Tourette Syndrome

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * What is Tourette syndrome? * What are the symptoms? * What is the course of TS? * Can people with TS control their tics? * What causes TS? * What disorders are associated with TS? * How is TS diagnosed? * How is TS treated? * Is TS inherited? * What is the prognosis? * What is the best educational setting for children with TS? * What research is being...
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Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Sleep: A Dynamic Activity * How Much Sleep Do We Need? * What Does Sleep Do For Us? * Dreaming and REM Sleep * Sleep and Circadian Rhythms * Sleep and Disease * Sleep Disorders * The Future
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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors - mental health workers who consult with first responders. Course Syllabus Coping with Trauma After Violence and Disasters What is Trauma? Helping Young Trauma Survivors How Children React to Trauma
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The Career Counselor's Handbook

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Introduction * "So You're a Career Counselor! Just Exactly What Do You Do?" * What Does "Career" Mean? * The Six Objectives of Career Counseling * The 12 Most Important Skills a Career Counselor Uses * The Mystery of Career Choice * Facing the Challenge of Ego: Is It Your Career or Theirs? * The Past: Our History * A History of Ideas and Events in the Jo...
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Boundaries

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * A Day in a Boundaryless Life * What Does a Boundary Look Like? * Boundary Problems * How Boundaries Are Developed * Ten Laws of Boundaries * Common Boundary Myths * Boundaries and Your Family * Boundaries and Your Friends * Boundaries and Your Spouse * Boundaries and Your Children * Boundaries and Work * Boundaries and Your Self * Boundaries and God ...
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Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * History and Development * Administration * Scoring * Introduction to Interpretation * Assessing Protocol Validity * The Standard Clinical Scales * The Content and Content Component, Personality Psychopathology-5 (PSY-5), and Supplementary Scales * Profile Patterns and Codetypes * Strengths and Weaknesses of the MMPI-2 * Clinical Applications of the MMPI...
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Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus * Introduction and Overview * How to Administer the WAIS-IV * How to Score the WAIS-IV * How to Interpret the WAIS-IV: Conceptual and Clinical Foundations * How to Interpret the WAIS-IV: Step-by-Step * Clinical Applications I: A Neuropsychological Approach to Interpretation of the WAIS-IV and the Use of the WAIS-IV in Learning Disability * Assessments * Clin...
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Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide 4th Edition (2010)

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: Ethics and Critical Thinking Trust, Power, and Caring Therapy in the Digital World Competence and the Human Therapist Creating Strategies for Self-Care Creating a Professional Will Codes and Complaints in Context Responding to Ethics, Licensing, or Malpractice Complaints Steps in Ethical Decision Making Beginnings and Endings, Absences and Accessibility ...
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Marriage and Family Counseling - A Christian Perspective

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Marriage as the Foundation for the Family of God * Biblical Goals for Marriage * An Old Testament View of Marriage and the Family * Jesus’ Teachings on Marriage * Marriage and Family in the Early Church * How Did We Learn About Sex? (Or, How Did Sex Get So Complicated?) * Problems in Marriage And How To Solve Them * Family * Practical Principles in Chr...
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Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Neurobiology * Behavioral Inhibition * Social Development * Behavioral Genetics * Assessment * Generalized Anxiety Disorder * Social Phobia * Separation Anxiety Disorder * Panic Disorder * Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder * Posttraumatic Stress Disorder * Specific Phobia * Selective Mutism * Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy * Pharmacotherapy * Comb...
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Treating Difficult Couples: Helping Clients with Coexisting Mental and Relationship Disorders

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Comorbidity of Relationship Distress and Mental and Physical Health Problems * Tailoring Couple Therapy to Individual Differences: A Conceptual Approach * Anxiety Disorders * Depression * Bipolar Disorder * Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders * Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse * Sexual Dysfunction * Physical Aggression * Borderline Personality Disorder *...
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Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

Target Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Introduction * Patterns of Use: From Initiation to Treatment * Substance Use and Birth Outcomes * Culturally Responsive Screening and Assessment * The Impact of Trauma and Prenatal Care * Substance Abuse Among Specific Population Groups * Relational Model Approach * Postpartum Relapse Prevention
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Domestic Violence, Violence in the home

Target Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: What is Domestic Violence? * The History of Domestic Violence * The Psychology of Domestic Violence * Social Aspects of Domestic Violence * Children, Adolescents, and Domestic Violence * Domestic Violence and the Law * What Works to Reduce and Prevent Domestic Violence * Practical Information for Women Who Are Abused and Those Who Want to Help Them Vio...
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Assessment of Children: Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Foundations

