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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
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.

2 Hrs
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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.

3 Hrs
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Integrative and Comprehensive Trauma Treatment 2nd Edition
7 Hrs
This intermediate-level course summarizes the theories on understanding trauma from psychological, developmental, and neurobiological pe...

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.

7 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 Edition - 2 Hours
2 Hrs
Behavioral health organizations share many of the same vulnerabilities as medical organizations when it comes to patient safety. However...

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).

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Keeping Clients Safe: Error and Safety in Behavioral Health Settings, 2nd Edition - 3 Hours
3 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.

3 Hrs
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Major Depression in Adults: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies, 2nd Edition
3 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. Participants of this course 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.

3 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
2 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 Edition
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
4 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.

4 Hrs
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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...

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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Self Injury in Adults and Adolescents, 2nd Edition
2 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.

2 Hrs
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Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Primer for Helping Professionals
3 Hrs
Because of the prevalence of STIs across populations, human service and mental healthcare professionals in the course of their work are ...

Because of the prevalence of STIs across populations, human service and mental healthcare professionals in the course of their work are likely to encounter many people living with STIs. This basic-level course provides human service and mental health clinicians with information about STIs and a framework for working with clients suspected of having an STI. The course explains the sexual health assessment, the biopsychosocial components of prevention, and ways to sensitively and successfully discuss STIs with clients. 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.

3 Hrs
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Substance Use Disorders: Assessment & Treatment, 1st Ed.
5 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 social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and psychologists and aims to bring clinicians in varied settings up to date with current trends in use and abuse, and current treatment recommendations.

5 Hrs
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Substance Use in Different Populations and Contexts
2 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
3 Hrs
This course examines methods of assessing suicidal danger in adult clients who are seeking mental health care. Varied approaches to inte...

This course examines methods of assessing suicidal danger in adult clients who are seeking mental health care. Varied approaches to intervention are discussed in detail, including safety planning and the use of crisis cards. The course provides practical examples of intervention implementation through the use of sample interviews, case scenarios, and outlines of the different brief, empirically supported interventions. References and resources for those interested in pursuing further education on this topic are provided at the end of the course.

3 Hrs
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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 Edition
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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The Scope of Substance Abuse Problems in the U.S.: Trends, Neurobiology and Theories
2 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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Treating Mental Health Needs of Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence, 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.

4 Hrs
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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 with Older Adults, Revised Updated 1st Edition
3 Hrs
The number of older adults (age 65 and older) living in the United States is growing rapidly. In coming years, healthcare professionals ...

The number of older adults (age 65 and older) living in the United States is growing rapidly. In coming years, healthcare professionals will face this aging of the 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. This basic-level course is written for healthcare professionals, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists who work with older adults.

3 Hrs
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ADHD: Etiology and Treatment
2 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.

2 Hrs
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Chronic Illness and Depression
3 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.

3 Hrs
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Attachment Security: Developmental Effects and Effective Intervention
4 Hrs
This intermediate-level course begins by reviewing early research and the identification of attachment styles. The basic components of a...

This intermediate-level course begins by reviewing early research and the identification of attachment styles. The basic components of attachment theory are explained while also noting potential racial and cultural biases in the theory and research literature. The effects of insecure attachments and parenting style across developmental domains are discussed. Case studies provide opportunities for clinical application of attachment theory, including how a parent's own attachment security can influence that of their children and family system. This course provides information on the effects of attachment types on relationships, communication, the development of mental health related concerns, and personality disorders.

4 Hrs
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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.

3 Hrs
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Binge Eating Disorder: Clinical Implications and Considerations, Updated 1st Edition
3 Hrs
This basic-level course is designed for healthcare professionals in various clinical practice settings including psychologists, social w...

This basic-level course is designed for healthcare professionals in various clinical practice settings including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health 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, Treatment Strategies, Updated 1st Ed.
3 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 Edition
4 Hrs
This basic-level course provides an overview of current bullying research, including its prevalence and impact in schools and work place...

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. You will learn 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 (humiliation, ostracism, and peer rejection). Types of bullying that are specific to the work place such as threatening a victim's job security are area presented. To help learners understand why bullying occurs, theoretical models such as attribution theory, dominance theory, and ecological theory are discussed.

4 Hrs
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Child Witnesses to IPV: For Florida Behavioral Health Professionals, 2nd Edition
4 Hrs
Recent studies on intrafamilial violence indicate that a significant percentage of American children are exposed to intimate partner vio...

Recent studies on intrafamilial violence indicate that a significant percentage of American children are exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) and family violence, and as a result, experience negative outcomes well into adulthood and are in need of mental health services. Helping professionals are likely to encounter clients who have experienced IPV and children who have been exposed to family violence. 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.

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Childhood Trauma: Types, Effects, and Treatments, 2nd Edition
4 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 social workers and mental health professionals are prepared to treat ADHD throughout the lifespan. T...

It is more important than ever that social workers and 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. The course pays special attention to the stages of development, assessments and other resources, and the clinician's role based upon a client's developmental stage. 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, as much has changed in the past several years with respect to conceptualizing and intervening with ADHD. Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate the key learning points.

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Clinical Neuropsychology: Applications In Practice, 2nd Edition
3 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
3 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

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Clinical Psychopharmacology
3 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
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. Common problems and appropriate resolutions are described, along with special considerations such as family violence, parental alienation, same sex couples, and relocation. The course focuses on the importance of non-adversarial conflict resolution and continued involvement of both parents in children's lives within a cooperative co-parenting relationship. 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 social workers, and psychologists 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
2 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' 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 Intimate Partner Violence: Florida Mental Health Professionals
3 Hrs
This basic-level course is intended to help Florida mental health professionals better understand the influence of cultural factors on I...

This basic-level course is intended to help Florida mental health 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 will describe 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 provides information on the impact of cultural stereotypes, practices that improve cultural responsiveness, and practices at the mezzo and macro levels of community engagement.

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Cultural Factors in Intimate Partner Violence
3 Hrs
This course describes common myths and facts about intimate partner violence (IPV) that apply to all cultures and those myths and facts ...

This course describes common myths and facts about intimate partner violence (IPV) that apply to all cultures and those myths and facts that relate to specific cultures, and provides information on the impact of cultural stereotypes on services delivery and barriers to help seeking. 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.

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Cultural Humility in Counseling 1st Ed
3 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.

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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 ba...

Disaster mental health (DMH) interventions in the United States have become recognized as a crucial aspect of disaster response. This basic-level 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 Practice, Revised 1st Ed.
3 Hrs
This course focuses on professional values and identity and the responsibilities of social workers and other professionals in providing ...

This course focuses on professional values and identity and the responsibilities of social workers and other professionals in providing ethically sound care to clients. The course provides information about a practitioner's identification and resolutions of ethical dilemmas, including ethical decision making models, the influence of competing professional values on the decision making process, and required professional competencies. The codes of ethics and professional standards from the professions of social work (NASW, 2017), psychology (APA, 2017), and counseling (ACA, 2014 and AMHCA, 2015) are presented.

3 Hrs
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Youth Suicide, Updated 1st Edition
4 Hrs
Participants will learn about assessment approaches and treatment planning. A decision-making tree and safety planning and documentation...

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. 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.

4 Hrs