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A Clinician's Guide to DSM-5, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
This intermediate-level course provides clinicians with the most essential information about the manual in a single, easy-to-use source....

This intermediate-level course provides clinicians with the most essential information about the manual in a single, easy-to-use source. The course describes the history of the DSM and the development process used in creating the diagnostic system's new structure. Newly added and classified disorders, removed or reclassified disorders, and any modified diagnostic criteria for those disorders retained in DSM-5 are detailed. The course addresses the controversies and criticisms that arose with the publication of DSM-5. Clinical vignettes highlight diagnosis criteria and quick reference lists and charts included in the course are an indispensable resource for those clinicians ready to use DSM-5.

3 Hrs
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview, 2nd Edition
2 Hrs
This intermediate-level course presents an interesting history of the diagnosis, provides current information on assessment approaches, ...

This intermediate-level course presents an interesting history of the diagnosis, provides current information on assessment approaches, and details effective treatment methods. The role of risk and resiliency factors, as well trauma-informed care are discussed. The course includes a discussion on special considerations for different populations, case examples, and an extensive resource list.

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Facing Infertility in the 21st Century
3 Hrs
Infertility is a medical problem with social, emotional, financial, religious, and other personal challenges that affect individuals, co...

Infertility is a medical problem with social, emotional, financial, religious, and other personal challenges that affect individuals, couples, and family systems. To combat a Woman's inability to get pregnant, many people turn to counseling and the medical field for assistance and reproductive advice. This intermediate-level course provides an overview of infertility, the nature and scope of physical causes of infertility, as well as the emotional, social, financial, religious/spiritual, and career challenges faced by individuals and couples experiencing infertility. Treatment modalities are described, concerns for specific populations who experience infertility are discussed throughout using case studies and vignettes.

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Human Trafficking
3 Hrs
This intermediate-level course is an overview of the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and t...

This intermediate-level course is an overview of the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant risks for the trafficked person. Marriage and family therapists and counselors who complete this course will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trafficked persons and identify the needed interventions. Additionally, the course details the essential role of trauma-informed care in recognizing and intervening with human trafficking. Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate common presentations of trafficked persons and actions that service providers can take to help these individuals. This course lists national resources that provide vital services to trafficked persons and it makes recommendations for client and service provider safety when addressing these potentially volatile scenarios.

3 Hrs
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Integrative and Comprehensive Trauma Treatment 2nd Edition
8 Hrs
Going through trauma is not rare; about 60% of men and 50% of women experience trauma in their lives (National Center for PTSD, 2016). T...

Going through trauma is not rare; about 60% of men and 50% of women experience trauma in their lives (National Center for PTSD, 2016). Trauma is complex and insidious; it can alter developmental trajectories and result in immense physical and psychological suffering. This intermediate-level course summarizes the theories on understanding trauma from psychological, developmental, and neurobiological perspectives; discusses various forms of trauma treatment; introduces the reader to integrative approaches to healing that reflect a holistic perspective; and explains practitioner self-care and the prevention of secondary or vicarious traumatization. Case vignettes throughout highlight key learning concepts.

8 Hrs
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Intimate Partner Violence: Recognition and Intervention, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
This intermediate-level course presents an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV). Types of IPV, risk factors, and health consequen...

This intermediate-level course presents an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV). Types of IPV, risk factors, and health consequences for victims are described, as well as IPV's effects at various life stages from children to older adults. Screening and assessment strategies are reviewed. Transcultural considerations are addressed, along with working with perpetrators and special populations, such as immigrants, pregnant women, and the LGBTQI community. On a very practical level, the course discusses legal issues, reporting requirements, and necessary documentation when working with victims of IPV. Case vignettes and safety planning worksheets are provided to illustrate key concepts.

3 Hrs
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Keeping Clients Safe: Error and Safety in Behavioral Health Settings, 2nd Ed.
2 Hrs
The vast majority of behavioral health professionals receive no instruction in client safety, and this knowledge gap compromises the abi...

The vast majority of behavioral health professionals receive no instruction in client safety, and this knowledge gap compromises the ability of mental health professionals to protect their clients from harm and from being active participants in creating cultures of safety in behavioral health settings. Many behavioral health professionals may not even be aware of The Joint Commission's reporting program for sentinel events (unanticipated events that result in death or serious physical or psychological injury unrelated to the person's illness). This basic-level course focuses on client safety problems and solutions in behavioral health settings.

