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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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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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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Screening and Assessment (TAP 11, Chapter 4): Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: Opportunities for Coordination (TAP 11)

Screening and Assessment (TAP 11, Chapter 4): Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: Opportunities for Coordination provides information about the purpose of assessment, as well as screening and assessment processes, methods, and instruments. Course materials are from Chapter 4, found on pages 61 to 85 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.
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Physical Detoxification Services for Withdrawal From Specific Substances (TIP 45, Chapter 4): Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 45)

Physical Detoxification Services for Withdrawal From Specific Substances (TIP 45, Chapter 4): Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment highlights specific treatment regimens for multiple classifications of substance abuse, which include physical detoxification for withdrawal from alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines and other sedative hypnotics, stimulants, inhalants/solvents, nicotine, marijuana and other drugs containing THC, anabolic steroids, and an integrated approach for management of p...
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Drug Testing as a Tool (TIP 43, Chapter 9): Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs

Drug Testing as a Tool (TIP 43, Chapter 9): Medicated-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs describes the benefits and limitations of drug tests. Most often opioid treatment programs (OTPs) use urine testing by immunoassay or thin-layer chromatography; because these methods are the least costly and best validated by all options, but the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has indicated that oral-fluid testing may be an alternate approach in OTPs. The chapter exp...
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Services in Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs (TIP 47, Chapter 4) : Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment describes the core services a program should provide and enhanced services that often are delivered on site or through established links with community-based providers. Enhanced services include adult education, transportation, adjunctive therapies, and parenting classes. Course materials are from Chapter 4. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from: http://store.samhsa.gov/produc...
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Clinical Vignettes Demonstrating How to Apply the Information (TIP 50, Part 1- Chapter 2): From Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 50)

Research consistently shows a high prevalence of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts among persons with substance abuse problems who are in treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 50, Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment is designed to assist in working with adult clients who may be suicidal. Clinical Vignettes Demonstrating How to Apply the Information presents the “how to” of working with clients with suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors. The c...
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Information You Need to Know (TIP 50, Part 1- Chapter 1): From Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 50)

Research consistently shows a high prevalence of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts among persons with substance abuse problems who are in treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 50, Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment, is designed to assist in working with adult clients who may be suicidal. Information You Need to Know presents the “what” and “why” of working with clients with substance use disorders who have suicidal thoughts and/or beh...
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Introduction (TIP 48, Part 1 - Chapter 1): From Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery (TIP 48)

The introductory chapter (Chapter 1) of TIP 48, Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery provides the “what” and “why” and “how” of working with clients with depressive symptoms and substance use disorders. It includes information on depressive symptoms and covers topics such as counseling approaches, clinical settings, cultural concerns, the counselor’s role and responsibilities, understanding clients with depressive symptoms, screening and a...
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Screening and Assessment; and Treatment Engagement, Placement, and Planning (TIP 51; Chapter 4, and Chapter 5): From Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women (TIP 51)

This course is based on Chapters 4 and 5 from Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 51. Screening and Assessment (Chapter 4) covers several areas for which to screen, such as acute safety risk, mental disorders, sexual victimization, trauma, and eating disorders. This chapter also discusses factors that may influence the overall assessment, and reviews screening for substance abuse and dependence in settings other than substan...
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Introduction and Overview (Section I); and The Older Adult Treatment Population (Section II): From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults--A Group Treatment Approach

I. Introduction and Overview: From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults—A Group Treatment Approach provides background and how-to directions for introducing relapse techniques to older clients. II. The Older Adult Treatment Population: From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults—A Group Treatment Approach provides an overview of the target population for cognitive-behavioral and self-management intervention (CB/SM) for older adults who have substance use diso...
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Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention: Evidence & Implications: A White Paper

Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention: Evidence and Implications is a White Paper that focuses on the current state of knowledge at the intersection of substance abuse and suicide. The first section focuses on the epidemiology of suicide itself. The second section provides an overview of what we know and do NOT know of the impact of substance abuse, including both drugs and alcohol, on suicide risk. The final section of the document explores suicide prevention within the public health context...
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Patient Assessment (TIP 54, Chapter 2): Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders

Patient Assessment (TIP 54, Chapter 2): Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders explains how researchers and clinicians agree that because chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) is a multifaceted condition, assessment must include more than measures of pain intensity. This chapter describes many facets of the assessment process, while evaluating the risk of developing problematic opioid use. Course materials are from Chapter 2 and can be accessed either 1) on...
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Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter Medications (TIP 26, Chapter 3): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26)

Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter Medications (TIP 26, Chapter 3): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults presents treatment providers with much-needed information about a population that is underdiagnosed and underserved. Substance abuse often goes undetected among adults over 60. This course addresses the evolution of psychoactive prescribing, patterns of use, risk factors for misuse and abuse of psychoactive drugs, adverse effects, and interactions with othe...
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Alcohol (TIP 26, Chapter 2): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26)

Alcohol (TIP 26, Chapter 2): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults presents treatment providers with much-needed information about a population that is underdiagnosed and underserved. This course addresses the classification of drinking problems among older adults, their drinking patterns, alcohol abuse risk factors, and use of other substances. Course materials are from Chapter 2. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.sa...
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Identification, Screening, and Assessment (TIP 26, Chapter 4): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26)

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26, Chapter 4) presents treatment providers with much-needed information about a population that is underdiagnosed and underserved. Substance abuse often goes undetected among adults over 60. This course covers Identification, Screening, and Assessment, and addresses screening older adults for alcohol and prescription drug abuse, communicating screening results, assessment of needs, and moving the older adult into treatment. Course materials are from...
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Screening for Viral Hepatitis (TIP 53, Chapter 2): Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders (TIP 53)

Screening for Viral Hepatitis (TIP 53, Chapter 2): Addressing viral hepatitis in people with substance use disorders (TIP 53) examines the treatment program’s role in the screening process for hepatitis A, B, and C which involves testing a small sample of blood for antigens and antibodies. It also describes the counseling practices that educate, support, and motivate clients undergoing the screening process. Course materials are from Chapter 2. Course materials can be accessed either 1) o...
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Phases of Treatment (TIP 43, Chapter 7): Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs (TIP 43)

Phases of Treatment (TIP 43, Chapter 7): Medicated-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs (TIP 43) The model described in this chapter comprises either five or six patient-centered phases for planning and providing MAT services and evaluating treatment outcomes in an opioid treatment program (OTP), including the (1) acute, (2) rehabilitative, (3) supportive-care, (4) medical maintenance), (5) tapering (optional), and (6) continuing-care phases. Course materials...
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Developmental Effects of Alcohol

Data on alcohol use, abuse, and dependence show clear age-related patterns. Moreover, many of the effects that alcohol use has on the drinker, in both the short and long term, depend on the developmental timing of alcohol use or exposure. Many developmental connections have been observed in the risk and protective factors that predict the likelihood of problem alcohol use in young people. This course is based on four public-access journal articles published by the National Institute on Alcohol...
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Improving Communication with Your Young Clients

Healthy professional and personal relationships rely heavily on effective communication techniques and respectful conversational skills. Clinicians and other professionals who work with children and their families can benefit from adding to their repertoire by learning communication techniques that improve the quality of these relationships. The correct use of language can increase your young clients’ self-esteem, motivate children to learn, engage their willing cooperation, defuse power str...
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Anti-Social Youth & Conduct Disorders

This course zeros in on the youngster who may damage property, defy authority, steal, lie, torment peers, manipulate and hurt others, disrupt classrooms, make threats, and break laws and rules. In the extreme, some of these youth may even engage in fire setting, sexual assault, or school violence. Anti-social youth and conduct disorders are among the hardest-to-manage youngsters. The conventional methods that work with other youngsters usually fail with this population. For this reason, many y...
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When Your Young Client is Defiant

Children with difficult temperaments and those with developmental delays may have learned to express their dissatisfaction with challenging and defiant behavior like whining, anger, temper tantrums or bad language. They sometimes engage in negative behavior or “misbehave” because they do not have the necessary skills – communicative or otherwise – to make their needs known. This can be a cause of major frustration for parents who may respond angrily in kind. It can be equally frustrati...
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Helping Children Learn to Listen

Parents, teachers, and other adults often complain that their children do not listen to them. In fact, failure to listen is a common occurrence among all children, at least some of the time. When it becomes a chronic condition, that is, when a child rarely or never listens to adults, it becomes clinically worrisome because the safety and well-being of the child can be at risk. The failure to develop good listening skills is also a threat to a child’s learning processes. It is difficult to co...
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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

This introductory course, from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), describes the symptoms and treatments for bipolar disorder (BPD) in children and adolescents. All parents can relate to the many changes their children go through as they grow up. But sometimes it’s hard to tell if a child is just going through a “phase,” or showing signs of something more serious. In the last decade, the number of children receiving the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, sometimes, called manic-d...
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Depression

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Medications, psychotherapies, and other methods can effectively trea...
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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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