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 Client Safety and Positioning for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

Mental Health Technicians should ensure that patients are safe and not at risk for falls. It is also important to maintain patient safety whenever restraints are used. This course discusses how healthcare professionals look for signs that a client or patient might have difficulties moving or staying in a safe position on their own and what techniques they should use to help their patients move... more

 End of Life Care for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Patients with terminal illnesses present many needs that mental health technicians should address to ensure they receive the best care to provide the best quality of life in their remaining days. The needs of the terminally ill range from the immediate and physical to the psychological, emotional, and spiritual. Mental health technicians may work directly with individuals at the end of their... more

 Palliative Care: An Introduction for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Palliative care programs have become more available in the United States over recent decades and provide an alternative to hospice for patients diagnosed with a terminal illness. A clear understanding of palliative care will help mental health technicians meet the overall treatment goals and care needs of patients. This course will introduce you to palliative care, how it compares to hospice,... more

 Patient Wellness for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

A philosophy of wellness focuses on working with patients to establish a lifestyle that seeks to increase satisfaction, productivity, and happiness through making conscious choices in order to live a more satisfying lifestyle. The healthy habits cultivated within the wellness philosophy helps individuals avoid self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, toxic relationships, and... more

 PTSD: A Practical Overview for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

This course presents mental health technicians with an overall picture of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder for working with someone with a history of trauma. Terminology and related concepts are discussed using real-world scenarios and case studies. The categories of symptoms are described as well as their potential impact on a victim’s life. This course provides practical... more

 Using an Epipen for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

Because mental health technicians work daily with patients who have a variety of presenting symptoms and health needs. Allergies, even when known by the entire care team, can present life threatening complications. Anaphylaxis, also called anaphylactic shock, is a serious allergic reaction that can onset rapidly and may cause death if not immediately treated. People prone to anaphylaxis are... more

Abuse: An Overview for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Abuse can impact people in a multitude of ways and is important to recognize and understand when working as a mental health technician. The abuse of another person implies intention, maltreatment and the violation of their rights. It can occur once or over time, and every victim of abuse responds and heals differently. This course includes an overview of abuse, important definitions,... more

Administering Ear, Eye & Nose Medication for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

Patients commonly need assistance with administering drops and nasal sprays when under care for other concerns. Every mental health technician should be aware of the types of eye drops, ear drops, nose drops, and nasal sprays routinely prescribed and how to use them. This course discusses the proper way to administer each of these products and identifies the most common medications in each of... more

Adolescents with Substance Related Disorders
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

It is believed that 70% of adolescents have tried alcohol and 50% will have tried an illegal drug by their senior year of high school. In this same period of time, 40% of adolescents will have smoked a cigarette and 20% will have taken prescription pills for the purpose of getting high (NIDA, 2014). As a result of the number of adolescents who are engaging in substance use, over one million... more

Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Many individuals seek treatment approaches for health concerns beyond those seen in traditional medical settings. Alternative and complementary approaches to traditional medical models, also referred to as CAM therapies, typically focus on caring for the mind, body, and spirit of the person receiving treatment and may be used with traditional medical interventions or in place of them. This... more

Americans with Disabilities Act for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Mental health technicians often work with individuals who are temporarily or permanently disabled. As a result, professionals should be familiar with the history and purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it impacts patients as well as the workplace. This course presents key information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and discusses the basic expectations of ADA and... more

Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Working with individuals experiencing anxiety that is an expected response to their environment as well as with individuals diagnosed with an anxiety disorder is an almost daily experience for mental health technicians. It is therefore important to know how to recognize symptoms of anxiety and potential treatment options. While anxiety can be an expected response to a situation, anxiety can... more

Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Anxiety disorders impact more than twenty-five million people in the U.S., and these disorders are the most common mental health diagnoses given to children and adolescents. Anxiety disorders are often identified by common symptoms that may include the overwhelming feeling of panic and fear, obsessive thoughts, and recurring nightmares. In both children and adolescents, anxiety disorders often... more

