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Sexual intimacy is considered by many to be a critical aspect of a healthy romantic relationship. Amid a social focus on sexuality that sometimes seems to border on the obsessive, sexual concerns and dysfunctions are common in both general and clinical populations. Indeed, love-making embodies the most intimate and vulnerable experiences of our client’s lives. However, discussing and treating these issues in the therapy room can be challenging for therapists. Most therapists have not had the benefit of training in the fascinating and complex nature of human sexuality to feel confident addressing these topics.

In this talk we will review the common sexual concerns and dysfunctions of heterosexual couples, and arm general
therapists with treatment options for men, women, and couples. This talk stands alone but is Part Two of a two-part series
on sex therapy for the general therapist. It is recommended that this lecture on treatment be completed as the second in that series, thus enabling the therapist to place treatment issues in a more general sexual context.
Seminar ID: 4585

Psychological Wellness and Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
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This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Working as a mental health professional can be challenging, demanding and stressful. With some clients, it can be traumatizing to the clinician. Self-care, the promotion of wellness, and the prevention of burnout are essential for every mental health professional in order to maintain our competence and clinical effectiveness. The ethical obligation to do so is addressed, ways to assess our own individual self-care needs and effectiveness, and specific strategies for the effective practice of self-care are presented. Important issues such as personal and professional challenges, vulnerabilities, and blind spots are addressed. The limitations of self-monitoring and self-assessment are reviewed and recommendations for proactively and effectively addressing these challenges are presented. A realistic approach to ongoing self-care and the promotion of wellness is presented that each mental health clinician can integrate into their daily lives, for their own benefit, and for the benefit of their clients.
Seminar ID: 4642

Depressive Disorders in African Americans Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
$59.00
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This presentation will provide a detailed overview of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and related conditions from a DSM-5 framework.  This will include a discussion of symptoms, etiologies, theoretical conceptualizations, and treatment approaches. It will also discuss the impact of race, ethnicity, and culture on attitudes towards depression, diagnosis and treatment, and barriers to care specific to African American populations. We emphasize the differential impact of racism on Black men and Black women as contributing factors. Finally, we discuss treatment considerations and outreach to the African American community.
Seminar ID: 4644

High rates of adolescent depression and suicide present as a major international public health problem.  Suicidal adolescents are often a daunting population for clinicians to work with given their high-risk. Of the few effective treatments for this population, many are often multi-modal involving individual and group therapy, medication, etc.  An empirically supported family therapy for adolescents struggling with depression and suicide that requires only weekly sessions and which can be conducted on an outpatient, home-based, or inpatient basis is Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT).  ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories suggesting adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated, or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal family relationships. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model aiming to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based, parent-child relationship. The therapy is trauma-focused while also being brief and structured. Treatment is characterized by five treatment tasks: a) reframing the therapy to focus on interpersonal development, b) building alliance with the adolescent, c) building alliance with the parents, d) facilitation conversations to resolve attachment ruptures and e) promoting autonomy in the adolescent. 

In this workshop, Dr Levy will use lecture and case studies to provide an overview of the theoretical principles, research support, and clinical strategies forABFT. Dr. Levy will review how attachment theory,emotional regulation, and trauma resolution informthe delivery of this treatment approach.  She will review the goals and structureof the five treatment tasks that provide a roadmapfor delivering this interpersonally focused psychotherapy effectively and rapidly in community mental health.

Seminar ID: 4643

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness are two methods on the cutting-edge of evidence-based psychotherapy today. Together these techniques are highly-effective in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Even disorders found to be often resistant to treatment, such as substance abuse and personality disorders, are responding to this unique integration of therapeutic skills.

By attending this webinar you will learn not only to the basic techniques in CBT and Mindfulness, but also the application of more advanced methods. This approach is designed both to inform those who are new to this field as well as provide more advanced clinical options to those already familiar with the basics. The seminar will include PowerPoint slides, case examples and experiential learning.

Seminar ID: 4623

Practical Ethics for Challenging Time: A Positive Approach Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
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This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health clinicians live and practice in challenging times, providing services in a wide range of settings with a wide range of clients. Numerous legal issues, ethics requirements, ethical dilemmas, stressors, and a litigious environment may make ethical practice seem to be a daunting proposition. This workshop focuses on positive ethics and risk management strategies for practicing mental health professionals, taking a positive approach to ethical practice that helps minimize risks to the clinician. Fundamental issues for ethical practice by mental health professionals will be addressed along a review of basic risk management strategies, and a process for ethical decision-making when faced with ethical dilemmas and challenges. Common dilemmas and challenges will be reviewed and specific recommendations for ethical and effective practice will be provided.

 

Seminar ID: 4650

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D.
$59.00
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Relationship distress is one of the most powerful forces in our clients’ lives. This distress is emotionally disruptive, hard to contain, and unpredictable for clients and clinicians alike. Emotionally escalated couples are frequently our most challenging clients. Participants will learn how Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), based on Adult Attachment, offers a clear map to work with and shift escalated couples. Reactive emotion, a hallmark of attachment distress, is fast-moving, hard to contain, and keeps couples stuck in a negative pattern. Accessing and sharing vulnerabilities, a key to creating healthy attachment, can look easy but is challenging. Sharing vulnerabilities with each other creates the bonding moments need to re-structure their bond. 

In this webinar, we’ll explore the essentials of EFT: how to create a working hypothesis of each partner’s attachment style, recognizing and describing each partners’ steps in their negative pattern of interaction, differentiating each partner’s emotions in order to contain reactive emotion and evoke vulnerabilities, preparing each partner for sharing  vulnerabilities, the glue of their attachment bond, and discuss how to structure the sharing of vulnerabilities between partners. This webinar will provide concrete and immediately actionable skills from EFT, a powerful and proven approach. 

Seminar ID: 4651

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Distress Tolerance skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including the Reality Acceptance Skills and the Crisis Survival Skills, and how to help clients with a variety of diagnoses and problems use these skills appropriately and in healthy ways.

Seminar ID: 4652

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this.

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. Participants will learn about these skills, looking at the three possible goals in interpersonal situations and how to pair these with assertiveness skills to increase the likelihood of reaching one’s goals; how to think dialectically to improve communication and balance in relationships; the role of mindfulness and behavior theory in improving healthy relationships; and ways to increase relationship satisfaction in clients’ lives.
Seminar ID: 4653

Uncomplicated and Complicated Grief Home Study (6 CEs)
Presenter: Christina Zampitella, Psy.D.
$89.00
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Mental health and healthcare professionals are faced with the often misunderstood and misdiagnosed symptoms of uncomplicated and complicated grief. Formal education rarely, if ever, provides extensive enough training to accurately identify and treat those who are grieving. Often grieving clients present with other diagnoses because symptoms can mimic uncomplicated or complicated grief. The grieving process is often pathologized, or misdiagnosed, resulting in potential exacerbation of the presenting issues because inappropriate interventions are utilized. As a result, those who are grieving are often are inadvertently disenfranchised by providers, which can make the professional support they sought to reconstruct their previously shattered identities and worldviews ineffective. It is essential to be versed in identifying grief related constructs that may underlie, or even cause, mental health difficulties. 

This presentation aims to provide current information on the grieving process, clarify misconceptions of outdated theories, and differentiate between uncomplicated and complicated grief, and also examines the changes in conceptualization, differential diagnosing, treatment planning, and interventions used with grieving individuals. Attendees will leave with an improved clinical skill set they can immediately use to identify and treat their clients.

Seminar ID: 4722

Informed Consent in Real Life: A Practical Approach Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
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This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Informed consent is an essential aspect of all professional services provided by mental health professionals and helps to set the tone for the relationship to follow. While it is a requirement, it also plays a very important role in the treatment relationship and process. Yet, many questions exist about how to appropriately provide informed consent, the details of what should or shouldn’t be included, who should provide informed consent, and how diversity factors may necessitate modifying how we provide informed consent. This webinar will address each of these issues and provide practical guidance on how to meet ethics and legal requirements, and client needs, and how to utilize informed consent to promote a good working relationship with clients, as well as how to utilize it to promote the goals of treatment for our clients. Common pitfalls and dilemmas, practical suggestions and recommendations, and relevant options to consider will each be addressed. Clinical examples will be provided to illustrate key issues to include informed consent with minors, with couples and families, third-party requests for services, and the use of informed consent for the wide range of professional relationships mental health professionals may have.

Seminar ID: 4723

Who we are as sexual beings carries profound personal and interpersonal meaning for each of us.  Like it or not, our sexual self-image significantly impacts our broader sense of identity, as well as how we give and receive love in our most cherished relationships.  Research consistently demonstrates that for most people, sexual satisfaction is a critical component of relationship and life satisfaction.  For many people, love-making is the most intimate aspect of their lives.  Yet without specific focus on sexuality, general therapy tends not to alleviate sexual concerns.  As therapists, we have little training in these issues, making it difficult to assist our clients with their intimacy struggles.  In this talk, we will address the changing face of heterosexual sex that we and our clients are all experiencing – and gain an understanding of the “new normal.” 

This talk stands alone but is Part One of a two-part series on sex therapy for the general therapist.  It is recommended that this lecture be completed first in that series, thus offering a context for the treatment approaches addressed in Part Two.  

Seminar ID: 4724

ADHD and Delinquency Home Study(1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
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Studies show that 30 to 40 percent of juvenile delinquents are also diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Yet, many juvenile justice professionals may not be up-to-date with what we know about ADHD.  This webinar will provide you with useful ideas for assisting kids with ADHD.
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Seminar ID: 576

The Families of Delinquent Youth Home Study (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
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A great deal of research has looked at family functioning and it's relations to the development of delinquency.  This webinar will summarize that research and give you new ways to look at the delinquent youth and their families.
Seminar ID: 583

How are juvenile delinquents different from their peers?  How might these differences result in the behaviors they exhibit?  This webinar will help you understand the deficits that underlie the behaviors we see.
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Seminar ID: 589

Delinquency in Girls Home Study(1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
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Conduct Disordered boys outnumber Conduct Disordered girls five to one.  So, much of the research on juvenile delinquency has been done with boys.  Recently, research has emerged on the nature of conduct problems in girls.  This webinar will focus on the ways girls with disruptive behaviors differ from boys.
Seminar ID: 590

Juvenile delinquents can be a challenging population for therapists.  They present a number of obstacles to the development of a working alliance.  This webinar will help you get past those obstacles and find ways to work effectively with these youth.
Seminar ID: 593

This webinar is on what causes juvenile delinquency.  The answer to this age old question is remarkably complex.
Seminar ID: 596

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for School Refusal Home Study(6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
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Assessment and Treatment with Scott Hannan, Ph.D., as seen on the television show, "Hoarders."
Seminar ID: 584

David McDuff, M.D., sports psychiatrist to the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, will present a model for working effectively with athletes on everything from performance enhancement, life balance, recovery form injury, stress control, sleep-energy management, and substance abuse.  He will also talk about the treatment of psychiatric problems in athletes.  Working with Dr. McDuff, you can develop a new area of practice in the exciting field of sports psychology.
Seminar ID: 627

The ability to predict  future violent behavior has long been an issue for mental health professionals.  Initially it was merely assumed that we could make such predictions accurately based on our clinical skills alone.  Many decisions in the judicial system hinge on an accurate assessment of violence, such as  bond, probation, and parole decisions, committment to and release from psychiatric facilities, and even whether or not a defendant should be sentenced to death.

Recent research has demonstrated however that such predictions are not as accurate as once assumed and that the methodology used was sadly lacking in  validity.   A tremendous amount of research has gone into risk assessment for future  violence ; still,,  the accuracy remains in question even to this day; nevertheless, judicial decisions are continually made which ignore our limited ability to assess violent behavior.

This webinar will explore  the factors necessary to do competent work in this area and demonstrate the ways that risk assessment can become more precise.

Seminar ID: 3932

What We Know About Acting Out Teens Home Study(6 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$89.00
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"No technical difficulties and the content was interesting.  Dr. Hannan's personal anecdotes about working with juvenile offenders helped add clarity to the content as well"- Mike S., LCPC, Pennsylvania
 
In this webinar, Keith Hannan, Ph.D will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorder.  He will help you distinguish between benign mischievousness and malignant antisocial behavior.  He will explore the literature on delinquency in girls.  There will be a review of risk assessment.  Information will also be presented on the cognitive style and deficits of delinquent youth.  He will present a model for effective psychotherapeutic intervention.
Seminar ID: 752

"I really enjoyed Dr. McDuff's presentation style and was impressed with the clarity of his explanations."-Larry D., Psychologist, New Mexico
 
David McDuff, M.D. has spent the bulk of his career treating people with complex addictions.  he has published numerous books and articles on the topic.  In this webinar, he will give you new ways to think about your addicted patients, as well as new assessment and treatment tools.  You will leave this seminar with a whole new outlook on addictions.  You will learn about the risk and protective factors associated with addiction.  You will learn about the key elements to a successful recovery.  You will learn how to incorporate motivational enhancement and positive psychology into the recovery process.
Seminar ID: 759

How Do Juvenile Delinquents Think? Home Study (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
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Why do juvenile delinquents engage in behaviors that violate societal norms?  Why do they seem immune to punishment?  This webinar will review the research regarding the cognitive style of juvenile delinquents.
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Seminar ID: 592

Treating Arab/Middle Eastern populations in the United States has recently become of interest within the field of clinical psychology because of increased immigration of these groups over the last decade.  Many Arabs have immigrated to benefit from financial and occupational opportunities; however, others have left their countries of origin in the pursuit of greater freedom and to flee from persecution.  Arab sexual minorities are among these groups.  This seminar will provide a brief description of Arab populations with regard to ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. It will also explore the experiences of Arabs with same-sex attractions and the impact of familial, cultural, and religious values on the expression of sexuality and identity. Finally,recommendations will be presented to assist clinicians who seek to increase cultural competence working with this unique population.
Seminar ID: 2106

Child and adolescent behavioral issues can cause significant disruption to family life.  In addition to the effects on family, it may impact academic and social life.  Although many parents understand the concepts of reward and punishment, they may not understand the most effective ways to implement behavior management techniques.In addition, many parents may be overly reliant on punitive consequences for negative behavior rather than focusing on ways increase positive,pro-social behaviors.  Dr. Hannan’s seminar Understanding and Implementing Parent Training in Clinical Practice will teach clinicians how to instruct parents in behavior management.  Parent training is essential to positive outcomes in treatment for both externalizing and internalizing disorders.  This webinar will include instruction on performing a functional behavioral assessment, case conceptualization, and devising an appropriate behavior plan.  Beyond positive reinforcement and punishment,this webinar will present a variety of behavioral techniques including shaping,extinction, and differential reinforcement of alternative behavior.  Clinicians will learn how to tailor treatment according to developmental level and co-occurring psychiatric conditions, as well as how to address problems within typical development.  Research into the factors associated with successful implementation of behavioral principles will be discussed as well.

