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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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.