chiropractic Care in Providing Health Promotion and Clinical Preventive Services for Adult Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline to promote the health and well-being of communities.
    2. Identify and leverage consistently updated resources for both doctors and patients to facilitate the use of the most recent guidelines and counsel patients on health behaviors.

    Louis Crivelli

    DC

    Dr. Louis Crivelli received his doctorate in chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences in 2001. In 2002 he moved to the Annapolis area and began practicing in Greenbelt, MD (a stone’s throw from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) where his diverse patient base consists of members of the scientific, educational, and industrial communities.  He is the Chairman of the Maryland Chiropractic Association and was named Chiropractor of the Year for 2016, 2018, and 2019. Dr. Crivelli is the Maryland delegate for the American Chiropractic Association as well as the Chairman of the Clinical Compass (the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP).  

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/13/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar is designed to provide the chiropractic clinician with the experience of sitting down with a chiropractic radiologist and seeing first-hand how imaging is interpreted. Rather than the usual slide presentation, this webinar will present live-action DICOM reading, showing how to approach spine, shoulder, and knee pathologies commonly presenting to the chiropractic office.

    Register for this webinar for $20 or subscribe for the year and get 13 webinars for $195

    This webinar is designed to provide the chiropractic clinician with the experience of sitting down with a chiropractic radiologist and seeing first-hand how imaging is interpreted. Rather than the usual slide presentation, this webinar will present live-action DICOM reading, showing how to approach spine, shoulder, and knee pathologies commonly presenting to the chiropractic office. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    At the completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:

    1. Identify common intervertebral disc lesions and use appropriate terminology
    2. Identify common rotator cuff and common labral pathologies of the shoulder 
    3. Identify ACL tears and common meniscal injuries of the knee 

    Chad Warshel

    DC

    Dr. Warshel has been with Northeast College of Health Sciences (formerly NYCC) since 2008. After graduating Western States Chiropractic College (now UWS), he subsequently completed their 3-year residency in Diagnostic Imaging and passed the rigorous credentialling exam earning the designation of DACBR. After 7 years of a combined clinical and radiology practice in central California, Dr. Warshel wanted to transition into chiropractic education. Finding a home at Northeast College, he has three main roles: 1. teaching the chiropractic students imaging interpretation 2. he is the Director of Northeast College’s Master in Diagnostic Imaging residency program helping to educate the next generation of chiropractic radiologists and 3. he maintains a diagnostic imaging interpretation practice reading radiographs, MRI, and CT. 

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/10/2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Health care practitioners of all types face ethical dilemmas each and every day in practice. Integrative health (IH) practitioners particularly find themselves navigating in ethically challenging waters. The more recent emergence of evidence-based medicine/evidence informed practice intersects with ethical traditions of Integrative Healthcare clinicians. Part two of this two-part presentation is intended to provide a guide to evaluating the ethical dimensions and decision making in commonly encountered scenarios in evidence based Integrative Healthcare practice.

    Register for this webinar for $20 or subscribe for the year and get 13 webinars for $195

    Health care practitioners of all types face ethical dilemmas each and every day in practice. Integrative health (IH) practitioners particularly find themselves navigating in ethically challenging waters. The more recent emergence of evidence-based medicine/evidence informed practice intersects with ethical traditions of Integrative Healthcare clinicians. Part two of this two-part presentation is intended to provide a guide to evaluating the ethical dimensions and decision making in commonly encountered scenarios in evidence based Integrative Healthcare practice.

    Through didactic instruction, group discussion, and experiential learning, attendees will:

    1. Develop an understanding of current biomedical ethics and how these intersect with patient care, research, evidence informed practice, in the contemporary context: the drive to high value health care and improving population health.

    Chuck Simpson

    DC, DABCO

    Dr. Chuck Simpson graduated from, Washington State University and received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from University of Western States in 1978. From 1979 until 2003, he maintained a private chiropractic practice in Cornelius, Oregon, an ethnically diverse community near Portland.

    He served on the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has volunteered for the Council on Chiropractic Education as a site visitor and currently serves as a CCE Councilor.

    He has contributed textbook chapters to Quality and Standards of Practice in Chiropractc, Integrating Complementary Medicine in Health Systems, and Bonica’s Management of Pain. He was a content expert for the NIH Center for Substance Abuse and Treatment clinical practice guideline Managing Chronic Pain in Persons with or in recovery from Substance Abuse Disorders and has published reviews of complementary medicine in chronic pain treatment for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America.

    In his non professional life, he enjoys sailing, kayaking, gardening and reading. 

