Disciplines:
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychology
Hours: 17 Contact Hours
Item#: BAQ17

17-Hour Assessment Bundle


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Item # BAQ17
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Multidimensional Health Assessment of the Older Adult, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4165  

This intermediate-level course helps behavioral health professionals better understand and assess the physical psychological and social health of older adults. Updated to reflect the most current consensus on geriatric care, the course offers a comprehensive biopsychosocial and spiritual approach to the assessment of older adults and their caregiving needs, including special clinical considerations for interviewing an older adult.

Participants will receive 3 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successful completion of this course.

Postcombat-Related Disorders: Counseling Veterans and Military Personnel

Price: $34.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # B4172  

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.

New Jersey Social Workers -  This course has been pre-approved for 4 Clinical Social Work Practice credits by the Assoc. of Social Work Boards (NJ CE course approval program provider #52).

Participants will receive 4 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.


Youth Suicide

Price: $34.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # B4170  

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 has been pre-approved for 4 Clinical Social Work Practice credits by the Assoc. of Social Work Boards (NJ CE course approval program provider #52).

Participants will receive 4 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.

Sexual Health Counseling, 2nd Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4229  

Release Date: May 23, 2016

Clinicians must be prepared to approach discussions of sexual health in a professional, open, knowledgeable, and appropriate manner that allows clients to discuss their concerns without fear of shame or disapproval. However, research indicates that the majority of mental health providers do not receive any training in sexual health assessment or treatment.

This intermediate-level course describes ways of talking with clients about sexual topics and offers frameworks for sexual health assessment and models for intervention. The course discusses professional conduct and the importance of taking a proactive approach to a client’s sexual health. Theoretical perspectives are described, including the bio-psycho-social-cultural perspective, the sexual health model framework, and the ecological systems model of sexual health. Participants will learn about sexual development across the life span, including childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Case vignettes used throughout the course depict common ways in which sexual health topics may arise in therapy sessions with clients in varying life stages. Topics specific to children are the psychosexual development theory, healthy sexual development, sexual orientation during childhood, and exposure to sexually explicit material.

The course provides information on sexual behaviors in children and adolescents and, in a useful chart format, differentiates behaviors that are normative from behaviors that are concerning. Clinical practices are discussed, such as determining conditions for treatment and gathering sexual health information. The discussion of sexual dysfunction and sex therapy treatment includes a description of the sexual response cycle. Sexual health diagnoses such as sexual abuse, gender dysphoria, sexual addiction and compulsions, and paraphilias are described. This course is designed for social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and other health specialists who seek to better assist clients with sexual health issues.

Social Workers will receive 3 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.
 
3 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.
 

Clinical Neuropsychology: Applications in Practice, 2nd Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4230  

Release Date: July 11, 2016

Clinical neuropsychology is a field that combines skills and perspectives from neurobiology, clinical psychology, neuropsychiatry, and behavioral neurology. This informative and practical course discusses what happens during a typical neuropsychological evaluation, how and when to make a referral to a neuropsychologist, and how to read a neuropsychological report. The functional organization of the brain is clearly described with accompanying illustrations that are useful for clients and practitioners. The discussion of neuroanatomy includes the brainstem, cerebellum, cerebral hemispheres, hypothalamus and thalamus, limbic system, and cerebral cortex. Brain circuitry is described, including the language circuit and brain damage. Participants will learn about the components of a neuropsychological evaluation, such as reviewing patient records; conducting a clinical interview; selecting, administering, scoring, and interpreting tests; making behavioral observations; writing reports; providing feedback; and educating clients, families, and other team members.

This intermediate-level course describes the etiology, course, and prevalence of common disorders across the lifespan and discusses their diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. The course discusses disorders in pediatric neuropsychology, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, specific learning disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and psychiatric comorbidities. Social workers, counselors, therapists, and psychologists who treat adults and geriatric patients will benefit from discussions of traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.


Participants will receive 3 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.