Caregiver Help Part I: Coping with Anger and Guilt

The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver anger and guilt, and provides a three-step process that helps caregivers develop an attitude of what is described as “creative indifference” toward the people, situations and events that cause them the greatest amount of emotional stress. By gaining insights into how degenerative and progressive dise...
Professional Development Resources

How Temperamental Differences Affect Young Children

Temperament plays a significant role in a child’s development, experience, relationships, and behaviors. Children often need supportive intervention to allow them to function in healthy ways and reach their potential. This video course will include a discussion of normal early childhood development and the range of normal functioning as it is impacted by temperament. The purpose of this course is to help participants understand the role that temperament plays in the trajectory of normal chil...
Professional Development Resources

Autism Movement Therapy

Autism Movement Therapy® is an emerging therapy that combines movement and music with positive behavior support strategies to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in meeting and achieving their speech and language, social and academic goals. Its purpose is to connect left and right hemisphere brain functioning by combining patterning, visual movement calculation, audile receptive processing, rhythm and sequencing into a “whole brain” cognitive thinking approach that can ...
Professional Development Resources

PTSD as a Shame Disorder

About This Webinar Posttraumatic stress disorder was initially classified as an anxiety disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-III, 1980; DSM-IV, 1994). This formulation led to a fruitful investigation of the neurobiology of fear. Pathological derangements of the normal, innate fear-signaling system have been demonstrated in PTSD, and effective treatments have been developed aimed at reducing symptoms of pathologic ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Responding to Trauma: Intervening Early with Children and Families

About This Webinar This webinar will describe the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), an evidence-based early intervention for children ages 7-18 years of age that was developed at the Yale Child Study Center for implementation in the days/weeks following a potentially traumatic event. A family strengthening model, CFTSI has been proven to be effective in reducing early post-traumatic stress symptoms; decreasing the likelihood of traumatized children developing long-term...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Speaking Metaphorically: Metaphors in Grief Counseling and Therapy

About the Webinar Grieving people commonly use metaphors to describe their experience. Metaphors can reveal deeper meanings and nuances of grief that grievers cannot otherwise express. It is important for would-be helpers to pay attention to the particular metaphors a grieving person chooses. Metaphors can provide valuable information for both assessment and intervention. In this webinar, a model for using metaphors will be presented. Special attention will be paid to how metaphors not only...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Ask the Expert: Bob Neimeyer

About the Webinar This webinar, the first of its kind, will feature Robert Neimeyer answering your questions on death, dying, bereavement, and counseling, models of grief, contemporary research and clinical practice methods. The entire webinar will be based on your questions for Bob, which he will answer in a case consultation way respecting the confidentiality of your clients. You will have the opportunity to present your cases to Bob in a five-minute presentation, or to simply ask questio...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Suicide Risk Assessment When Bereavement is the Presenting Problem

About the Webinar The presence of suicidal ideation and impulses are always a concern for clinicians, yet such feelings are not uncommon in bereaved individuals. Therefore, assessing the risk of suicide, and deciding on an appropriate clinical response to a bereaved person expressing such thoughts, presents a unique challenge for grief therapists. This presentation will identify some of the common patterns of suicidality after loss. It will also provide guidelines for assessing risk and res...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Psychology of Death and Dying in Later Life: Promoting a Good Death

About the Webinar This webinar examines specific environmental and social matters that influence expectations regarding aging, the prospects of mortality, dying, and a good death as we enter the last decades of life. The webinar progresses in three parts. First, we appraise the secular, technological influences on contemporary understanding and experiences of death and dying. Then attention is paid to individual expectations and fears about dying, including empirical data and proposed polic...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Beyond Resilience and PTSD: Flexibility and Heterogeneity Following Potential Trauma

