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ADHD: Assessment of ADHD in Adulthood This course discusses the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults. Includes a brief update on DSM-5 criteria for ADHD diagnosis...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
ADHD: Diagnosis and Treatment ADHD is one of the most common psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence. This course provides relevant information on diagnosis and treatment.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
ADHD: Strength-Based Mental Health Counseling for Children with ADHD The hyperactivity and impulsivity experienced by children who are diagnosed with ADHD can pose challenges for families, teachers, and mental health counselors. The authors present an integrative model of Adlerian play therapy and adventure-based counseling (ABC) that extends beyond traditional talk therapy, fosters a strength-based perspective, and ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Adolescent Girls: Development and Treatment Issues Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, interviews Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, PhD, about the differences in male and female development in early adolescence, the kinds of pressure adolescent girls experience from their parents, and ways of helping girls discover their value. In the second interview Lynda Chassler, PhD, discusses the relationship of attachment pa ...

Credits:  2 $24.00 Buy
Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Dr. Howard Liddle, a nationally recognized family psychologist and Director of the University of Miami Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Substance Abuse, discusses recent developments in adolescent substance abuse treatment. Topics include evidence-based treatments, trends in adolescent drug use, how to establish a therapeutic alliance wi ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Adolescents: Treating Difficult Adolescents Two experts discuss how to work with difficult adolescents using solution-focused brief therapy and methods for treating aggressive adolescents. You can read the text of these interviews and/or access the audio to the interviews via your computer's MP3 player.

Credits:  2 $24.00 Buy
Adult-Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury: Existential Implications and Clinical Considerations Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause irreparable harm to individuals and have profound effects on families and communities. In addition to the physical and neurological effects, brain injury creates an intense boundary experience that forces clients to confront the existential givens of freedom, death, isolation, and meaninglessness. This program ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention This guide helps therapists and other health care professionals identify and treat individuals (or families) who currently are experiencing alcohol problems. The guide includes screening and assessment tools, brief intervention strategies, and treatment alternatives for longer term care.

Credits:  6 $75.00 Buy
Anger Management Brad Barris, PhD, discusses treatment for anger management. He describes his theories of the causes of anger and presents Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) as a model for treatment.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Anger Management in Trauma Therapy The treatment of anger in people exposed to trauma presents special challenges to therapists. This program discusses the importance of anger in trauma therapy, treatment resistance, precautions for personal safety, the stress inoculation approach to anger treatment, how to avoid hindering the client's ability to express or resolve anger, and recomm ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment This course discusses the types of anxiety disorders, prevalence, etiology, risk factors, and treatment in adults and children.

Credits:  2 $24.00 Buy
Assessing Suicide Risk in Children: Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Interviewing This program reviews risk factors for childhood suicide and suicidal behavior, provides a commentary on current methods of assessing suicide risk in children, and discusses guidelines for conducting developmentally appropriate risk assessments with children and suggestions for consulting with caregivers.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Attachment Issues in Foster Children

Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, president of On Good Authority, interviews Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, who discusses the ramifications of grief and loss in children in foster care.

Dr. Webb is the author of 12 books and over 40 articles. Her book, Helping Bereaved Children, grew directly out of her early acclaimed book, Play ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Attachment-Oriented Psychotherapy Dr. David Wallin translates attachment theory and research into a framework that integrates key attachment principles with psychopathology, neuroscience, relational and intersubjective psychotherapeutic approaches, mentalization, and mindfulness. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Bad Boys: Sexual Addiction or Entitlement? Sharon O-Hara, LMFT, C-SAT, explains the difference between the outrageous sexual behavior of some noted powerful politicians and celebrities and the desperate behavior and treatment of sexual addicts, whose brains are hijacked by the intensity of their own fantasies.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
BDD: A Narrative Approach to Body Dysmorphic Disorder This course discusses treatment issues related to body dysmorphic disorder and describes the application of narrative therapy to work with individuals diagnosed with this disorder. A case example is included.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Behavioral Health Medications This publication is the latest edition of the previously published manual entitled, Psychotherapeutic Medications: What Every Counselor Should Know. Patients who are in combined treatment often see a pharmacotherapist for their medication therapy and a psychotherapist for their talk therapy. This material ...

