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Medication Assisted Therapy Advances
Medication Assisted Therapy Advances

Objectives
– Review the purpose and efficacy of MAT in general
– Review current research on MAT for
– Nicotine
– Alcohol
– Opioid
– Methamhetamine

September 12, 2020
Overview of Total Family Intervention
Overview of Total Family Intervention

Objectives
– Learn what intervention is
– Identify who typically does an intervention and for what reasons
– Explore the basic steps in intervention- Register for the 100+ hour Interventionist Certification at AllCEUs

September 9, 2020
Post Acute Withdrawl Syndrome
Post Acute Withdrawl Syndrome

Objectives
~ Learn what PAWS is
~ Explore why PAWS happens
~ Identify steps to take to reduce and cope with PAWS
What is PAWS
~ PAWS affects people who have engaged in addictive behaviors
~ The effects are based on factors
~ Age
~ Gender
~ Length and amount of use
~ Physical health
~ PAWS begins after acute withdrawal and lasts for up to a year

September 5, 2020
Medication-Assisted Therapies for Addiction
Medication-Assisted Therapies for Addiction

Summary
– Long-term pharmacotherapy is available and effective for several addictions
– Medication + counseling = recovery
– Smoking cessation
– Nicotine replacement is available over-the-counter
– Bupropion and varenicline are available by prescription for smoking cessation
– Multiple medications are available by prescription for alcohol dependence
– Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance proven to reduce mortality, crime, & spread of infection
– Substitution therapy to eliminate withdrawal, cravings, & heroin effects
– Individualized dose

September 2, 2020
Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System TIP 44
Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System TIP 44

Objectives
– Identify purpose, sources of information and areas of concern for screening
– Explore the pitfalls of diagnosis in the CJ system
– Identify preferred screening and assessment instruments and what they measure
– Examine placement strategies based on criminality, mental health and addiction issues
– Discuss general treatment issues in CJ

August 29, 2020
Special Issues of People Who are Homeless
Special Issues of People Who are Homeless

Objectives
– Explore the prevalence of homelessness for children and people with mental illness
– Discuss causes of homelessness
– Explore the relationship between homelessness and ACEs
– Discuss how homelessness impacts the HPA Axis
– Review areas to be screened
– Identify creative interventions
– Identify resources to help people access needed services

August 26, 2020
Preventing Addiction and Mental Health Issues in College Students
Preventing Addiction and Mental Health Issues in College Students

~ Review some of the unique triggers for co-occurring disorders in adolescents and college students
~ Identify current best practices for preventing those
~ Explore ways to enhance college student engagement in prevention and health promotion activities

August 22, 2020
Addressing Chronic Pain
Addressing Chronic Pain

Explore psychopharmacology and the role and effect of psychotropic medications in mental health
Define the problem
Identify and discuss differential diagnosis for various pain conditions
Examine the similarities between CNCP and addiction
Identify the impact of CNCP on patients
Discuss effective interventions for CNCP
Identify what counselors can do

August 21, 2020
Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless
Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless

•Recognize and address homelessness as a special dynamic that affects your clients.
•Help prevent potential crises that result from becoming homeless.
•Provide preventive services for individuals and families who are homeless,
•Be more aware of the effects of psychological trauma and co-occurring disorders (CODs) among people who are homeless.
•Provide integrated, more effective services to people who are homeless.
•Understand and know how to utilize resources for homelessness in your community.
•Influence the understanding of others in your community regarding the interrelationship of homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness.

August 15, 2020
Autoimmune Issues, & Mood Disorders
Autoimmune Issues, & Mood Disorders

Define Autoimmune Issues
Examine the relationship between autoimmune issues and depression
Explore the relationship between inflammation and autoimmune disorders and mood disorders
Identify interventions needed by people with autoimmune and mood disorders.

August 12, 2020
Sociological Approach to Reducing Risk and Building Resilience
Sociological Approach to Reducing Risk and Building Resilience

– Define the socio-ecological model
– Apply the socioecological model to addiction
– Explore different variables in the socio-ecological model
– Discuss how this framework can be used in prevention and treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders
Prevention
– Prevention can take the form of:
– Preventing the problem
– Preventing worsening of the problem
– Preventing associated fall out

August 8, 2020
Hepatitis and Blood Borne Pathogens
Hepatitis and Blood Borne Pathogens

• Review current information about the prevention, transmission and treatment of HIV, Hepatitis and Blood Borne Pathogens
• Review current information about hepatitis transmission, symptoms and treatment.

August 5, 2020
Counseling Tools (Life Hacks) for Chronic Pain Management
Counseling Tools (Life Hacks) for Chronic Pain Management

Summary
~ There are many similarities between Pain, mood and addictive disorders
~ Integrated, concurrent, biopsychosocial treatment is vital
~ Mood impacts pain which impacts life satisfaction
~ Recovery supports realistic beliefs and identifies controllable factors Eenhanced outcomes
~ Patients with current addictions or mental health issues need concurrent treatment

July 31, 2020
Addressing Viral Hepatitis
Addressing Viral Hepatitis

Summary
– Counseling should focus on where the person is (testing/treatment) and their level of readiness for change.
– Counseling goals should be to
– Reduce risk of infection/complications or infecting others
– Improve health literacy regarding hepatitis
– Encourage social support
– Assist the person in connecting with needed biopsychosocial resources

July 31, 2020
Improving Mental Health of African and Black Americans
Improving Mental Health of African and Black Americans

Summary
– Explored the culture, values and traditions of African Americans to include communalism and the importance of spirituality for many clients
– Identify issues and barriers which need to be considered to provide culturally responsive treatment including ineffective assessment tools, lack of insurance or transportation and lack of awareness of the types and benefits of counseling services
– Learn about how to provide culturally responsive group psychoeducation including how to teach to the collective culture in a multicultural group and how to be an effective group facilitator.
– Learned about a variety of evidence based practices demonstrated to be effective with African Americans.

July 25, 2020
Enhancing Mental Health for Hispanic and Latinx Persons
Enhancing Mental Health for Hispanic and Latinx Persons

Summary/Advice to Counselors
– Provide bilingual services.
– Use family therapy as a primary method of treatment.
– Assess cultural identity and acculturation level for each family member.
– Determine the family's level of belief in traditional and complementary healing practices; integrate these as appropriate.
– Discuss the family's beliefs, history, and experiences with standard American behavioral health services.
– Explore migration and immigration experiences, if appropriate.
– Provide additional respect to the father or father figure in the family.
Summary/Advice to Counselors
– Interview family members or groups of family members (e.g., children) separately to allow them to voice concerns.
– Generate solutions with the family. Do not force changes in family relationships.
– Provide specific, concrete suggestions for change that can be quickly implemented.
– Focus on engaging the family in the first session using warmth and personalismo
– Group leaders should allow members to learn from each other and resist functioning as a content expert or a representative of the rules of the system. Otherwise, members could see group therapy as oppressive

July 21, 2020
Supporting Learning for Children and Adolescents
Supporting Learning for Children and Adolescents

Summary
– Academic success
– Impacts student’s self-esteem by providing frequent small successes
– Empowers them and reduces depression and hopelessness and helplessness by teaching them how to solve problems and opens up a world of possibilities
– Reduces anxiety by helping them develop an “I can” mantra and learn how to embrace failure as a learning opportunity
– Each child has their own unique learning needs based on their learning style and temperament.
– Once children know how they learn best they can be empowered to modify lessons and study habits to accommodate their unique needs.

July 17, 2020
Integrative Approach to Supporting the Homeschooling Family
Integrative Approach to Supporting the Homeschooling Family

Objectives
– Explore the impact of homeschooling on the family
– Identify issues that may come up during homeschooling
– Explore creative ways to help families effectively homeschool
Impact of Homeschooling
– Physical
– It is easy for the child’s schedule to get out of synch when they don’t have to get up to meet a bus
– Maintain a schedule
– There is a risk of greater weight gain related physical problems due to a lack of enforced PE and 24/7 availability of food
– Mindful eating, cooking, fun activities, nutrition literacy
– Some children may rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch and will no longer be able to access that.
– Work with food pantries and volunteers to disperse care packages
– Increased risk for unnoticed child abuse or neglect when children are home all day
– Conversely, children could get more sleep, be exposed to fewer germs, encouraged to be active in meaningful ways, learn how to eat mindfully as well as develop culinary skills.

July 16, 2020
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Asian People
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Asian People

– Learn about Asian cultures, traditions and values as they relate to mental health
– Learn about communication styles to help the counselor more effectively communicate with culturally different clients
– Explore health disparities
– Explore appropriate approaches to counseling
General Information
– Asian Americans have a 17.30 percent overall lifetime rate of any psychiatric disorder and a 9.19 percent 12-month rate, yet Asian Americans are three times less likely to seek mental health services than Whites
– Cultural factors, such as language, age, gender, and others, can influence the mental health of Asians, particularly immigrants
– Asians place great value on the family as a unit. Each individual has a clearly defined role and position in the family hierarchy and is expected to function within that role, submitting to the larger needs of the family.
– Social stigma, shame, and saving face often prevent Asians from seeking behavioral health care
– Asian patients are likely to express psychological distress as physical complaints

July 15, 2020
Juvenile Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness
Juvenile Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness

– Learn what juvenile and rheumatoid arthritis are
– Identify the prevalence of JA/RA
– Explore the relationship of JA/RA and affiliated medications to mental health
– Identify interventions to assist people with JA/RA achieve their highest quality of life
Autoimmune Issues and Children
– Autoimmune disorders that occur in childhood include:
– Juvenile arthritis, which affects about 1 in 1,000 children
– Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, which affects 1 to 2 of every 400 children
– Celiac disease which impacts 1-3% of the population

July 11, 2020
Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaskan Natives SAMHSA TIP 61
Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaskan Natives SAMHSA TIP 61

Summary
– There is no one right way. Providing direction on how something should be done is not a comfortable or customary practice for American Indians and Alaska Natives. For them, healing is interconnected with others and comes from within, from ancestry, from stories, and from the environment.
RESPECT
– Respect communication styles and how respect is shown in the culture
– Explanatory model: Understand how clients perceive/understand their presenting issues
– Sociocultural context affect treatment
– Participation expectations for treatment may be different than mainstream. (family, community, faith healers etc.)
– Empathy
– Concerns and fears should be elicited (at the beginning and at points of resistance)
– Trust is based on who you are not what you accomplished.

July 8, 2020
CBD In Treatment of Alzheimers, Addictions and Mood Disorders
CBD In Treatment of Alzheimers, Addictions and Mood Disorders

Summary
– CBD is showing promise as an alternative or adjunctive treatment for a variety of ailments ranging from Alzheimer’s and Addiction to Parkinson’s and Schizophrenia.
– CBD does not have the psychogenic effects that THC does, however, THC has been found to be more effective at addressing some issues
– OTC CBD is nonstandardized so dosages, even from the same manufacturer, but in different lots may have different potencies
– CBD interacts with most medications, so it is vital to consult a physician prior to using it.
– Dosages of CBD in the literature varied widely.
– Currently there are a couple CBD based medications for the treatment of seizure disorder
– CBD oils also may have a trace of THC in them—again, in OTC formulations, it may be variable, but supposed to be less than 0.3%

July 7, 2020
PTSD Exploring the Functional Nature of Symptoms
PTSD Exploring the Functional Nature of Symptoms

From a survival standpoint, the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress make a lot of sense. We will explore the possible reasons for these symptoms and interventions that can be used to assist clients in creating a resilient recovery narrative.

July 1, 2020
Treatment Planning and ReAssessment
Treatment Planning and ReAssessment

Objectives

Review multiple ways of writing treatment plans including using the integrative summary, FARS, CANS, ASAM and LOCUS
Review pitfalls in writing effective treatment plans and how to avoid them
Review the purpose of the reassessment and best practices for documentation
Identify time-effective methods for completing treatment plans and reassessments

June 27, 2020
Spiritual Steps to Recovery
Spiritual Steps to Recovery

– Define spirituality
– Explore why the following spiritual principles are important to recovery and how to develop them
– Honesty
– Hope
– Faith
– Courage and Willingness
– Discipline

June 25, 2020
Treatment for People with Borderline Parents
Treatment for People with Borderline Parents

Objectives
~ Review the characteristics of BPD
~ Compare and contrast BPD with addictive behaviors
~ Examine ways to implement the activities presented in the book in a group format
Characteristics of BPD
~ Poorly developed, or unstable self-image, often associated with excessive self-criticism
~ Difficulty recognizing the feelings & needs of others
~ Interpersonal hypersensitivity (i.e., prone to feel slighted or insulted)
~ Perceptions of others tend to focus on negative attributes or vulnerabilities.