About This Webinar Highly aversive or potentially traumatic events (PTEs) are more common than is usually assumed. Indeed, most people are exposed to multiple PTEs during the course of their lives. Until recently, however, responses to such events have been understood using either psychopathological categories, such as PTSD, or measures of central tendency (e.g., average differences). I demonstrate that although both approaches have been useful, neither approach captures the true heterogene...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Screening and Assessment (TAP 11, Chapter 4): Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: Opportunities for Coordination (TAP 11)

Screening and Assessment (TAP 11, Chapter 4): Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: Opportunities for Coordination provides information about the purpose of assessment, as well as screening and assessment processes, methods, and instruments. Course materials are from Chapter 4, found on pages 61 to 85 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.
AddictionCounselorCE

Physical Detoxification Services for Withdrawal From Specific Substances (TIP 45, Chapter 4): Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 45)

Physical Detoxification Services for Withdrawal From Specific Substances (TIP 45, Chapter 4): Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment highlights specific treatment regimens for multiple classifications of substance abuse, which include physical detoxification for withdrawal from alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines and other sedative hypnotics, stimulants, inhalants/solvents, nicotine, marijuana and other drugs containing THC, anabolic steroids, and an integrated approach for management of p...
AddictionCounselorCE

Drug Testing as a Tool (TIP 43, Chapter 9): Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs

Drug Testing as a Tool (TIP 43, Chapter 9): Medicated-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs describes the benefits and limitations of drug tests. Most often opioid treatment programs (OTPs) use urine testing by immunoassay or thin-layer chromatography; because these methods are the least costly and best validated by all options, but the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has indicated that oral-fluid testing may be an alternate approach in OTPs. The chapter exp...
AddictionCounselorCE

Services in Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs (TIP 47, Chapter 4) : Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment describes the core services a program should provide and enhanced services that often are delivered on site or through established links with community-based providers. Enhanced services include adult education, transportation, adjunctive therapies, and parenting classes. Course materials are from Chapter 4. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from: http://store.samhsa.gov/produc...
AddictionCounselorCE

Clinical Vignettes Demonstrating How to Apply the Information (TIP 50, Part 1- Chapter 2): From Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 50)

Research consistently shows a high prevalence of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts among persons with substance abuse problems who are in treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 50, Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment is designed to assist in working with adult clients who may be suicidal. Clinical Vignettes Demonstrating How to Apply the Information presents the “how to” of working with clients with suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors. The c...
AddictionCounselorCE

Information You Need to Know (TIP 50, Part 1- Chapter 1): From Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 50)

Research consistently shows a high prevalence of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts among persons with substance abuse problems who are in treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 50, Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment, is designed to assist in working with adult clients who may be suicidal. Information You Need to Know presents the “what” and “why” of working with clients with substance use disorders who have suicidal thoughts and/or beh...
AddictionCounselorCE

Introduction (TIP 48, Part 1 - Chapter 1): From Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery (TIP 48)

The introductory chapter (Chapter 1) of TIP 48, Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery provides the “what” and “why” and “how” of working with clients with depressive symptoms and substance use disorders. It includes information on depressive symptoms and covers topics such as counseling approaches, clinical settings, cultural concerns, the counselor’s role and responsibilities, understanding clients with depressive symptoms, screening and a...
AddictionCounselorCE

Screening and Assessment; and Treatment Engagement, Placement, and Planning (TIP 51; Chapter 4, and Chapter 5): From Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women (TIP 51)

This course is based on Chapters 4 and 5 from Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 51. Screening and Assessment (Chapter 4) covers several areas for which to screen, such as acute safety risk, mental disorders, sexual victimization, trauma, and eating disorders. This chapter also discusses factors that may influence the overall assessment, and reviews screening for substance abuse and dependence in settings other than substan...
AddictionCounselorCE

Introduction and Overview (Section I); and The Older Adult Treatment Population (Section II): From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults--A Group Treatment Approach

I. Introduction and Overview: From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults—A Group Treatment Approach provides background and how-to directions for introducing relapse techniques to older clients. II. The Older Adult Treatment Population: From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults—A Group Treatment Approach provides an overview of the target population for cognitive-behavioral and self-management intervention (CB/SM) for older adults who have substance use diso...
AddictionCounselorCE

Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention: Evidence & Implications: A White Paper

Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention: Evidence and Implications is a White Paper that focuses on the current state of knowledge at the intersection of substance abuse and suicide. The first section focuses on the epidemiology of suicide itself. The second section provides an overview of what we know and do NOT know of the impact of substance abuse, including both drugs and alcohol, on suicide risk. The final section of the document explores suicide prevention within the public health context...
AddictionCounselorCE

Patient Assessment (TIP 54, Chapter 2): Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders

Patient Assessment (TIP 54, Chapter 2): Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders explains how researchers and clinicians agree that because chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) is a multifaceted condition, assessment must include more than measures of pain intensity. This chapter describes many facets of the assessment process, while evaluating the risk of developing problematic opioid use. Course materials are from Chapter 2 and can be accessed either 1) on...
AddictionCounselorCE

Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter Medications (TIP 26, Chapter 3): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26)

Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter Medications (TIP 26, Chapter 3): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults presents treatment providers with much-needed information about a population that is underdiagnosed and underserved. Substance abuse often goes undetected among adults over 60. This course addresses the evolution of psychoactive prescribing, patterns of use, risk factors for misuse and abuse of psychoactive drugs, adverse effects, and interactions with othe...
AddictionCounselorCE

Alcohol (TIP 26, Chapter 2): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26)

Alcohol (TIP 26, Chapter 2): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults presents treatment providers with much-needed information about a population that is underdiagnosed and underserved. This course addresses the classification of drinking problems among older adults, their drinking patterns, alcohol abuse risk factors, and use of other substances. Course materials are from Chapter 2. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.sa...
AddictionCounselorCE

Identification, Screening, and Assessment (TIP 26, Chapter 4): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26)

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26, Chapter 4) presents treatment providers with much-needed information about a population that is underdiagnosed and underserved. Substance abuse often goes undetected among adults over 60. This course covers Identification, Screening, and Assessment, and addresses screening older adults for alcohol and prescription drug abuse, communicating screening results, assessment of needs, and moving the older adult into treatment. Course materials are from...
AddictionCounselorCE

Screening for Viral Hepatitis (TIP 53, Chapter 2): Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders (TIP 53)

Screening for Viral Hepatitis (TIP 53, Chapter 2): Addressing viral hepatitis in people with substance use disorders (TIP 53) examines the treatment program’s role in the screening process for hepatitis A, B, and C which involves testing a small sample of blood for antigens and antibodies. It also describes the counseling practices that educate, support, and motivate clients undergoing the screening process. Course materials are from Chapter 2. Course materials can be accessed either 1) o...
AddictionCounselorCE

Phases of Treatment (TIP 43, Chapter 7): Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs (TIP 43)

Phases of Treatment (TIP 43, Chapter 7): Medicated-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs (TIP 43) The model described in this chapter comprises either five or six patient-centered phases for planning and providing MAT services and evaluating treatment outcomes in an opioid treatment program (OTP), including the (1) acute, (2) rehabilitative, (3) supportive-care, (4) medical maintenance), (5) tapering (optional), and (6) continuing-care phases. Course materials...
AddictionCounselorCE

Developmental Effects of Alcohol

Data on alcohol use, abuse, and dependence show clear age-related patterns. Moreover, many of the effects that alcohol use has on the drinker, in both the short and long term, depend on the developmental timing of alcohol use or exposure. Many developmental connections have been observed in the risk and protective factors that predict the likelihood of problem alcohol use in young people. This course is based on four public-access journal articles published by the National Institute on Alcohol...
Professional Development Resources

Improving Communication with Your Young Clients

Healthy professional and personal relationships rely heavily on effective communication techniques and respectful conversational skills. Clinicians and other professionals who work with children and their families can benefit from adding to their repertoire by learning communication techniques that improve the quality of these relationships. The correct use of language can increase your young clients’ self-esteem, motivate children to learn, engage their willing cooperation, defuse power str...
Professional Development Resources

