Counseling for Change: An Online Tobacco Cessation Course

This course is designed to provide tools to enhance the skills of healthcare providers when counseling for tobacco use including smoking cessation, exposure to second hand smoke (SHS), and the use of smokeless tobacco. Objectives: Apply skills in counseling patients in tobacco cessation. Explain the use of the stages of change for use in tobacco cessation counseling. State the 5 A's used in counseling. Utilize the brief intervention model when counseling patients to quit.
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development

This course explores contemporary best practice and perspectives on early childhood development. Content includes patterns and sequences of typical development for children from birth to six years. Emphasis is on individual differences, cultural influences, and the impact of developmental delay and disability during infancy, toddlerhood, and the preschool years. Discussion will also include instructional technology (IT) and assistive technology (AT) applications for this population.
VESi

Early Childhood: Program Planning

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate programs for young children from birth through age eight. In this course you will learn what is meant by curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and program planning as these terms apply to early childhood education. We will discuss several historical perspectives and theories on child development and examine best practice for early childhood education. We will also examine key concepts a...
VESi

Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment

This course explores observation and assessment instruments, as well as recommended practices and available resources for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Content includes an emphasis on observing young children and assessing their early childhood learning environments.
VESi

Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on serving the needs of young children and their families. In this course you will learn what is meant by family-centered services as it applies to diverse systems of care, gain an understanding of family diversity, and explore the major stress factors facing families today. We will discuss the theoretical basis for family-centered services, as well as reflect on current research and best practice. Family-Centered Services will also examine...
VESi

Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse

This course is designed to help the learner gain a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in the classroom. It provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing either through their own substance use or as a result of the substance use of persons close to them and provides a basic historical perspective of substance use along with the biological, psychological, and social factors that comprise the disease of addiction. Upon co...
VESi

Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children

Designed to help the learner identify and effectively teach students affected by child abuse and/or neglect, this course covers how to recognize the signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and physical and emotional neglect in students. It also discusses the specific factors that exist in families who abuse or neglect their children. A major emphasis in this course is on helping the participant understand the special learning needs of abused or neglected children and how to meet those ...
VESi

Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior

This course is designed to give the learner a new perspective on student behavior and effective tools to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course provides a developmental framework to help the learner understand what students are trying to communicate through the "language" of their behavior. Topics covered include behavioral techniques and intervention strategies that remediate disruptive behaviors, reduce power struggles while increasing classroom cont...
VESi

Autism & Asperger's Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies

This course describes Autism and Asperger's Disorder, including characteristics of these disorders, associated learning styles, communication weaknesses, and various intervention strategies. The course helps the learner understand why individuals with Autism spectrum disorders behave the way they do, and what you can do to enhance more appropriate behavior. This course also lists resources for educators, related service personnel, and parents who want more help or information on Autism and Asp...
VESi

Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching

This course will help the learner achieve a better understanding of ADD and intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course covers the history of the disorder, accepted methods to assess and identify students with the disorder, and various methods, medications, and strategies that are currently used to treat it. For situations in which services beyond what can be provided in the classroom are required, the referral process for getting...
VESi

Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents

Geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologists, counselors) serving children and youths presenting behavior problems in the school or community, this course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric “social skills”) with an emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior. Since previous knowledge and understanding of traditional behavio...
VESi

Prediabetes: Current Understanding and Available Programs

Attendees will learn the definition and epidemiology of prediabetes as well as current therapeutic approaches. They will also learn about the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) including how to easily refer patients. At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to: 1. Define prediabetes and explain its epidemiology 2. Discuss the current therapeutic approaches to prediabetes based on available science 3. Discuss the recent research in prediabetes 4. Describe the...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Overview of Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an effective evidence-based approach to overcoming the ambivalence that prevents many people from making desired behavioral changes. The technique has been used to help people with diverse problems including health behavior change, compulsive behaviors, and mental health concerns. Addition of MI to a practitioner’s repertoire can help them reframe and better address the challenges of perceived resistance from patients and more successfully provide support an...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Occupational Health: A Primer for Primary Healthcare Providers