Target Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, School Psychologists Course Syllabus: SECTION I. FOUNDATIONS 1. Introduction 2. Basic Statistical and Psychometric Constructs 3. Conducting the Assessment 4. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children SECTION II. INTERVIEW METHODS 5. General Interviewing Techniques 6. Interviewing Children, Parents, Teachers, and Families 7. Other Considerations Related to the Interview SECTION III...
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California Law & Ethics

Target Audience: California Social Workers and Counselors Course Syllabus * Ethics & Boundary Issues * Mandatory Abuse Reporting * HIPAA Overview * Considerations for the Provision of e-Therapy * Boundaries in Mental Health Treatment * Preventing Medical Errors - Best Practices for Mental Health Professionals - Revised 2013 * California Law & Ethics - 2013 edition This course provides and introduction to the ethical and legal requirements of mental health professionals in Califor...
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Ethics & Boundary Issues

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors This course provides information for mental health professionals on Ethics and Boundaries including HIPPAA, reporting laws, confidentiality and informed consent. Course Syllabus * Ethics vs. Law * Confidentiality * Mandated Reporting * HIPAA * Advertising Professional Services * Duty to Protect * Achieving and Maintaining Competence * Cultural Competence * Informed Con...
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Substance Abuse and Dependency

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors This course looks at the assessment and treatment of a variety of drug and alcohol related issues as well as an in-depth look at the behavioral and physiological effects of some of the most commonly abused drugs. Reading of the books, "Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice" and "Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol t...
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Assessment of Children: Cognitive Foundations - 5th Edition

Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors This course covers assessment of children, theories of intelligence, and in-depth information on the major assessment instruments. Purchase of the text, "Assessment of Children: Cognitive Foundations - 5th Edition" is required to complete this course. Course Syllabus * Challenges in Assessing Children: The Process * Challenges in Assessing Children: The Context * Ethical, Legal,...
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The Feeling Good Handbook Revised Edition

Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors The Feeling Good Handbook presents a cognitive behavioral approach to treating depression and anxiety. The text also presents an in-depth examination of medications used to treat anxiety and depression. Extensive examples of therapeutic homework are also provided. Purchase and reading of the book, "The Feeling Good Handbook Revised Edition" is required to complete this course. Cours...
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Schizophrenia Addendum

Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors This course covers the causes, symptoms and treatments of Schizophrenia. Course Syllabus * What is Schizophrenia? * What are the symptoms of Schizophrenia? * When does Schizophrenia start and who gets it? * Substance abuse and Schizophrenia. * How is Schizophrenia treated?
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Evidence Based Guidelines for Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress

Examination of evidence-based practices that are used in the prevention and treatment of PTSD. Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Populations at Risk for Developing PTSD * Acute Stress Reaction and Prevention of PTSD * Assessment of ASD & PTSD * Treatment of ASD & PTSD * PTSD and Co-occurring Disorders * Management of Concurrent PTSD and Substance Use Disorder * Psychotherapy for PTSD * Pharm...
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Yoga, Neurobiology and Trauma

About This Webinar The body is one of the theatres where the memory of trauma is re-enacted. Traditional western psychotherapy has approached the resolution of trauma as something that needs to be understood, worked through and put into the larger perspective of one’s life. In the wake of the emerging knowledge of the neurobiology of trauma, this workshop will present the theoretical underpinnings of how pranayama, asanas and meditation can change core neurobiological, trauma-related defi...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

DSM-5 and Bereavement: Q&A with the Field Trial Presenter

About the Webinar: This unique event offers participants a chance to engage in Q&A with the presenter of ADEC’s webinar recording, DSM-5 Bereavement Changes: Assessing Grief in the Field. In preparation for this Q&A, participants are encouraged to purchase and watch the pre-recorded program. (This new program is specially priced, so that the cost of the the recording plus the Q&A are equivalent to the price of one webinar.) The previously recorded “DSM-5 and Bereavement Changes” we...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Domestic Violence Update

Target Audience: This activity is designed for professionals at all levels and settings in the healthcare industry. Activity Description Domestic or family violence affects everyone, regardless of gender, race, education, profession, or socioeconomic status. Both abusers and victims come from diverse backgrounds. Health care professionals who focus on a single individual are missing the dysfunctional dynamics that sustain all abusive relationships. In the context of domestic violence, prof...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Separation Anxiety in Children & Adolescents

This CE test is based on the book "Separation Anxiety in Children & Adolescents" (2005, 298 pages). The book presents a research-based approach to understanding the challenges of separation anxiety and helping children, adolescents, and their parents build the skills they need to overcome it. The authors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing the entire process of therapy-from intake and assessment through coping skills training, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and relapse preven...
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A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

