Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2018

Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the March/April 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Teletherapy is the Future Norm - Discusses the importance of educating oneself about teletherapy and introduces a vari...
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Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides the information and techniques needed to begin using the human-animal bond successfully to meet individual therapeutic goals. In Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) the human-animal bond is utilized to help meet therapeutic goals and reach individuals who are otherwise difficult to engage in verbal therapies. AAT is considered an emerging therapy at this time, and more research is needed to determine the...
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Selective Mutism: Identification and Treatment

Selective Mutism: Identification and Treatment is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CE) course that discusses the identification and treatment of children who are "selectively mute." It is expected that young children, upon beginning school, will be able to use expressive language to communicate with their teacher and their peers. Negative educational and social outcomes can occur when children lack this essential skill. Children who persistently withhold speech or who fail to spe...
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Stalking: Recognizing and Responding

Stalking is a crime that is far more prevalent than most people realize. Stalking is one of the most pervasive and serious public health issues facing the United States today. The results of one study examining the prevalence of stalking revealed that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men in the United States have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed. This course is...
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Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice

Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides the foundation for achieving cultural competency and diversity in healthcare settings. Cultural competence, responding to diversity and inclusion, are important practices for healthcare professionals. This course will help you to gain an awareness of bias and provide strategies to adjust your clinical mindset and therapeutic approach to adapt to “the other” – people who differ...
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Narcissism & Empathy Deficits

Narcissism & Empathy Deficits is a 2-hour online continuing education course that examines narcissistic personalities and the traits that affect their ability to maintain satisfying personal relationships with others. This course will address key ideas emerging from neuroscience about empathy and empathy deficits, because narcissism is essentially a problem of lack of empathy. Emotional intelligence, heritability, and factors thought to influence the onset of narcissism are also discussed. ...
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Supportive Communication for the Child with Special Needs

Supportive Communication for the Child with Special Needs is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides practical tips for helping parents to communicate with their child who has special needs. Parenting a child with special needs comes with many challenges. Parents are often under pressure, not knowing what to expect or how to react and manage the behaviors their child may present. Children who have supportive and caring parents who understand their needs generally e...
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Therapy Tidbits – January/February 2018

Therapy Tidbits – January/February 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the January/February 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Legalization for Medical Use Means Psychologists Should Study Marijuana - Discusses the variables involved...
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Finding Happiness: Positive Interventions in Therapy

Drawing on the latest research, this course will explore the concept of happiness, from common myths to the overriding factors that directly increase our feelings of contentment. We will start with a discussion on why you, the clinician, need to know about happiness and how this information can help in your work with clients. We will then uncover mistakes we make when trying to attain happiness and look carefully at the actions we take and the beliefs that do not just obfuscate our happiness e...
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Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers in the United States

Health care professionals work in a unique industry and routinely encounter highly personal and often intense situations that put them at risk of experiencing workplace violence. OSHA determined that serious workplace violence incidents were four times more common in health care from 2002 to 2013. It is crucial for all variations of physician practices, from small to large, to consider the impact of workplace violence and implement policies that reduce the risk of incidents occurring within th...
Massachusetts Medical Society

Nutrition and Depression: Advanced Clinical Concepts

Depression is an increasingly common, complex, inflammatory condition that co-occurs with a host of other conditions. This course will examine how we can combat depression through nutrition, starting with an exploration of the etiology of depression –taking a look at the role of neurotransmitters, the HPA axis and cortisol, gene expression (epigenetics), upregulation and downregulation, and the connections between depression and immunity and depression and obesity.We will then turn our atte...
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Therapy Tidbits November/December 2017

Therapy Tidbits - November/December 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the November/December 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: MMPI-3: Revision of MMPI-2 or Marketing Hype? - This author considers the differences between the MMPI-2 ...
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Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the misuse of prescription drugs (including opioids) in the United States. Misuse of prescription drugs means “taking a medication in a manner or dose other than prescribed; taking someone else’s prescription, even if for a legitimate medical complaint such as pain; or taking a medication to feel euphoria” and is a serious public health problem in the United States. When taken as prescribed, medic...
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Leveraging Adversity: Turning Setbacks into Springboards