Autism Spectrum Disorder
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disorders characterized by ongoing social problems, repetitive behaviors, and symptoms that appear early in childhood and impact functioning socially. Individuals identified with an Autism spectrum disorder may be mildly impaired or severely disabled. This course will provide an overview of Autism spectrum disorder and... more

Behavior Management Techniques
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

As a result of trauma experienced within their biological families, children in foster care have often been found to demonstrate sexual, aggressive, abusive, and inappropriate behaviors. Other challenging behaviors commonly seen with foster children include lying, stealing, anger, running away, efforts to self-harm, sleep problems, and bed wetting. The challenging behaviors exhibited as a... more

Behavioral Health Advance Directives
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

When individuals living with mental illness face a crisis like a hospitalization, managing a crisis can be extremely challenging, especially when there are no plans in place. Behavioral health advanced directives should be developed and implemented to assist individuals during a time of crisis. This course will introduce you to behavioral health advance directives for individuals living with a... more

Borderline Personality Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Borderline personality disorder is characterized by difficulties in regulating emotions. This inability to regulate emotions can lead to impulsivity, outbursts, conflict in relationships, and even psychotic behaviors. Borderline personality disorder also often co-occurs with other mental disorders, increasing the treatment complexity. This course will discuss symptoms, diagnosis, and current... more

Bullying in Healthcare for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Bullying can occur in any workplace, but it is a growing problem in healthcare settings and is an important topic for every mental health technician to know about. Bullying involves repeated and unwanted actions by an individual or group intended to intimidate, harass, degrade, or offend one or more persons. It negatively impacts the emotional health and well-being of employees and affects the... more

Care of the Elderly and Chronically Ill for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Caring for older adults and for those with chronic illnesses requires an awareness of the specific needs of these populations. With the proper care, patients can experience the best quality of life possible as they deal with the impact of aging and illness. This course discusses the unique needs elderly and chronically ill clients in a variety of settings, including needed services provided as... more

Caring for Clients with Alzheimer's Disease for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Alzheimer’s Disease is complex, and each individual diagnosed experiences some variations in the progression of the disease and treatment effectiveness. Mental health technicians should be familiar with the stages of Alzheimer’s disease and what to look for in patients. This course discusses dementia, identifying symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and the... more

Caring for Clients with Cancer for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Cancer is a scary word; when people hear it they think of suffering and death.  In reality, the term cancer refers to a wide range of diseases characterized by an interruption in normal cell growth.  Some cancers are very treatable when found early, while others are deadly.  Chances are that Mental Health Technicians will care for many cancer patients over the course of their... more

Caring for Clients with Emotional Illness for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

The Mental Health Technician will care for many different types of patients, clients, and residents.  Some of these people require care due to illnesses, disabilities, or the effects of old age.  Some patients, though, may seem physically healthy but are still unable to care for themselves due to mental or emotional illness.  Many patients can also suffer from emotional illness... more

Caring for Terminally Ill Clients for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Mental Health Technicians will care for patients through many stages of the healing process.  Some patients, however, suffer from illnesses that have no cure.  Other patients may be very elderly, and their body is slowly shutting down. In both cases these patients are approaching death, which is the inevitable end to all human lives. It’s the role of the Mental Health... more

Case Management: An Overview
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Case management has become standard practice and an essential component in providing support to clients throughout health and human services. The case manager is tasked with helping clients minimize their stay in hospitals and to locate services in their communities in order to receive treatment as well as support. Case managers are a support to clinical staff and a advocate for clients. This... more

Child Abuse and Neglect
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

This course will provide an overview of child abuse including recognition of abuse, reporting, and how abuse affects our society as a whole. Although this is an issue that takes place globally, this course will focus solely on child abuse in the United States. Specifically, this course will identify the different types of abuse that can happen to children including physical, psychological,... more

Civil Rights and Advocacy for Clients with Developmental Disorders
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Historically, those living with developmental disabilities in the United States faced much discrimination, segregation from others and exclusion from education, work, housing, and even from routine daily activities. Today, people with developmental disorders have the same basic legal, civil and human rights as other citizens. The U.S. Constitution, federal laws, and federal court decisions... more

Classifications of Disease for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

