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Aspira CE's selection of continuing education courses is growing all the time. Use the buttons provided on the left to browse through our extensive catalog of online CE courses, or use the search feature below.

You will receive your certificate of completion after passing the exam and paying for the appropriate number of units. There is no limit on how many times you can take each exam.

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Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice

Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice Course Description, Objectives, and Outline: Course Description: This course addresses the following questions: What professional standards should guide substance abuse treatment counselors? What is an appropriate scope of practice for the field? Which…

Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men

Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men (New!) Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify common clinical obstacles while treating men. Describe effective assessment strategies for treating men. Identify clinical tools for addressing shame while treating men. Identify the relationship between men, shame, and substance abuse.…

Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities

Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify the The multidimensional, interactive determinants of behavioral health disparities and the deleterious impacts they have upon individuals, families, communities and populations. Identify cultural and community-focused and informed adaptations…

Aging and Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course

Aging and Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course Aging and Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: 1. Identify elder abuse warning signs, symptoms, and behaviors 2. Clinically and legally respond to suspected elder abuse 3. Identify clinically relevant tools for measuring suspected elder abuse including questionaries,…

Aging and Long Term Care (Abridged) CE Course

Aging and Long Term Care (Abridged) CE Course Aging and Long Term Care (Abridged) CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Define aging and long term care. Discuss relevant aging and long term care definitions as well as demographic information. Describe information that includes but is not limited to, the biological, social, and psychological aspects…

Aging and Long Term Care CE Course

Aging and Long Term Care CE Course Aging and Long Term Care CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Define aging and long-term care. Describe relevant definitions as well as demographic information. Explain the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging. Explain the psychological impact. Describe the relationship between aging, culture and stigma. Distinguish between…

Alcoholism and Chemical Substance Abuse Dependency CE Course

Alcoholism and Chemical Substance Abuse Dependency CE Course Alcoholism and Chemical Substance Abuse Dependency CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe clinical and statistical information regarding substance abuse DSM criteria,  types of abuse, demographic characteristics, treatment, and outcomes Define substance abuse and identify its effects Identify the medical aspects of alcohol abuse/dependence and other…

Anger Management: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual

Anger Management: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual Anger Management: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual Course Description, Objectives, and Outline: Course Description: This manual was designed for use by qualified substance abuse and mental health clinicians who work with substance abuse and mental health clients with concurrent anger problems. The manual describes a 12-week cognitive behavioral…

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law CE Course

2 Hours

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law CE Course California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law CE Course Description, Objectives and Outline: Course Description: This handbook on child abuse and neglect was written to help mental health and human service professionals understand the Child Abuse Reporting Law and be aware of their reporting responsibilities regarding…

CBT – How to Implement Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

CBT – How to Implement Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) CBT – How to Implement Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify trauma symptoms in youth Identify advantages of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Describe Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles Identify strategies for using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Define methods for…

Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course

Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe child abuse risk factors Identify the need for a Suspected Child Abuse Report Identify relevant child abuse statistics Differentiate between the roles of mandated and non-mandated reporters Identify the symptoms and warning signs of child…

Childhood Traumatic Grief Curriculum CE Course

Childhood Traumatic Grief Curriculum CE Course This course includes the videos: “OK to Remember” and “The Courage to Remember” (videos are embedded in course document on pages 5 and 6).  You can also click on the Video 1 and Video 2 buttons for these videos. Childhood Traumatic Grief Curriculum CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course…

Clinical Supervision and Professional Development CE Course

Clinical Supervision and Professional Development CE Course Clinical Supervision and Professional Development CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify the central principles of clinical supervision Explain the functions of clinical supervision Describe the standard of practice within your given field Identify problems and resources Discuss cultural and contextual factors Identify legal and ethical issues…

Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders

Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders (New!) Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders course is a BOOK COURSE and requires the purchase of the book if not already owned. (See Pricing page for details) Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders (Third Edition) Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe the foundational concepts of Cognitive Therapy in treating personality disorders.…

Considerations for the Provision of E-Therapy CE Course

Considerations for the Provision of E-Therapy CE Course Considerations for the Provision of E-Therapy CE Course Description, Objectives, and Outline: Course Description: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has developed this document to guide practitioners in the development and implementation of substance abuse treatment services…

Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises CE Course

Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises CE Course Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Explain the need for crisis standards Identify the essential values in responding to a mental health crisis Describe the principles necessary for enacting these essential values Explain the impact of…

Crisis and Trauma Counseling Continuing Education Course

Crisis and Trauma Counseling Continuing Education Course This course will be updated, replacing the course document and new exam questions at the end of the day today 8-21-2017 by 9pm PST. Crisis and Trauma Continuing Education Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Define and become familiar with crisis counseling fundamentals Identify and implement various types…

Domestic Abuse in Later Life CE Course

Domestic Abuse in Later Life CE Course Domestic Abuse in Later Life CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify the dynamics of domestic abuse in later life Respond to domestic abuse in later life with appropriate interventions Identify appropriate agencies for additional assistance Explain the need for an interdisciplinary approach and for collaboration Discuss…

Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults Course

Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults Course Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults Course Description, Objectives, and Outline: Course Description: The Executive Council of International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) adopted the Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults. The Guidelines present a broad outline of what to…

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma (New!) Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify common clinical problems faced by foster/adoptive children Describe presenting problems often observed among foster/adoptive children Identify developmental challenges often observed among foster/adoptive children Describe and list resources in assisting foster/adoptive children…

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health (New!) HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify the HIPAA Privacy Rule as it relates to the mental health field. Describe the clinical circumstances in which sharing client information is permitted. Identify who is entitled to information…

HIV and AIDS CE Course

HIV and AIDS CE Course HIV and AIDS CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Differentiate between HIV and AIDS Identify the causes of HIV and AIDS Identify the statistics and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS Explain the historical framework related to the development of HIV/AIDS Describe the impact HIV/AIDS on culture Identify and recognize common stigmas associated…

Human Sexuality CE Course

Human Sexuality CE Course Human Sexuality CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Define the different study/research areas of human sexuality. Explain concepts related to the psychology of sex Identify and evaluate clinical perspectives related to sexual activity and lifestyles. Discuss the impact religious belief systems on sex. Identify specific laws related to sex and…

Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians

Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians (NEW!) Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Increase familiarity with culturally competent clinical skills. Identify census based field reviewed guidelines on behavioral cultural competence topics of vital current interest. Demonstrate understanding the role of culture in the delivery of mental and substance use disorder services.…

Mental Health and Mass Violence CE Course

Mental Health and Mass Violence CE Course Mental Health and Mass Violence CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify methods to screen and treat trauma survivors Define ethical issues in mental health and mass violence trauma treatment Identify best practices based on current trauma research evidence Describe the expertise, skills, and training recommended for…

Mental Health Medications CE Course

Mental Health Medications CE Course Mental Health Medications CE Course Description, Objectives, and Outline: Course Description: This course describes types of medications used to treat mental disorders, side effects of medications, directions for taking medications, warnings about medications from the U S Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This course does not provide information about diagnosing…

Mental Health Recovery Oriented Care: Operationalizing Recovery Oriented Systems

Mental Health Recovery Oriented Care: Operationalizing Recovery Oriented Systems Mental Health Recovery Oriented Care: Operationalizing Recovery Oriented Systems CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: 1. Differentiate between mental health recovery oriented care and substance abuse recovery oriented care. 2. Define person centered treatment and treatment planning. 3. Identify barriers to successful mental health recovery oriented care. 4.…

Mental Health Recovery Oriented Care: Shared Decision Making in Mental Health Care

Mental Health Recovery Oriented Care: Shared Decision-Making in Mental Health Care Mental Health Recovery Oriented Care: Shared Decision-Making in Mental Health Care Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: 1. Identify the clinical advantages of Shared Decision-Making (SDM) 2. Describe the process of SDM 3. Identify barriers to SDM 4. Explain the Person Centered Decision Aids (DAs) 5.…

Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction CE Course

Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction This course requires the purchase of the book if not already owned. Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction Course Description, Objectives, and Outline: Course Description This course on addiction, based on the workbook by Rebecca Williams, Ph.D. and Julie Kraft, LMFT, presents a comprehensive approach to working with clients in recovery from addictive…

