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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

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...
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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...
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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 ...
Professional Development Resources

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...
Professional Development Resources

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

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health

This course is intended to increase clinicians’ awareness of the many types of errors that can occur within mental health practice, how such errors damage clients, and numerous ways they can be prevented. Its emphasis is on areas within mental health practice that carry the potential for "medical" errors. Examples include improper diagnosis; breaches of privacy and confidentiality; mandatory reporting requirements; managing dangerous clients; boundary violations and sexual misconduct; the in...
Professional Development Resources

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 ...
Professional Development Resources

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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Ethics and Professional Responsibility Bundle

Ethical and professional responsibility issues carry significant legal and licensure ramifications for social workers. This set of courses gives broad and comprehensive coverage of these important and critical issues.
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Bridging the Generation Gaps

Summary: Today’s healthcare workforce is a lively mix of generations. Today’s workforce is retiring later, and we now have five distinct generations working together: veterans; baby boomers; and Generations (Gen) X, Y and Z. People born around the same time develop attitudes and personalities shaped by a common history of cultural events, images and experiences. Generations experience the same national catastrophes and achievements, grow up with the same music and cultural memorabilia, an...
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An Action Plan for Cultural Competence

Summary: The American population continues to grow in its diversity, while shifting in its ethnic makeup. Most recent information indicates that whites comprise 63% of the population and minorities 37%, yet the nursing workforce remains 75% white. The lack of minority representation among healthcare professionals may further limit their access to those who might provide information about the cultural or ethnic groups they represent and can negatively impact patient outcomes. This activity wil...
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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 “...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Grief: The Story of Love After Loss

About the Webinar The death of a loved one is a very common and uniquely challenging life experience — one of the most difficult a person can face. Love is the bedrock of grief and its guiding light as people find pathways through the pain of loss, reshape their relationship with the person who died, and remake their lives. However, for an important subgroup of bereaved people, troubling thoughts and feelings, problematic behaviors or inadequate support occurs and blocks the pathway. The ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

A Brief Intervention to Mitigate Suicide Risk: The Safety Planning Intervention (SPI)

About This Webinar The Safety Planning Intervention (SPI), developed by Barbara Stanley and Gregory Brown, is an brief intervention which takes approximately 20-45 minutes to complete, provides patients with a prioritized and specific set of coping strategies and sources of support that can be used should a suicidal crisis occur. SPI is designed to help individuals lower their imminent risk for suicidal behavior by consulting a pre-determined set of potential coping strategies and a list...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Helping Your Young Client Persevere in the Face of Learning Differences

Clinicians and teachers working with students struggling at grade level are committed to raising their students’ achievement potential by creating opportunities to learn. In order to accomplish this, they need to learn new techniques that can help encourage discouraged students – particularly those who have different ways of learning – by supporting and motivating them without enabling self-defeating habits. This course will provide new strategies and techniques for helping students mini...
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Living a Better Life with Arthritis: Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors

Every day, people unwittingly choose actions and attitudes that contribute to pain or lead to other less-than-desirable consequences for their health, relationships or ability to function. These actions and attitudes are what are called self-defeating behaviors (SDBs) and they keep us from living life to the fullest—if we let them. This course is a self-instructional module that “walks” readers through the process of replacing their self-defeating arthritis pain issues with healthy, posi...
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Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

What is aging? Can we live long and live well—and are they the same thing? Is aging in our genes? How does our metabolism relate to aging? Can your immune system still defend you as you age? Since the National Institute on Aging was established in 1974, scientists asking just such questions have learned a great deal about the processes associated with the biology of aging. Technology today supports research that years ago would have seemed possible only in a science fiction novel. This cours...
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Alzheimer's Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute Hospitalization

This course is presented in two parts. Part 1 offers strategies for managing the everyday challenges of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, a difficult task that can quickly become overwhelming. Research has shown that caregivers themselves often are at increased risk for depression and illness. Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. Many caregivers have found it helpful to use the strategies described in ...
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Economic Distress and Clinical Practice

This is a brief course that defines stress and its physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses and identifies the common indicators of financial stress. It demonstrates a model for performing a financial stress assessment that uses specific tools to identify impact, severity and components of financial stress. It goes on to illustrate a variety of interventions, including thought construct, self-narrative, meaning, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), disputing dysfunctional belief...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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

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