Anti-Social Youth & Conduct Disorders

This course zeros in on the youngster who may damage property, defy authority, steal, lie, torment peers, manipulate and hurt others, disrupt classrooms, make threats, and break laws and rules. In the extreme, some of these youth may even engage in fire setting, sexual assault, or school violence. Anti-social youth and conduct disorders are among the hardest-to-manage youngsters. The conventional methods that work with other youngsters usually fail with this population. For this reason, many y...
Professional Development Resources

When Your Young Client is Defiant

Children with difficult temperaments and those with developmental delays may have learned to express their dissatisfaction with challenging and defiant behavior like whining, anger, temper tantrums or bad language. They sometimes engage in negative behavior or “misbehave” because they do not have the necessary skills – communicative or otherwise – to make their needs known. This can be a cause of major frustration for parents who may respond angrily in kind. It can be equally frustrati...
Professional Development Resources

Helping Children Learn to Listen

Parents, teachers, and other adults often complain that their children do not listen to them. In fact, failure to listen is a common occurrence among all children, at least some of the time. When it becomes a chronic condition, that is, when a child rarely or never listens to adults, it becomes clinically worrisome because the safety and well-being of the child can be at risk. The failure to develop good listening skills is also a threat to a child’s learning processes. It is difficult to co...
Professional Development Resources

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

This introductory course, from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), describes the symptoms and treatments for bipolar disorder (BPD) in children and adolescents. All parents can relate to the many changes their children go through as they grow up. But sometimes it’s hard to tell if a child is just going through a “phase,” or showing signs of something more serious. In the last decade, the number of children receiving the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, sometimes, called manic-d...
Professional Development Resources

Depression

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Medications, psychotherapies, and other methods can effectively trea...
Professional Development Resources

Autism Movement Therapy

Autism Movement Therapy® is an emerging therapy that combines movement and music with positive behavior support strategies to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in meeting and achieving their speech and language, social and academic goals. Its purpose is to connect left and right hemisphere brain functioning by combining patterning, visual movement calculation, audile receptive processing, rhythm and sequencing into a “whole brain” cognitive thinking approach that can ...
Professional Development Resources

Bullying Prevention: Raising Strong Kids by Responding to Hurtful & Harmful Behavior

This video course starts with a thoughtful definition of “bullying” and goes on to illustrate the functional roles of the three participant groups: the targeted individuals, the bullies, and the bystanders. The speaker discusses the concepts of resiliency, empathy, and growth/fixed mindsets, and considers the pros and cons of alternative responses to harmful behavior. Included also are an examination of the utility of zero tolerance policies and a variety of adult responses when becoming a...
Professional Development Resources

Building Resilience in your Young Client

It has long been observed that there are certain children who experience better outcomes than others who are subjected to similar adversities, and a significant amount of literature has been devoted to the question of why this disparity exists. Research has largely focused on what has been termed “resilience.” Health professionals are treating an increasing number of children who have difficulty coping with 21st century everyday life. Issues that are hard to deal with include excessive pre...
Professional Development Resources

Psychological Consultation in Child Protection

This intermediate workshop for child and family clinicians provides an introduction to consulting with local child protective service agencies, attorneys for parents and children, and the courts regarding clients in the child welfare system. Participants will learn to differentiate the relevant issues early in a family's involvement in the system from those at the end, when the court must decide whether or not to terminate parental rights. The forensic and ethical implications of this work wil...
American Psychological Association

The Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children

Significant progress has been made in assessing children with autism spectrum disorders. It is the case that a consensus model for assessment and diagnosis has not been reached. This advanced workshop will summarize the state of the science of autism assessment beginning with a historical overview of etiology, definition, and discussion of uses and limitations of standardized autism assessment scales and tools; discuss developmental considerations; and emphasize the importance of integrating d...
American Psychological Association

