You're Invited

Check out our free two-day Professional Growth Workshop

August 30th and 31st from 8-10 PM EST
Hosted by The MedSLP Collective
0.4 ASHA CEUS available with Membership

One thing that we love about the med SLP community is the abundance of support that so many SLPs are eager to offer.

 

Whether its interview suggestions or a stack of research papers, support for your career growth can be found almost anywhere.

And we are unbelievably honored and excited to bring together nine med SLPs who want to share their knowledge and suggestions with you!

On August 30th and 31st from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST,
nine mentors and members of The MedSLP Collective with a mix of backgrounds in clinical practice,research, teaching,
and business ownership will discuss topics related to professional growth.

And you can gobble it all up for free!

You have the option to watch for free or earn ASHA CEUs by paying $34 and becoming a member. (Please note: Memberships are set up as recurring monthly payments. So if you find that the Collective doesn’t serve you the way you had hoped, don’t forget to cancel the membership!)

Topics and

Speakers Include …

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Résumé Writing for SLPs

by Isabel Lawton, M.S. CCC-SLP
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What Would You Do When Opportunity Knocks?

By Kathryn Moore, M.S. CCC-SLP
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Interview Prep

by Lysa Johnson, M.S. CCC-SLP
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How to Get Started with APA Formatting and Conducting a Literature Search

by Kelly Salmon, SLPD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLT-LANA, NDC
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Advocating for Yourself, Your Patients, and Your Field

by Valeria Gary, M.A. CCC-SLP

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It’s a Trap! Challenging Your Mindset to Further Your Skills

by Mary Burns, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCPA
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How to Obtain a Medical CF

by Amanda Weissberg, MS CCC-SLP and Kahla Graham, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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Rejection is Redirection: What to Consider When You Don’t Get the Position You Want

by Theresa Richard, M.A. CCC-SLP, BCS-S

If any of these topics align with your goals or your values, we hope you’ll consider this two-day event.

Here’s a closer look at each topic and presenter:

August 30th from 8-10 PM EST

Rejection is Redirection: What to Consider When You Don’t Get the Position You Want

by Theresa Richard, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

If you’re putting yourself out there to seek out a new job, position, or enroll in a desired degree program, chances are you will face rejection at one point or another. While it’s definitely hard to swallow, you are not alone! Theresa will dive into what to do and how to re-frame your mindset to pivot and get yourself back out there for the next opportunity that comes your way.

Theresa Richard is a medical speech-language pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Theresa is the founder and CEO of the Medical SLP Collective and also created MedSLP Education which provides solid foundational medical courses exclusively for SLPs and a Medical SLP Certification program.

Advocating for Yourself, Your Patients, and Your Field

by Valeria Gary, M.A. CCC-SLP

How do you feel about crafting self-appraisals, advocating for equipment, and promoting best practices to a resistant supervisor? Whether this sparks excitement or dread, Valeria is here to share some helpful suggestions and supportive insight.

Valeria owns Southeast Parkinson’s Speech Services LLC and Total Body Cognition LLC, providing maintenance SLP services and empowering those living with chronic conditions to minimize symptoms and thrive through nutrition, physical activity, and education. Valeria holds certifications in Speech-Language Pathology (since 1990), Personal Training, Brain Health Training, Behavior Change, Nutrition Coaching, and Health Coaching. On top of being a mentor for the MedSLP Collective, Valeria also serves as a co-chair of the Diversity Collaboration Committee, acting as an advisor on increasing cultural responsiveness within the organization.

What Do You Do When Opportunity Knocks?

by Kathryn Moore, M.S. CCC-SLP

Kathryn will be digging into program development opportunities, available resources to help support program development, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Kathryn is an SLP and adjunct professor with 13 years of experience across multiple healthcare settings serving both pediatrics and adults. With the successful development of a head and neck cancer clinic under her belt, Kathryn is passionate about this topic and ready to share helpful perspectives and resources in the world of program development!

How to Obtain a Medical CF

by Amanda Weissberg, MS CCC-SLP and Kahla Graham, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S

This one’s for the grad students! If your goal is to obtain a medical clinical fellowship, we have not one, but two med SLPs who are excited to share their thoughts! Join Amanda Weissberg and Kahla Graham as they discuss state networking opportunities available to SLP students,  at least three resources for finding medical CF positions, and what to consider when reviewing CF positions and job offers.

Amanda Weissberg (aka @millenialmedslp on Instagram) has five years of experience as an acute care speech pathologist treating medically complex patient populations. She has worked within a continuum of medical settings: skilled nursing facilities, sub-acute, inpatient rehabilitation, and acute care (including critical care). She currently works as a per-diem acute care speech pathologist within two hospitals in Dallas, TX. 

