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

Epilepsy Mortality and Complicated Grief

About the Webinar People with epilepsy are often told they can live well with the disease, that it's one you can live with and not die from. The reality is tens of thousands of people die each year as a result of having epilepsy. Epilepsy-related causes of death include accidents, suicide, and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). An alarming fact is that many of these deaths are of young people in the prime of their lives. While these deaths share some of the characteristics of sudd...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Secrets at the End of Life

About the Webinar The belief that revealing one’s secrets to a trusted confidant is good for the soul and psyche can be found throughout history, from the Confession of Souls to Freud’s pursuit of the pathogenic secret. Most counselors have witnessed how a client’s disclosure of troubling personal information can often be a turning point in therapy, a moment demarcating a shift from shame and vulnerability to relief, authenticity, integration, safety, and pride. Working with people...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Issues in Domestic Violence: Prevention of Domestic Violence

Introduction to the prevention of intimate partner domestic violence. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Prevention Strategies * Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Prevention
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Parkinson's Disease: Hope through Research

An overview of the causes, symptoms and treatments of Parkinson's. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * What is Parkinson's Disease and what causes it? * Genetics * Symptoms * Diagnosis * Prognosis * Drug Treatments * Surgical Treatments * Supportive Therapies * Coping **Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99**
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Headache: Hope through Research

On overview of the causes, symptoms and treatments of headaches. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Diagnosis * Treatment * Primary headache disorders * Secondary headache disorders * Children & headache * Sleep disorders * Coping * Research **Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99**
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Challenges in Using Opioids to Treat Pain in Persons With Substance Use Disorders

This course covers the neurobiology and clinical presentation of pain, the interaction with substance use disorders and the evaluation and treatment of pain for individuals with a history of addiction. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Prevalence & Experience of Pain * Principles of Assessment and Treatment * Opioid Considerations in Treatment * Clinical Management
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Boundaries in Mental Health Treatment

Overview of the issues related to boundaries & ethics in the treatment of individuals with mental illness. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Defining boundaries * How do violations occur * Multiple or non-sexual dual relationships * Sexual relationships * Consequences to the patient of boundary violations * Prevention of crossings and violations Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses S...
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Ethics in Victim Services

An examination of the ethical standards relating to victim assistance. Syllabus: * Evolution of Ethics * Standards * Response to Crime Victims * Conflicts of Interest * Ethical Dilemmas and Decision Making * Boundary Issues * Confidentiality * Legal Advocacy/Advice **Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99**
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Communication with Victims and Survivors

Introduction to communications with victims for victim service providers. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus * Communications framework * Communication skills * Cultural awareness * Communication barriers * Communicating with children * Resources for victims **Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99**
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Engaging Family Members Into Adolescent Drug Treatment

Overview of the critical role of family members in treating adolescent drug users. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Why family involvement is critical in adolescent recovery * Levels of family engagement * Clinician competencies * Strategies for engaging family members * Cultural factors * Practitioner resources Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99
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Impact of Crime on Victims

Overview of the impact on victims of crime and long-term trauma reaction. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Immediate Victim Reaction * Long-term Trauma Reactions * PTSD * Physical, Spiritual, Emotional, and Financial Impact * Impact on Brain Development * Impact on Developed Brain Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99
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Effects of Alcohol and HIV Infection on the Central Nervous System

Summary of alcohol abuse among HIV infected individuals, the effects of alcohol on the brain and immune system and HIV disease progression. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Prevalence of alcohol use among HIV-infected population * Biological and Immunological Effects * Effect of HIV infection and alcohol abuse on the central nervous system Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only...
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Considerations for the Provision of e-Therapy

Overview of providing mental health services via electronic means including delivery of e-therapy, uses, benefits and challenges. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Cultural & Linguistic Competence * Legal and Administrative Issues Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99
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Issues in Domestic Violence: Legal and Ethical Issues

Overview of risks, disclosure of domestic abuse, legal resources and ethical obligations. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Scope * Reporting abuse * Arrest policies * Advocacy * Navigating the system * Confidentiality * Safety Plan Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99
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The Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulation and the HIPAA Privacy Rule

Overview of the HIPAA Privacy Rule as it relates to substance abuse programs. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Applicability * Protected Information * Patient Notice & Rights * Security Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99
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APA Ethics Code 2002

Study and demonstrate familiarity with the APA Ethics Code. Target audience: Psychologists Syllabus: * Principles * Resolution * Competence * Relations * Confidentiality * Public Statements * Record Keeping * Education * Research * Assessment * Therapy
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Tobacco use and mental illness

Overview of contributing factors to the increased use of tobacco amongst individuals with mental illness. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Tobacco use & mental illness * Assessment & intervention * Smoking cessation * Relapse prevention Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99
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The Treatment of Depression in Older Adults - EBP

Evidence based practice providing practitioners with strategies for providing care to seniors with depression. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Screening for depression * Assessment and diagnosis * Treatment and care
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Depression and Older Adults: Key Issues

Overview of risk factors, trends and definitions of depression in older adults. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Assess risk factors * Summarize of implementation of evidence-based practices
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Issues in Domestic Violence: Working With Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus * Characteristics of Perpetrators * Causal Theories and Perpetration * Assessment of Perpetrators * Treatment/Intervention Approaches
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Issues in Domestic Violence: Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus * Goals of the Transtheoretical Model * Motivational Interviewing Strategies * Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence * Working with Victims of Domestic Violence
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Topics in Human Sexuality: Sexual Orientation

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus * Defining Sexual Orientation * Development of Sexual Orientation * Prejudice, Discrimination, Scope and Impact * Homosexuality as a Mental Disorder: An Important Shift * The Coming Out Process * Tips for Working With Gay and Lesbian Clients
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Issues in Domestic Violence: Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus * Definitions, Prevalence and Incidence of Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse * Comparing Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse to Abuse by a Non-intimate Partner * Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse Compared with General Domestic Violence * Health Impact of Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse * Understanding the Dynamics of Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse * Interventions for Victims ...
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Drug Abuse among Hispanics: Evidence-Based Practice

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus * The Prevalence of Drug Use among Hispanics * Effects of Drugs of Use on the Brain and on Adolescent Brain Development * Drug Use Preventive Interventions for Adolescents * Treatment of Hispanics with Drug Abuse Problems * What are some of the current gaps in drug research?
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Issues in Domestic Violence: Special Populations

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus * Domestic Violence in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (GBLT) Relationships * Domestic Violence and Older Adults
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Issues in Domestic Violence: The Effects

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus * Common Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence * Effects on Victims * Depressive Disorders * Posttraumatic Stress Disorder * Domestic Violence and Children
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Clients with Substance Use and Eating Disorders

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus * What are Eating Disorders? * How Common are Eating Disorders? * What is the Relationship between Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders? * What is the Relationship Between Eating Disorders and Other Behavioral Health Disorders? * What is the Treatment for Eating Disorders?
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