The human body is a complex machine, performing best when all its parts are healthy, doing what they are supposed to do.  People constantly experience internal and external forces that threaten the body’s health, which can lead to disease and illness.  Medical doctors diagnose diseases, then order a treatment plan to cure them. It is an important part of the Mental Health... more

Client Mobility and Ambulation for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Mobility is an important part of human activity.  From an early age, people have a need to move from place to place, and they learn ways to do this regardless of their physical condition.  Most patients, clients, and residents are used to an active lifestyle, so they can become frustrated when they cannot move around like they did before an illness, injury, or old age set in. ... more

Client Mobility and Transfer Skills for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Mobility is an important part of human activity.  From an early age, people have a need to move from place to place, and they learn ways to do this regardless of their physical condition.  Most patients, clients, and residents are used to an active lifestyle, so they can become frustrated when they cannot move around like they did before an illness, injury, or old age set in. ... more

Client-Patient Grievances for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

When poor treatment outcomes occur that are not because a patient does not complete their treatment as prescribed, they may view this treatment failure as being the fault of the healthcare provider. When a patient believes the provider is at fault for treatment failures, a grievance may be filed by the patient. Mental health technicians should be familiar with grievance procedures, as they can... more

Client-Patient Rights for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Mental health technicians should be familiar with the rights of their patients as medical care today is complex and full of navigation challenges that require all members of the care team to know and implement. Client-patient rights will vary from state to state and county to county and even across settings, but they are always an essential part of healthcare and treatment. This course will... more

Co-Occurring Disorders: Treatment Integration
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Over half of the individuals with mental health disorders also deal with substance related issues. In many cases, the combination of dug or alcohol use and mental health disorders is attributed to self-medicating behaviors. Specifically, drugs and alcohol can be in the form of self-medication, where individuals with an untreated mental illness like anxiety or depression have their symptoms... more

Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

When patients, clients, and residents are comfortable they feel calm and relaxed. Helping patients with their physical and emotional comfort is at the heart of the healthcare professional’s job. When patients are physically and emotionally comfortable, they are better able to rest and sleep, which improves their overall well-being and helps the body to heal. Mental health technicians are... more

Communicating with the Elderly for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Being able to communicate with older patients is an essential skill for all mental health technicians. Effective communication helps patients feel less isolated and can also improve their sense of wellbeing. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities become barriers to effective communication, especially when working with patients who often have additional mental health concerns.... more

Communicating with the Hearing Impaired for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Strong communication skills are critical for professionals working in healthcare settings, and it is particularly important for mental health technicians as they interact with a variety of individuals daily presenting with many communication challenges. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities create barriers to effective communication, especially when patients lose some or all... more

Communication Skills for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

Our Communication Skills for Mental Health Technicians course discusses the basic principles of how people communicate with each other and provide examples of effective communication among healthcare professionals as well as between care providers and patients, clients, and residents.

Community Inclusion for Clients with Developmental Disorders
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) mandates that those with disabilities will be afforded equal opportunity to benefit from all programs, services, and activities in their communities. Community Inclusion Programs are designed to empower families and those with developmental disorders with the tools necessary to access supportive community members, community services,... more

Conflict of Interest
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

One of the central concepts of mental health, health care, social work, and substance abuse treatment is the therapeutic relationship. The therapeutic relationship provides the basis for successful treatment, and it is guided by the ethical guidelines identified in each specialty of behavioral health. Therapeutic boundaries and conflicts of interest typically arise together during treatment,... more

Crisis Intervention
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Crisis intervention is a currently evolving field as we face an increase of workplace violence and aggression as well as societal changes. Professionals working with people on a regular basis will experience conflict at some point. For those working in medical or behavioral health settings, it is also likely that a crisis on a small or potentially larger scale will be experienced at some point... more

Critical Incident Reporting for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Quality improvement measures increase care coordination, patient safety, and preventive health services and have become of increased focus in healthcare. Implementing quality improvement measures result not only in better care for at risk populations often treated by mental health technicians but also enhance patient experiences. Despite efforts to improve patient experiences, critical... more

Customer Service in Behavioral Health for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Providing good customer service is one of the most important things in healthcare settings. Superior customer service can significantly improve the overall experience for both service providers and individuals seeking healthcare services. In healthcare organizations, good customer service improves the ability to care for their clients, fulfill the organization’s mission and business... more

Defensive Driving
Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Anyone who drives a motor vehicle as part of their job, whether as a full-time activity or just on the rare occasion should routinely take defensive driving training to promote safe driving habits.  This course covers several ways for drivers to practice habits that help insure company and personal vehicles are operated in the safest way possible. 