Credits:  3 $40.00 Buy
Bereavement among African Americans and Latino/a Americans

Mourning is the term for the culturally-informed practices through which grief is expressed. Although grief is a universal human experience, mourning varies greatly by culture and ethnic group. This material examines bereavement and mourning in African American and Latino/a American groups, discusses broader cultural issues related to assessment ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Bipolar: A Review of Evidence-Based Therapeutic Interventions for Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a complex disability that presents substantial challenges for diagnosis and treatment. A growing body of literature indicates that psychotherapeutic interventions benefit bipolar clients and have the potential to significantly improve their psychosocial functioning and decrease the substantial social costs of the illness. This p ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Borderline Personality Disorder Three experts discuss various aspects of diagnosing and treating borderline personality disorder. Topics include brief treatment with borderline patients, borderline marriages, and the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat borderline personality disorder.

Credits:  3 $36.00 Buy
Brief CBT in the Treatment of Substance Abuse This program examines behavioral and cognitive therapies and focuses specifically on the cognitive-behavioral model. The material discusses how to help clients recognize situations in which they are likely to use, find ways of avoiding those situations, and cope more effectively with situations, feelings, and behaviors related to their substance ab ...

Credits:  4 $48.00 Buy
Brief Strategic / Interactional Therapies in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Brief interventions and therapies, including solution-focused brief therapy, have become increasingly important modalities in the treatment of substance abuse. This program provides a discussion of the general theories that provide the basis for strategic / interactional therapies, information on when to use brief therapy with substance abuse clien ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse Topics include theoretical concepts of brief strategic family therapy, creating therapeutic relationships with families, diagnosing family system problems, orchestrating change, and how to engage resistant families.

Credits:  5 $60.00 Buy
Case Management: Confronting Difficult Issues and Addressing Anger Case managers are often called upon to confront difficult issues when working with clients, collaterals, and colleagues. The author provides tools to help the case manager explore differences and resolve possible conflicts, and she also offers strategies for disarming and managing anger.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Case Management: The Mental Status Examination Although a formal mental status examination (MSE) would be done by a physician or psychologist, case managers should be prepared to conduct an informal MSE in which they systematically look at the client’s thinking process, feeling state, and behavior. This helps the case manager understand the way the person functions emotionally and cognitively a ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Child Custody: Assessment of Family Custody Issues Using Mental Health This course provides (a) a description of custody-related mental health evaluations, (b) ethical considerations involved in the evaluation process, (c) recommendations for conducting mental health evaluations, and (d) a format for the written report.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Childhood Sexuality: Discerning Healthy from Abnormal Sexual Behaviors This course discusses normal and abnormal childhood sexual behaviors and examines factors that therapists should be aware of as contributing to children’s problematic sexual attitudes and behavior.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Chronic Pain: Biological Understanding and Treatment The authors discuss biopsychosocial factors related to chronic pain as a necessary foundation for understanding and helping clients who are in pain. They review familiar evidence-based counseling approaches including assessment considerations, use of psychotropic medications, cognitive-behavioral strategies, hypnosis and imagery techniques, family ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Clinical Excellence: Interview with Scott Miller, PhD Scott Miller, PhD, talks about how therapists can achieve superior performance. Dr. Miller outlines steps that therapists can take to determine their level of performance, develop a plan of deliberate practice to improve outcomes, set specific target behaviors the therapist wants to change, and develop a detailed plan to accomplish that objective. ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Counseling Older Adults Three experts discuss various aspects of counseling with older adults. Topics include how to complete a therapeutic life review, differences in the treatment of older adults from that of younger adults, marital conflicts in older couples, and methods of identifying early signs of elderly suicide.

