Rethinking Narcissism

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based on Rethinking Narcissism (HarperCollins 2015, 256 pp.), which has enjoyed international expert and critical acclaim for its exciting blend of empirical rigor, practical strategies, and compelling narrative style. In it you’ll discover: A new definition of narcissism, which clarifies the connection between healthy and unhealthy narcissism. A novel...
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Caffeine and Health

Caffeine is a rapidly absorbed organic compound that acts as a stimulant in the human body. The average amount of caffeine consumed in the US is approximately 300 mg per person per day - the equivalent to between two and four cups of coffee - with coffee accounting for about three-fourths of the caffeine that is consumed in the American diet. This is considered to be a moderate caffeine intake, which, according to many studies, can promote a variety of health benefits. But some studies clai...
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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. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and de...
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Making Sense of ACEs: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study & Beyond

Description The course will provide an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experience Study including its origins, the method used and the key epidemiologic findings. In addition, it will present some of the criticisms of the methods used. Additional studies supporting the original findings including State Data that used the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) from the CDC will be presented. Several more recent studies that have used ACE survey items in particular populat...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Early Attachment Experience: Impact on Adult Grief and Implications for Treatment

About the Webinar Attachment status is one of a very few factors that has been consistently identified by researchers seeking to understand the underlying causes of complicated vs. normal grief. In this presentation, we will look at this connection from several perspectives, focusing first on what we know about the impact of early relational experience on the development of a secure or insecure orientation to attachment. We will consider the implications of an attachment perspective for wor...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Animal-Assisted Therapy and the Healing Power of Pets

This is the first course in a three part series and includes the story of Deirdre Rand’s journey with her animal companions and the lessons learned from the challenges and rewards of those relationships. Also discussed are temperament, socialization and training; the role of the neurohormone oxytocin in strengthening the human-companion animal bond; the founding of the three major organizations which register volunteer handler/therapy teams, along with the contributions of key historic figur...
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Medical Marijuana

In spite of the fact that nearly half of the states in this country have enacted legislation legalizing marijuana in some fashion, the reality is that neither the intended “medical” benefits of marijuana nor its known (and as yet unknown) adverse effects have been adequately examined using controlled studies. Conclusive literature remains sparse, and opinion remains divided and contentious. This course is intended to present a summary of the current literature on the various medical, legal...
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Codependency: Causes, Consequences and Cures

In this course, the author offers in-depth and in-person strategies for therapists to use in working with clients who present with the characteristic behavior patterns of codependency. Clients are usually unaware of the underlying codependency that is often responsible for the symptoms they’re suffering. Starting with emphasis on the delicate process of building a caring therapeutic relationship with these clients, the author guides readers through the early shame-inducing parenting styles t...
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Lunch with a Luminary: J. William Worden Discusses the Challenges of Grief in the 21st Century

About the Webinar For more than a half century, J. William Worden has been a respected voice in the care of the dying and bereaved. Since receiving his PhD from Harvard University in 1962, he has treated hundreds of bereaved individuals, written extensively, consulted with colleagues, and taught on every inhabited continent of the globe. He is legendary for his four tasks of mourning, published first in his 1982 book Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practit...
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Mindfulness: Creating Awareness, Flexibility and Freedom in the Treatment of Trauma

The painful emotional experiences found in the aftermath of trauma often lead to symptoms of PTSD, depression and anxiety, and other issues related to life functioning, including a variety of behavioral problems ranging from substance abuse to relationship problems. Many of the post-trauma attempts to recover involve regaining control over distressing responses to trauma such as intrusive thoughts, and on-going feelings of sadness and fear. While some attempt to control these experiences can b...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The National Psychologist - September/October 2015

This CE test is based on the content of articles from The National Psychologist, September/October 2015 issue: APA resets ‘moral compass’ at Toronto meeting Face-to-face AA trumps online groups – for now States’ laws determine liability in duty to warn Hoffman Report says ethics standards intentionally loosened Holding sex offenders after prison ruled unconstitutional Circadian factors in mental health Danger: Electronic Records Ahead Correcting vs. altering records
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Using Digital and Social Media in your Work with the Dying and Bereaved

About the Webinar Online resources and digital/social media are changing the way that our society deals with life-threatening illness/impending death, tragedy, memorialization of the dead, and how we express grief. Therefore, it is crucial for professionals who work with the dying and their caregivers as well as the bereaved to be informed about the benefits and potential risks of the use of these types of “thanatechnology”. This webinar will summarize the ways that online resources and...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Bipolar Disorder in Adults

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder can be severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness...
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Trauma and the Mental Health of Global Populations