2 Hrs
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Major Depression in Adults: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies, 2nd Ed.
2 Hrs
Depressive disorders affect many people across a wide range of age, cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups, and clinicians n...

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. Causal and influential factors are discussed, such as biological factors, psychological factors, social factors, and cultural considerations.

2 Hrs
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment, 2nd Edition
4 Hrs
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is the fourth most common psychiatric disorder, so clinicians are likely to encounter it in clients ...

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is the fourth most common psychiatric disorder, so clinicians are likely to encounter it in clients seeking mental health treatment. Treatments for OCD take hard work, courage, and trust. Clients can learn strategies for managing their intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, and minimize the effect of symptoms on their relationships with others and in their daily lives. This intermediate-level course provides information about differential diagnosis and reviews appropriate tools clinicians can use to identify and treat clients with this complicated disorder and help them achieve a stable recovery.

4 Hrs
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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) Updated 1st Edition
1 Hrs
Child abuse and neglect continue to be significant problems in the United States. This basic-level course details how clinicians can ide...

Child abuse and neglect continue to be significant problems in the United States. This basic-level course details how clinicians can identify and intervene in cases of suspected pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT), commonly referred to as shaken baby syndrome. The course discusses the common reasons for PAHT, including community and societal factors, and describes triggers that can prompt caregivers to abuse children. Participants will learn about the evaluation of a child suspected of having PAHT, which entails obtaining a history, looking for common identifying injuries, conducting a physical assessment, and ordering diagnostic testing.

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Postcombat-Related Disorders: Counseling Veterans and Military Personnel, 2nd Ed.
4 Hrs
With increasing frequency, military personnel and veterans experience mental health problems upon return from deployment. This intermedi...

With increasing frequency, military personnel and veterans experience mental health problems upon return from deployment. This intermediate-level course sensitizes mental health providers to military cultural norms. The course describes postdeployment transition, reintegration, and adjustment, and identifies common mistakes that clinicians make in treating this population. Military families are discussed, including marital satisfaction and the effects of military life on the spouse and children. 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 detail, and include case vignettes to illustrate client and therapist interactions.

4 Hrs
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Promoting Mental Health in Schools
3 Hrs
This intermediate-level course provides a broad and comprehensive discussion of issues related to behavioral and mental health in school...

This intermediate-level course provides a broad and comprehensive discussion of issues related to behavioral and mental health in schools and presents strategies for prevention, intervention, assessment, and referrals. Emphasizing practical application, assessment, and treatment interventions, this course summarizes multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and common mental health concerns in school settings, including behavioral, anxiety and depressive-related disorders, substance abuse, child abuse, trauma, and crisis intervention. These topics are explored in relation to multicultural, social justice, and developmental considerations. Family involvement and collaboration with outside service providers and systems is also addressed.

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Ethics in Behavioral Health Documentation
3 Hrs
This intermediate-level course will help novice and seasoned practitioners approach documentation in a way that is guided not solely by ...

This intermediate-level course will help novice and seasoned practitioners approach documentation in a way that is guided not solely by what is mandated, but by what is mutually beneficial to the practitioner, the agency, the funding source, and most of all, the clients.

3 Hrs
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Schizophrenia: Diagnosis & Treatment, 2nd Edition
2 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide the reader with an overview of schizophrenia, including its etiology, signs and symptoms, and t...

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.

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Self Injury in Adults and Adolescents, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
This intermediate-level course provides clinicians with the most up-to-date information on self-injury so they are better able to assess...

This intermediate-level course provides clinicians with the most up-to-date information on self-injury so they are better able to assess for the presence of the behavior and provide the best possible treatment. The course describes the various presentations of self-injury, presents a history of the diagnosis, and details developmental considerations, risk factors, and possible biopsychosocial functions of self-injury. Attention is paid to assessing, diagnosing, and treating self-injury in a variety of settings, including mental health and school settings.

3 Hrs
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Sexual Health Counseling, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Clinicians must be prepared to approach discussions of sexual health in a professional, open, knowledgeable, and appropriate manner that...

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.

3 Hrs
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Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Primer for Helping Professionals
3 Hrs
The course describes the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment for specific STIs, with additional information on working with ...

The course describes the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment for specific STIs, with additional information on working with adolescents and older adults - two groups where STIs are proliferating. Case vignettes illustrate how human service and mental healthcare professionals can aid in STI education and prevention. The course describes the counseling, diagnosis adjustment, and partner notification processes and illuminates issues related to STIs among sex trafficking victims and transgender persons. The course also details the legal and ethical responsibilities of the helping professional.