Program Description Workers’ health is an integral part of general health and daily life. Any illness or injury can affect an individual’s capacity to work and threaten a loss of economic security and his or her way of life, temporarily or permanently. Delivering occupational health in the context of integrated primary healthcare is essential to maintaining and restoring working capacity. This presentation will outline effective methods for identifying potential occupational hazards...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, and Borrelia Miyamotoi

Over the past several decades, the burden of tick borne illness has increased dramatically in the Northeastern U.S. Each year in Rhode Island, for example, tick bites cause about 1,000 new cases of Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and other potentially serious illnesses – at a cost of several million dollars. This problem was caused in large part by the migration of urbanites to woodland habitats supportive of the complex life-cycle of the black-legged tick – commonly called the “deer tick” ...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a virus that causes severe gastroenteritis, characterized by severe watery diarrhea, often with vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. In babies and young children, it can lead to dehydration. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. Globally, it causes more than a half a million deaths each year in children younger than 5 years of age. Rotavirus was also the leading cause of severe diarrhea in U.S. infants and young children befo...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Breastfeeding in Rhode Island: Victories, Challenges, and Opportunities

This one-hour session is part of the Public Health Grand Rounds Series, a collaboration between the RI Department of Health and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The presentation will begin with a brief review of the history of successful breastfeeding initiatives in the state of RI over the past decade. The talk will then highlight current clinical recommendations and best health care system practices with respect to infant feeding. The session will conclude with upcomin...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Emotions, Aggression and Morality in Children: Bridging Development and Psychopathology

Drawing largely from social information processing and moral domain theories, the chapters demonstrate how early affective experiences and relationships provide a foundation for children's subsequent social cognitive understanding of victimization, harm and moral intentionality. Learning Objectives Describe the theoretical models of how emotional processes influence children’s aggression and moral development. Explain the factors that facilitate, and the factors that hinder, children’...
American Psychological Association

Shy Children, Phobic Adults: Nature and Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder, Second Edition

This book describes the clinical presentation of social anxiety disorder, presents theoretical perspectives on its etiology, and examines the latest empirical data with respect to both pharmacological and behavioral interventions. Includes information from new studies differentiating patterns of distress characteristic of social anxiety disorder vs. social phobia. Learning Objectives Comprehend the psychopathology of social anxiety disorder in children and adults, and how physical cogniti...
American Psychological Association

Grief in Childhood: Fundamentals of Treatment in Clinical Practice

This book presents Integrated Grief Therapy for Children — an evidence-based model for treating bereaved children that draws extensively on cognitive–behavioral, family systems and narrative approaches to therapy. The model shows clinicians how to assess the needs of bereaved children, treat common distressing symptoms (depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and behavioral problems) and address the grief itself while fostering resilience. Learning Objectives Describe risk a...
American Psychological Association

A Social Cognitive Perspective on Coping with Cancer: Theory, Research and Intervention

A Social Cognitive Perspective on Coping with Cancer: Theory, Research and Intervention presents a model of restorative well-being as a framework for reviewing research and for optimizing post-treatment adjustment. The authors depict the interrelations of variables such as personality and affective dispositions, efficacy beliefs, social cognitive variables and environmental supports in the coping process in hopes of informing future interventions and research. The authors demonstrate that whil...
American Psychological Association

Recognizing and Initiating Treatment of Addictions in Mental Health Settings

Addictions are more common in mental health than in addiction treatment settings. This INTRODUCTORY workshop examines the personal, professional, and contextual reasons why these addictions rarely are recognized. Designed to meet the unique training needs of mental health professionals, participants are presented with a broadened conceptualization of addictions that includes substances and behaviors that vary along a continuum of severity. Based on this conceptualization, participants learn an...
American Psychological Association

Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences

This book presents a biopsychosocial perspective on this drug addiction, taking into account the biochemistry of the drug, the predispositions and behavioral patterns of the individual user, and the effects of the drug on the immediate and wider social environments of these drug users. Learning Objectives Describe the sociohistorical and contemporary contexts of methamphetamine use. Explain the pharmacological properties of methamphetamine and their effects on physical and psychological f...
American Psychological Association

Treating Substance Use Disorders With Adaptive Continuing Care

This book provides a comprehensive review of the latest research on both standard approaches to continuing care and newer adaptive models for treating substance use disorders. Learning Objectives Identify reasons for using adaptive continuing care for the treatment of substance use disorders. Describe the outcomes of recent research using adaptive continuing care treatments. Explain limitations to current treatment-as-usual for substance use disorders. Describe the adaptive care algorit...
American Psychological Association

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

In Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Dr. William Richard Miller demonstrates his approach to treating clients with problems involving substance abuse. Drug and alcohol abuse are a common presenting problem in therapy, second only to depression, so it benefits therapists to have an approach ready for this issue. Dr. Miller uses motivational interviewing, a Rogerian technique designed to increase a client's sense that he or she is capable of handling the problems they confront. Learning Objectives Und...
American Psychological Association

Addictive Behaviors: New Readings on Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment

Since the successful predecessor of this volume was first published, a new generation of research has become available on addictive behaviors such as drinking, smoking, and other substance use. The articles in this collection, reprinted from American Psychological Association journals, describe a wide range of biological, psychological, and social approaches to researching and treating addictive Behaviors. Learning Objectives Analyze the role of specific psychological interventions in the ...
American Psychological Association

Substance Abuse and Emotion

There is a recurring debate over the causes of substance abuse that typically divides along two common assumptions: People either abuse drugs and alcohol out of sheer pleasure-seeking drives run amok or to escape or assuage aversive states of comorbid anxiety or depression. Substance Abuse and Emotion goes beyond this dichotomy in its exploration of recent, significant field observations, theory construction and rigorous testing, and laboratory research to advance working models for a new rese...
American Psychological Association

Methamphetamine

This program consists of a research report on methamphetamine use and abuse. It describes the patters of use, prevalence rates, mechanisms of delivery, and forms of treatment associated with the use and abuse of methamphetamine. Learning Objectives Describe the mechanisms of delivery of methamphetamine use, Distinguish the effects of cocaine from methamphetamine, Discuss the treatment options available for methamphetamine abuse
American Psychological Association

Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses

The occurrence of substance use disorders and other mental health issues is quite common. This co-morbidity carries implications for the diagnosis and the treatment of these disorders. This program provides the latest updates on research and treatment in relation to comorbid disorders. Learning Objectives Discuss the risk factors for co-morbidity, Identify the prevalent rates for co-morbidity in relation to a range of different disorders, Discuss diagnostic and treatment challenges in re...
American Psychological Association

Addressing Substance Use in General Practice: Tools for Practitioners

Data on co-occurrence of substance use with other mental health issues suggest that one-third to one-half of patients seeking mental health services have substance use issues or suffer from substance use disorders. Most clinicians receive little or no specific training in identifying and working with these patients. In this workshop participants will learn how to screen for, briefing assess, and intervene with substance users in general practice settings. Participants will be provided with too...
American Psychological Association

Drug Use and HIV Disease

In this program, participants will explore the relationships between mental health, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Topics covered include: a) the effects of mental health and substance abuse disorders on sexual risk taking; b) the ways in which illicit drug use and mental health issues affect engagement and retention in HIV care; and, c) evidence-based approaches to the treatment of people with HIV/AIDS who struggle with co-occurring disorders. Case study vignettes are used to highlight evidenc...
American Psychological Association

Addiction Screening in Psychotherapy

Administering an addiction screening tool at the start of treatment is an important first step in improving identification of addictive disorders. Screening, by itself, has been shown to decrease the behavior. However recommending that psychologists do routine screenings is far from a cure all for overlooked or misdiagnosed addictions. Part of the Online Article CE Series (OACES). Learning Objectives Develop a sense of role adequacy in relation to screening for behavioral and substance ad...
American Psychological Association