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/08/2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Health care practitioners of all types face ethical dilemmas each and every day in practice. Integrative health (IH) practitioners particularly find themselves navigating in ethically challenging waters. The more recent emergence of evidence-based medicine/evidence informed practice intersects with ethical traditions of Integrative Healthcare clinicians. This two-part presentation is intended to provide a guide to evaluating the ethical dimensions and decision making in commonly encountered scenarios in evidence based Integrative Healthcare practice.

    Register for this webinar for $20 or subscribe for the year and get 13 webinars for $195

    Health care practitioners of all types face ethical dilemmas each and every day in practice. Integrative health (IH) practitioners particularly find themselves navigating in ethically challenging waters. The more recent emergence of evidence-based medicine/evidence informed practice intersects with ethical traditions of Integrative Healthcare clinicians. This two-part presentation is intended to provide a guide to evaluating the ethical dimensions and decision making in commonly encountered scenarios in evidence based Integrative Healthcare practice. 

    Through didactic instruction, group discussion, and experiential learning, attendees will:

    1. Assess their own ethical perspectives.
    2. Review the development of biomedical ethics with a particular focus on the history and the current state of ethical thought in the Integrative Healthcare professions.

    Chuck Simpson

    DC, DABCO

    Dr. Chuck Simpson graduated from, Washington State University and received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from University of Western States in 1978. From 1979 until 2003, he maintained a private chiropractic practice in Cornelius, Oregon, an ethnically diverse community near Portland.

    He served on the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has volunteered for the Council on Chiropractic Education as a site visitor and currently serves as a CCE Councilor.

    He has contributed textbook chapters to Quality and Standards of Practice in Chiropractc, Integrating Complementary Medicine in Health Systems, and Bonica’s Management of Pain. He was a content expert for the NIH Center for Substance Abuse and Treatment clinical practice guideline Managing Chronic Pain in Persons with or in recovery from Substance Abuse Disorders and has published reviews of complementary medicine in chronic pain treatment for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America.

    In his non professional life, he enjoys sailing, kayaking, gardening and reading. 

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/18/2022

    This practical and entertaining webinar will begin with a discussion of the current evidence-based evaluation and management of common lumbar complaints. The discussion will progress to review commonly overlooked “functional” problems that delay recovery. In one way or another, these functional diagnoses contribute to many, if not all, of the lumbopelvic structural diagnoses that chiropractors treat. Attendees will leave this class with real-world tools to better manage the most common MSK presenting problem.

    Register for this webinar for $20 or subscribe for the year and get 13 webinars for $195

    This practical and entertaining webinar will begin with a discussion of the current evidence-based evaluation and management of common lumbar complaints. The discussion will progress to review commonly overlooked “functional” problems that delay recovery. In one way or another, these functional diagnoses contribute to many, if not all, of the lumbopelvic structural diagnoses that chiropractors treat.  Attendees will leave this class with real-world tools to better manage the most common MSK presenting problem.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Perform a thorough orthopedic, neurologic, and functional lumbar spine evaluation. 
    • Clinically identify the aforementioned “functional” diagnoses and appreciate their role in “structural” pathology. 
    • Articulate current “best practice” treatment of lumbopelvic structural and functional lesions.

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    Tim Bertelsman

    DC, CCSP, DACO

    ChiroUp.com, Co-Founder

    Dr. Tim Bertelsman graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic with honors and has been practicing in Belleville, IL since 1992. He is a board-certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and a Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Bertelsman has lectured nationally on various clinical and business topics and has been published extensively. He is a post-graduate instructor for the University of Bridgeport Orthopedic Diplomate program and is a member of the NCMIC Speakers’ Bureau. He was selected as the Illinois Chiropractic Society Chiropractor of the Year in 2019He has served in various leadership positions within the Illinois Chiropractic Society, including President of the executive board. Dr. Bertelsman is Co-founder of the online clinical and business resource ChiroUp.com. 

    Brandon Steele

    DC, DACO

    Dr. Steele is currently in private practice at Premier Rehab in the greater St. Louis area. He began his career with a post-graduate residency at The Central Institute for Human Performance. During this unique opportunity, he was able to create and implement rehabilitation programs for members of the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues, and Rams. Dr. Steele currently lectures extensively on clinical excellence and evidence-based treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. He serves on the executive board of the Illinois Chiropractic Society. He is a Diplomate and Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FACO).