3 Hrs
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Substance Use Disorders: Assessment and Treatment
6 Hrs
Alcohol and drug abuse is a major public health concern, affecting every segment of society. Despite recent advancements in understandin...

Alcohol and drug abuse is a major public health concern, affecting every segment of society. Despite recent advancements in understanding addictions, substance abuse remains a significant problem for individuals, families, and communities in the United States and worldwide. This intermediate-level course is intended for marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors and aims to bring clinicians in varied settings up to date with current trends in use and abuse, and current treatment recommendations.

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Substance Use in Different Populations and Contexts
3 Hrs
Alcohol and drug abuse is a major public health concern, affecting every segment of society. It needs to be considered within the contex...

Alcohol and drug abuse is a major public health concern, affecting every segment of society. It needs to be considered within the context of problematic use of a variety of chemical substances. This intermediate-level course discusses the scope of substance-related problems in the US and the unique needs of various populations affected by substance use disorders including the effects of gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, co-occurring disorders, disabilities, and chronic pain conditions. The course also discusses substance use among military veterans, and incarcerated and homeless populations.

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Suicide Risk in Adults: Assessment and Intervention
2 Hrs
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States across all ages and is disproportionately higher in some populations. T...

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States across all ages and is disproportionately higher in some populations. The purpose of this course is to assist clinicians to understand factors that contribute to suicidal behavior, conduct comprehensive suicide risk assessments, and engage patients in brief, empirically supported interventions to reduce risk for death. This intermediate-level course is designed for mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. This course meets an increasing demand of many mental health professionals seeking information about working with suicidal clients and conducting empirically supported suicide risk assessments.

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Telemental Health: An Alternative to Traditional Psychotherapy
3 Hrs
Telemental health (TMH) is a broad term that refers to the provision of behavioral and mental health services using telecommunications o...

Telemental health (TMH) is a broad term that refers to the provision of behavioral and mental health services using telecommunications or videoconferencing technology. Because technological advances in TMH are developing so rapidly, many practitioners may not have learned about how these advances can be integrated into clinical practice. Research has shown no evidence that TMH delivery of evidence-based mental health treatment is less effective than in-person delivery, even in the treatment of complex disorders like PTSD. This intermediate-level course provides a framework for understanding issues relating to TMH and offers introductory information for developing TMH clinical practices. Case vignettes are included.

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The Essentials of Play Therapy 1st Ed.
2 Hrs
The Child Mind Institute (2015) reports that nearly 50% of children in the United States meet criteria for a mental health disorder, yet...

The Child Mind Institute (2015) reports that nearly 50% of children in the United States meet criteria for a mental health disorder, yet only 7.4% will receive mental health treatment - which could be due, in part, to a lack of training, knowledge, and experience in therapists on how to work with young children. Nonetheless, children suffering the effects of trauma, anxiety, and depression show up regularly in clinical spaces throughout this country. This basic-level course describes the therapeutic and developmental value of play and the two predominant models of treatment: child-centered play therapy and cognitive behavioral play therapy.

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Treating the Mental Health Needs of Children Exposed to IPV, 2nd Ed.
4 Hrs
This intermediate-level course discusses the detrimental effects of IPV on child witnesses, the complex issues and negative sequelae tha...

This intermediate-level course discusses the detrimental effects of IPV on child witnesses, the complex issues and negative sequelae that accompany exposure to IPV, and their impact on the mental health needs of children. Participants will learn about identifying exposure to IPV and reporting cases to child protective services. Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate how clients may present and appropriate responses from helping professionals. Clinicians will also learn about countertransferential reactions, vicarious traumatization, and clinician self-care. The course is designed for marriage and family therapists, and counselors working with children and families in various settings.

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Ethics in Mental Health Treatment, Updated 1st Edition
3 Hrs
Given the complexities of the human condition, it is not surprising that situations arise in providing mental health services that requi...

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. This basic-level course describes the ethical provision of mental health services across a variety of practice settings such as outpatient community mental health clinics, private practice settings, and inpatient psychiatric care. The course describes common ethical concerns and uses the most recent NASW, APA, NBCC, and ACA ethics codes for guidance.

3 Hrs
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Ethical Practices in Older Adults, Updated 1st Edition
2 Hrs
In coming years, healthcare professionals will face this aging population, along with the accompanying health and economic challenges. T...

