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Continuing Education Courses About Healthcare

At Free State Social Work, we provide great online continuing education about healthcare for social workers, counselors, and therapists!

All of our courses are on sale for $5 per credit hour for a limited time (regularly $5.99 per credit hour). We also offer an unlimited package! One year of unlimited courses is on sale for $70 or two years is on sale for $120 for a limited time (regularly $74.99 and $124.99).

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Negative Patient Descriptors: Documenting Racial Bias In The Electronic Health Record (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:   This course explores potential implicit bias in healthcare by looking at stigmatizing language in the healthcare record. The course highlights a study using machine learning to analyze electronic health records using 15 different patient descriptors:  (non-) adherent, aggressive, agitated, angry, challenging, combative, (non-)compliant, confront, (non-) cooperative, defensive, exaggerate, hysterical, (un-)pleasant, refuse, and resist.  A discussion of results and recommendations are given.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists.

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Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the unique challenges and strategies for preventing and treating HIV for people with substance use and/or mental disorders.   You will learn about the interrelated factors that impact HIV prevention and treatment efforts.  Programs and practices are examined, including PrEP, Syringe Services Programs, Contingency and Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Patient Navigation.

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

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Facing Addiction in America: Spotlight on Opioids (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course takes a comprehensive and practical look at opioid misuse, treatment, overdose, and recovery.  The course includes a discussion of the prevalence of opioid misuse and the neurobiology of addiction.  Treatment approaches include a combination of medication-assisted treatment and psychosocial therapies.  FDA-approved OUD medications are discussed.  The reading includes Facing Addiction in America:  The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids.  

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

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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder- Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in General Medical Settings (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines OUD in the general medical setting and offers guidance on screening, assessment, DSM-5 diagnosis, and treatment. Healthcare workers in general medical settings are seeing an increasing number of patients with OUD.  They are often a first contact for patients and the primary providers of ongoing clinical care. The course includes information on drug testing and shared decision-making between patients and providers.

“Effective integration of prevention, treatment, and recovery services across health care systems is key to addressing opioid misuse and its consequences and it represents the most promising way to improve access to and quality of treatment.”  –The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids

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

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Adjustment to Cancer: Anxiety and Distress (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores the psychosocial adjustment to cancer along a continuum of normal adjustment, psychosocial distress, adjustment disorders, and anxiety disorders.   The course examines distress and coping at each critical stage of the illness.  A discussion of screening, assessment, treatment, and pharmacotherapy is included.

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


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