MEPAP Classes

MEPAP I & II classes are now forming for online, and distance learning settings.

Dr. Debra Stewart is a NCCAP pre-approved instructor with over 30 years experience in long-term care.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

MEPAP I and II Classes!


Picture Yourself Stronger LLC

 Offers MEPAP I & II Classes Nationally According to your Schedule and Needs

 Accredited College Courses at Sinclair Community College !

for Online Classes click: Sinclair College Activity Programming Certification



Picture Yourself Stronger LLC
  • Discounts for corporations
  • Payment plans available
  • Self-paced
  • Curriculum and feedback delivered through email exchange

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Pain Hangover

Residents or family members living with chronic pain may experience pain hangovers when the pain subsides or when pain is better managed. Patient attitudes and beliefs about pain treatment and pain medication administration may vary when the pain subsides. For example, patients may refuse pain medication for fear of addiction and may try to endure lower levels of pain without therapeutic pain intervention.

Pain hangovers after a significant pain event may leave some patients too exhausted to return to their regular routines, or they may have trouble pacing themselves and try to do too much too soon. As a caregiver or activity professional, it is essential to recognize the after-effects of intermittent pain relief and connect with the interdisciplinary team and discuss the pain event and history to better gauge the assistance and educational intervention that may be needed after an exhausting chronic pain event. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

NAAP provides students currently enrolled in a MEPAP course a special discount of $15 off their first year of membership. NAAP membership is filled with information that can help an Activity Professional meet the needs of the population they serve. Membership to NAAP allows exclusive access to the on-demand webinars, in-services, forms, calendar planning materials and articles of interest. Students may contact me for the membership code. - Dr. Stewart 

Sunday, June 4, 2017


MEPAP II Classes are now forming for both online, and independent study. Ask me about the various options and the discounted and accelerated classes available. Dr. Debra Stewart