In coming years, healthcare professionals will face this aging population, along with the accompanying health and economic challenges. The purpose of this course is to highlight ethical issues that may confront healthcare and behavioral health professionals working with older adults and their families as these individuals near the end of life. The course will provide background on ethical frameworks and principles used in healthcare settings for guidance in resolving ethical problems. This course will also identify major ethical issues concerning older adults and healthcare decisions and provide a model for addressing ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings.

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Addiction Theories and Substance Abuse Trends
1 Hrs
Despite advancements in understanding addictions, substance abuse remains a significant problem for individuals, families, and communiti...

Despite advancements in understanding addictions, substance abuse remains a significant problem for individuals, families, and communities in the United States. This intermediate-level course aims to bring clinicians in varied settings up to date with current trends in use and abuse, and current treatment recommendations. The course provides information on the scope of substance-related problems; categories of commonly abused substances and their neurochemical effects on the brain and an individual's biopsychosocial functioning; and the major theories of addictions.

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Chronic Illness and Depression
2 Hrs
This course presents clinicians with an integrated view of the biological and psychological contributors to and consequences of chronic ...

This course presents clinicians with an integrated view of the biological and psychological contributors to and consequences of chronic illness using a biopsychosocial model. Designed for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists, the course examines the prevalence and symptoms of depression as well as selected chronic medical conditions with which depression is often associated. Structured means of assessing depression are also presented. Contributing risk and protective factors to depression and potential treatments are also explored.

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ADHD: Etiology and Treatment
1 Hrs
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has finally provided much needed clarity on atten...

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.

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Attachment Security: Developmental Effects and Effective Intervention
3 Hrs
This basic-level course offers an updated evidence base related to key factors in parental separation and divorce that are associated wi...

This basic-level course offers an updated evidence base related to key factors in parental separation and divorce that are associated with positive outcomes for children and families. With an emphasis on the child's best interest, the course walks practitioners through parenting children during and after parents separate based on the child's biopsychosocial and developmental needs. A range of interventions for use with divorcing families and highly-conflicted parents are examined, including family mediation, divorce education, family therapy, bird's nest arrangements, parallel parenting, and co-parenting agreements. Case examples illustrate the key learning points throughout the course.

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Best Practices with Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth and Their Families
3 Hrs
The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide human services and mental and behavioral health professionals with definitional inf...

The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide human services and mental and behavioral health professionals with definitional information, historical and sociopolitical frameworks impacting the lives of LGB youth, as well as the influences of community and family contexts.

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Binge Eating Disorder: Clinical Implications and Considerations, Updated 1st Ed.
2 Hrs
This basic-level course is designed for healthcare professionals in various clinical practice settings including marriage and family the...

This basic-level course is designed for healthcare professionals in various clinical practice settings including marriage and family therapists, and counselors who may come into contact with individuals exhibiting BED. This course provides information to help clinicians better identify and treat individuals with the disorder. This course provides the most current information about BED, including material on the differential diagnosis of BED from related disorders, potential causes of BED, associated features of BED, negative health implications of BED, and pharmacological and psychological options for treating BED in various settings.

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Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies
2 Hrs
Written for mental health professionals, including social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists, this b...

Written for mental health professionals, including social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists, this basic-level course presents essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including diagnostic information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5). 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.

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Body Image and Dissatisfaction: Theories and Cultural Considerations
3 Hrs
The past two decades have seen a marked increase of interest in body image. This intermediate-level course provides an overview of the c...

The past two decades have seen a marked increase of interest in body image. This intermediate-level course provides an overview of the complexities of body image and body dissatisfaction for a broad range of populations. This course reviews theoretical foundations of how cultural beauty ideals are transmitted. Through case examples and a review of research, it addresses the internalization of beauty messages in the media, the difference between body dissatisfaction and eating disorders, the relationship between a negative body image and mental health, and the potential progression from negative body image into a clinical eating disorder.

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Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders: From Prevalence to Prevention, Updated 1st Ed.
2 Hrs
Bullying presents a danger to the bully, the victim, and bystanders. The impact of bullying on victims includes significantly increased ...

Bullying presents a danger to the bully, the victim, and bystanders. The impact of bullying on victims includes significantly increased risks of suicide, homicidal ideation, self-injury, depression, and other risks. Bystanders experience negative effects from witnessing bullying, and bullies are also impacted psychologically by their own aggression. This basic-level course provides an overview of current bullying research, including its prevalence and impact in schools and work places and its effects on victims, bystanders, and bullies. The course defines the types of bullying a victim may experience including direct and indirect bullying in the forms of verbal and physical aggression, cyberbullying, sexual bullying, and relational aggression.