Seminar ID: 1738

"Very well done.  Great content and practicality in my practice.  New to treatment in this field.  Everything was rather new.  Great introduction to this line of work."-Matthew B., LMFT, Utah
 
It has become increasingly common for children and adolescents who engage in sexually abusive or sexually troubled behavior to come to the attention of authorities, with a resulting increase in referrals to mental health practitioners for the evaluation or treatment of juvenile sexually abusive behavior. This seminar is designed to help clinicians understand current ideas about this specialized practice, and recent and evolving changes in the field, providing an overview of current thinking and models by which to understand, approach, and engage in treatment. The seminar does not focus upon treatment itself or treatment models. It instead highlights and discusses important and current ideas about sexually abusive youth and the nature of the treatment process, the importance of the collaborative treatment relationship,an approach to treatment that recognizes the individuality of each youth in treatment, and an understanding of the developmental pathways to sexually abusive behavior. The seminar will be useful for those experienced in the treatment of sexually abusive youth and those new to the field or just wishing to learn more about the work.  
Seminar ID: 1140

Paraphilic Disorders are often referenced but rarely defined. In some jurisdictions, they serve as the basis for involuntary commitment and in some situations become the source of wry humor. This seminar will attempt to canvas Paraphilias and Paraphilic Disorders and detail what is known and unknown about aspects of human sexual behavior. We will try to abandon moral judgments and take an objective stance with the topic. Approaches to making these diagnoses and clues to follow-up and specialized referral will be referenced.
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Seminar ID: 4297

The Arab/ Middle Eastern community constitutes a culturally rich and diverse ethnic group; however, in contrast to other ethnic groups in the United States,this group has received little attention in the literature.   This seminar will provide a brief description of Arab populations with regard to ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.  It will also explore the impact of actual and perceived experiences of discrimination and prejudice on Arab client mental health.  Finally, this seminar will present recommendations for culturally sensitive treatment interventions for clinicians who wish to work with this population.
Seminar ID: 2105

The incidence of youth suicide requires that schools and communities collaborate and increase suicide prevention efforts and that they be prepared to respond if a suicide occurs in order to reduce suicide contagion.  This presentation will help school and community mental health personnel increase their understanding of the most common factors in youth suicide.  Participants will learn effective strategies to prevent youth suicide and lessons from the aftermath of numerous suicides.
Seminar ID: 4543

The Treatment of Hoarding Home Study ( 6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
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"Enjoyed the presentation.  Learned a lot.  Very organized, easy to apply to practice.  Understanding the difference between OCD and hoarding was very helpful"-Scott M. Psychologist, Washington
 
Scott Hannan, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, who has appeared on the television show "Hoarders," summarizes what we know about the treatment of Hoarding.
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Seminar ID: 617

DSM-5 Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jared W. Keeley, Ph.D.
$59.00
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"Well organized and packed with information.  I am better prepared for the DSM-5."-Jo B. Psychologist, Texas
 
Accurate diagnosis is the foundation of mental health treatment. It is critical that our diagnostic and classification system reflect the current state of knowledge regarding psychiatric disorders. DSM-5 incorporates the latest scientific understanding of mental health disorders. Yet, with the advent of a new diagnostic system, clinicians have to learn about the key changes in the new system. This webinar will focus on the changes in the DSM-5 from the DSM-IV.  Dr. Keeley, whose research career has focused on the classification of mental health disorders, will guide you through  the important changes in our new diagnostic system.
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Seminar ID: 1220

One of the biggest challenges in trauma recovery is managing both when clients get emotionally overwhelmed and when clients numb out and shut down. Learning how to pace therapy and navigate clients’ emotional window of tolerance are key foundations of successful trauma treatment. In this webinar, Dr. Fatter will address the DSM 5 diagnostic categories for traumatic stress.  This training will review the impact of traumatic stress on the brain in tangible ways to help clinicians better conceptualize how trauma alters the body’s arousal system. We will address one of the most important aspects of the therapeutic relationship based on what we know about the traumatized brain. A phase-oriented treatment approach will be presented so clinicians learn an evidence-based structure for pacing the intensity of trauma treatment. In addition, we will explore three research-informed adjunctive therapies to help clients maintain stabilization and regulate arousal.
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Seminar ID: 4144

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this.
This seminar will provide an introduction to DBT, including the origins of the therapy, and the Biosocial Theory of how emotion dysregulation develops. You will learn about some of the research demonstrating that DBT is effective in treating disorders other than BPD. Finally, you will learn about Dialectics, and the importance of balancing validation with change with the dysregulated client; and how to effectively use validation to help clients re-regulate in session, as well as how to teach them to practice this skill on their own.
Seminar ID: 4153

The field of domestic violence has been evolving over the past thirty plus years as the knowledge base has increased and new assessment and intervention techniques offer assistance to the families in which it occurs. This Webinar will begin by reviewing identification and assessment tools for victims, perpetrators, and children that can assist mental health professionals. We will then review the field of trauma and the psychological impact on victims. Finally, we will look at one specific treatment program that can be used with victims of domestic violence and other gender-based trauma.
Seminar ID: 4154

In this dynamic seminar, attendees gain an overview of the history and development of the basic principles, objectives, goals, therapeutic factors, tenets, and dimensions of play therapy. The basic skills and techniques in play therapy will be presented and examples of the utilization of the skills will be practiced. Attendees will explore the therapeutic powers inherent in play. An overview of the essential ingredients needed to set up a play therapy playroom will be presented and the categories of toys selected for such environments.
Seminar ID: 4007

"Very informative.  Great speaker."-Jodi S,, Social Worker, Kansas
 
This Home Study seminar will talk about the All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality (BPD), looking at it from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  The talk will define the All-or-None Phenomenon, as well as providing clinical examples.  It will also look at the reactions this elicits in treating professionals.  You will leave this webinar will techniques that are useful in helping patients who suffer from BPD.
Seminar ID: 600

Diagnostic Assessment of ADHD in Adulthood Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
$59.00
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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.
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Seminar ID: 3942

Attachment theory can inform work with sexually abusive youth. This webinar will describe and discuss the use of attachment theory as a model and methodology by which to better understand the development of juvenile sexually abusive behavior and to better understand individual clients from an attachment-informed perspective. The webinar is not intended as a primer or introduction to attachment theory, but does ill provide a descriptive overview of relevant theoretical models, and includes case studies that highlight the use of attachment theory as a framework by which to understand and explore work with sexually troubled young people and their families. The webinar is designed for those wishing to learn more about attachment
theory and its application in treatment with sexually abusive youth.
Seminar ID: 3938

Introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy Home Study (6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
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This webinar provides an indepth look at the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  Scott Hannan, Ph.D, seen frequently on the TV show "Hoarders," who has devoted his career to the treatment of anxiety disorders with CBT, will help you refine you coneptualization skills and use of techniques.  He will also talk about the use of CBT for Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
Seminar ID: 758

Risk Management in Psychological Practice Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
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This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health professionals are affected by the fact that we live in an age of litigation; if  clients are dissatisfied with the outcome of an evaluation or treatment , they may file an ethics complaint or a law suit with increased frequency compared to  the past. Malpractice insurance premiums have increased by more than a factor of 10 over the past few decades.  As a result, many practitioners are “running scared”, fearful of complaints.  In point of fact, very few of these legal actions are successful; while going through them is unpleasant, if a mental health practitioner adheres to a few basic principles of risk management, the likelihood of a successful suit is vastly diminished.  This webinar will present these basic principles within a framework of the fundamental legal concepts involved,and how these concepts may be easily incorporated into practice guidelines.  Special attention will be paid to confidentiality and privilege, the nature of malpractice claims,informed consent, documentation, consultation,the most frequent areas of litigation, and concrete steps to take to minimize the risk of litigation.

Seminar ID: 1690

Therapists in Court Home Study (6 CE's)
Presenter: Eric G. Mart, Ph.D
$89.00
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This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

"Very good seminar.  Informative.  Good pace.  Presenter has good knowledge and experience.  Has peaked my existing interest in forensic psychology."-Karen R. LCPC, Wyoming

In our increasingly litigious society, high divorce rates, custody disputes, child abuse reports, personal injury suits and disability claims all have the potential to draw the psychotherapist into involvement with the legal system. Many therapists are unfamiliar with the terrain of the legal system.Without proper strategies for responding to demands for court-related assistance such as requests for opinions, records and testimony, such involvement puts them at risk for inadvertent violations of practice standards as well as complaints regulatory boards by dissatisfied litigants.  This workshop is designed to help psychotherapist from very small health guilds respond effectively to situations in which there are therapeutic roles bring them into contact with the legal system. Participants will be provided with concrete, practical guidelines for coping with a variety of situations that will almost inevitably arise in the course of psychotherapeutic practice.

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Seminar ID: 1792

Preventing Medical Errors Home Study (2 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$49.00
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Within the past several years there has been an increased emphasis on how complex systems may contribute to diagnostic and treatment failures. When some tragedy occurs such as suicide or violent behavior, the tendency is to pick someone out as a scapegoat. Root Cause analysis seeks to avoid this scapegoating by analyzing the system failures that lead to these unfortunate outcomes. Participants will learn the elements of how to perform a root cause analysis.
Seminar ID: 3943

Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.
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Seminar ID: 1992

Making Sense of the Complexity of Trauma Home Study (6 CE's)
Presenter: Heather M. Hartman-Hall, Ph. D.
$89.00
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In this seminar, Dr. Hartman-Hall provides an in-depth look at the etiology of PTSD and complex trauma symptoms as well as guidelines for thorough assessment and treatment planning. Practical strategies are presented for managing clinical challenges including self-injury, treating trauma in various settings, and managing dissociation. Avoiding clinician burn-out is also a focus. This seminar provides tools developed from clinical experience and the research literature that you can start using right away to help your clients who are struggling with trauma symptoms. Includes DSM-5 changes to diagnosis of trauma disorders. 

Seminar ID: 610

Psychopharmacology Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Douglas Heinrichs, M.D.
$59.00
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Many clients struggling with mental health issues are best treated with a combination of psychological and pharmacological interventions. Effective collaboration between clinicians specializing in each of these modalities requires a basic understanding of each others discipline. Dr. Heinrichs, a psychiatrist experienced in both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, will provide the non-prescribing psychotherapist with a practical grasp of psychopharmacology sufficient to allow them to coordinate comfortably and effectively with the psychiatrist or other prescribing clinician in the ongoing shared treatment of their clients and to assist their clients in considering the potential benefits and limits of medication treatment.
Seminar ID: 3211

Psychotherapy with African Americans Home Study( 6 CE's)
Presenter: Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
$89.00
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In this webinar, Dr. Williams will distinguish between color blind and multicultural approaches.  She will talk about racial identity in blacks and whites and talk about the impact of cultural stereotypes.  She will identify the impact of discrimination and racism on mental health.  This webinar will also focus on practical skills in working with African American clients, looking at cultural mistrust, diagnostic issues, and Afrocentric values.  Finally, Dr. Williams will highlight the literature on race and IQ and psychopathology assessment.  She will help participants in defining culturally sensitive therapy.
Seminar ID: 751

The Biology of Reward and Deficiency Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Sarah B. Shevchuk, Psy.D.
$59.00
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The biology of reward has been well-studied and is linked to numerous mental health diagnoses. Researchers identified an anomaly in this reward cascade called Reward Deficiency Syndrome or RDS. This anomaly and its impact on psychotherapy are less evident in psychological literature, yet it provides useful knowledge in one of the most prevalent and challenging of all mental health disorders…addiction. This seminar will help you understand the cascade theory of reward and provide you with working knowledge of RDS. You will be able to talk about how RDS affects the brain, what research has found regarding the impact of RDS, as well as discuss a model of therapy that considers highly this biological aspect of mental illness. The focus of this seminar is biopsychological and psychopharmaocological in nature.
Seminar ID: 3452

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
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Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers is an introductory seminar to the problem of spree killers. The spree killer, whether or not impacted by mentally illness, is a considerable scourge upon society. Factors like easy access to guns by dangerous mentally ill, inadequate commitment laws,the inability to predict dangerous behavior, and media frenzy, contribute to an increasing death toll. This seminar uses case studies to highlight the role played by diagnostic assessment (suicide by cop, psychopathic behavior, PTSD, major mental disorders), inadequate prevention civil and gun policy strategies, and stigmatization of the mentally ill as dangerous.
Seminar ID: 3367

As of October 1, 2015, the United States officially adopted ICD-10 as the standard for coding health conditions, including for insurance billing purposes. However, many mental health professionals in the US are unfamiliar with the ICD system, as it is only rarely addressed in their professional training. This 3-hour workshop will provide an overview of the ICD classification system, starting with its history, purpose, and structure. In order to fully and best understand the changes to the coding system, it is important to know how ICD relates to DSM, where differences occur, and why those differences exist. Therefore, this workshop will provide both conceptual and practical information about the use of ICD. It will describe key differences between ICD-10 and DSM-IV diagnostic descriptions of common mental disorders, as well as provide guidance on how to implement ICD-10-CM codes for billing purposes. Because the ICD-10 was developed in 1990, this workshop will also cover the development and release of ICD-11, which is slated for approval in 2018. Finally, because the system is new to US practitioners, the workshop will provide links to free resources related to the ICD that professionals can access on their own to continue increasing their familiarity with ICD.
Seminar ID: 3949

Mental Health Treatment of Stroke Victims Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.
$59.00
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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.

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Seminar ID: 3947

Obsessive compulsive disorder can be associated with extreme levels of distress and severe impairment in one’s life. Proper diagnosis and treatment formulation is essential in assisting those with this disabling condition. Although most people are familiar with typical symptoms including washing and checking, many may not have an understanding of other presentations of OCD, such as scrupulosity, harm obsessions, and sexual obsessions. Fortunately, the gold standard treatment exposure and response prevention can be utilized to treat the various presentations of OCD. In this seminar, Dr. Hannan will review the various presentations of OCD and train attendees in making an accurate diagnosis of OCD. In addition to learning about the various presentations of OCD, attendees will learn to assess the severity of OCD. Dr. Hannan will explain the rationale of using exposure and ritual prevention and discuss how to conceptualize cases of OCD, along with creating an exposure hierarchy. Exposure therapy will be introduced through both didactics and video demonstration. Special cases of OCD, including comorbid conditions and adaptations needed to treat children, will be addressed.
Seminar ID: 4087

Psychodynamic therapy (PDT) is a widely practiced form of psychotherapy for a variety of different problems and disorders.  Nevertheless, the concepts and techniques used in PDT are often taught in a way that obscures rather than clarifies their nature.  In addition, a gap remains between the theoretical, clinical, and empirical literature of PDT.  This seminar presents a series of evidence-based psychodynamic techniques and processes, grounded in coherent theoretical formulations, systematic research, and applied clinical examples.  You will also learn about meta-analytic research on the overall efficacy and effectiveness of PDT.
Seminar ID: 4137

Demystifying ACT Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.
$59.00
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Incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your treatment approach will have a significant impact on your clinical effectiveness and the well-being of your clients.  ACT is a rich, integrative approach, and has been shown to be effective for many clinically-relevant concerns. Because ACT takes a different perspective on psychotherapy, some clinicians wonder how to blend the applications into their own therapy approach. Other clinicians who have embraced the ACT concepts still have questions about certain aspects of the therapy. This webinar will explain ACT in a very clear, concise, user-friendly manner.
Seminar ID: 4474

In this seminar, Dr. Saffer examines the purpose of clinical supervision, including the components and processes that are important for effective supervision. Participants are encouraged to consider different models and methods as they develop an approach to clinical supervision.  In addition,strategies are discussed regarding effectively dealing with some of the challenges that are inherent in the supervisory process.  This seminar is designed to provide participants with a thoughtful approach to the supervision process and to encourage the development of competence in this area of training.
Seminar ID: 4421

Over 28% of adults will have a panic attack in their lifetime. Many will experience repeated attacks, which can lead to struggles to hold down a job, maintain friendships, or even carry out basic chores, like shopping for groceries. When we think of panic, we often think of panic disorder. However, individuals with PTSD, depression, social anxiety, substance use disorder, generalized anxiety, and specific phobias frequently grapple with both episodic and chronic panic attacks.

This training will delve into the problems of panic. What is it and why is it so important to treat? Then we’ll explore anxiety sensitivity theory, a compelling explanation for why some people develop panic attacks. Next, using the ironic process theory (Wegner, 1997), we’ll learn how attempts to suppress panic symptoms actually cause the very thing panic sufferers are desperately trying to avoid. We will then turn to understanding how mindfulness can break panic’s vicious cycle. After we study the fundamental elements of mindfulness and their connection to panic, we will delve into helping patients use mindfulness to ameliorate panic and start living life again.

Seminar ID: 4391

Bullying has become a high priority problem for many schools. Across the country, most states have passed laws that prohibit bullying and harassment because of the hostile and discriminatory environment that they create. Students who are targeted by bullying suffer educational discrimination as well as a host of internalizing and externalizing problems. Likewise, the effects on bullies and bystanders are not to be dismissed. This webinar will take participants through basic and mid-level information on bullying that will provoke critical thinking about how we have traditionally sought to prevent and respond to this problem. It will consider how context shapes behaviors and how we as adults in the school environment can influence context. Finally, this webinar will look at ways to respond to bullying that avoid the traditional “investigate, interrogate, blame, and punish” approach to solving the problem of bullying.
Seminar ID: 4405

After clients are stable enough to begin delving into traumatic memories, many clinicians struggle with determining which method to use for trauma processing. This webinar will specifically focus on the second phase of trauma recovery, processing and integrating traumatic memories in trauma treatment. Dr. Fatter will review the nature of traumatic memory and how it differs from non-traumatic memory. The two “gold standards” evidence-based models for trauma exposure therapy will be presented: prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy. In addition, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and internal family systems, two research-supported models, will also be discussed. This webinar will describe how each model differs in its conceptualization of trauma and specific treatment approach in integrating traumatic memories. Clinical considerations including strategies to know your client is or is not ready for trauma processing will be presented in addition to ways to determine your client is “done” with the trauma processing stage of treatment. Cultural considerations and culturally adapted models will be reviewed. Common transference and counter-transference issues that arise in trauma treatment will be described. Vicarious trauma, clinician burn out and what clinicians need to watch out for in absorbing traumatic stress from their clients will be addressed.
Seminar ID: 4193

Neurocognitive Learning Therapy Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Ted Wasserman, Ph.D.
$59.00
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What makes therapy successful and how can there be so many therapeutic schools, each claiming efficacy? Neuro-Cognitive Learning Therapy (NCLT) understands that all forms of therapy share a common core consisting of a process of increasing the likelihood of the expression of adaptive emotions, behaviors and thought processes, and weakening or unlearning maladaptive ones. NCLT is a therapeutic system that utilizes neuropsychology, neurophysiology and principles of learning to achieve these goals. NCLT is designed to work with, and make use of our understanding of how the human brain processes and learns information. The therapeutic principles that form the core of NCLT actually underlie the functionality of every other therapeutic modality, and it is this common core that permits and understands the use of the other models within NCLT practice. Participants will learn the basic principles of NCLT theory and practice and, by the end of the workshop, be able to demonstrate basic competence in NCLT practice and how to incorporate NCLT into their clinical work.
Seminar ID: 4194

Clinical Work With Older Adults Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Heather M. Hartman-Hall, Ph. D.
$59.00
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As people are living longer worldwide, clinicians will increasingly need the skills and knowledge to work with older adults. Professional guidelines indicate that specific competencies are needed to work effectively with older clients, yet many clinicians surveyed say they have not had sufficient training and experience to work with this client population.  This webinar is designed to familiarize participants with information and useful strategies from the scientific literature and clinical experience to allow you to work competently and successfully with older adults. The webinar will cover normal aging as well as health and cognitive concerns in older adults. Adjustments to assessment and intervention strategies to meet the needs of older adults
will be discussed. Awareness of ageism and cultural factors will also be covered.
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Seminar ID: 3871

Suicide and Delinquency Home Study (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
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Most people understand that people who are depressed are at risk for suicide.  But, many don't know that among adolescents, Conduct Disorder is the most common diagnosis of teens who successfully suicide.  This webinar will review the literature on delinquency and suicide, and provide useful ideas to make juvenile facilities safer.
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Seminar ID: 595

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Emotion Regulation skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including briefly reviewing the biosocial theory and how this contributes to problems managing emotions. Many of the emotion regulation skills will be introduced and participants, and there will be discussion regarding how to use these skills with clients with a variety of diagnoses.

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Seminar ID: 4347

Deficits in social skills are considered one of the defining challenges among young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), yet few evidence-based social skills programs exist for higher functioning youth with ASD.  This seminar will provide an overview of the social skills needed for making and keeping friends and handling peer conflict and rejection.  You will be given tips on how to provide social coaching using concrete rules and steps of social behavior derived from the widely popular PEERS® program, the only known evidence-based social skills program for teens and young adults with ASD. Within the framework of solid research evidence about what works and what doesn’t work socially, attendees will be given easy-to-use strategies to assist young people with making and keeping friends. The seminar will include topics such as appropriate use of conversation skills; strategies for entering conversations; and advice for managing arguments and handling teasing, physical bullying, cyber bullying, rumors, and gossip. 

Seminar ID: 4349

Introduction to Mindfulness Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$59.00
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In recent decades, researchers have been learning that Mindfulness not only helps us live healthier lives, but reduces emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, and anger; helps with sleep difficulties; improves concentration, memory, and immune system function; and generates changes in our brain that helps to counteract the problems in thinking we start to experience as we age. 

This experiential seminar will provide an introduction to mindfulness. Participants will learn about the different ways mindfulness is helpful for both physical and mental health. They will be introduced to some different ways of practicing mindfulness, and will learn some tips to help them teach these skills to clients, as well as problems clients often encounter when first learning about mindfulness. 

Seminar ID: 4356

This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

A wide range of technologies to include the Internet, e-mail, text messaging, social media, Apps, and the like have altered how most individuals communicate with each other, stay connected, and form and maintain relationships, to include in mental health practice. This workshop will provide information about the ethical, legal, and clinical issues relevant to integrating various technologies into our practices. Additionally, common pitfalls and areas where the use of various technologies, to include social media, is contraindicated will be discussed. Research on how various technologies may be effectively integrated into clinical practice to treat a wide range of presenting problems and disorders is reviewed and their implications for our practices is discussed. Guidance on decision-making for when and how to do this is provided to include the provision of clinical services across distances and the use of various technologies to enhance or augment in-person services. Clinical examples are provided to illustrate some of the benefits and challenges of utilizing these technological innovations in clinical practice.
Seminar ID: 4275

This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Religion and spirituality are important dimensions of most individuals’ lives. Yet, many mental health clinicians do not receive education and training focused on how to address these issues, when appropriate, with their clients. This webinar provides information on the roles of spirituality and religion in many clients’ lives, how to address our own biases about them and how our own beliefs may impact how we view and address them, how to appropriately assess each client’s treatment needs to include religious and spiritual issues and concerns, and how to tap into clients’ beliefs, practices, and faith communities as sources of strength that may enhance the professional services we provide. Ethics issues, challenges, and dilemmas are addressed, and an ethical decision-making model is shared and clinical examples are provided and discussed to illustrate its application. Recommendations for ethical and clinically effective practice are provided. 

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Seminar ID: 4302

Working with families raising millennial and post-millennial children can be very challenging for clinicians who cannot endorse the all-or-nothing parenting style that tends to dominate this competitive group.  From 5.0 gpa goals to Division-I athletic scholarship dreams, many families are seeking help for their children who begin to show signs of expectation fatigue.  This class will review the historical rise of perfectionism, cultural influences, clinical risk factors and treatment considerations when working with families.  Participants will be provided with practical tools to incorporate into treatment goals and delivery.
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Seminar ID: 4303

Mindfulness and the Helping Professions Home Study (2 CE's)
Presenter: Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.
$49.00
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Based on Dr. Shapiro’s book, The Art and Science of Mindfulness this seminar will help you understand the fundamentals of mindfulness and integrate it into your professional and personal life. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, you will learn how mindfulness can be a powerful way to work with pathology as well as increase positive psychological health. You will learn about the convergence of neuroscience and mindfulness, and the optimistic message about the brain’s capacity to change. Finally this seminar will help you identify specific mindfulness practices for both therapist and client, and delve into methods of integrating mindfulness and mindfulness-based therapies into clinical work.
Seminar ID: 4290

It is essential that that schools and communities know the incidence of school violence and be up to date on the best safety and prevention practices. This presentation will review numerous state and national initiatives that have focused on school safety and the recommendations from a variety of foundations started by parents who lost their in tragic school shootings. Many school shooters died by suicide and this presentation will outline the major theory of murder suicide. The presenter has a wealth of practical experience responding to school crises and participants, whether they are parents, school personnel or community members will learn many lessons from school tragedies and practical strategies to prevent future school violence.
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Seminar ID: 4293

Attachment Based Psychotherapy Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Geoffrey Goodman, Ph.D.
$59.00
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The mental health community has seen a massive proliferation oftreatment models designed to target specific mental disorders.  Sometimes lengthy certification processes accompany the competent practice of such models. In contrast to this trend, some theoreticians, clinicians, and researchers are seeking general principles of effective treatment that could apply to a wide range of mental disorders. Attachment theory has yielded a plethora of clinically informed principles that can be thoughtfully applied to the psychotherapy setting. This webinar will help you to understand attachment theory and its application to child and adult psychotherapy through the theoretical lens of mentalization—the capacity to interpret
behaviors as arising from one’s own and others’ mental states (e.g., intentions, beliefs, feelings). Two examples of the
enhancement of mentalization in child therapy and adult therapy in the context of a secure therapist-patient attachment relationship will be presented.
Seminar ID: 4280

This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

"Jeff Barnett gave the best Supervision course I have ever taken. It was so comprehensive and concise that a supervision plan could be developed from start to finish from his course. He was calm and organized and linear in his approach. I listened to every word."-Martha H., Social Worker, Arkansas


Clinical supervision is central to the training of every mental health clinician. Ensuring it is conducted in an ethical and effective manner is of great importance for our professions and for the public we serve. This webinar is designed for all health professionals engaged in clinical supervision of trainees in clinical settings. The focus of this webinar is on ethics, legal, and practical aspects of clinical supervision. Important issues to be addressed include the supervision contract between supervisor and supervisee; and the supervisor’s responsibilities to the supervisee, to the supervisee’s clients, to the public at large, and to the profession. A developmental perspective on supervision will be presented that focuses on the supervisory process in the face of the supervisee’s evolving training needs. How to balance the at times competing obligations of the role of supervisor (supportive teacher vs evaluator and gatekeeper for the profession) will be addressed. Specific ethical dilemmas and challenges that frequently arise in clinical supervision and legal issues relevant to all supervisors and their supervisees will be discussed. Clinical examples will be presented to stimulate discussion and to help illustrate options for addressing these situations. Strategies for effective clinical supervision will be discussed that can be utilized by all supervisors.

Seminar ID: 4282

A high percentage of mental health clients have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives. That’s why it’s so important that we as clinicians use a treatment that is proven to work. This seminar will present an overview of child trauma and the evidence-based treatment, Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Attendees will gain an overview of child trauma, review the definition of abuse and discuss the common affective, behavioral and cognitive reactions to trauma. Then an overview of Trauma- Focused CBT will be given, including the specific components, real life examples of activities used and the evidence for why this approach works. At the end attendees will be provided with the next step to get certified in TF-CBT.
Seminar ID: 4232

This course qualifes as an ethics course.

Boundaries and multiple relationships are common occurrences for mental health clinicians. Yet, they may at
times be challenging, confusing, and even overwhelming for those who may not know how to effectively manage boundaries and how to determine which multiple relationships are acceptable or appropriate. Taking a rigid and avoidant approach typically can be just as harmful as an overly loose approach. Participants in this webinar will learn a rational, practical, and reality-based approach for addressing and managing boundaries and multiple relationships in clinical practice. The role of a decision-making process and consideration of multiple relevant issues will be addressed and their use in clinical practice will be demonstrated. Clinical examples will be presented and discussed to illustrate the points being made. Participants will learn specific skills and strategies to integrate into their clinical practices on a daily basis.
Seminar ID: 4219

Know Your Mandatory Reporting Requirements Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
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This course qualifies as an ethics course.