Credits:  3 $36.00 Buy
Couples Therapy: Recreating Partnership - A Solution-Oriented Collaborative Approach Veteran therapists Phillip Ziegler and Tobey Hiller provide a pragmatic approach to couples therapy that is solution-oriented, collaborative, and strength-based with the couple at the center of the process.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Crying in Psychotherapy Few people encounter tears in a professional setting as often as psychotherapists, counselors, and others in the field of mental health. Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, president of On Good Authority, interviews Judith Nelson, PhD, on the role of crying in psychotherapy. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the in ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Cultural Competence: Cultural Complexities To work effectively with people of diverse identities, health care providers must learn to deal with difference and conflict in ways that empower patients and encourage mutual respect for one another. Pamela Hays, PhD, discusses the importance of cultural competence in the therapeutic relationship and provides a paradigm for identifying cultural bi ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Cultural Competence: The Immigrant Experience Clinical practice currently faces a crisis of competence and conscience in the treatment of clients whose ethnicity, race, or class renders them minority groups in American society. Ethnic minority groups are the smallest users of mental health services, and when these groups do use treatment, they show the highest premature termination rate of any ...

Credits:  3 $55.00 Buy
Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders This course gives an overview of personality disorders and provides a more detailed discussion of borderline, antisocial, narcissistic, and passive-aggressive personality disorders. Topics include diagnostic criteria, assessment, engagement, crisis stabilization, treatment, continuum of care, and alcohol and drug use among people with personality d ...

Credits:  2 $24.00 Buy
Differential Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder from Bipolar Disorder

The purpose of this article is to update counselors on the expansion of bipolar disorder in the psychiatric literature, present evidence for the validity of borderline personality disorder, discuss strategies for the differential diagnosis of it from bipolar disorder, review proposed changes in DSM-V, and integrate the literature into a m ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Domestic Violence: Counseling Clients Involved with Violent Intimate Partners This program provides information about how to assess for intimate partner violence, explores safety-related ethical issues that arise when counseling clients in IPV relationships, and explains the use of safety plans as a tool for promoting the safety of clients in IPV relationships. The material includes additional information on safety planning.

Credits:  2 $24.00 Buy
Domestic Violence: Intimate Partner Abuse Mental health professionals and other health care providers regularly counsel clients who are in intimate relationships with partners who are violent. Topics include understanding the dynamics of abuse, screening, assessment, and intervention strategies, barriers to leaving an abusive relationship, cultural issues, and safety planning.

Credits:  7 $84.00 Buy
Dream Interpretation: A Developmental Counseling and Therapy Approach In counseling sessions, clients often present dreams as material to use in making meaning of their experiences. This course provides a brief review of historical perspectives on dreams and dream interpretation and provides a foundation for examining dreams as an integral part of counseling practice.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Engaging Children and Families: The Helping Relationship In case management and child welfare practice, successful intervention and treatment depend heavily on the quality of the caseworker's relationship with the children and family. This program describes core elements of the helping relationship, provides techniques for building rapport, and includes strategies for engaging children and families in th ...

Credits:  1 $10.00 Buy
Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychotherapy Four experts discuss such topics as how to reason out clinical and ethical dilemmas using the principle of the best interest of the client as the primary principle, self-disclosure in the therapeutic relationship, personal involvement with patients and/or their families, and boundary violations. You can read the text of these interviews and/or acc ...

Credits:  4 $52.00 Buy
Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment This course discusses five principles of ethical decision-making in mental health practice and provides a step-by-step model for resolving ethical dilemmas. The course also explores specific ethical and legal issues as they relate to substance abuse treatment and the treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. Topics include duty to treat, duty to warn, d ...

Credits:  3 $36.00 Buy
Ethical and Legal Issues: Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect Helene Snyder, JD, discusses the specific legal duties that are imposed on mental health professionals regarding the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. She also discusses proper record keeping procedures. A course addendum provides references to federal and state statutes throughout the US.

Credits:  1 $15.00 Buy
Ethical Boundaries and Custody Evaluations Brandt Caudill, JD, LMSW, an attorney who has co-authored two books on legal/ethical issues for mental health professionals, discusses the problem of boundaries in custody evaluations, a major source of ethical complaints.

Credits:  1 $15.00 Buy
Ethical Issues with Fees, Billing, and Collections Barton Bernstein, JD, LMSW, an attorney and social worker who has written two books on legal/ethical issues for mental health professionals, discusses his positions on fees, billing, and collections. The material includes a sample intake form.

Credits:  1 $15.00 Buy
Ethics and Countertransference Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, takes a close look at countertransference, which is often at the root of ethical transgressions. Frank Summers, PhD, explains how ethical conduct motivated by respect for others is part of achieving selfhood. This CE course is designated as intermediate.