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Child Witnesses to IPV: For Florida Mental Health Professionals 2nd Ed.
4 Hrs
This intermediate-level course is designed for Florida mental health professionals and discusses the detrimental effects of IPV on child...

This intermediate-level course is designed for Florida mental health professionals and discusses the detrimental effects of IPV on child witnesses, the complex issues and negative sequelae that accompany exposure to IPV, and their impact on the mental health needs of children. The course discusses internalizing and externalizing behaviors of children exposed to IPV, and trauma symptoms are explored in terms of attachment, biological processes, cognition, affect regulation, dissociation, behavioral control, and self-concept. Clinicians will also learn about countertransferential reactions, vicarious traumatization, and clinician self-care. The course is designed for Florida counselors, and marriage and family therapists working with children and families in various settings.

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Childhood Trauma: Types, Effects, and Treatments, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
This intermediate-level course provides a foundation for understanding the types of trauma children experience, including both acute and...

This intermediate-level course provides a foundation for understanding the types of trauma children experience, including both acute and chronic traumatic events, and how trauma affects the child's affective, physiological, attentional, behavioral, and relational development and abilities. Participants will learn about the factors affecting a child's response to trauma, including intrapersonal factors, family and systemic factors, cumulative traumatic exposure, and cultural considerations. The course discusses posttraumatic play and reenactment and explores how children manifest their distress posttrauma. Several kinds of trauma are discussed and case vignettes are presented to illustrate the ways traumatic experiences may manifest in children.

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Children, Adolescents, and College Students With ADHD
2 Hrs
It is more important than ever that mental health professionals are prepared to treat ADHD throughout the lifespan. This intermediate-le...

It is more important than ever that mental health professionals are prepared to treat ADHD throughout the lifespan. This intermediate-level course provides current information to help social workers and mental health professionals recognize, accurately diagnose, and support children, adolescents, and college students with ADHD. Because timely and accurate diagnosis and intervention are critical for maintaining an individual's functioning, it is essential that clinicians stay up to date on the recent advances in assessment and intervention.

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Clinical Neuropsychology: Applications In Practice, 2nd Ed.
2 Hrs
Clinical neuropsychology is a field that combines skills and perspectives from neurobiology, clinical psychology, neuropsychiatry, and b...

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. 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.

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Ethical Issues in Children's Health Care, Updated 1st Edition
2 Hrs
This basic-level course explores the ethical dilemmas arising from healthcare decisions involving children and adolescents. It examines ...

This basic-level course explores the ethical dilemmas arising from healthcare decisions involving children and adolescents. It examines the potentially conflicting interests and wishes of children and their parents and families. An ethical decision making model offers the clinician guidance in framing difficult questions and balancing rights and responsibilities. Confidentiality, sexuality, violence and medications are addressed. This thought-provoking course provides guidance and resources for clinicians in a broad range of settings.

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Clinical Psychopharmacology
2 Hrs
It is essential that clinicians are prepared to discuss psychotropic medications with their clients. Many clinicians have not received a...

It is essential that clinicians are prepared to discuss psychotropic medications with their clients. Many clinicians have not received appropriate training in this area and problems may arise when a clinician fails to refer a client for a medication evaluation or to address concerns clients may have such as worries about side effects. Clinicians with knowledge of psychotropic medications are a great asset to clients. This intermediate-level course provides information pertaining to psychotropic medications, tools to address client concerns and attitudes toward psychotropic medications, and clinical guidance to support client efforts to effectively discuss psychotropic medications with their prescribers.

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Co-Parenting After Separation
4 Hrs
This basic-level course offers an updated evidence base related to key factors in parental separation and divorce that are associated wi...

This basic-level course offers an updated evidence base related to key factors in parental separation and divorce that are associated with positive outcomes for children and families. With an emphasis on the child's best interest, the course walks practitioners through parenting children during and after parents separate based on the child's biopsychosocial and developmental needs. A range of interventions for use with divorcing families and highly-conflicted parents are examined, including family mediation, divorce education, family therapy, bird's nest arrangements, parallel parenting, and co-parenting agreements. Case examples illustrate the key learning points throughout the course.

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Cognitive Therapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
This intermediate-level course provides an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of Cognitive Therapy and a brief history of it...