June 22, 2020
Life Skills
Life Skills

– Review common life skills
Communication Skills

– Types
– Written
– Nonverbal
– Oral

June 17, 2020
Relaxation and Recreation Activities
Relaxation and Recreation Activities

Objectives
~ Review the function of mindfulness and a variety of mindfulness techniques
~ Explore the concept of relaxation
~ Identify different methods of relaxation

June 13, 2020
The Neurobiological Impact of Trauma and Addiction
The Neurobiological Impact of Trauma and Addiction

-Post-traumatic stress disorder: the
neurobiological impact of psychological trauma
Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2011 Sep; 13(3): 263-278.
https: //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3182008/

-This article lays out the many changes and/or
conditions seen in the brain of people with PTSD.

-As clinicians, awareness of these changes can help
us educate patients about their symptoms and
find ways of adapting to improve quality of life.

June 6, 2020
Grief and Loss Activities
Grief and Loss Activities

» Define grief
» Conceptualize grief in terms of any loss
» Identify how failure to deal with grief can impact
a person
» Explore the stages of grief
» Review activities and interventions to help people
grieve

June 3, 2020
Quickstart Guide to Understanding and Addressing Anxiety
Quickstart Guide to Understanding and Addressing Anxiety

» Review the symptoms of anxiety in adults and
children
» Explore the impacts of anxiety
» Identify strategies for prevention and intervention

May 30, 2020
Anger, Guilt, Jealousy, and Their Functions
Anger, Guilt, Jealousy, and Their Functions

– Explore the function and impact of anger
– Identify the types of threats that may prompt
anger
– ldentify different types of anger to include
– Run of the mill anger
– Irritation
– Resentment
– Envy/Jealousy
– Guilt/Regret

May 27, 2020
Interpersonal Skills Recognizing How the Past Impacts the Present
Interpersonal Skills Recognizing How the Past Impacts the Present

-Identify signs of relationship insecurities

-Explore how past relationships impact
present relationships

-Identify at least 5 interventions to address
relationship insecurities

May 23, 2020
Love Language and Tempermant
Love Language and Tempermant

> Identify the characteristics of each dimension
of temperament and how awareness of temperament can improve relationships.

> Learn about love languages and how those can
be used to enhance relationships.

May 20, 2020
Developing Healthy Relationships
Developing Healthy Relationships

» Learn about boundaries signs of violations and
how to maintain them

» Summarize the characteristics of healthy
relationships

May 16, 2020
Developing Self-Esteem and Positive Self-Talk
Developing Self-Esteem and Positive Self-Talk

> Identify the function of negative self talk
> Explain the benefits of positive self talk
> Describe 15 methods for teaching positive self
talk to people of all ages

May 13, 2020
Teaching Psychological Flexibility
Teaching Psychological Flexibility

» Define psychological flexibility

» Explore how to apply psychological
flexibility

» Identify the shortcut question

May 9, 2020
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Group and Individual Activities
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Group and Individual Activities

-Review the cognitive triad
-Identify ways to teach the following cognitive behavioral skills in group
-ABC-DEs, Cognitive Restructuring, Unhooking, Psychological Flexibility Matrix

May 6, 2020
Hoarding and Conquering the Clutter
Hoarding and Conquering the Clutter

Overcoming hoarding, a mental disorder recognized by the
American Psychiatric Association, requires more than pop
psychology and a 30-gallon garbage bag. In the new book
Conquer the Clutter, social worker Elaine Birchall, founder of
the Canadian National Hoarding Coalition, and co-author
Suzanne Cronkwright, provide practical strategies for regaining
control.

You can find Elaine at https://www.hoarding.ca to learn more and to
buy her book.

May 2, 2020
Psychodynamics and Safety- Group and Individual Activities
Psychodynamics and Safety- Group and Individual Activities

~ Review the basics of psychodynamics
~ Phenomenological reality (autobiography)
~ Transference
~ Compare and contrast (are you safe now?)
~ Creating PACER safety and Mindfulness of the Present

May 2, 2020
Goal Setting in Recovery Envisioning a Rich and Meaningful Life
Goal Setting in Recovery Envisioning a Rich and Meaningful Life

Explore why it is important to envision a rich and meaningful life
Identify how to envision a rich and meaningful life
Learn how to set goals to achieve that rich and meaningful life

April 25, 2020
Reducing Vulnerabilities and Relapse Triggers
Reducing Vulnerabilities and Relapse Triggers

• Define vulnerabilities
• Identify some of the most common vulnerabilities
• Their effects
• Ways to prevent them
– Note: Each of the vulnerabilities has its own presentation. This section is designed to give you an overview and get you thinking about possible small changes that might have a big impact.

April 22, 2020
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness Overview
– Differentiate between mindLESSness and mindFULness
– Understand where mindLESSness came from
– Define mindFULness
– Explore ways mindFULness can help
– Reduce emotional and physical distress and pain
– Improve sleep
– Improve Relationships
– Explore activities that will help you
– Become truly aware of your feelings, wants and needs
– Develop skills that will help you observe, describe and participate

April 18, 2020
Neurobiology of Addiction Part 2
Neurobiology of Addiction Part 2

Review how tolerance develops
Discuss the impact of addictive substances and behaviors on the brain and body

April 15, 2020
Neurobiology of Addiction Part 1
Neurobiology of Addiction Part 1

Review how tolerance develops
Discuss the impact of addictive substances and behaviors on the brain and body

April 11, 2020
Motivational Enhancement & Stages of Readiness for Change
Motivational Enhancement & Stages of Readiness for Change

Types of Motivation

* Motivation is essential for change
* Motivation helps you identify why it is worth the effort to make a
change
* Motivation helps you keep going when the going gets tough
* Change can be hard and uncomfortable
* Motivation is different for different goals
» Changing people, places and things
« Motivation may decrease over time unless you actively maintain it
* Going to meetings or counseling
* Placing a priority on adequate quality sleep and stress management

April 8, 2020
Triggers Out With the Bad and In With the Good
Triggers Out With the Bad and In With the Good

Explore physical, affective, cognitive, environmental and relational triggers for both distress and happiness and discuss ways of mitigating the negative and enhancing the positive.

April 8, 2020
Enhancing Hardiness and Resilience
Enhancing Hardiness and Resilience

Enhancing Hardiness and Resilience

April 4, 2020
Enhancing Trauma Resiliency
Enhancing Trauma Resiliency

Summary
– Trauma can enhance feelings of disconnectedness, helplessness and anxiety.
– Trauma impacts people emotionally, mentally, physically, interpersonally, occupationally
– By helping people develop trauma resiliency we can assist them in preventing PTSD after a trauma and breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma

March 28, 2020
Anger Management Multi-Session Protocol
Anger Management Multi-Session Protocol

Summary
~ Anger is a natural emotion. It is designed to alert people that there MIGHT be a problem.
~ When people are vulnerable or learned maladaptive ways of dealing with anger or simply never learned healthy coping skills they can experience anger management problems
~ Excessive anger negatively impacts people emotionally, mentally, physically, socially, occupationally, legally and spiritually.
~ Effective anger management involves preventing vulnerabilities, being aware of and working on “sensitive areas” or “threat areas,” preventing anger whenever possible and developing immediate coping responses to deal with it when it occurs.

March 25, 2020
Moving from Supportive to Solution Focused Interventions
Moving from Supportive to Solution Focused Interventions

Summary
~ Supportive interventions are necessary to help people radically accept their feelings and situation and get into their wise mind.
~ Solution-focused interventions will help them address the situation and start moving forward to break the distress cycle.

March 21, 2020
Finding Happy - Interview with Dr. Lindsay Weisner
Finding Happy – Interview with Dr. Lindsay Weisner

Interview with Dr. Lindsay Weisner. Author of “Ten Steps To Finding Happy: A Guide to Permanent Satisfaction.”

The book is available for pre-order at: https://amzn.to/2wmCTcU

March 21, 2020
How Schema Affect Anxiety & Depression
How Schema Affect Anxiety & Depression

Summary
– Schema are lenses through which we predict and interpret situations
– They are only as good as the knowledge and understanding of the situation
– Schema often need to be altered as we gain new information

March 18, 2020
Re-Release - Mental Health Aspects of Bariatric Surgery
Re-Release – Mental Health Aspects of Bariatric Surgery

– Learn about bariatric surgery
– Explore reasons for the surgery and increase in popularity
– Identify the psychosocial outcomes of bariatric surgery
– Identify common presenting issues in persons seeking bariatric surgery
– Explore current recommendations for assessment protocols and presurgical preparation for bariatric surgery
– Identify postoperative mental and physical health issues which may occur and need to be addressed
Types of Bariatric Surgery

March 14, 2020
Coronavirus Stress & Anxiety Cognitive Behavioral Tools & Life Hacks
*Special Episode* CBT & Life Hacks to Cope with Public Health Threats

Summary
• There are many unknowns with the current coronavirus situation
• The flu is widespread and catastrophic for tens of thousands of people in the US each year and we do not panic.
• High levels of stress and anxiety however will reduce immunity and make people more susceptible to all types of illnesses
• Steps to reduce anxiety
• Get accurate information
• Limit your exposure to negative media
• Practice mindful acceptance of your reactions
• Use belly breathing to help de-escalate the physical anxiety reactions
• Identify proactive, positive ways to cope with the situation
• Regularly evaluate your beliefs against the FACTS at that time

March 12, 2020
Dealing with Stress in Uncertain Times Part 1-3
Dealing with Stress in Uncertain Times

Coronavirus, election anxiety and financial stress is getting to people right now. This is the audio version of a three part series just released on YouTube on dealing with that stress.

March 11, 2020
Psychosocial Elements or Terminal Illness
Psychosocial Elements or Terminal Illness

Summary
• End of life care often involves multiple providers, the client and caregivers
• It is essential to consider all biopsychosocial needs with a focus on integrative care
• “Stress” and distress will increase HPA-Axis activation, impair sleep and immunity and contribute to worsening of health and wellbeing of both the patient and caregivers.
• Children will need different approaches depending on their developmental level.

March 11, 2020
Re-Release - Creating Psychological Flexibility In Children
Re-Release – Creating Psychological Flexibility In Children

Every event is an opportunity to choose thoughts and behaviors that will help you use your energy to move toward your goals and values. Using the Flexibility Activity or worksheet youth can apply this on a daily basis. CEUs/OPDs are available for this podcast at allceus.com/counselortoolbox or if you are in Australia, Australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox

March 7, 2020
Metacognitive Therapy
Metacognitive Therapy

Summary
• People can have millions of automatic cognitive distortions. Addressing each one may not be possible.
• Becoming aware of thought patterns, their function, their usefulness and alternatives underlies MCT.
• MCT moves from addressing the content of thoughts (What is being thought?) to the function of those thoughts (Why are the thoughts occurring and are they helpful?

March 4, 2020
The Neurobiological Impact of Psychological Trauma: The HPA-Axis
The Neurobiological Impact of Psychological Trauma: The HPA-Axis

Summary
• 46% of people in the US are exposed to adverse childhood experiences. (Early Intervention)
• Instruction in skills to handle emotional dysregulation
• Mindfulness
• Vulnerability prevention and awareness
• Emotion Regulation
• Distress Tolerance
• Problem Solving
• Of those exposed to trauma, education about and normalization of heightened emotional reactivity and susceptibility to PTSD in the future may be helpful

February 29, 2020
SPECIAL EPISODE: The Psychological Impact of Quarantine and How to Reduce It
SPECIAL EPISODE: The Psychological Impact of Quarantine and How to Reduce It

Summary
~ Information is key; people who are quarantined need to understand the situation
~ Effective and rapid communication is essential
~ Supplies (both general and medical) need to be provided or available (i.e. online shopping)
~ The quarantine period should be short and the duration should not be changed unless in extreme circumstances
~ Most of the adverse effects come from the imposition of a restriction of freedom
~ Voluntary quarantine is associated with less distress and fewer long-term complications
~ Public health officials should emphasise the altruistic choice of self-isolating

February 28, 2020
Helping Parents of Children with Autism
Helping Parents of Children with Autism

Summary
– Consistency: Rules, routines, reactions
– Responsiveness: To individual needs and preferences
– Attention: For being lovable and positive behaviors
– Validation: Of their thoughts, feelings and way of being in the world
– Empathy: For how their sensory and neurological differences impact them emotionally, cognitively, interpersonally, physically
– Solutions:
– To help them become more mindful and mitigate or prevent triggers for unwanted behaviors.
– To help them develop the skills needed to engage with a neurotypical world.

February 26, 2020
Distress Tolerance
Distress Tolerance

Summary
~ Once clients are mindfully aware of their thoughts, sensations and urges and willing to accept the moment, they need skills to tolerate that distress
~ Help clients develop a menu of options which they can select from when they are in crisis.
~ They feel how they feel
~ Help them tolerate the distress until the intense emotions subside and they can get into their wise mind.

February 22, 2020
Cognitive Interventions for Depression
Cognitive Interventions for Depression

Summary
• Depression is the cluster of symptoms created when there is a neurochemical imbalance in the brain.
• What causes the imbalance can be emotional, cognitive, physical, interpersonal, environmental or some combination of the above.
• Part of the strengths based approach means helping people see what they already are doing to prevent or deal with the symptoms
• Biopsychosocial means
• Examining all causative factors
• Recognizing that all factors are reciprocal in nature.

February 19, 2020
Individual and Group Exercises for Anger and Anxiety
Individual and Group Exercises for Anger and Anxiety

Summary
• Anger and anxiety are normal emotions that help people survive.
• Answers can often be found by asking: “What happened to this person that would trigger this reaction?”
• Situations that trigger anger and anxiety often involve a sense of being unsafe, a loss of something, emotions that are unable to be handled effectively, and an alteration of how that person envisions the future.
• Problems arise when anger and anxiety are misinterpreted or the person does not have the skills to deal with the problem
• Anger is not a simple emotion, it often covers up shame, embarrassment, guilt and/or anxiety.
• By helping people identify the roots of their anger and more effective strategies, they can be empowered to reduce the frequency and intensity of these emotions and more effectively cope when they do arise.

February 15, 2020
Case Management for Chronic Pain
Case Management for Chronic Pain

Summary
• There are many similarities between Pain, mood and addictive disorders
• Integrated, concurrent, biopsychosocial treatment is vital
• Mood impacts pain which impacts life satisfaction
• Recovery supports realistic beliefs and identifies controllable factors àenhanced outcomes
• Patients with current addictions or mental health issues need concurrent treatment

February 12, 2020
Developing Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
Developing Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy

Summary
• Self esteem begins in childhood
• Being aware of self helps people identify their strengths and develop their “me” identity.
• Part of self esteem development includes
• Values identification
• Understanding wants vs. needs
• Addressing cognitive distortions
• Being aware of sensations, feelings and thoughts
• Helps choose behaviors which are in unison with values
• Helps support people through the difficult moments
• Silences the critics
• Clarifies who people are and what people want

February 8, 2020
Grief
Grief

Summary
• Losses encompass more than death or a person or loss of property
• Failure to acknowledge losses can cause unhelpful reactions in similar future situations
• It is important to explore feelings and reactions in terms of their functionality—how are they benefitting the person
• It takes at least a year to deal with significant losses
• Many times there are multiple ancillary losses that need to be addressed
• How people deal with grief and loss varies widely.
• Grieving is a form of crisis
• The body is on high alert which likely impacts sleep, eating and energy to work or socialize
• Minimizing vulnerabilities is important to reduce unnecessary frustration and avoid confirming helplessness
• Ultimately it is hoped that the person can identify how they are stronger or better off from the experience

February 5, 2020
Complicated Grief and Attachment
Complicated Grief and Attachment

Summary
~ Failure to develop a primary attachment relationship can be viewed as a loss (or something that was needed that was never achieved)
~ When examining the behaviors of adult or adolescent clients whose primary attachment was disrupted, the traumatic impact can be seen.
~ In order to help people reconcile the trauma it is essential to help them
~ Identify and grieve the losses
~ Review and remember realistically what happened (to combat inaccurate schema)
~ Review the assumptive world (if I just…then she will be love me)
~ Develop a new loving relationship with the self
~ Learn how to trust the self and others to form meaningful and supportive relationships

February 2, 2020
Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Summary
• Contextual CBT involves understanding people’s phenomenological truth
• Problems can arise when people
• Thinks/feels that they are not who they should be or things are not as they should be
• Are unaware of their internal feelings, thoughts, urges
• Are unaware of the motivation (in context) of their feelings, thoughts, urges
• Use rigid problem solving and conceptualization without considering context or perspective
• Contextual CBT uses awareness, mindfulness, radical acceptance and psychological flexibility activities to help people move toward a rich and meaningful life instead of trying to escape or avoid discomfort.

February 1, 2020
Understanding Anxiety through a Child's Eyes
Understanding Anxiety through a Child's Eyes

Summary
– Children’s cognitive, physical and experiential differences make their anxiety different than that of adults
– Children’s symptoms of anxiety also often manifest differently with more irritability, defiance and somatic complaints.
– Anxiety disorders are frequently misdiagnosed as ADD, autism, ODD and PTSD
– Children’s fears often focus around Maslow’s lower three needs: Biological, Safety, Love and Belonging
– Addressing anxiety means helping the child understand, in a developmentally appropriate way, that they will have what they need, they are safe and they will always belong and be loved.

January 29, 2020
Internal Family Systems Theory
Internal Family Systems Theory

Summary
~ Every person has within them a Self, exile, firefighter and manager
~ Each of these parts has a survival function
~ One goal is helping parts communicate and not overwhelm each other is essential
~ Another goal is helping the Self get back into a position in which it can listen and discern feedback from the parts to determine the best course of action

January 25, 2020
Art Therapy Part 2
Art Therapy Part 2

This is part 2. Both parts cover:
Summary
• There are endless things you can do with art therapy to:
• Express emotions
• Enhance mindfulness and self-awareness
• Increase happiness
• Improve interpersonal communication
• Enhance fine and gross motor skills
• Develop self-esteem
• Teach teamwork

January 19, 2020
Art Therapy Part 1
Art Therapy Part 1

Part 1 and Part 2 teach:
Summary
• There are endless things you can do with art therapy to:
• Express emotions
• Enhance mindfulness and self-awareness
• Increase happiness
• Improve interpersonal communication
• Enhance fine and gross motor skills
• Develop self-esteem
• Teach teamwork

January 19, 2020
Biopsychosocial Impact of Depression and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention
Biopsychosocial Impact of Depression and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

Summary
• Depression is the cluster of symptoms created when there is a neurochemical imbalance in the brain.
• What causes the imbalance can be emotional, cognitive, physical, interpersonal, environmental or some combination of the above.
• Part of the strengths based approach means helping people see what they already are doing to prevent or deal with the symptoms
• Biopsychosocial means
• Examining all causative factors
• Recognizing that all factors are reciprocal in nature.

January 18, 2020
Assisting Families Through Transitions
Assisting Families Through Transitions

Flower Empower
• A comprehensive approach
• The core of the flower is the clinician-family partnership
• Assess need
• Sustain a caring environment
• Educate
• Identify and link to resources
• The stem symbolizes advocacy activities
• The leaves symbolize vision, values and principles
• The roots feed the flower (partnership):
• Responsibility and accountability
• Recognition of the value of the partnership
• Respect uniqueness
• Resource identification for emerging needs
• Results monitoring

January 15, 2020
Developing Positive Self-Talk in People of All Ages
Developing Positive Self-Talk in People of All Ages

Summary
– Positive self talk helps you feel empowered and good about being the best you that you can be.
– Feelings of empowerment reduce feelings of helplessness and hopelessness and can protect against depression, anxiety and a host of stress related illnesses.
– Positive self-talk does not mean ignoring the negative it means
– Embracing the good with the bad
– Learning to evaluate situations objectively
– Seeing failure (or the potential for failure) as a learning opportunity
– Fully recognizing your strengths and capabilities

January 11, 2020
Biopsychosocial Impact of Guilt and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention
Biopsychosocial Impact of Guilt and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

• Guilt comes in many forms
• It is largely anger at ourselves and energy tied up in the past.
• Holding on to guilt weighs us down
• Identifying your sources of guilt and addressing them is the first step.

January 11, 2020
Arlene Englander Interview - Author of "Let Go Of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food"
Arlene Englander Interview – Author of “Let Go Of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food”

Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food

This book is for anyone who would like to eat whatever they like, yet stop just at the point of satisfaction without overeating.

Written by a Columbia University trained psychotherapist and former emotional overeater, Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food offers psychologically sound techniques for recognizing the symptoms of emotional overeating and methods for addressing it in ways that are both effective and enjoyable.

January 9, 2020
Anger, Irritation and Resentment (Clear the AIR)
Anger, Irritation and Resentment (Clear the AIR)

Objectives
• Explore the function of anger
• Identify the types of threats that may prompt anger
• Identify different types of anger to include
• Run of the mill anger
• Irritation
• Resentment
• Envy/Jealousy
• Guilt/Regret
Function of Anger
• Anger is part of the fight or flight reaction which is your brain’s natural response to a perceived threat
• Anger pushes away or helps you dominate a threat

January 8, 2020
Behavior Modification and Goal Setting
Behavior Modification and Goal Setting

A direct link to the CEU course is https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/29/c/
Objectives
~ Define behavior modification
~ Explore how behavior modification can be useful in practice
~ Learn basic behavior modification terms:
~ Unconditioned stimulus and response
~ Conditioned stimulus and response
~ Discriminitive stimuli
~ Learned helplessness

January 4, 2020
Biopsychosocial Impact of Stress and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention
Biopsychosocial Impact of Stress and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

Objectives
– Define stress and distress
– Identify the impacts of stress
– Explore sources of stress and interventions

December 28, 2019
Attachment Theory and Adult Relationships
Attachment Theory and Adult Relationships

Objectives
• Briefly define attachment theory
• Learn about the impact of attachment
• Identify triggers for attachment behaviors
• Explore the relationship between ACEs and attachment issues
• Learn about adult attachment theory
• Examine how attachment impacts emotional regulation and vice versa
• Identify ways to help people become more securely attached.

December 24, 2019
Biopsychosocial Impact of Anxiety and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention
Biopsychosocial Impact of Anxiety and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

Objectives
~ Review the symptoms of anxiety in adults and children
~ Explore the impacts of anxiety
~ Identify strategies for prevention and intervention

December 21, 2019
14 Tips for Addressing FOMO
14 Tips for Addressing FOMO

Objectives
• Define FOMO
• Explore reasons for FOMO
• Identify consequences of FOMO
• Review interventions to reduce the impact of FOMO

December 18, 2019
Happiness Habits
Happiness Habits

Objectives
~ Learn why these habits contribute to recovery from addiction and mood issues and techniques to help clients implement them
~ Habit: Awareness and Authenticity
~ Habit: Acceptance
~ Habit: Gratitude
~ Habit: Compassion
~ Habit: Breathing
~ Habit: Purposeful action and Long-Term Goals
~ Habit: Back-Talk
~ Habit: Thought Conditioning
~ Habit: Be Sense-sational

December 14, 2019
Post Stroke Psychosocial Issues
Post Stroke Psychosocial Issues

448 – Post Stroke Psychosocial Issues Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director: AllCEUs …

December 11, 2019
Gut Health and Mental Health (Re-Release)
Gut Health and Mental Health (Re-Release)

447 – Gut Health & Mental Health: The Impact of the Second Brain Dr. Dawn-Elise …

December 7, 2019
Relationship Insecurities: Causes, Consequences and Interventions
Relationship Insecurities: Causes, Consequences and Interventions

446 – Relationship Insecurities Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC, NCC Executive Director, AllCEUs *Based …

December 1, 2019
Biopsychosocial Impact of Malnutrition and Strategies for Intervention and Prevention
Biopsychosocial Impact of Malnutrition and Strategies for Intervention and Prevention

445 – Malnutrition Impact and Intervention Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs Podcast …

November 30, 2019
Case Study: PTSD Assessment and Intervention with the PACER Method
Case Study: PTSD Assessment and Intervention with the PACER Method

• Review a case study using the transdiagnostic, transtheoretical PACER approach
• As they say on Law and Order…
• The following story is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event.”
Case
• John is 48 years old. When he was 24 his house caught on fire due to faulty Christmas lights which were accidentally left on when the family went to bed. His wife and 2 children died in the fire. He has remarried and had 3 more children (14, 12, 9) since the event and continues to experience PTSD related symptoms. His wife insisted he come to counseling after he was caught having another affair.

November 27, 2019
Sleep Disturbances- Impact and Intervention
Sleep Disturbances- Impact and Intervention

443 – Sleep Disturbances: Impact and Intervention Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs …

November 23, 2019
NCMHCE Treatment Planning Review Part 2
NCMHCE Treatment Planning Review Part 2

NCMHCE Review Part 2 Screening Brought to you by AllCEUs.com Counselor Continuing Education Unlimited CEUs …

November 21, 2019
Adjustment Disorder Case Study
Adjustment Disorder Case Study

442 – Adjustment Disorder Case Study Using the PACER Method Counselor Toolbox Podcast Episode 442 …

November 20, 2019
Biopsychosocial Aspects of HPA-Axis Dysfunction
Biopsychosocial Aspects of HPA-Axis Dysfunction

441 – Biopsychosocial Aspects of HPA-Axis Dysfunction Objectives – Define and explain the HPA-Axis – …

November 16, 2019
Addiction Case Study Using the PACER Method
Addiction Case Study Using the PACER Method

440 – Addiction Case Study Using the PACER Method Counselor Toolbox Podcast Episode 440 Dr. …

November 13, 2019
Biopsychosocial Impact of Hormone Imbalances and Strategies for Prevention
Biopsychosocial Impact of Hormone Imbalances and Strategies for Prevention

439 – Biopsychosocial Impact of Hormone Imbalances Objectives – Review the sex hormones and their …

November 9, 2019
Case Study: Depression
Case Study: Depression

438 Depression Case Study Using the PACER Method Counselor Toolbox Podcast Episode 438 Dr. Dawn-Elise …

November 2, 2019
Social Work Considerations for Addressing Chronic Conditions (Re-Release)
Social Work Considerations for Addressing Chronic Conditions (Re-Release)

437 -Social Work Considerations for Addressing Chronic Conditions Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Counselor Toolbox Podcast CEUs …

November 2, 2019
Case Study Anxiety Assessment and Intervention with the PACER Method
Case Study Anxiety Assessment and Intervention with the PACER Method

436- Anxiety Case Study Using the PACER Method Counselor Toolbox Podcast Episode 436 Dr. Dawn-Elise …

October 27, 2019
Biopsychosocial Impact of Pain and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention
Biopsychosocial Impact of Pain and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

435 – Biopsychosocial Impact and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, …

October 24, 2019
Impact of Social Media on Mental Health
Impact of Social Media on Mental Health

434- Impact of Social Media on Mental Health Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive …

October 22, 2019
Mind-Body Connection How Health, Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors Interact
Mind-Body Connection How Health, Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors Interact

Mind-Body Connection: How Health, Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors Interact Counselor Toolbox Podcast Episode 433 Dr. …

October 17, 2019
Animal Assisted Therapy
Animal Assisted Therapy

432 -Animal Assisted Therapy Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs.com Podcast Host: …

October 12, 2019
Overview of the PACER Method
Overview of the PACER Method

Overview of the PACER Method and Transdiagnostic Assessment Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive …

October 11, 2019
Intuitive Eating Basics and Benefits
Intuitive Eating Basics and Benefits

429 -Intuitive Eating Basics and Benefits Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs …

October 5, 2019
Addressing the Unique Mental Health Needs of College Students
Addressing the Unique Mental Health Needs of College Students

Summary
– To thrive, students need access to services and programs of outreach, education, and prevention that:
– Eliminate fragmentation and improving access to biopsychosocial services
– Recognize patterns in campus life that suggest the presence of mental and behavioral health concerns among individual students, groups of students, or the campus environment itself
– Provide outreach and consultation to prepare all members of the campus community to recognize and respond to students with mental or behavioral health concerns
– Emphasize case-finding—using surveys, presentations, self-assessments, activities, and special events—to identify students whose lack of psychological well-being is interfering with their development, learning, and achievement
– To thrive, students need access to services and programs of outreach, education, and prevention that
– Nurture a supportive tone and attitude about mental health in campus culture to
– challenge stereotypes about mental health problems
– undermine prejudices and stigma about counseling
– provide encouragement to students to reflect on their own mental health and seek services when needed

October 5, 2019
Changing Habits with Radical Acceptance and Purposeful Action
Changing Habits with Radical Acceptance and Purposeful Action

– Proactivity helps people stay healthy and energized, effectively plan for known stresses and prepare for the unknown reducing fear of the unknown and last minute chaos.
– Beginning with the end and putting first things first helps people identify what areas and tasks to use their limited energy on
– Think win-win, seeking to understand and synergizing all help reduce stress associated with competition and misunderstandings to help all people move toward happiness
– Sharpening the saw helps people focus on preventing and mitigating vulnerabilities.

October 4, 2019
NCMHCE Review Treatment Planning
NCMHCE Review Treatment Planning

Review treatment planning guidelines for the NCMHCE

September 29, 2019
Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes
Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes

Diabetes can impact a persons lifestyle, self esteem, relationships and more. Learn about different issues that arise at diagnosis and as the disease progresses. CEUs are available at allceus.com/counselortoolbox    Get two free months of Therapy Notes by using the promocode CEU when you sign up for a free trial at TherapyNotes.com

September 28, 2019
Polyvagal Theory
Polyvagal Theory

Learn about the influence of the Vagus nerve in processing fear stimuli and regulating the HPA-Axis. CEUs are available at allceus.com/counselortoolbox    Get two free months of Therapy Notes by using the promocode CEU when you sign up for a free trial at TherapyNotes.com

September 28, 2019
Meditation Techniques
Meditation Techniques

Meditation takes dozens of different forms and can help reduce cortisol and blood pressure and improve emotional regulation. CEUs are available at allceus.com/counselortoolbox    Get two free months of Therapy Notes by using the promocode CEU when you sign up for a free trial at TherapyNotes.com

September 27, 2019
Supporting Families Without Enabling
Supporting Families Without Enabling

Summary
– Enabling behaviors can occur with anyone, not just people who are addicted.
– Most of the time people do not start out enabling, they often feel responsible in some way and are trying to make things better
– Supporting without enabling means
– Getting clear about your wants and needs
– Setting boundaries (emotional, physical, financial…)
– Learning how to say “no”
– Being willing to encourage and support healthy behaviors

September 21, 2019
Nephrology Social Work
Nephrology Social Work

423 -Nephrology Social Work Between writing notes, filing insurance claims, and scheduling with clients, it …

September 19, 2019
Gut Health and Mental Health (Re-Release)
Gut Health and Mental Health (Re-Release)

Gut Health & Mental Health: The Impact of the Second Brain Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, …

September 17, 2019
Attachment and Its Impact on Adult Relationships (Re-Release)
Attachment and Its Impact on Adult Relationships (Re-Release)

Summary
~ Attachment theory was first proposed by Bowlby as an adaptive survival function for helpless infants
~ Bowlby proposed that the infant-caregiver relationship was the relationship that all future relationships would be build from.
~ People’s self-esteem develops from and is impacted by how loved and secure they feel
~ Adults show similar attachment behaviors to their significant others (m/l age appropriate)
~ Attachment styles can be changed by developing self esteem, emotion regulation skills, self-awareness, interpersonal skills (boundaries, communication) and self confidence.

September 13, 2019
NCMHCE Exam Review Group and Career Counseling
NCMHCE Exam Review Group and Career Counseling

Summary
– It is important to be aware of the selection criteria for group counseling
– In preparing for the exam, review your theories of career counseling and know the most common tests to use

September 12, 2019
Principles of Case Management
Principles of Case Management

Summary
– The demand for case managers is growing rapidly as insurance companies restrict reimbursement, move toward capitation and as individuals with high copays try to reduce expenses.
– Not only are case managers employed by hospitals and treatment centers, but increasingly by organizations like businesses and universities that have a strong motivation to keep their employees/students healthy and (relatively) happy
– Case managers provide assessment, advocacy, education and assistance with treatment coordination and implementation, often in a multidisciplinary team
– Case managers do not diagnose or treat illnesses

September 12, 2019
Mental Health and the Elderly 12 Key Points
Mental Health and the Elderly 12 Key Points

Summary
– Older people with mental illnesses (particularly depression or dementia) may take longer to respond to treatment
– Interactions between medication and comorbid physical illnesses (and their treatment) are also common.
– It is important to address coexistent physical and mental health issues
– Social engagement, physical activity, control of diabetes and hypertension, prevention of depression and developing a sense of life satisfaction are all associated with positive health outcomes and reduced risk of depression and dementia

September 8, 2019
Wellness & Illness Prevention, Concepts & Strategies
Wellness & Illness Prevention, Concepts & Strategies

Summary
– As we move toward a capitated model of healthcare, prevention will become increasingly important.
– Prevention activities
– Can be started as early as the prenatal period
– Can be integrated into school curricula
– Are more effective if presented in multiple settings and formats
– Need to be tailored to the age, abilities and culture of the recipients

September 5, 2019
Case Management of Psychosocial Aspects of Disability and Chronic Illness
Case Management of Psychosocial Aspects of Disability and Chronic Illness

Review case management interventions to address PACER
~ Physical Health
~ Affect
~ Cognitions
~ Environment and Economic Well-being
~ Relationships and Recreation
CEUs are available at AllCEUs.com

September 1, 2019
13 Brief Interventions for Any Client
13 Brief Interventions for Any Client

419 -13 Useful Brief Interventions Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC CEUs are available …

August 31, 2019
Psychosocial Aspects of Disability and Chronic Illness
Psychosocial Aspects of Disability and Chronic Illness

Learn about how visible and invisible disabilities can impact PACER:
~ Physical Health
~ Affect
~ Cognitions
~ Environment and Economic Well-being
~ Relationships and Recreation
and what you can do to minimize the negative impact.

August 30, 2019
NCMHCE Stages and Theories of Treatment
NCMHCE Stages and Theories of Treatment

NCMHCE Review #9: Stages and Theories of Treatment CEUs are available at https://www.allceus.com/CE/course/view.php?id=1421 Dr. Dawn-Elise …

August 21, 2019
Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired Alzheimers and Dementias
Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired Alzheimers and Dementias

Summary
~ Working with people with cognitive impairment can be frustrating
~ It is important not to confuse chronological age with communicative age
~ KISS
~ Eliminate distractions
~ Don’t expect short-term memory
~ Use pictures, lists, storyboards
~ Spaced retrieval training has shown effectiveness in improving memory in people with cognitive impairments
~ Many people with a FASD will present in mental health practices without a FASD diagnosis.
~ Many clients who misuse alcohol and/or try to self detox can precipitate a cognitive impairment through
~ Thiamine deficiency
~ Stroke
~ Conduct ongoing assessments for cognitive impairments

August 17, 2019
Supporting Clients on Medication Assisted Therapies
Supporting Clients on Medication Assisted Therapies

Objectives
– Define MAT
– Explore barriers to treatment
What is Our Goal
– Help people
– Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety
– Agitation
– Sleep disruption
– Anhedonia
– Fatigue
– Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
– Stay alive (not overdose or commit suicide)
– Be relatively pain free (bidirectional with depression and anxiety)
– Be independent
– Improve interpersonal relationships
– Be financially secure
– Be “productive” members of society to their ability

August 16, 2019
CM -Dementia Case Management
CM -Dementia Case Management

Summary
– Dementia can be permanent or temporary and caused by a variety of factors including
– Diabetes
– HIV
– Stroke/Heart attack
– Depression
– Thiamine deficiency
– CO2 poisoning
– Lewy bodies
– Genetics
– A variety of interventions can be used to assist the person with dementia and their caregivers
– Ensure sufficient sleep
– Assist with communication
– Conduct functional assessments of preferred and problem behaviors

August 15, 2019
Relapse Prevention Groups for Addiction and Mental Health Disorders
Relapse Prevention Groups for Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

Summary
~ Strengthen the motivation to change throughout the change process.
~ Identify high-risk situations
~ Develop coping strategies and skills to avoid high-risk situations and to deal with them when they are unavoidable.
~ Recognize and implement changes to the environment and lifestyle to minimize the frequency of high-risk situations and to strengthen commitment to change.

August 13, 2019
5 Elements of Motivational Interventions & 5 Principles of Motivational Interviewing
5 Elements of Motivational Interventions & 5 Principles of Motivational Interviewing

– Motivation is dynamic, influenced by multiple types of motivation including emotional, cognitive, social, environmental
– Motivational Interviewing increases client’s hope and enhances treatment participation
– 3 critical elements of motivation: Ability, willingness and readiness
– 5 elements of motivational approaches
– The FRAMES approach
– Decisional balance exercises
– Discrepancies between personal goals and current behavior
– Flexible pacing
– Personal contact with clients in treatment

August 12, 2019
NCMHCE Human Diversity
NCMHCE Human Diversity

NCMHCE Review Human Diversity Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs Counselor Education Host: …

August 10, 2019
Etherapy Ethics
Etherapy Ethics

Summary
~ Online therapy is becoming increasingly mainstream
~ There are many advantages such as convenience, cost effectiveness and accessibility
~ Things to consider when choosing an office are your particular skill set, your target population, how tech savvy you are and how much you want to spend
~ Building an online practice is no faster than a face-to-face one, but there are things you can do to speed up the process.

August 9, 2019
Violence Prevention in the Workplace
Violence Prevention in the Workplace

Summary
– Conflict is inevitable
– Violence prevention involves
– Creating an environment that supports open communication and respect
– Maintaining self awareness of stressors and our impact on others
– Maintaining awareness of other’s reactions, behaviors and stressors
– Educating staff and clients regarding effective conflict resolution strategies
– Minimizing triggers for conflict
– Being willing to learn from conflict

August 2, 2019
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for PTSD
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for PTSD

Summary
– Trauma impacts the person biopsychosocially
– Behavioral interventions can help them prevent and address avoidance and hypervigilance
– Cognitive interventions can help them
– Understand the function of their symptoms to choose effective ways of dealing with them
– Address unhelpful cognitions about the trauma, themselves and the world
– Reduce chronic stress to help the HPA-Axis rebalance and recover
– Assist in integrating the trauma narrative so it is not a “loose end.”

July 31, 2019
Mental Health Aspects of Bariatric Surgery
Mental Health Aspects of Bariatric Surgery

Objectives
– Learn about bariatric surgery
– Explore reasons for the surgery and increase in popularity
– Identify the psychosocial outcomes of bariatric surgery
– Identify common presenting issues in persons seeking bariatric surgery
– Explore current recommendations for assessment protocols and presurgical preparation for bariatric surgery
– Identify postoperative mental and physical health issues which may occur and need to be addressed
Types of Bariatric Surgery
– Bariatric surgeries all aim to make the stomach smaller so it can hold less food through removal, banding or bypassing.
– Some surgeries also bypass part of the small intestine which inhibits calorie as well as nutrient absorption

July 25, 2019
NCMHCE Dangerousness and Abuse
NCMHCE Dangerousness and Abuse

Summary
– It is imperative for clinicians to be prepared for dealing with clients who may be violent or in abusive situations
– Know your ethical imperatives regarding mandatory reporting.
– Get additional training on safety practices for working with victims of abuse
– If confronted with a call from someone who is in crisis but not your client, it is your responsibility to provide initial triage and assist the individual in getting to safety.
Test Taking Tips
– Sally is a 25 year old graduate student who was recently raped. She was referred to you by victim services. Her father, a doctor, whom she is estranged from calls your office wondering how Sally is doing
– What information do you need to make a diagnosis
Test Taking Tips
– What are possible diagnoses
– GAD, ASD, PTSD, MDD, Adjustment Disorder
– What information do you need to make a diagnosis
Test Taking Tips
– You determine that Sally has Acute Stress Disorder.
– Which of the following would be appropriate referrals
Test Taking Tips
– You determine that Sally has Acute Stress Disorder.
– Which of the following would be appropriate to monitor progress-

July 19, 2019
Enhancing Healthy Adolescent Development
Enhancing Healthy Adolescent Development

Summary
– Enhancing adolescent development means
– Preventing adverse childhood experiences
– Ensuring adequate growth and development
– Enhancing protective factors in the person, home, school and community
– Strategies include
– Involving community groups, rec centers, businesses in providing opportunities for youth recreation and leadership
– Working with schools to adjust curriculum to teach skills necessary for success including resiliency skills, health literacy and mental health promotion
– Ensuring families have access to the resources they need to create a safe and nurturing environment
– Involving youth in identifying problems, challenges, gaps in resources and incentives for participation

July 17, 2019
Ethics Self-Care And Burnout
Ethics Self-Care And Burnout

Summary
– Burnout work environments are a reality
– Burnout does not have to be
– Burnout causes problems in
– Health
– Mental Health
– Relationships
– Work environment and employee retention
– Ability to provide client services
– Develop resilience and identifying the sources and interventions for your burnout

July 12, 2019
Understanding the Autism Spectrum
Understanding the Autism Spectrum

Summary
Resources
– 100 Day Kit for Families
– Age appropriate autism materials
– Building Our Future: Educating Students on the Autism Spectrum
– Autism Information for Social Workers and Counselors
– Supporting Appropriate Behavior in Students with Asperger’s
– Next Steps: A Guide For Families New To Autism
– Puberty and Children on the Autism Spectrum
– Transition-Preparing_for_a_Lifetime
– Growing Up Together (For School-Aged Peers)
– Growing Up Together (For Middle School-Aged Peers)

July 11, 2019
Increasing Case Management Effectiveness
Increasing Case Management Effectiveness

Summary
– Access to, and close partnerships with, healthcare providers and community services resources are key factors of successful CM interventions that should target patients with the greatest needs and promote frequent contacts with the healthcare team
– Assessments and interventions must be biopsychosocial and identify who, what, when, when and why

July 10, 2019
Biopsychosocial Impact of Addiction And Mental Disorders on the Individual
Biopsychosocial Impact of Addiction And Mental Disorders on the Individual

406 -Biopsychosocial Impact of Addiction and Mental Disorders on the Individual
– Examine the biological (physical) impact of addiction and mental health issues on the individual
– Examine the psychological impact of addiction and mental health issues on the individual
– Examine the social impact of addiction and mental health issues on the individual
– Identify interventions in each area.

July 6, 2019
Health Coaching in Case Management
Health Coaching in Case Management

Case managers who use health coaching Health coaches Provide self-management support – Educate clients – Bridge the gap between clinician and patient – Help patients navigate the health care system – Offer support and encouragement. CEUs/OPDs are available for this episode at allceus.com or australia.allceus.com

July 5, 2019
Social Work Considerations for Addressing Chronic Conditions
Social Work Considerations for Addressing Chronic Conditions

405-Social Work Considerations for Addressing Chronic Conditions Treatment for persons with chronic conditions requires use of many strategies outside of traditional emotion or cognition focused counseling to educate, motivate and empower clients to take charge of their condition.
~ It is beneficial to educate the client as well as the family/support system about the condition, effects of the condition, expectations for improvement and benefits and drawbacks of possible interventions. CEUs can be earned for this presentatino at allceus.com or australia.allceus.com

July 4, 2019
Suicide Assessment and Crisis Intervention for the NCMHCE
Suicide Assessment and Crisis Intervention for the NCMHCE

NCMHCE Crisis Assessment–Learn multiple mnemonics to help you remember what to look for in your scenario assessments. CEUs are available for this at allceus.com

June 29, 2019
Developing Psychological Flexibility
Developing Psychological Flexibility

Learn how to teach a model to help clients implement psychological flexibility in episode 404 of Counselor Toolbox Podcast. CEUs are available at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com

June 28, 2019
Addressing Childhood Obesity
Addressing Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity contributes to a range of physical and mental health issues. Identify ways counselors and social workers can work with students, families and communities to address this growing crisis. CEUs are available at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com

June 27, 2019
Assessment Review for the NCMHCE Part 3
Assessment Review for the NCMHCE Part 3

Review several mnemonics that will help you remember what to look for when completing the assessment part of your scenarios on the NCMHCE. CEUs are available for this class at allceus.com

June 24, 2019
Helping Parents of Children with Autism Better Engage and Communicate with Their Children
Helping Parents of Children with Autism Better Engage and Communicate with Their Children

Help Parents of Children with Autism Better Engage and Communicate with Their Children. Move from a deficits based to a differences based approach to interaction. Describe the unique interpersonal needs of people with autism spectrum disorders. Identify characteristics necessary to form secure attachments. List at least 5 practices that caregivers and teachers can use to improve connection with children on the autism spectrum. CEUs are available for this course at allceus.com or Australia.allceus.com

June 19, 2019
Assessment Part 2
Assessment Part 2

A comprehensive assessment should provide the factual evidence supporting your diagnosis. The symptoms identified in the assessment will form the basis for the treatment plan. Learn some handy mnemonics to help you remember what to look for in the scenarios. CEUs are available for this course at allceus.com.

June 16, 2019
Counseling Alaskan Natives and American Indians
Counseling Alaskan Natives and American Indians

Learn about the impact of historical trauma and cultural issues to which clinicians must be responsive in order to provide effective, ethical care to American Indians and Alaskan Natives. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com.

June 13, 2019
Assessment Part 1
Assessment Part 1

Review the types of things to look for in an assessment for the NCMHCE exam. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com

June 8, 2019
Using Groups to Address Anger, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction
Using Groups to Address Anger, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction

Groups are extremely cost effective. This series of 24 groups provides the foundation for clients to address issues underlying anxiety, anger and depression and begin living a happier life. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com.

June 8, 2019
Improving Healthy Literacy | Case Management Toolbox Podcast
Improving Healthy Literacy | Case Management Toolbox Podcast

Health literacy is imperative to empower people to take charge of their health and wellbeing. As clinicians and case mangers we need to ensure clients understand their current condition, the causes and treatment options and use that information to make an informed choice about what to do next. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com.

June 7, 2019
Group Therapy Leadership Skills and Common Errors
Group Therapy Leadership Skills and Common Errors

Learn how to increase motivation and participation when facilitating group as well as common group leadership errors and what to do about them. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com.

June 6, 2019
Relapse Prevention for Mental Health and Addictive Disorders
Relapse Prevention for Mental Health and Addictive Disorders

Relapse is a return to a state of prior functioning. People can relapse from both mental health and addiction issues. Relapse from one increases the likelihood of relapse from the other in people with co-occurring disorders. Identify ways to prevent relapse. CEUs are available at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com

June 4, 2019
PTSD: Exploring the Adaptive Nature of Symptoms and Interventions
PTSD: Exploring the Adaptive Nature of Symptoms and Interventions

By understanding the function of symptoms we can: Normalize the behavior and identify alternate ways to meet that same need or address the issue. CEUs are available for this presentation at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com.

June 3, 2019
The Neurobiological Impact of Psychological Trauma: The HPA-Axis
The Neurobiological Impact of Psychological Trauma: The HPA-Axis

Trauma can cause the HPA-Axis or the threat response system to get stuck in overdrive. Learn why this happens and what can be done about it. CEUs are available for this episode at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com

June 2, 2019
Behavioral Health Issues in Case Management
Behavioral Health Issues in Case Management

-Review what a Mental Health Case Manager does
(or a counselor if the client does not qualify for
case management services)

-Identify common issues clients with mental health
diagnoses have and ways to address them

May 31, 2019
Screening
Screening

NCMHCE Review Part 2
Screening

May 30, 2019
Holistic Biopsychosocial Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
Holistic Biopsychosocial Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

Objectives
Why Holistic?
~ 30% to 40% of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) do not respond sufficiently to usual antidepressant treatment
~ Even under optimal treatment conditions, only one-third of patients achieve remission
~ Among patients who fail to respond to two pharmacologic interventions, remission rates with the next antidepressant are as low as 12%
~ A patient becomes less likely to respond clinically with each additional nonresponse to antidepressant treatment

May 29, 2019
Exam Review Mental Status Exam
Exam Review Mental Status Exam

001 -NCMHCE Exam Review Mental Status Exam

May 23, 2019
Case Management Ethics
Case Management Ethics

001 -Case Management Ethics. Welcome to our new series on Case Management. Learn the essentials of case management and associated ethics.

May 23, 2019
Special Episode Interview with Dr. Daniel Kaufmann on Gambling and Internet Gaming Disorder
Special Episode Interview with Dr. Daniel Kaufmann on Gambling and Internet Gaming Disorder

Learn about pathological gambling with Dr. Daniel Kaufmann

May 23, 2019
Preventing Vulnerabilities Pain Management
Preventing Vulnerabilities Pain Management

Preventing Vulnerabilities Pain Management. Pain is inevitable. It impacts your Mood, Thoughts, Behaviors, Relationships, Addressing pain will help reduce related, Anxiety, Depression, Anger. Pain management requires a comprehensive approach addressing, Physical causes of pain, Mood, Social supports, Sleep.

May 22, 2019
Understanding The Mind-Body Connection
Understanding The Mind-Body Connection

The Interaction Between Neurotransmitters, Thoughts & Emotion Objectives Learn about your central control center, the …

May 18, 2019
Internal Family Systems Theory
Internal Family Systems Theory

Internal Family Systems Theory Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Purchase CEU class for this podcast at: https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/1034/c/ …

May 15, 2019
Understanding Anxiety Through a Childs Eyes
Understanding Anxiety Through a Childs Eyes

Objectives
Identify symptoms of anxiety in children
Review common misdiagnoses
Explain how children’s developmental stage impacts their fears
Propose interventions to help children deal with anxiety

May 10, 2019
Facilitating Open-Ended Groups
Facilitating Open-Ended Groups

Define closed, open and single-session groups
Explore the benefits and challenges for each
Discuss necessary skills for managing open-ended groups

May 8, 2019
Developing Positive Self-Talk in People of All Ages
Developing Positive Self-Talk in People of All Ages

Positive self talk helps you feel empowered and good about being the best you that you can be. Feelings of empowerment reduce feelings of helplessness and hopelessness and can protect against depression, anxiety and a host of stress related illnesses. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com/counselortoolbox or in Australia at australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox .

May 3, 2019
Nurturing children's mental health
Nurturing children's mental health

Children need to feel like they are loved, they belong and they are capable at home, school and in relationships. Learn 25 ways to enhance this in today's podcast.

May 1, 2019
Forming a Foundation that Nurtures Secure Attachment at All Ages
Forming a Foundation that Nurtures Secure Attachment at All Ages

Children need different things at different developmental stages due to their cognitive capabilities as well as their psychosocial needs.The key to attachment is creating an environment in which children feel safe, loved and accepted (unconditionally). Use the CARES approach. Consistency, Attention, Responsiveness, Empathy and Solutions.

