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Medical and Biological Continuing Education Courses

Here are some continuing education courses on the topics of medicine and biology for mental health professionals.

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Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow
Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow National Institute on Aging (NIA) Course Abstract 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?
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.
Therapeutic Aspects of Running
Therapeutic Aspects of Running Dana Denissel, MOT Course Abstract Physical inactivity is among the most critical public health concerns in America today. For healthcare professionals, the creation and implementation of sustainable fitness solutions is a relevant cause.
Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers
Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers National Institute on Aging (NIA) 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.
Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, 7th Ed
John Preston, PsyD, is the author or co-author of a number of books including: Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, You Can Beat Depression, and Every Session Counts.
The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy
The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy Louis John Cozolino, PhD Course Abstract This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon. This CE test is based on the book "The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain" (2010, 460 pages), which provides an account of the scientific basis of psychotherapy, based on the newest revelations of neuroscience.
Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders US Department of Health & Human Services Course Abstract Medication for chronic pain is addictive; therefore, the treatment of individuals with both substance abuse disorders and pain presents particular challenges.
Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription Drug Abuse Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, NCC, LMHC Course Abstract Prescription drug abuse is on the rise. Pharmaceuticals like OxyContin®, Adderall®, and Xanax® are some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. For some prescription drug addicts, medication was originally taken as prescribed - until they started developing a tolerance for it.
The Inherited-Insanity Illusion
The Inherited-Insanity Illusion Frederick W. Nolen, PhD Course Abstract This course critically evaluates the research alleging the inherited, genetically-determined causes of mental disorders, behavioral disorders, substance abuse and intelligence. There are serious methodological flaws in all of this research, including the confounding of nature and nurture, i.e., genetics vs. environment.
Reading in the Brain
Reading in the Brain is a 7-hour test only course based on the book Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention (2009, 400 pages) which provides a clear and readable summary of current research on the neural basis of reading, with direct applications to instruction and treatment planning.
Mental Health Medications
Mental Health Medications National Institute of Mental Health Course Abstract A variety of medications are used to treat the symptoms of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sometimes medications are used in combination with other treatments such as psychotherapy.
Developmental Effects of Alcohol
Developmental Effects of Alcohol National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Course Abstract 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.
Clinician's Guide to Understanding, Evaluating & Treating Obesity
Clinician's Guide to Understanding, Evaluating & Treating Obesity Ellen Lavin, PhD Course Abstract This course is designed to help clinicians enhance their working knowledge of the etiology and treatment of obesity, including assessment skills, diagnostic issues, treatment planning, and current developments in pharmacological and surgical treatments. Case studies will elucidate different aspects of treatment.
Understanding the Biology of Mental Disorders
Understanding the Biology of Mental Disorders Ellen Lavin, PhD Course Abstract Mental health practitioners agree that psychiatric symptoms are not always best explained psychologically. In fact, neuroscience now maintains that mental illness is largely a question of biology.
Metallic Environmental Contaminants: Behavior & Nutrition
Metallic Environmental Contaminants: Behavior & Nutrition Judy Perkin, DrPH Course Abstract Substances in the environment are related to human health, nutrition, behavior, and cognition. A large body of scientific literature and governmental agencies acknowledge that exposure to environmental contaminants through food and water (dietary intake) or by other means may pose significant human health risks.
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Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association ( APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; by the National Board of Certified Counselors ( NBCC ACEP #5590); by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); by the American Occupational Therapy Association ( AOTA