Identifying and Treating Your Patients' (Often Unrecognized) Addictions

This workshop will clarify the new DSM-5 addiction category and present the core knowledge about addictions that mental health practitioners need to know. You will learn about substance-related disorders and behavioral addictions such as Internet, sex and exercise addiction and the factors that impede their recognition. You will be introduced to screening tools, subtle early warning signs of addiction that set the stage for early intervention, and methods for treating addictions that can be se...
American Psychological Association

Trauma and Addictions in the Workplace

This workshop is designed to provide each attendee with a working knowledge of trauma and addictions in the workplace e.g. combat trauma, problem gambling and eating disorders. Emphasis will be placed on identifying signs and symptoms. The diagnostic criteria for various trauma categories and appropriate treatment approaches will be discussed. Objectives: Participants will be able to identify various addictions and compulsive behaviors. Participants will be able to identify kinds of traum...
Treatment Solutions

Internet Addiction at Work, And What about Home

What is internet addiction? What are the signs? The work shop will give the audience an idea of what internet addiction is and whom it affects, the cost of this addiction emotionally, and financially. Who monitors the user’s computer? And how does the internet addicted person receive help. Learning objectives: To explain what Internet addiction is. Is it real or not? What is the effect/affect and the warning signs? To show the participants the methods of monitoring internet addiction....
Treatment Solutions

Psychologically Fit for Work

In this course, we discuss how to develop a credible system that will provide wrap-around services to assess, treat, and be pro-active in maintaining psychological fitness. This includes negotiating boundary issues, coping with different systems, and maintaining good communication understand the rules of the various systems. Learning Objectives: Participants will learn how to find and/or develop a credible system that will provide wrap-around services that will assess, treat, and be pro-ac...
Treatment Solutions

Armed and Dysfunctional

Is using peers or other officers the only way an EAP can work in the Law Enforcement Community? A simple problem can become a very serious and dangerous situation very rapidly. The work done by police & Correction officers is so special. Just imagine the difference in an officers going to work angry or upset versus a manager of a super market or library going to work upset. Discuss the unique roadblocks to recovery and specific strategies that work best with this population. Objectives: Be...
Treatment Solutions

Crisis Intervention for Co-Morbid and Complex Populations

This presentation covers, taking a good history, defining crisis, review of 5 axis as they relate to intervention clients and a protocol for suicidal and violent clients. We will also review Duty to report, working with outside agencies such as Police, EMS and Emergency rooms and finally, making an intervention case. Objectives: Individuals will gain a better assessment techniques and interviewing strategies for complex populations Participants will gain better insight into how to plan a...
Treatment Solutions

Philosophy of Integrated Treatment

Session will discuss the special needs and challenges of treating complex clients with co-occurring Mental Health/Substance Abuse disorders. We will explore field tested, real-world, evidence based treatment (EBT) strategies, along with measurable methods for determining the treatment agency's fidelity to the principles of integrated EBT. Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: Recognize the special needs of complex clients Learn about Evidence Based Treatment strategies Gain...
Treatment Solutions

Back to the Basics: Leveraging Our Experience and Resources

Unions and their membership continue to face uphill battles in healthcare funding and benefits, in particular, mental health and substance abuse. As we move into an even more uncertain future, we need to take a closer look at how Unions have traditionally used internal as well as local resources (Critical Debriefing Teams, local Self-Help groups, etc.) and our own ingenuity to cover the gaps. This is only one leg of a three prong strategy to continue to assist members and their families strugg...
Treatment Solutions

Does Pot Kill Brain Cells?