Depression in Children and Adolescents
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders found in children and it can have a devastating impact on child and adolescent academic and social functioning. Childhood depression has been linked to abuse and neglect, as well as traumatic experiences such as bullying, teasing, social isolation, racial discrimination, and poverty. Untreated depression in children can lead to... more

Dissociative Identity Disorder
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

This course is designed to present an overall view of dissociative identity disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder.  Most people have experienced some type of mild dissociation, such as daydreaming or losing themselves in a project.  However, Dissociative Identity Disorder is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder.  The dissociative aspect is... more

DSM-5: Anxiety and OCD Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Both Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders can be diagnosed in childhood or adulthood. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, depending on the type of object or situation that provokes the excessive or inappropriate response. Like Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders can also have a pervasive negative impact on the quality of life. While we have all... more

DSM-5: Depressive Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

An entire chapter in the DSM-5 is devoted to depressive disorders. Depressive disorders are among the most frequently diagnosed mental disorders that clinicians are likely to encounter in their practice. However, not only the underlying causes and presenting symptoms but the duration and pervasiveness of the illness and degree of impairment vary greatly. All depressive disorders are... more

DSM-5: Feeding and Eating Disorders
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

The decision of the DSM-5 manual authors to present the chapter on Feeding and Eating Disorders immediately following Somatic Symptoms Disorders makes sense since both categories of disorders are predominantly manifested by symptoms that are not just behavioral but physiological. Feeding and eating disorders entail a persistent disturbance in behavior associated with eating, resulting in the... more

DSM-5: Introduction and Historical Overview 
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

This course provides a basic but comprehensive overview of one of the American Psychiatric Association’s major publications, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Although previous editions of the manual will be referred to briefly in the discussion as background material, the focus will be on the latest revised version. This is the edition published in May,... more

DSM-5: Neurocognitive Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

The chapter in DSM-5 immediately following Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders is devoted to a group of mental conditions categorized as neurocognitive disorders (NCDs). These illnesses were classified as “Dementia, Delirium, Amnestic, and Other Cognitive Disorders” in DSM-IV. The common underlying feature in all of these diagnoses is a clinical deficit in cognitive... more

DSM-5: Neurodevelopmental and Impulse Control Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Both Neurodevelopmental and Impulse-Control disorders are likely to be diagnosed during childhood. The symptoms of these categories of disorders vary greatly, but both categories contain diagnoses where significant and often severe impairment occurs in both home and school life. Together, these chapters contain the most common disorders seen in children and adolescents. This course discusses... more

DSM-5: Paraphilic Disorders and Other Disorders of Clinical Attention
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Paraphilia refers to intense and persistent sexual interests that fall outside the realm of what is considered phenotypically normal. In addition to clinical disorders in DSM-5, there are also several small sections devoted to other disorders and considerations for diagnosis. Those will be included in this course. This course, then, will include an overview of disorders that warrant... more

DSM-5: Personality Disorders
CE Hours : 2 | Course Hours: 2
$20.00

Our personality is who we are and how we present ourselves to the world. Personality disorders are considered traits that create a pattern of interacting that leads to distress or impairment. This course will discuss the types of personality disorders recognized in the DSM-5, diagnostic criteria and symptoms, and what is known about the prognosis and course of each disorder. 

