Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

The Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders

The pattern of initiating heroin use has changed over the past decade and when pregnant women use opioids, their infants may be affected.  This CE course provides background information on the treatment of pregnant women with opioid use disorders, summarizes key aspects of guidelines that have been adopted by professional organizations, presents a comprehensive framework to organize these efforts in communities, and provides a collaborative practice guide for community planning to improve outcomes for these families.

Somatic Experiencing: Using Interoception and Proprioception as Core Elements of Trauma Therapy

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a novel form of therapy that focuses on resolving the symptoms of chronic stress and post-traumatic stress.  This advanced CE course demonstrates how the methods of SE help restore functionality to the core response network and provides a possible neurophysiological rationale for the mechanisms involved.

Bullying Prevention and Response

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.  This short CEU course provides best practices in preventing and responding to bullying.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Skills for Psychological Recovery Following Disaster and Trauma

Individuals affected by a disaster or traumatic incident, whether survivors, witnesses, or responders to such events, may struggle with or face new challenges in the weeks and months following the event.  This CE course is designed to help survivors gain skills to reduce ongoing distress and effectively cope with post-disaster stresses and adversities.

Psychotherapeutic Medication Guidelines for Adults

This CE course provides evidence-based recommendations for prescribing psychotherapeutic medication to treat severe mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia, and to inform and support health care professionals in making treatment decisions that maximize benefit and minimize harm to patients.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity

This CEU course provides background on key developments in parity, explains what MHPAEA and the ACA require, discusses the impact of recent parity policy changes, and offers an overview of enforcement activities.  Also included are recommendations offered by the Task Force to advance parity in mental health and substance use disorder health benefits.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Conversations about Mental Health

Mental health issues in our communities, particularly for youth, are complex and challenging.  This CEU course provides information regarding mental health and mental illness and how communities can improve prevention of mental illnesses, promotion of mental health, public education and awareness, early identification, treatment, crisis response, and recovery supports available.

Evidence-Based Treatments for First Episode Psychosis

The majority of individuals with serious mental illness experience the first signs of illness during adolescence or early adulthood and there are often long delays between symptom onset and the receipt of evidence-based interventions.  This CE course provides an overview of the evidence-based components of coordinated specialty care programs for the treatment of first episode psychosis (FEP).

New Generation Cannabinoid Designer Drugs

Synthetic cannabinoids are functionally similar to THC and bind to the same cannabinoid receptors in the brain and peripheral organs.  This advanced CEU course provides detailed information about how the synthetic cannabinoids on the market elicit their actions and the dangers of their use.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Supporting Women with Substance Use Disorders in Co-ed Settings

Most women are served in co-ed settings, yet the design of behavioral health services rarely takes sex and gender differences into account.  This CE course provides principles and practices that co-ed centers can use to assess and improve their programs to better serve women.

Impacts of Sleep Loss and Stress

Sleep has been ascribed a critical role in cognitive functioning.  This advanced CEU course provides evidence linking sleep to mechanisms of protein synthesis-dependent synaptic plasticity and synaptic scaling.  How disruption of sleep by acute and chronic stress may impair these mechanisms and degrade sleep function is also considered.

Breastfeeding: Influence on Socio-Emotional Development

Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) duration plays a prominent role in promoting healthy brain and cognitive development in human children.  This advanced CEU course examines whether and how the duration of EBF impacts the neural processing of emotional signals by measuring electro-cortical responses to body expressions in 8-month-old infants.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Suicide Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Suicide is a significant public health problem in the United States, with the rates of suicide within some populations being particularly high.  This CEU course provides information about suicide clusters and responses in tribal communities; strength-based approaches to prevention, response, and recovery; existing and needed resources for prevention, response and recovery; and recommendations for tribal communities, and partners.

Anxiety Disorders and Developmental Attachment

Anxiety disorders represent a common but often debilitating form of psychopathology in both children and adults.  This advanced CEU course presents a model of the influence of attachment relationships on the development of stress regulation strategies and discusses the role those relationships play in the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders, particularly the neurobiological alterations that underpin them.

Health Consequences of Tobacco

The epidemic of smoking-caused disease in the twentieth century ranks among the greatest public health catastrophes.  This CEU course provides data on the numerous health effects resulting from smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke, and details public health trends in tobacco use.  Strategies and effective interventions with the potential to eradicate the death and disease caused by the tobacco epidemic are also examined.

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