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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 – Online CE Course 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…

Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men

Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men – Online CE Course 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.…

Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities

Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities – Online CE Course 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…

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

Aging and Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course – Online 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…

Aging and Long Term Care (Abridged) CE Course

Aging and Long Term Care (Abridged) CE Course – Online 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…

Alcoholism and Chemical Substance Abuse Dependency CE Course

Alcoholism and Chemical Substance Abuse Dependency CE Course – Online 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…

Anger Management: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual

Anger Management: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual – Online CE Course ***This course will be updated with new content and a new exam on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  Please plan accordingly. 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…

Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives – Online CE Course Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Discuss at least two cultural competence skills specific to working with individuals who identify with American Indian and Alaska Native cultures. Explain at least one culturally responsive, engaging, holistic,…

Behavioral Health Services For People Who Are Homeless

Behavioral Health Services For People Who Are Homeless – Online CE Course Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe at least one evidence-based practice that has been evaluated specifically with homeless populations. Identify at least two effects of co-occurring disorders (CODs) among people who are homeless. Explain at least one empirically…

Behavioral Health Trends in the United States

Behavioral Health Trends in the United States – Online CE Course 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…

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

CBT – How to Implement Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) – Online CE Course 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…

Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course

Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course – Online CE Course ** This course may be used to fulfill the CA BBS requirement: 7 Hour Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 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…

Childhood Traumatic Grief Curriculum CE Course

Childhood Traumatic Grief Curriculum CE Course – Online 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…

Clinical Supervision and Professional Development CE Course

Clinical Supervision and Professional Development CE Course – Online CE Course Clinical Supervision and Professional Development CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe at least two empirically and methodologically sound approaches to effective supervision. Identify and discuss at least two specific supervisory roles within the context of the supervisory relationship. Explain at least two specific multi-culturally competent supervision…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Relapse Prevention

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Relapse Prevention (Recorded Webinar) – Online CE Course Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Relapse Prevention course objectives and description Course Objectives: Develop ability to teach patients to minimize how often they enter the craving cycle. Learn an effective way to educate patients regarding physical, psychological, and social set-up behaviors which lead to…

Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders

Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders (Book Course) – Online CE Course 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…

Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach

Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach – Online CE Course 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…

Considerations for the Provision of E-Therapy CE Course

Considerations for the Provision of E-Therapy CE Course – Online 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…

Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy (Book Course) – Online CE Course 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…

Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises CE Course

Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises CE Course – Online 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…

Crisis and Trauma Counseling Continuing Education Course

Crisis and Trauma Counseling Continuing Education Course – Online CE 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…

Domestic Abuse in Later Life CE Course

Domestic Abuse in Later Life CE Course – Online 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…

DSM-5 Changes Overview Course

DSM-5 Changes Overview Course – Online CE Course DSM-5 Changes Overview Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe at least one concept and foundation of the DSM 5. Identify and distinguish between at least two DSM IV and DSM 5 clinical changes. Identify and distinguish between at least two DSM IV and DSM 5 diagnostic criteria. Discuss at least…

Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment – Online CE Course Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment course description, Objectives and Outline: Course Description: Motivation for change is a key component in addressing substance misuse. This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reflects a fundamental rethinking of the concept of motivation as a dynamic…

Group Counseling for Chemical Dependence

Group Counseling for Chemical Dependence (Recorded Webinar) – Online CE Course Group Counseling for Chemical Dependence course objectives and description Course Objectives: Learn the importance of group rules and consistent enforcement of them to protect the group from distractions. Develop the ability to structure a group where the counselor gives way to group members for feedback to…

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma – Online CE Course 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…

Human Sexuality CE Course

Human Sexuality CE Course – Online CE Course Human Sexuality CE Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify at least three different types of sexual violence. Describe at least one professional practice issue in working with sexual disorders. Discuss at least two key factors in providing services for the promotion of sexual health. Describe at least two…