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/15/2022

    The opioid crisis has continued to be a part of our lives and the pandemic has resulted in a surge in misuse and death. Chiropractors provide treatment methods that have been shown to reduce the initiation of opioids and reduce pain. This discussion will focus on steps and practices that chiropractors can take to be part of this solution and be part of the team to reduce pain and improve function.

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    The opioid crisis has continued to be a part of our lives and the pandemic has resulted in a surge in misuse and death.  Chiropractors provide treatment methods that have been shown to reduce the initiation of opioids and reduce pain.  This discussion will focus on steps and practices that chiropractors can take to be part of this solution and be part of the team to reduce pain and improve function. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define your role as a key provider in the team to reduce opioid use and improve patient pain levels 
    • Prepare to communicate with various stakeholders about opioid use and how you can help 
    • Illustrate how you can become an effective non-opioid solution to the opioid crisis 

    Mark Williams

    DC

    Medical Director--The Hartford, Disability and Workers' Compensation

    Dr. Mark S. Williams is a chiropractic physician and medical director with The Hartford Insurance Company.  He received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic.  He is board certified in occupational health and applied ergonomics and has worked in the disability and workers’ compensation insurance industry since 2000.  He has earned an MBA from the University of Southern Maine.  He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association Council on Occupational Health.  He serves as chair of the advisory committee for the ACA Opioid Task Force and is also a committee member of the Medical Issues, as well as the Disability and Return to Work Committees of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC).   

    Eric Roseen

    DC, MSc

    Dr. Eric J. Roseen is an assistant professor of family medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center.

    Dr. Roseen is a chiropractor and chronic disease epidemiologist. His research is focused on the epidemiology of common musculoskeletal conditions, effectiveness of nonpharmacologic therapies for low back pain, and implementation of effective pain treatments in underserved communities. This work has aimed to provide evidence to inform policies that influence how musculoskeletal pain is managed in primary care settings.

    Dr. Roseen completed a clinical internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth and has since practiced in multi-disciplinary primary care and rehabilitative settings. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. He received his MSc degree in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health. 

    Caitlin Michaud

    RN

    Liberty Bay Recovery Center, Director of Nursing & Interim CEO

    Ms. Caitlin Michaud a Registered Nurse specializing in the treatment of patients with substance use disorder. She has been working in the medical field since 2007where she began as a Certified Nurses Aid at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Caitlin quickly realized her passion for healthcare and pursued a Surgical Technology Certification and later completed her nursing degree at Maine College of Health Professions. She has worked in several specialties throughout her career including the cardiac catheterization lab, operating room, labor and delivery and primary care. Caitlin has always been drawn to treating patients with substance use disorder, in 2021 she accepted the position as Director of Nursing at Liberty Bay Recovery Center. When Caitlin is not working, she is attending classes to complete her Masters in Nursing Leadership at Western Governors University, and she enjoys spending time with her husband Josh and dog Martin boating on the lakes in Maine.


  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/10/2022

    Patients more and more are wanting and asking for nutritional recommendations. While some get advice on the internet and others from health food stores, we as Chiropractic Physicians are poised to provide that education which will enhance patient care and create more successful outcomes. Knowing what supplements can do, how long to keep patients on them and at what dosages can be difficult to navigate. This session will give you some great protocols to implement safely in your patient population. We will discuss musculoskeletal conditions as well as topics such as sleep and fatigue that can stifle the patient's progress to heal.

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    Join Dr. Cindy Howard as she explores what supplements can do, how long to keep patients on them, and how to navigate dosages. The session will provide several helpful protocols to implement safely among your patient population as soon as you return to your practice. Dr. Howard will discuss musculoskeletal conditions, as well as topics such as sleep and fatigue, that can stifle patients’ progress to heal. She will also illustrate how chiropractic physicians are well-positioned to provide the education patients are asking for regarding nutritional recommendations. Participants will gain insights into how to leverage supplements to speed up healing, decrease inflammation, and reduce pain, as well as how to create a plan with proper dosage and length of treatment time. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Interpret what supplements can be utilized with patients to speed up healing, decrease inflammation and reduce pain.
    • Create a plan with the proper dosage and length of treatment time utilizing proper supplementation. 
    • Discuss the benefits of their recommendations to their patients.

    Cindy M. Howard

    DC

    Board Certified Chiropractic Internist

    Dr. Cindy M. Howard is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Internist and Nutritionist in private

    practice and the owner of Innovative Health & Wellness Center in Orland Park, Illinois and also
    holds a license in the state of Florida. She speaks nationally, presenting on topics including
    Pre- and Post-Concussion Nutrition, Neuroadrenal Dysfunction and Infection in sport, Male and
    Female Pelvic Disorders, Pediatrics, Immunology, GI Disorders, Endocrinology, Nutritional
    Blood Analysis Interpretation and Genetics.


