Looking for PrairieCare Education Series Presenters!

Feb 07, 2023 by Karen Krepis, Education Specialist

PrairieCare Education Series Submission Form

Applications are now open for the 2023 PrairieCare Education Series (PES)! It is a monthly educational event open to the public and external clinicians to provide information related to psychiatric care and behavioral health. We are looking for presenters for 2023. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023. Check out the opportunity below! 


PrairieCare provides individuals of all ages the psychiatric care they truly need. We are one of the nation’s largest providers of premier psychiatric services offering a continuum of mental health services to the Twin Cities metro area, Rochester, and Mankato. We offer a variety of high-quality specialty services and programs at our nine convenient locations.


Who is PES for? The PrairieCare Education Series (PES) is intended to provide attendees with specific diagnosis, treatment skills, and information primarily related to mental health conditions that are frequently treated through our organization. It is an opportunity for mental health professionals to gain skills and earn continuing education units.  The primary audience includes social workers, therapists, psychologists and the alike, and PrairieCare staff.    


What topics are covered and what are the objectives? Topics are related to mental health conditions, treatment, and experience our organization works with daily through our full continuum of care. We will mainly cover topics related to children and adolescents, but topics may generalize to adults.    

Objectives include: Improve attendee’s knowledge related to diagnosis and treatment of specific psychiatric disorders. Improve attendees’ knowledge to provide more culturally responsive, trauma aware strategies.   


When do sessions take place? Every first Thursday of each month.   


Where do the sessions take place? In-person sessions will be held at our PrairieCare Edina Training and Education Center. There will be a post-presentation survey for attendees for all sessions. Live online webinars will be held via Zoom. We will assist you with setting up the webinar and attendance will be recorded through that system. Only online webinars will be recorded.   


Why partner and present with PrairieCare Education Series? The PrairieCare Education Series has become known in the mental health community as a premier provider of professional continuing education. In 2022 our webinars reached over 1,000 participants. Prior to COVID, our in-person audiences averaged 100 attendees.  We will support you throughout the process and apply for continuing education credits through the Boards of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling and Behavioral Health, and Psychology. We will also provide marketing of the session on social media, the PrairieCare website, and e-newsletters. We host and moderate the webinars with you. In-person events will be held in Edina.   


What continuing Education is offered? We offer Continuing Education (CE) from the following boards:  

  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy – LPC/LPCC   
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy – LADC  
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy  
  • Minnesota Board of Psychology  
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work    


During the 2022 PES, we featured several events for cultural competency covering African Americans, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and Hmong. We hope to continue highlighting different communities and the intersection of mental health, especially groups prominent in Minnesota. Check out our full 2022 list of topics hereIn addition, we have received requests for the following topics: 

  • Diagnosis: OCD, ASD, eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD, SIB, ADHD, bipolar disorder 
  • Therapy: Family therapy, couples therapy 
  • Drug or Medication: Drug addiction and mental health, medicinal marijuana drugs psychotropic, psychopharmacology myths and secrets 
  • Patient Challenges: Long-term effects of COVID-19, those with a long history of unsuccessful mental health treatment and/or institutionalization, self-injurious behaviors, loss and grief, children/adolescents in unhealthy or unsafe home environments, elementary age students and supporting them in the school and mental health settings, suicide awareness 
  • Health Provider Challenges: Managing compassion fatigue, ethics 


Ready to take the next step? Fill out our PrairieCare Education Series Submission Form and submit to


We hope this is an opportunity you are interested in, and we are here to support you in any way! If you have questions, please contact us at 

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