May 1, 2019
Creating Psychological Flexibility In Children
Creating Psychological Flexibility In Children

Every event is an opportunity to choose thoughts and behaviors that will help you use your energy to move toward your goals and values. Using the Flexibility Activity or worksheet youth can apply this on a daily basis. CEUs/OPDs are available for this podcast at allceus.com/counselortoolbox or if you are in Australia, Australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox

May 1, 2019
Moving from Supportive to Solution Focused Interventions
Moving from Supportive to Solution Focused Interventions

Moving from Supportive to Solution Focused Interventions Objectives ~ Differentiate between supportive and solution-focused interventions …

April 27, 2019
Developing Resilience in Children
Developing Resilience in Children

Building Resilience in Children Objectives ~ Define resilience ~ Explore characteristics of Resilient People ~ …

April 24, 2019
Counseling Couples
Counseling Couples

Identify goals and techniques for using in couples counseling. CEUs are available for this podcast at https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox

April 20, 2019
Counseling People Who Are Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
Counseling People Who Are Transgender and Gender Nonconforming

Learn about unique issues to working with people who are transgender and their families. CEUs are available for this podcast at https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox

April 17, 2019
Nonpharmacological Pain Management -- CBT for Chronic Pain
Nonpharmacological Pain Management — CBT for Chronic Pain

Learn about a variety of techniques that can be used to help people with chronic pain and develop a better understanding of the chronic pain experience and associated cognitions. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com/counselortoolbox

April 13, 2019
Addressing Emotional Triggers

Addressing emotional triggers means eliminating unnecessary triggers, developing strategies to mitigate unavoidable ones and helping people be as healthy, happy and relaxed as possible so they have the energy to deal with triggers when they arise. CEUs are available for this podcast at AllCEUs.com/counselortoolbox

April 10, 2019
Treating Addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms
Treating Addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

Symptoms of addiction and borderline personality disorder are very similar and overlap. Explore how those symptoms may have developed as a protective mechanism and interventions to assist in addressing them. CEUs are available for this presentation. See the link in the show notes.

April 6, 2019
Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Learn how context creates a phenomenological reality that influences each individual's perceptions of the present and why that is important in the recovery process. CEUs are available for this presentation at AllCEUs.com see the link in the show notes.

April 3, 2019
The Porn Trap
The Porn Trap

Review the neurochemical underpinnings of pornography addiction and interventions to help the person begin to recover. CEUs are available for this presentation at allceus.com for those in the US and australia.allceus.com for those in the AU.

March 29, 2019
Love You Hate the Porn
Love You Hate the Porn

Learn about the consequences of problematic pornography use on the significant other and ways to help the couple recover. CEUs are available for this presentation at allceus.com for those in the US and australia.allceus.com for those in the AU.

March 27, 2019
Breaking the Cycle of Pornography Addiction
Breaking the Cycle of Pornography Addiction

Pornography can have many negative effects on a person's mood, work product, ability to concentrate, relationships and overall health. Learn about risk factors, reasons porn can be addictive and steps to take to break the cycle of porn addiction. CEUs are available at allceus.com/counselortoolbox

March 23, 2019
Enhancing Trauma Resilience
Enhancing Trauma Resilience

Learn how to enhance trauma resiliency to prevent PTSD and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma. CEUs are available at allceus.com/counselortoolbox

March 20, 2019
Grief, Trauma and Personality Disordered Symptoms
Grief, Trauma and Personality Disordered Symptoms

Learn how many of the symptoms of personality disorders can be seen as adaptive responses after a trauma which occurred in early adulthood or before. CEUs or OPD/CPD hours can be earned for this podcast by going to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com in Australia.

March 16, 2019
Complicated Grief and Attachment
Complicated Grief and Attachment

When examining the behaviors of adult or adolescent clients whose primary attachment was disrupted, the traumatic impact can be seen. Learn steps to help people reconcile the trauma. Earn CEUs for this podcast at https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox

March 13, 2019
Psychosocial Impact of Trauma
Psychosocial Impact of Trauma

After a trauma people need time to re-group and find their “new-normal” Learn how to assist trauma survivors. To access the CEU course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia.

March 9, 2019
Counseling Clients Who Self-Harm
Counseling Clients Who Self-Harm

NSSI usually represents a way of dealing with distress the best the person knows how. Learn the reasons for self-injury and interventions to assist you. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia.

March 6, 2019
The Mathis Method with Dr. Jennifer Mathis
The Mathis Method with Dr. Jennifer Mathis

Learn about the Mathis Method developed by Dr. Jennifer Mathis to provide trauma-informed treatment services.

March 4, 2019
Introduction to 12-Step Programs with John M of Sober Speak
Introduction to 12-Step Programs with John M of Sober Speak

Learn more about 12-Step Programs, the Big Book, the 12 & 12. Hear from Sober Speak Podcast Host John M. about a variety of tools from the trenches, how clients can get started in 12-Step programs. After a trauma people need time to re-group and find their “new-normal” To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

March 2, 2019
Ethics, Self Care, Counseling Skills and Ongoing Supervision
Ethics, Self Care, Counseling Skills and Ongoing Supervision

Review the philosophical ethical principles. Explore how the following are ethical imperatives and how to fit them in: Counseling Skills Development, Ongoing Supervision, Self-Care. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

March 1, 2019
Person Centered Theory of Personality and Behavior
Person Centered Theory of Personality and Behavior

Define “person centered theory” Explore how the PCT can help us understand differences in individuals responses to situations. Explore how PCT can be useful in developing effective treatment plans/interventions. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

February 27, 2019
365 -Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and Mood
365 -Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and Mood

Identify the effects of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels on mood. Explore the effect of cortisol on sex hormones (and mood). Identify causes of sex hormone imbalances and possible interventions. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

February 24, 2019
364 -Neurotransmitters and Mood: Glutamate and GABA
364 -Neurotransmitters and Mood: Glutamate and GABA

GABA is our natural Xanax and Glutamate is our main get-up-and-go neurochemical. Learn how these are interrelated, how they impact serotonin, dopamine and norepinepherine and ways to normalize levels.

February 23, 2019
363 - Gamification in Counseling
363 – Gamification in Counseling

Learn how gamification can increase motivation, attention and improve outcomes and explore multiple easy ways to gamify most counseling issues. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

February 20, 2019
362 -Cannabidiol (CBD) and Mental Health
362 -Cannabidiol (CBD) and Mental Health

CBD is a component of cannabis that has anti-anxiety, anti-epileptic, anti-psychotic and anti-inflammatory effects. Learn about the benefits as well as cautions for CBD. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

February 16, 2019
361 - Protective Factors for Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders
361 – Protective Factors for Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders

Learn about factors that we can enhance to help prevent or mitigate mental health and/or addiction issues. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

February 15, 2019
360- Food Addiction and Eating Issues
360- Food Addiction and Eating Issues

Learn about how food can be used as addictive behavior and interventions to help people address emotional eating. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

February 13, 2019
359 -Adrenal Fatigue and How It Impacts Recovery (Re-Release)

Adrenal fatigue affects millions of people due to our lack of sufficient sleep, excessive use of caffeine and stimulants and high stress. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

January 31, 2019
358 -Treating Chronic Pain in People with Substance Abuse Issues (Re-Release)
358 -Treating Chronic Pain in People with Substance Abuse Issues (Re-Release)

To my listeners, I apologize for repeating content, but have been called away with a …

January 26, 2019
357 - Thinking Errors (Re-Release)
357 – Thinking Errors (Re-Release)

Thinking errors keep people stuck. Learn how to help people embrace the dialectics, reduce catastrophization and more. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

January 23, 2019
356 -Norepinephrine: Your Get Up and Go
356 -Norepinephrine: Your Get Up and Go

Norepinephrine is activates your system to fight or flee. Too little can lead to hypotension, bradycardia, confusion, difficulty concentrating, fatigue and sleep issues. Too much can produce panic like symptoms. Elevated levels of norepinephrine over an extended period of time actually causes the body to reduce the amount available causing symptoms of insufficiency. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

January 16, 2019
355 -Dopamine: It is more than a pleasure chemical
355 -Dopamine: It is more than a pleasure chemical

Dopamine is involved in reward, motivation, muscle coordination, wakefulness, mood and much more. Learn how a dopamine imbalance impacts your mind and body. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

January 12, 2019
354 -Serotonin: The Multifunctional Neurotransmitter
354 -Serotonin: The Multifunctional Neurotransmitter

Learn about the functions of serotonin and how it impacts other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinepherine. Also learn how SSRIs and other medications impact serotonin receptors, but also alter other neurotransmitters in the process. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

January 9, 2019
353 -Gut Health and Mental Health
353 -Gut Health and Mental Health

Learn how alterations in the gut bacteria have been implicated in multiple host diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and inflammation, while recent evidence suggests a potential role of the microbiota-gut-brain axis in neuropsychiatric disorders, such as depression and anxiety via leaky gut. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

January 4, 2019
352 -Attachment Issues in Counseling
352 -Attachment Issues in Counseling

Learn about what attachment is and how problems in the attachment process can lead to mood, behavioral and relationship issues. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia

January 4, 2019
350 -Intro to Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder
350 -Intro to Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder

Screening for gambling problems is important because few people seek treatment for these problems and instead seek help for other complaints. Learn about different types of gambling, risk and protective factors and warning signs of gambling problems.

January 3, 2019
351 - Problem Gambling and Mental Health
351 – Problem Gambling and Mental Health

People often refuse to seek help for gambling disorder because of stigma. Stigma regarding gambling appears to be largely culturally created. Exposure to people who have pathological gambling disorder to reduce othering shows the greatest promise for the reduction of stigma.

December 31, 2018
349 -Polyamory: An Overview for Counselors
349 -Polyamory: An Overview for Counselors

There are a variety of reasons people engage in polyamorous relationships. Approximately 4% or 9.8 million adults are engaging in some form of polyamorous relationships. Polyamorous relationships are not always about sex. They are about dedication and commitment to being there for the other person. Learn more about these relationship structures and how to assist clients who are in polyamorous relationships.

December 28, 2018
348 -Dom-sub and Female Led Relationships: Overview for Counselors
348 -Dom-sub and Female Led Relationships: Overview for Counselors

D/s relationships can take many forms. They can be bedroom relationships or 24/7 TPEs. There are very significant differences between the different types of relationships which clients should explore prior to entering into a contract.

December 26, 2018
347 -Overview of BDSM for Counselors
347 -Overview of BDSM for Counselors

As many as 20-50% of people have engaged in some type of BDSM behavior, bondage and spanking being the most common. Part of becoming a kink-aware therapist is recognizing that some of your clients engage in some type of BDSM activities which may —or may not—be contributing to their distress. BDSM covers a wide range of activities, almost all involving some level of power exchange. BDSM practitioners have been found to be at least as “well adjusted” as sexually normative culture.

December 22, 2018
346 -Overview of Kink and Sexuality for Counselors
346 -Overview of Kink and Sexuality for Counselors

A majority of adults experiments with kink-related behaviors in their lifetime. It is important for therapists to understand the range of behaviors which might occur and be sensitive to the needs of those with alternative sexual lifestyles. Therapists are advised to do significant reflection on their own attitudes and values about sex as well as the variety of sexual behaviors.

December 18, 2018
345 -Human Sexuality and Cultural Responsiveness
345 -Human Sexuality and Cultural Responsiveness

A majority of the population dabbles in some form of kink. Practitioners who embrace kink, especially BDSM and polyamory are often reluctant to disclose these issues to their medical or mental health providers. Issues of shame and guilt often arise when people first discover their alternate sexual preferences and can be compounded by a culturally insensitive therapist.

December 14, 2018
344 -Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Screening and Interventions
344 -Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Screening and Interventions

The number of people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is increasing, and these clients are disproportionately represented in the legal and child welfare system, and often have significant challenges in school Early and effective differential diagnosis can help a person with an FASD achieve the highest quality of life.

December 11, 2018
343 -Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 4
343 -Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 4

Learn how authenticity, gratitude and patience can help people be less stressed and actually increase their happiness.

December 8, 2018
342 -Recovery Residences-What They Are and Effectiveness
342 -Recovery Residences-What They Are and Effectiveness

Learn about different types of recovery residences, the varying levels and phases and explore the benefits of the milieu created by the social model.

December 4, 2018
341 - Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 3
341 – Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 3

Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 3 Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Counselor Toolbox Podcast CEUs/OPD/CPDs are available …

December 1, 2018
340 -Trauma Informed Interventions
340 -Trauma Informed Interventions

Learn how to create safety and develop trust through the use of cultural resources, peer support, transparency, collaboration and empowerment to help people explore events, experiences and effects, and respond in a way that helps them live a rich and meaningful life without feeling retraumatized.

November 23, 2018
339 -Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 2
339 -Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 2

Learn how to develop honesty, awareness and acceptance to help you live a happier life.

