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Montessori Webinar Series

Last updated on 9/14/2021

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Grant brings this webinar series to health-care professionals.

It discusses the work of Dr. Montessori and the Montessori Method when working with older adults with dementia. Dr. Cameron Camp provides this series.

The series also focuses on understanding the application of Montessori principles to improve staff engagement. Discussions include specific principles and techniques.

Montessori Inspired Lifestyle: Montessori Based Dementia Programming
September 28, 2021
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
Register for the Montessori Based Dementia Programming webinar.

Applying Montessori Principles for Home Care Workers
October 5, 2021
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
Register for the Applying Montessori Principles for Home Care Workers webinar.

Applying Montessori Principles for Leadership and Staff Engagement
October 26, 2021
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
Register for the Applying Montessori Principles for Leadership and Staff Engagement webinar.

Applying Montessori Principles for Families and Loved Ones of Persons with Dementia
October 28, 2021
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
Register for the Applying Montessori Principles for Families and Loved Ones of Persons with Dementia webinar.

This course is for everyone. The focus is on direct care professionals, certified nursing assistants, attendants, social workers, nurses, administrators and activity professionals, recreation therapists, rehabilitation staff, and other health-care professionals.

HHSC and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Services plan to offer 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits to:

  • Licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychology professionals, and professional counselors
  • Certified nurse aides
  • Long-term care ombudsmen guardians
  • Assisted living facility managers
  • Occupational therapists and assistants
  • Qualified intellectual and developmental disability professionals
  • Day activity and health services managers and home health and hospice managers

Nurses can receive CE credit. Continuing education units (CEUs) provided by CEU Network have an added fee paid to CEU Network. The relevant information will be provided in class. Decisions for other credentialing bodies are still pending.

Montessori Dementia Care Professional Certification

Participants can apply for the Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional (CMDCP) certification with the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (ICCDP) after attending one of the above seminars. The discounted price for the CMDCP application is $35 versus $135. Applications must be completed online within 30 days of completing the seminar. Visit www.iccdp.net or contact the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners at iccdpcorporate@iccdp.net for information about CMDCP Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional certification. You can obtain the handout as part of the webinar. It explains the steps to apply online and receive the discount.

Visit cen4ard.com for information about the courses.