This CE course reviews current evidence on the effectiveness of available medications for the treatment of alcohol use disorders and provides guidance for the use of medications in clinical practice. Topics discussed include: when to consider medications; screening and assessing patients; developing a treatment plan and selecting a medication; medication-assisted treatment (MAT); and monitoring patient progress.
This CE course describes the ethical behavior and responsibility to which counselors aspire by covering the following themes: the counseling relationship; confidentiality and privacy; professional responsibility; relationships with other professionals; evaluation, assessment, and interpretation; supervision, training, and teaching; research and publication; distance counseling, technology, and social media; and resolving ethical issues.
This CE course is designed to encourage health care facilities to consider how to better prepare for an active shooter incident and provides emergency planners, disaster committees, executive leadership, and others involved in emergency operations planning with detailed discussions of unique issues faced in a health care facility. In addition, discussions on information sharing, psychological first aid, and law enforcement / security are included.
This CE course provides health care workers with information on compassion fatigue, focusing on the following topics: understanding stress; extinguishing job burnout; respect, support, and recognition from management; vicarious trauma warning signs; views of the work environment; creative strategies to improve the work environment; philosophies of caring; how to care for yourself first; and the essential skill of mindfulness.
This CE course describes a comprehensive approach to assessment, developed by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, that successfully addresses the following objectives of best practices in correctional assessment: resources should target high-risk offenders; programs should address needs related to each offender’s criminal behavior; and case plans should employ strategies that reflect the learning style, motivation, capacities, and circumstances of each offender. In addition, a comprehensive summary of the history, development, and future of the Correctional Assessment and Intervention System (CAIS) and the Juvenile Assessment and Intervention System (JAIS) are provided.
This CE course examines if patterns of children’s mental health diagnosis and service use, such as office visits and psychotropic medications, differ by rural-urban residence, and the effects of income and insurance type on use of mental health services.
This CE course describes: the known incidence of traumatic brain injury, including trends over time; prevalence of traumatic brain injury-related disability; the adequacy of TBI outcome measures; factors that influence differential TBI outcomes; and the current status and effectiveness of TBI rehabilitation services.
This CE course describes the expectation of how the federal opioid treatment standards are to be satisfied by opioid treatment programs. In consideration of these standards, the following topic areas will be discussed: telemedicine; administrative organization and responsibilities of individual practitioners; program sponsor and medical director; facility management; medication unit; human resources management; risk management; patient admission criteria; medically supervised withdrawal; clinical assessment, treatment planning, and evaluation of patient progress in treatment; recovery oriented systems of care; and recordkeeping and documentation.