Credits:  2 $33.00 Buy
Ethics and Risk Management: E-mail Communication - Issues for Mental Health Counselors The authors discuss both the positive use of electronic communication and the need to address fundamental counseling issues that arise in using it. The article examines the AMHCA and ACA ethical codes for the use of technology in the counseling relationship.

Credits:  1 $15.00 Buy
Ethics and Risk Management: The Challenge of Technology A practitioners' use of digital technology has become enormously complex. Therapists are confronted with what to do about managing their online presence whether or not they are actively using social media. In addition, therapists face challenges in managing confidentiality and privacy issues, personal disclosure, dual relationships, and documentati ...

Credits:  1 $17.00 Buy
Ethics: Confidentiality Frederic Reamer, PhD, discusses ethical guidelines pertaining to privacy and confidentiality and recommends specific actions for therapists to take to protect clients from disclosure and therapists from potential licensing board complaints or malpractice lawsuits. Dr. Reamer also offers clinicians a series of steps to take when they face an ethical ...

Credits:  2 $30.00 Buy
Ethics: Money and the Therapeutic Relationship Kathleen Murphy, PhD, presents principles of ethical decision-making in setting fees and billing for psychological services, and Robert Galatzer-Levy, MD, discusses the psychological meaning of money in the therapeutic relationship, including the difficulty that therapists have in talking to patients about money. These interviews are text-based.

Credits:  2 $30.00 Buy
Ethics: Nine Ethical Values of Master Therapists Making the best ethical decisions can be challenging given the multitude of complex ethical situations that arise in practice. This program examines the ethical values that ten master therapists draw upon in their work.

Credits:  1 $15.00 Buy
Ethics: Receiving Gifts from Clients - Ethical and Therapeutic Issues The author discusses the extent and nature of client gift-giving in counseling, ethical and therapeutic issues, a scheme for categorizing and assessing gift-giving behavior, and general suggestions for handling these incidents.

Credits:  1 $15.00 Buy
Ethics: Spiritual Issues in Clinical Practice There are a number of ethical questions that arise out of the incorporation of spirituality into a clinical practice. This program is a series of four interviews that focus on such questions as informed consent, self disclosure, practice competence and training, documentation, dual relationships, boundary violations, client self determination, undu ...

Credits:  3 $40.00 Buy
Ethics: Termination of Psychotherapy In this interview, Denise Davis, PhD, identifies five types of terminations and discusses how clinicians can end therapy responsibly, even when conditions are challenging. She discusses how to handle pitfalls in the process and presents a number of essential steps for negotiating a clinically and ethically sound termination. You can read the text o ...

Credits:  1 $15.00 Buy
Family Counseling: Family Involvement, Assessment, Closure, and Ethical Issues in Family Work This program is for therapists who want to improve their ability to manage family issues. Topics include identifying the need for family involvement; assessing family issues related to the presenting problem; closure issues with families; and ethical issues in family work.

Credits:  7 $80.00 Buy
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Interview with Julie Poehlmann, PhD Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, president of On Good Authority, interviews Julie Poehlmann, PhD, who focuses on the phenomenon of grandparents raising grandchildren from an attachment perspective. Dr. Poehlmann discusses her research, which suggests bi-directional links between grandparent depression and children’s behavior problems. She expla ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Grief: Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Interview with Colin Pereira-Webber, MA Colin Pereira-Webber, MA, talks about how the death of a parent and the subsequent mourning and grief process shape developing children and adolescents.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
History and Principles of Wraparound Services The wraparound process is a collaborative, team-based approach to service and support planning. This program gives a brief history of the development of the wraparound process and describes ten principles that guide wraparound services for children, youth, and families. Source: National Wraparound Ini ...

Credits:  2 $18.00 Buy
Interviewing Children The author describes children’s developmental stages and age-appropriate interviewing techniques that can be used in child custody evaluations. These strategies can also be used by child welfare workers when assessing a child’s safety and well-being.

