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Abuse: An Overview
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Abuse, in its simplest form, is the maltreatment of something or someone. For the purposes of this course, we will focus on the abuse of other people. Abuse implies intention, maltreatment and the violation of the rights of an individual by another. Abuse is often thought of within families, but it is also includes work relationships and friendships. This course will provide an overview 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

Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress that arises in life that everyone has experienced. Anxiety alerts us when something is dangerous and can help prepare us to respond to situations. While similar to fear, anxiety is different in that it is focused on the anticipation of a threat at some point in the future and might be quite general in its nature. Sometimes, anxiety can become so... 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

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
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Repeated and unwanted actions by an individual or group intended to intimidate, harass, degrade, or offend one or more persons is bullying. In organizations, bullying has a negative impact on the emotional health and well-being of employees and affects the performance of the entire organization. Bullying has become a serious and growing problem affecting a significant proportion of healthcare... 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

Client-Patient Rights
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

In this day and age with all the things that can happen to a person and all of their information, client and patient rights are important to know and understand. Client-patient rights have changed from when they first became a part of medical and research programs to what we know now. While rights vary from state to state and county to county, the rights of patients and clients are a very... more

Client/Patient Grievances
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

While there are a number of reasons for individuals to experience poor outcomes in treatment, there are occasions when the failure to complete part or all of treatment results from something done by the professionals overseeing treatment and not the client. When the client is not responsible for a treatment failure, they may view that as a grievance against their provider. Grievances are... 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

Communicating with the Elderly
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When healthcare workers effectively communicate with those for whom they care, it helps patients feel less isolated and can improve their sense of wellbeing. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities can become barriers to effective caregiver-patient communication. Paying attention to... more

Communicating with the Hearing Impaired
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When healthcare workers effectively communicate with their patients, they may feel less isolated and have an improved sense of wellbeing. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities can become barriers to effective caregiver-patient communication, especially when patients lose some or all... more

Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

When health care workers effectively communicate with those they care for, it helps patients, clients, and residents feel less isolated and improves their sense of wellbeing. When they understand how the communication process works and how to effectively send and receive messages, health care workers are better able to meet the needs of those they care for. This course will teach current and... 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

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: 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: 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: 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

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
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When healthcare workers effectively communicate with those for whom they care, it helps patients, clients, and residents feel less isolated and can improve their sense of wellbeing. Communicating effectively with peers, subordinates, and supervisors is not only an expectation of all healthcare... more

Elder Abuse and Neglect
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for anyone working with or caring for an elder to know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This course defines elder abuse, identifies populations of elderly at risk for... 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

Infection Prevention
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Workers in many industries are regularly exposed to infectious agents. In health care, workers should practice universal precautions to prevent the spread of disease to themselves and others. Workers in other industries, though, can also inadvertently spread disease to customers and patrons. This course discusses infection control techniques that help prevent others from being infected by... more

Infection Prevention (Prevención de Infecciones)
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Los trabajadores en muchas industrias están regularmente expuestos a agentes infecciosos. En la salud, los trabajadores deben practicar las precauciones universales para prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad para ellos mismos y otros.El trabajo que implica exposición a las enfermedades infecciosas, los trabajadores en otras industrias también inadvertidamente pueden transmitir la enfermedad... 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

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

Person-Centered Planning (La Planificación Centrada En La Persona)
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

La Planificación Centrada en la Persona es un enfoque del tratamiento que comenzó en el trabajo clínico con personas con discapacidades y se ha expandido para ser utilizado en una variedad de poblaciones. En general, una planificación centrada en la persona, es una colección de estilos de planificaciones con un conjunto de principios compartidos que se centran en las necesidades especiales y... 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

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
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Over the past decade, the number of suicides has risen as more individuals report suicidal thoughts and risk factors continue to increase. With the increase of attempts and completed suicides, the need for suicide prevention is greater than ever. The impact that suicide has had on society cannot be measured as families and entire communities can be impacted when someone commits suicide,... more

Suicide Prevention (Prevención del Suicidio)
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

En la última década, el número de suicidios ha aumentado a medida que más personas reportan pensamientos suicidas y los factores de riesgo continúan en aumento. Con el aumento de los intentos y suicidios completados, la necesidad de prevenir el suicidio es mayor que nunca. El impacto que ha tenido el suicidio en la sociedad no se puede medir ya que las familias y comunidades enteras pueden... more

Team Building in Healthcare: An Introduction
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Every business and industry has to accomplish objectives with limited resources, especially in the field of healthcare. Healthcare facility administrators who have to achieve results using fewer resources will understand the important role that staff productivity, job satisfaction, and motivation play in getting work done. Teams are made up of several individuals who have different... more

Team Development in Healthcare
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Healthcare facility administrators who have to achieve results using fewer resources understand the important role that staff productivity, job satisfaction, and motivation play in getting work done. Teams are made up of individuals who have different but complementary skills. All team members hold themselves mutually accountable for working towards a common purpose, reaching predetermined... 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

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
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Grief and loss are often not comfortable topics to discuss. Just the thought of a loss conjures up in our minds unpleasant memories, events, hard times, loneliness, anger, and confusion. Trying to understand and heal from a significant loss, whether it is a person, a pet, a house, an income, the loss of respect, a goal, to name a few, can be difficult and scary. Within this course you will... 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