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Technology has changed the delivery of services in all health-care professions and social work, counseling, and marriage and family therapy are no exceptions. Delivering these services using media-assisted communication technology, termed telemental health (TMH), carries many benefits for clients and promising innovations for the delivery of mental health care. However, the practitioner who plans to integrate technology-based services needs to identify and manage the challenges that TMH presents, which are discussed in this course.
While much has been written about trauma-informed practice, little has focused on developing such a practice for older adult clients. Although many clinicians are aware of the pervasiveness of trauma in their younger clients, they are often unaware that the after-effects of trauma not only remain present with older adults but sometimes actually worsen. In addition, even for clients who have never been formally diagnosed with PTSD, certain things may trigger past trauma, and this too can happen more with older adults. Some clinicians shy away from doing trauma work with older adults, believing they may be too fragile, while others may be too quick to misdiagnose their clients or perceive them as non-compliant instead of recognizing their responses as being a result of their history.
Mental health professionals are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. Social workers, mental health counselors, and other professionals in the mental health and helping professions must be alert to the often-overlooked signs of trafficking in their clients. This course is designed to provide a sensitive review of the issue of abuse in human trafficking and how it affects victims and their families. This modern slavery issue has been gaining ground, and the silent victims are in critical need of care and interventions.
Anger problems have become more prevalent and pervasive in the home, school and community settings. This course describes the causes, co-morbidities, triggers, as well as various methods to effectively manage this explosion of emotion.
In this course, you will become familiar with trauma caused by acts of terrorism, natural disaster, combat, etc., resulting in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You will learn how to diagnose PTSD, as well as which mental health interventions are most effective for treating PTSD. Also, you will discover which treatments are best depending on the age of the person affected. Therapies which are beneficial for first responders and people who regularly work with those who have experienced trauma will also be addressed. Finally, you will be given the resources to discover where you can go to receive these forms of training.