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.
3 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.
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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 11, 2018
Expiration Date: November 11, 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.
2 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.
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.
4 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.
Release Date: October 8, 2018
Expiration Date: October 8, 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.
Expiration Date: December 31, 2019
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.
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Expiration Date: January 23, 2021
Counselors will receive 2 NBCC clock hours.
Counselors - Fulfills Ethics requirement in: IN & NE.
MFTs - Fulfills Ethics requirement in IN & NE.
Release Date: June 17, 2016
Human trafficking is a global public health and human rights issue involving the exploitation of 18.7 million people and yielding profits of $150 billion (USD) per year worldwide. In 2014, within the United States, 5,042 cases of human trafficking were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Although organizations from all sectors have emerged to fight against and prevent human trafficking, human service, healthcare, and other helping professionals are in a unique position to prevent, identify, and care for trafficked persons. In fact, one study reported that 88% of trafficked persons interacted with a service provider during their time being trafficked. Despite a high frequency of contact with trafficked individuals, there is a documented lack of education available to service providers on the signs of human trafficking as well as a lack of protocols on how to care for trafficked individuals.
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. The course prepares service providers to become advocates for trafficked persons. Care of these individuals is as unique as the trafficked persons themselves, but research on the needs and common patterns of symptoms makes it possible to outline recommendations for prevention of human trafficking and identification and care of this vulnerable population. Social workers, 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.
Counselors - Course does not qualify for NBCC credit.
Michigan Counselors & MFTs - Fulfills your one-time Human Trafficking requirement.
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.
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.
Release Date: July 25, 2018
Expiration Date: July 25, 2021
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.