• Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychology
Hours: 20 Contact Hours
Item#: BGQ20

20-Hour Behavioral Health Bundle

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Item # BGQ20
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Identifying and Treating Young and Adult Children of Alcoholics, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4116  

This basic-level course provides an overview of the impact of parental alcohol problems on families and children. The course also discusses identification, assessment, and treatment issues when working with children of various ages and their families, ranging from those affected by prenatal maternal alcohol use to older children, adolescents, and adults.

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

Biopsychosocial Treatments for Chronic Pain

Price: $9.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
Item # B4129  

This basic-level course presents an overview of the nature and scope of chronic pain and treatments for chronic pain. The course provides information on empirically supported psychosocial interventions that can be useful when working with clients who are experiencing chronic pain including cognitive behavioral therapy, family interventions, and complementary and alternative approaches. Although this course is not intended for prescribers, no review of chronic pain treatment would be complete without a discussion of pharmacology. For that reason, this course also provides an overview of common medications used to treat chronic pain and discusses issues surrounding addiction and adherence to a prescribed medication regimen.

Participants will receive 1 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successful completion of this course.

This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Chronic Pain Management: A Psychosocial Perspective (B4200).

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 is pre-approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52, Course #499 from August 12, 2015 to August 12, 2017. Social Workers will receive the following type and Number of credit(s): Clinical SW Practice, 4 credits.

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 is pre-approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1252 from 2/17/2017 to 2/17/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 4. 

Counselors receive 4 NBCC clock hours. 

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

Ethics in Mental Health Treatment

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4130  

Mental health professionals are charged with providing services in an ethical manner, where ethical means in accordance with professional principles and standards of behavior. Ethics are profession-centric and differ from values, which are person-centric, or morals, which are society-centric. Ethics are used to define what is important to a profession or organization in how it conducts its business. Professional practices related to the delivery of mental health care are governed by various professional organizations, most of which are organized by practice discipline, academic degree, and/or license type. Each organization has developed a professional code of ethics and conduct by which its members are required to abide. Ethical codes include aspirational principles that describe the ethical ideals central to the organization’s mission, as well as mandatory ethics that set minimum requirements for acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Given the complexities of the human condition, it is not surprising that situations arise in providing mental health services that require the professional to make decisions based on competing ideals and principles. When a decision involves compromising one or more ethical standards, practitioners are faced with an ethical dilemma.

The information presented in this basic-level course applies to the ethical provision of mental health services to adults across a variety of practice settings such as outpatient community mental health clinics, private practice settings, and inpatient psychiatric care. The course is intended for healthcare professionals, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, advanced practice and psychiatric nurses.

Social workers will receive 3 (Ethics) continuing education clock hours for participating in this course.

Counselors will receive 3 NBCC clock hours.

New Jersey Social Workers - This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1353 from 3/21/2017 to 3/21/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Ethics 3

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # B4155  

PTSD has received a great deal of clinical and research attention in the last 30 years. While most individuals who experience traumatic stressors do not develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the high incidence of trauma exposure in the United States requires that health professionals routinely assess individuals for exposure to a single traumatic event, ongoing traumatic experiences,  and symptoms of PTSD . Various events may be considered traumatic stressors, including combat experiences, sexual assault, serious injury, accidents, natural disasters, ongoing abuse, the unexpected death of a loved one, and exposure to violent crime.

Designed for professionals in a broad range of roles and settings, this basic-level course details the history of the PTSD diagnosis and provides current information on the disorder including DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, etiology, incidence, assessment approaches, and effective therapeutic treatment methods. Because not everyone who experiences traumatic stressors is affected by PTSD, the course also describes the role of risk and resiliency factors, such as comorbid mental illness and the type and severity of the exposure, on an individual’s development of PTSD.  The course includes an extensive resources list and case vignettes that highlight assessment reports, tips for documentation, and treatment plan examples to assist practitioners treating PTSD.

Participants will receive 2 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.

Asperger's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders: DSM-5 Changes and Treatment, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # B4178  

This course is designed to help professionals recognize and work with the symptoms of Asperger's syndrome.  The DSM-5 subsumed Asperger’s syndrome into the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder; however, there are special qualities to Asperger’s syndrome that helping professionals may be called upon to identify when assisting in the acquistion of social and other skills sets.  This course is packed with information that professionals will find extremely important in the identification, assessment, and treatment of Asperger’s syndrome; many of the intervention techniques described are also useful in work with children and adults who have autism spectrum disorder. 

The course describes the unique history of the Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis and various theories about causality.  Using case scenarios, the course offers various symptom presentations across the lifespan, which highlight the importance of thorough assessment and individualized treatment interventions. Screening tools and assessment tools are described. The course details numerous treatment interventions for varying areas of difficulty that individuals experience, such as executive function, social interaction, intense and narrow interests, sensory processing, communication (nonverbal skills and pragmatic skills), mental health, theory of mind, and learning style. Interventions that are discussed include cognitive approaches, peer-mediated intervention programs, group interventions, family therapy, and sibling groups. The course describes in detail how such interventions are used to help individuals develop adaptive skills, including life skills such as personal hygiene and time management. The development of relationship and social skills is also discussed, such as social perception and social problem solving, emotional reciprocity, and knowledge of social norms. The course describes family systems issues related to the diagnosis, such as grief and emotional difficulties. Special considerations for females with Asperger’s syndrome are provided. 

This basic-level course is intended for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses. However, the course will benefit other professionals who may have a client with Asperger’s syndrome, including physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians or other medical doctors, paraprofessionals, administrators, and teachers. An extensive resources section is provided at the end of the course to further participants' work with clients who have Asperger's syndrome.

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

Counselors receive 3 NBCC clock hours.