This course will help practitioners who are subject to reporting requirements associated with child abuse, elder abuse, spouse abuse, and duty to warn about violence. Increasingly these requirements ensnarl mental health professionals into difficult ethical dilemmas as they navigate the obligation to maintain confidentiality on the one hand, and meet the expectations of reporting laws on the other.  Several factors are considered, including the variable state laws governing the duty to report, the need to report in a timely fashion, the intricacies of the reporting process (e.g. to whom, containing what information, etc.), and the ongoing concern about adverse consequences to clients and others (including oneself). Given these complexities, this topic has become essential knowledge for practicing clinicians. This course uses legal case studies, and hypothetical situations to highlight the critical nuanced knowledge needed to manage mandatory reporting requirements.
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Seminar ID: 4220

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: 4221

Most therapists recognize the power of the past as it is revealed in the way partners respond to each other. The therapist can be baffled by emotionally intense reactions that seem way out of proportion to the moment.  Repeated conflict themes also suggest that the ways partners interpret each other’s behavior can only be understood by exploring their individual lived experience. This seminar presents an overview of an object relations approach to working with couples, and describes dynamics that are unique to this clinical approach. You will understand how unfinished business from the past and each partner’s relational past can unfold in patterns and postures that work against intimacy. You will also be able to understand how extreme emotional reactions and black & white thinking create instability and specific relationship problems. The seminar will explain a range of techniques that can help couples acquire new ways of responding to each other and strengthening intimacy. You will also understand how the therapist’s intuition and reaction to partners is an important source of information that allows insight into the core themes and facilitates the partners ability to heal past wounds while forging deeper intimacy.
Seminar ID: 4222

This training will offer the opportunity to learn about the diagnosis, assessment, theory, and treatment of eating, weight and shape disorders. While working with clients with eating disorders (EDs) can present unique challenges, we will explore the perception/stigma that these clients are notoriously difficult to treat. We will focus on the importance of integrative treatments, and the role of behavioral, symptom focused techniques in addition to psychodynamic approaches that explore underlying characterological and developmental issues. This training will also consider potential challenges clinicians may face when working with clients with eating disorders and how to cope with feelings that may arise when working with this population.
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Seminar ID: 4223

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this.

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Core Mindfulness skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including an introduction to mindfulness, the States of Mind, and the “What” and “How” skills. Discussion will be around how to use these skills ourselves in both professional and personal lives, and how to teach these skills to clients struggling with mental illness.
Seminar ID: 4225

In this seminar, Dr. Hartman-Hall reviews empirically validated treatments for PTSD and trauma symptoms.  Practical strategies are presented for managing clinical challenges including self-injury, dissociation, and difficulties in interpersonal functioning. Ideas for addressing sleep disturbance and chronic pain will be discussed. Avoiding clinician burn-out and managing vicarious traumatization is also a focus. This seminar provides tools developed from clinical experience and the research literature that you can start using right away to help your clients who are struggling with trauma symptoms.
Seminar ID: 4496

Therapy with adults or couples with children frequently presents opportunities to help parents understand and improve parent-child dynamics. Parenting reveals implicit and unconscious expectations about raising children that are often culturally determined, and based on each parent’s own childhood experiences. This seminar draws on theories from systems, object relations and the parenting literature to show how unconscious factors get played out in the parent-child relationship. Therapists can help parents identify ways that their own childhood experiences, and aspects of the marital
relationship, are played out in the parenting process. Through presentation of theory, and case examples, participants will be able to understand how to raise and explore parenting dynamics in the therapy session, and help parents find new ways of relating to their children and each other. This is particularly import in work with highly conflicted couples, even those who have divorced but have difficulty co-parenting.
Seminar ID: 4566

Survivors of domestic violence have many psychological effects similar to other trauma victim/survivors, particularly those who have experienced gender-based violence such as sexual assault, rape, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and child sexual abuse. Although many different types of psychotherapy and other interventions have been described in the literature, the consensus is that trauma-specific treatment has the best efficacy in helping victims become survivors with new resilience. Using an evidence-based, trauma-specific treatment program, the Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP-2) helps move victims to a survivor status with a tripartite program. The three areas are psychoeducation to assist in the understanding of the various trauma responses, a period of discussion where the impact of these trauma responses are understood from an individual perspective, and a skill-building period where new skills are learned and old skills reinforced. The transparent intervention program has 12 units that can be broken down into smaller sessions if necessary. Goals are negotiated with the clients as part of modeling the empowerment process necessary to heal from trauma. Rebuilding lost resilience is included as a part of healing from PTSD.

Topics include safety planning, relaxation training, cognitive restructuring faulty cognitions, boundaries and assertiveness, cycle of violence, trauma and PTSD, numbing behaviors and substance abuse, attachment and emotional re-regulation, impact of domestic violence on children, dealing with legal issues, grieving and letting go of old relationships, and building wellness and resilience. Each STEP can be used in a group or individually, in sequence or using each unit as its own stand alone section.
Seminar ID: 4544

CBT with Older Adults and Family Care Partners Home Study(3 CEs)
Presenter: Ann Steffen, Ph.D., ABPP
$59.00
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Across behavioral health professions, there is a workforce shortage of clinicians trained to provide evidence-based mental health services to older adults.  Cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations have been effectively used to develop assessments and interventions for older adults and their involved family care partners.  This webinar will help you apply your existing knowledge and experience with CBT to the common physical and mental health concerns of middle aged and older adults.  You will develop an understanding of typical adjustments to assessment and intervention strategies while working with older adults.  CBT assessment and interventions for late life depression will be used as an example, along with empirically supported CBT interventions for family caregivers of older adults.  The presentation will also include resources for clinical practice with these populations.
Seminar ID: 4545

New Developments in Ethics and the Law 2018 Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
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"I would like to say that your presentation went way beyond my expectations and, for that matter, beyond my experience in many other courses I’ve taken in the past. The course often gets taught by psychologists and/or lawyers who represent Risk Mgmt with messages of fear that have more to do with helping clinicians avoid problems rather than being a more effective clinician. Instead of giving good guidance for dealing with sticky issues with cloudy guidelines while trying to do good psychotherapy, it’s a ‘watch your back’ approach. I found your presentation from a clinicians point of view far superior, helping me even now to better understand issues that I’ve faced. Indeed, you made me feel more optimistic and safer about practicing psychotherapy in a litigious age. I liked your clarity and your level headed, straight talk advice. I can’t remember a law and ethics course I’ve taken in which I received clinical examples and useful insight for handling situations like ones I’ve had to deal with."-Jane S., Psychologist, California
 
This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.
 
David Shapiro, Ph.D. has been called the father of clinical forensic psychology.  He is an expert on the interface between psychology and the law.  This webinar will help all clinicians with managing risk in their practice.
Seminar ID: 4570

Premature termination is a significant problem in psychotherapy, with deleterious impacts on both clients and therapists. For example, research shows that clients who prematurely terminate show poorer treatment outcomes, are less likely to make lasting changes in their symptoms, and are more likely to over-utilize the health care system. Research also shows that when clients end treatment prematurely, their therapists often experience a sense of failure with the loss. Additionally, repeated dropout by clients can lead to experiences of demoralization and burnout in their providers. Current estimates indicate that approximately 1 in 5 clients will drop out of psychotherapy and/or counseling prematurely. Although these numbers may differ depending on the setting and client type, almost all therapists will experience premature termination at some point in their practice. 

The purpose of this workshop is provide strategies and approaches that therapists can use to reduce premature termination in their practice. This workshop will begin with a discussion of what premature termination is and why some clients choose to end treatment prematurely. It will then cover the latest research on the frequency of premature termination and client, therapist, treatment, and setting risk factors associated with its occurrence. In the second half of this workshop, eight evidence-based strategies for reducing premature termination will be presented. These strategies include: providing role induction, incorporating preferences into the treatment decision-making process, planning for appropriate termination, providing education about patterns of change in psychotherapy, strengthening hope, enhancing motivation for treatment, fostering the therapeutic alliance, and assessing and discussing treatment progress.

Seminar ID: 4586

We all know that professional burnout is a problem, but what do we do about it? In this interactive seminar, Dr. Hartman-Hall provides information from the research literature and her clinical experience about the causes and consequences of clinician burnout. Recognizing that wellness is not a “one size fits all” concept, we will explore a variety of approaches for considering clinicians’ risk factors for occupational stress, improving our own self-care, and adjusting our approach to our work. Brief exercises to practice relaxation, mindfulness, and self-awareness will be utilized throughout the talk to provide participants the opportunity to practice concepts being discussed.

Seminar ID: 4746

Practical Strategies for the Treatment of Trauma: A Clinician’s Toolkit (3 CEs)
Presenter: Heather M. Hartman-Hall, Ph. D.
$59.00
5/22/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
In this seminar, Dr. Hartman-Hall reviews empirically validated treatments for PTSD and trauma symptoms.  Practical strategies are presented for managing clinical challenges including self-injury, dissociation, and difficulties in interpersonal functioning. Ideas for addressing sleep disturbance and chronic pain will be discussed. Avoiding clinician burn-out and managing vicarious traumatization is also a focus. This seminar provides tools developed from clinical experience and the research literature that you can start using right away to help your clients who are struggling with trauma symptoms.
Seminar ID: 4709

Bullying in School: Definition, Prevalence, Effects, Prevention, and Intervention (3 CEs)
Presenter: Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.
$59.00
5/22/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Bullying has become a high priority problem for many schools. Across the country, most states have passed laws that prohibit bullying and harassment because of the hostile and discriminatory environment that they create. Students who are targeted by bullying suffer educational discrimination as well as a host of internalizing and externalizing problems. Likewise, the effects on bullies and bystanders are not to be dismissed. This webinar will take participants through basic and mid-level information on bullying that will provoke critical thinking about how we have traditionally sought to prevent and respond to this problem. It will consider how context shapes behaviors and how we as adults in the school environment can influence context. Finally, this webinar will look at ways to respond to bullying that avoid the traditional “investigate, interrogate, blame, and punish” approach to solving the problem of bullying.
Seminar ID: 4660

ADHD and Delinquency (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
5/23/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Studies show that 30 to 40 percent of juvenile delinquents are also diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Yet, many juvenile justice professionals may not be up-to-date with what we know about ADHD.  This webinar will provide you with useful ideas for assisting kids with ADHD.
Seminar ID: 4691

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness: An Integrative Evidence–Based Approach (3 CEs)
Presenter: Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.
$59.00
5/24/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness are two methods on the cutting-edge of evidence-based psychotherapy today. Together these techniques are highly-effective in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Even disorders found to be often resistant to treatment, such as substance abuse and personality disorders, are responding to this unique integration of therapeutic skills. 

By attending this webinar you will learn not only to the basic techniques in CBT and Mindfulness, but also the application of more advanced methods. This approach is designed both to inform those who are new to this field as well as provide more advanced clinical options to those already familiar with the basics. The seminar will include PowerPoint slides, case examples and experiential learning.
Seminar ID: 4703

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia (3 CEs)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$59.00
5/25/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

The fight or flight response is a normal biological process in which the body prepares itself to take on dangerous circumstances.  At times, however, the response is activated under situations that are not life threatening.  Individuals may experience these panic attacks in a variety of situations.  In the context of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, one’s fear of panic sensations and their consequences is a driving force for ongoing distress and life disruption.  Attendees will learn to distinguish panic attacks that occur in context of Panic Disorder with those that occur outside of Panic Disorder.  In addition, the webinar will address vulnerabilities and maintaining factors of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia.  Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia will be conceptualized from the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) perspective.  Attendees will be educated about the appropriate treatment interventions, such as cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy.  Exposure therapy will be explained, incorporating visual examples and demonstrations by the presenter. 

Seminar ID: 4726

Identification and Treatment of Youth at Risk for Psychosis (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jason Schiffman, Ph.D.
$59.00
5/25/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST

Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are considered to be among the most debilitating and distressing mental health conditions. Despite impacting approximately 3% of the population, many clinicians lack the training and resources to recognize and best work with this vulnerable group of people, leaving many with psychosis isolated, stigmatized, and without help. Nonetheless, growing evidence suggests that, with tailored early intervention, many people with psychosis can recover from illness and lead a life of their choosing in the community. This seminar will familiarize you with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. I will share screening tools and briefly touch on treatment strategies, as well as provide clinical resources for comprehensive specialty care.

Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are considered to be among the most debilitating and distressing mental health conditions. Despite impacting approximately 3% of the population, many clinicians lack the training and resources to recognize and best work with this vulnerable group of people, leaving many with psychosis isolated, stigmatized, and without help. Nonetheless, growing evidence suggests that, with tailored early intervention, many people with psychosis can recover from illness and lead a life of their choosing in the community. This seminar will familiarize you with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. I will share screening tools and briefly touch on treatment strategies, as well as provide clinical resources for comprehensive specialty care.

Seminar ID: 4712

Working With Arab and Middle Eastern Populations: Clinical and Cultural Considerations (3 CE's)
Presenter: Mary N. Iskarous, Psy.D.
$59.00
5/26/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
The Arab/ Middle Eastern community constitutes a culturally rich and diverse ethnic group; however, in contrast to other ethnic groups in the United States,this group has received little attention in the literature.   This seminar will provide a brief description of Arab populations with regard to ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.  It will also explore the impact of actual and perceived experiences of discrimination and prejudice on Arab client mental health.  Finally, this seminar will present recommendations for culturally sensitive treatment interventions for clinicians who wish to work with this population.
Seminar ID: 4727

Sports Psychology and Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance and Peak Performance (6 CE's)
Presenter: David R. McDuff, M.D.
$89.00
5/31/2018 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM EST
David McDuff, M.D., sports psychiatrist to the Baltimore Orioles and Indianapolis Colts, will present a model for working effectively with athletes on everything from performance enhancement, life balance, recovery form injury, stress control, sleep-energy management, and substance abuse.  He will also talk about the treatment of psychiatric problems in athletes.  Working with Dr. McDuff, you can develop a new area of practice in the exciting field of sports psychology.
Seminar ID: 4697

Introduction to Attachment-Based Family Therapy (2 CEs)
Presenter: Suzanne Levy, Ph.D.
$49.00
5/31/2018 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

High rates of adolescent depression and suicide present as a major international public health problem.  Suicidal adolescents are often a daunting population for clinicians to work with given their high-risk. Of the few effective treatments for this population, many are often multi-modal involving individual and group therapy, medication, etc.  An empirically supported family therapy for adolescents struggling with depression and suicide that requires only weekly sessions and which can be conducted on an outpatient, home-based, or inpatient basis is Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT).  ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories suggesting adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated, or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal family relationships. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model aiming to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based, parent-child relationship. The therapy is trauma-focused while also being brief and structured. Treatment is characterized by five treatment tasks: a) reframing the therapy to focus on interpersonal development, b) building alliance with the adolescent, c) building alliance with the parents, d) facilitation conversations to resolve attachment ruptures and e) promoting autonomy in the adolescent. 

In this workshop, Dr Levy will use lecture and case studies to provide an overview of the theoretical principles, research support, and clinical strategies forABFT. Dr. Levy will review how attachment theory,emotional regulation, and trauma resolution informthe delivery of this treatment approach.  She will review the goals and structureof the five treatment tasks that provide a roadmapfor delivering this interpersonally focused psychotherapy effectively and rapidly in community mental health.

Seminar ID: 4658

Demystifying ACT (3 CE's)
Presenter: Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/1/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your treatment approach will have a significant impact on your clinical effectiveness and the well-being of your clients.  ACT is a rich, integrative approach, and has been shown to be effective for many clinically-relevant concerns. Because ACT takes a different perspective on psychotherapy, some clinicians wonder how to blend the applications into their own therapy approach. Other clinicians who have embraced the ACT concepts still have questions about certain aspects of the therapy. This webinar will explain ACT in a very clear, concise, user-friendly manner.
Seminar ID: 4704

Working with Patients with Eating Disorders: Effective Assessment and Treatment Engagement (3 CE's)
Presenter: Dana Satir, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/1/2018 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM EST
This training will offer the opportunity to learn about the diagnosis, assessment, theory, and treatment of eating, weight and shape disorders. While working with clients with eating disorders (EDs) can present unique challenges, we will explore the perception/stigma that these clients are notoriously difficult to treat. We will focus on the importance of integrative treatments, and the role of behavioral, symptom focused techniques in addition to psychodynamic approaches that explore underlying characterological and developmental issues. This training will also consider potential challenges clinicians may face when working with clients with eating disorders and how to cope with feelings that may arise when working with this population.
Seminar ID: 4716

Mental Health Treatment of Stroke Victims (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.
$59.00
6/2/2018 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: 4728

Know Your Mandatory Reporting Requirements (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
6/2/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
This course qualifies as an ethics course.

This course will help practitioners who are subject to reporting requirements associated with child abuse, elder abuse, spouse abuse, and duty to warn about violence. Increasingly these requirements ensnarl mental health professionals into difficult ethical dilemmas as they navigate the obligation to maintain confidentiality on the one hand, and meet the expectations of reporting laws on the other.  Several factors are considered, including the variable state laws governing the duty to report, the need to report in a timely fashion, the intricacies of the reporting process (e.g. to whom, containing what information, etc.), and the ongoing concern about adverse consequences to clients and others (including oneself). Given these complexities, this topic has become essential knowledge for practicing clinicians. This course uses legal case studies, and hypothetical situations to highlight the critical nuanced knowledge needed to manage mandatory reporting requirements.
Seminar ID: 4719

Calming The Emotional Storm: Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (3 CE's)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$59.00
6/3/2018 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM EST
Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this.
This seminar will provide an introduction to DBT, including the origins of the therapy, and the Biosocial Theory of how emotion dysregulation develops. You will learn about some of the research demonstrating that DBT is effective in treating disorders other than BPD. Finally, you will learn about Dialectics, and the importance of balancing validation with change with the dysregulated client; and how to effectively use validation to help clients re-regulate in session, as well as how to teach them to practice this skill on their own.
Seminar ID: 4666

Guideline For Cultural Competency in Practice with Children and Families (3 CEs)
Presenter: Shreya Hessler, Psy.D.
$59.00
6/4/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Cultural competence in providing mental health treatment is one of the most overlooked issues amongst today’s psychologists. This workshop will provide a brief review of relevant research and models of cultural competency in the practice of psychology, highlighting common challenges for both practitioners and clients. Worldview differences pertaining to race, ethnicity, and religion and its implications for the therapeutic relationship will also be discussed. Specific implications related to child, adolescent, and family therapy will be explored. Practical skills will be offered to clinicians seeking ways of understanding their clients’ cultural values and creating a safe environment for therapy as it applies to children and adolescents. Experiential exercises will be included to bring to light how cultural group membership may not be visible or considered in working with clients. Participants will then be given opportunities to learn how to apply reviewed theories in practice using case examples.
Seminar ID: 4676

The Essential Ingredients Needed in Becoming A Play Therapist (3 CE's)
Presenter: Erin Dugan, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/5/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST
In this dynamic seminar, attendees gain an overview of the history and development of the basic principles, objectives, goals, therapeutic factors, tenets, and dimensions of play therapy. The basic skills and techniques in play therapy will be presented and examples of the utilization of the skills will be practiced. Attendees will explore the therapeutic powers inherent in play. An overview of the essential ingredients needed to set up a play therapy playroom will be presented and the categories of toys selected for such environments.
Seminar ID: 4702

An Introduction to Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (3 CE's)
Presenter: Laura Davie, LICSW
$59.00
6/5/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
A high percentage of mental health clients have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives. That’s why it’s so important that we as clinicians use a treatment that is proven to work. This seminar will present an overview of child trauma and the evidence-based treatment, Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Attendees will gain an overview of child trauma, review the definition of abuse and discuss the common affective, behavioral and cognitive reactions to trauma. Then an overview of Trauma- Focused CBT will be given, including the specific components, real life examples of activities used and the evidence for why this approach works. At the end attendees will be provided with the next step to get certified in TF-CBT.
Seminar ID: 4713

School Violence: Lessons From The Front Lines (3 CE's)
Presenter: Scott Poland, Ed.D
$59.00
6/5/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
It is essential that that schools and communities know the incidence of school violence and be up to date on the best safety and prevention practices. This presentation will review numerous state and national initiatives that have focused on school safety and the recommendations from a variety of foundations started by parents who lost their in tragic school shootings. Many school shooters died by suicide and this presentation will outline the major theory of murder suicide. The presenter has a wealth of practical experience responding to school crises and participants, whether they are parents, school personnel or community members will learn many lessons from school tragedies and practical strategies to prevent future school violence.
Seminar ID: 4687

Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing (3 CEs)
Presenter: Michael Madson, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/6/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

It is estimated that roughly 80% of clients who enter treatment are ambivalent about changing their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an intentional, client centered approach for facilitating increases in motivation for behavior change by assisting clients in exploring and resolving ambivalence. MI, as a counseling style, has been shown to be effective with a wide variety of problem behaviors such as substance abuse, adopting healthy behaviors (eating, exercise), treatment adherence and compliance, and other psychological problems. Thus, mental health workers from various backgrounds practicing in a variety of settings are beginning to integrate MI into their clinical repertoire. 

This introduction to MI will acquaint the audience with basic concepts and methods of MI. As such participants will be exposed to the foundational concepts including the “spirit,” principles and processes of MI that can be integrated with one’s approach to counseling and psychotherapy. Building on this foundation the foundational philosophy and active principles will be discussed with emphasis on MI’s unique focus on increasing change talk and reducing talk maintaining the status quo. The webinar will conclude with a brief overview of the evidence base for MI. 

Seminar ID: 4659

What We Know About Acting Out Teens (6 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$89.00
6/6/2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
"No technical difficulties and the content was interesting.  Dr. Hannan's personal anecdotes about working with juvenile offenders helped add clarity to the content as well"- Mike S., LCPC, Pennsylvania
 
In this webinar, Keith Hannan, Ph.D will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorder.  He will help you distinguish between benign mischievousness and malignant antisocial behavior.  He will explore the literature on delinquency in girls.  There will be a review of risk assessment.  Information will also be presented on the cognitive style and deficits of delinquent youth.  He will present a model for effective psychotherapeutic intervention.
Seminar ID: 4692

Making Peace With Panic: A Mindful Approach to Understanding and Treating Panic (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jason Drwal, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/7/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

Over 28% of adults will have a panic attack in their lifetime. Many will experience repeated attacks, which can lead to struggles to hold down a job, maintain friendships, or even carry out basic chores, like shopping for groceries. When we think of panic, we often think of panic disorder. However, individuals with PTSD, depression, social anxiety, substance use disorder, generalized anxiety, and specific phobias frequently grapple with both episodic and chronic panic attacks.

This training will delve into the problems of panic. What is it and why is it so important to treat? Then we’ll explore anxiety sensitivity theory, a compelling explanation for why some people develop panic attacks. Next, using the ironic process theory (Wegner, 1997), we’ll learn how attempts to suppress panic symptoms actually cause the very thing panic sufferers are desperately trying to avoid. We will then turn to understanding how mindfulness can break panic’s vicious cycle. After we study the fundamental elements of mindfulness and their connection to panic, we will delve into helping patients use mindfulness to ameliorate panic and start living life again.

Seminar ID: 4725

Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (3 CE's)
Presenter: Marc Diener, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/8/2018 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM EST
Psychodynamic therapy (PDT) is a widely practiced form of psychotherapy for a variety of different problems and disorders.  Nevertheless, the concepts and techniques used in PDT are often taught in a way that obscures rather than clarifies their nature.  In addition, a gap remains between the theoretical, clinical, and empirical literature of PDT.  This seminar presents a series of evidence-based psychodynamic techniques and processes, grounded in coherent theoretical formulations, systematic research, and applied clinical examples.  You will also learn about meta-analytic research on the overall efficacy and effectiveness of PDT.
Seminar ID: 4684

Understanding and Treating The Cybersexually Addicted (3 CE's)
Presenter: Charles Zeitler, Psy.D.
$59.00
6/8/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST
Cybersexual addiction has become a profound problem in today's culture. Conservative estimates suggest that 6-8% of all online users are experiencing marked difficulties and negative consequences related to their use of internet sexual content and, at a minimum, 1% have an addiction or severe compulsivity issues. These figures are greater than those suffering from gambling addiction and eating disorders combined. Cybersexual addiction is an emerging field and mental health providers report being unprepared to address the many individuals they are encountering in their practices with these issues. This seminar will help you understand what cybersexual addiction is, how it develops and how to diagnose it. This seminar will provide an overview of the neuroscience behind cybersexual addiction and the impact of the addiction on the individual.  Finally, a task oriented approach to treatment will be presented.
Seminar ID: 4711

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
6/9/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers is an introductory seminar to the problem of spree killers. The spree killer, whether or not impacted by mentally illness, is a considerable scourge upon society. Factors like easy access to guns by dangerous mentally ill, inadequate commitment laws,the inability to predict dangerous behavior, and media frenzy, contribute to an increasing death toll. This seminar uses case studies to highlight the role played by diagnostic assessment (suicide by cop, psychopathic behavior, PTSD, major mental disorders), inadequate prevention civil and gun policy strategies, and stigmatization of the mentally ill as dangerous.
Seminar ID: 4720

Introduction to Mindfulness (3 CEs)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$59.00
6/10/2018 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM EST

In recent decades, researchers have been learning that Mindfulness not only helps us live healthier lives, but reduces emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, and anger; helps with sleep difficulties; improves concentration, memory, and immune system function; and generates changes in our brain that helps to counteract the problems in thinking we start to experience as we age. 

This experiential seminar will provide an introduction to mindfulness. Participants will learn about the different ways mindfulness is helpful for both physical and mental health. They will be introduced to some different ways of practicing mindfulness, and will learn some tips to help them teach these skills to clients, as well as problems clients often encounter when first learning about mindfulness. 

Seminar ID: 4667

Practical Ethics for Challenging Time: A Positive Approach (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
6/11/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health clinicians live and practice in challenging times, providing services in a wide range of settings with a wide range of clients. Numerous legal issues, ethics requirements, ethical dilemmas, stressors, and a litigious environment may make ethical practice seem to be a daunting proposition. This workshop focuses on positive ethics and risk management strategies for practicing mental health professionals, taking a positive approach to ethical practice that helps minimize risks to the clinician. Fundamental issues for ethical practice by mental health professionals will be addressed along a review of basic risk management strategies, and a process for ethical decision-making when faced with ethical dilemmas and challenges. Common dilemmas and challenges will be reviewed and specific recommendations for ethical and effective practice will be provided.
Seminar ID: 4673

The Components and Process of Clinical Supervision (3 CE's)
Presenter: Viveca Saffer, Psy.D.
$59.00
6/12/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
In this seminar, Dr. Saffer examines the purpose of clinical supervision, including the components and processes that are important for effective supervision. Participants are encouraged to consider different models and methods as they develop an approach to clinical supervision.  In addition,strategies are discussed regarding effectively dealing with some of the challenges that are inherent in the supervisory process.  This seminar is designed to provide participants with a thoughtful approach to the supervision process and to encourage the development of competence in this area of training.
Seminar ID: 4729

Countertransference With The Personality Disordered Patient (2 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$49.00
6/13/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.
Seminar ID: 4693

The Biology of Reward and Deficiency (3 CE's)
Presenter: Sarah B. Shevchuk, Psy.D.
$59.00
6/13/2018 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM EST
The biology of reward has been well-studied and is linked to numerous mental health diagnoses. Researchers identified an anomaly in this reward cascade called Reward Deficiency Syndrome or RDS. This anomaly and its impact on psychotherapy are less evident in psychological literature, yet it provides useful knowledge in one of the most prevalent and challenging of all mental health disorders…addiction. This seminar will help you understand the cascade theory of reward and provide you with working knowledge of RDS. You will be able to talk about how RDS affects the brain, what research has found regarding the impact of RDS, as well as discuss a model of therapy that considers highly this biological aspect of mental illness. The focus of this seminar is biopsychological and psychopharmaocological in nature.
Seminar ID: 4739

Sex Therapy for the General Therapist, Part 2: Treating Common Sexual Concerns and Dysfunctions (3 CEs)
Presenter: Marianne Brandon, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/15/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST
Sexual intimacy is considered by many to be a critical aspect of a healthy romantic relationship. Amid a social focus on sexuality that sometimes seems to border on the obsessive, sexual concerns and dysfunctions are common in both general and clinical populations. Indeed, love-making embodies the most intimate and vulnerable experiences of our client’s lives. However, discussing and treating these issues in the therapy room can be challenging for therapists. Most therapists have not had the benefit of training in the fascinating and complex nature of human sexuality to feel confident addressing these topics.

In this talk we will review the common sexual concerns and dysfunctions of heterosexual couples, and arm general
therapists with treatment options for men, women, and couples. This talk stands alone but is Part Two of a two-part series
on sex therapy for the general therapist. It is recommended that this lecture on treatment be completed as the second in that series, thus enabling the therapist to place treatment issues in a more general sexual context.
Seminar ID: 4678

Boundary Issues and Multiple Relationships in the Real World: A Rational Approach (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
6/15/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
This course qualifes as an ethics course.

Boundaries and multiple relationships are common occurrences for mental health clinicians. Yet, they may at
times be challenging, confusing, and even overwhelming for those who may not know how to effectively manage boundaries and how to determine which multiple relationships are acceptable or appropriate. Taking a rigid and avoidant approach typically can be just as harmful as an overly loose approach. Participants in this webinar will learn a rational, practical, and reality-based approach for addressing and managing boundaries and multiple relationships in clinical practice. The role of a decision-making process and consideration of multiple relevant issues will be addressed and their use in clinical practice will be demonstrated. Clinical examples will be presented and discussed to illustrate the points being made. Participants will learn specific skills and strategies to integrate into their clinical practices on a daily basis.
Seminar ID: 4674

New Developments in Ethics and the Law (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/15/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
"I would like to say that your presentation went way beyond my expectations and, for that matter, beyond my experience in many other courses I’ve taken in the past. The course often gets taught by psychologists and/or lawyers who represent Risk Mgmt with messages of fear that have more to do with helping clinicians avoid problems rather than being a more effective clinician. Instead of giving good guidance for dealing with sticky issues with cloudy guidelines while trying to do good psychotherapy, it’s a ‘watch your back’ approach. I found your presentation from a clinicians point of view far superior, helping me even now to better understand issues that I’ve faced. Indeed, you made me feel more optimistic and safer about practicing psychotherapy in a litigious age. I liked your clarity and your level headed, straight talk advice. I can’t remember a law and ethics course I’ve taken in which I received clinical examples and useful insight for handling situations like ones I’ve had to deal with."-Jane S., Psychologist, California
 
This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.
 
David Shapiro, Ph.D. has been called the father of clinical forensic psychology.  He is an expert on the interface between psychology and the law.  This webinar will help all clinicians with managing risk in their practice.
Seminar ID: 4783

Calming The Emotional Storm: DBT Core Mindfulness Skills (1.5 CEs)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$39.00
6/17/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this.

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Core Mindfulness skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including an introduction to mindfulness, the States of Mind, and the “What” and “How” skills. Discussion will be around how to use these skills ourselves in both professional and personal lives, and how to teach these skills to clients struggling with mental illness.
Seminar ID: 4668

Calming The Emotional Storm: Emotion Regulation Skills (1.5 CEs)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$39.00
6/17/2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Emotion Regulation skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including briefly reviewing the biosocial theory and how this contributes to problems managing emotions. Many of the emotion regulation skills will be introduced and participants, and there will be discussion regarding how to use these skills with clients with a variety of diagnoses.

Seminar ID: 4669

The All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality Disorder (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$59.00
6/20/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
"Very informative.  Great speaker."-Jodi S,, Social Worker, Kansas
 
This Home Study seminar will talk about the All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality (BPD), looking at it from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  The talk will define the All-or-None Phenomenon, as well as providing clinical examples.  It will also look at the reactions this elicits in treating professionals.  You will leave this webinar will techniques that are useful in helping patients who suffer from BPD.
Seminar ID: 4694

After clients are stable enough to begin delving into traumatic memories, many clinicians struggle with determining which method to use for trauma processing. This webinar will specifically focus on the second phase of trauma recovery, processing and integrating traumatic memories in trauma treatment. Dr. Fatter will review the nature of traumatic memory and how it differs from non-traumatic memory. The two “gold standards” evidence-based models for trauma exposure therapy will be presented: prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy. In addition, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and internal family systems, two research-supported models, will also be discussed. This webinar will describe how each model differs in its conceptualization of trauma and specific treatment approach in integrating traumatic memories. Clinical considerations including strategies to know your client is or is not ready for trauma processing will be presented in addition to ways to determine your client is “done” with the trauma processing stage of treatment. Cultural considerations and culturally adapted models will be reviewed. Common transference and counter-transference issues that arise in trauma treatment will be described. Vicarious trauma, clinician burn out and what clinicians need to watch out for in absorbing traumatic stress from their clients will be addressed.
Seminar ID: 4706

Introduction to Forensic Assessment (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/22/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
This webinar is designed for those clinicians moving into forensic assessment from more traditional clinical settings. It will consider the important similarities and differences between clinical and forensic work, including critical legal and ethical issues regarding the concept of informed consent in different kinds of evaluations. The focus will then shift to what are called functional legal capacities, and cover in depth the way different assessment instruments may be reconceptualized in order to use them in forensic settings. Special consideration will be given to the development of instruments for assessment of trauma and malingering.
Seminar ID: 4683

Diagnostic Assessment of ADHD in Adulthood (3 CE's)
Presenter: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/22/2018 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: 4699

Working with Perfectionist Families: Effective Assessment and Treatment (3 CE's)
Presenter: Casey Cooper, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/23/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
Working with families raising millennial and post-millennial children can be very challenging for clinicians who cannot endorse the all-or-nothing parenting style that tends to dominate this competitive group.  From 5.0 gpa goals to Division-I athletic scholarship dreams, many families are seeking help for their children who begin to show signs of expectation fatigue.  This class will review the historical rise of perfectionism, cultural influences, clinical risk factors and treatment considerations when working with families.  Participants will be provided with practical tools to incorporate into treatment goals and delivery.
Seminar ID: 4700

Calming The Emotional Storm: Distress Tolerance Skills (1.5 CEs)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$39.00
6/24/2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Distress Tolerance skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including the Reality Acceptance Skills and the Crisis Survival Skills, and how to help clients with a variety of diagnoses and problems use these skills appropriately and in healthy ways.

Seminar ID: 4670

Parent Coaching: Uncovering Influences and Promoting Change (3 CEs)
Presenter: Judith Siegel, Ph.D.
$59.00
6/24/2018 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM EST
Therapy with adults or couples with children frequently presents opportunities to help parents understand and improve parent-child dynamics. Parenting reveals implicit and unconscious expectations about raising children that are often culturally determined, and based on each parent’s own childhood experiences. This seminar draws on theories from systems, object relations and the parenting literature to show how unconscious factors get played out in the parent-child relationship. Therapists can help parents identify ways that their own childhood experiences, and aspects of the marital
relationship, are played out in the parenting process. Through presentation of theory, and case examples, participants will be able to understand how to raise and explore parenting dynamics in the therapy session, and help parents find new ways of relating to their children and each other. This is particularly import in work with highly conflicted couples, even those who have divorced but have difficulty co-parenting.
Seminar ID: 4715

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (3 CEs)
Presenter: Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D.
$59.00
6/25/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST

Relationship distress is one of the most powerful forces in our clients’ lives. This distress is emotionally disruptive, hard to contain, and unpredictable for clients and clinicians alike. Emotionally escalated couples are frequently our most challenging clients. Participants will learn how Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), based on Adult Attachment, offers a clear map to work with and shift escalated couples. Reactive emotion, a hallmark of attachment distress, is fast-moving, hard to contain, and keeps couples stuck in a negative pattern. Accessing and sharing vulnerabilities, a key to creating healthy attachment, can look easy but is challenging. Sharing vulnerabilities with each other creates the bonding moments need to re-structure their bond. 

In this webinar, we’ll explore the essentials of EFT: how to create a working hypothesis of each partner’s attachment style, recognizing and describing each partners’ steps in their negative pattern of interaction, differentiating each partner’s emotions in order to contain reactive emotion and evoke vulnerabilities, preparing each partner for sharing  vulnerabilities, the glue of their attachment bond, and discuss how to structure the sharing of vulnerabilities between partners. This webinar will provide concrete and immediately actionable skills from EFT, a powerful and proven approach. 

Seminar ID: 4701

Delinquency in Girls (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
6/27/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Conduct Disordered boys outnumber Conduct Disordered girls five to one.  So, much of the research on juvenile delinquency has been done with boys.  Recently, research has emerged on the nature of conduct problems in girls.  This webinar will focus on the ways girls with disruptive behaviors differ from boys.
Seminar ID: 4695

New Developments in Ethics and the Law (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/5/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
"I would like to say that your presentation went way beyond my expectations and, for that matter, beyond my experience in many other courses I’ve taken in the past. The course often gets taught by psychologists and/or lawyers who represent Risk Mgmt with messages of fear that have more to do with helping clinicians avoid problems rather than being a more effective clinician. Instead of giving good guidance for dealing with sticky issues with cloudy guidelines while trying to do good psychotherapy, it’s a ‘watch your back’ approach. I found your presentation from a clinicians point of view far superior, helping me even now to better understand issues that I’ve faced. Indeed, you made me feel more optimistic and safer about practicing psychotherapy in a litigious age. I liked your clarity and your level headed, straight talk advice. I can’t remember a law and ethics course I’ve taken in which I received clinical examples and useful insight for handling situations like ones I’ve had to deal with."-Jane S., Psychologist, California
 
This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.
 
David Shapiro, Ph.D. has been called the father of clinical forensic psychology.  He is an expert on the interface between psychology and the law.  This webinar will help all clinicians with managing risk in their practice.
Seminar ID: 4731

Couples Treatment: An Object Relations Perspective (3 CE's)
Presenter: Judith Siegel, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/9/2018 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM EST
Most therapists recognize the power of the past as it is revealed in the way partners respond to each other. The therapist can be baffled by emotionally intense reactions that seem way out of proportion to the moment.  Repeated conflict themes also suggest that the ways partners interpret each other’s behavior can only be understood by exploring their individual lived experience. This seminar presents an overview of an object relations approach to working with couples, and describes dynamics that are unique to this clinical approach. You will understand how unfinished business from the past and each partner’s relational past can unfold in patterns and postures that work against intimacy. You will also be able to understand how extreme emotional reactions and black & white thinking create instability and specific relationship problems. The seminar will explain a range of techniques that can help couples acquire new ways of responding to each other and strengthening intimacy. You will also understand how the therapist’s intuition and reaction to partners is an important source of information that allows insight into the core themes and facilitates the partners ability to heal past wounds while forging deeper intimacy.
Seminar ID: 4778

Applying Attachment Theory in Work With Sexually Abusive Youth (6 CE's)
Presenter: Phil Rich, Ed.D, LICSW
$89.00
7/10/2018 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM EST
Attachment theory can inform work with sexually abusive youth. This webinar will describe and discuss the use of attachment theory as a model and methodology by which to better understand the development of juvenile sexually abusive behavior and to better understand individual clients from an attachment-informed perspective. The webinar is not intended as a primer or introduction to attachment theory, but does ill provide a descriptive overview of relevant theoretical models, and includes case studies that highlight the use of attachment theory as a framework by which to understand and explore work with sexually troubled young people and their families. The webinar is designed for those wishing to learn more about attachment
theory and its application in treatment with sexually abusive youth.
Seminar ID: 4741

What We Know About Acting Out Teens (6 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$89.00
7/11/2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
"No technical difficulties and the content was interesting.  Dr. Hannan's personal anecdotes about working with juvenile offenders helped add clarity to the content as well"- Mike S., LCPC, Pennsylvania
 
In this webinar, Keith Hannan, Ph.D will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorder.  He will help you distinguish between benign mischievousness and malignant antisocial behavior.  He will explore the literature on delinquency in girls.  There will be a review of risk assessment.  Information will also be presented on the cognitive style and deficits of delinquent youth.  He will present a model for effective psychotherapeutic intervention.
Seminar ID: 4764

Youth Suicide: Prevention and Intervention (3 CE's)
Presenter: Scott Poland, Ed.D
$59.00
7/11/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
The incidence of youth suicide requires that schools and communities collaborate and increase suicide prevention efforts and that they be prepared to respond if a suicide occurs in order to reduce suicide contagion.  This presentation will help school and community mental health personnel increase their understanding of the most common factors in youth suicide.  Participants will learn effective strategies to prevent youth suicide and lessons from the aftermath of numerous suicides.
Seminar ID: 4750

Introduction to Attachment-Based Family Therapy (2 CEs)
Presenter: Suzanne Levy, Ph.D.
$49.00
7/12/2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

High rates of adolescent depression and suicide present as a major international public health problem.  Suicidal adolescents are often a daunting population for clinicians to work with given their high-risk. Of the few effective treatments for this population, many are often multi-modal involving individual and group therapy, medication, etc.  An empirically supported family therapy for adolescents struggling with depression and suicide that requires only weekly sessions and which can be conducted on an outpatient, home-based, or inpatient basis is Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT).  ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories suggesting adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated, or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal family relationships. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model aiming to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based, parent-child relationship. The therapy is trauma-focused while also being brief and structured. Treatment is characterized by five treatment tasks: a) reframing the therapy to focus on interpersonal development, b) building alliance with the adolescent, c) building alliance with the parents, d) facilitation conversations to resolve attachment ruptures and e) promoting autonomy in the adolescent. 

In this workshop, Dr Levy will use lecture and case studies to provide an overview of the theoretical principles, research support, and clinical strategies forABFT. Dr. Levy will review how attachment theory,emotional regulation, and trauma resolution informthe delivery of this treatment approach.  She will review the goals and structureof the five treatment tasks that provide a roadmapfor delivering this interpersonally focused psychotherapy effectively and rapidly in community mental health.

Seminar ID: 4737

What Every Clinician Should Know About Violence Risk Assessment (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/12/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

The ability to predict  future violent behavior has long been an issue for mental health professionals.  Initially it was merely assumed that we could make such predictions accurately based on our clinical skills alone.  Many decisions in the judicial system hinge on an accurate assessment of violence, such as  bond, probation, and parole decisions, committment to and release from psychiatric facilities, and even whether or not a defendant should be sentenced to death.

Recent research has demonstrated however that such predictions are not as accurate as once assumed and that the methodology used was sadly lacking in  validity.   A tremendous amount of research has gone into risk assessment for future  violence ; still,,  the accuracy remains in question even to this day; nevertheless, judicial decisions are continually made which ignore our limited ability to assess violent behavior.

This webinar will explore  the factors necessary to do competent work in this area and demonstrate the ways that risk assessment can become more precise.

Seminar ID: 4732

Sex Therapy for the General Therapist, Part 1: The Changing Face of Heterosexual Sex (3 CEs)
Presenter: Marianne Brandon, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/13/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST

Who we are as sexual beings carries profound personal and interpersonal meaning for each of us.  Like it or not, our sexual self-image significantly impacts our broader sense of identity, as well as how we give and receive love in our most cherished relationships.  Research consistently demonstrates that for most people, sexual satisfaction is a critical component of relationship and life satisfaction.  For many people, love-making is the most intimate aspect of their lives.  Yet without specific focus on sexuality, general therapy tends not to alleviate sexual concerns.  As therapists, we have little training in these issues, making it difficult to assist our clients with their intimacy struggles.  In this talk, we will address the changing face of heterosexual sex that we and our clients are all experiencing – and gain an understanding of the “new normal.” 

This talk stands alone but is Part One of a two-part series on sex therapy for the general therapist.  It is recommended that this lecture be completed first in that series, thus offering a context for the treatment approaches addressed in Part Two.  

