HPA Axis – Knowledge Put Into Practice (recorded webinar) – Online CE Course
HPA Axis – Knowledge Put Into Practice Course Description, Objectives, and Outline:
1.0 Continuing Education Credits are provided and are approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a recorded session.
The Hypothalamus-Anterior Pituitary-Adrenal Cortex (HPA) axis has been a cornerstone in understanding mental health. Therefore, this course will review the evidence provided by research and teach participants how to integrate it into their practice.
Areas of focus for the course will include the neurological and physiological impacts of each part of the HPA axis. Thus, the interactions between each part of the HPA axis will be taught. In addition, most of the material will be focused on giving the clinicals the tools to be able to provide psychoeducation to clients on the subject while avoiding confusion or patronization. The clinical use of analogy, visual handouts, and videos will be completed.
- Identify the function of each piece of the HPA axis
- Explain the interactions between the HPA axis including negative feedback
- Provide psychoeducation on the HPA axis in verbal or visual format
- Understanding the problem
- The Hypothalamus
- The Anterior Pituitary
- Adrenal Cortex
- Negative Feedback
- Integration in the stress response system (Stress cascades)
- Fear cycles
- Analogy use
- The take away
Instructors: Leo DeBroeck, MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP
Author: Leo DeBroeck, MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP
Leo DeBroeck is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist in Washington State. Leo DeBroeck is CBT Plus certified through the University of Washington and Harborview Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress Center. He has completed his Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology. In addition, he has worked in several different levels of care for mental health treatment including long-term inpatient care, WISe wraparound intensive services, school-based therapy services, and outpatient clinical settings.
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