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Social Work

Hours: 12 Contact Hours
Item#: BCT12

 

12-Hour Family and Child Bundle


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Item # BCT12
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Childhood Trauma: Types, Effects, and Treatments, 2nd Edition

Price: $34.95 
Item # B4211  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

This intermediate-level course provides a foundation for understanding the types of trauma children experience, including both acute and chronic traumatic events, and how trauma affects the child's affective, physiological, attentional, behavioral, and relational development and abilities. Participants will learn about the factors affecting a child's response to trauma, including intrapersonal factors, family and systemic factors, cumulative traumatic exposure, and cultural considerations. The course discusses posttraumatic play and reenactment and explores how children manifest their distress posttrauma. Several kinds of trauma are discussed and case vignettes are presented to illustrate the ways traumatic experiences may manifest in children.  Children can be exposed to many different types of trauma. Child maltreatment includes emotional maltreatment, neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. Traumas within the family environment include intimate partner violence and parental substance abuse. Children can also experience situational trauma, such as childhood traumatic grief, serious childhood medical illness, and homelessness. 

The course also describes trauma related to bullying and school violence, community violence, world events (including natural disasters, terrorism and politically motivated violence), and immigration and resettlement, and includes discussions of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and Boston Marathon bombings. Trauma-informed care and treatments are detailed, such as psychological first aid, trauma systems therapy, child-parent psychotherapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, play and expressive therapies, and case management. This course is intended for social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, nurses, school personnel, and other healthcare providers working with trauma-exposed youth. The course may also be helpful to clinicians working with adult clients whose symptoms stem from childhood trauma.

  • Social Workers participating in this course will receive 4 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditation 
  • Psychologists will receive 4 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. APA Approval

New Jersey Social WorkersThis course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1500 from 8/14/2017 to 8/14/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 4.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe the evolution of childhood trauma as a biopsychosocial concept.
  • Explain the impact of trauma on a child’s development.
  • Identify mediating factors on a child’s response to traumatic experiences.
  • Identify different types of trauma that children may experience.
  • Describe treatment interventions for traumatized children and their families.
Author Bio(s)

Lynne A. Kellner, PhD, received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology in 1994 from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. She has worked as an outpatient psychologist, mostly with children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds. Currently, Dr. Kellner is a professor of behavioral sciences at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA, teaching in the human services and graduate counseling programs.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Ellen R. DeVoe, PhD, LICSW, received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, her MSW from the University of Denver School of Social Work, and her doctoral degree in social work and psychology from the University of Michigan. She is an assistant professor in the clinical practice department of the Boston University School of Social Work and founding director of its Trauma Certificate Program. Dr. DeVoe was previously an assistant professor at Columbia University School of Social Work. She served as principal investigator on a 4-year U.S. Department of Defense-funded study on family-based intervention with traumatized service members and their young children. Dr. DeVoe has written extensively on the effects of trauma and intimate partner violence on young children.

Kelly Cue Davis, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Washington. Dr. Davis has written extensively on the links between childhood sexual abuse and alcohol use and between childhood sexual abuse and sexual risk-taking. She has chaired the Task Force on Violence Against Women for the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychology of Women and served on the Planning Committee of the American Psychological Association Summit on Violence and Abuse in Relationships. Dr. Davis is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous psychology journals, including Child Abuse & Neglect, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Violence and Victims.

Effective Counseling Techniques for Adolescents

Price: $39.95 
Item # B4253  

Release Date: August 21, 2017

Expiration Date: August 21, 2020

One out of five children and adolescents is diagnosed with a mental health disorder each year in the United States. Early identification, diagnosis, and intervention for mental health concerns can help alleviate symptoms and assist adolescents to achieve the best possible outcomes. Whether connecting with adolescents comes easily or it is a skill acquired after years of practice, clinicians need to support adolescents through the provision the most effective therapies. This intermediate-level course begins with a review of adolescent development and describes key influences and stressors during adolescence.  

Research has proven the effectiveness of many different types of counseling for adolescents; however, because research on specific interventions is ever changing, many mental health clinicians and related service providers may not possess relevant and recent knowledge regarding therapies proven to be effective with adolescents.  Effectively counseling adolescents may require a clinician to use interventions drawn primarily from one type of therapy, or it may be appropriate for a counselor to use interventions from a few different therapies depending on what could be the most useful and effective for the client. After examining the best practices with adolescents, this course offers specific information on solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), reality therapy, and Adlerian counseling. Overviews of each theory and details of accompanying interventions and appropriate applications are provided.  Case examples illustrate how each type of therapy can be applied to hypothetical scenarios. This course focuses on school settings, however the information provided can be applied in various settings. 

