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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.
• name community-based prevention/treatment resources and identify major services offered by these organizations.
• gain knowledge of treating children’s mental health problems.

May 27, 2018
11 – Stages of Readiness for Change, Engagement and Building Rapport

Review for the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam • Past 30 Day statistics, According to …

May 27, 2018
10 -Starting and Running Individual and Group Sessions

Tips for Individual and Group Counseling Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes LPC-MHSP, LMHC Podcast Host: Counselor …

May 26, 2018
09 -Models of Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment | Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Models of Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs.com Learner …

May 26, 2018
268 -Child and Elder Abuse Indicators
268 -Child and Elder Abuse Indicators

CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
• Define terms related to sexual, physical, mental and financial abuse and neglect of children and adults
• Identify signs of abuse or neglect in the victim as well as in the caregivers
• Learn about mandatory reporting
• Identify resources for the most up-to-date reporting guidelines

May 26, 2018
267 -Domestic Violence Review
267 -Domestic Violence Review

CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

May 23, 2018
08 -Life Skills-Addiction Counselor Exam Review
08 -Life Skills-Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Life Skills Instructor; Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t …

May 23, 2018
07 -Recovery Oriented Systems of Care-Addiction Counselor Exam Review
07 -Recovery Oriented Systems of Care-Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Recovery Oriented System of Care and Service Coordination Recovery Oriented Systems of Care ~ Affirms …

May 19, 2018
266 -Child Development in a Social Context
266 -Child Development in a Social Context

CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs Milestones of Childhood development…preventing stuck points.

May 19, 2018
265 -Milestones of Child Development
265 -Milestones of Child Development

CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs 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

May 17, 2018
06 -Documentation-Addiction Counselor Exam Review
06 -Documentation-Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Review characteristics and procedures for effective clinical documentation

May 16, 2018
05 -Diagnosis-Addiction Counselor Exam Review
05 -Diagnosis-Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Learn mnemonics to identify signs of intoxication and withdrawal of various substances as well as mental health symptoms

May 12, 2018
264 -Addressing Adult ADHD
264 -Addressing Adult ADHD

CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Participants will identify current points to remember about ADHD,
Learn how to help motivate a person with ADHD,
Identify ways to get someone with ADHD started even without motivation,
Review treatment goals for clients, Identify interventions that can help people reach treatment goals, Explore an activity to help clients develop their action plan.

May 12, 2018
04 -Assessment-Addiction Counselor Exam Review
04 -Assessment-Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Review methods for conducting assessment, which is an indepth process that involves information from the client and collateral sources to determine the nature, course and severity of the issues

May 9, 2018
263 -Animal Assisted Therapy
263 -Animal Assisted Therapy

Define Animal Assisted Therapy. Explore the research around animal assisted therapy. Review some techniques that can be used and some general cautions CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

May 8, 2018
262 -Supporting Student Mental Health
262 -Supporting Student Mental Health

Review general guidelines for supporting student mental health. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
~ Specific information regarding student athletes
~ Explore some information relevant to students regarding alcohol and drug use and disordered eating
~ Identify the basics for early crisis intervention

May 5, 2018
03 -Screening-Addiction Counselor Exam Review
03 -Screening-Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Objectives~ Review key skills for engagement~ Discuss factors impacting engagement~ Define screening~ Explore how to do a screening~ Identify types of screening instruments

May 4, 2018
261 -Addressing Transition Issues in High School and College Students
261 -Addressing Transition Issues in High School and College Students

Learn about 15 common stressors for students who are transitioning to college life from high school, and techniques parents, teachers, and college administration can use to ease the transition and ensure student success. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

May 3, 2018
260- Best Practices in Anxiety Treatment
260- Best Practices in Anxiety Treatment

Learn about current best practices including FLOAT, Positive Writing and new recommendations regarding the use of benzodiazapines in the treatment of anxiety. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

May 3, 2018
02 -Counseling Theories NCMHCE and Addiction Counselor Exam Review
02 -Counseling Theories NCMHCE and Addiction Counselor Exam Review

Review the most common counseling theories and related interventions

April 30, 2018
259 -Addressing the Unique Mental Health Needs of College Students
259 -Addressing the Unique Mental Health Needs of College Students

Working with College Students and Enhancing Mental Health. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
~ 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
~ 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

April 24, 2018
01-Review for the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam, Understanding Addiction
01-Review for the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam, Understanding Addiction

Introduction ~ Past 30 Day statistics, According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use …

April 22, 2018
257 -Supporting the Person Without Enabling

Supporting people in recovery without enabling and examining codependency. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

April 21, 2018
258 -Hazing Prevention on College and High School Campuses

Understanding Hazing and alternatives. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
~ Define hazing
~ Explore the purpose of hazing
~ Identify alternatives to hazing
~ Identify the timeline for hazing prevention
~ Identify the role of administrators, coaches, the Panhellenic council, student-athletes, sorority and fraternity members and presidents, and counseling departments
~ Review the hazing “test”

April 21, 2018
256- Developing Social Justice and Culturally Responsive Care

Self and cultural awareness to improve treatment. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
~ Most people are unaware of all of their role, how those roles interact and how those roles impact how they interact with the world at large.
~ Increasing awareness of self and others is the first step in increasing social justice and reducing stress, conflict and depression
~ People need to become aware of different cultures in order to better understand other people
~ When people see discrimination or bias, they need to be able to identify it as such and be encouraged to take action.

April 15, 2018
255 -A Strengths Based Biopsychosocial Approach to Treating Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

A strengths based approach helps people build on what is working for them, what has worked in the past or what they think might work in the future. It emphasizes client choice and self-direction in goal setting to increase empowerment, investment and self-efficacy. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

April 14, 2018
252 Helping Families with Premature Infants

Families with infants in the NICU face unique challenges. Learn about special issues facing premature infants as well as how to help families who have a child in the NICU. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

April 14, 2018
251 Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Addressing Depression

A biopsychosocial approach examines all possible factors contributing to depression. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

April 11, 2018
254- A Strengths Based Biopsychosocial Approach to Addressing Bipolar Disorder

Biopsychosocial approaches can reduce relapses by attending to the whole person. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

April 10, 2018
253 -Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mental Health Issues

Define postpartum depression. Identify signs of postpartum psychosis. Identify Risk factors of PPD. Discuss the impact of PPD on the mother, child and family. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

April 7, 2018
250 Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Addressing Panic Disorder

A strengths based approach helps people build on what already works to help them achieve their goals. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

April 7, 2018
249 Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Addressing Anxiety

CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs. A strengths based approach helps people build on what already works to help them achieve their goals.

April 4, 2018
248 Using Adult Learning Theory to Improve Treatment Delivery and Planning

CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

April 1, 2018
247- Assertiveness Skills

Assertiveness skills help people feel empowered and get their needs met. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

March 31, 2018
246 Helping Clients Deal with Grief

CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
~ 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

March 28, 2018
245 - Neurobiology Understanding the Big 6 Neurotransmitters
245 – Neurobiology Understanding the Big 6 Neurotransmitters

Objectives ~ Define Neurobiology ~ For the following neurotransmitters, Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin, Acetylcholine, identify: Their mechanism of action/purpose, Symptoms of excess & insufficiency and more. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

March 27, 2018
244 - Mindful Steps to Self Esteem
244 – Mindful Steps to Self Esteem

Understand what self esteem is, why it is important and how to develop it and all the different factors influencing it. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

March 26, 2018
Special Episode | Surfing the Worry Imp's Wave

Surfing the Worry Imp's Wave What  prompted you to write this book? I talk a …

March 23, 2018
243 - Overview of Sex & Pornography Addiction and Interventions
243 – Overview of Sex & Pornography Addiction and Interventions

Explore sex and pornography addiction, its functions and interventions to help clients gain control of their sexual behaviors. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

March 21, 2018
242 -Addressing Eating Issues and Food Addiction

Examining both clinical and nonclinical eating and weight issues and interventions. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs

March 18, 2018
241 -Relapse Prevention Strategies

Relapse Prevention for Co-Occurring Disorders Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs Counseling …

March 17, 2018
240 -Addressing Co-Dependency and Addiction

Co-Dependency Counseling CEU Course https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/492/c/ Objectives ~ Define codependency ~ Identify characteristics of the codependent …

March 14, 2018
239 -Addressing Depressive Symptoms in Early Recovery

Depression management interventions need to be individualized to address:
~ Acute crisis and dangerousness
~ Biomedical conditions and complications
~ Emotional, behavioral or cognitive issues
~ Readiness for change for EACH issue/objective
~ Strengths for addressing each issue
~ Relapse or continued problem potential
~ Stage of readiness for change
~ Recovery environment

March 11, 2018
238 -Addressing Vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities are situations or things that make it more difficult to deal with life on life’s terms leading to depression, anxiety or “stress” or make it easier for you to over-react or get stuck. Learn how common sense strategies like good nutrition and adequate sleep can help reduce emotional turmoil.

