New CEU Courses – Eating Disorders, Suicide Prevention, Alcohol Screening

Due to the number of requests we’ve received to add shorter courses you will see we’ve added 2 small 1 CEU hour courses and 1-2 CEU Hour course. Please Note: NBCC does not recognize courses that are below 2 CEU hours, therefore these courses will not apply towards NBCC credit. See our FAQ topic below the list of courses on ‘What is the difference between NBCC and Standard CEU hours?’

Next month we will be adding a new category to our list – Grief & Loss – which will feature courses written by a new addition to our team, Gabriel Constans. Gabriel has a Ph.D. in Death Education. Keep a look out for next month’s newsletter for more information.


Eating Disorders Update
Standard CEU Hours: 1   CEU Cost: $3.00
NBCC CEU Hours: NA        CEU Cost: NA

This short pamphlet discusses eating disorders as treatable diseases and covers topics such as: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Eating Disorder, FDA Warnings on Anti-Depressants, Effects on Male Populations and advances in treatment.
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Meeting the Suicidal Person
Standard CEU Hours: 1   CEU Cost: $3.00
NBCC CEU Hours: NA        CEU Cost: NA

This paper discusses appropriate clinical attitudes and practices of clinicians when meeting with suicidal patients. Also discussed is the patient-oriented approach to suicide prevention.
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Alcohol Screening & Brief Interventions for Public Health Practitioners
Standard CEU Hours: 2   CEU Cost: $6.00
NBCC CEU Hours: 2        CEU Cost: $6.00

Screening and Brief Intervention:
1.
is designed for use by service providers who do not specialize in addiction treatment
2. uses motivational approaches based on how ready the person is to change behavior
3. gives feedback and suggestions respectfully in the form of useful information, without judgment or accusations
4. has been shown by research to be effective in reducing alcohol use and alcohol-related adverse consequences, including injury
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Relapse Prevention in Older Adults
Standard CEU Hours: 16   CEU Cost: $48.00
NBCC CEU Hours: 16        CEU Cost: $48.00

This manual presents a relapse-prevention approach that uses the cognitive–behavioral and self-management intervention (CB/SM) in a counselor-led group treatment setting to help older adults overcome substance use disorders. It is for counselors and other treatment providers working with older adults who have substance use disorders. (For simplicity, “counselor” refers to any staff member who uses the manual for its intended purpose, and “CB/SM” refers to the specific forms and combination of cognitive–behavioral and self-management treatment approaches described in this manual for use with older adult clients.)
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Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is the difference between NBCC vs. Standard CEU Hours?
NBCC stands for the National Board of Certified Counselors. NBCC has a different set of standards on how their approved providers are to determine the number of hours awarded for courses taken by their licensees – thus the separation of course hours into 2 categories: Standard vs. NBCC.

While many state licensing boards approve our courses for license renewal based upon our pre-approved status with NBCC, this does not necessarily mean a participant will use NBCC hours. NBCC stated hours are for those individuals that hold a credential issued by NBCC, such as the NCC (National Certified Counselor), and will be submitting their certificates directly to NBCC for renewal. If a participant holds multiple licenses and credentials – of which one is issued by NBCC – then NBCC hours will take precedence.

The vast majority of our participants will take the ‘Standard’ CEU hours. If your board approves our courses due to our NBCC status you may take either ‘standard’ or ‘nbcc’ ceu hours. Only those participants with credentials issued by NBCC are mandated to take the NBCC hours.

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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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The most frequently asked question we receive is how to ‘enlarge’ the fonts of the course reading material in the SmartLook Viewer. When you click on the course material to read in Step 2, it will open in the SmartLook Viewer. Once opened click with your mouse directly on the face of the document. This will enlarge the document. Once in this mode, at the top of the document, you will see a ‘slider’ bar with a – and + sign at each end. The fonts can be enlarged tenfold using this slider bar. The SmartLook Viewer was actually installed to benefit our ‘visually impaired’customers.


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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