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Continuing Education courses about Retired

Planning the Transition to End-of-Life Care in Advanced Cancer (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines research and trends in the transition to end of life care.  The good death is discussed from the patient perspective, the health care provider perspective, and the caregiver perspective.  Factors that influence end of life care decisions are discussed along with barriers.  The course offers strategies to improve patient-oncologist communication and decision making in advanced cancer.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course does not meet continuing education ethics requirements for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


Creating Equal Access to Quality Healthcare for Transgender Patients (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course offers transgender-affirming hospital policies in an effort to promote nondiscriminatory and inclusive healthcare for transgender patients.  The policies address issues of nondiscrimination, patient rights, privacy, hormone therapy, room assignments, and access to restrooms.  Insurance issues are discussed.

This toolkit was last updated in July of 2017 and does not reflect recent changes stemming from the current administration and from developments in the judiciary. Most importantly, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act has been enjoined by a federal court in Texas. This means that protections for discrimination based on gender identity are currently not being enforced in federal courts or by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights. You can read more about that here: https://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/section-1557/index.html.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning,  intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit. Read the complete description of this course…..


Tribal-State Relations and Child Welfare (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores how positive working relationships can be formed between States and Tribes in the provision of child welfare services.   The course examines important historical and cultural factors and includes suggestions for current practice.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


Child Welfare Practice With Families Affected by Parental Incarceration (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores how parental incarceration affects children, parents, and caregivers and offers resources for professional practice.  Issues of visitation, case planning, and reunification are discussed.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


Applying Ethical Standards to Social Media Use with Vulnerable Populations (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores the convergence of ethics, technology, and social work practice.  It examines important benefits and risks of utilizing current technology in social work practice and explores the ethical concepts of informed consent, confidentiality, disclosure and verification of identity.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC credit.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Community Report on Autism (3 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines the 2014 Community Report on Autism from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.  The ADDM Network is the largest, ongoing ASD tracking system in the US.  The course explores developmental monitoring efforts, signs and symptoms, risk factors, prevalence, and key research findings.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Working with Lesbian-Headed Families: What Social Workers Need to Know (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course offers suggestions for social workers when working with lesbian-headed families.  The course proposes three key areas:  knowledge, space, and language that social workers must address when working with non-traditional families.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   This course is not recommended for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


Helping Veterans and Their Families Fight On (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the unique challenges of military life and explores strategies for supporting service members, veterans, and their families.  The course highlights the need for military cultural competence.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Bipolar Disorder (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course provides an introduction to bipolar disorder and includes an overview of symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Marijuana Abuse (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores marijuana abuse and its affects on the brain and the body.  Acute, persistent, and long-term consequences are discussed, along with available treatments.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


The Dementias: Hope Through Research (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores types of dementia, causes, signs, and symptoms.  Risk factors are discussed along with how dementia is diagnosed and treated.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Information and Communication Technologies in Social Work (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the importance of technology for social work practice and the implication for social work ethics.  Using the NASW Code of Ethics, the course examines the impact of information and communication technologies on specific principles of social work ethics.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors.   Read the complete description of this course…..


End-of-Life Issues in the US after Terri Schiavo: Implications for Social Work Practice (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the Terri Schiavo case and the complexity of end-of-life decision-making and euthanasia.  The course offers an analysis of changing American perceptions of physician-assisted suicide and includes four approaches to policy practice.  Ethical issues of end-of-life, self-determination, advocacy, and patient rights are explored.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


The New DSM 5: Highlights of Changes from the DSM IV-TR to the DSM-5 (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was published in May, 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association, replacing the previous manual, the DSM-IV-TR.  This course seeks to highlight significant changes between the DSM IV-TR and the DSM-5.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention (6 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course addresses the most common type of child maltreatment:  neglect.   It examines the complexity of child neglect along with its causes, effects, assessment and treatment.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Rural Child Welfare Practice (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the strengths and challenges of rural communities and offers guidance for child welfare practice within rural communities.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.
Read the complete description of this course…..


Parenting Interventions for Men Who Batter (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores parenting programs for men who batter, offering potential opportunities to promote safe and healthy father-child relationships.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children and Youth (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores how trauma and maltreatment can affect children’s growth and development.  The stages of child development are given,  along with causes for concern, warning signs, and preventative strategies.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Addressing the Gendered Dimensions of Harassment and Bullying (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores important distinctions between bullying and harassment in the school setting.  It discusses responsibilities of school personnel and offers strategies for prevention.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Youth Sexual Violence Prevention (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course focuses on sexual violence prevention for high school adolescents.  It discusses the consequences of youth sexual violence along with recent trends in violence prevention strategies.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Drug Abuse and HIV (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the relationship between HIV and drug abuse, exploring how drug abuse contributes to HIV transmission, which populations are most at risk for HIV, and treatment efforts.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Substance Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the complex relationship between substance abuse (SA) and intimate partner violence (IPV) and offers various theoretical explanations for the high co-occurrence of SA and IPV.  The course also includes a discussion of approaches to services and intervention programs for batterers.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Chronic Child Neglect (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the issue of chronic child neglect and its impact on children, families, and practice.  The course looks at ways to work with families affected by chronic neglect, including engagement, assessment, and intervention.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children (4 Credit Hours)

Program Summary:  This course seeks to understand issues that are unique to working with fathers.   It examines the important role that fathers play in the lives of their children, including the impact fathers have on children’s well-being and child maltreatment.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Concurrent Planning: What the Evidence Shows (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course looks at the concurrent planning approach as a way to expedite permanency for  children in the foster care system care and how this approach affects children, birth parents, caseworkers, and adoptive families.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Critical Issues for Culturally Competent Services (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:   This course explores the issue of domestic violence in immigrant communities and offers considerations for increasing culturally competent services. Immigrant women are a diverse group and experience domestic violence in many different contexts but they also frequently share common experiences when domestic violence is involved.  Issues of immigration status, financial resources, community, family, and social isolation are considered.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Violence During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course discusses the critical concern of violence during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and includes a discussion of research findings, risk factors, and implications for practice.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


The Risk and Prevention of Maltreatment of Children with Disabilities (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the prevalence of abuse and neglect among children with disabilities and discusses risk factors and strategies for prevention.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.
Read the complete description of this course…..


Promoting Military Cultural Awareness (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the unique cultures of the military and how civilian communities can better support the needs of military service members and veterans.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Clinical Social Workers: Advocates for Social Justice (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the relationship between clinical social work, advocacy, and social justice, and recognizes advocacy as a strategy for achieving social justice.  The reading looks at a qualitative research study which examines how social workers incorporate social justice and advocacy efforts in their practice.  Three strategies for advocacy are identified:  instrumental advocacy, educational advocacy, and practical advocacy.

Value: Social Justice

Ethical Principle: Social workers challenge social injustice.

Social workers pursue social change, particularly with and on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups of people. Social workers’ social change efforts are focused primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice. These activities seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural and ethnic diversity. Social workers strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources; equality of opportunity; and meaningful participation in decision making for all people.  (NASW Code of Ethics)

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course does not meet CE requirements for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


The Role of Social Workers in the Disproportionality of African American Students in Special Education (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the overrepresentation of African American students in special education using Patricia Collins’ Domains-of-Power framework .  The course explores how school social workers can make a difference with their unique knowledge of a student’s social environment.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course does not meet CE requirements for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


Working with LGBT Families in Adoption (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course offers guidance to child welfare and adoption professionals who work with the LGBT community.  It examines the strengths of prospective LGBT adoptive parents and the unique challenges that they face.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Addressing Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare (2 Credit Hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores methods for addressing racial disproportionality in the child welfare system and includes basic facts about racial disproportionality in the child welfare system, discussion of possible changes in child welfare policy and practice to address racial disproportionality, and descriptions of projects and programs that have successfully addressed this disparity.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Psychosocial Effects of Trauma on Military Women Serving in the National Guard and Reserves (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the unique mental health needs of military women, particularly those women who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.  It highlights issues of service-related trauma, mental health disorders, and lack of social support.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Borderline Personality Disorder (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course provides an introduction to borderline personality disorder and includes an overview of who is affected along with symptoms and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


Battered Women and Protective Strategies (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the various protective strategies women use to protect themselves and their children against violence.  It includes a discussion of immediate situational strategies, ‘classic’ legal and anti- domestic violence services, social and spiritual supports, terminating the relationship, and invisible strategies.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


The Basics of Adoption Practice (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This course covers the basics of adoption practice, including the assessment of adoptive families, the placement of children, and supportive post-adoption services.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Prevention as an Explicit Part of the Social Work Profession (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This course examines the social work profession’s commitment to prevention practice.  The authors assess the status of prevention within social work practice, education, and scholarship and advocate for a greater focus on prevention efforts within the profession.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course does not meet CE requirements for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


Underage Drinking in America (5 Credit Hours)

Program Summary: This course examines underage drinking within a developmental framework.  It considers the influence of individual characteristics, social systems, and human development on an adolescent’s decision to drink.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Depression (1 Credit Hour)

This course is no longer available for purchase. Please browse our complete course catalog or use the category links to the right to view courses that are available for purchase. 

Program Summary: This course provides an introduction to depression and includes an overview of who is affected along with symptoms and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for National Certified Counselors.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence (6 Credit Hours)

Program Summary:  This course promotes effective practice with children and families affected by child maltreatment and domestic violence.  The course explores the dynamics of co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment and offers practice guidelines

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders (6 Credit Hours)

Program Summary: This course offers guidance for professionals working with families affected by substance use and explores the relationship between substance use disorders and child protection.  It includes a discussion of addiction, the impact on children, home visits, screening, and treatment.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This research report focuses on the comorbidity of drug use disorders and other mental illnesses.  It explores ‘shared vulnerability’, common factors, and treatment.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Spirituality and Older Adults: Ethical Guidelines to Enhance Service Provision (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This paper identifies spirituality as a client strength but also cautions that many social workers have limited training with respect to client spirituality.  The authors propose three ethical principles to guide social work practice with older adults and spirituality:  client autonomy, spiritual competence, and professional competence.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This publication explores research and strategies to assist professionals in preserving connections among siblings in foster care and adoption.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Marijuana and Teens (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This course consists of two articles.  The first article explores the relationship between teen marijuana use and mental disorders.  The second article identifies common myths of marijuana use along with health, social, and economic consequences.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Convergence of a Strengths Perspective and Youth Development: Toward Youth Promotion Practice (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This article discusses the development of the strengths perspective and positive youth development.  It seeks to combine these two practices toward a youth promotion practice.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Alzheimers Disease Unraveling the Mystery (6 Credit Hours)

Program Summary: This article explores the healthy brain and how it works and then looks at what happens in the brain during Alzheimer’s dementia.  It includes current research as well as issues affecting caregivers and families.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


A Social Work Model of Empathy (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This article discusses research findings and conceptualizations of empathy.  It concludes with a social work model of empathy.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course does not meet CE requirements for National Certified Counselors.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Teens and Sexting (2 Credit Hours)

Program Summary: This course consists of two articles.  The first article, Much Ado About Sexting, is a discussion paper produced by the National Institute of Justice.  It explores legal, judicial, and legislative responses to sexting.  The second article, Teens and Sexting, explores how and why teens are sexting.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Community Integration for Older Adults with Mental Illnesses (4 Credit Hours)

Program Summary: This paper explores the characteristics and needs of older adults with serious mental illnesses along with challenges and solutions for community-based services.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (1 Credit Hour)

This course is no longer available for purchase. Please browse our complete course catalog or use the category links to the right to view courses that are available for purchase.