Traumatic event experiences are a common feature of the human lifecourse; the vast majority of people will experience at least one serious traumatic event during their life. The consequences of these traumatic events range from physical to mental health consequences. The science is increasingly highlighting that the causes of these consequences extend well beyond the traumatic event itself, to include pre-event circumstances, starting in many cases perinatally, to post-event circumstances and ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Identifying and Evaluating Child Abuse

Identifying and Evaluating Child Abuse will help you to: • Perform evaluations in cases of suspected child abuse; • Document injuries appropriately; and • Work with law enforcement and community agencies.
Virtual Lecture Hall

EMTALA: An E.R. Law That Affects All Physicians, 2nd Edition

EMTALA: An E.R. Law That Affects All Physicians, 2nd Edition will help you to: Realize how EMTALA affects your own practice; Understand how to comply with the law; Keep abreast of changes in the rules and regulations that govern enforcement; Become familiar with the penalties for noncompliance with EMTALA; and Meet your ethical and legal responsibilities to provide care.
Virtual Lecture Hall

Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Diverse Populations

Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Diverse Populations Improve your cross-cultural management skills and understand important terms, such as race, ethnicity, and culture;  Meet your ethical obligations to provide open, respectful patient communication,  Reduce the risks and problems of miscommunication;  Recognize patterns of health care disparities and utilize strategies for eliminating factors that influence them;  Deal with cultural issues when recomm...
Virtual Lecture Hall

Current Management of Domestic Violence - Responding to IPV

Current Management of Domestic Violence - Responding to IPV will help you to: Improve your skills by managing up to 17 patient cases; Meet your ethical and legal obligations to screen patients for intimate partner violence (IPV); and appropriately respond to disclosures of abuse; Assess the safety of IPV victims; and Work with your patients to change their violent situation.
Virtual Lecture Hall

Communicating Through Healthcare Interpreters

Communicating Through Healthcare Interpreters will help you to: Understand the legal requirements and clinical importance of working with interpreters; Better manage your communications with patients who do not speak English; Appropriately use interpreters and interpretive services in your practice setting; and Improve your level of cultural competency.
Virtual Lecture Hall

An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine

An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine will help you to: Utilize therapies intended to reduce or relieve distressing symptoms; Communicate better, including using active listening and shared decision-making; Coordinate care with health and spiritual professionals; Manage and support patients and family members experiencing death and bereavement; and Apply important ethical principles to patient care.
Virtual Lecture Hall

A Clinician's Guide to Sexual Assault

A Clinician's Guide to Sexual Assault will help you to: Understand the epidemiology of sexual assault; Anticipate your patients' needs; and Meet legal and forensic requirements in assault cases.
Virtual Lecture Hall

Accident or Injury? Managing Abuse in Younger Children

Accident or Injury? Managing Abuse in Younger Children will help you:  Recognize and evaluate cases of suspected child physical abuse and child sexual abuse;  Document injuries appropriately;  Understand your responsibilities as a mandated reporter;  Recount the investigative processes involved in suspected child abuse cases; and  Collaborate effectively with child protective services (CPS) and law enforcement agencies
Virtual Lecture Hall

Children of Suicide: In Her Wake

About the Webinar Every sixteen minutes someone dies by suicide, and every sixteen minutes a family is left devastated and trying to make sense of it. Although reliable statistics are difficult to come by, a conservative estimate reveals that at least 10,000 to 20,000 children and adolescents in the United States are bereaved by suicide each year. Although bereaved children experience a painful period of acute grief after a parent dies by suicide, most come to terms with the loss. However,...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Grief and Cognition: Exploring the Connections and Implications

About the Webinar This webinar explores the cognitive impact of grief in both children and adults. Grief impacts persons emotionally, socially, physically, cognitively, and spiritually. Most grief theories and literature focuses on the emotional dimensions of grief. This webinar will report on recent research exploring grief and cognition. The presenter will discuss the literature, one quantitative study finding of a positive association between multiple losses and a diagnosis of ADHD in chil...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Apps for Autism

This CE test is based on the book "Apps for Autism" (2015, 436 pages), the ultimate app planner guidebook for parents/professionals addressing autism intervention. There are hundreds of apps for autism, and this course will guide you through them so that you can confidently utilize today’s technology to maximize your child or student’s success. Speech-language pathologist Lois Jean Brady wrote this book to educate parents and professionals about the breakthrough method she calls “iTherap...
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The National Psychologist – July/August 2015

