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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 Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: 1. Identify at least two common clinical obstacles while treating men. 2. Describe three effective assessment strategies for treating men. 3. Identify two clinical tools for addressing shame while treating men. 4. Describe…

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 Description, Objectives, and Outline: Course Description: Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities is designed to be a reliable resource on advanced social work practice. This publication delivers clear and resourced…

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: Detect and assess at least two elder abuse warning signs, symptoms, and/or behaviors. Provide at least two clinical and/or legal responses to suspected elder abuse. Use at least two clinically…

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: Describe at least two biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging. Explain at least two psychological impacts of aging. Describe the relationship between aging, culture and stigma. Distinguish between long term and alternative types…

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: Identify at least two relevant clinical and statistical facts regarding substance abuse DSM criteria, types of abuse, demographic characteristics, treatment, and outcomes. Describe at least three effects of substance abuse. Identify at least two medical aspects…

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…

Behavioral Health Services For People Who Are Homeless

Behavioral Health Services For People Who Are Homeless Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Discuss at least one key factor in the relationship between homelessness and mental illness. Explain at least two key factors in the relationship between homelessness and substance abuse. Describe at least one key factor in…

Behavioral Health Trends in the United States

Behavioral Health Trends in the United States Behavioral Health Trends in the United States Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe at least two current behavioral trends according to empirically driven statistics. Describe at least two substance abuse trends according to empirically driven statistics. Explain at least two outcomes of substance abuse on health care…

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 at least two trauma symptoms in youth. Identify at least two advantages of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Describe at least two Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles. Identify at least…

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 at least two child abuse risk factors. Explain at least one key difference between the role of mandated and non-mandated reporters. Explain at least two symptoms and/or warning signs of child abuse. Describe at least two…

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 at least three central principles of clinical supervision Describe at least two functions of clinical supervision Identify at least two strategies to improve standards of practice Explain at least three resources in clinical supervision Identify…

Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders

Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders 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 at least two foundational concepts of Cognitive Therapy in treating personality…

Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach

Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Discuss at least two key factors in the Trauma-Informed Approach. Explain at least one way in which trauma impacts children and adults. Identify the added DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for trauma.…

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…

Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy course is a BOOK COURSE and requires the purchase of the book if not already owned. (See Pricing page for details) Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Define constructivist counseling, development and learning. Identify…

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 at least two essential values in responding to a mental health crisis. Describe at least one principle necessary for enacting these essential values.…

Crisis and Trauma Counseling Continuing Education Course

Crisis and Trauma Counseling Continuing Education Course Crisis and Trauma Counseling Continuing Education Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Explain at least three common causes of crisis and trauma. Explain at least one impact of crisis and trauma on youth. Define at least three types of crisis and trauma. Describe at least one factor that…

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: Describe at least two ways to respond to domestic abuse in later life with appropriate interventions. Explain at least two advantages to an interdisciplinary approach and collaboration. Discuss at least one effective intervention for older victims of abuse,…

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify at least three common clinical problems faced by foster/adoptive children. Describe two presenting problems often observed among foster/adoptive children. Identify two developmental challenges often observed among foster/adoptive children. Explain at least two resources in…

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: Explain at least one key factor of the HIPAA Privacy Rule as it relates to the mental health field. Describe at least two clinical circumstances in which sharing client information is…

Human Sexuality CE Course

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

Improving Cultural Competence Unabridged

Improving Cultural Competence Unabridged (Satisfies CA BBS requirement – CA Cultures and the Social and Psychological Implications of Socioeconomic Status) Improving Cultural Competence Unabridged Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe at least one way in which socioeconomic status impacts social and psychological welfare. Describe at least one self-assessment strategy for developing individual cultural competence. Explain at…

Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians

Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe at least two core cultural competencies for clinicians. Explain at least two culturally responsive evaluation and treatment planning methods. Discuss at least two culturally specific treatment strategies for two major racial and ethnic groups. Describe at…

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: Describe at least one difference between mental health recovery oriented care and substance abuse recovery oriented care. Discuss at least one characteristic of person centered treatment and treatment planning. Identify at least two barriers…

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: Identify at least two clinical advantages of Shared Decision-Making (SDM). Describe at least one key concept of the SDM process Identify at least two barriers to SDM. Discuss at…

Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction CE Course

Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction course is a BOOK COURSE and requires the purchase of the book if not already owned. (See Pricing page for details) 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,…

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: Identify at least two high risk suicidal characteristics. Discuss at least two high risk suicidal populations. Describe at least two effective strategies for prevention and assessment. Identify at least two high risk behaviors and circumstances. Explain…

Professional Counselor Ethics CE Course

Professional Counselor Ethics CE Course Professional Counselor Ethics CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe at least one important concept within the the counseling relationship. Explain at least two difficult issues surrounding confidentiality, privileged communication, and privacy Describe the scope of the counselor’s professional responsibility. Discuss at least one ethical relationship standard with other professionals.…

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: Identify at least two methods to assist the abused client. Identify at least one reporting option. Explain at least one important concept contained within the Patient Bill of Rights. Course Outline: Introduction Definition of Terms Warning Signs…

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: Describe at least two Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Model approaches. Identify at least three key characteristics within the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Model. Explain at least two clinical advantages to person centered treatment and planning. Identify two prevention…

Social Work Ethics Course

Social Work Ethics Course Social Work Ethics Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Explain at least two responsibilities social workers have to their clients. Describe at least one responsibility social workers have to their colleagues. Discuss at least one responsibility social workers have to their practice settings. Discuss at lest one responsibility 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 at least two different types of abuse. Identify at least two spousal/partner abuse symptoms. Describe at least two effects of spousal/partner abuse. Explain at least two same gender abuse dynamics.…

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 at least two different types of abuse. Identify at least two spousal/partner abuse symptoms. Describe at least two effects of spousal/partner abuse. Explain at least two same gender abuse dynamics. Discuss at…

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…

Supervision Essentials for the Integrative Developmental Model

Supervision Essentials for the Integrative Developmental Model Supervision Essentials for the Integrative Developmental Model course is a BOOK COURSE and requires the purchase of the book if not already owned. (See Pricing page for details) Supervision Essentials for the Integrative Developmental Model Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Explain at least one key factor in…

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 at least one way in which early experiences impact the developing brain. Explain at least two threats to resilience. Identify at least two resources and programs to meet…

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 at least one way in which trauma and urban poverty impacts children and adolescents. Discuss at least one way in which trauma and urban poverty…

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: Describe at least two therapeutic uses of technology, whether they are delivered via telephone or computer, as well as their use in supervising and training. Discuss at least two interventions that use technologies as a primary…

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