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention CE Course

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention CE This National Strategy for Suicide Prevention CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: 1. Identify high risk suicidal characteristics and populations. 2. Evaluate effective strategies for prevention and assessment. 3. Identify high risk behavior and circumstances. 4. Explain evidence based clinical intervention. 5. Explain the protections and risks involving…

Professional Counselor Ethics CE Course

Professional Counselor Ethics CE Course Professional Counselor Ethics CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe the counseling relationship Explain difficult issues surrounding confidentiality, privileged communication, and privacy Describe the scope of the counselor’s professional responsibility Describe ethical relationships with other professionals Discuss resolving ethical issues Course Outline: ACA Code of Ethics Preamble ACA Code…

Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex CE Course

Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex CE Course Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Define relevant term Identify warning signs Identify methods to assist the abused client Identify reporting options Describe the Patient Bill of Rights Course Outline: Introduction Definition of Terms Warning Signs What If It’s Me? Where To…

Psychosocial Issues for Older Adults in Disasters CE Course

Psychosocial Issues for Older Adults in Disasters CE Course Psychosocial Issues for Older Adults in Disasters Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Explain how to appropriately respond to the needs of older adults in times of disaster Indentify the strengths and contributions of the older population and how best to use their experience and wisdom…

PTSD – Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Post Traumatic Stress CE Course

PTSD – Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Post Traumatic Stress CE Course PTSD – Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Post Traumatic Stress CE Course Description, Objectives, and Outline: Course Description: This 2010 VA/DoD Post-Traumatic Stress Guideline Update builds on the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post-Traumatic Stress published in 2004.…

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Recovery Oriented Systems of Care CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: 1. Explain the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Model 2. Identify key characteristic within the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Model 3. Identify the clinical advantages to person centered treatment and planning 4. Explain the prevention and early intervention…

Social Work Ethics Course

Social Work Ethics Course Social Work Ethics Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify and understand the responsibilities social workers have to their clients. Identify and understand the responsibilities social workers have to their colleagues. Identify and understand the responsibilities social workers have to their practice settings. Identify and understand the responsibilities social workers have…

Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention (Abridged) CE Course

Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention (Abridged) CE Course Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention (Abridged) CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify and distinguish between different types of abuse Identify relevant statistics Identify spousal/partner abuse symptoms Describe the effects of spousal/partner abuse Identify same gender abuse dynamics Describe relevant cultural factors Explain the clinical impact…

Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention CE Course

Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention CE Course Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify and distinguish between different types of abuse Identify relevant statistics Identify spousal/partner abuse symptoms Explain the effects of spousal/partner abuse Identify same gender abuse dynamics Describe relevant cultural factors Describe the clinical impact of domestic…

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Child Abuse and Neglect Issues CE Course

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Child Abuse and Neglect Issues CE Course Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Child Abuse and Neglect Issues CE Course Description, Objectives, and Outline: Course Description: The effects of childhood abuse and neglect perpetrated by family members and the intergenerational transmission of the cycle of substance abuse and child…

Suicide Prevention CE Course

Suicide Prevention CE Course Suicide Prevention CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify suicide prevention methods Discuss broad based support systems Explain efforts to reduce efforts to lethal means of self harm Identify at risk behavior Identify appropriate treatment resources Course Outline: Facing the Facts Statistics Death by Suicide and Psychiatric Diagnosis Suicide Communications…

Supporting Families Impacted by Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Course

Supporting Families Impacted by Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Course Supporting Families Impacted by Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe how early experiences impact the developing brain. Identify threats to resilience Explain SAMHSA’s Strategic Planning Framework in addressing mental health, substance abuse, and trauma issues that impact…

Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Urban Poverty on Family Systems CE Course

Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Urban Poverty on Family Systems CE Course Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Urban Poverty on Family Systems Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Discuss the impact of trauma and urban poverty on children and adolescents Identify the impact of trauma and urban poverty on adult family members Describe…

Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services

Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services (New!) Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Increase familiarity with therapeutic use of technologies, whether they are delivered via telephones or computers, as well as their use in supervising and training program staff members Develop understanding of interventions that use technologies as a…

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