This CE test is based on the following articles published in the July-August 2015 edition of The National Psychologist, a bi-monthly publication intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. Minnesota court decision excludes some from duty to warn protection Building trust most important in client relationship Transitioning to the ICD-10-CM New Jersey conversion therapy ban upheld; Oregon, Illinois pass bills Supervision isn’t easy Ethical consideration...
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Being There: Virtual Presence at the End of Life

About the Webinar "Being there" is what professionals recommend as families face death. In today's world, relatives and friends may be thousands of miles away when a loved one is dying. This presentation examines the ways in which technology can support families in being present for their loved ones and each other at the end of life. It addresses both professional, family, and individual issues in the dying process. The presentation traces a case from initial hospitalization to hospice and fi...
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Improving Cultural Competence in Substance Abuse Treatment

Culture is a primary force in the creation of a person’s identity. Counselors who are culturally competent are better able to understand and respect their clients’ identities and related cultural ways of life. This course proposes strategies to engage clients of diverse racial and ethnic groups (who can have very different life experiences, values, and traditions) in treatment. The major racial and ethnic groups in the United States covered in this course are African Americans, Asian Ameri...
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Audio-Digest Substance Abuse

Audio-Digest Substance Abuse is a compilation of the best Audio-Digest lectures concerning addiction and substance abuse. Some recent titles include: Addiction 101: neurobiology, evaluation, and management, Another intoxicated patient, A critical care approach to reducing the risks of alcohol withdrawal, Substance use and psychiatric comorbidity, Depression and alcohol, Motivational interviewing in addiction, The case for treating addiction as a chronic disease, Medically supervised withdrawa...
Audio-Digest

Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A)

This presentation will provide an overview of "Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents" (ITCT-A). ITCT-A is an evidence-based treatment that was developed to assist clinicians in the evaluation and treatment of adolescents who have experienced multiple forms of psychological trauma, often in the context of negative living conditions such as poverty, deprivation and social discrimination. The core components of ITCT-A include: Assessment driven treatment; attention to complex tr...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Will You Be My 'Friend'? Digital Encounters and Ethics for Healthcare Professionals and Patients

About the Webinar For healthcare professionals, we may be faced with “friend” requests, twitter followers or “likes” that force us into new, uncharted ethical spaces. This webinar will explore the ethical implications of the “friend” request, including confidentiality and privacy (yours and your patients), dual relationships, boundaries, identity questions and conflict of interests. We will explore how social media and digital platforms impact our forming and maintaining of rela...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Yoga and Grief: A Unified View of Diversity

About the Webinar Grief reactions and the ways of dealing with them can be as diverse as the individuals experiencing them. Despite cultural differences, we all grieve and are confronted with the finitude of our own life. Ultimately, we realize the impermanence of all existing things, which is a universal truth. As expressed by Swami Satchidananda: truth is one, paths are many. This workshop presents yogic philosophical concepts and guides participants through practical yoga exercises that ca...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips VII

This course addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 22 archived articles from The National Psychologist and is intended for psychotherapists of all specialties. Topics include: mismatch resolution; malpractice insurance; ethical prohibition; documentation, lawyers and common sense; hot topics in psychological practice; self-care; forensic psychology; ethics with feeling; telepsychology risks; patient access to records; divorce counseling; ethics, psychology and ...
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The Psychopathology and Treatment of PTSD

In this lecture I will discuss PTSD diagnosis and present emotional processing theory to explain why some trauma survivors development chronic PTSD and other do not. I will then discuss the efficacy of CBT programs for PTSD, with an emphasis on PE where I will briefly describe Prolonged Exposure Therapy program and the mechanisms that mediate the benefit from the treatment. Finally, I will discuss disseminating PE into community clinics in the US and other countries. After this webinar you ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The National Psychologist - March/April 2015

This CE test is based on the content of articles from The National Psychologist, March-April 2015 issue: Medicare penalties catch uninformed psychologists off guard Ohio teen’s suicide stirs conversion therapy discussion The ethics of leadership in psychology (Risk Management) Sorting through professional liability insurance for needed coverage PQRS: a quality vaccination for behavioral healthcare ‘Sexual sobriety’ leaves victims untreated (Ethics) Closing a practice: practical, e...
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Achieve Success with PQRS: Mastering the Measures, 2015

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the first step toward pay-for-performance, is part of a broad initiative from the federal government and private insurance companies aimed at advancing health care quality and value over volume. PQRS encourages clinicians to attend to issues such as safety, healthy lifestyles, and improvement of care coordination. Policy experts predict that PQRS will not be limited to Medicare but will be required by most third party payers in the near future. Th...
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Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy articulates a practical, theoretical approach to supervision that integrates salient elements of a number of diverse but complementary theoretical perspectives from the fields of human development, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision to assist in facilitating supervisee growth and change from a constructivist framework. Constructive Clinical Supervision is written in a way that is highly accessible and inviting to supervisor...
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Exploring Living Losses: Offering Support to Those Who Grieve with Non-death Loss Experiences