    She is also the owner of DC consulting; assisting private practices improve their
    communication skills and improving patient adherence while building a better functional
    medicine and nutritional practice.
    She is the co-founder of Advanced Education; an entity that runs CE programs for the Internal
    medicine diplomate.


    For the last 8 years she has served as the Illinois delegate for the American Chiropractic
    Association and as the alternate for 6 years prior to that. She has served on the membership,
    professional development, clinical guidelines, bylaws and grievance committees. She was
    the recipient of the Flynn/Lynch award in 2015 for outstanding service.
    She is a past president of the ACA Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders and currently
    serves as the Vice President of the College of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She also serves
    on the medical advisory board for the Functional Medicine University, serves as a board
    member for Before the Hit and Djor Intelligence Guards. Dr. Howard is an associate editor of
    The Original Internist and a regular contributor for the Illinois Chiropractic Society online
    newsletter.


    In 2020 Dr. Cindy Howard was award the Chiropractor of the Year from the Illinois Chiropractic
    Society.


    Locally Dr. Howard serves as a board member for the Frankfort Falcons Youth football
    organization, the concussion oversight team for the local school district and is the team
    chiropractor for the Natural Wrestling Club.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/01/2022

    This presentation focuses on difficult conversations to have in practice. Most of these conversations are ones that we hope to never have to encounter, but are very real in any practicing environment. As chiropractors, we are trained to identify mental health flags, but we should be better at identifying those flags and triaging them into practical uses, especially in a time when patients are potentially more vulnerable due to isolation and changes in resources for mental health. Throughout this presentation, we will discuss ways to evaluate patients without drawing significant attention to their vulnerabilities as well as provide direction and resources on where to refer patients, as needed, for further mental health care or how to safely remove themselves from dangerous situations (ie.crisis centers).

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    Join Dr. Alli Totzke and Ms. Serena Norris as they discuss how to have difficult conversations with your patients.  While chiropractic physicians are trained to identify mental health flags, improvement is needed in identifying those flags and triaging them into practical uses – especially at a time when patients may be more vulnerable due to the isolation or changes in resources for mental health brought on by a global pandemic. 

    In this webinar, you will learn how to evaluate patients without drawing significant attention to their vulnerabilities, as well as how to provide direction on resources or referral opportunities for mental health care.  You will also take away tactics to help patients remove themselves from dangerous situations (e.g., crisis centers).  This course covers all patient ages and briefly touches on marginalized communities and cultural awareness to help you understand customs that may cause different patients to believe their situations are acceptable based on socialized experiences or learned coping mechanisms. 

    Key takeaways include: how to identify red flags of patients in high-risk situations; how recognize where to report concerning behaviors based on state-specific or ethical responsibilities; and how to manage expectations and document the conversations in order to protect yourself or the patient in potential court proceedings.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify red flags of patients in high-risk situations. 

    2. Recognize where to report concerning behaviors based on your state and ethical responsibilities. 

    3. Manage expectations and how to document this to protect yourself as well as the patient if ever used in a court of law.

    This disclaimer exists to inform the viewer that during this presentation, one of the slides shown incorrectly identifies a group due to a minor error. The correct acronym the presenters wished to display was LGBTQ+. We apologize for this inconvenience, and hope that you recognize this information exists to replace what is presented. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at education@acatoday.org for more details regarding this topic. We have updated the handout/PowerPoint to reflect this correction. 

    Alli Totzke

    DC

    Dr. Alli Totzke is a recent graduate from National University of Health Sciences, IL who is practicing in Montpelier, VA. She practices in a rural area where it's common to have patients thank her in farm fresh vegetables. She has been involved with ACA since her first trimester of school and has held several positions within SACA and ACA. She is currently one of the NextGen legislative vice-chairs and has a passion for advocacy at all levels. She practices acupuncture as well as being Webster Certified, adding to her practice skills. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games and working on local public policy efforts. 

    Serena Norris

    BS

    Ms. Serena Norris is currently a student at Capella University receiving her master's in clinical mental health counseling. She resides in Rochester, New York while taking her courses online and enjoys training her dogs for therapy in her free time. Serena has been acknowledged for her studies by the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) as well as her chapter association Chi Sigma Iota through Capella University. She also has her own mental health website where she posts weekly blogs on mental health disorders and self-education It's Okay to not be Okay – Mental Health Blogs.