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Behavioral Healthcare Education On-Demand Training

Behavioral Healthcare Education Online Training

We are proud to offer on-demand courses that are timely and convenient, and can be accessed from your office or home. All BHE courses, live and online, offer continuing education credits.

Please note:

These offerings are pre-recorded, so they are available on demand. You may view them at any time you wish. Courses must be completed within three months of purchase. BHE revises the on-demand archive periodically; therefore course materials are not available indefinitely.

Closed captioning is available for all recordings.

There are no refunds for online courses.

Remember to check back often since our list of online courses is always expanding.

Registration and Continuing Education Credits

You must register in our online portal in order to access these online trainings. Once you have registered and completed your payment (if applicable), you will receive a confirmation email with the course link to view online.

How to register:

  • Visit the registration page, where you you will be asked to sign in or create a new account for the online portal.
  • Once you are registered and signed in, you will see the entire list of online offerings.

Please note:
Upon completion of these online trainings, you must take the post-test and pass it with a score of at least 80% in order to receive continuing education credits. If you do not receive your continuing education certificate by email within two weeks of the completion of the training, please call our office at 877.243.3033.

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Ethics

OL676 Ethics: Are There Limits to Recovery Philosophy?

3 Hours – $36
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

This workshop will describe some of our field’s guiding ethical principles, as well as explore the spirit of recovery philosophy. In our day-to-day practice, we attempt to adhere to basic ethical codes, while also firmly embracing recovery-oriented ideals. However, at times, these two constructs can conflict with each other – leaving us unsure of how to proceed. Using brief case scenarios, participants will consider the gray areas between ethical standards, recovery principles, personal values and “doing the right thing.” Lastly, a general approach to resolving ethical dilemmas will be examined.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL673 Ethics and the Goldwater Rule

1.5 Hours – $18
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

In 1964, presidential candidate Barry Goldwater was deemed psychologically unfit by 1,189 psychiatrists in a published survey. In an eventual response (1973), the APA created the “Goldwater Rule” to prevent this type of ethical situation from repeating. Since then, other professional organizations have created Goldwater-esque positions in their codes of ethics, while other entities include nothing specific to this issue. As we’re now well into the 21st century, our concept of “public” and “media” has changed dramatically; being asked about the mental fitness of a person we have not examined can put us in an uncomfortable position. This workshop will explore the ethics and wisdom of violating the Goldwater Rule.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL687 Mental Health Professionals’ Duty to Warn Third Parties About the Risks of Potentially Violent Patients

1.5 Hours – $18
Instructor: David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, ABPP (Forensic)

In Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California, the California Supreme Court held that mental health professionals have a duty to warn or protect third parties when their clients make threats of harm. Over the past few decades, courts across the United States have adopted rules imposing similar duties on mental health professionals. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court imposed a duty to warn requirement on mental health professionals in Emerich v. Philadelphia Center for Human Development (1998). However, in 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Maas v. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside significantly modified the boundaries of this duty.

This presentation describes mental health professionals’ duty to warn, examines the factors courts consider in duty to warn cases, and highlights important clinical, legal and ethical considerations for mental health professionals in responding to the new rule articulated in Maas.

NOTE: This training is a recorded workshop from the 31st Annual Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the mental health professionals' duty to warn in the United States and in Pennsylvania specifically.
  • Describe the legal and factual principles underlying court decisions on duty to warn.
  • Develop a plan for clinical policy and practice in light of the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision (Maas).

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

Suicide

OL678 Suicide in the Time of COVID 19: Managing Stressors & Prevention Opportunities

1.5 Hours – $18
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we are experiencing a host of intense new stressors at a time when traditional coping methods are being disrupted or removed. As the novel coronavirus continues to alter our lives, fears related to personal safety, safety of our loved ones, financial and resource insecurity, and disruption of our normal routines add an additional layer of risk to those already struggling with mental health concerns. The intense feelings of uncertainty and anxiety about the “new normal” may create new risk factors for the development or exacerbation of fear, stress, trauma, anger and depression.

The pandemic comes at a time when suicide rates among children, adolescents and adults were already rising. In January 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 40% increase in suicide deaths among those aged 16 to 64 over the past two decades. While it is still unclear whether the pandemic will contribute to increased suicidality and suicide deaths, there are protective measures we can take to mitigate an escalation in mental illness and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among those we serve. In this course, we will summarize and reflect on some of these measures, including screening all clients for suicide, collaboratively developing safety plans appropriate during the pandemic, and advocating for improved access to mental health services.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL653 Suicide Among Teens Today: A Changing Landscape

4 hours – $48
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Suicide among teens and young adults has nearly tripled since the 1940s. It is a serious public health problem and is currently the third leading cause of death among those aged 10 to 24 years. Every year, suicide results in thousands of young lives lost and leaves families and communities forever changed.

This course explores the current social landscape young people must contend with and the myriad of confounding risk factors contributing to suicidal thinking and behaviors. To improve practitioner assessment, treatment and prevention efforts, specific tools and strategies will be offered, and treatments and prevention programs will be reviewed.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL634 Suicide: A Primer for Behavioral Health Practitioners

1.5 hours – $18
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide. Most individuals who die by suicide had a diagnosable mental illness at their time of death. As behavioral health practitioners, it is imperative that we are identifying, assessing, and treating suicidality with empirically supported approaches and interventions. This course provides a superficial, yet broad discussion of challenges and competencies related to our work with those experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

This course satisfies the 1 hour continuing education requirement for psychologists, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers per the Matt Adler Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Act of 2016.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

Trauma Series

These courses are part of BHE's 10-course Trauma Series.

