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As the United States sees a dramatic increase in the geriatric population, more people will experience diseases of aging, including neurocognitive disorders. Dementia refers to a variety of diseases and conditions that affect cognition and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive and fatal brain disease, is the most prevalent form of dementia. This course will help clinicians distinguish among the different types of dementias and neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, mixed dementia, frontotemporal dementia, HIV-associated dementia, Huntington’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus.
The course describes neuroanatomy of the brain and brain changes in normal aging and then moves to an in-depth discussion of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on the causes of Alzheimer’s disease focuses on a variety of factors, including genetics and the processes of neurotransmitters. The course describes the major risk factors in the development of Alzheimer’s disease: age, family history, vascular disease, years of education, and ethnicity. Diagnostic evaluation is discussed, as are the latest approaches to treatment and management, including pharmacological treatments, domains of care management, and caring for the caregiver. This basic-level course is designed for behavioral health professionals—including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses—who work with elderly people and their families in acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, or community settings.
Participants will receive 2 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successful completion of this course.
|Price:|| $34.95|| ||Hours:||4 Contact Hours|
With increasing frequency, military personnel and veterans are experiencing mental health problems upon return from deployment. The course addresses issues that affect the psychiatric treatment of this population and provides detailed guidance on the most effective interventions for various mental health conditions. A multicultural approach is used to examine the military culture, often described as a “warrior culture,” and a case example for sensitizing mental health services to military cultural norms is provided.
The course describes postdeployment transition, reintegration, and readjustment and identifies common mistakes that clinicians make in treating this population. The military family is discussed, including marital satisfaction and the effects of military life on the spouse. Incidence of and treatments for comorbid conditions are described. Assessment and treatment methods for PTSD, depression, suicide risk, substance use disorders, and traumatic brain injury are all described. The various treatment methods are explained in great detail, and include case vignettes to illustrate client and therapist interactions. Prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and psychotropic medications are used to treat combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Treatments for depression include cognitive therapy, interpersonal therapy, and antidepressant medication. Brief cognitive behavior therapy is used to address suicide risk. Participants will learn about the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol abuse. This intermediate-level course is for mental health professionals, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses, However, any professional who interacts with military personnel and veterans may find the information presented in the course helpful.
|Price:|| $34.95|| ||Hours:||4 Contact Hours|
Suicide and suicidal behaviors affect individuals, families, and communities, and addressing youth suicide has become a public health imperative. This intermediate-level course provides essential information on the tools needed to assess youth for suicide risk and to engage in interventions with these youth across various settings. Learners will become aware of 10 myths about youth suicide, which too often dictate how adults interact with youth who may be at heightened risk for suicide, both in public and in clinical practice. Four prominent theories of suicide are described: Durkheim’s sociological theory of suicide, Shneidman’s theory of the suicidal mind, Joiner’s interpersonal theory of suicide, and the family systems theory of suicide. Suicide risk factors are discussed, including psychiatric diagnoses, family and social factors, sexual minority status (individuals self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), bullying, and demographic factors like age, gender, race, and ethnicity.
Participants will learn about assessment approaches and treatment planning. The course reviews the use of psychopharmacology and of psychotherapies such as dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and attachment-based family therapy. A particular focus is placed on brief interventions that can be applied across multiple settings. Presentations of case vignettes illuminate key concepts for the various interventions. Special mention is given to clinicians who experience the loss of a patient to suicide. This course is designed for behavioral health specialists, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses.
New Jersey Social Workers - This course is pre-approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1252 from 2/17/2017 to 2/17/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 4.
Counselors receive 4 NBCC clock hours.
Participants will receive 4 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.