March 10, 2018
237 -Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient

Intensive Outpatient Services: Clinical and Administrative Issues TIPs 46 & 47 Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, …

March 7, 2018
236 -Identification and Intervention with Complicated Grief

Complicated Grief Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox and Happiness Isn’t Brain …

March 4, 2018
235 -Suicidality Awareness and Treatment

Crisis Intervention and Preventing Suicide Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LMHC Objectives ~ The student will …

March 3, 2018
234 -Legal Issues in Adult Mental Health

Legal Issues in Adult Mental Health Services Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox …

March 1, 2018
233 -Stigma and Discrimination Prevention

Reducing Stigma and Discrimination Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Ph.D., LMHC, LPC-MHSP Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox and …

February 25, 2018
232 -Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) CEU Workshop

~ Review the function of the SAP and how the SAP and LPC/LCSW may need to function together on an interdisciplinary team or in a co-occurring disorders treatment facility.
~ Review DOT policy on recreational and medical marijuana to ensure all LPCs and LCSWs are familiar with the restrictions on any of their clients who may fall under DOT supervision
~ Review the Final Rule that Changes the Definition of ‘Service Agent'
~ Review the procedures for the Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF)
~ Review the Final Rule: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

February 24, 2018
231 -Prevention of Mental Illness

Objectives
~ Identify strategies for the prevention of mental illness including
~ Community education
~ Early intervention services
~ Community resource development
~ Improving accessibility
~ Improving cultural sensitivity
~ Enhancing protective factors in the environment
~ Drug and domestic violence courts to break the cycle

February 21, 2018
230 -Trauma Informed Care Clinical Issues | SAMHSA TIP 57

Objectives
~ Define Trauma Informed Prevention and Treatment Objectives
~ Highlight Treatment Issues
~ Understand When and How to Make Referrals to Trauma Specific Services
~ Explore Trauma Specific Treatment Models, Integrated Models for Trauma, and Emerging Interventions

February 18, 2018
229 -Trauma Informed Care: The Impact of Trauma | SAMHSA TIP 57

Objectives
~ Learn About The Sequence of Trauma Reactions
~ Explore Common Immediate and Delayed Experiences and Responses to Trauma (Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, Behavioral and Existential)
~ Identify Specific impacts of Trauma
~ Explore the Impact of Trauma on the Family

February 17, 2018
Special Episode: Etherapy Treatment Modalities

Objectives
~ Review the different modalities and most common usages in counseling
~ Identify potential clinical and ethical issues
~ Learn about at least 3 unique ideas for doing online counseling
~ Define Treatment Structure

February 16, 2018
228 -Trauma Informed Care: Trauma Awareness | SAMHSA TIP 57

Objectives
~ Define and differentiate between the different types of trauma (individual, group, mass, natural or human caused)
~ Explore how trauma effects communities and cultures
~ Identify staff and agency issues that could cause retraumatization
~ Explore the objective and subjective characteristics of trauma and their biopsychosocial impact.
~ Identify characteristics that nurture resilience among individuals from diverse groups.

February 14, 2018
227 – Trauma Informed Care: A Sociocultural Perspective

Objectives
~ Define “What is Trauma”
~ Explore why trauma informed care is important
~ Learn the 3 key elements to a trauma informed approach: Realizing, recognizing and responding
~ Identify trauma informed intervention and treatment principles
~ Learn how to anticipate the interplay between treatment elements and clients' trauma histories
~ Identify the cross-cutting factors of culture

February 11, 2018
226 -10 Issues Unique to Treating Adolescents

TIPs 31 and 32 Screening, Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LMHC …

February 10, 2018
225 -Bipolar and Depression: Assessment and Addressing 10 Side Effects of Medications

Bipolar and Depression Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs.com Objectives ~ Differentially Diagnose …

February 7, 2018
224 -Overview of Brief Interventions

10 Useful Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Objectives …

February 4, 2018
223 -Trauma Informed Care Assessment

16 Principles for Trauma Informed Assessment and Treatment ~ Promote Trauma awareness and understanding ~ …

February 3, 2018
222 -Overview of Working with Alzheimer's and Dementias

Explore symptoms of cognitive impairment in
~ Alzheimer’s
~ Dementias
~ Review APA Treatment Guidelines for counselors working with persons with Alzheimer’s
~ Identify methods for effective communication
~ Learn how to handle difficult behaviors

