Adolescent Sleep Needs and Patterns: Research and Resource Guide

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge regarding adolescent sleep patterns, needs, and risks. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. This report presents risks associated with problem sleepiness, and discusses specific sleep-related concerns for teens. The resource guide offers...
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Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C: Early Intervention Services

This course is based upon a bulletin for professionals that provides examples of lessons learned by child welfare administrators and practitioners in accessing early intervention services for children and families identified by the child welfare system. While policies and practices vary from state to state, this bulletin explains the overall importance to child welfare of the Part C Early Intervention Program and offers potential strategies to address barriers. Contact information for state an...
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Addressing the Needs of Women in Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorder Jail Diversion Programs

In the past 15 years, the number of women in the criminal justice system has increased 273 percent. Many of these women have multiple problems, including high rates of mental health and substance abuse problems, child rearing and parenting difficulties, health problems, and histories of violence, sexual abuse and resultant trauma. This publication highlights the Phoenix Project in Wicomico County, Maryland—a jail diversion program that focuses on the specific needs of women with severe menta...
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Addressing Student Problem Behaviors: An IEP Team's Introduction

The material for this course was written by professional IEP Team members in order to introduce and describe the concepts of functional behavioral assessment and behavior intervention plans. A combination of techniques is presented that will assist those involved in IEP work and functional assessment/intervention plans.
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Addressing Socio-Emotional Development and Infant Mental Health in Early Childhood Systems: Executive Summary

The course focuses on the social and emotional health and well-being of young children age 0-3. Policy recommendations and strategies for implementation, definitions of “infant mental health”, and frameworks for infant mental health services development are issues reviewed.
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Addressing Histories of Trauma and Victimization Through Treatment

Women in jail have often been the victims of physical or sexual abuse in childhood and/or adulthood. Consistent with the finding that most women with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders have histories of abuse, trauma histories can be considered the norm among women with co-occurring disorders in jail. This publication focuses on addressing histories of trauma and victimization through treatment.
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The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge about the addictive personality and the process of addiction. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. The Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction. It brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of...
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Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery: A Self-Help Guide

This course contains information, ideas, and strategies that people from all over the country have found to be helpful in relieving and preventing troubling feelings and symptoms.
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Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery: A Self-Help Guide

This course contains information, ideas, and strategies that people from all over the country have found to be helpful in relieving and preventing troubling feelings and symptoms.
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Act on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger

This course adapts acceptance and commitment therapy principles to dealing with anger. It teaches readers how to change their relationship to anger by accepting rather than resisting angry feelings and learning to make values-based responses to provocation. It teaches how to accept angry feelings as they occur, without struggling to alter or impede them in any way. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, one learns how to watch their anger without identifying with it. Value-ident...
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Act on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger

This course adapts acceptance and commitment therapy principles to dealing with anger. It teaches readers how to change their relationship to anger by accepting rather than resisting angry feelings and learning to make values-based responses to provocation. It teaches how to accept angry feelings as they occur, without struggling to alter or impede them in any way. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, one learns how to watch their anger without identifying with it. Value-ident...
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A - Non Ethics Template (not for publish.)

This course highlights promising race-neutral strategies and sets out information for educational institutions that are considering what best suits their circumstances based on their goals. Diversity, cultural awareness, civil rights, and educational policies are all topics covered in this course.
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ACT 101: The ACT Point of View, Theory of Language, and Basic Interventions.

This course is based on a series of web recordings covering the basics of Acceptance and Commitment Training and Therapy (ACT). Learners can watch individual chapters about the ACT point of view, theory of language and cognition, and then basic interventions based on the theory of language. The interventions presented are appropriate for a wide variety of contexts such as work, school and the clinic. The purpose of the course is to give learners grounding in the “back stage” topics of the ...
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Achieving Diversity: Race-Neutral Alternatives in American Education

This course highlights promising race-neutral strategies and sets out information for educational institutions that are considering what best suits their circumstances based on their goals. Diversity, cultural awareness, civil rights, and educational policies are all topics covered in this course.
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Accountability for Change: Solution-Focused Treatment with Domestic Violence Offenders

In this article, the authors discuss and evaluate a solution-focused treatment program for domestic violence offenders. Building on a strengths perspective, a solution-focused approach holds a person accountable for solutions instead of focusing on problems. The outcome study was a 1-group pre- and posttest design with a 6-month follow-up to evaluate the effectiveness of a solution-focused group treatment program for 90 domestic violence offenders who were ordered by the court to receive treat...
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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