This CE test is based on the book "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook" (2010, 224 pages). Stress and pain are nearly unavoidable in our daily lives; they are part of the human condition. This stress can often leave us feeling irritable, tense, overwhelmed, and burned-out. The key to maintaining balance is responding to stress not with frustration and self-criticism, but with mindful, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Impossible? Actually, it's easier than it seems. In...
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Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners

This CE test is based on the book "Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners" (2002, 320 pages). A comprehensive state-of-the-art anger management program and a must-have manual for the practitioner. The authors are distinguished researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field of anger management, and their book offers a detailed, research-based and empirically validated "anger episode model." This indispensable resource for human service professionals emphasize...
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Writing it Out: Journaling as an Adjunct to Therapy

This course is a brief monograph on the use of journal writing as an aid to the therapeutic process. While most psychotherapy is conducted through traditional “talking therapy,” having a client express himself through the written word offers another way to let him vent his thoughts and feelings, and to gain information about his internal and external experiences of life. This course includes descriptions of the various uses of journaling as well as detail on seven journal-writing technique...
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Journaling II: Directed Exercises in Journaling

This course is designed for the practitioner who would like to use journal-writing exercises with clients as an adjunct to traditional psychotherapy, and would like some topic ideas to suggest, rather than limiting writing only to the technique of “freewriting.” It is suggested, although not mandatory, that the practitioner has already completed the course #20-13, “Writing It Out: Journaling as an Adjunct to Therapy.” That course lays the basic foundation for understanding the benefits...
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Ethics in Psychotherapy: Practical Tips I

This course addresses a variety of topics in psychotherapy ethics in the form of archived articles from The National Psychologist. Included are ethics articles on psychologist prescription privileges, answering a licensing board complaint, clinical supervision, military proceedings, automation, fee setting, custody recommendations, life coaching, and more.
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How Children Become Violent

This course was written for professionals working in the mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice/criminal justice, and research fields, as well as students studying these fields. The authors’ goal is to make a case for the fact that juvenile and adult violence begins very early in life, and it is both preventable and treatable. The author draws on her 30 years of experience working in and researching violence to demonstrate that society must intervene early in the lives of children li...
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The Challenge of Co-Parenting: Helping Split Couples to Raise Healthy Kids

Parents who have chosen not to remain together as a couple are still responsible for the healthy upbringing of their mutual children. They must face not only the typical challenges of parenting, but also those unique tasks that come from living in separate homes. While therapists and other professionals have long worked with intact couples on parenting skills, they must now also be versed in teaching parents who live in separate homes how to establish healthy “co-parenting” abilities as we...
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Clinical Supervision: Framework for Success

This course will outline best practices in psychotherapy supervision and review the structure of the supervisory relationship. Topics presented will include developmental models of supervision, goals of the supervisory experience, ethics and risk management in the supervision process, and diversity awareness training for the supervisee. The vital and, at times, challenging relationship between supervisor and supervisee will be discussed and compared to the therapy relationship. The important t...
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Spirituality & Adults in Later Life

This online course provides an accessible tool kit for health care providers and therapists to use in attending to the spiritual well being – as well as the physical, social, and emotional needs – of older adults in their care. Included are ready-to-use exercises and techniques for promoting spiritual self-awareness in seniors, as well as vignettes from the author’s own years of experience. The author makes a clear distinction between spirituality and religion, emphasizing the importance...
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Psychological Practice with Girls and Women

This is a test only course based on the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women published by the American Psychological Association in 2007. Although many may believe that women’s issues in psychology were dealt with and resolved in the 1970s and 1980s, the changing and increasingly complex life experiences of girls and women and the intersection of their gender roles with ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, SES, etc. demonstrate compelling evidence and need for profes...
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Record-Keeping Guidelines from the American Psychological Association

This is a test only course based on the Record Keeping Guidelines published by the American Psychological Association in 2007. The 12-page document provides aspirational information regarding the creation, maintenance, sharing, and destruction of records related to psychological services.
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Misdiagnosis & Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children & Adults

This CE test is based on the book "Misdiagnosis & Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children & Adults" (2005, 265 pages). Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger’s. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result. Physicians, psychologists, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pa...
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Ethics in Psychotherapy: Practical Tips II

This online course for psychotherapists of all specialties addresses a variety of ethics topics in the form of 13 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Included are monographs on multiple relationships, self-care, documentation, technology in practice, standards on therapist accessibility, client confidentiality, responding to a subpoena, multicultural competence, ethics of rural practice, current threats to practice privacy, therapist disclosure, and HIPAA “psychotherapy notes....
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Aging: The Unraveling Self

