Social Work

Hours: 20 Contact Hours
Item#: BCT20


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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.

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. Accreditations
  • 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.

  • 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.


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. 

Major Depression in Adults: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies, 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. 

  • 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 approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1459 from 5/31/2017 to 5/31/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 3.

Youth Suicide, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $34.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # B4263  

Release Date: December 19, 2017

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. A decision-making tree and safety planning and documentation protocols are provided.  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, and psychologists.


Counselors & MFTs - 3 NBCC hours are awarded for this course.

Social Workers participating in this course will receive 4 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations