Archive for March, 2017


Community Report on Autism (3 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines the 2016 Community Report on Autism from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.  The course highlights the ADDM’s most recent scientific findings on autism spectrum disorder and includes a discussion of screening, diagnosis, signs, symptoms, risk factors, and prevalence.  The course also includes personal stories from people living with ASD and a discussion of important 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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Promoting Socially Just Healthcare Systems: Social Work’s Contribution to Patient Navigation (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines patient navigation, a new practice in healthcare designed to help patients navigate complex healthcare systems and overcome treatment barriers.  The course promotes patient navigation as a way for social workers to pursue their professional mandate for social justice while also contending that social workers are uniquely qualified to serve as patient navigators due to their professional commitment to social justice and dignity and worth of all persons.

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.

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Lewy Body Dementia (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores Lewy body dementia, a common and disabling brain disorder that affects one’s ability to think and move.  The course describes causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and management.

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…..


Introductions to Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder with Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores two mental disorders:  Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  For each disorder, the course provides an overview of symptoms, diagnosis, screening, evidence-based treatments, and recovery.  In addition, the course identifies special considerations for co-occurring substance use disorders.

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

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Working with LGBTQ Families in Foster Care and Adoption (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores culturally competent practices for child welfare professionals working with LGBTQ families.  The course includes a discussion of policies and practices, language and terminology, challenges, personal biases, and the basics of creating a welcoming agency.

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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Facing Addiction in America (7 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course takes a comprehensive look at substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery.  The course includes a discussion of the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder (DSM-5), the affects of substance use on the brain, risk factors and protective factors, evidence-based treatment and prevention interventions, the substance use care continuum, strategies to reduce harm, and recovery. The reading includes Chapters 1-5 from Facing Addiction in America:  The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Addiction, and Health.  

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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