Seminar ID: 4756

Risk Management in Psychological Practice (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/13/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health professionals are affected by the fact that we live in an age of litigation; if  clients are dissatisfied with the outcome of an evaluation or treatment , they may file an ethics complaint or a law suit with increased frequency compared to  the past. Malpractice insurance premiums have increased by more than a factor of 10 over the past few decades.  As a result, many practitioners are “running scared”, fearful of complaints.  In point of fact, very few of these legal actions are successful; while going through them is unpleasant, if a mental health practitioner adheres to a few basic principles of risk management, the likelihood of a successful suit is vastly diminished.  This webinar will present these basic principles within a framework of the fundamental legal concepts involved,and how these concepts may be easily incorporated into practice guidelines.  Special attention will be paid to confidentiality and privilege, the nature of malpractice claims,informed consent, documentation, consultation,the most frequent areas of litigation, and concrete steps to take to minimize the risk of litigation.

Seminar ID: 4733

What We Know About Paraphilic Disorders (3 CE's)
Presenter: Tim Foley, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/13/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Paraphilic Disorders are often referenced but rarely defined. In some jurisdictions, they serve as the basis for involuntary commitment and in some situations become the source of wry humor. This seminar will attempt to canvas Paraphilias and Paraphilic Disorders and detail what is known and unknown about aspects of human sexual behavior. We will try to abandon moral judgments and take an objective stance with the topic. Approaches to making these diagnoses and clues to follow-up and specialized referral will be referenced.
Seminar ID: 4730

Working With Arab and Middle Eastern Populations: Clinical and Cultural Considerations (3 CE's)
Presenter: Mary N. Iskarous, Psy.D.
$59.00
7/14/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
The Arab/ Middle Eastern community constitutes a culturally rich and diverse ethnic group; however, in contrast to other ethnic groups in the United States,this group has received little attention in the literature.   This seminar will provide a brief description of Arab populations with regard to ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.  It will also explore the impact of actual and perceived experiences of discrimination and prejudice on Arab client mental health.  Finally, this seminar will present recommendations for culturally sensitive treatment interventions for clinicians who wish to work with this population.
Seminar ID: 4734

Know Your Mandatory Reporting Requirements (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
7/14/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
This course qualifies as an ethics course.

This course will help practitioners who are subject to reporting requirements associated with child abuse, elder abuse, spouse abuse, and duty to warn about violence. Increasingly these requirements ensnarl mental health professionals into difficult ethical dilemmas as they navigate the obligation to maintain confidentiality on the one hand, and meet the expectations of reporting laws on the other.  Several factors are considered, including the variable state laws governing the duty to report, the need to report in a timely fashion, the intricacies of the reporting process (e.g. to whom, containing what information, etc.), and the ongoing concern about adverse consequences to clients and others (including oneself). Given these complexities, this topic has become essential knowledge for practicing clinicians. This course uses legal case studies, and hypothetical situations to highlight the critical nuanced knowledge needed to manage mandatory reporting requirements.
Seminar ID: 4770

CBT with Older Adults and Family Care Partners (3 CEs)
Presenter: Ann Steffen, Ph.D., ABPP
$59.00
7/15/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Across behavioral health professions, there is a workforce shortage of clinicians trained to provide evidence-based mental health services to older adults.  Cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations have been effectively used to develop assessments and interventions for older adults and their involved family care partners.  This webinar will help you apply your existing knowledge and experience with CBT to the common physical and mental health concerns of middle aged and older adults.  You will develop an understanding of typical adjustments to assessment and intervention strategies while working with older adults.  CBT assessment and interventions for late life depression will be used as an example, along with empirically supported CBT interventions for family caregivers of older adults.  The presentation will also include resources for clinical practice with these populations.
Seminar ID: 4735

Identification and Treatment of Youth at Risk for Psychosis (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jason Schiffman, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/17/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are considered to be among the most debilitating and distressing mental health conditions. Despite impacting approximately 3% of the population, many clinicians lack the training and resources to recognize and best work with this vulnerable group of people, leaving many with psychosis isolated, stigmatized, and without help. Nonetheless, growing evidence suggests that, with tailored early intervention, many people with psychosis can recover from illness and lead a life of their choosing in the community. This seminar will familiarize you with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. I will share screening tools and briefly touch on treatment strategies, as well as provide clinical resources for comprehensive specialty care.

Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are considered to be among the most debilitating and distressing mental health conditions. Despite impacting approximately 3% of the population, many clinicians lack the training and resources to recognize and best work with this vulnerable group of people, leaving many with psychosis isolated, stigmatized, and without help. Nonetheless, growing evidence suggests that, with tailored early intervention, many people with psychosis can recover from illness and lead a life of their choosing in the community. This seminar will familiarize you with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. I will share screening tools and briefly touch on treatment strategies, as well as provide clinical resources for comprehensive specialty care.

Seminar ID: 4738

Utilizing Phase-Oriented Treatment & Adjunctive Interventions to Regulate Arousal in Trauma Treatment (3 CE's)
Presenter: Daphne Fatter, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/17/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST
One of the biggest challenges in trauma recovery is managing both when clients get emotionally overwhelmed and when clients numb out and shut down. Learning how to pace therapy and navigate clients’ emotional window of tolerance are key foundations of successful trauma treatment. In this webinar, Dr. Fatter will address the DSM 5 diagnostic categories for traumatic stress.  This training will review the impact of traumatic stress on the brain in tangible ways to help clinicians better conceptualize how trauma alters the body’s arousal system. We will address one of the most important aspects of the therapeutic relationship based on what we know about the traumatized brain. A phase-oriented treatment approach will be presented so clinicians learn an evidence-based structure for pacing the intensity of trauma treatment. In addition, we will explore three research-informed adjunctive therapies to help clients maintain stabilization and regulate arousal.
Seminar ID: 4758

Countertransference With The Personality Disordered Patient (2 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$49.00
7/18/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.
Seminar ID: 4765

Introduction To Cognitive Behavior Therapy (6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
7/20/2018 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM EST
This webinar provides an indepth look at the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  Scott Hannan, Ph.D, seen frequently on the TV show "Hoarders," who has devoted his career to the treatment of anxiety disorders with CBT, will help you refine you coneptualization skills and use of techniques.  He will also talk about the use of CBT for Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
Seminar ID: 4752

Understanding and Treating The Cybersexually Addicted (3 CE's)
Presenter: Charles Zeitler, Psy.D.
$59.00
7/20/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST
Cybersexual addiction has become a profound problem in today's culture. Conservative estimates suggest that 6-8% of all online users are experiencing marked difficulties and negative consequences related to their use of internet sexual content and, at a minimum, 1% have an addiction or severe compulsivity issues. These figures are greater than those suffering from gambling addiction and eating disorders combined. Cybersexual addiction is an emerging field and mental health providers report being unprepared to address the many individuals they are encountering in their practices with these issues. This seminar will help you understand what cybersexual addiction is, how it develops and how to diagnose it. This seminar will provide an overview of the neuroscience behind cybersexual addiction and the impact of the addiction on the individual.  Finally, a task oriented approach to treatment will be presented.
Seminar ID: 4776

Social Skills Training for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Social Challenges (3 CEs)
Presenter: Ruth Ellingsen, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/21/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Deficits in social skills are considered one of the defining challenges among young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), yet few evidence-based social skills programs exist for higher functioning youth with ASD.  This seminar will provide an overview of the social skills needed for making and keeping friends and handling peer conflict and rejection.  You will be given tips on how to provide social coaching using concrete rules and steps of social behavior derived from the widely popular PEERS® program, the only known evidence-based social skills program for teens and young adults with ASD. Within the framework of solid research evidence about what works and what doesn’t work socially, attendees will be given easy-to-use strategies to assist young people with making and keeping friends. The seminar will include topics such as appropriate use of conversation skills; strategies for entering conversations; and advice for managing arguments and handling teasing, physical bullying, cyber bullying, rumors, and gossip.
Seminar ID: 4781

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
7/21/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers is an introductory seminar to the problem of spree killers. The spree killer, whether or not impacted by mentally illness, is a considerable scourge upon society. Factors like easy access to guns by dangerous mentally ill, inadequate commitment laws,the inability to predict dangerous behavior, and media frenzy, contribute to an increasing death toll. This seminar uses case studies to highlight the role played by diagnostic assessment (suicide by cop, psychopathic behavior, PTSD, major mental disorders), inadequate prevention civil and gun policy strategies, and stigmatization of the mentally ill as dangerous.
Seminar ID: 4771

Informed Consent in Real Life: A Practical Approach (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
7/23/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.  

Informed consent is an essential aspect of all professional services provided by mental health professionals and helps to set the tone for the relationship to follow. While it is a requirement, it also plays a very important role in the treatment relationship and process. Yet, many questions exist about how to appropriately provide informed consent, the details of what should or shouldn’t be included, who should provide informed consent, and how diversity factors may necessitate modifying how we provide informed consent. This webinar will address each of these issues and provide practical guidance on how to meet ethics and legal requirements, and client needs, and how to utilize informed consent to promote a good working relationship with clients, as well as how to utilize it to promote the goals of treatment for our clients. Common pitfalls and dilemmas, practical suggestions and recommendations, and relevant options to consider will each be addressed. Clinical examples will be provided to illustrate key issues to include informed consent with minors, with couples and families, third-party requests for services, and the use of informed consent for the wide range of professional relationships mental health professionals may have.
Seminar ID: 4742

Bullying in School: Definition, Prevalence, Effects, Prevention, and Intervention (3 CEs)
Presenter: Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/24/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Bullying has become a high priority problem for many schools. Across the country, most states have passed laws that prohibit bullying and harassment because of the hostile and discriminatory environment that they create. Students who are targeted by bullying suffer educational discrimination as well as a host of internalizing and externalizing problems. Likewise, the effects on bullies and bystanders are not to be dismissed. This webinar will take participants through basic and mid-level information on bullying that will provoke critical thinking about how we have traditionally sought to prevent and respond to this problem. It will consider how context shapes behaviors and how we as adults in the school environment can influence context. Finally, this webinar will look at ways to respond to bullying that avoid the traditional “investigate, interrogate, blame, and punish” approach to solving the problem of bullying.
Seminar ID: 4762

The All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality Disorder (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
7/25/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
"Very informative.  Great speaker."-Jodi S,, Social Worker, Kansas
 
This Home Study seminar will talk about the All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality (BPD), looking at it from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  The talk will define the All-or-None Phenomenon, as well as providing clinical examples.  It will also look at the reactions this elicits in treating professionals.  You will leave this webinar will techniques that are useful in helping patients who suffer from BPD.
Seminar ID: 4766

Psychological Wellness and Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
7/27/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Working as a mental health professional can be challenging, demanding and stressful. With some clients, it can be traumatizing to the clinician. Self-care, the promotion of wellness, and the prevention of burnout are essential for every mental health professional in order to maintain our competence and clinical effectiveness. The ethical obligation to do so is addressed, ways to assess our own individual self-care needs and effectiveness, and specific strategies for the effective practice of self-care are presented. Important issues such as personal and professional challenges, vulnerabilities, and blind spots are addressed. The limitations of self-monitoring and self-assessment are reviewed and recommendations for proactively and effectively addressing these challenges are presented. A realistic approach to ongoing self-care and the promotion of wellness is presented that each mental health clinician can integrate into their daily lives, for their own benefit, and for the benefit of their clients.
Seminar ID: 4743

The Treatment of Complex Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Dependence (6 CE's)
Presenter: David R. McDuff, M.D.
$89.00
7/30/2018 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST
"I really enjoyed Dr. McDuff's presentation style and was impressed with the clarity of his explanations."-Larry D., Psychologist, New Mexico
 
David McDuff, M.D. has spent the bulk of his career treating people with complex addictions.  he has published numerous books and articles on the topic.  In this webinar, he will give you new ways to think about your addicted patients, as well as new assessment and treatment tools.  You will leave this seminar with a whole new outlook on addictions.  You will learn about the risk and protective factors associated with addiction.  You will learn about the key elements to a successful recovery.  You will learn how to incorporate motivational enhancement and positive psychology into the recovery process.
Seminar ID: 4774

"Turning Intentions into Actions": CBT for Adult ADHD (3 CEs)
Presenter: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/30/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
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: 4760

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness: An Integrative Evidence–Based Approach (3 CEs)
Presenter: Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.
$59.00
7/31/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness are two methods on the cutting-edge of evidence-based psychotherapy today. Together these techniques are highly-effective in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Even disorders found to be often resistant to treatment, such as substance abuse and personality disorders, are responding to this unique integration of therapeutic skills. 

By attending this webinar you will learn not only to the basic techniques in CBT and Mindfulness, but also the application of more advanced methods. This approach is designed both to inform those who are new to this field as well as provide more advanced clinical options to those already familiar with the basics. The seminar will include PowerPoint slides, case examples and experiential learning.
Seminar ID: 4754

What We Know About Acting Out Teens (6 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$89.00
8/1/2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
"No technical difficulties and the content was interesting.  Dr. Hannan's personal anecdotes about working with juvenile offenders helped add clarity to the content as well"- Mike S., LCPC, Pennsylvania
 
In this webinar, Keith Hannan, Ph.D will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorder.  He will help you distinguish between benign mischievousness and malignant antisocial behavior.  He will explore the literature on delinquency in girls.  There will be a review of risk assessment.  Information will also be presented on the cognitive style and deficits of delinquent youth.  He will present a model for effective psychotherapeutic intervention.
Seminar ID: 4767

Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (3 CE's)
Presenter: Marc Diener, Ph.D.
$59.00
8/1/2018 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM EST
Psychodynamic therapy (PDT) is a widely practiced form of psychotherapy for a variety of different problems and disorders.  Nevertheless, the concepts and techniques used in PDT are often taught in a way that obscures rather than clarifies their nature.  In addition, a gap remains between the theoretical, clinical, and empirical literature of PDT.  This seminar presents a series of evidence-based psychodynamic techniques and processes, grounded in coherent theoretical formulations, systematic research, and applied clinical examples.  You will also learn about meta-analytic research on the overall efficacy and effectiveness of PDT.
Seminar ID: 4736

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia (3 CEs)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$59.00
8/3/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
The fight or flight response is a normal biological process in which the body prepares itself to take on dangerous circumstances.  At times, however, the response is activated under situations that are not life threatening.  Individuals may experience these panic attacks in a variety of situations.  In the context of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, one’s fear of panic sensations and their consequences is a driving force for ongoing distress and life disruption.  Attendees will learn to distinguish panic attacks that occur in context of Panic Disorder with those that occur outside of Panic Disorder.  In addition, the webinar will address vulnerabilities and maintaining factors of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia.  Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia will be conceptualized from the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) perspective.  Attendees will be educated about the appropriate treatment interventions, such as cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy.  Exposure therapy will be explained, incorporating visual examples and demonstrations by the presenter.
Seminar ID: 4753

Diagnostic Assessment of ADHD in Adulthood (3 CE's)
Presenter: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
$59.00
8/3/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 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: 4761

Parent Coaching: Uncovering Influences and Promoting Change (3 CEs)
Presenter: Judith Siegel, Ph.D.
$59.00
8/6/2018 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM EST
Therapy with adults or couples with children frequently presents opportunities to help parents understand and improve parent-child dynamics. Parenting reveals implicit and unconscious expectations about raising children that are often culturally determined, and based on each parent’s own childhood experiences. This seminar draws on theories from systems, object relations and the parenting literature to show how unconscious factors get played out in the parent-child relationship. Therapists can help parents identify ways that their own childhood experiences, and aspects of the marital
relationship, are played out in the parenting process. Through presentation of theory, and case examples, participants will be able to understand how to raise and explore parenting dynamics in the therapy session, and help parents find new ways of relating to their children and each other. This is particularly import in work with highly conflicted couples, even those who have divorced but have difficulty co-parenting.
Seminar ID: 4779

Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing (3 CEs)
Presenter: Michael Madson, Ph.D.
$59.00
8/8/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

It is estimated that roughly 80% of clients who enter treatment are ambivalent about changing their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an intentional, client centered approach for facilitating increases in motivation for behavior change by assisting clients in exploring and resolving ambivalence. MI, as a counseling style, has been shown to be effective with a wide variety of problem behaviors such as substance abuse, adopting healthy behaviors (eating, exercise), treatment adherence and compliance, and other psychological problems. Thus, mental health workers from various backgrounds practicing in a variety of settings are beginning to integrate MI into their clinical repertoire. 