Program Summary: This course provides an introduction to post-traumatic stress disorder and includes an overview of who is affected along with symptoms and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for National Certified Counselors.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Parenting and Homelessness: A Provider Perspective and A Consumer Perspective (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This course features two short articles.  In the first article, a nurse practitioner describes her work with children and families experiencing homelessness.  In the second article, a mother shares her experiences of shelter life and parenting.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Schizophrenia (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This course provides an introduction to schizophrenia and includes an overview of symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for National Certified Counselors.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (2 Credit Hours)

Program Summary: This information packet explores the effects of intimate partner violence on children and discusses past and current intervention efforts.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Expanding Solutions for Domestic Violence and Poverty (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This article explores policy and solutions for children and families experiencing domestic violence, poverty, and maltreatment.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


When Battered Women Stay… Advocacy Beyond Leaving (2 Credit Hours)

Program Summary: This course explores the complex work of preserving a battered woman’s right to make decisions about her life and her family.  The article explores assumptions within the domestic violence field that leaving abusive relationships is the best approach to ending domestic violence.  The author broadens the discussion by proposing an expanded advocacy for survivors who choose to stay.

NASW ethical standard 1.02:  Self Determination:  “Social workers respect and promote the right of clients to self­ determination and assist clients in their efforts to identify and clarify their goals. Social workers may limit clients’ right to self­ determination when, in the social workers’ professional judgment, clients’ actions or potential actions pose a serious, foreseeable, and imminent risk to themselves or others.”

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Autism Spectrum Disorders Pervasive Developmental Disorders (3 Credit Hours)

This course is no longer available for purchase. Please browse our complete course catalog or use the category links to the right to view courses that are available for purchase.

Program summary: This article discusses assessment and treatment options for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for National Certified Counselors.

Read the complete description of this course…..


End of Life Care for People with Dementia in Residential Care Settings (2 Credit Hours)

Program summary:  This course considers optimal end-of life care for nursing home residents with advanced dementia.  It compares aggressive medical interventions to the natural course of Alzheimer’s Disease and dying.  The course highlights a number of ethical standards, including commitment to client well-being, self-determination, informed consent, and  decision-making capacity.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Do Assets Help Families Cope with Adverse Events? (1 Credit Hour)

Program summary:  This article explores the relationship between negative events and material hardship for US families and how asset holdings can help families during difficult times.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for intermediate and advanced levels of practice.

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Women and Depression (2 Credit Hours)

This course is no longer available for purchase. Please browse our complete course catalog or use the category links to the right to view courses that are available for purchase. 

 

Program summary: This course consists of 2 readings.  The first discusses the assessment and treatment of depression in women from adolescence to older adulthood.  The second gives an overview of postpartum disorders.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Men and Depression (2 Credit Hours)

Program summary: This article explores issues of depression for men throughout the stages of life and how men and women may experience depression differently.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Maternal Depression Making a Difference Through Community Action: A Planning Guide (3 Credit Hours)

Program summary: The first half of this report takes an in-depth look at depression in mothers while the second half offers strategic planning tips for your own community action plan.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

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Anxiety Disorders (2 Credit Hours)

This course is no longer available for purchase. Please browse our complete course catalog or use the category links to the right to view courses that are available for purchase. 

 

Program summary: This booklet provides an introduction to anxiety disorders and their treatment.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for National Certified Counselors.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Intentions and Results A Look Back at the Adoption and Safe Families Act (12 Credit Hours)

Program summary: This series of papers takes an in-depth look at the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act and what it means for children, families, courts, and social service agencies.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.

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Mental Health Medications (2 Credit Hours)

Program summary: This article provides an overview of mental health medications used to treat schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and ADHD.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Bereavement, Mourning, and Grief (PDQ) (1 Credit Hour)

Program summary: This National Cancer Institute Physician Data Query (PDQ) is a resource for health care professionals who care for cancer patients.  It covers types of grief reactions, risk factors for complicated grief, and treatment.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (2 Credit Hours)

Program summary: This course consists of 2 readings.  The first reading provides an overview of ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults.  The second takes a look at how ADHD affects adults in the workplace.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


Bullying is Not a Fact of Life (2 Credit Hours)

Program summary: This article describes common characteristics of bullies and victims of bullies and identifies typical warning signs.  Using the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, specific steps are given for parents and schools.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

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Blueprint for Change (10 Credit Hours)

Program summary: This article explores strategies to prevent and end homelessness among people with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


End of Life: Helping With Comfort Care (4 Credit Hours)

Program summary: This introductory article explores the physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical issues facing people who are near the end of life.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning levels of practice.

Read the complete description of this course…..


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