Credits:  1.5 $12.00 Buy
Introduction to Case Management This course provides a brief history of case management and discusses case management functions, principles, competencies, and models.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Issues in Foster Care: Overview of Attachment Theory Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, president of On Good Authority, interviews Fran Stott, PhD, who provides an overview of attachment theory. Attachment theory posits that children instinctively attach to caretakers in order to achieve security and survival.


Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Key Elements in Couples Therapy with Veterans Because of the adverse effects of PTSD on relationships, couples therapy can be a powerful adjunct treatment; however, few receive this service. A new framework for conceptualizing couples therapy organizes treatment around the 3 PTSD symptom clusters (re-experiencing, avoidance, and arousal). The authors summarize the relationship consequences of ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Loss, Grief, and Bereavement This program describes the task-based approach to life-threatening illness, anticipatory grief, the stages of grief, and general aspects of grief therapy. The course also includes sections on children and grief and cross-cultural responses to grief and mourning.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Motivation and Treatment Interventions This program describes the process of moving an individual from assessment and diagnosis into treatment intervention. The course offers techniques for motivational interviewing and provides empirical support for various types of substance abuse treatment interventions.

Credits:  2 $24.00 Buy
Motivational Enhancement Therapy and CBT for Adolescent Marijuana Users This course is designed to address the problem of marijuana use by adolescents. The program provides instruction on how to conduct a brief, five-session treatment intervention for teens with cannabis use disorders in an outpatient setting.

Credits:  7 $84.00 Buy
Motivational Interviewing as a Counseling Style The material provides five basic principles of motivational interviewing that address ambivalence and facilitate the change process. The course offers opening strategies to use with clients in the early stages of treatment and concludes with a summary of research on the effectiveness of motivational interviewing.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Multiculturalism and Cultural Competence This program discusses the influence of culture in the delivery of health and human services. Participants will be able to identify the components of cultural competency and will learn techniques for working effectively across cultures. Topics include practice in a multi-cultural environment, elements of cultural competence, diversity and ethics, d ...