Leveraging Adversity: Turning Setbacks into Springboards is a 6-hour online continuing education (CE) course that gives clinicians the tools they need to help their clients face adversity from a growth perspective and learn how to use setbacks to spring forward, and ignite growth. While clients can seek the help of a psychotherapist for numerous reasons, one thing that all clients face is adversity. Whether in their own lives, or within the training program itself, adversity and setbacks ar...
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Motivating Children to Learn

Motivating Children to Learn is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides strategies and activities to help children overcome their academic and social challenges. This course describes the various challenges that can sidetrack children in their developmental and educational processes, leaving them with a sense of discouragement and helplessness. Such challenges include learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, behavior disorders, and executive function...
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Aging: Challenges for Clinicians

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides a review of the aging process, illustrating potential challenges and effective solutions. Americans are living longer and there are proportionately more older adults than in previous generations due to the post-World War II baby boom. Many Americans are now living into their eighties and beyond. In healthcare, the volume of older people may soon outnumber the supply of healthcare professionals...
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Therapy Tidbits - September/October 2017

Therapy Tidbits – September/October 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the September/October 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Practical Benefits Debatable for Geropsychology Specialty — Generalist vs specialist? This article examines which option may be a more se...
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Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 8

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 8 is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that addresses a wide variety of ethics and risk management topics, written by experts in the field.
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Building Resilience in your Young Client

Building Resilience in your Young Client is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers a wide variety of resilience interventions that can be used in therapy, school, and home settings. 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...
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Therapy Tidbits - July/August 2017

Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the May/June 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Telebehavioral Health is Psychology’s Future - Promotes key benefits to telebehavioral health and practical considerations that should be made before em...
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Light on the Dark Side of the Street: Living Well in a Stress and Trauma world

What is stressful about your work? What do you find traumatic in your work? Where are the sources of grief in your life? The answers to these questions do not exist in vacuums, of course, but interact with and influence the others. We often have more wisdom about coping than we apply and the barriers to doing what we know helps are worth considering. It is possible to find light and live well on the dark side of the street where stress, trauma and loss are common, but it’s not easy or automa...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism

Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides evidence-based behavioral interventions for the minimally verbal child with autism. The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently seems to be holding steady at one in 68 children (or 1.46 percent). The communication challenges of these children are widely known and require specialized early interventions to overcome them. This course presents evidence-based strategies ...
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Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Based Strategies

Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Based Strategies is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that reviews evidence-based research and offers strategies for screening, assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In 2015, 44,193 people killed themselves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, “Suicide is a serious but preventable public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on ...
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Anxiety in Children

Anxiety in Children is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that focuses on behavioral interventions for children with anxiety disorders. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (2017), it is estimated that 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, but is often not diagnosed. Untreated anxiety can lead to substance abuse, difficulties in school, and depression. Professionals who work with childr...
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the diagnosis, assessment and treatment strategies for OCD. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by intrusive, unwanted, and anxiety-provoking thoughts, images, impulses and rituals that are performed to alleviate the accompanying distress. Because OCD is a heterogeneous disorder with several subtypes, assessing, diagnosing, and treating it can be challenging. Further, th...
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Effects of Digital Media on Children’s Development and Learning

Effects of Digital Media on Children’s Development and Learning is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the research on media use and offers guidance for educators and parents to regulate their children’s use of digital devices. Today’s world is filled with smartphones used by people ignoring their surroundings and even texting while driving, which is criminally dangerous. Are there other dangers that may not be as apparent? Media technology (e.g., smart p...
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Loss in the Lives of LGBTQ+ People

Description: Loss, whether death or non-death related, touches us all. Bereavement research in particular is steadily advancing, giving professionals a growing knowledge base from which to help clients and patients. However, even as we try for increasing inclusivity in research and practice, various groups still receive uneven amounts of attention, and one group particularly impacted by a lack of focus is the LGBTQ+ community. This webinar focuses on losses unique to this community, such a...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2017

COURSE ABSTRACT Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the May/June 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Advocates in Field of Aging Hear Strong Call to Action - Highlights focus points of the ASA conference in March: critical social and politic...
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Nutrition and Addiction: Advanced Clinical Concepts