Despite being the most used and abused illegal substance, many educators, clinicians, parents and users aren't aware of the facts about Cannabis. Adolescent and adult Cannabis use is not taken as seriously when compared to the use of alcohol and "hard drugs". This program will provide practitioners with specific facts and best practice clinical strategies that can be immediately employed in their practice regardless of specialty, training or philosophy of treatment. Objective: What you wi...
Treatment Solutions

Challenges in Identifying & Addressing Co-occurring Substance Use & Personality Disorders

There are a multitude of challenges in counseling persons with substance use disorders, not the least of which is the challenge of personality disorders. Oftentimes these terms are thrown around lightly, especially Borderline and Antisocial. As addictions professionals we need to take these disorders seriously as a necessary component of the treatment plan. It is estimated that between 11 and 23% of Americans are affected with personality disorders, and 50 to 60% of those with a SUD also have ...
NAADAC

Healing the Addicted Brain - Cutting Edge Science and Brain Neurochemistry

Findings from decades of NIH research on alcoholism and addiction rarely find their way into clinical addiction treatment programs. Consequently, this session’s purpose is to provide accurate, scientifically excellent information about alcohol and drug addiction treatment which can allow addicts to control cravings and reduce the physical brain injury caused by addiction, in order to inspire hope in the attendee. This session can provide valuable information for the entire court team and tr...
NAADAC

The Ins & Outs of Medication-Assisted Treatment & Recovery for Opioid Dependence

Over the past decade, the treatment of substance use disorders has entered into a new phase in which medications can play a vital role in helping someone recover. This webinar will discuss how new advancements in pharmacotherapy can help support and augment traditional evidence-based treatment practices for opioid dependence. The presenter will discuss the current myths, opinions and biases and the environment of addiction treatment. In addition, she will outline the psychopharmacology of opio...
NAADAC

The Ins & Outs of Medication-Assisted Treatment & Recovery for Alcohol Dependence

Over the past decade, the treatment of substance use disorders has entered into a new phase in which medications can play a vital role in helping someone recover. This webinar will discuss how new advancements in pharmacotherapy can help support and augment traditional evidence-based treatment practices for alcohol dependence. The presenter will discuss the current myths, opinions and biases and the environment of addiction treatment. In addition, she will outline the psychopharmacology of alc...
NAADAC

Understanding Cannabis Use and Related Disorders

Cannabis, also referred to as “marijuana,” “weed,” or “pot,” “reefer” or “grass,” has a long history of use around the world, today in the United States being no exception. With the exception of alcohol, it is currently the nation’s most widely used psychoactive drug among adults and juveniles alike. This webinar will discuss clinically relevant specifics of marijuana use for individuals of various ages and related health concerns. The presenter will also discuss treatmen...
NAADAC

Emerging Drugs - Bath Salts, Herbal Incense and Purple Drank

New drugs of abuse have been appearing on the American streets in increasing numbers over the last several years, and they present an on-going challenge to addiction treatment providers. Until recently, only limited, often inconsistent information was available about these substances. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to three substances (“bath salts”, "herbal incense" and “purple drank”) that are gaining in popularity and availability. Specific issues that will be discu...
NAADAC

What Does Science Say? Reviewing Recovery Research

This free webinar will review what is known about the resolution of severe alcohol and other drug problems from the standpoint of scientific and historical research. The review will include information on the prevalence of recovery as well as the pathways, styles, stages, degrees and durability of recovery. Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to: report the estimated number of adults in remission from substance use disorders in the United ...
NAADAC

Exploring Techniques to Support Long-term Addiction Recovery

Techniques employed during treatment and early stages of recovery are different than those used to support long-term recovery. This webinar outlines the differences between professionally directed, long-term treatment planning and patient-directed long-term recovery planning and the role of addiction professionals in long-term recovery of their clients and families. The presenter will also explore specific post-treatment support skills and techniques used to help guide the individual into lo...
NAADAC

Collaborating with Other Professions, Professionals & Communities

Being an addiction professional requires working in collaboration with other professionals, professions and communities, but this is not always easy. This free webinar outlines how to work within multidisciplinary teams, how to build community networks and how to work with managed care behavioral health organizations. The presenter will also discuss collaboration with and assertive linkage procedures to recovery mutual aid organizations and rapidly expanding recovery community organizations....
NAADAC

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