Ask the Expert: Katherine Shear

About the Webinar Welcome to Ask the Expert: Katherine Shear. This webinar will feature M. Katherine Shear, MD, answering your questions about complicated grief. For the past 20 years, since her work led to identifying the condition, Dr. Shear has been the leading researcher in the area of complicated grief and the most effective treatment methods for it. This entire webinar will be based on your questions for Kathy, which she will answer in a case consultation way respecting the confidential...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Understanding Sibling Loss: What Every Counselor Needs to Know

About the Webinar This webinar presents an overview of the salient issues related to sibling loss and its impact on bereaved siblings and their families. The presenters will address techniques for helping bereaved siblings cope and develop skills and strategies for healing — and eventually thriving — after sibling loss. Principles and practices will be explored with a focus on special considerations when working with bereaved siblings, and identifying practical strategies for instilling...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Use of Humor in Therapy

Should therapists and counselors use humor as a therapeutic technique? If so, should they be formally trained in those procedures before their implementation? This course will review the risks and benefits of using humor in therapy and the relevant historical controversies of this proposal. The paucity of rigorous empirical research on the effectiveness of this form of clinical intervention is exceeded only by the absence of any training for those practitioners interested in applying humor tec...
Professional Development Resources

Caregiver Help: Sex and Dementia

Care providers need to understand that Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases impact the brain in ways that can cause some surprising, challenging and inappropriate behaviors. Some people with dementia may develop a heightened interest in sex – even to the point of aggression; experience a waning or complete loss of interest in sex; become addicted to pornography; lose the ability to understand what kind of behavior is acceptable; have a different perception of place and time and ...
Professional Development Resources

Communication with Elders

With the increasing number of older people in the United States, it is vital for healthcare professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with elders. Effective, appropriate communication with elders is important for many reasons. For psychotherapists and other mental health professionals, communication is the foundation of service delivery. Communication is required for assessment of the person prior to treatment. Symptoms are, after all, subjective and must be reported by the per...
Professional Development Resources

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...
Professional Development Resources

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...
Professional Development Resources

Spirituality Unplugged: Assessing and Empowering Clients' Spirituality

About the Webinar This webinar teaches participants ways both to understand a client’s spirituality as well as ways that they can empower clients to effectively utilize their spiritual strengths in coping with illness, loss and grief. The webinar offers a hands-on approach to techniques such as spiritual autobiography, planning and developing rituals, and assisting clients to utilize other spiritual practices. Learning Objectives: 1) Define spirituality and differentiate it from r...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Treating Anxiety in Bereavement: What All Grief Counselors Need to Know

About the Webinar Research suggests that anxiety is the preeminent emotion in acute grief, as well as a primary indicator of complicated mourning. Despite this, many grief counselors fail to appreciate the importance of anxiety and tend to focus relatively more attention on other emotions, such as depression, anger, and guilt. This is unfortunate, since anxiety after a loved one’s loss is often a significant concern and can create many problematic reactions, whether such anxiety is at “...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Grief: The Story of Love After Loss

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

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

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

Helping Your Young Client Persevere in the Face of Learning Differences

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

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...
Professional Development Resources

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...
Professional Development Resources

Alzheimer's Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute Hospitalization

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

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...
Professional Development Resources

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...
Professional Development Resources

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...
Professional Development Resources

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 ...
Professional Development Resources

PTSD as a Shame Disorder

About This Webinar Posttraumatic stress disorder was initially classified as an anxiety disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-III, 1980; DSM-IV, 1994). This formulation led to a fruitful investigation of the neurobiology of fear. Pathological derangements of the normal, innate fear-signaling system have been demonstrated in PTSD, and effective treatments have been developed aimed at reducing symptoms of pathologic ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Responding to Trauma: Intervening Early with Children and Families

About This Webinar This webinar will describe the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), an evidence-based early intervention for children ages 7-18 years of age that was developed at the Yale Child Study Center for implementation in the days/weeks following a potentially traumatic event. A family strengthening model, CFTSI has been proven to be effective in reducing early post-traumatic stress symptoms; decreasing the likelihood of traumatized children developing long-term...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Speaking Metaphorically: Metaphors in Grief Counseling and Therapy

About the Webinar Grieving people commonly use metaphors to describe their experience. Metaphors can reveal deeper meanings and nuances of grief that grievers cannot otherwise express. It is important for would-be helpers to pay attention to the particular metaphors a grieving person chooses. Metaphors can provide valuable information for both assessment and intervention. In this webinar, a model for using metaphors will be presented. Special attention will be paid to how metaphors not only...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Ask the Expert: Bob Neimeyer

About the Webinar This webinar, the first of its kind, will feature Robert Neimeyer answering your questions on death, dying, bereavement, and counseling, models of grief, contemporary research and clinical practice methods. The entire webinar will be based on your questions for Bob, which he will answer in a case consultation way respecting the confidentiality of your clients. You will have the opportunity to present your cases to Bob in a five-minute presentation, or to simply ask questio...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Suicide Risk Assessment When Bereavement is the Presenting Problem

About the Webinar The presence of suicidal ideation and impulses are always a concern for clinicians, yet such feelings are not uncommon in bereaved individuals. Therefore, assessing the risk of suicide, and deciding on an appropriate clinical response to a bereaved person expressing such thoughts, presents a unique challenge for grief therapists. This presentation will identify some of the common patterns of suicidality after loss. It will also provide guidelines for assessing risk and res...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Psychology of Death and Dying in Later Life: Promoting a Good Death

About the Webinar This webinar examines specific environmental and social matters that influence expectations regarding aging, the prospects of mortality, dying, and a good death as we enter the last decades of life. The webinar progresses in three parts. First, we appraise the secular, technological influences on contemporary understanding and experiences of death and dying. Then attention is paid to individual expectations and fears about dying, including empirical data and proposed polic...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Beyond Resilience and PTSD: Flexibility and Heterogeneity Following Potential Trauma

About This Webinar Highly aversive or potentially traumatic events (PTEs) are more common than is usually assumed. Indeed, most people are exposed to multiple PTEs during the course of their lives. Until recently, however, responses to such events have been understood using either psychopathological categories, such as PTSD, or measures of central tendency (e.g., average differences). I demonstrate that although both approaches have been useful, neither approach captures the true heterogene...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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.
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

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...
AddictionCounselorCE

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD

About This Webinar Since the wars in the Middle East, there has been unprecedented interest in the role of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in posttrauma adjustment, with many claiming it is the ‘signature’ injury of the war and responsible for massive impairment. This webinar will provide an overview of the controversy surrounding MTBI. It will commence with an outline of evidence of how MTBI and PTSD can intersect, with attention to problems of differential diagnosis. It will then d...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Epilepsy Mortality and Complicated Grief

About the Webinar People with epilepsy are often told they can live well with the disease, that it's one you can live with and not die from. The reality is tens of thousands of people die each year as a result of having epilepsy. Epilepsy-related causes of death include accidents, suicide, and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). An alarming fact is that many of these deaths are of young people in the prime of their lives. While these deaths share some of the characteristics of sudd...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Secrets at the End of Life

About the Webinar The belief that revealing one’s secrets to a trusted confidant is good for the soul and psyche can be found throughout history, from the Confession of Souls to Freud’s pursuit of the pathogenic secret. Most counselors have witnessed how a client’s disclosure of troubling personal information can often be a turning point in therapy, a moment demarcating a shift from shame and vulnerability to relief, authenticity, integration, safety, and pride. Working with people...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

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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