Nutrition and Addiction: Advanced Clinical Concepts is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines addiction from a nutritional perspective. Drug addiction is an alarming problem in America, and one that is not receiving the treatment it needs. Compounding the problem is that addiction often leads to nutritional deficiencies, which predisposes the addict to a host of related health complications. Treatment recovery programs that also offer nutritional education have been fou...
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Practical Strategies for Helping Grieving Clients Cope with Three of the Big Ones: Worry, Anger and Guilt

Our clients come to us with an array of grief-related issues. In this webinar we examine how worry, anger, and guilt can take over the lives of our clients. First we will identify common worries of people in grief and learn an effective method to help our clients worry in healthy ways. Next, we will examine anger during bereavement and identify common targets, suggestions for coping with anger, and techniques for dealing with anger from others. Following this we will investigate 12 types of gu...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Executive Functioning: Teaching Children Organizational Skills

COURSE ABSTRACT Executive Functioning: Teaching Children Organizational Skills is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that will enumerate and illustrate multiple strategies and tools for helping children overcome executive functioning deficits and improve their self-esteem and organizational abilities. Executive functioning skills represent a key set of mental assets that help connect past experience with present action. They are fundamental to performing activities such ...
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Counseling the Pastor's Kid

Counseling the Pastor’s Kid (PK) is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that will provide clinicians with an understanding of the complex factors that cause stress in PKs, along with recommendations for prevention and treatment. It has been long observed that the ministry is one of the most frustrating and stressful working professions, due largely to the complex dynamics that exist between clergy and their congregations. Among the consequences of these pervasive stressors are h...
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Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2017

Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the March/April 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Drug Tests Add Doubt to Amyloid Theory on Alzheimer’s – Reviews clinical drug trial findings and a new classification system proposed for Alzheimer...
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Continued Bond/Attachment Theories for Perinatal Loss Intervention

Parents who suffer a perinatal loss and embark on a new pregnancy can struggle with attachment to a child that follows due to loyalty issues to the deceased baby. Finding meaning for one’s role as a parent when pregnancy was the only time parents had with their child can be challenging. This presentation merges research and clinical practice to describe an innovative prenatal model of intervention that integrates the continued bond and attachment theories for families at the time of loss an...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that explains why diets fail and provides strategies for what does work. Clinicians continue to recommend diets to their patients, even though diets don’t lead to long-term weight loss. In this course, Dr. Mann will describe the evidence on why diets don’t work in the long term, give the biological reasons why diets fail, explain why willpower is not the problem, and then give strategies for healthy ea...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that summaries proven approaches to screening, assessing and diagnosing ASD in children and young adults. Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend in the number of individuals identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, children and youth with mild to moderate symptoms ...
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“Well, Ain’t This a Fine Howdy-do!” Helping Care-givers Navigate Postmortem Discoveries

No matter how well you know or think you know a spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child, business colleague - after a death grievers can be blind-sided by a postmortem discovery. The crisis may be initiated by a financial discovery, an updated/outdated will, the awareness of another sexual partner, a gambling addiction, or the squandering of financial assets and resources. Some caregivers feel betrayal and mutter, “After I gave up to take care of him/her, this is the thanks I get!!!” Two q...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Living with Life-Threatening Illness

The focus of the webinar is on the experience of a life-threatening illness for an individual, the family, and the support system. The psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of the dying process on both the dying person as well as family and formal caregivers will be explored. The tasks individuals and families face in adapting to life-threatening illness will be discussed; as will the needs and reactions which facilitate or complicate the adaption process. Effective self-care is a cri...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Responding To Community Crisis (LIVE)

About the Webinar Terrorist attacks, school shootings, natural disasters or accidents with numerous casualties have caused many to wonder how they would, or should, respond if a traumatic event occurred in one’s own community. As specialists in the field of death, dying and bereavement you may have felt an increased obligation to be prepared and able to respond. Yet perhaps you wonder “Where should I get some training? “How might I be most helpful?” “Will my organization support m...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Responding To Community Crisis

