Addiction professionals work in a broad variety of disciplines but share an understanding of the addictive process that goes beyond the narrow confines of any one specialty. This CEU course addresses the professional standards that should guide substance abuse treatment counselors; the appropriate scope of practice for the field; the competencies that are associated with positive outcomes; and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) that all substance abuse treatment professionals should have in common.
This CEU course addresses important unanswered questions regarding the impact of stress on self-regulation development including how lasting these effects may be, if there are particular periods of development that are more sensitive to its effects, and how individual differences moderate the impact of stress on self-regulation. Environmental and contextual factors that may increase vulnerability to and protect children from the effects of stress is also examined.
Pregnant women’s experiences and needs for emotional support, physical well-being, access to healthcare and other community-based services are significantly different from women who are not pregnant. This CEU course provides information on the impact of trauma in pregnancy and childbirth.
Negative social attitudes and discrimination related to an individual’s LGBTQ identity can contribute to health and behavioral health disparities, and may result in institutional, interpersonal, and individual stressors that affect mental health and well-being. This CE course provides information about effective and ineffective therapeutic practices related to children’s and adolescent’s sexual orientation and gender identity. Specifically, this course addresses the issue of conversion therapy for minors, that is, efforts to change an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects many LGBTQ and HIV-affected people, yet there remains a great deal of silence surrounding IPV, and many conversations about IPV outside LGBTQ communities are facilitated in a heteronormative context. This CEU course provides strategies to create dialogue on IPV in transgender communities and communities of color, explores ways to support survivors, and identifies resources for IPV.
The majority of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system in this country have a diagnosable behavioral health condition. This CE course discusses trauma and its effects on youth, especially those with behavioral health conditions; the types of trauma-related disorders, the behavioral manifestations of trauma that youth may display, and factors that affect the severity of trauma-related disorders. Key elements of a trauma-informed approach within the context of juvenile justice diversion are also described.