This much-anticipated book is the first how-to guide to offer a detailed and practical application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to the treatment of persons suffering from any of the broad class of anxiety disorders. In a lucid and readable style, the book brings to life the ACT approach to alleviating human suffering. The book provides clear and flexible, session-by-session guidelines for applying and integrating acceptance, mindfulness, and value-guided behavior change methods i...
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Acamprosate in the Treatment Of Binge Eating Disorder: A placebo-controlled trial: International Journal of Eating Disorders; Volume 44, Issue 1

Objective: To assess preliminarily the effectiveness of acamprosate in binge eating disorder (BED). Method: In this 10-week, randomized, placebo-controlled, flexible dose trial, 40 outpatients with BED received acamprosate (N = 20) or placebo (N=20). The primary outcome measure was binge eating episode frequency. Results: While acamprosate was not associated with a significantly greater rate of reduction in binge eating episode frequency or any other measure in the primary longitudinal ana...
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ACA Code of Ethics: American Counseling Association

The ACA Code of Ethics provides information for counselors regarding all facets of the counseling profession and the ethical practice thereof. The ACA Code of Ethics serves as a point of reference and professional benchmarking when facing ethical dilemmas and daily practice scenarios. This course educates the counselor on ethics and tests the counselor’s proficiency in the ethics of the counseling profession.
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The Abusive Personality: Violence and control in intimate relationships

This book demonstrates that intimate partner abuse by men is more than just a learned pattern of behavior—it is the outgrowth of a particular personality configuration. Findings from the author’s research with more thana 400 batterers are integrated with the literature on object relations, attachment, and psychological trauma to trace the development of the abusive personality from early childhood to adulthood. The volume concludes with a discussion of clinical outcomes, and a detailed pra...
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7 Sessions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users (Section IV): From The Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Supplement

This course is based on Sessions (Section IV) of Cannabis Youth Treatment Series, Volume 2 which is a supplement to Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users: 5 Sessions. It presents a seven-session cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT7) approach designed especially for adolescent cannabis users. Sessions (Section IV) covers instructions for Sessions 6 through 12. Sessions 6 through 8 deal with problem solving, anger awareness, and anger ...
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The 60-Second Shrink: 101 Strategies for Staying Sane in a Crazy World

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge on brief interventions to manage key life issues. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course.The 60—Second Shrink: 101 Strategies For Staying Sane In A Crazy World offers over mental health “morsels”, each designed to help readers handle ...
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A 4-Year Prospective Study of Eating Disorder NOS

To examine the course of Eating Disorder NOS (EDNOS) compared with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED). Method: Prospective study of 385 participants meeting DSM-IV criteria for AN, BN, BED and EDNOS at 3 sites. Recruitment was from the community and specialty clinics. Participants were followed at 6-month intervals over a 4-year period using the Eating Disorder Examination as the primary assessment. Results: EDNOS remitted significantly more quickly tha...
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Diet and Physical Activity in Women Recovered from Anorexia Nervosa A Pilot Study: Volume 44, Issue 4

After recovery, women with anorexia nervosa (AN) tend to maintain lower body mass indices (BMI) than women in the general population. Reasons for this are unknown as little is known about diet, food choices, physical activity levels (PAL), and reasons for exercise in women recovered from AN.
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Comparison of DSM-IV vs. Proposed DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Eating Disorders: Reduction of EDNOS and Validity: Volume 44, Issue 6

Revised eating disorder (ED) diagnostic criteria have been proposed for the DSM-5 to reduce the preponderance of EDNOS and increase the validity of diagnostic groups. The current paper compares DSM-IV and proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria on number of EDNOS cases and validity.
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Psychologists Use of E-mail with Clients: Some Ethical Considerations

Each type of electronic communication has potential strengths and limitations and the risks of each need to be managed. This course provides a brief overview of the development of guidelines and standards for the use of technology in clinical practice, and, assists in identifying specific issues that pertain to using email correspondence with patients. Although the course language focuses on psychologists, the issues and principles addressed are applicable to many behavioral health clinicians.
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21 Ethical Fallacies: Cognitive Strategies To Justify Unethical Behavior and Ethics, Critical Thinking, and Language

Common cognitive strategies can fool us by making what we know or suspect is unethical seem perfectly ethical. The most common ethical fallacies rely on twisted judgment, appealing fallacies, and juggled language. They can spin the most questionable behaviors into ethical ideals. The overwhelming majority of psychologists are conscientious, caring individuals, committed to ethical behavior. However, no therapist is infallible and perhaps most therapists, at one time or another, have been vu...
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Nine Ethical Values of Master Therapists

This study employed the Consensual Qualitative Research method (Hill, Thompson, & Williams, 1997) to reanalyze interview data from a previous qualitative study of the personal characteristics of master therapists (Jennings & Skovholt, 1999). Previous research has demonstrated that therapists utilize a variety of resources when making ethical decisions, including professional codes of conduct and their own values. The current study’s analysis of 10 master therapists’ interviews resulted in ...
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101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about play therapy techniques. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. Arranged for easy reference, each bearing a succinct description and targeted application, the interventions illustrated–including Fantasy, Storytelling, Expressive Arts, Game Play, Puppet ...
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10 Ways Practitioners Can Avoid Frequent Ethical Pitfalls.

