Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Contact Hours: 8

Based on the book by Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP    100+ Practical Tools to Defeat Depression  (pdf of the book is included) and Counselor Toolbox Episodes 282-290


Objectives

  • Learn group and individual activities that can be used with clients to assist them in addressing depression
  • Define emotional interventions
  • Discuss why it is important to add-in happiness experiences
  • Discuss solution focused methods for helping clients identify emotional interventions
  • Define mindfulness and how it can help clients tap into happiness and gratitude and develop hardiness
  • Explore types of emotional interventions that can be used in individual and group counseling
  • Define cognitive interventions
  • Discuss how thoughts, emotions an overall health impact depression
  • Identify activities to help clients learn about and address cognitive distortions, irrational thoughts and distress intolerant thoughts including activities from CPT, CBT, Cognitive Restructuring, ACT and DBT
  • Learn how to help clients develop psychological flexibility.
  • Learn about the mind-body connection and the HPA-Axis
  • Explain how physical vulnerabilities such as sickness, chronic pain, impaired sleep, lack of sunlight and poor nutrition impact mood
  • Identify activities that can be done by individuals and in group to help participants reduce their vulnerabilities and cope with any unavoidable ones.
  • Discuss the impact of relationships on mood
  • Identify how healthy, supportive relationships can assist in recovery from depression
  • Identify skills necessary to form healthy, supportive relationships
  • Explore group and individual activities to help people define and develop these relationships
  • Differentiate spirituality from religion
  • Discuss why spirituality can be important in recovery from depression
  • Identify spiritual principles like connectedness, hope, faith, courage, discipline, humility and compassion and how they can help address depressive symptoms
  • Explore individual. and group activities to help clients develop these principles in themselves.
  • Discuss how the environment can impact mood
  • Identify characteristics of environments including noise, crowding, lighting, organization, color, temperature and smell that can impact mood
  • Identify activities to help clients identify and implement practical tools to improve their environment


Contact Hours: 15

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP,   

Course Objectives:

  • Explore information on the use of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
  • Differentially Diagnose Bipolar Disorder
  • Recognize general medical conditions and drugs that may mimic depression or mania
  • Understand the goals of psychiatric management of bipolar disorder
  • Identify bipolar patients at increased risk of suicide
  • Understand the link between bipolar disorder and substance abuse
  • Identify key areas of consideration when making a treatment placement decision
  • Learn about the areas which patients with bipolar disorder and their families may need education
  • Familiarize self with the most common psychopharmacological interventions for bipolar disorder


Registration is available at: http://allceus.com  

Support is available at support@allceus.com


Contact Hours: 2

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP,    

Course Objectives:

  • Explore information on the use of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
  • Differentially Diagnose Bipolar Disorder
  • Recognize general medical conditions and drugs that may mimic depression or mania
  • Understand the goals of psychiatric management of bipolar disorder
  • Identify bipolar patients at increased risk of suicide
  • Understand the link between bipolar disorder and substance abuse
  • Identify key areas of consideration when making a treatment placement decision
  • Learn about the areas which patients with bipolar disorder and their families may need education
  • Familiarize self with the most common psychopharmacological interventions for bipolar disorder


Registration is available at: http://allceus.com  


Support is available at support@allceus.com

Contact Hours: 4

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC


Based on the Text: 
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 50. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); .
Report No.: (SMA) 09-4381

Objectives:
  • Explore crisis/ disaster counseling
  • Articulate helpful tips for dealing with client suicidality.
  • List 6 Positive Attitudes and Behaviors towards clients dealing with suicidal thoughts.
  • Identify warning signs for suicidality using the acronym IS PATH WARM.
  • Know statistics related to suicide in order to better identify potentially suicidal clients.
  • Become familiar with the GATE Procedures for substance abuse counselors.
  • Differentiate among the different levels of substance abuse treatment programs for suicidality.

Registration is available at: http://allceus.com  

Support is available at support@allceus.com