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Bipolar disorder is a controversial and high-stakes diagnosis in children and adolescents. This INTERMEDIATE workshop discusses key issues, including: how bipolar disorder appears differently in children versus adults, how often it occurs in youths in different settings, what issues make an accurate diagnosis especially challenging, how to use specialized self-report and parent-report measures to diagnose it more accurately, and how to use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to treat...
American Psychological Association

Intervening in Children's Lives: An Ecological, Family-Centered Approach to Mental Health Care

Intervening in Children's Lives: An Ecological, Family-Centered Approach to Mental Health Care
American Psychological Association

Violence Against Women and Children, Volume 1: Mapping the Terrain

In this volume, experts from diverse disciplines describe prevalence rates among various populations; risk factors for perpetration and vulnerability and protective factors for potential victims.
American Psychological Association

Working With Parents of Aggressive Children: A Practitioner's Guide

This book discusses the Responsive Parent Therapy, which is designed for families with aggressive school-age children. This highly readable volume for professionals can help parents whose aggressive school-age children are at risk for becoming violent.
American Psychological Society

Childhood Mental Health Disorders: Evidence Base and Contextual Factors for Psychosocial, Psychopharmacological, and Combined Interventions

Childhood Mental Health Disorders is a comprehensive report, based on a thorough review of the literature, on the current effective use, sequencing, comparative risks/benefits, and integration of psychotropic medications and psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents.
American Psychological Association

Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth: Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment, Second Edition

The physical and mental health consequences of body image problems, eating disorders, and obesity in children and adolescents can be serious and can extend into adulthood. But as the empirical data presented in this second edition of a landmark volume show, these disorders are preventable and treatable. Research in these three areas has exploded since the publication of the first edition of Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth, and in these new pages leading researchers and pract...
American Psychological Association

Obesity in Youth: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Rates of obesity in youth have tripled in the past 20 years. Today it is estimated that over twenty percent of American children and adolescents are overweight. This emerging epidemic has stimulated a great deal of new research into the formative influences and the interpersonal, social and psychological effects of obesity on children. In this thorough and incisive book, editors Leslie Heinberg and J. Kevin Thompson have employed an august group of researchers to describe these trends and to d...
American Psychological Association

A Developmental Understanding for Assessment and Treatment of Violent Individuals

The prodigious rates of violence in our country establish a need for accurate risk assessment, a comprehensive management strategy, and effective treatments for violent individuals. This intermediate workshop provides an in-depth understanding of the developmental issues contributing to violence, the triggers of violence, assessment, case management and treatment of violent or potentially violent individuals. The use of video excerpts, case studies and hands-on use of assessment instruments pr...
American Psychological Association

Empirically Based Play Interventions for Children

This book is a compilation of innovative, well-designed play interventions, presented for the first time in one text.
American Psychological Association

Social Anxiety in Adolescents and Young Adults: Translating Developmental Science Into Practice

This book examines social anxiety in the lives of young people (aged 12 to 25) in the context of dating and romantic relationships, alcohol and drug use, performance anxiety and school refusal and alongside comorbid disorders such as depression.
American Psychological Association

Trauma-Informed Parenting & Custody Examinations

Psychologists working in family court matters often have to assess and manage disputes where issues of psychological trauma are central to the cases. Issues of possible child sexual and/or physical abuse and/or domestic violence arise repeatedly. Issues such as alleged "parental alienation" or "high conflict parenting" are placed before courts with little attention to the evidence-based trauma literature. In this workshop, we will first discuss the evidentiary base for some common trauma myths...
American Psychological Association

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD

About This Webinar Since the wars in the Middle East, there has been unprecedented interest in the role of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in posttrauma adjustment, with many claiming it is the ‘signature’ injury of the war and responsible for massive impairment. This webinar will provide an overview of the controversy surrounding MTBI. It will commence with an outline of evidence of how MTBI and PTSD can intersect, with attention to problems of differential diagnosis. It will then d...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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