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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. Accreditations
New Jersey Social Workers - This 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.
|Price:|| $39.95|| ||Hours:||5 Contact Hours|
Release Date: August 21, 2017
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
|Price:|| $29.95|| ||Hours:||3 Contact Hours|
Release Date: October 27, 2017
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. Accreditations
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