New CEUs: Grief, Depression, Loss & Substance Abuse

Complicated Grief
Standard CEU Hours: 5 CEU Cost: $15.00
NBCC CEU Hours: 4 CEU Cost: $12.00

This course provides personal and professional information, testimonies and time-tested tools for healthy ways to cope and adjust to life after sudden and/or violent loss. It looks at the reality of sudden loss with perspective and insight, including the author’s (Dr. Gabriel Constans) personal experiences, as well as his clients and colleagues, who have been walking, crawling and sometimes running in the midst of sudden, unexpected, often horrific circumstances.

Grief and Depression
Standard CEU Hours: 2 CEU Cost: $6.00
NBCC CEU Hours: 2 CEU Cost: $6.00

This short course discusses the differences and interrelationships between Grief and Depression according to the DSM-IV. This is another course in a series on Grief and Loss by Dr. Gabriel Constans.

Men and Grief
Standard CEU Hours: 2 CEU Cost: $6.00
NBCC CEU Hours: 2 CEU Cost: $6.00

This course explores the different ways in which men react to and heal from grief and sadness. The course weaves in the complex web of biology and environment to illuminate how and why men may respond differently than women, as well as how their responses are similar. By exploring some of the different and similar emotional responses and their roots, the hope is to be better able to support one another through painful times.

Behind Bars II: Prison Population and Substance Abuse
Standard CEU Hours: 12 CEU Cost: $36.00
NBCC CEU Hours: 15 CEU Cost: $45.00

This report constitutes the most exhaustive analysis ever undertaken to identify the extent to which alcohol and other drugs are implicated in the crimes and incarceration of America’s prison population. Any individual interested in this issue or working with inmates who abused substances prior to incarceration will benefit from this course.

Good Grief: Love, Loss and Laughter
Standard CEU Hours: 16  CEU Cost: $64.00 Exam Only / $96.00 with Book
NBCC CEU Hours: 12  CEU Cost: $48.00  Exam Only / $72.00 with Book

This course was developed from the book, Good Grief: Love, Loss and Laughter by Gabriel Constans, PhD, which was written for professionals and everyday people who face death and grief. The writing is complete with real situations and honest stories to help bring love and hope to this difficult situation. Those in the mental health, medical, or social work field as well as parents, teachers, students, friends, or anyone else dealing with death and grief could benefit from the practical and compassionate information presented.

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New CEUs: HIV, Eating Disorders and Addiction

The Science of Addiction
Standard CEU/NBCC CEU: 2
Cost: $6

This is a pamphlet published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse aimed at filling the knowledge gap about why people become addicted to drugs and how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive abuse.  It provides scientific information about addiction, including harmful consequences of abuse and basics on approaches to prevent and treat the disease.

What Is HIV?
Standard CEU/NBCC CEU: 2
Cost: $6

This basic course on HIV AIDS is taken from the Center for Disease Control. It covers basic aspects of this infectious disease such as Prevention, Treatment, Common Myths and Research. A very good overview for participants.


Treating Eating and Weight Issues – What Every Therapist Should Know

Standard/NBCC CEU: 40
Exam Only: $200  / With Book: $240

This course was adapted from the book, What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Treating Eating and Weight Issues, by Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M. Ed. It was developed to assist mental health clinicians and everyday practitioners with understanding the struggles that some experience to seek and maintain a healthy relationship with their bodies and with food. The information in this course includes insights and practical tips to assist those who are dealing with these very important physical and emotional issues.


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New Courses Added and Updated
Trauma Patients Alcohol Screening
Standard CEUs/NBCC CEUs: 2
Cost: $6

A quick guide that discusses and illustrates with examples alcohol screening and brief interventions for patients entering trauma centers. Very well written.

Traumatic Brain Injury
Standard CEUs: 3  Cost: $9
NBCC CEUs: 2  Cost: $6

This course introduces the reader to the signs, symptoms, causes and types of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  It also explores immediate post injury complications as well as long term problems associated with TBI.

Therapy Never Includes Sex
Standard/NBCC CEUs: 2
Cost: $6

This booklet was written for the consumer by the California Department of Consumer Affairs and is a joint project of the California Board of Psychology and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. It contains pertinent information for the licensed therapist, counselor, social worker and any other professional in a ‘healer’ position.

ADHD – Updated!
Standard CEUs: 4 Cost: $12
NBCC CEUs: 3 Cost: $9

The information for this course was compiled by the Department of Health and Human Services and gives a brief overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and how it affects adults and children.


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Dissociative Identity Disorder
Standard CEUs/NBCC CEUs:  8
Course Cost: $24

Considerable progress has been made in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of dissociative identity disorders (DID) during the past decades, as reflected by increased clinical recognition of dissociative conditions, the publication of numerous research and scholarly works on the subject, and the development of specialized diagnostic instruments.  Treating Dissociative Disorders in Adults is a course that was developed using guidelines from the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, which summarizes expert consensus concerning safe and effective treatment for DID patients.  The course material offers a practical guide for the management of these patients and would be appropriate for any professionals who may encounter these clients or for anyone interested in gaining further knowledge about Dissociative Identity Disorder.


Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abusing Clients

Standard CEUs: 12  Cost: $36
NBCC CEUs:  14     Cost: $42

This informative course was developed using material from the Treatment Improvement Protocol,  Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery, developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. The material was designed for use by substance abuse treatment counselors and other professionals who work with clients who have substance abuse issues and depressive symptoms. When depressive symptoms occur in substance abuse treatment, they can interfere with the clients’ recovery and ability to participate in treatment. This course will help professionals gain the skills necessary to assist clients who are struggling with depressive symptoms, particularly in the first year of treatment.  The course also includes several vignettes which provide specific examples of how to work with clients facing substance abuse and depressive symptoms.


Veterans and Substance Abuse

Standard CEUs: 2  Cost: $6
NBCC CEUs: 1     Cost: $3

Numerous studies show that rates of alcohol and other drug use disorders are high among veterans within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health care system. This course gives a brief overview of clinical considerations in the treatment of veterans with substance use disorders and other co-occurring mental health issues.  This is an excellent course for any professional who may come in contact with this population or for anyone who is interested in gaining knowledge in this subject area.

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Home Study CEU Course

Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy
Standard/NBCC CEU Hours 40
Exam Only Course: $120
With Book: $200

Course Description
ISBN-13: 978-0976463849

This course was developed from the book, Brilliant Sanity, Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy which explores the diverse and evolving interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy. Contributors include Tibetan meditation teachers such as Chogyam Trungpa and the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts such as Mark Epstein and Ed Podvoll, eminent Buddhist psychologists such as Han De Wit, Karen Wegela and Robert Unger.

This volume includes chapters that discuss how Buddhism interacts with contemporary clinical theory and practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, the treatment of psychosis, existential psychology, body psychotherapy, therapist subjectivity and more.

As Harvard Medical School Professor, Eleanor Councilman writes, “It makes the reader aware of the multitudes of Eastern and Western perspectives and is one of the most culturally sensitive psychological books I have read. It is extremely readable and enjoyable.”