SC Social Work Full CE Requirement 40-Hour Package
Attachment Security: Developmental Effects and Effective Intervention (4 hrs)
This intermediate-level course begins by reviewing early research and the identification of attachment styles. The basic components of attachment theory are explained while also noting potential racial and cultural biases in the theory and research literature. The effects of insecure attachments and parenting style across developmental domains are discussed. Case studies provide opportunities for clinical application of attachment theory, including how a parent’s own attachment security can influence that of their children and family system. This course provides information on the effects of attachment types on relationships, communication, the development of mental health related concerns, and personality disorders.
Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment Strategies, Updated 1st Edition (3 hrs)
Written for mental health professionals, including social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists, this basic-level course presents essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including diagnostic information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5). Because of its health-related consequences, bipolar disorder is among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide. Using a holistic, multimodal approach, clinicians can help the client stabilize his or her mood and return to a normal level of functioning.
Doing the Right Thing: Essential Ethics in Practice, Revised 1st Edition (3 hrs)
This course focuses on professional values and identity and the responsibilities of social workers and other professionals in providing ethically sound care to clients. The course provides information about a practitioner’s identification and resolutions of ethical dilemmas, including ethical decision making models, the influence of competing professional values on the decision making process, and required professional competencies. The codes of ethics and professional standards from the professions of social work (NASW, 2017), psychology (APA, 2017), and counseling (ACA, 2014 and AMHCA, 2015) are presented.
Effective Counseling Techniques for Adolescents (5 hrs)
Research has proven the effectiveness of many different types of counseling for adolescents; however, because research on specific interventions is ever changing, many mental health clinicians and related service providers may not possess relevant and recent knowledge regarding therapies proven to be effective with adolescents. After examining the best practices with adolescents, this course offers specific information on solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), reality therapy, and Adlerian counseling. Overviews of each theory and details of accompanying interventions and appropriate applications are provided. Case examples illustrate how each type of therapy can be applied to hypothetical scenarios. This course focuses on school settings, however the information provided can be applied in various settings.
Ethical Practices with Older Adults, Revised Updated 1st Edition (3 hrs)
The number of older adults (age 65 and older) living in the United States is growing rapidly. In coming years, healthcare professionals will face this aging of the population, along with the accompanying health and economic challenges. The purpose of this course is to highlight ethical issues that may confront healthcare and behavioral health professionals working with older adults and their families as these individuals near the end of life. This basic-level course is written for healthcare professionals, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists who work with older adults.
Human Trafficking: Recognition and Intervention (4 hrs)
This intermediate-level course is an overview of the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant risks for the trafficked person. Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and counselors who complete this course will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trafficked persons and identify the needed interventions. Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate common presentations of trafficked persons and actions that service providers can take to help these individuals. This course lists national resources that provide vital services to trafficked persons and it makes recommendations for client and service provider safety when addressing these potentially volatile scenarios.
Best Practices with Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth and Their Families, Updated 1st Edition (3 hrs)
The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide human services and mental and behavioral health professionals with definitional information, historical and sociopolitical frameworks impacting the lives of LGB youth, as well as the influences of community and family contexts.
Substance Use Disorders: Assessment & Treatment, 1st Edition (5 hrs)
Alcohol and drug abuse is a major public health concern, affecting every segment of society. Despite recent advancements in understanding addictions, substance abuse remains a significant problem for individuals, families, and communities in the United States and worldwide. This intermediate-level course is intended for social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and psychologists and aims to bring clinicians in varied settings up to date with current trends in use and abuse, and current treatment recommendations.
Pain Assessment and Management (2 hrs)
The purpose of this basic-level course is to elaborate on the definition of pain and its perception, factors hampering pain management, assessment of a client for pain, and interventions to improve function in clients with pain. The goal is to provide evidence-based practices that the health professional can use when working with clients who have pain.
Intimate Partner Violence: Recognition and Intervention, 2nd Edition (3 hrs)
This intermediate-level course presents an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV). Types of IPV, risk factors, and health consequences for victims are described, as well as IPV’s effects at various life stages from children to older adults. Screening and assessment strategies are reviewed. Transcultural considerations are addressed, along with working with perpetrators and special populations, such as immigrants, pregnant women, and the LGBTQI community. On a very practical level, the course discusses legal issues, reporting requirements, and necessary documentation when working with victims of IPV. Case vignettes and safety planning worksheets are provided to illustrate key concepts.
Keeping Clients Safe: Error and Safety in Behavioral Health Settings, 2nd Edition – 2 hours (2 hrs)
Behavioral health organizations share many of the same vulnerabilities as medical organizations when it comes to patient safety. However, certain sentinel events are more likely to occur in behavioral health organizations. The vast majority of professionals working in the behavioral health field receive no instruction on patient safety which also prevents them from being active participants in creating a culture of safety. This basic-level course presents such strategies as safety briefings, root cause analysis, speaking-up and full disclosure and describes areas of behavioral health care that are error prone (suicide risk assessment, mandatory reporting, and diagnosis).
Telemental Health: An Alternative to Traditional Psychotherapy (3 hrs)
Telemental health (TMH) is a broad term that refers to the provision of behavioral and mental health services using telecommunications or videoconferencing technology. Because technological advances in TMH are developing so rapidly, many practitioners may not have learned about how these advances can be integrated into clinical practice. Research has shown no evidence that TMH delivery of evidence-based mental health treatment is less effective than in-person delivery, even in the treatment of complex disorders like PTSD. This intermediate-level course provides a framework for understanding issues relating to TMH and offers introductory information for developing TMH clinical practices. Case vignettes are included.