DSM-5: Schizophrenia and Bipolar Related Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

An entire chapter of DSM-5 is devoted to Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders. These disorders cover a wide range of symptoms and degrees of severity. However, a defining characteristic of all of them is the presence of one or more of the following symptoms: delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking. Another large group of disorders addressed in a separate chapter in... more

DSM-5: Sexual Dysfunction and Gender Dysphoria
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

These two chapters address a diverse group of mental disorders. Sexual dysfunctions are characterized by a clinically significant disturbance in the individual’s ability to respond sexually or experience sexual pleasure. The chapter that follows addresses gender dysphoria, which includes clinical problems created by the lack of congruence that occurs in some people between the gender... more

DSM-5: Sleep-Wake Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Sleep-wake disorders are grouped together in a chapter of mental disorders in DSM-5. Appropriate treatment methods vary depending on the nature and severity of the condition, but in some instances, follow up with a sleep specialist is advisable. Sleep disorders are often accompanied by other symptoms of mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive changes. In addition,... more

DSM-5: Somatic and Elimination Disorders
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

These two chapters in the DSM-5 may have little in common in terms of symptoms, but they are both chapters that include disorders that impact a broad cross-section of the population and include physical symptoms manifesting cognitive and emotional distress. Somatic Symptom Disorder and the other related disorders that are grouped together all focus on disorders that manifest through somatic... more

DSM-5: Substance Use Disorders
CE Hours : 4 | Course Hours: 4
$20.00

The DSM-5 chapter immediately following Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders is a very extensive chapter on Substance Related and Addictive Disorders. The substance-related and addictive disorders are in some respects very similar to the disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders because, like the latter, they are characterized by a tendency to act impulsively without... more

DSM-5: Trauma, Stressor-Related, and Dissociative Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

These disorders are separated into two chapters in DSM-5. One covers Trauma and Stressor-Related disorders while the chapter that follows it addresses dissociative disorders. All of these disorders share some common characteristics in trauma experienced or witnessed at some point in one’s life that results in the presenting symptoms and disorder. This course will discuss the... more

Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Adolescence is a period of growth and discovery as well as rapid physical and psychological changes. As young men and women undergo the physical and psychological changes of adolescence, many experience confusion and dissatisfaction with their bodies. Although the majority of individuals who experience body dissatisfaction eventually accept, if not embrace, their appearance, extreme cases of... more

Effective Communication Among Caregivers for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Mental health technicians should be able to effectively communicate with individuals in their care. It helps patients feel less isolated and can also improve their overall sense of wellbeing. In addition, being able to communicate effectively with peers, subordinates, and supervisors is critical for mental health technicians and directly impacts patient care. In fact, paying attention to... more

Elder Abuse and Neglect for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Elder abuse can impact people from all ethnic and social backgrounds and in all settings. Abuse, while primarily impacting the victim, will also impact family and caregivers. Mental health technicians working with older adults should know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This can be particularly important for mental health technicians working with individuals who may... more

End of Life Care for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Patients with terminal illnesses present many needs that mental health technicians should address to ensure they receive the best care to provide the best quality of life in their remaining days. The needs of the terminally ill range from the immediate and physical to the psychological, emotional, and spiritual. Mental health technicians may work directly with individuals at the end of their... more

Ethics in Behavioral Health: An Overview
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Ethics are the standards of behavior that we hold as individuals and groups, telling us how we should act in life both personally and professionally. They are our value system in practice. In our professional lives, ethics define what it means to be a good professional in one’s chosen field. Within behavioral health professions, there are numerous ethical codes... more

Family Therapy for Substance Related Disorders
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

With both high drop out and relapse rates, substance abuse treatment continues to be difficult for the millions of people facing addiction. In order to address these addiction treatment challenges, more effective treatment methods are needed. Family therapy is seen as critical for the successful treatment of alcoholism and chemical dependence. This course on family therapy and substance-... more

Geriatric Care Management
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly... more

Handling Aggressive Residents and Patients with Dementia for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Mental health technicians are often involved in patient care that goes beyond physical medical support to include caring for both psychological and emotional needs. When a patient becomes emotionally upset, displaying aggressive physical behavior, it is not only disruptive but can be harmful to healthcare workers, family members, and other patients and interfere with necessary medical care.... more

Handling Aggressive Residents and Patients with Dementia for MHTs
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Mental health technicians are often involved in patient care that goes beyond physical medical support to include caring for both psychological and emotional needs. When a patient becomes emotionally upset, displaying aggressive physical behavior, it is not only disruptive but can be harmful to healthcare workers, family members, and other patients and interfere with necessary medical care.... more

