|Price:|| $34.95|| ||Hours:||4 Contact Hours|
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.
|Price:|| $19.95|| ||Hours:||2 Contact Hours|
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
|Price:|| $34.95|| ||Hours:||4 Contact Hours|
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