About the Webinar In this session, we will explore the clinical implications that underscore effective support of individuals whose grief results from significant non-death loss experiences. Topics will include ambiguous loss, non-finite loss, chronic sorrow, and tangible/ intangible losses. Utilizing case studies and examples, we will identify the unique features and specific interventions for individuals who experience these types of losses. Learning Objectives At the end of the pre...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence

People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage people with HIV to seek and maintain medical treat...
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HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues

People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment.
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The ABC's of Bringing Bereavement Camps to Your Community

About the Webinar We all know the challenges of grief and loss! However knowing how to support those who don't adjust through known modalities is a problem. Bereavement camps have proven, for many, to be that special support that allows them to gain assimilation of their loss. This webinar addresses the successful use of grief camps and therapeutic recreation as tools for supporting the bereaved. The history and development of the Barretstown Programme will be briefly shared. Key prepa...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Ask the Expert: Katherine Shear

About the Webinar Welcome to Ask the Expert: Katherine Shear. This webinar will feature M. Katherine Shear, MD, answering your questions about complicated grief. For the past 20 years, since her work led to identifying the condition, Dr. Shear has been the leading researcher in the area of complicated grief and the most effective treatment methods for it. This entire webinar will be based on your questions for Kathy, which she will answer in a case consultation way respecting the confidential...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Understanding Sibling Loss: What Every Counselor Needs to Know

About the Webinar This webinar presents an overview of the salient issues related to sibling loss and its impact on bereaved siblings and their families. The presenters will address techniques for helping bereaved siblings cope and develop skills and strategies for healing — and eventually thriving — after sibling loss. Principles and practices will be explored with a focus on special considerations when working with bereaved siblings, and identifying practical strategies for instilling...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Use of Humor in Therapy

Should therapists and counselors use humor as a therapeutic technique? If so, should they be formally trained in those procedures before their implementation? This course will review the risks and benefits of using humor in therapy and the relevant historical controversies of this proposal. The paucity of rigorous empirical research on the effectiveness of this form of clinical intervention is exceeded only by the absence of any training for those practitioners interested in applying humor tec...
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Caregiver Help: Sex and Dementia

Care providers need to understand that Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases impact the brain in ways that can cause some surprising, challenging and inappropriate behaviors. Some people with dementia may develop a heightened interest in sex – even to the point of aggression; experience a waning or complete loss of interest in sex; become addicted to pornography; lose the ability to understand what kind of behavior is acceptable; have a different perception of place and time and ...
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Communication with Elders

With the increasing number of older people in the United States, it is vital for healthcare professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with elders. Effective, appropriate communication with elders is important for many reasons. For psychotherapists and other mental health professionals, communication is the foundation of service delivery. Communication is required for assessment of the person prior to treatment. Symptoms are, after all, subjective and must be reported by the per...
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Caregiver Help 2: Depression and Grief

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 depression and grief and provides a three-step process that can help develop an attitude of creative indifference toward the people, situations and events that cause emotional stress. It offers suggestions for dealing with preparatory grief, an experience shared by families and professionals as they cope...
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Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules

This course is approved to meet the requirements of a Florida Laws and Rules course as a license renewal requirement for Florida-licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors. It is required every third biennium after initial licensure. Content of this course will include excerpts from the relevant Florida statutes and Administrative Code regulating the practice of social work, marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling, along with...
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Spirituality Unplugged: Assessing and Empowering Clients' Spirituality

About the Webinar This webinar teaches participants ways both to understand a client’s spirituality as well as ways that they can empower clients to effectively utilize their spiritual strengths in coping with illness, loss and grief. The webinar offers a hands-on approach to techniques such as spiritual autobiography, planning and developing rituals, and assisting clients to utilize other spiritual practices. Learning Objectives: 1) Define spirituality and differentiate it from r...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Treating Anxiety in Bereavement: What All Grief Counselors Need to Know

About the Webinar Research suggests that anxiety is the preeminent emotion in acute grief, as well as a primary indicator of complicated mourning. Despite this, many grief counselors fail to appreciate the importance of anxiety and tend to focus relatively more attention on other emotions, such as depression, anger, and guilt. This is unfortunate, since anxiety after a loved one’s loss is often a significant concern and can create many problematic reactions, whether such anxiety is at “...
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