Handling Augmentative Communication
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the field of endeavor addressing the communication and related needs of people who experience significant communication impairments. One’s Quality of Life is dramatically and drastically altered when their ability to use natural speech is compromised, especially those with complex communication needs. The goal of AAC is to help people find... more

Hepatitis B Virus for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

Anyone working with individuals receiving medical care, including mental health technicians, may be exposed to human blood on a regular or occasional basis. Because of this exposure risk, all healthcare professionals should know how to respond should an exposure occur. Blood is sometimes infected with bloodborne pathogens like the hepatitis B virus and poses a health risk for healthcare... more

HIPAA an Introduction for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Any mental health technician working with patients in a healthcare setting should be aware of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA. Healthcare professionals should understand how HIPAA impacts them personally and how they should comply with HIPAA standards in their day-to-day operations when working with patients. This course discusses an individual’s... more

HIV and AIDS Prevention for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Mental health technicians face an increased risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens when working directly with patients in healthcare settings, including hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Exposure can occur through needlesticks or cuts from other sharp instruments that are contaminated with an infected patient's blood.... more

Intervening in a Crisis
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

An increasing number of youth are experiencing crises which affect their functioning in their homes, their schools, and their communities. A crisis can affect anyone and many types of crises (like natural disasters, divorce, etc.) are universal. There are, however, specific effects of crises on children and adolescents. In particular, children and adolescents have been found to exhibit a... more

Marijuana Use
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Known for creating feelings of euphoria, relaxation, as well as pain relief, marijuana has always been popular for both recreational and medical purposes. Marijuana is widely believed to be the most popular and accessible drug in the United States, with 48 percent of adults acknowledging that they tried it at least once. The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, as... more

Medicare Part D: Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services known as CMS has released the 9th and final chapter for the Prescription Drug Benefit Manual regarding a program to control fraud, waste and abuse. This course provides both interpretative rules and guidelines for Part D plan sponsors on how to implement the regulatory requirements to have in place a comprehensive fraud and abuse plan to detect,... more

Medication Management
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

For frontline medical professionals, preventing medication errors begins with the preparation of the medication and continues with administration and documentation. For anyone administering medication to another individual, there are many checks along the way to ensure that medication administration is done without error. This course will overview the basics of pharmacology and the role of the... more

Motivational Interviewing
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

While Motivational Interviewing (MI) was originally developed to help substance abusers, it has been found to be helpful in several other ways. Not only when helping with mental health treatment but behavioral health and corporate settings as well. It is a client-centered counseling style and focuses on helping clients change behaviors. Training of Human Service personnel, counselors, and... more

Oppositional Defiant Disorder
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

It is normal for children and adolescents to occasionally argue with their parents and defy authority, particularly when they are tired, hungry, or upset. Boundary testing is also seen as a normal part of adolescent development; however, there are cases where challenges to adult authority goes beyond what is considered to be normal. When children and adolescents regularly express anger and... more

Pain Screening
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Pain is one of the most pervasive medical conditions in today’s society. Living with pain affects people physically and mentally, causing deterioration in their overall wellbeing. Pain screening is considered to be an essential component of creating a comprehensive treatment plan and educating individuals to understand that pain is not a necessary part of daily life and what methods... more

Person-Centered Planning
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Person-centered planning is an approach to treatment that began in clinical work with individuals with disabilities and has expanded to be used in a variety of populations. In general, person-centered planning is a collection of planning styles with a set of shared principles that focus on the unique needs and personality of the individual. This overview will include information about the... more

Positive Behavior Support For Clients With Developmental Disorders
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Positive behavior support focuses on reducing and preventing the challenging behaviors associated with developmental disorders. Positive behavior support has proven to be a successful method for working with children and youth with developmental disorders. Experience has shown that positive behavior support that fully involves parents or other caregivers more often leads to positive results... more

