Release Date: January 16, 2019
Expiration Date: January 16, 2022
Behavioral health organizations share many of the same vulnerabilities as medical organizations when it comes to patient safety. However, certain sentinel events are more likely to occur in behavioral health organizations. The vast majority of professionals working in the behavioral health field receive no instruction on patient safety which also prevents them from being active participants in creating a culture of safety.
This basic-level course presents such strategies as safety briefings, root cause analysis, speaking-up and full disclosure and describes areas of behavioral health care that are error prone (suicide risk assessment, mandatory reporting, and diagnosis).
Florida - Fulfills your entire Prevention of Medical Errors CE requirement.
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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.
New York Social Workers - This course does NOT meet the NY Social Work Board's criteria for acceptable continuing education.
Release Date: January 2, 2019
Expiration Date: January 2, 2022
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.
Release Date: November 29, 2018
Expiration Date: November 30, 2021
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.
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Expiration Date: November 20, 2021
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.
Florida - Fulfills domestic violence requirement.
Release Date: November 8, 2018
Expiration Date: November 8, 2021
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.
Release Date: October 11, 2018
Expiration Date: October 11, 2021
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.
Release Date: October 8, 2018
Expiration Date: October 8, 2021
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.
Release Date: October 6, 2018
Expiration Date: October 6, 2021
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.
Release Date: September 27, 2018
Expiration date: September 27, 2021
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.