November 22, 2018
338 -Burnout Prevention and Self-Care
338 -Burnout Prevention and Self-Care

Burnout work environments are a reality. Burnout does not have to be. Burnout causes problems in Health, Mental Health, Relationships. Work environment and employee retention. Ability to provide client services. Develop resilience and identifying the sources and interventions for your burnout

November 21, 2018
337 -Relapse Prevention and Accountability
337 -Relapse Prevention and Accountability

Relapse prevention planning should begin at admission (when the person has stopped using, or made the decision to try to change). Relapse prevention plans are ineffective if they are not followed. It takes at least 6 months to get in the groove of a recovery lifestyle. Accountability will help people maintain motivation through social, behavioral and/or financial reinforcement

November 20, 2018
336 -Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma
336 -Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma

From an ACT perspective, the goal of treatment is not to experience anxiety reduction, but to increase psychological flexibility in the presence of painful and anxious internal experiences so that engagement in valued activities can be re-established. “Living in the And”

November 19, 2018
335 -Spiritual Steps to Happiness
335 -Spiritual Steps to Happiness

Developing a sense of connectedness and awareness of our impact on the universe and the universe's impact on us, cultivation of a sense of awe and wonder and exploration of faith to help can help people identify those things over which they do and do not have control, ways to improve their corner of the universe and what to change or avoid because it has negative effects on them.

November 17, 2018
334 -Preventing Trauma and Depression During the Holidays
334 -Preventing Trauma and Depression During the Holidays

The holidays can bring up feelings of grief, guilt, loneliness, anger, trauma/helplessness, and depression/hopelessness. We will discuss common holiday-related triggers and potential interventions.

November 14, 2018
333 -Meditation Techniques for Reducing Distress and Improving Health and Happiness
333 -Meditation Techniques for Reducing Distress and Improving Health and Happiness

Meditation has been shown to help people cultivate happy feelings. Meditation can tame monkey mind and improve concentration and clarity. Meditation can reduce blood pressure and improve sleep. There are a variety of different types of meditation, it is important for people to find one that “fits” for them.

November 10, 2018
332 -Encouraging Optimism Based on Positive Expectations
332 -Encouraging Optimism Based on Positive Expectations

Learn how to help people start learning optimism. Create Positivity. Start looking at events in terms of what you want instead of what you lost or do not have.

November 7, 2018
331  -Developing Interpersonal Effectiveness Self Esteem
331 -Developing Interpersonal Effectiveness Self Esteem

Self-Esteem Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs Objectives ~ The Nature of Self-Esteem …

November 3, 2018
330 -Developing Healthy Support Networks
330 -Developing Healthy Support Networks

Healthy relationships are vital to a healthy life. By becoming interpersonally effective, people can better get their needs met and meet the needs of others. The 7 Habits can serve as a reminder for important things to do to build healthy relationships. By understanding temperament people can better understand themselves and others and communicate and synergize in meaningful ways.

October 31, 2018
329 -Addressing Codependency and Abandonment Fears
329 -Addressing Codependency and Abandonment Fears

Identifying and being mindful of abandonment triggers in the present can help people choose alternate, more helpful ways of responding. Learn tools to help clients do just that in this episode.

October 27, 2018
328 -Recovering from an Addicted or Borderline Parent
328 -Recovering from an Addicted or Borderline Parent

Recovering from Growing Up with an Addicted or Borderline Parent Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive …

October 24, 2018
327 -Finding Meaning with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
327 -Finding Meaning with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs Objectives …

October 20, 2018
326 -Stress Management with Dialectics and Locus of Control | Journey to Recovery Series
326 -Stress Management with Dialectics and Locus of Control | Journey to Recovery Series

Locus of control helps people realistically examine how much control they have over a situation. Dialectics help people deal with distress by embracing and examining the opposing forces or points in a situation.

October 17, 2018
325 -Cognitive Behavioral Activities for Group and Individual Work
325 -Cognitive Behavioral Activities for Group and Individual Work

By developing a broader understanding of situations people can explore the effectiveness of their thinking in terms of how it impacts their ability to live a rich and meaningful life.

October 13, 2018
324- Group Activities to Teach Coping and Defense Mechanisms
324- Group Activities to Teach Coping and Defense Mechanisms

~ Differentiate between coping skills and defense mechanisms and identify the purpose for each. Explore common defense mechanisms and how they can assist as well as hinder treatment. Explore how to teach these concepts via individual and group activities.

October 10, 2018
323 -Depression Group and Individual Interventions
323 -Depression Group and Individual Interventions

Learn how to teach the common symptoms for anxiety and depression-based disorders, and how a positive change in one area or symptom can have positive effects on all symptoms or areas.

October 7, 2018
322 -Guilt Individual and Group Interventions | Journey to Recovery Series
322 -Guilt Individual and Group Interventions | Journey to Recovery Series

Guilt comes in many forms. It is largely anger at ourselves and energy tied up in the past. Holding on to guilt weighs us down. Identifying your sources of guilt and addressing them is the first step.

October 6, 2018
321 -Grief and Loss Individual and Group Interventions | Journey to Recovery Series
321 -Grief and Loss Individual and Group Interventions | Journey to Recovery Series

Losses encompass more than death or a person or loss of property. Failure to acknowledge losses can cause unhelpful reactions in similar future situations. It is important to explore feelings and reactions in terms of their functionality—how are they benefitting the person

October 3, 2018
320 -Anger and Anxiety Group and Individual Interventions | Journey to Recovery Series
320 -Anger and Anxiety Group and Individual Interventions | Journey to Recovery Series

By helping people identify the roots of their anger and more effective strategies, they can be empowered to reduce the frequency and intensity of these emotions and more effectively cope when they do arise.

September 29, 2018
319 -Distress Tolerance Group and Individual Activities: Journey to Recovery Series
319 -Distress Tolerance Group and Individual Activities: Journey to Recovery Series

The goal of distress tolerance is to accept, find meaning for and tolerate distress. Pain and distress are part of life. Refusing to accept this leads to suffering

September 26, 2018
318 -Seeking Safety Overview
318 -Seeking Safety Overview

“Safety” is an umbrella term that signifies various elements:
~ discontinuing addictive behaviors
~ reducing suicidality
~ minimizing exposure high-risk situations
~ letting go of dangerous relationships
~ gaining control over extreme symptoms (such as dissociation)
~ stopping self-harm behaviors (such as cutting).

September 23, 2018
317 -Introduction to Restoring Sanctuary Part 2
317 -Introduction to Restoring Sanctuary Part 2

Issues of exposure to trauma and adversity in childhood are central to the development of most mental illness

September 23, 2018
316 -Introduction to Restoring Sanctuary Part 1
316 -Introduction to Restoring Sanctuary Part 1

Sanctuary helps people become aware of the function of their behaviors and break unhelpful re-enactment cycles

September 22, 2018
315 -Introduction to Trauma Informed Care
315 -Introduction to Trauma Informed Care

Organizational Guidelines for Trauma Informed Care Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Objectives ~ What …

September 22, 2018
314 -Special Series Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 3
314 -Special Series Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 3

An effective tobacco control strategy includes multiple levels of prevention that keep people from starting nicotine use, help them prevent further problems caused by nicotine use and help them manage existing conditions caused by nicotine use (i.e. COPD)

September 21, 2018
313 -Special Series Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 2
313 -Special Series Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 2

Management of Tobacco Use Part 2 Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs.com …

September 21, 2018
312 -Special Series Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 1
312 -Special Series Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 1

Identify clinical interventions, both for patients willing and unwilling to make a quit attempt at this time

September 21, 2018
311 Sleep's Effect on Mood | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
311 Sleep's Effect on Mood | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition

If you are only willing to change one thing this month to start being happier, more energetic and clearer headed, sleep might be a great place to start.

September 19, 2018
310 Effect of Light and Exercise on Mood | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
310 Effect of Light and Exercise on Mood | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition

Light helps set our circadian rhythms which impacts cortisol, serotonin, sex hormone and melatonin levels as well as thyroid hormones, thermogenesis, and insulin.
Disruptions in circadian rhythms produces many emotional, cognitive and physical symptoms similar to anxiety and depression

September 15, 2018
309 Nutrition | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
309 Nutrition | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition

About 86% of Americans have suboptimal neurotransmitter levels leading to fatigue, depression, anxiety and weight gain. Chronic stress, poor diet, environmental toxins, drugs (prescription and recreational), alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine can cause neurotransmitter imbalances. Learn why decent nutrition is important and how easy it is to work in a few healthy foods.

September 12, 2018
308 Mindfulness  | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
308 Mindfulness | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition

Learn how to teach practical mindfulness to your clients or kids.

September 9, 2018
307 Emotion Regulation
307 Emotion Regulation

Continuing from the last podcast, explore the concept of dysregulation, and important steps to start living in harmony with your emotions instead of fighting against them.

September 8, 2018
306 The Biopsychosocial Aspect of Emotions | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
306 The Biopsychosocial Aspect of Emotions | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition

Learn how everything from hormone imbalances to pain, poor nutrition, sleep deprivation and even stressful environments can contribute to depression and anxiety (and what to do about it)

September 5, 2018
305 - Relapse Prevention | Journey to Recovery Series
305 – Relapse Prevention | Journey to Recovery Series

Learn about creating a relapse prevention plan and how to identify relapse triggers and warning signs.

September 1, 2018
304 -Behavior Modification | Journey to Recovery Series
304 -Behavior Modification | Journey to Recovery Series

By understanding what rewards(causes and motivates) people’s behavior or discourages (punishes/strains) their behavior, we can better address their issues

August 29, 2018
302 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 8
302 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 8

SAMHSA TIP 42 A Brief Overview of Specific Mental Disorders and Cross-Cutting Issues

August 26, 2018
299 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 5
299 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 5

SAMHSA TIP 42 Guidelines Working With a Client Who Has A Co-Occurring Disorder

August 26, 2018
303 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 9
303 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 9

Treatment of Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders Based on SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 9 Host: Dr. …

August 26, 2018
301 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 7
301 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 7

SAMHSA TIP 42 Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Special Settings and Specific Populations

August 26, 2018
300 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 6
300 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 6

SAMHSA TIP 42 Identify essential programming for clients with COD

August 26, 2018
298 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 4
298 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 4

SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 4 Screening and Assessment of People with Co-Occurring Issues

August 26, 2018
296 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 1 & 2
296 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 1 & 2

SAMHSA TIP 42 Define Co-Occurring Disorders and explore some of the unique clinical challenges.

August 26, 2018
297 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 3
297 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 3

SAMHSA TIP 42 guiding principles in treatment and core components in the delivery of services to people with Co-Occurring Disorders

August 26, 2018
295 Teaching Clients to Set SMART Goals | Journey to Recovery Series
295 Teaching Clients to Set SMART Goals | Journey to Recovery Series

Making goals small and achievable helps keep you from getting discouraged and gives you frequent rewards. It is vital to know the who, what, when, where and whys of a behavior change and to put reminders around, because behavior change doesn’t just happen

August 25, 2018
294 -Teaching Clients How to Enhance Motivation | Journey to Recovery Series
294 -Teaching Clients How to Enhance Motivation | Journey to Recovery Series

Motivation is Multidimensional an involves emotions, thoughts, physical sensations, social pressures and values.

August 22, 2018
293 -Understanding Learning Styles to Improve Group and Individual Interventions
293 -Understanding Learning Styles to Improve Group and Individual Interventions

~ Learn why it is important to understand learning style
~ Identify the three components of learning
~ Explore the multiple facets of learning
~ Synthesize the components and facets of learning to understand how you most effectively learn

August 18, 2018
292 -Individualizing Treatment for Temperaments
292 -Individualizing Treatment for Temperaments

Explore how temperament impacts treatment approaches, interventions and settings. Identify common goals for treatment and ways to individualize them.

August 15, 2018
291 -Transtheoretical and Transdiagnostic Approaches to Recovery  | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
291 -Transtheoretical and Transdiagnostic Approaches to Recovery | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition

Symptoms of depression can be caused by unhelpful thoughts, environmental and situational stressors, poor nutrition, lack of sleep and more. For that reason it is essential to help clients understand not only what symptoms they have , but also what is causing each symptoms for them

August 11, 2018
23 -Case Management | Addiction Counselor Exam Review
23 -Case Management | Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Review the components and function of Case Management for the Addiction Counselor Exam.

August 9, 2018
290 - Understanding the Mind-Body Connection in Recovery | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
290 – Understanding the Mind-Body Connection in Recovery | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition

In this episode we examine ways to help clients answer: What causes feelings? Can your health really impact your mood? What are steps you can take to prevent depression, reduce cravings and enhance happiness?

August 8, 2018
289 Environmental Interventions for Depression
289 Environmental Interventions for Depression

Your environment can trigger a variety of different feelings based on your prior experiences and personal preferences. Register for CEUs for this presentation by going to allceus.com/podcastceus Environments that are too noisy, bustling and chaotic can be exhausting for introverts, but environments that are too quite and subdued can make extroverts feel depleted. Environments that trigger memories of happy times can help people feel less alone, more energetic and empowered.