Preventing and Reducing Medication Errors
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Medication errors can occur anywhere medication is distributed: from nursing homes and doctor offices to hospitals and pharmacies. Whenever medication is given from one person to another, there is always a possibility that a medication error will occur. Medication errors are often a cause for legal actions taken against medical professionals, and they can range from minor to even fatal. Most... more

Preventing Falls for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Falls and resulting injuries happen often as patients learn to adapt to physical, mental, or emotional changes following an injury, surgery, or illness. In fact, falls with serious injuries are among the top events reported in medical settings. Patient falls are, however, preventable. With the right assessment, knowledge of fall risks, and proper staff training, mental health technicians can... more

Proper Documentation in Behavioral Health
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Although it receives less focus than service provision and the professional-client relationship, proper documentation is an essential part of successful outcomes in behavioral health. Documentation has been identified as a fundamental and critical skill needed to communicate patient needs and responses to treatment. Documentation also allows behavioral health professionals the opportunity to... more

Reactive Attachment Disorder
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

When young children have a negative and chaotic relationship with their caregivers, they have a risk for developing an attachment disorder. One of the most severe types of attachment disorders seen in children who have experienced abuse and neglect is reactive attachment disorder, which has resulted in general behavioral problems, social problems, and mental health problems in children.... more

Restraining Passengers During Transportation
Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Transportation is an important part of life. From an early age, people have both desire and need to go places. Every day, millions of people use public transportation, Para transit, private services, health care providers, and school systems to get to different locations. While often taken for granted by those without disabilities, individuals with physical, emotional, and developmental... more

Restrictive Practices: Seclusion and Restraints
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

The need for restrictive practices as a response to violent behavior remains one of the most controversial approaches to patient care in hospitals, mental health facilities, and schools.  Although the practice continues to be used in emergency situations to prevent injury to patients and staff, there is increased focus on eliminating the need for restraints and seclusions.  De-escalation... more

Risk Management for Clients with Developmental Disorders
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

While most people with developmental disabilities can live and work in the community with a standard level of assistance, some have difficulties in consistently making good choices, which places them and others at risk. In these cases, clients need to be assessed to identify and address the areas of risk to prevent negative outcomes, and to help the client maintain and enhance the quality of... more

Schizophrenia for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

This course focuses on recognizing how symptoms of schizophrenia present as well as the known causes and treatment. Schizophrenia affects a person’s perceptions of the world, interactions with others, and thinking. Individuals with schizophrenia lose touch with reality and therefore have significant challenges negotiating daily activities. Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder; with... more

Self-Harming Behaviors in Children and Adolescents
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Deliberate self-harm is an important public health concern impacting children and adolescents. Although once considered rare, an increasing number of children and adolescents engage in deliberate self-harm or self-mutilating behaviors, including hitting, cutting, burning, hair-pulling, skin picking, and other behaviors intended to create injury. While self-harming behaviors are frightening to... more

Sexualized Behavior in Children
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Childhood sexual abuse has multiple negative impacts across the lifespan. In the U.S. alone, an estimated one out of three females and one out of five males will be sexually victimized before they turn 18 years old. Prior sexual abuse can often manifest through sexualized behaviors and mental health disorders in children and adolescents. Children who have been sexually or physically abused... more

Stages of Change
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Behavioral health clinicians use the stages of change model to assess the willingness of clients to change maladaptive behaviors. This model is based on the understanding that change is a process and that individuals have to be willing to change in order to effectively engage in treatment.  Incorporating the stages of change model is important to determine the most effective treatment... more

Substance Related Disorders and Anxiety EBP
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Substance use is believed to be particularly high among individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders, which is attributed to a belief that drug and alcohol use reduces anxiety and tension. Furthermore, there is a belief that a reciprocal, causal relationship exists between anxiety and substance abuse over time due to the positive relationship between anxiety disorders and alcohol dependence.... more

Suicide Prevention for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Over the past decade, suicide rates have risen with more individuals reporting suicidal thoughts and attempting suicide. With the increase of attempts and completed suicides, the need for suicide prevention is greater than ever. Suicide prevention programs have been successfully implemented to help prevent and respond to suicide, though research continues to address population specific risks.... more

