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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

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

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

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: 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: 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

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

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 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
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

People who work in certain situations, such as healthcare workers, emergency response personal, lab personnel, and others, may be exposed to human blood on a regular or occasional basis. Sometimes this blood is infected with bloodborne pathogens like the hepatitis B virus, so it poses a health risk for workers.

HIV & AIDS: An Introduction
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS.  AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. 

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

Observation, Reporting & Documentation
Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Direct Support Professionals spends the most time with their patient, resident, or client, so they are much more likely to see a change in someone’s condition. These observation need to be documented and reported to the rest of the care team. The Direct Support Professional fills this important function by learning good observation skills, understanding when a change in condition should be... 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

Patient Wellness
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Wellness is a philosophy that establishes a lifestyle to help people become more satisfied, productive, and happy 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 environments; while encouraging healthy... 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

PTSD: A Practical Overview
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

This course is designed to present an overall picture of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. 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 guidelines for identifying symptoms and initial steps for methods of... more

Schizophrenia
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

This course will focus on an overview of Schizophrenia as a disorder as well as its 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 the... 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

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

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