About the Webinar Terrorist attacks, school shootings, natural disasters or accidents with numerous casualties have caused many to wonder how they would, or should, respond if a traumatic event occurred in one’s own community. As specialists in the field of death, dying and bereavement you may have felt an increased obligation to be prepared and able to respond. Yet perhaps you wonder “Where should I get some training? “How might I be most helpful?” “Will my organization support m...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Clinical Supervision for Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Supervision for Healthcare Professionals is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that will outline best practices in psychotherapy supervision and review the structure of the supervisory relationship. Topics presented include developmental models of supervision, goals of the supervisory experience, ethics and risk management in the supervision process, using technology in supervision, and diversity awareness training for the supervisee. The vital and, at times, challenging...
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The Sanctuary Model: Creating and Sustaining Trauma-Responsive Organizational Cultures

What is the Sanctuary Model? The Sanctuary Model® represents a theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing an organizational culture. The Sanctuary Model is the “toolbox” that holds together all of the evidence-based and practice-based approaches that help individuals, families, organizations, and communities to heal and recover. It acknowledges the current reality that mo...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The Sanctuary Model: Creating and Sustaining Trauma-Responsive Organizational Cultures

What is the Sanctuary Model? The Sanctuary Model® represents a theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing an organizational culture. The Sanctuary Model is the “toolbox” that holds together all of the evidence-based and practice-based approaches that help individuals, families, organizations, and communities to heal and recover. It acknowledges the current reality that mo...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Changing the Face of Bereavement: Caregivers Adaptation After the Death of a Family Member with ADRD

The anticipated increase in incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the U. S. is alarming. According to the Alzheimer’s Association (2015) the number of individuals living with AD is projected to grow to nearly 11-16 million by 2050. Additionally, in 2014, an estimated 15 million family members furnished approximately 17.9 billion hours of care to individuals with AD and other dementias (2015). This webinar examines the experiences of caregivers of family members with deme...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Therapy Tidbits – November/December 2016

Therapy Tidbits – November/December 2016 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the November/December 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: New ACA Rule May be Onerous Burden – or Totally Irrelevant – for Psychologists: Gordon Herz, PhD, a clinical psychologist in Madison, WI...
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Is Evidence-Based Practice Appropriate for Grief Counseling

Evidence-based practice (EBP) was first widely accept- ed and implemented by physicians and then adopted by nursing and other healthcare professions. It has also come into prominence in psychology. Many urge that it should be foundational for grief counseling. This presentation explores the similarities and differences among these disciplines and the appropriate places given to research evidence, clinical expertise, and client needs, values and preferences within them. It invites participa...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Compassion for Ourselves: Rejuvenate Mind, Body, and Spirit;

As professionals, we are experts at supporting clients and patients on their journeys through end of life and grief. We witness the emotional turmoil that ebbs and flows in and around them and we are profoundly transformed by the experience. Along with the many rewards of this intimate, heart-centered work, comes a variety of challenges. Honoring our own need for rejuvenation is an essential component of our well-being. Taking time to nurture and revitalize ourselves is not self-indulgence, it...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

How to Start and Facilitate a Bereavement Support Group

Many people who experience the death of a loved one will state that they feel very isolated and wonder if anyone else is experiencing similar feelings. Sometimes, family and friends aren’t able to provide the support needed. Bringing people together to talk about their loved one and to find a “safe harbor” can ease the burden of grieving alone. It takes a lot of time and energy to get the group started and to keep it going. Recruitment techniques, marketing tips, and other start up issue...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Mindfulness & Grief: Coping Skills for Life After Loss

Facing the reality that a loved one has died is overwhelming, yet bereaved people also have to cope with physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual suffering. Mindfulness-based techniques – including meditation and yoga – can help bereaved clients reduce unpleasant side effects while learning powerful coping skills. During this session she uses case examples and practical instruction to explain how mindfulness can be applied as a grief intervention. From clients in an acute period of gr...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Our Work, Our Selves

As thanatologists, we study, write, teach, and help with the dying and bereavement of other people. But what about our own losses? How have our life experiences with death, dying, and bereavement influenced our work? Have they led us into the field? Have they changed how we do the work? Have they changed how we view our own mortality? These important but rarely discussed issues (even within ADEC) are the focus of this presentation. Four thanatologists describe the role of personal loses in sha...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

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