Objectives:

Identify emotional, cognitive, physical, interpersonal and environmental interventions to address and prevent emotional triggers.


Objectives

  • Define and review the concepts of contextual cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Explore the impact of context on people’s phenomenological reality
  • Explore how addiction and mental health issues can be influenced by context
  • Explore how acceptance, awareness, mindfulness and psychological flexibility can be used transdiagnostically.

Etherapy and Technology Based Care (4 Hours)

Objectives

  • The Potential Utility of Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools
  • An Overview of Behavioral Health Technologies
  • Emerging Technologies and Future Opportunities
  • Methods for Integrating Technology Into Existing Services
  • Legal and Ethical Issues to Consider (HIPAA/HITECH)
  • Utility of Electronic Health Records


Human Development and Mental Health Part 1 (2 Hours)

Objectives:

  • Explore biological, cognitive, social and emotional milestones for the span of infancy through early adolescence (high school).
  • Explore strategies for preventing the development of addiction and mental health issues


Human Development and Mental Health Part 2

Objectives:

  • Explore biological, cognitive, social and emotional milestones for the span of adolescence through old age
  • Explore strategies for preventing the development of addiction and mental health issues
  • Learn about unique challenges facing college students and womin in mid-life and ways to address them


Building Resilience (3 Hours)  

Objectives

  • Define resilience
  • Describe characteristics of resilient people
  • Identify tools for helping clients handle unexpected crises and unhappy events
  • Explore steps to happiness when life sucks


Empowering Clients to Embrace Success (2 Hours)

Objectives

  • Learn techniques to help clients
  • Describe Successful vs. Unsuccessful People
  • Develop compassion
  • Manage Stress
  • Use Positive Visualization


Sociological Approach to Risk and Resilience (2 Hours)

Students will review:

  • Introduction to Bronfenbrenner’s Socioecological Model
  • Risk factors for addiction and mental health issues
  • Ways to mitigate risk
  • Protective factors for addiction and mental health issues
  • Ways to enhance protection


Addressing Treatment NonCompliance and Resistance (3 Hours)

Objectives

  • Define Learning vs. Performance
  • Explore some of the common reasons for resistance and treatment noncompliance and how to address them including Rolling with Resistance and Tipping the Scales


Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Counseling Skills (4 Hours)

Objectives

  • Define Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and its basic principles
  • Identify factors impacting people’s choice of behaviors
  • Explore causes and impact of thinking errors
  • Identify common thinking errors and their relationship to cognitive distortions
  • Review the concept of solution focused interventions
  • Envision how CBT can be used with patients with addictions and co-occurring disorders