August 5, 2018
288 Spiritual Interventions for Depression
288 Spiritual Interventions for Depression

Recovery from depression can be a spiritual journey. It involves getting honest with yourself and others about what you can and cannot change, developing compassion for yourself and others and living mindfully, devoting energy to those things that are important to you. It is a journey that requires you to identify where you want to go, instead of aimlessly wandering through life. Register for CEUs for this presentation by going to allceus.com/podcastceus

August 4, 2018
22 -Pharmacology | Addiction Counselor Exam Review
22 -Pharmacology | Addiction Counselor Exam Review

It is important to be aware of signs of intoxication and withdrawal both to identify clients who relapse, but also to be able to identify and accommodate symptoms of post acute withdrawal syndrome in treatment and relapse prevention planning.

August 2, 2018
287 Mental Health and Mental Illness Fundamentals Part 2
287 Mental Health and Mental Illness Fundamentals Part 2

~ Mental health issues are mediated by brain function
~ Mental disorders are defined by signs, symptoms, and functional impairments as opposed to causes
~ 20% of Americans experience a mental disorder in a given year.
~ A range of treatments including counseling and psychopharmacology exist for most disorders
~ The consumer movement has increased the involvement of individuals with mental disorders and their families in mutual support services, consumer-run services, and advocacy.
~ The Recovery Concept reflects renewed optimism about the outcomes of mental illness

August 1, 2018
286 Social Interventions for Depression | Group and Individual Activities
286 Social Interventions for Depression | Group and Individual Activities

Benefits of Social Support. Sense of belonging. Spending time with them helps ward off loneliness. Whether it's other new parents, dog lovers, fishing buddies or siblings, just knowing you're not alone can go a long way toward coping with stress. Increased sense of self-worth. Having people who call you a friend reinforces the idea that you're a good person to be around. Feeling of security.

July 28, 2018
21 Ethics and Professional Development | Addictions Counselor Exam Review
21 Ethics and Professional Development | Addictions Counselor Exam Review

Addiction Counselor Exam Review Podcast Episode 21 Ethics Host: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs …

July 27, 2018
285 Physical Interventions for Depression | Group and Individual Activities
285 Physical Interventions for Depression | Group and Individual Activities

A healthy body is necessary to feel your best emotionally. Brain chemicals that help you feel happy and relaxed are created from the foods you eat. Sunlight sets your circadian rhythms so you get quality sleep and produces vitamin D which helps relieve depression. Exercise, stretching and yoga can all help increase the happy chemicals, reduce pain and improve sleep. Pain is a fact of life. There are many options for pain management other than drugs. (Many pain medications are system depressants)

July 25, 2018
284 Mental Health and Mental Illness Fundamentals Part 1
284 Mental Health and Mental Illness Fundamentals Part 1

~ Explore the neuroscience of mental health
~ Explore how mental illness manifests itself
~ Learn about the prevalence (epidemiology) and costs of mental illness
~ Explore the biological, psychosocial and individual risk factors for mental illness and review the difference between correlation, causation and consequences

July 21, 2018
20 - Counseling Special Populations | Addiction Counselor Exam Review Podcast
20 – Counseling Special Populations | Addiction Counselor Exam Review Podcast

~ Just like it is vital to be aware of the special needs of persons from different races and ethnicities, it is also vital to recognize that there are other factors that require specialized skills.
~ Gender and age differences themselves produce a range of special issues that need to be considered in
~ Prevention
~ Assessment
~ Engagement
~ Treatment setting recommendations
~ Treatment approaches

July 19, 2018
283 -Cognitive Interventions for Depression
283 -Cognitive Interventions for Depression

The way people think and perceive situations has a huge impact on how they feel. Helping people embrace the dialectics can help them feel more positive and empowered. Just like it is imperative to add happy emotions, it is imperative to add happy thoughts as well. By practicing optimism and addressing unhelpful thoughts people can reduce their overall stress, sleep better, gain more energy and feel less hopeless and helpless (depressed).

July 18, 2018
19 -Therapeutic Approaches
19 -Therapeutic Approaches

~ Review different therapeutic approaches including CBT, MET, Contingency Management and Trauma Informed
~ Types of treatment (individual, group, family) and benefits and drawbacks of each
~ Culturally appropriate strategies
~ Family Engagement
~ Overview of Crisis Intervention
~ Relapse Prevention

July 14, 2018
282 -Emotional Interventions for Depression
282 -Emotional Interventions for Depression

When people are depressed, they often feel helpless and hopeless and nothing makes them happy. By adding in happy things, people can buffer against the depression. By addressing the unpleasant feelings, they happy chemicals can be more effective. Emotional interventions help you address the unpleasant feelings and add pleasant feelings
By developing a better feelings vocabulary, it will be easier to identify how you are feeling and address it.
Mindfulness helps you stay in the present moment so you are in touch with your feelings and don’t let them fester like a dirty wound (or a bag of poop)

July 13, 2018
281 -Infant Toddler Development Part 3
281 -Infant Toddler Development Part 3

Infant Toddler (Birth to Three) Development Series. ~ Define the issues and trends related to assessment of young children with disabilities
~ Describe characteristics of and various formats for effective observation
~ Describe the critical role the family plays in the screening, evaluation and assessment processes
~ Identify strategies to establish a collaborative partnership with the family and engage them in the assessment process
~ Describe effective communication principles and techniques with families including consideration of cultural and linguistic differences
~ Demonstrate knowledge of home based and group-care based curriculum strategies for infants and toddlers with special needs.
~ Identify the relationship of an infant/toddler's functional outcome goals on his/her IFSP created by the family and other team members with integrated interventions.
~ Assist the family in accessing services in the most natural service delivery environments

July 11, 2018
280 -Infant Toddler Development Part 2
280 -Infant Toddler Development Part 2

Infant Toddler Development (0-3) ~ Define the issues and trends related to assessment of young children with disabilities
~ Describe characteristics of and various formats for effective observation
~ Describe the critical role the family plays in the screening, evaluation and assessment processes
~ Identify strategies to establish a collaborative partnership with the family and engage them in the assessment process
~ Describe effective communication principles and techniques with families including consideration of cultural and linguistic differences
~ Demonstrate knowledge of home based and group-care based curriculum strategies for infants and toddlers with special needs.
~ Identify the relationship of an infant/toddler's functional outcome goals on his/her IFSP created by the family and other team members with integrated interventions.
~ Assist the family in accessing services in the most natural service delivery environments

July 7, 2018
18 -Counseling Skills | Addiction Counselor Exam Review
18 -Counseling Skills | Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Review for the Addiction Counselor Exam. Objectives
~ Identify the purpose and function of counseling
~ Define skills a counselor needs
~ Identify necessary attitudes for counselors
~ Explore how to develop the therapeutic alliance
~ Discuss motivation and how to increase it

July 6, 2018
279 -Infant Toddler Development Early Intervention Series Part 1
279 -Infant Toddler Development Early Intervention Series Part 1

Objectives
• Define child development and atypical development
• Explain how culture impacts development
• Identify factors that may lead to atypical development
• Identify developmental signals that indicate a possible developmental delay or problem from birth to three years of age
• Identify things that make it difficult to pinpoint a possible delay
• Explain the effect of developmental disorders on child development (e.g., sensory impairments, chronic illness, genetic syndromes, and cognitive delays) and the family
CEUs are available for this presentation at AllCEUs

July 3, 2018
278 -Child and Adolescent Development
278 -Child and Adolescent Development

Objectives
• Define theories of child development and identify how they can be useful in working with young children and their families
• Explore how knowledge of developmental theories can guide you in your interactions with children (and parents)
• Identify the thought leaders in developmental psychology
• Identify the major psycho-social milestones for each age group
• Learn about things that may thwart development
• Identify protective factors for healthy development
• Conceptualize behaviors as goal-driven in order to better understand their purpose and provide appropriate redirection
CEUs are available at AllCEUs

June 30, 2018
17 -Treatment Models and Methods
17 -Treatment Models and Methods

Objectives
~ Learn ASAM Dimensions

~Review Self help approaches
~ Identify different approaches to and levels of treatment
~ Define evidence based practices and clinical guidelines and identify where you can find them
AllCEUs offers addiction counselor CEUs and precertification/prelicensure training for less than $3/hour

June 29, 2018
277 -Treatment Planning Using the ASI and MATRS
277 -Treatment Planning Using the ASI and MATRS

Objectives
• Examine how Addiction Severity Index information can be used for clinical applications and assist in program evaluation activities.
• Identify differences between program-driven and individualized treatment planning processes.
• Gain a familiarization with the process of treatment planning including considerations in writing and prioritizing problem and goal statements and developing measurable, attainable, time-limited, realistic, and specific (M.A.T.R.S./SMART) objectives and interventions.
• Define basic guidelines and legal considerations in documenting client status.

June 27, 2018
276 -Treatment Planning Using the CASSP Model | Counselor Toolbox Podcast
276 -Treatment Planning Using the CASSP Model | Counselor Toolbox Podcast

Summary
• Treatment plans are like recipes
• Goals must be stated in positive terms (what are you going to achieve (make)
• Objectives are like the steps in a recipe.
• Objectives identify what each step is (combine all wet ingredients)
• Interventions identify who, what, when, where, why, how and how often something is to be done (1/2 t. vanilla, 3 eggs, ½ c. milk, ¼ c. coconut oil and blend on medium for 1 minute)
• Goals, objectives and interventions must be specific, observable, measurable, achievable, time limited and clearly related to the overall goal for treatment

June 23, 2018
15 -Treatment Planning Using the CASSP
15 -Treatment Planning Using the CASSP

Objectives
• Learn the principles of the CASSP model
• Review the difference between goals, objectives and interventions
• Identify qualities of good goals, objectives and interventions

June 22, 2018
16 -Treatment Planning Using the MATRS and ASI
16 -Treatment Planning Using the MATRS and ASI

Objectives
• Examine how Addiction Severity Index information can be used for clinical applications and assist in program evaluation activities.
• Identify differences between program-driven and individualized treatment planning processes.
• Gain a familiarization with the process of treatment planning including considerations in writing and prioritizing problem and goal statements and developing measurable, attainable, time-limited, realistic, and specific (M.A.T.R.S./SMART) objectives and interventions.
• Define basic guidelines and legal considerations in documenting client status.

June 22, 2018
275 -Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
275 -Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP Executive Director: AllCEUs Counselor Continuing …

June 20, 2018
274 -Domestic Violence and Mental Health
274 -Domestic Violence and Mental Health

Learn about the impact of domestic violence on people, the prevalence of domestic violence against men and some unique challenges they face and resiliency factors that assist people in recovering after domestic violence.

June 16, 2018
14 -Client, Family and Community Education Skills
14 -Client, Family and Community Education Skills

Addiction Counselor Exam Review Podcast Hosted by Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUS.com Counselor Training …

June 16, 2018
273 -Psychological Triage and First Aid
273 -Psychological Triage and First Aid

Psychological triage helps parents, clergy, counselors, teachers, employers and non-clinical staff identify people experiencing a crisis earlier and provide basic care to assist them in readjusting after a crisis. Provided adequate social support and necessary resources, most people adjust after a trauma without needing professional intervention. A CEU course based on this podcast can be found at https://allceus.com/webinar

June 13, 2018
272 -Parenting Skills
272 -Parenting Skills

This very brief overview identifies how parenting and teaching children of different ages requires different approaches based on their physical, cognitive, emotional, social and moral development. A CEU course based on this podcast can be found at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/101/c/

June 9, 2018
13 -Models of Treatment Addiction Counselor Exam Review Podcast

Review the models of treatment to prepare for the addiction counselor exam review.

June 8, 2018
271 -Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
271 -Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

Preventing Elder Abuse
Objectives
~ Define elder abuse
~ Examine the prevalence of elder abuse
~ Identify risk factors for elder abuse
~ Explore prevention strategies
A direct link to the counseling CEU course based on this podcast can be found at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

June 6, 2018
270 -Attachment Theory and Adult Relationships
270 -Attachment Theory and Adult Relationships

A direct link to the counseling CEU course based on this podcast can be found at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Objectives
~ Briefly define attachment theory
~ Learn about the impact of attachment
~ Identify triggers for attachment behaviors
~ Explore the relationship between ACEs and attachment issues
~ Learn about adult attachment theory
~ Examine how attachment impacts emotional regulation and vice versa
~ Identify ways to help people become more securely attached.

June 2, 2018
12 -Intake and Orientation Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Review for the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam Intake and Orientation Screening and Assessment • …

June 1, 2018
269 -Mental Health in Children
269 -Mental Health in Children

CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
• Recognize normal developmental stages in children and signs of problems in development.
• list risk factors that negatively affect children’s mental health.
• describe and identify symptoms of childhood mental health disorders.