Improving Cultural Competence Unabridged

Improving Cultural Competence Unabridged – Online CE Course (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.…

Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians

Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians – Online CE Course Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Discuss at least one clinical advantage of client–counselor matching based on race, ethnicity, or culture. Explain at least one clinical advantage to clinicians understanding their clients cultures. Discuss at least two causes for longstanding health disparities among…

Mental Health Recovery Oriented Care: Operationalizing Recovery Oriented Systems

Mental Health Recovery Oriented Care: Operationalizing Recovery Oriented Systems – Online CE Course 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…

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

Mental Health Recovery Oriented Care: Shared Decision-Making in Mental Health Care – Online CE Course 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…

Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction CE Course

Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction (Book Course) – Online CE Course 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.…

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention CE Course

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention CE – Online CE Course (This course satisfies the California requirement for suicide risk assessment.) This National Strategy for Suicide Prevention CE Course Objectives and Outline (suicide risk assessment): Course Objectives: Identify at least two high risk suicidal characteristics. Discuss at least two high risk suicidal populations. Describe at least two effective…

Patient Engagement and Retention

Patient Engagement and Retention (Recorded Webinar) – Online CE Course Patient Engagement and Retention webinar course objectives and description Course Objectives: Develop skills to build therapeutic alliance with patients Identify specific treatment strategies and design to improve patient engagement and subsequent retention Learn the value of providing patient-centered, rather than program-centered, treatment in improving patient…

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

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

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care – Online CE Course 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…

Shame Resilience

Shame Resilience (Recorded Webinar) – Online CE Course Shame Resilience webinar course objectives and description Course Objectives: Participants will develop the ability to educate patients on utilizing recovery support and other tools in coping with emotion. Participants will learn to use chemical dependence groups as a training ground for patients to feel and tolerate shame. Participants will…

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

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

Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention CE Course

Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention CE Course – Online 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.…

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 – Online 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…

Suicide Assessment and Treatment: Empirical and Evidence Based Practices

Suicide Assessment and Treatment: Empirical and Evidence Based Practices (Book Course) – Online CE Course Suicide Assessment and Treatment: Empirical and Evidence Based Practices course is a BOOK COURSE and requires the purchase of the book if not already owned. (See Pricing page for details) Suicide Assessment and Treatment: Empirical and Evidence Based Practices Course Objectives and…

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention – Online CE Course (This course satisfies the California requirement for MFTs, Counselors, and Social Workers.) Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Identify at least two high risk suicide warning signs. Discuss at least two high risk populations for suicide. Describe at least two effective strategies for…

Supervision Essentials for the Integrative Developmental Model

Supervision Essentials for the Integrative Developmental Model (Book Course) – Online CE Course 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…

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

Supporting Families Impacted by Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Course – Online CE 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…

Telebehavioral Health – What Every Provider Needs to Know

Telebehavioral Health – What Every Provider Needs to Know (Recorded Webinar) – Online CE Course Telebehavioral Health – What Every Provider Needs to Know Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Discuss at least one important legal issue related to telehealth (e.g., licensure, informed consent, privacy/confidentiality). Explain at least one ethical issue related to telehealth (e.g., competencies, documentation, marketing). Describe…

Telebehavioral Health and the Consumer

Telebehavioral Health and the Consumer (Recorded Webinar) – Online CE Course Telebehavioral Health and the Consumer Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Discuss at least two types of issues that can be safely addressed by an online therapist. Explain at least one way in which the information clients share remains confidential. Identify at least one resource for…

Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth

Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth – Online CE Course Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Explain at least two current approaches and challenges to addressing suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth Discuss at least two clinical advantages in…

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 – Online 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…

Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services

Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services – Online CE Course Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services Course Objectives and Outline: Course Objectives: Describe at least two Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) phone or web-based interventions designed to treat depression. Identify at least one clinical advantage of using telephone administered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Identify at least one…

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