Sunday, 19 January 2014 08:37

Holiday CEU features Aimee Copeland, Partners with CMSA

Written by Anne McSweeney

Anne McSweeney with CEU Concepts and speaker Aimee Copelan Anne McSweeney with CEU Concepts and speaker Aimee Copeland

CEU Concepts was honored to host a holiday CEU Event with Aimee Copeland at Villa Christina.

Aimee received national attention after she was diagnosed with a rare and dangerous flesh eating bacteria after a zip lining accident. She lost both hands and one of her legs as a result.  Katie Couric, ABC News, CNN and other media programs have featured segments on Aimee’s positive attitude and journey to regain independence. After months of rehab and recovery, she returned to her educational goals and completed a Psychology degree in July of 2013. Aimee is currently at Valdosta State University pursing a master’s degree in Social Work and developing her future plan to open a holistic center for people with disabilities.

During the CEU, Aimee was interviewed by Catherine Baer, LPC and wellness coach. Catherine addressed the topic of compassion fatigue and how this can affect a clinician’s practice. She discussed how a patient’s attitude can greatly impact their health outcomes. Catherine had Aimee speak on her personal outlook and attitude. Aimee has said she preferred the term “differently abled” instead of handicapped or disabled. During the question and answer portion of the CEU, Aimee provided candid and honest responses.

For this event, CEU Concepts expanded our participant base by partnering with the Case Management Society of America’s Atlanta chapter. CEU Concepts is looking forward to a continued partnership with this professional organization.

This event would not have been possible without sponsorship from these organizations:

Diamond Sponsor:  Family Private Care_large

Platinum Sponsors: Aging Options, Assisted Choice, Atlanta Oxygen, and Homestead Hospice

Gold/Silver Sponsors:  Assisted Living Locators, Care You Deserve Medical Equipment, Coram, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Crossroads Hospice, Critical Care Medflight, Fountainview Center, Fischer Funeral Care, FODAC, Gentiva, HandyPRO, Hurley Elder Care Law, Kadan, LivHome, Manor Care Health Services, Metro Atlanta, Mindful Transitions, Senior Care Options, Sunrise Senior Living, Senior Service North Fulton, and Vitas Hospice.

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