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Continuing Education Schedule - 3 CE's

Please note - you must be present in all sessions to obtain CE credit.


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A Holistic Approach to Dementia: Lifestyle Interventions and Utility of Medications

Course Description:​

This course will provide information on a holistic approach to caregiving. It will address medications, behavioral modifications, social supports and other approaches to caregiving and living with dementia throughout the disease course.

Course Objectives:

  • grasp the significance of medication, and behavioral management.

  • understand community resources.

  • identify needs for their loved ones.

  • expand holistic management knowledge of dementia care.

  • recognize when to call on community support for more assistance.



Jessica Mongelli: Jessica Mongelli is a Family Nurse Practitioner at the multidisciplinary practice, Northwell Health Physician Partners Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at New Hyde Park. Jessica is the dementia care specialist as part of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care (ADC) Program at Northwell. Jessica completed her graduate studies at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Graduate Nursing, graduated April 2020 and received her BSN from Adelphi University. Additionally, Jessica was the class representative for the Hofstra SOGN class of 2020. Lasty, she was featured as a frontline hero fighting against COVID-19 in the New York Times documentary “They Get Brave.” Marzena Gieniusz

Dr. Marzena Gieniusz is an internist and geriatrician practicing at Northwell in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and Medical Director of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program at Northwell. Her clinical focus is dementia care, complex and advanced illness management, and preventative care.

Kaitlin Emmert is a licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) is Care Manager Certified (CMC) who works in a hybrid role both at the Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Clinic as well as Feinstein's Institute of Health System Science. Kaitlin received her undergraduate degree in psychology with minors in health studies and studio art from Fairfield University and master's degree in social work from Adelphi University. Kaitlin then received her Care Manager Certification through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Kaitlin is the social worker on the Alzheimer's and Dementia Care (ADC) Team with NP Jessica Mongelli and Dr. Gieniusz.

Care Partnering Through Challenging Situations with Dementia

Course Description:​

This course is designed to help learners better understand why challenging situations are frequently encountered when dementia is involved. It will focus on looking beyond the disease to recognize other possible factors that may be causing or contributing to the challenges. Learners will be introduced to the ‘six pieces of the puzzle’ that may be used to help determine these contributing factors. This problem-solving approach will be presented to help learners reduce the intensity, frequency, or occurrence of challenges. This course will also address nonverbal and verbal techniques for effective communication with those living with dementia.


Course Objectives:

  • Discuss typical challenging situations that often are experienced when dementia is involved, and list several reasons they occur

  • List the six factors that can be used to determine what may be contributing to challenging situations in dementia care

  • Demonstrate several verbal and physical techniques that can be used to improve communication in dementia care


Growing up with Teepa as a mother, Amanda has been a part of the Positive Approach from the beginning, serving originally as a teenage volunteer while Teepa developed and refined her approach and skills. After earning her master's degree in Educational Leadership and Administration, Amanda worked an an educator and leader in schools and other learning platforms for over 10 years. She then decided to join the Positive Approach to Care® team as a Lead Mentor, Trainer, Speaker, and Leader. Her skills and experience working with students and adults from around the globe have proven to be a tremendous asset to PAC. Through years of teaching, she has grown her ability to give each person in the room an individual experience while learning new information or skills. As a PAC speaker, Amanda uses the Adult Experiential Learning Cycle to help everyone learn in their own way, and she loves helping to spread awareness and knowledge of Teepa's techniques.

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Course Delivery | Live In-Person

Please note - you will be directed to a different website for processing the fee.


Requirements for Registration

In order for CHI Professional Development to award you a Certificate of Completion, I am required to obtain certain information from you. The information requested is dependent on what course you are taking.​

This class has been approved for CE's by the following licensing boards:

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE)

CHI Professional Development Inc, #1776, 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. CHI Professional Development Inc maintains responsibility for this course.

The following states recognize these CE approvals.


These CE's are not recognized in NJ


These CE's are recognized in NY by the NYS Education Department - See Below

New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0538

New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0173

NAADAC Approved Education Provider

CHI Professional Development, Inc has been approved by as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #234330, CHI Professional Development, Inc is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Certified

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is OASAS certified to provide CASAC renewal and CPP/CPS hours #1343

Important Information


All complaints and grievances are reviewed by the social work consultant within 10 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and will be responded to within 10 business days.

It is my goal to create a learning experience that is as accessible as possible. If you anticipate any issues related to the format, materials, or requirements of this course, please contact me so we can explore potential options.

Michael Chiappone, LCSW

Contact Information


PO Box 85

Bellport, NY 11713

(631) 212-5009

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