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Continuing Education for Mental Health Counselors

Here are some online continuing education courses for mental health counselors.

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Economic Distress and Clinical Practice

Economic Distress and Clinical Practice Amy Burzinski, LISW CE Credit: 1 Hour Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Mental Health Learning Level: Introductory Course Abstract This is a brief course that defines stress and its physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses and identifies the common indicators of financial stress.

From Contention to Contemplation: Overcoming Core Impasses in Couples Therapy

From Contention to Contemplation: Overcoming Core Impasses in Couples Therapy Laura Freiman, LISW CE Credit: 1 Hour Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Mental Health | Nutrition & Dietetics Learning Level: Introductory Course Abstract Many couples come to therapy emotionally disconnected from each other, polarized by a constant state of struggle and unable to see past the last fight.

Caregiver Help Part I: Coping with Anger and Guilt

Caregiver Help Part I: Coping with Anger and Guilt Elaine K. Sanchez; Alex A. Sanchez, EdD CE Credit: 2 Hours Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health | Nutrition & Dietetics Learning Level: Introductory Course Abstract 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.

How Temperamental Differences Affect Young Children

How Temperamental Differences Affect Young Children Lauren Ehrenreich, MSSA, LISW-S CE Credit: 2 Hours Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health | School Psychology | Teaching Learning Level: Introductory Course Abstract Temperament plays a significant role in a child's development, experience, relationships, and behaviors.

Bullying Prevention: Raising Strong Kids by Responding to Hurtful & Harmful Behavior

Bullying Prevention: Raising Strong Kids by Responding to Hurtful & Harmful Behavior Amy Burzinski, LISW CE Credit: 3 Hours Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health | Nutrition & Dietetics | School Psychology | Teaching Learning Level: Introductory Course Abstract This video course starts with a thoughtful definition of "bullying" and goes on to illustrate the functional roles of the three participant groups: the targeted individuals, the bullies, and the bystanders.

Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow National Institute on Aging (NIA) CE Credit: 2 Hours Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health | Nutrition & Dietetics Learning Level: Intermediate Course Abstract What is aging? Can we live long and live well-and are they the same thing?

Alzheimer's Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute Hospitalization

Alzheimer's Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute Hospitalization is a 1-hour online CE course. 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.

Living a Better Life with Arthritis: Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors

Living a Better Life with Arthritis: Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors is a 5-hour online course. 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.

Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explains what is known about the different types of LBD and how they are diagnosed. Most importantly, it describes how to treat and manage this difficult disease, with practical advice for both people with LBD and their caregivers.

Building Resilience in your Young Client

Building Resilience in your Young Client Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP CE Credit: 3 Hours Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health | School Psychology | Teaching Learning Level: Introductory Course Abstract It has long been observed that there are certain children who experience better outcomes than others who are subjected to similar adversities, and a significant amount of literature has been devoted to the question of why this disparity exists.

The Dementias: Hope through Research

The Dementias: Hope through Research is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides a general overview of dementia and specific types of dementia along with their signs and symptoms; lists risk factors that can increase a person's chance of developing one or more kinds of dementia; describes how the disorders are diagnosed and treated, including drug therapy.

Depression

Depression National Institute of Mental Health CE Credit: 1 Hour Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health | Nutrition & Dietetics | School Psychology | Teaching Learning Level: Introductory Course Abstract Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad.

Forensic Psychology - Archives from The National Psychologist, Part 1

Forensic Psychology - Archives from The National Psychologist, Part 1 - This 1-hour online course addresses a variety of forensic psychology topics in the form of 9 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include: ? Creating a forensic subspecialty ? Veterans treatment courts quickly expanded ?

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips VI

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips VI The National Psychologist CE Credit: 2 Hours Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Mental Health Learning Level: Intermediate Course Abstract This course addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 15 archived articles from The National Psychologist and is intended for psychotherapists of all specialties.

Living a Better Life with Chronic Pain: Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors

Living a Better Life with Chronic Pain: Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors Robert E. Hardy, EdD CE Credit: 5 Hours Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health Learning Level: Intermediate Course Abstract Certainly no one would choose a pain-filled body over a healthy, pain-free body.

Therapeutic Aspects of Running

Therapeutic Aspects of Running Dana Denissel, MOT CE Credit: 1 Hour Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health | Nutrition & Dietetics | School Psychology Learning Level: Intermediate Course Abstract Physical inactivity is among the most critical public health concerns in America today.

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents National Institute of Mental Health CE Credit: 1 Hour Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health | Nutrition & Dietetics | School Psychology | Teaching Learning Level: Introductory Course Abstract This introductory course, from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), describes the symptoms and treatments for bipolar disorder (BPD) in children and adolescents.

Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers National Institute on Aging (NIA) CE Credit: 1 Hour Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health | Nutrition & Dietetics | School Psychology Learning Level: Introductory Course Abstract This introductory course, from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), describes what is known about frontotemporal dementia and other brain disorders that affect personality, behavior, language, and movement.

Beyond Calories & Exercise: Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors

Beyond Calories & Exercise: Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors Robert E. Hardy, EdD CE Credit: 5 Hours Target Audience: Psychology | Counseling | Social Work | Occupational Therapy | Mental Health | Nutrition & Dietetics Learning Level: Intermediate Course Abstract This course is a self-instructional module that "walks" readers through the process of replacing their self-defeating weight issues with healthy, positive, and productive life-style behaviors.

Autism: The New Spectrum of Diagnostics, Treatment & Nutrition

Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Past President of the Florida Council on Family Relations, Dr. Christie is currently CEO of Professional Development Resources, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to deliver continuing education credit courses to healthcare professionals throughout the United States.