Credits:  4 $40.00 Buy
Multiple Dimensions of Culture in the Treatment of Adolescents and Their Families This program discusses the meaning of cultural values and treatment issues, including the neglected dimension of the cultural background of the therapist. The course illustrates the application of the multidimensional cultural approach in the case of a rebellious Mexican-American teenager.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Motivational Interviewing: Enhancing Readiness for Change The authors discuss motivational interviewing and the transtheoretical model of change as a conceptual framework for counseling clients who engage in non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. The major principles of motivational interviewing are applied in a case study of a client who self-injures.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Pain Management This course provides interviews with two pain management experts. Randall Busch, MD, describes some of the new techniques that are used to treat chronic pain, and Kenneth Sharoff, PHD, outlines a cognitive coping skills approach to pain management.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Pathological Gambling: Assessment and Treatment This course discusses prevalence of pathological gambling, diagnostic criteria, screening and assessment, treatment, and gambling and substance use. The program includes case examples.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Psychotherapy with Traumatized Foster Children: Interview with Cynthia Monahon, PsyD Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, president of On Good Authority, interviews Cynthia Monahon, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist and founding Director of the Children's Clinic of the Cutchins Program in Northampton, MA, where she also consults in private practice. Dr. Monahon has specialized in the treatment of pediatric psychological trauma ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
PTSD #1: Differential Diagnosis - Interview with Hugh F. Johnston, MD Hugh Johnston, MD, discusses some of the controversies associated with PTSD and reviews diagnostic and treatment issues as discussed in the DSM-IV-TR, including the difference between acute stress disorder and PTSD. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
PTSD #2: Malingering - Interview with Gerald Rosen, PhD Gerald Rosen, PhD, answers questions about the challenges clinicians face in determining malingering and how to assess for it. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
PTSD #3: The Culture of PTSD - Interview with James Herbert, PhD James Herbert, PhD, describes various aspects of the culture of PTSD and its influence on diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Herbert also discusses how clinicians can encourage resilience. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
PTSD #4: Trauma, the Brain, and Medication - Interview with Anthony D'Agostino, MD PTSD is characterized by symptoms that reflect some form of persistent re-experiencing of the original traumatic event. Anthony M. D’Agostino, MD, discusses the impact of trauma and stress on the brain and explains the use of neurological findings and medication to treat adults and children with PTSD. You can read the text of this interview and/or ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
PTSD #5: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment - Interview with Steven Taylor, PhD Cognitive Behavior Therapies (CBT) are currently the most empirically supported treatments for individuals who experience persistent symptoms following a traumatic event. Steven Taylor, PhD, describes CBT and its use in the treatment of PTSD. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 p ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
PTSD #6: The Body Remembers - Interview with Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW Babette Rothschild, LCSW, author of The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment, encourages psychotherapists working with traumatized individuals to learn as much as possible about theory, tools, and treatment so that they will be well-equipped to work with the unpredictability of trauma and the diverse needs of clients. ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
PTSD #7: Engaging Survivors of Extreme Violence - Interview with Martha Bragin, PhD Martha Bragin, PhD, has spent her professional career working with survivors of extreme violence. She describes her work and discusses how therapists can understand and connect to these survivors, who feel so isolated by their experiences. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 play ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
PTSD #8: Resilience - Interview with Froma Walsh, PhD Froma Walsh, PhD, discusses family and community resilience-oriented approaches to recovery from traumatic loss. Her multi-systemic practice approach contextualizes the distress in the traumatic experience and taps strengths and resources in relational networks to foster resilience and healing and posttraumatic growth. You can read the text of thi ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
PTSD #9: Posttraumatic Growth - Interview with Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT, presents alternative perspectives on the development of trauma-related disorders as well as powerful new methods for their successful resolution. He offers three specific actions that can promote posttraumatic growth and success. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your comp ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
PTSD: Exposure Therapy and Constructive Narrative Therapy Topics include the efficacy of exposure therapy in the treatment of PTSD, common myths associated with the use of exposure therapy, overview of clinical guidelines for exposure treatment, and helping patients "re-author" their view of the trauma and develop coping skills to manage PTSD and co-morbid symptoms.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Rebuilding Attachments and Encouraging Resilience Richard Kagan, PhD, offers tools that practitioners can use to help parents or other family members and children rebuild fragile or disrupted attachments, change patterns of destructive behavior, and implement safety plans to prevent further neglect, abuse, and trauma.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Risk Management Basics: The Application of Law and Ethics to Risk Management This course provides practitioners with essential information on how to reduce the potential for becoming the subject of a malpractice lawsuit or licensing board complaint. Topics include meeting the standard of care, record keeping, confidentiality, office policies, and boundary violations.

Credits:  2 $24.00 Buy
Risk Management for Mental Health Professionals Bryant Welch, JD, PhD, answers questions about risk management and how practitioners can protect themselves from professional liability exposure. The course also provides information on the elements of a suicide risk assessment.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
SCH01 SCHIZOPHRENIA: Neurodevelopment and the Etiology of Schizophrenia
The purpose of this module is to present and overview of the complex picture of etiology of schizophrenia, and that there are many pathways that lead to this clinical outcome.


Credits:  1 $22.33 Buy
SCH02 Schizophrenia: Neurodevelopment and the Etiology of Schizophrenia The purpose of this module is to present a new first-break program that eases the cycle of hospitalization and lifetime disability that afflict mentally ill people.  

Credits:  1 $22.33 Buy
SCH03 SCHIZOPHRENIA: Connecting with the Schizophrenic Patient The purpose of this module is to discuss an established road map for the diagnosis and psychotherapeutic treatment of psychotic disorders based on findings and understanding.

Credits:  1 $22.33 Buy
SCH04 SCHIZOPHRENIA: “Living with a Schizophrenic Child: What Therapists Need to Know” The purpose of this module is to introduce what life is about living with a schizophrenic child. 

Credits:  1 $22.33 Buy
Schizophrenia: A Psychoeducational Model for Treating the Adolescent Who Is Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Schizophrenia, one of the most serious and chronic mental illnesses, often begins in adolescence. It affects every aspect of individual and family functioning. The authors discuss a treatment model that includes establishment of a collaborative relationship between therapist and family, the provision of information and support, and the creation of ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Searching for a Good Night's Sleep Many adults complain of poor sleep yet engage in behaviors that are counterproductive to sleep. This article reviews recent research on the treatment of insomnia and discusses application of mental health counseling strategies for treatment. Case studies illustrate the application of current research within counselor areas of expertise in cognitive ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Six Types of Sexual Addiction: Interview with Douglas Weiss, PhD Douglas Weiss, PhD, sexual addictions expert, describes six different types of sexual addictions and provides tools that can be used for assessment and treatment.