January 31, 2018
Special Episode- You Don't Know What Your Don't Know

Cecilia Briseno, LCSW-S discusses her workshop to help MSWs and BSWs identify the next step toward their LCSW and educates us about the training she does to teach clinicians how to do hardship evaluations for immigration

January 30, 2018
221 -TIP 26 Gambling and Addictions Issues and Interventions In the Elderly

Objectives
~ Review the data about substance abuse and gambling issues in older adults
~ Review screening for substance use and mental health disorders in the elderly
~ Identify risk factors for SA and MH issues
~ Review placement and treatment issues specific to older adults

January 28, 2018
220 -Tips for Enhancing and Understanding Mental Health in the Elderly

Important aspects of mental health for older adults include stable intellectual functioning, capacity for change and productive engagement with life. Cognitive Decline is often partly preventable

January 28, 2018
219 – Therapy with Eating Disorders

When working with people with eating disorders, it is important to shift paradigms to one …

January 27, 2018
218 – Eating Disorder Assessment Part 2

Eating Disorders Assessment Part 2 Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC, LMHC Podcast Host: Counselor …

January 24, 2018
217 – Eating Disorder Assessment Part 1

Eating Disorders Assessment Part 1 Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC, LMHC Podcast Host: Counselor …

January 21, 2018
216 – 10 Session Anger Management Protocol

Objectives
~ Learn about anger and it’s functions
~ Explore events and cues
~ Develop an anger control plan
~ Learn about the aggression cycle and how to change it
~ Review the ABCDEs and thought stopping
~ Assertiveness and conflict resolution skills
~ Alternatives for expressing anger
~ Relaxation Interventions
~ Explore how past learning from your family of origin can influence current behavior

January 20, 2018
215 -10 Risk Factors, Warning Signs and Protective Factors for Suicidality

~ Explore/review risk and protective factors for suicidality
~Discuss ways to reduce risk and enhance protective factors
~ Identify suicide warning signs IS PATH WARMED
~ Learn the SPLASH acronym for suicide screening

January 17, 2018
214 -Culturally Responsive Counseling with Persons Who Are LGBTQ2IK

~ Learn terminology specific to the LGBTQ2IK community
~ Explore specific verbal and nonverbal communication issues
~ Learn the stages of the coming out process
~ Review Neisen's 3-Phase Model for Recovery From Shame and counselor tasks
~ Identify LGBTQ2IK Cultural Issues
~ Identify how race, culture and ethnicity impact identity development and acculturation
~ Identify specific treatment issues which may be unique to this population
~ Learn about the Family Acceptance Project

January 14, 2018
213 -15 Principles of Client Centered Care

~ Client Centered Care empowers the client to actively participate in his/her care and develop an understanding of the interaction between his/her environment and self.
~ Improves treatment compliance
~ Leads to more rapid and enduring improvements
~ Starts with caring

January 13, 2018
212 10 Principles of Crisis Intervention

Define crisis
~ Identify the 6 basic threats and how they relate to crisis
~ Discuss characteristics of crisis
~ Examine cultural influences in behaviors
~ Explore the SAFERR model
~ Identify 10 principles of crisis intervention

January 11, 2018
211 -Relapse Prevention Strategies for Coaches and Counselors

Relapse Prevention Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director AllCEUs Objectives ~ Define relapse …

January 7, 2018
210 -Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies | SAMHSA TIP 34

8 Useful Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies Objectives ~ We will review: ~ Stages-of-Change Model …

January 6, 2018
209 -Culturally Responsive Services for African Americans

Culturally responsive Service with African American Clients Objectives ~ African Americans or Blacks are people …

January 3, 2018
207 -Culturally responsive Services with Asian Persons | SAMHSA TIP 59

Improving Cultural Competence Working with Asian People Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, …

December 31, 2017
206 -Culturally Responsive Services with Hispanic Patients

Improving Cultural Competence Working with Latino/Latina Persons Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, …

December 30, 2017
205 -Culturally Responsive Services with Native American Clients

There are 566 federally recognized American Indian Tribes, and their members speak more than 150 …

December 27, 2017
204 -Overview of Multicultural Counseling

Improving Cultural Competence SAMHSA TIP 59 Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director: …

December 24, 2017
203 -Motivational Enhancement Techniques Part 2

Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Part 2 Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD …

December 23, 2017
202 -5 Motivational Enhancement Techniques Part 1 | SAMHSA TIP 35

Motivation is positive and a key to change. It “harnesses” energy to use to accomplish …

December 20, 2017
201 -Overcoming Biases and Anxieties in Clinical Supervision

Providing Feedback, Addressing Anxiety and Overcoming Biases Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, …

December 16, 2017
200 -Creative Ways to Use Observation in Clinical Supervision

Creative Methods of Supervision CEUs are available at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/514/c/ Creative ways to use video and …

December 16, 2017
199 -12 Things Supervisees Need to Learn in Clinical Supervision

12 Things Counselors Need to Learn and How Supervisors Can Facilitate Them Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise …

December 13, 2017
198 -3 Stages of Supervisor and Supervisee Development

3 Stages of Supervisor & Supervisee Development Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, …

December 10, 2017
197-5 Influences on the Supervisory Relationship

5 Main Influences in Clinical Supervision Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor …

December 9, 2017
196 -10 Common Errors in Clinical Supervision

12 Common Errors in Supervision Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education …

December 6, 2017
195 -10 Issues in the Diagnosis of Developmental and Neurocognitive Disorders

10 Issues in the Diagnosis of Developmental and Neurocognitive Disorders Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD …

December 3, 2017
194 -10 Issues in the Diagnosis of Addictions and Eating Disorders

12 Errors in Addiction and Eating Disorder Diagnosis Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: …

December 2, 2017
193 -8 Common Errors in the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders – Addiction Counselor Training Series

8 common errors that can keep people from accessing adequate and accurate treatment

November 26, 2017
192 -10 Ways to Use Patient Placement Criteria to Improve Treatment – Addiction Counselor Training Series

Learn how to use the ASAM and FARS to guide treatment planning and increase patient motivation

November 25, 2017
191 -10 Common Errors in the Diagnosis of Mood Disorders and PTSD – Addiction Counselor Training Series

Ever wonder why diagnoses seem to change? It could be becomes of some of these common diagnostic errors

November 22, 2017
190 -Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired

Cognitive impairments can happen with age, as a result of drug use or due to brain trauma from exposure to alcohol in-utero, car accidents, sports injuries etc. Clinicians need to be aware of what to look for in their patients and regularly screen for cognitive impairments.

November 19, 2017
189 -Using Research to Enhance Your Practice

Research involves being an informed consumer of current research, conducting your own research and finding best and promising practices to enhance your effectiveness and efficiency. Review how to evaluate research, sources of free, peer-reviewed research and sources of research-based best practices (also free in many cases)

November 18, 2017
188 -Role of the Family and Community in Prevention and Treatment | Addiction Counselor Training Series

Addiction and mental health issues are very complex. Unless the aspects of the environment in which the person lives and works which triggered the problem to begin with are addressed, individual interventions will only be moderately helpful. Learn about the myriad of different interventions which can be deployed through daycare, schools, community centers, physicians and more to prevent the onset of mental health and behavioral disorders

November 15, 2017
187 -Models of Treatment

Models of Treatment Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast …

November 12, 2017
186 -Mental Disorders Caused by Substance Abuse | FASD and Alcoholic Dementia

Mental Disorders Caused by Addiction Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and …

November 11, 2017
185 -Common Co-Occurring Issues

Common Co-Occurring Issues: Exploring the interaction between mental health, physical health and addiction Instructor: Dr. …

November 8, 2017
Special Episode Opiate Commission Report

Opiate Commission Preliminary Report Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs Counseling Education https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ondcp/commission-interim-report.pdf Training on …

November 6, 2017
184 -Differential Diagnosis: Exploring the Framing Bias

Differential Diagnosis Exploring the Framing Bias Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education …

November 5, 2017
183 -Neuropsychobiology: Dopamine, Serotonin, GABA | Addiction Counselor Certification Training

Neurobiology: Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin, Acetylcholine Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs.com Counseling …

November 4, 2017
182 -Human Development and Mental Health: Adulthood Thorough Old Age | Addiction Counselor Certification Series

Human Development Part 2 Adulthood through Old Age Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC …

November 1, 2017
181 -Developmental Issues Impacting Mental Health

Our ability to form healthy relationships, define our identity and cope with life is strongly impacted by what happens as we grow up. This presentation discusses what needs to happen at each stage, how parents can prevent problems, and how adults can “reparent” themselves to address issues stemming from their childhood.

October 29, 2017
180 -Continuum of Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addictive Disorders