• Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
Hours: 15 Contact Hours
Item#: BAT15


15-Hour Behavioral Health Bundle

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Item # BAT15
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Suicide Risk in Adults: Assessment and Intervention

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4232  

Release Date: August 4, 2016


Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States across all ages and is disproportionately higher in some populations. The purpose of this course is to assist clinicians to understand factors that contribute to suicidal behavior, conduct comprehensive suicide risk assessments, and engage patients in brief, empirically supported interventions to reduce risk for death. This intermediate-level course is designed for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. This course meets an increasing demand of many mental health professionals seeking information about working with suicidal clients and conducting empirically supported suicide risk assessments.

This course examines methods of assessing suicidal danger in adult clients who are seeking mental health care. The course describes assessment methods including Jacob’s recommended protocol for suicide assessment, the Joiner Assessment Model, and Shea’s CASE Assessment Model. Each model is explained in detail and case scenarios help illuminate appropriate assessment protocols and techniques. Clinical decision making considerations and examples of documentation are presented. Tables outlining important assessment procedures and a decision making tree are included to assist clinicians in conducting thorough, evidence based risk assessments and in determining necessary levels of intervention. Varied approaches to intervention are discussed in detail, including safety planning and the use of crisis cards. The course provides practical examples of intervention implementation through the use of sample interviews, case scenarios, and outlines of the different brief, empirically supported interventions. References and resources for those interested in pursuing further education on this topic are provided at the end of the course.

  • Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations
  • 3 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.
  • 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 #1173 from December 19, 2016 to December 19, 2018. Social Workers will receive the following type and Number of credit(s): Clinical SW Practice, 3 credits.

Cultural Factors in Intimate Partner Violence

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4234  

Release Date: November 23, 2016

Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs all over the world and is noteworthy for being present in all social, economic, ethnic, racial, religious, age, and ability groups. Culture is critical to addressing the needs of persons affected by IPV. Culture informs how people think and behave and how people view themselves, others, their relationships, and their roles in relationships, and their actual or perceived options.

This basic-level course is intended to help human services and healthcare professionals better understand the influence of cultural factors on IPV and, in turn, help them to be prepared for culturally responsive work with clients affected by IPV. At times, the focus on culture targets negative attributes that contribute to the occurrence of IPV; however, this course describes cultural factors as they relate to strengths and barriers in the cycle of IPV.

The course begins with an overview of IPV consequences, IPV assessment, and the cycle of abuse. The course then describes common myths and facts about IPV that apply to all cultures and those myths and facts that relate to specific cultures. The course provides information on the impact of cultural stereotypes on services delivery and barriers to help seeking. The discussion about these barriers includes information about racial loyalty, family and community pressures, and faith and religious beliefs about IPV, along with barriers to seeking help associated with discriminatory treatment, the criminal justice system, and immigration status. The course then details practices that improve cultural responsiveness in direct practice with clients, and practices at the mezzo and macro levels of community engagement. Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate how culture connects with intimate partner violence and how practitioners can better respond to the needs of diverse populations and help practitioners grow in their ability to consider cultural context when engaging and working with diverse communities experiencing IPV.

  • Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 (cultural) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations
  • 3 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.
  • New Jersey Social Workers -  This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1458 from 5/31/2017 to 5/31/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Social and Cultural Competence 3. 

ADHD: Etiology and Treatment

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # B4236  

Release Date: November 25, 2016

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has finally provided much needed clarity on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is more important than ever that social workers and mental health professionals be prepared to treat ADHD throughout the lifespan. This intermediate-level course has been developed to educate social workers, counselors, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists, and to bring a deeper understanding to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD in individuals of all ages.

This course provides clinicians with a rich description of the disorder’s historical roots and evolution.  In addition to a comprehensive history, the course describes contemporary perspectives of ADHD along with the latest available research. From there, the etiology of ADHD and its genetic, biological, and environmental factors are explored and discussed. Multimodal treatment programs are crucial to addressing the symptoms of ADHD including the use of psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative treatments. These multimodal treatments are described in the course with attention paid to stimulant and non-stimulant medications, and cognitive-behavioral therapies.  Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate the presentations of ADHD and various treatments options.

  • Social Workers participating in this course will receive 2 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. 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 #1460 from 5/31/2017 to 5/31/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 2.
  • New York Social Workers - This course does NOT meet the NY Social Work Board's criteria for acceptable continuing education

Attachment Security: Developmental Effects and Effective Intervention

Price: $34.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # B4255  

Release Date: September 27, 2017

Current research reveals that in addition to the traditional mother-child dyad, infants also attach to other consistent caregivers (i.e., fathers, both parents, foster parents, nannies). The effects of positive development due to secure attachment are widely known and accepted. It is only within the past decade that researchers have turned their attention to understanding insecure attachment and its prevalence across cultures.  As researchers begin to understand the potential outcomes of insecure attachment over time, professionals in human services and mental health must gain conceptual understanding of the multiple dimensions of attachment and implement effective strategies that are targeted to the specific problems and issues that are present in clients with attachment-related concerns. This intermediate-level course begins by reviewing early research and the identification of attachment styles.  The basic components of attachment theory are explained while also noting potential racial and cultural biases in the theory and research literature. The effects of insecure attachments and parenting style across developmental domains are discussed. Case studies provide opportunities for clinical application of attachment theory,including how a parent’s own attachment security can influence that of their children and family system. This course provides information on the effects of attachment types on relationships, communication, the development of mental health related concerns, and personality disorders. This course focuses on childhood attachment, but also how the impact of an insecure attachment can last into adulthood. 

  • Social Workers will receive 4 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course. Accreditation

Co-Parenting After Separation

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4244  

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