Credits:  1 $15.00 Buy
Solution - Focused Brief Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a competency-based, collaborative psychotherapeutic approach that is both effective and time-sensitive. Although it is a relatively brief form of treatment, SFBT is capable of initiating profound change in people's lives by helping them to resolve the most challenging and intractable problems. The author exp ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Suicide Crisis Intervention Model with 25 Practical Strategies for Implementation Suicidal clients are a difficult and challenging population in counseling. This article contains 25 practical, hands-on strategies for counselors to assist in their interactions with suicidal clients. The strategies are situated within a seven-step model for crisis intervention that is specifically tailored to suicidal clients.

Credits:  2 $24.00 Buy
Supervision: Clinical Supervision - Principles and Practice This course outlines principles of clinical supervision and guidelines for supervisors, addresses such issues as cultural competence, ethical and legal issues, and documentation, and provides information on various methods of monitoring and observing clinical performance. The material is relevant for both supervisors and supervisees. Vignettes are ...

Credits:  5 $40.00 Buy
Supervision: Issues in Clinical Supervision Clinical supervision, while appearing on the surface to be similar to psychotherapy, is a different relationship, a different set of skills, with unique qualities and characteristics that set it apart. Four experts discuss various aspects of supervision, including the dimensions of supervision from a systemic point of view, the relational model of ...

Credits:  3 $45.00 Buy
Supervision: Psychotherapy-Driven Supervision This program presents detailed descriptions of the teacher, counselor, and consultant roles of supervisors. Psychotherapy-driven supervision is illustrated for three theoretical approaches: humanistic-relationship oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused.

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Therapist’s Guide to Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy This manual is designed for mental health practitioners who want to establish a solid foundation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills. The manual details the basic steps needed to provide cognitive behavioral therapy with the intent that the therapist will feel increasingly comfortable using CBT. The manual is not designed for advanced CBT ...

Credits:  7 $90.00 Buy
Toxicity of Shame: Applications for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Shame co-occurs with many disorders and client concerns, such as self-harm, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, interpersonal conflicts, self-criticism, trauma, and personality disorders. The authors review the complexity of shame and present a rationale for using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat it. The article presents primary ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Transgenerational Trauma and Child Sexual Abuse: Reconceptualizing Cases Involving Young Survivors of CSA Transgenerational trauma is defined as trauma that has been passed down from one generation to another, either directly or indirectly. The authors review the literature on child sexual abuse (CSA), the influence of primary caregivers and transgenerational trauma, and present a case illustration. Specific interventions are offered to provide mental ...

Credits:  1 $12.00 Buy
Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorders Attachment and caregiving systems are at the heart of that crucial first relationship. This program discusses the diagnosis and treatment of attachment disorders.

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Understanding Suicidal Behavior in the Military Suicide in the military is a significant concern. The authors review empirical studies and use two case studies to illustrate the potential explanatory role of Joiner's (2005) interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior: The theory posits that three variables--perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and acquired capability for ...

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Use of Mindfulness in Trauma Counseling This program explores the use of mindfulness interventions in trauma counseling, with particular attention on how mindfulness can address the neuropsychological aspects of trauma. The material includes a case example that illustrates the use of mindfulness techniques in trauma counseling.

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Why Not Pot? A Review of the Brain-based Risks of Cannabis The use of marijuana is associated with several brain-based risks. The authors provide an historical perspective on marijuana and review contemporary research on its potential for negative effects on the brain.  They discuss the risk of cannabis dependence, driving under the influence of cannabis, underachievement, inducing (or worsening) cert ...

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Working with Gay Youth Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, president of On Good Authority, interviews Ritch Savin-Williams, PhD, Director of the Sex and Gender Lab at Cornell University, and Robert Galatzer-Levy, MD, child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and co-author of The Course of Gay and Lesbian Lives about issues related to psychotherapy with gay youth ...

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