CEs & Events

Register for these upcoming CE courses that will inspire and enlighten:

CE Request form for Centrex employees

Leadership 201: Advanced Leadership Development – The Catalyst for Leading Others

Saturday April 27, 2019, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday April 28, 2019, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Bloomington, MN  • Southtown Office Park

If you are a Centrex Rehab employee and need to fill out the CE Request form for the Leadership 201 course, click here.

Intended Audience: PT/PTA, OT/COTA & SLP’s that attended the Leadership 101 Course

Speaker Biographies:
Amy Lafko, MS, PT, MBA
founded Cairn Consulting Solutions with the belief that you need to grow your people to grow your business. Amy focuses her work on the employee experience that is derived from skilled leaders and aligned teams. Amy has earned her MSPT from Ithaca College, and her MBA from Loyola University of MD.

Dr. Dee Schilling, PT, PhD is a tenured Professor at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona California where she serves as Associate Dean of the College of Allied Health Professions.  She received her BS in Education from Kent State University, Physical Therapy degree from Emory, MS in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Washington and a collaborative PhD in Special Education and Rehabilitation from the University of Washington.

Course Description:
After completing Leadership 101 and a Personal Leadership Application, participants will continue to explore and develop their leadership skills. Throughout this interactive two-day program, adaptive and transformation leadership approaches are applied to real life situations. This course incorporates the practical application of leadership skills through engaging discussions and professional networking with content experts. Topics covered include: Creating vision and strategy; informal leadership roles; fostering adaptive and transformational leadership; creating cultures of change and innovation; leading others through conflict; building relationships and networking; implementing frameworks for leadership decision making; building high performance teams; empowering others and fostering followership; leading diverse work forces and developing a leadership philosophy statement.

Learning Objectives:

1) Identify and discuss personal characteristics of adaptive and transformational leaders.

2) Determine how to promote a vision and strategies that others will follow.

3) Generate strategies to lead highly effective teams and foster followership.

4) Model effective team decision making strategies.

For more details regarding the course, and to sign up for the course, click here.


Lymphedema Certification Course

Thursday May 2, 2019 – Sunday May 5, 2019 • Bloomington, MN  • Southtown Office Park

If you are Centrex Rehab employee and need to complete the Lymphedema Certification Continuing Education Request form, click here.

Audience: PT/PTA, OT/COTA

CE Hours Awarded:  Category 1 from the MN Board of PT: 31

Course Approval #: 1967;

Course Schedule:
Thursday, May 2: 4-8 pm
Friday, May 3: 12-9 pm
Saturday, May 4: 8am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 5: 8am – 6 pm

Ann Elise Krysak, OTR, CLT is a treating therapist and educator specializing in advanced practices in Lymphedema Management. She has been a practicing therapist for 40 years and a Lymphedema Specialist for over 20 years.

Course Description:
This comprehensive certification course is designed to teach the most current management techniques to effectively treat Lymphedema. Participants will leave this course with a certificate of Comprehensive Lymphedema Management Therapy (CLT) and techniques needed to immediately begin managing patients with Lymphedema.


1) By the end of the course, the participants will, after review of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system,  be able to identify three principle functions of the lymphatic systems.

2) By the end of the course, the participants will, after review of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, be able to identify the pattern of lymph flow.

3) By the end of the course, the participants will identify 4 research based theories supporting comprehensive lymphedema treatment.

For more details and more course objectives, click here.

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Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) 2018 Revised Manual and Practice Model

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:00 PM  – 8:00 PM

Bloomington, MN  • Southtown Office Park

If you are a Centrex Rehab employee and need to fill out the CE Request form for the May CPT course, click here.

Intended Audience: OT’s

Course Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours: 4

Speaker: Theressa Burns, OTR, is the Occupational Therapist Clinical Specialist at the Minneapolis VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC).

She is the creator and author of the nationally recognized and standardized Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) evaluation.  This evaluation is a standard in the therapy industry as a tool that establishes levels of client competency in the performance of daily life, and cognitive-functional profiles of intervention.

Course Description:

The course presents the neurocognitive base of the Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) and its evidence-based practice model. It includes its use in functional diagnosis, and in predicting capacity for IADL/ADL, independent living, and safety.


  1. Discuss the neurocognitive base of the CPT as a working memory and executive function measure
  2. Discuss DSM 5 cognitive and functional criteria for mild vs. major neurocognitive disorders
  3. Review the Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) 2018 Revised Manual and Practice Model and practice adminstration, scoring and interpreting selected subtasks.
  4. Discuss CPT Profile interventions for IADL, ADL, independent living and safety
  5. Present outcome studies that support the CPT for functional diagnosis and intervention
For more details on the course, click here.