Archive for June, 2015

Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores brain development and the impact of early experiences on a child’s growing brain.  The course describes how maltreatment can alter development and describes such major effects as persistent fear response, hyperarousal, increased internalizing symptoms, diminished executive functioning, and delayed developmental milestones.

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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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…..


Research Report Series: Cocaine, Inhalants, Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores the latest research on cocaine, inhalants, hallucinogens and dissociative drugs.  The course covers issues of scope, changes to the brain, and short and long term effects of drug use.  The course consists of 3 separate readings from the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Research Report Series.

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…..


What is the Role of Social Work in China? (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course analyzes the evolution of social welfare in China during periods of economic, political, and social change.  The course offers historical, pluralistic, and social development perspectives.

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…..


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