Kahla is an SLP, Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), and PhD student in Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris’ Swallowing Cross-Systems Collaborative at Northwestern University. She completed her Clinical Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch and continued her career as a medical Speech-Language Pathologist and clinical supervisor within the acute care setting, working for over 5 years before pursuing her PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Martin-Harris.

August 31st from 8-10 PM EST

How to Get Started with APA Formatting and Conducting a Literature Search

by Kelly Salmon, SLPD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLT-LANA, NDC

Who doesn’t love collecting a comprehensive list of sources on specific clinical topics (and citing them in APA format to back up your decisions)? This is Kelly Salmon’s bread and butter, and she’s excited to talk about currently available databases to help you dive into literature searches, gathering helpful information, and citing them like a pro.

Kelly takes pride in contributing to the field of speech-language pathology through teaching and supervising graduate-level students, presenting posters and lectures at national conferences, and engaging in multidisciplinary research initiatives. She has recently transitioned from full-time clinical practice to the academic setting as an Assistant Professor at Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. She also maintains a small clinical private practice and a medical speech pathology consulting business.

Interview Prep

by Lysa Johnson, M.S. CCC-SLP

Are you interested in learning about common interview questions, what S.T.A.R. is, and at least 10 “tips for success” when it comes to job interviews? Then you might want to check out this 30-minute presentation by Lysa!

Lysa is an SLP,  Clinical Mentor, and Rehabilitation Program Development Specialist. She is also a Clinical Fellowship Supervisor, New Hire SLP Mentor and Clinical Advisor for SLP applicants, giving her plenty of opportunities to be a part of the SLP interview process.

It’s a Trap! Challenging Your Mindset to Further Your Skills

by Mary Burns, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCPA

Sometimes (okay maybe a lot of times) we can get trapped by our own thoughts when it comes to advancing our skills and making a bigger impact. Mary Burns is here to have an authentic discussion about common thinking traps, the impact of these barriers upon our professional growth, and at least three strategies to avoid self-limiting beliefs.

Mary is a medical speech-language pathologist and Board Certified Patient Advocate. She has worked across the spectrum of care for 8+ years and currently owns her own private practice in Bend, Oregon. As an SLP, mentor, and patient advocate, Mary is passionate about standing up for the well-being of others.

Resume Writing for SLPs

by Isabel Lawton, M.S., CCC-SLP

Join Isabel as she discusses résumé writing tips to help you clearly outline your experience, accomplishments, and noteworthy skills for future job opportunities.

Isabel is a Jacksonville area SLP with nearly ten years of experience in various settings working across the lifespan. She currently works in the acute care setting but has experience in the NICU, SNF, inpatient rehabilitation, schools, early intervention, mobile therapy, and private practice. Before becoming an SLP, Isabel earned bachelor degrees in International Business and Marketing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it Really free?

Yes, the workshop is free to watch on our YouTube channel for anyone who wants to watch live! Our goal is to give back to the amazing SLP community!  The recordings will be available to watch until September 15th, 2022.

Participants have the option to pay a small membership fee that will earn them ASHA CEUs *and* access to the MedSLP Collective!

Note: There is a $34 subscription fee (you can cancel at the end of any subscription month) to get ASHA CEUs for the workshop presentations. Those who want live ASHA CEUs will be required to watch the presentations live on Zoom for attendance purposes and have access to the replays within the Membership.

ARE THESE COURSES BEING OFFERED FOR ASHA CEUs?

Yes. These courses are being offered through an ASHA approved CEU provider, The Medical SLP Collective. You will be offered a chance to sign up during the registration process.

Do I get a certificate?
If you choose to join the Medical SLP Collective, you will be able to print a certificate for the summit after you watch all the presentations and complete a brief quiz.
HOW MANY ASHA CEUS CAN I EARN?
4 hours are being offered, equaling 0.4 ASHA Continuing Education Units (ASHA CEUs) for both days. You can get LIVE ASHA CEUs by attending all the webinars in Zoom or RECORDING ASHA CEUs by watching the replays and taking the test available on September 1st.
CAN I ATTEND IF I’M A STUDENT OR CF?
Yes! We’d love to have you! You may not need continuing education hours, but it’ll be a great learning opportunity!
I'M ALREADY A MEMBER OF THE MEDSLP COLLECTIVE, DO I NEED TO PAY A FEE FOR ASHA CEUS?

Current members get the ASHA CEUs for free as part of the membership.  Once you register on this page, we'll send you a link to access the member area for the workshop.

CAN THESE COURSES COUNT TOWARD MY STATE LICENSE RENEWAL?
Every state has different requirements for what they will accept. Check with your specific state’s licensing agency to see if these courses meet their guidelines. You will be able to download a certificate and view the course summary, learning objectives, and speaker disclosures for each course online if you are a member of the MedSLP Collective.