  • Social Workers participating in this course will receive 5 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1863 from 05/03/2018 to 05/03/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 5.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Recognize theoretical views and key issues related to the adolescent stage of development.
  • Describe best practices for counseling adolescents.
  • Differentiate solution-focused brief therapy and reality therapy as approaches to counseling adolescents.
  • Explain the major concepts and clinical strategies of Adlerian counseling.
  • Describe ways to improve counseling effectiveness.
Author Bio(s)

 

Denise Ebersole, PhD, LPC, NCC, NCSC, is an experienced school counselor, independent educational consultant, and adjunct instructor for two graduate counseling programs. Denise earned a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University, an M.Ed. in School Counseling from Millersville University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Bloomsburg University. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC) and holds certifications in elementary school counseling (K-6), in secondary school counseling (7-12), and as a supervisor of school guidance services (K-12) in the state of Pennsylvania. Previous professional positions have included serving as a school counseling department coordinator (K-12), high school counselor, and middle school counselor. Denise has contributed content related to counseling adolescents to several textbooks, including Values and Ethics in Counseling: Real-Life Ethical Decision Making by Heller Levitt and Hartwig Moorhead, Counseling AdolescentsCompetently by Underwood and Dailey, and Applying Techniques to Common Encounters in School Counseling: A Case-Based Approach by Byrd and Erford.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Pamela N. Harris, PhD, NCC, ACS, received a master’s degree in Counseling from Old Dominion University and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the College of William and Mary. She worked as a middle school counselor for 7 years, during which time she implemented character education and bullying-prevention programs. Additionally, she provided family counseling services for adolescents and their families and served as codirector of a student assistance program that assisted high school students with substance abuse and other mental health concerns. Currently, Dr. Harris is an assistant professor in the Counseling and Educational Development Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches and supervises graduate students in the school counseling track. In her free time, Dr. Harris also writes young adult and middle-grade fiction.

Co-Parenting After Separation

Price: $29.95 
Item # B4244  

Release Date: October 27, 2017

Expiration Date: October 27, 2020

Over the past fifty years, social scientists have explored a wide range of issues related to parental divorce and parenting after separation. This interest was sparked, at least in part, by the growth in the number of families with children whose parents are living apart from each other. With increases in divorce rates and social acceptance of diverse family structures, the interest in how children are affected, post-divorce parenting and legal issues, and the types of interventions that can help families navigate the divorce transition have all become important areas of research.

The past 10 years in particular have produced an emerging body of research on parental separation and child well-being that has challenged many of the assumptions and practice wisdom still prevalent in family counseling.

This basic-level course offers an updated evidence base related to key factors in parental separation and divorce that are associated with positive outcomes for children and families. With an emphasis on the child’s best interest, the course walks practitioners through parenting children during and after parents separate based on the child’s biopsychosocial and developmental needs. Common problems and appropriate resolutions are described, along with special considerations such as family violence, parental alienation, same sex couples, and relocation. The course focuses on the importance of non-adversarial conflict resolution and continued involvement of both parents in children’s lives within a cooperative co-parenting relationship. A range of interventions for use with divorcing families and highly-conflicted parents are examined, including family mediation, divorce education, family therapy, bird’s nest arrangements, parallel parenting, and co-parenting agreements.  Case examples illustrate the key learning points throughout the course. 
  • Social Workers will receive 3 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course. Accreditation
  • Psychologists will receive 3 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. APA Approval

New Jersey Social Workers – This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1861 from 05/03/2018 to 05/03/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 3

Disclosures

 

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • Glenn Stone is the Chairperson of the Department of Social Work at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is the author of several articles on the topic of divorce adjustment and coauthor of a book on nonresidential fathers entitled Fathering at Risk: Helping Nonresidential Fathers.

 

Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Identify the effects of parental separation on children and key factors associated with their positive adjustment.
  • Identify the effects of divorce on parents.
  • Describe divorce education programs and interventions for common problems in divorced families.
  • Explain the concept of cooperative co-parenting and a framework for cooperative parenting plans.
  • Describe intervention approaches for different parenting constellations following divorce.
  • Recognize special considerations for separated families who experience domestic violence, parental alienation, new relationships, same-sex partnerships, reproductive issues, and geographic relocation.
Author Bio(s)

 

Edward Kruk, MSW, PhD, is an associate professor of social work at the University of British Columbia, special­izing in child and family policy. Dr. Kruk also practices family mediation and divorce counseling in Vancouver. His research projects have focused on parenting after divorce, family mediation, and parental alienation. He has more than 40 years of clinical and community work experience as a professional social worker. He received his BA and MSW degrees from the University of Toronto and his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, where he studied as a National Welfare Fellow. His professional experience also includes a faculty appointment with the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work, family practice with Catholic Family Services in Calgary, medical social work practice with the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, school social work practice with the Metro Separate School Board in Toronto, and child protection work with the Metro and Catholic Children’s Aid Societies in Toronto. Dr. Kruk is the author of Divorce and Disengagement: Patterns of Fatherhood Within and Beyond Marriage (Fernwood, 1993), Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Social Work and the Human Services (Nelson-Hall, 1997), Divorced Fathers: Children’s Needs and Parental Responsibilities (Fernwood, 2011), and The Equal Parent Presumption: Social Justice in the Legal Determination of Parenting After Divorce (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013), and he has published widely in a variety of academic and professional journals. He is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today on matters related to co-parenting after divorce and hosts a weekly radio show on this topic. Dr. Kruk is the current president of the International Council on Shared Parenting.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Rebecca G. Harvey, PhD, has been an associate professor in the department of social work and marriage and family therapy program at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven Connecticut since 2014. Prior to this appointment, she had been affiliated with the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, as an assistant professor since 2004 and as its program director since 2009. Dr. Harvey received her MSW in 1996 and her PhD in marriage and family therapy in 2007, both from Syracuse University. In addition to her academic appointments, Dr. Harvey has had more than 15 years of clinical experience, including positions as a family therapist, support group facilitator, crisis counselor, and health education coordinator. She maintains private family therapy practices in Beverly, Massachusetts; Syracuse, New York; and Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Dr. Harvey has written extensively and presented throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico on topics related to sexual identity, sexual health, and gay and lesbian youth.