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Executive Function and Mental Health (3 CEs)
Presenter: Hannah Snyder, Ph.D.
$59.00
9/28/2019 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Executive function (EF) processes are essential for successfully navigating nearly all of our daily activities, allowing us to regulate and direct our behavior toward goals, break out of habits, make decisions and evaluate risks, plan for the future, prioritize and sequence our actions, and cope with novel situations. EF deficits are present in a wide range of mental health disorders, contributing to deficits in everyday activities, academic/occupational and social functioning. In this presentation, you will learn about EF processes and how they are important for daily life, how and why EF deficits are associated with mental health disorders, and best practices for assessing EF. We will then discuss the latest evidence on interventions for EF deficits, considering limitation of EF training approaches and promising approaches based on using compensatory strategies to improve functioning in individuals with impaired EF.
Seminar ID: 5265

"Turning Intentions into Actions": CBT for Adult ADHD (3 CEs)
Presenter: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
$59.00
9/30/2019 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST

“This was an excellent presentation. The instructor was casual, engaging, presented in an efficient and concise way. I would take another class again from this instructor and from this program in general.”-Paula R., Psychologist, California


Although medications are considered a first-line treatment for adult ADHD, most individuals will require additional psychosocial treatment in order to improve their functioning in various life roles. In fact, most adults with ADHD who are seeking treatment will say, “I know what I need to do, but I just don’t do it.” Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has emerged as the second evidence-supported treatment for adult ADHD. This presentation reviews a CBT model for understanding and treating adult ADHD. In particular, it focuses on how CBT has been adapted to address the problems faced by ADHD adults with a particular emphasis on promoting the implementation of effective coping strategies for a clinical population whose main difficulties are with poor follow through on intentions. In particular, the intervention domains of cognitive modification, behavior modification, acceptance/mindfulness, and implementation strategies will be reviewed. Dealing with procrastination is the clinical example used to illustrate these intervention domains for adult ADHD. Some of the most common coping strategies for managing adult ADHD also will be presented, along with specific tactics to promote engagement and follow through. Issues related to managing co-existing clinical issues will also be discussed. Case examples will be presented and participant questions answered throughout the webinar.
Seminar ID: 5304

Diagnostic Assessment of ADHD in Adulthood (3 CEs)
Presenter: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
$59.00
10/2/2019 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Increasing numbers of adults are seeking out assessment and treatment for ADHD.  However, ADHD is considered to be one of the most misdiagnosed conditions, being prone to both over- and under-diagnosis.  This presentation provides a model for a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of ADHD in adults that can be tailored and used by clinicians in practice to increase diagnostic accuracy.  Issues related to DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD, presenting symptoms and problems characteristic of ADHD that are not included in the official criteria, the prevalence and persistence of ADHD into adulthood, testing for ADHD, the issue of malingering, as well as telling clients when their difficulties are not consistent with a diagnosis of ADHD will be discussed.
Seminar ID: 5305

Mental Health Treatment of Stroke Victims (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.
$59.00
10/5/2019 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S.  As mental health providers, we will likely treat patients who have either experienced a stroke or are impacted by the effects of stroke on a member of their family, which are often sudden and debilitating.  Though stroke is prevalent, little education is provided to mental health providers concerning the events, treatment, and psychological needs of patients during physical rehabilitation and after treatment.  This webinar is intended to provide a thorough overview of the stroke patient’s experience and review important clinical considerations for treating patient who have been affected by stroke. 

This webinar is divided into three sections.  The first section is an overview of the patient’s experience throughout their course of hospitalization as well as biological and historical information about stroke and stroke treatment.  The second section focuses on important topics related to the mental health of stroke patients (i.e., Post-Stroke Depression).  The third section addresses adjustment difficulties and treatment considerations for patient who have had strokes.

Seminar ID: 5293

Inside The Opiod Crisis: The Role of Mental Health Clinicians (3 CEs)
Presenter: Leanne Cianfrini, Ph.D.
$59.00
10/12/2019 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
The statistics behind the opioid crisis in the United States compel action from legislative, medical, and psychological stakeholders. This seminar will summarize the history of how we came to this point in the epidemic and reveal what steps (some effective, some misguided) have been taken so far to remedy the tragic outcomes. We will examine our own personal biases toward this heated topic that might influence both how we interpret data trends and also impact our rapport when treating patients with addictive behaviors. We will explore how psychologists and other mental health professionals can assist individuals with Opioid Use Disorder through research, risk assessment, behavioral support for substance abuse recovery programs, therapeutic interventions for chronic pain to minimize opioid use, community education, and patient/professional advocacy. Links to additional resources and book/wookbook recommendations will be provided.
Seminar ID: 5248

Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple (3 CEs)
Presenter: Bret Moore, Psy.D., ABPP
$59.00
11/15/2019 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST

Non-prescribing therapists are crucial to the effective and safe use of psychiatric medications by their clients.  In contrast to clinicians who focus primarily on medications, therapists generally spend more time with their clients and are more familiar with their history and current situation. They also tend to develop a greater rapport. And  considering that most clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, and virtually every other psychiatric disorder receive pharmacological interventions, the non-prescribing therapist needs to understand how psychiatric medications work, their limitations and side effects, and how to help their clients maximize gains through increasing medication compliance.   This course is designed to present the non-prescribing mental health practitioner with a review of basic concepts in clinical psychopharmacology and the effective use of common psychiatric medications in the treatment of mental health conditions.  Effective medication strategies for treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis, sleep disorders, and other common psychiatric conditions are covered in detail. Basic general pharmacological concepts such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are reviewed as are more specific concepts such as drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.  You will also become aware of common medication treatment errors to avoid and learn tips for helping your clients become more educated about the medications they take as well as help them manage their side effects.

Seminar ID: 5360

Executive Function and Mental Health (3 CEs)
Presenter: Hannah Snyder, Ph.D.
$59.00
11/16/2019 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Executive function (EF) processes are essential for successfully navigating nearly all of our daily activities, allowing us to regulate and direct our behavior toward goals, break out of habits, make decisions and evaluate risks, plan for the future, prioritize and sequence our actions, and cope with novel situations. EF deficits are present in a wide range of mental health disorders, contributing to deficits in everyday activities, academic/occupational and social functioning. In this presentation, you will learn about EF processes and how they are important for daily life, how and why EF deficits are associated with mental health disorders, and best practices for assessing EF. We will then discuss the latest evidence on interventions for EF deficits, considering limitation of EF training approaches and promising approaches based on using compensatory strategies to improve functioning in individuals with impaired EF.
Seminar ID: 5343

 

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