This intermediate-level course provides an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of Cognitive Therapy and a brief history of its evolution prior to describing specific cognitive techniques that are used both within Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This course for marriage and family therapists, and counselors reviews a foundational understanding of cognitive theory and techniques that can be used either within manualized Cognitive Therapies or to bolster therapeutic skills within other treatment frameworks.

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Counseling Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders, Updated 1st Edition
1 Hrs
Life transitions such as adolescence are key risk periods for substance abuse. Therefore, substance use assessment and intervention are ...

Life transitions such as adolescence are key risk periods for substance abuse. Therefore, substance use assessment and intervention are particularly critical for adolescents. Substance abuse counseling of adolescents is different from that of adults given adolescents" distinctively different developmental stages and environments. In addition, the trends of adolescent substance abuse change according to the geographic region, cultural influences, and availability of substances. Participants will learn about evidence-based screening tools that are recommended for use with adolescents who may be using substances.

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Cultural Dimensions of IPV for Florida Mental Health Professionals
3 Hrs
The course describes the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment for specific STIs, with additional information on working with ...

The course describes the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment for specific STIs, with additional information on working with adolescents and older adults - two groups where STIs are proliferating. Case vignettes illustrate how human service and mental healthcare professionals can aid in STI education and prevention. The course describes the counseling, diagnosis adjustment, and partner notification processes and illuminates issues related to STIs among sex trafficking victims and transgender persons. The course also details the legal and ethical responsibilities of the helping professional.

3 Hrs
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Cultural Factors in Intimate Partner Violence
3 Hrs
Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs all over the world and is noteworthy for being present in all social, economic, ethnic, racial, r...

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 intermediate-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.

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Cultural Humility in Counseling
2 Hrs
The American population is extremely diverse and in the upcoming years diversity in the US will continue to increase. Professionals enga...

The American population is extremely diverse and in the upcoming years diversity in the US will continue to increase. Professionals engaged in counseling must become increasingly self-aware and must understand both how their own unique individual experiences influence their worldviews and values and how the unique individual experiences of their clients influence each client's worldviews and values. This course discusses intersectionality and the ways that various ethnic and racial groups may have a diversity of beliefs, social structures, interactional patterns, and expectations, and how each individual client has various intersecting dimensions of diversity that include socioeconomic class, sexuality, gender identification, and dis/ability.

2 Hrs
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Disaster Mental Health, 2nd Edition
2 Hrs
Disaster mental health (DMH) interventions in the United States have become recognized as a crucial aspect of disaster response. This co...

Disaster mental health (DMH) interventions in the United States have become recognized as a crucial aspect of disaster response. This course provides social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists-who are at the forefront of providing assistance to survivors and the communities in which they live--with information about challenges in DMH and tools needed to respond. Risk and protective factors for a number of populations, as well as the wide array of disaster mental health services are described.

2 Hrs
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Doing the Right Thing: Essential Ethics in Everyday Practice, Revised 1st Ed.
2 Hrs
Marriage and family therapists, and counselors need to be aware of ethical issues and dilemmas in their practice and follow a well-reaso...

Marriage and family therapists, and counselors need to be aware of ethical issues and dilemmas in their practice and follow a well-reasoned process that results in informed and insightful ethical resolutions to contemporary dilemmas. Practitioners must grapple with issues related to client autonomy, confidentiality, informed consent, and scarce resources. This basic-level course is designed to address the ethical challenges encountered by the beginning practitioner as well as by professionals with advanced skills. The overarching theme of this course is that good professional practice requires an awareness of ethical issues that may arise in practice, and demands a reasoned approach toward ethical analysis, decision making, and action.

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Effective Counseling Techniques for Adolescents
6 Hrs
One out of five children and adolescents is diagnosed with a mental health disorder each year in the United States. Early identification...

One out of five children and adolescents is diagnosed with a mental health disorder each year in the United States. Early identification, diagnosis, and intervention for mental health concerns can help alleviate symptoms and assist adolescents to achieve the best possible outcomes. Whether connecting with adolescents comes easily or it is a skill acquired after years of practice, clinicians need to support adolescents through the provision the most effective therapies. This intermediate-level course begins with a review of adolescent development and describes key influences and stressors during adolescence.

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Youth Suicide, Updated 1st Edition
3 Hrs
Suicide and suicidal behaviors affect individuals, families, and communities, and addressing youth suicide has become a public health im...

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.

3 Hrs