Boost your ethical know-how with practical tips on avoiding common ethical quandaries. The article points out that the best defense against an ethical problems is a good offense. By looking out for foreseeable conflicts and discussing them frankly with colleagues and clients, practitioners can avoid the misunderstandings, hurt feelings and sticky situations that lead to hearings before ethics boards, lawsuits, loss of license or professional membership, or even more dire consequences. The arti...
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Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the ways in which clients can be harmed in mental health practice, and the many strategies for anticipating and avoiding such undesirable outcomes. 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 wi...
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Soothing PTSD and Trauma CE Course - Online Course for Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors

This online home study course is designed for Licensed Massage Therapists and Texas Licensed Professional Counselors to increase your knowledge regarding working compassionately and effectively with the effects of trauma and post-trauma in your practice. Topics addressed include information regarding finding your personal comfort zone, self care, recognizing the somatic effects of trauma, maintaining appropriate boundaries, establishing trust, centering and grounding skills, effective communi...
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Reiki Level Three - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

This online home study course, Usui Method of Reiki Level Three, provides information regarding the Reiki principles, the meaning of Reiki, Reiki session description, benefits of Reiki, Reiki meditations, the Reiki kanji (a pictograph), the seven Reiki symbols in the Usui Reiki system, sequence for a Reiki session (for others), sequence for a Reiki session (for yourself), information regarding teaching Reiki, and a list of Reiki resources for advanced study. Helpful practice building sugge...
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Reiki Level Two - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

This online home study Usui Method of Reiki Level Two for massage therapists and licensed professional counselors begins with a review of Reiki Level One. Information is provided regarding the Reiki symbol, Reiki Level Two meditations, Reiki Level Two advanced symbols, information about a Reiki session, non-contact sequences for Reiki sessions, and a list of resources for advanced study. This course is designed as an overview of Reiki. If you wish to become a professional Reiki practitioner, i...
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Reiki Level One - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

The online home study of the Usui Method of Reiki Level One for massage therapists and licensed professional counselors offers information regarding Reiki principles, describing a Reiki session, Reiki attunement and how it works, the Reiki kanji (pictograph), the origin and history of Reiki, non-contact sequence for a Reiki session, a code of ethics for Reiki practitioners, an example of a Reiki client information form and a Reiki treatment documentation form, and a list of resources for advan...
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Practice Building in a Therapeutic Setting - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors

* This online home study Practice Building course offers an opportunity for Licensed Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors to enhance knowledge related to marketing and building a successful practice. * Topics include anti-marketing concepts, marketing ideas that won't cost you a cent, networking and relationship-building, effective use of e-mail, emphasizing your uniqueness, creating a successful open house, nurturing the clients you have, expanding your beliefs, utilizing...
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Pain Management in a Therapeutic Environment - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Texas Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

* The information in this online home study course notebook offers Licensed Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors an opportunity to explore the basic principles of pain management in a therapeutic environment. * Research has shown that pain management influences the immune system, the endocrine system, and the cardiovascular system. * Pain management that is part of a growing trend that includes a philosophy based on the concept of total care for the individual - body, mi...
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Mindfulness in a Therapeutic Environment - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

* This online continuing education course, Mindfulness in a Therapeutic Environment, is designed for Licensed Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors. * Mindfulness has been described as a process of bringing a certain quality of attention to moment-by-moment experience. * The practice of mindfulness is a technique to help you cope with stress, anxiety, pain, change and illness while developing a non-judgmental awareness leading to a deep sense of inner peace and calm. * Mi...
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Meditation As a Therapeutic Tool - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Texas Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

This online cognitive Meditation As a Therapeutic Tool continuing education course is designed for Licensed Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors. It offers participants an opportunity to focus inward, deeply rejuvenate, and gain valuable knowledge about the art of meditation as it applies to your therapeutic practice and to your life. Meditation is a universal practice that promotes spiritual and practical wisdom by disengaging the mind from conditioned patterns of reactivit...
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