Disciplines:
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychology
Hours: 17 Contact Hours
Item#: BMQ17

17-Hour Mental Health Disorders Bundle


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Item # BMQ17
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Price: $34.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # B4156  

Mental health clinicians play an important role in helping children and adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms and achieve an optimal level of functioning. This basic-level course discusses the OCD diagnosis, including subtypes of OCD and their symptoms. Numerous case vignettes are presented in the course to describe symptom manifestation, delineate subtypes, and demonstrate treatment methods.  

Participants will learn about the differential diagnosis, which can entail obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, body sensation and appearance disorders, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, delusional disorders, impulse-control disorders and nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors, and hoarding, among others. Causal and influential factors are described, including biological, psychological, social, and cross-cultural factors, and participants will learn about various assessment methods and tools. Treatment approaches such as medication, cognitive therapy, and family therapy are discussed, and the course describes relapse prevention and outcome evaluation. The details of a hypothetical client’s therapeutic process are presented throughout the course as a case study to illustrate the use of a multimodal approach to assist clients in their recovery and to maximize treatment outcomes. With the information learned in this course, the clinician ensures that the diagnosis is correct, develops realistic and manageable goals, and assists clients and families in symptom management so they can recover or improve their emotional, psychological, social, and occupational functioning. This course is written for mental health professionals, including social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses.

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

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).

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.


Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4154  

Written for mental health professionals, including social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses, this basic-level course presents essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including diagnostic information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM5). Because of its health-related consequences, bipolar disorder is among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide. Using a holistic, multimodal approach, clinicians can help the client stabilize his or her mood and return to a normal level of functioning.

This course describes the symptoms and the biological, psychological, and social factors that must be considered when working with individuals who have bipolar disorder.  The course portrays two different fictional clients to highlight the various aspects of bipolar and related disorders, including their social and occupational impact, and describes elements of treatment that are particularly useful. This course discusses psychopharmacology, and participants will learn about indications for and side effects of typical medications used in the treatment of bipolar disorders, such as mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, and antidepressants. Of equal importance, clinicians will work with a client individually and with her or her family to promote the client’s recovery. Psychological treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, social rhythm therapy, and family-focused therapy. Social interventions help clients develop networks for social support, and the course shows how the Social Network Map can be used to identify such support. The course describes how single-system design methodology is used for outcome evaluation, an important consideration in today’s environment of managed care and third-party payers. Relapse prevention is discussed, including medication adherence and individual therapy.

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

New Jersey Social Workers -  This course has been pre-approved for 3 Clinical Social Work Practice credits by the Assoc. of Social Work Boards (NJ CE course approval program provider #52).

Schizophrenia: Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4223  

Release Date: February 26, 2016

Mental health and mental illness are difficult concepts to define. Both health and illness have a basis in society’s cultural, moral, ethical, and spiritual beliefs, providing a wide framework for understanding. As difficult as it may be to arrive at a universal definition of mental illness, certain elements are associated with how mental illness is perceived regardless of one’s psychosocial heritage. Individuals in society evaluate another person’s health within a specific cultural context and by the comprehensibility of that person’s actions. Perhaps no other mental illness is as devastating and difficult to understand as schizophrenia. Affecting almost 1% of the population worldwide, the disorder knows no gender, ethnic, or cultural boundaries. For various reasons, mental illness has become increasingly visible. As society has advanced in medicine and technology, industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and globalization, the demand for healthcare services, and mental health services in particular, has greatly increased. It is estimated that  1 in 5 Americans has a diagnosable mental disorder. As a result, clinicians in a variety of practice settings are caring for clients with mental health issues and illnesses such as schizophrenia.

The purpose of this course is to provide the reader with an overview of schizophrenia, including its etiology, signs and symptoms, and treatment. Designed for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists, this intermediate-level course will provide clinicians with current information under DSM-5 about schizophrenia and will suggest therapeutic interventions to assist them when working with clients who have schizophrenia.

 

Counselors - course does not qualify for NBCC credit.


 

Major Depression in Adults: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment, 2nd Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4235  

Release Date: November 23, 2016

Depressive disorders affect many people across a wide range of age, cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups, and clinicians need to be aware of the prevalence, different manifestations, symptoms, and effect on functioning among various populations. The purpose of this basic-level course is to educate social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists about major depressive disorder and its distinctions so that the treatment team can provide the client with relief from symptoms and an improved sense of well-being. Participants will learn about the epidemiology of major depressive disorder and how to differentiate types of depression as described by the DSM-5, such as persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and substance- or medication-induced depressive disorder. Causal and influential factors are discussed, such as biological factors, psychological factors, social factors, and cultural considerations.

The course describes signs and symptoms of depression in adults (with a very brief overview of children and adolescents) and discusses clinical assessment, suicide assessment, and clinical diagnosis.  Assessment tools are described.  Participants will learn about treatment planning and the implementation of evidence-based practices. Current treatments are described, including biological treatments, such as psychopharmacology and electroconvulsive therapy; psychological treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy; and social interventions. Relapse prevention and the monitoring of client progress are discussed. A case scenario illuminates treatment and measuring outcomes through goal attainment scales and other forms of single-subject designs.