The History of Psychology
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

The field of psychology can trace its roots back to Greece and Rome with many scientists and philosophers lending their expertise as the field has grown throughout history. Understanding the practice of psychology today means knowing where different schools of thought developed to understand human behavior and thought. This course discusses how psychology developed as a discipline, the... more

Therapeutic Alliance
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Whether working with individuals or families, the therapeutic alliance is an essential aspect of treatment success and positive outcomes. Understanding how to form a positive, effective alliance with clients is an essential skill for all therapists as well as anyone working directly with clients. Building an alliance is a necessary step in any discipline involved in the direct mental health... more

Therapeutic Boundaries
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Therapeutic boundaries are created to establish limits and to define a safe, therapeutic bond between professionals and their patients. Boundaries keep clinical interventions and service provisions focused first on the client and their needs. The establishment of therapeutic boundaries is a primary reason the therapeutic relationship is able to develop and flourish. This course discusses how... more

Transporting Adults in Wheelchairs
Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Mobility is an important part of human activity, and from an early age people have a need to move from place to place.  For people who depend on mobility assistance through wheelchairs, seemingly mundane daily tasks like shopping for groceries can quickly become complicated. Many disabled individuals rely on transportation provided by public services, private companies, and healthcare... more

Transporting Children in Safety Seats
Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States, killing over 1,000,000 people in 2012 alone.  Many of these deaths could have been prevented and injuries reduced through the use of safety belts and child safety seats. It is up to parents and caregivers to ensure that children are properly restrained in a motor vehicle with the right device for the... more

Transporting Children in Wheelchairs
Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Mobility is an important part of human activity. Getting from point A to point B is often a challenging endeavor for anyone dependent on a wheelchair for some or all mobility. For children dependent on wheelchairs for mobility, taking a bus to school or other activities requires not only special equipment onboard but also trained transportation professionals. This course discusses how bus... more

Transporting Emotionally and Developmentally Disabled Adults
Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Transportation is an important part of daily life. Every day, millions of people are transported to and from school, work, appointments, shopping trips, and other destinations by public transportation, Para transit, private services, health care providers, and others.  For most passengers, this is a pretty simple process. For those with emotional and developmental disabilities, a simple ride... more

Treatment Planning and Documentation
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Treatment plans are considered road maps for behavioral health care, including all interactions. The treatment plan is created through a collaborative effort between the client and professional, providing regular opportunities for the development of rapport. When the goals and objectives of treatment planning focus on the client's needs, treatment plans are considered to be an essential tool... more

Unaddressed Trauma in Foster Children
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Children in foster care are more likely to experience adverse childhood experiences, which increases their risk of negative outcomes in childhood and into adulthood. Many of the adverse experiences are highly traumatic and ultimately result in foster care placement. Because trauma is known to result in increased stress, children unable to adapt to the stress will find it more challenging to... more

Understanding Developmental Disorders
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Developmental disorders are characterized as mental or physical impairments which begin before the age of 22 and last throughout a persons’ lifetime. These impairments are called developmental disorders because they are most often identified in children who are around 3 years old, a critical time in child development. Developmental disorders are severe chronic conditions due to mental... more

Understanding Grief for Mental Health Technicians
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Grief and loss are experienced by everyone in life, and it is therefore an important area for mental health technicians to be comfortable with when working with patients. Grief and loss experienced by patients can trigger unpleasant memories, events, hard times, loneliness, anger, and confusion in addition to reminding us of our own history with grief and loss.  As a mental health... more

Understanding Marijuana Use for Parents
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Recognizing the potential dangers of marijuana and being aware of existing resources can help parents protect their children from the harmful consequences of cannabis use disorder. This course will explore the prevalence of marijuana among teens and its rise in popularity over the past decade. This overview will also provide parents with guidance on how to prevent marijuana use among children... more

Working with Youth From a Strength-Based Perspective
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Service providers have long struggled with finding effective ways to provide services and interventions to youth at-risk for a range of negative outcomes including substance related disorders, mental illness, and criminal activity. Strength-based approaches to treatment create the opportunity for positive outcomes and promote resiliency for at-risk youth. Strength-based approaches recognize... more