Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior

This course is designed to give the learner a new perspective on student behavior and effective tools to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course provides a developmental framework to help the learner understand what students are trying to communicate through the "language" of their behavior. Topics covered include behavioral techniques and intervention strategies that remediate disruptive behaviors, reduce power struggles while increasing classroom cont...
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Autism & Asperger's Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies

This course describes Autism and Asperger's Disorder, including characteristics of these disorders, associated learning styles, communication weaknesses, and various intervention strategies. The course helps the learner understand why individuals with Autism spectrum disorders behave the way they do, and what you can do to enhance more appropriate behavior. This course also lists resources for educators, related service personnel, and parents who want more help or information on Autism and Asp...
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Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching

This course will help the learner achieve a better understanding of ADD and intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course covers the history of the disorder, accepted methods to assess and identify students with the disorder, and various methods, medications, and strategies that are currently used to treat it. For situations in which services beyond what can be provided in the classroom are required, the referral process for getting...
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Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents

Geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologists, counselors) serving children and youths presenting behavior problems in the school or community, this course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric “social skills”) with an emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior. Since previous knowledge and understanding of traditional behavio...
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Social And Multicultural Foundations

This course is designed to be a foundation for understanding diversity among clients in a pluralistic society. Emphasis will be on integrating awareness, knowledge, and skills related to counseling differences and similarities based on age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliations, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical/mental limitations, social class, etc. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree...
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Introduction To Clinical Assessment And Diagnosis

This course introduces students to models and tools of assessment and diagnosis for the purpose of developing competency in evaluation and treatment planning for professional counseling practice. Students learn about and practice intake assessment techniques, mental status examinations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR®), outcome-based treatment planning, and behavioral analysis. Emphasis is placed on writing clear, accurate, and useful assessments ...
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Legal And Ethical Issues In Counseling

This course covers the legal and ethical responsibilities of the counseling professional. Students learn to interpret and act upon situations appropriately and effectively. Content includes issues such as client rights, confidentiality, duty to warn and protect, dual relationships, supervision and consulting, ethics with special populations, and ethical decision-making models. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certif...
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Life Span And Family Development

This course presents students with theoretical frameworks to foster an understanding of the various dimensions of human development. Emphasis is placed on biological, cognitive, and psychosocial development within the context of gender, family systems, social roles, and culture. Students evaluate clinical situations and assess potential therapeutic interventions in context. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certifica...
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Psychopharmacology

This course examines the history, biochemistry, main effects and side effects of prescription psychotropic medication. The goal of the course is to learn to work with clients who are taking psychotropic medication and monitor them for side effects and contraindications. Ethics and methods of working with medical personnel are included. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an En...
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Internship C

Counseling Internship is a 600-hour clinical experience (900 hours in Utah) required of all MSC students. Depending on the campus, the internship is divided into either 200 or 300 hour sections, each lasting 15 weeks. Those campuses that offer CCMH 597 A, B, and C require students to complete 200 hours for each course (except Utah which requires 300 hours each), while those campuses that offer only CCMH 597 A and B require the student to complete 300 hours for each course. Please check with yo...
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Internship B

Counseling Internship is a 600-hour clinical experience (900 hours in Utah) required of all MSC students. Depending on the campus, the internship is divided into either 200 or 300 hour sections, each lasting 15 weeks. Those campuses that offer CCMH 597 A, B, and C require students to complete 200 hours for each course (except Utah which requires 300 hours each), while those campuses that offer only CCMH 597 A and B require the student to complete 300 hours for each course. Please check with yo...
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Supervision/management In Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This course is an overview of supervision and management as they relate to the practice of counseling. Models of supervision and counselor development, supervision and management processes, assessment and evaluation issues, and ethical and legal aspects of supervision are emphasized. Students explore their skills in management, supervision, and consultation, particularly as they relate to recent changes in the mental health care delivery system. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This cou...
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Seminar Clinical Mental Health

This course integrates mental health foundations with historical, philosophical and contextual dimensions of clinical mental health counseling practice, and reviews the trends in both the knowledge and skills necessary to practice clinical mental health counseling. Additionally, this course explores current national and local issues relevant to the practice of mental health counseling. Community resources and professional networks are explored as a means of demonstrating the integration of the...
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Biological Basis Of Behavior/physiological Issues

This course examines the biological foundations of human functioning in relationship to cognition, emotions and mental health. It includes an overview of neuro-anatomy, biochemistry, and main effects and side effects of prescription psychotropic medication. The goal of the course is to learn how the underlying biological aspects of human functioning affect processes of adjustment and well-being relevant to client populations. There is special attention given to issues pertaining to those who a...
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Legal, Ethical, And Professional Issues In Counseling

This course covers the legal and ethical responsibilities of the counseling professional. Students learn to interpret and act upon situations appropriately and effectively. Content includes issues such as client rights, confidentiality, duty to warn and protect, dual relationships, supervision and consulting, ethics with special populations, and ethical decision-making models. This graduate-level course is 8 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certif...
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Multi-cultural Issues In Mental Health Counseling

This course is designed to be a foundation for understanding diversity among clients in a pluralistic society. Emphasis will be on integrating awareness, knowledge, and skills related to counseling differences and similarities based on age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliations, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical/mental limitations, social class, etc. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree...
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Personality Theories And Counseling Models

This course enables students to differentiate among the primary theoretical models of personality theory and counseling practice, including psychodynamic, affective, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, interpersonal, multicultural, and systems theory. A focus on evidence-based practices that incorporate cultural diversity issues with population-specific approaches is significant feature of this course. Emphasis is on the importance of students recognizing belief systems that accurately reflect t...
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School Counseling: Administration

Participants examine the roles and responsibilities of administering school counseling programs. The processes of designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating comprehensive school counseling and guidance programs are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the role of the school counselor as a leader and advocate in systemic change. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor. School Counseling and Guidance Programs Assessment Examine the need for...
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School Counseling: Delivery Of Services

Aligned with the national school counseling model, the primary focus of this course is on guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system supports that advocate for every student’s academic, career, personal, and social success. Delivery components of effective K-12 school counseling programs are examined. Participants analyze current strategies, interventions, and trends to promote constructive partnerships and student wellness. This graduate-level course is 6 w...
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School Counseling: Foundations

Participants examine the history, services, settings, roles, and competencies of counselors in K-12 schools in the United States. Laws and ethical standards related to school counseling are explored. In addition, participants also examine important trends that continue to influence school counseling programs. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor. Foundations of School Counseling Review the historical development of counseling and guidance s...
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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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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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Counseling in Stuttering Treatment

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify basic principles of counseling. After this course, participants will be able to describe aspects of the skilled helper model of counseling. After this course, participants will be able to describe counseling approaches to utilize in stuttering intervention. Course Abstract As defined by ASHA, our scope of practice includes counseling people with communication disorders and their families. However, many spe...
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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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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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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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ACA Code of Ethics 2005

An overview of the ACA Code of Ethics. **Course Syllabus:** * Counseling Relationship * Confidentiality & Privacy * Professional Responsibility * Relationships with Other Professionals * Evaluation, Assessment & Interpretation * Supervision, Training & Teaching * Research & Publications * Resolving Ethical Issues ***Get Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99***
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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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NBCC Ethics Code 2012 edition

Overview of the NBCC Code of Ethics. Target audience: Counselors Syllabus: * Action to Prevent Harm * Qualified Services * Promote Welfare of Clients * Communications * Trust * Standards & Practices 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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