This introduction to MI will acquaint the audience with basic concepts and methods of MI. As such participants will be exposed to the foundational concepts including the “spirit,” principles and processes of MI that can be integrated with one’s approach to counseling and psychotherapy. Building on this foundation the foundational philosophy and active principles will be discussed with emphasis on MI’s unique focus on increasing change talk and reducing talk maintaining the status quo. The webinar will conclude with a brief overview of the evidence base for MI. 

Seminar ID: 4747

The Biology of Reward and Deficiency (3 CE's)
Presenter: Sarah B. Shevchuk, Psy.D.
$59.00
8/8/2018 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM EST
The biology of reward has been well-studied and is linked to numerous mental health diagnoses. Researchers identified an anomaly in this reward cascade called Reward Deficiency Syndrome or RDS. This anomaly and its impact on psychotherapy are less evident in psychological literature, yet it provides useful knowledge in one of the most prevalent and challenging of all mental health disorders…addiction. This seminar will help you understand the cascade theory of reward and provide you with working knowledge of RDS. You will be able to talk about how RDS affects the brain, what research has found regarding the impact of RDS, as well as discuss a model of therapy that considers highly this biological aspect of mental illness. The focus of this seminar is biopsychological and psychopharmaocological in nature.
Seminar ID: 4740

Sex Therapy for the General Therapist, Part 2: Treating Common Sexual Concerns and Dysfunctions (3 CEs)
Presenter: Marianne Brandon, Ph.D.
$59.00
8/10/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST
Sexual intimacy is considered by many to be a critical aspect of a healthy romantic relationship. Amid a social focus on sexuality that sometimes seems to border on the obsessive, sexual concerns and dysfunctions are common in both general and clinical populations. Indeed, love-making embodies the most intimate and vulnerable experiences of our client’s lives. However, discussing and treating these issues in the therapy room can be challenging for therapists. Most therapists have not had the benefit of training in the fascinating and complex nature of human sexuality to feel confident addressing these topics.

In this talk we will review the common sexual concerns and dysfunctions of heterosexual couples, and arm general
therapists with treatment options for men, women, and couples. This talk stands alone but is Part Two of a two-part series
on sex therapy for the general therapist. It is recommended that this lecture on treatment be completed as the second in that series, thus enabling the therapist to place treatment issues in a more general sexual context.
Seminar ID: 4757

Working with Perfectionist Families: Effective Assessment and Treatment (3 CE's)
Presenter: Casey Cooper, Ph.D.
$59.00
8/10/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
Working with families raising millennial and post-millennial children can be very challenging for clinicians who cannot endorse the all-or-nothing parenting style that tends to dominate this competitive group.  From 5.0 gpa goals to Division-I athletic scholarship dreams, many families are seeking help for their children who begin to show signs of expectation fatigue.  This class will review the historical rise of perfectionism, cultural influences, clinical risk factors and treatment considerations when working with families.  Participants will be provided with practical tools to incorporate into treatment goals and delivery.
Seminar ID: 4749

Mental Health Treatment of Stroke Victims (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.
$59.00
8/11/2018 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: 4780

Know Your Mandatory Reporting Requirements (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
8/11/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
This course qualifies as an ethics course.

This course will help practitioners who are subject to reporting requirements associated with child abuse, elder abuse, spouse abuse, and duty to warn about violence. Increasingly these requirements ensnarl mental health professionals into difficult ethical dilemmas as they navigate the obligation to maintain confidentiality on the one hand, and meet the expectations of reporting laws on the other.  Several factors are considered, including the variable state laws governing the duty to report, the need to report in a timely fashion, the intricacies of the reporting process (e.g. to whom, containing what information, etc.), and the ongoing concern about adverse consequences to clients and others (including oneself). Given these complexities, this topic has become essential knowledge for practicing clinicians. This course uses legal case studies, and hypothetical situations to highlight the critical nuanced knowledge needed to manage mandatory reporting requirements.
Seminar ID: 4772

An Introduction to Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (3 CE's)
Presenter: Laura Davie, LICSW
$59.00
8/13/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
A high percentage of mental health clients have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives. That’s why it’s so important that we as clinicians use a treatment that is proven to work. This seminar will present an overview of child trauma and the evidence-based treatment, Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Attendees will gain an overview of child trauma, review the definition of abuse and discuss the common affective, behavioral and cognitive reactions to trauma. Then an overview of Trauma- Focused CBT will be given, including the specific components, real life examples of activities used and the evidence for why this approach works. At the end attendees will be provided with the next step to get certified in TF-CBT.
Seminar ID: 4763

Countertransference With The Personality Disordered Patient (2 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$49.00
8/15/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.
Seminar ID: 4768

Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Psychotherapy: Ethical and Practice Considerations (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
8/17/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Religion and spirituality are important dimensions of most individuals’ lives. Yet, many mental health clinicians do not receive education and training focused on how to address these issues, when appropriate, with their clients. This webinar provides information on the roles of spirituality and religion in many clients’ lives, how to address our own biases about them and how our own beliefs may impact how we view and address them, how to appropriately assess each client’s treatment needs to include religious and spiritual issues and concerns, and how to tap into clients’ beliefs, practices, and faith communities as sources of strength that may enhance the professional services we provide. Ethics issues, challenges, and dilemmas are addressed, and an ethical decision-making model is shared and clinical examples are provided and discussed to illustrate its application. Recommendations for ethical and clinically effective practice are provided.
Seminar ID: 4744

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
8/18/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers is an introductory seminar to the problem of spree killers. The spree killer, whether or not impacted by mentally illness, is a considerable scourge upon society. Factors like easy access to guns by dangerous mentally ill, inadequate commitment laws,the inability to predict dangerous behavior, and media frenzy, contribute to an increasing death toll. This seminar uses case studies to highlight the role played by diagnostic assessment (suicide by cop, psychopathic behavior, PTSD, major mental disorders), inadequate prevention civil and gun policy strategies, and stigmatization of the mentally ill as dangerous.
Seminar ID: 4773

The Practice of Tele-mental Health and Use of Social Media: Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Issues for Practitioners (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
8/20/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

A wide range of technologies to include the Internet, e-mail, text messaging, social media, Apps, and the like have altered how most individuals communicate with each other, stay connected, and form and maintain relationships, to include in mental health practice. This workshop will provide information about the ethical, legal, and clinical issues relevant to integrating various technologies into our practices. Additionally, common pitfalls and areas where the use of various technologies, to include social media, is contraindicated will be discussed. Research on how various technologies may be effectively integrated into clinical practice to treat a wide range of presenting problems and disorders is reviewed and their implications for our practices is discussed. Guidance on decision-making for when and how to do this is provided to include the provision of clinical services across distances and the use of various technologies to enhance or augment in-person services. Clinical examples are provided to illustrate some of the benefits and challenges of utilizing these technological innovations in clinical practice.
Seminar ID: 4745

After clients are stable enough to begin delving into traumatic memories, many clinicians struggle with determining which method to use for trauma processing. This webinar will specifically focus on the second phase of trauma recovery, processing and integrating traumatic memories in trauma treatment. Dr. Fatter will review the nature of traumatic memory and how it differs from non-traumatic memory. The two “gold standards” evidence-based models for trauma exposure therapy will be presented: prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy. In addition, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and internal family systems, two research-supported models, will also be discussed. This webinar will describe how each model differs in its conceptualization of trauma and specific treatment approach in integrating traumatic memories. Clinical considerations including strategies to know your client is or is not ready for trauma processing will be presented in addition to ways to determine your client is “done” with the trauma processing stage of treatment. Cultural considerations and culturally adapted models will be reviewed. Common transference and counter-transference issues that arise in trauma treatment will be described. Vicarious trauma, clinician burn out and what clinicians need to watch out for in absorbing traumatic stress from their clients will be addressed.
Seminar ID: 4759

School Violence: Lessons From The Front Lines (3 CE's)
Presenter: Scott Poland, Ed.D
$59.00
8/21/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
It is essential that that schools and communities know the incidence of school violence and be up to date on the best safety and prevention practices. This presentation will review numerous state and national initiatives that have focused on school safety and the recommendations from a variety of foundations started by parents who lost their in tragic school shootings. Many school shooters died by suicide and this presentation will outline the major theory of murder suicide. The presenter has a wealth of practical experience responding to school crises and participants, whether they are parents, school personnel or community members will learn many lessons from school tragedies and practical strategies to prevent future school violence.
Seminar ID: 4751

Demystifying ACT (3 CE's)
Presenter: Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.
$59.00
8/23/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your treatment approach will have a significant impact on your clinical effectiveness and the well-being of your clients.  ACT is a rich, integrative approach, and has been shown to be effective for many clinically-relevant concerns. Because ACT takes a different perspective on psychotherapy, some clinicians wonder how to blend the applications into their own therapy approach. Other clinicians who have embraced the ACT concepts still have questions about certain aspects of the therapy. This webinar will explain ACT in a very clear, concise, user-friendly manner.
Seminar ID: 4755

Understanding and Treating The Cybersexually Addicted (3 CE's)
Presenter: Charles Zeitler, Psy.D.
$59.00
8/24/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST
Cybersexual addiction has become a profound problem in today's culture. Conservative estimates suggest that 6-8% of all online users are experiencing marked difficulties and negative consequences related to their use of internet sexual content and, at a minimum, 1% have an addiction or severe compulsivity issues. These figures are greater than those suffering from gambling addiction and eating disorders combined. Cybersexual addiction is an emerging field and mental health providers report being unprepared to address the many individuals they are encountering in their practices with these issues. This seminar will help you understand what cybersexual addiction is, how it develops and how to diagnose it. This seminar will provide an overview of the neuroscience behind cybersexual addiction and the impact of the addiction on the individual.  Finally, a task oriented approach to treatment will be presented.
Seminar ID: 4777

The All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality Disorder (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
8/29/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
"Very informative.  Great speaker."-Jodi S,, Social Worker, Kansas
 
This Home Study seminar will talk about the All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality (BPD), looking at it from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  The talk will define the All-or-None Phenomenon, as well as providing clinical examples.  It will also look at the reactions this elicits in treating professionals.  You will leave this webinar will techniques that are useful in helping patients who suffer from BPD.
Seminar ID: 4769

Sports Psychology and Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance and Peak Performance (6 CE's)
Presenter: David R. McDuff, M.D.
$89.00
8/30/2018 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST
David McDuff, M.D., sports psychiatrist to the Baltimore Orioles and Indianapolis Colts, will present a model for working effectively with athletes on everything from performance enhancement, life balance, recovery form injury, stress control, sleep-energy management, and substance abuse.  He will also talk about the treatment of psychiatric problems in athletes.  Working with Dr. McDuff, you can develop a new area of practice in the exciting field of sports psychology.
Seminar ID: 4775

Addressing Psychotherapy Dropout: Strategies for Engaging Clients and Improving Outcomes (3 CEs)
Presenter: Joshua Swift, Ph.D.
$59.00
8/31/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST

Premature termination is a significant problem in psychotherapy, with deleterious impacts on both clients and therapists. For example, research shows that clients who prematurely terminate show poorer treatment outcomes, are less likely to make lasting changes in their symptoms, and are more likely to over-utilize the health care system. Research also shows that when clients end treatment prematurely, their therapists often experience a sense of failure with the loss. Additionally, repeated dropout by clients can lead to experiences of demoralization and burnout in their providers. Current estimates indicate that approximately 1 in 5 clients will drop out of psychotherapy and/or counseling prematurely. Although these numbers may differ depending on the setting and client type, almost all therapists will experience premature termination at some point in their practice. 

The purpose of this workshop is provide strategies and approaches that therapists can use to reduce premature termination in their practice. This workshop will begin with a discussion of what premature termination is and why some clients choose to end treatment prematurely. It will then cover the latest research on the frequency of premature termination and client, therapist, treatment, and setting risk factors associated with its occurrence. In the second half of this workshop, eight evidence-based strategies for reducing premature termination will be presented. These strategies include: providing role induction, incorporating preferences into the treatment decision-making process, planning for appropriate termination, providing education about patterns of change in psychotherapy, strengthening hope, enhancing motivation for treatment, fostering the therapeutic alliance, and assessing and discussing treatment progress.

Seminar ID: 4748

Guideline For Cultural Competency in Practice with Children and Families (3 CEs)
Presenter: Shreya Hessler, Psy.D.
$59.00
9/6/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST
Cultural competence in providing mental health treatment is one of the most overlooked issues amongst today’s psychologists. This workshop will provide a brief review of relevant research and models of cultural competency in the practice of psychology, highlighting common challenges for both practitioners and clients. Worldview differences pertaining to race, ethnicity, and religion and its implications for the therapeutic relationship will also be discussed. Specific implications related to child, adolescent, and family therapy will be explored. Practical skills will be offered to clinicians seeking ways of understanding their clients’ cultural values and creating a safe environment for therapy as it applies to children and adolescents. Experiential exercises will be included to bring to light how cultural group membership may not be visible or considered in working with clients. Participants will then be given opportunities to learn how to apply reviewed theories in practice using case examples.
Seminar ID: 4782

 

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