This course examines the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging, offering a definition of aging that allows for more variability than simply the attainment of a specific age, including the essential element of declining vigor. It describes a developing societal crisis in the making, in which 20% of the U.S. population is over the age of 65 and facing challenges that will demand intelligent responses for years to come. Chapters identify factors that can positively alter and exte...
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Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors

Self-defeating behaviors are negative on-going patterns of behaviors involving issues such as smoking, weight, inactive lifestyle, depression, anger, perfectionism, etc. This course is designed to teach concepts to eliminate these negative patterns. The course is educational: first you learn the model, then you apply it to a specific self-defeating behavior. A positive behavioral change is the outcome. Following the course, participants will be able to identify, analyze and replace their self-...
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The Nursing Home Resident: A Holistic Approach

The increase of the older population is imminent and in order to have successful aged persons we need to create the appropriate environment in our long-term care facilities addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions. The goal of this course is to increase awareness about the needs of this population and to understand the place grief and loss have on the lives of older adults and their families. Administrators as well as the rest of the nursing home staff will greatly b...
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Metallic Environmental Contaminants: Behavior & Nutrition

Substances in the environment are related to human health, nutrition, behavior, and cognition. A large body of scientific literature and governmental agencies acknowledge that exposure to environmental contaminants through food and water (dietary intake) or by other means may pose significant human health risks. In this course, major metallic environmental contaminants will be examined using the following outline: Description and Uses; Metal Distribution in the Body; Nutrition-Related Exposure...
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Anxiety: Practical Management Techniques

Nearly every client who walks through a health professional’s door is experiencing some form of anxiety. Even if they are not seeking treatment for a specific anxiety disorder, they are likely experiencing anxiety as a side effect of other clinical issues. For this reason, a solid knowledge of anxiety management skills should be a basic component of every therapist’s repertoire. Clinicians who can teach practical anxiety management techniques have tools that can be used in nearly all clini...
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Treating Bipolar Disorder

This CE test is based on the book "Treating Bipolar Disorder" (2005, 212 pages). This innovative manual presents a powerful approach for helping people manage bipolar illness and protect against the recurrence of manic or depressive episodes. Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy focuses on stabilizing moods by improving medication adherence, building coping skills and relationship satisfaction, and shoring up the regularity of daily rhythms or routines. Each phase of this flexible, evidence...
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Electronic Media and Youth Violence

This course, based on the publication Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on the phenomena of electronic aggression. Electronic aggression is defined as any kind of harassment or bullying that occurs through email, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, blogs, or text messaging. The brief summarizes what is known about young people and elec...
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End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care

End-of-life care is the term used to describe the support and medical care given during the time surrounding death. Such care does not happen just in the moments before breathing finally stops and a heart ceases to beat. An older person is often living, and dying, with one or more chronic illnesses and needs a lot of care for days, weeks, and sometimes even months. Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas—physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues,...
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Clinician’s Guide to Understanding, Evaluating & Treating Obesity

This course is designed to help clinicians enhance their working knowledge of the etiology and treatment of obesity, including assessment skills, diagnostic issues, treatment planning, and current developments in pharmacological and surgical treatments. Case studies will elucidate different aspects of treatment. The information in this course will be especially helpful to clinicians who work with obese individuals and want to provide better psychological care.
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Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors: Management Improvement

This course was originally designed for managers at 3M Corporation. 3M wanted an effective model of behavioral change to eliminate defects—self-defeating behaviors—in their management style. The course is educational. First, participants learn the model, and then apply it to a specific self-defeating behavior. The outcome is a positive behavioral change. Following the course, participants will be able to identify, analyze, and replace counter-productive manager behavior(s) with high perfor...
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A Dissociative Identity Disorder Casebook

This course details the diagnosis, treatment, and case management of Multiple Personality Disorder, more recently known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. In-depth discussions include acknowledgement of the confusion and controversies surrounding this relatively rare disorder, rule-outs and co-morbid conditions to be considered, and the numerous clinical challenges encountered in treating individuals with multiple personalities. All sections are richly illustrated with case examples from the p...
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GLB Issues in Psychotherapy

This is a test only course based on the Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation published by the American Psychological Association in 2009. This 138-page document examines psychotherapy with gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. The APA Task Force conducted a systematic review of the peer-reviewed journal literature on sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) and concluded that efforts to change sexual orientation are unlikely to be successful and involve some risk of harm, ...
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