OL355: The Fundamentals: Trauma Definitions and Diagnosis*

*This course serves as a requirement to complete BHE’s Trauma Series.

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Trauma is ever-present in the lives of many people who seek professional help. This training will provide a foundational overview necessary to understand the impact of traumatic experiences. Areas that will be explored include definitions, diagnostic criteria, prevalence data and brain changes. Participants will engage in discussions regarding their professional experiences in working with people with trauma histories. A vignette will be provided highlighting the lasting impact trauma can have on a person, as well as the healing journey toward recovery. Lastly, the importance of becoming trauma-informed practitioners will also be introduced.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the general purposes of interventions.
  • Discuss having a sound rationale for using various techniques.
  • Describe the benefits associated with each strategy.
  • Outline the drawbacks and barriers to using selected interventions.
  • Implement each intervention as relevant to one’s own professional practice.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL356: The Fundamentals: Trauma-Informed Care*

*This course serves as a requirement to complete BHE’s Trauma Series.

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC, and Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT

Traumatic events are a near-ubiquitous human experience substantiating the need for a trauma-informed system of care. In this course, traumatic responses will be reviewed, including the ways in which these responses may manifest over time. Principles of trauma-informed care will be addressed, with an emphasis on increased awareness and universal screening. Trauma-informed practices will be summarized, and empirically supported trauma-specific modalities will be described. Resiliency factors will be identified in terms of prevention and intervention. Post-traumatic growth will be explored as a means of developing new meaning and insight following traumatic experiences.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss trauma-related disorders, including developmental trauma disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Explain how trauma impacts the individual.
  • Define trauma-informed care and its utility in the helping professions.
  • Describe trauma-informed practices and trauma-specific treatment.
  • Evaluate the role of resilience and post-traumatic growth in trauma services.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL567: The BHE Toolkit 3: Specific Practices for the Art of Helping People With Histories of Trauma

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

This course focuses on specific interventions of use to the professional helper when providing therapeutic services in behavioral healthcare. The aim of this workshop is to add to the helper’s “bag of tricks” or “toolkit” pertaining to assisting people with histories of trauma. Participants engage in didactic and experiential learning related to several specific interventions geared toward managing and moving beyond trauma. Participants also dialogue in small groups to share creative and effective interventions they have used in their various practice settings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the general purposes of interventions.
  • Discuss having a sound rationale for using various techniques.
  • Describe the benefits associated with each strategy.
  • Outline the drawbacks and barriers to using selected interventions.
  • Implement each intervention as relevant to one’s own professional practice.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL057: Borderline Personality Disorder: Issues and Intervention

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness generally characterized by instability in affect, relationships, self-image and behavior. This course will provide a general overview of BPD including information on: DSM-IV TR criteria, etiology, suicidality and parasuicidality, therapeutic approaches and theoretical orientations. Treatment challenges are discussed; of primary importance is the need to maintain empathy and rapport.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize basic diagnostic criteria for BPD, including recognizing common CODs.
  • Describe the role of trauma and abuse in the development of BPD.
  • Discuss the role of self-injury and suicide in BPD.
  • Review basic therapeutic approaches, as well as specific theoretical orientations, notably DBT.
  • Recognize the importance of counter-transference issues in treating a person with BPD

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL167: An Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Working effectively with people who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) presents serious challenges for behavioral health practitioners. Marsha Linehan has developed a research-based treatment approach called dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which has been used in a variety of settings in working with people having serious impulse control and emotional dysregulation disorders such as BPD.  This course introduces participants to this model and identifies core skills applicable in practice settings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Cite DSM 5 criteria for BPD.
  • Present an overview of the DBT treatment model.
  • Identify stages of recovery in the DBT model to use in individual treatment planning.
  • Distinguish those DBT skills that are effective in dealing with emotional dysregulation.
  • Describe how to apply DBT psychosocial skills training in a group program designed for teaching symptom management.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL172 Boys Don’t Cry: Examining Trauma in Men

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Trauma can be viewed as an experience that can sever connections among the family, the community, and the self. Although there are similarities between men and women in their experience of trauma and subsequent recovery processes, there are also substantial differences, in part due to gender role expectations. The very definition of “manhood” is often in direct conflict with the experience of being a victim, leaving males* to experience a wide range of conflicting emotions, and uncertainty as to how to manage them effectively. As a result, males who have experienced trauma tend to deal with these emotions with all-or-nothing, maladaptive coping responses, including substance use. This course will also briefly explore various aspects of a trauma-specific group treatment model for men (M-TREM), which addresses many areas including: messages about manhood, the impact of trauma, coping skills and acceptance.

*The use of the word “males” in this course may refer to any combination of boys, adolescents, men, older men or those socialized as men. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Examine several components of typical “manhood” schemas in our society.
  • Discuss the types of trauma more commonly experienced by males.
  • Describe at least five ways in which a traumatic experience may affect men differently than women.
  • List at least five maladaptive coping responses to traumatic events often seen in men.
  • Explore the three broad elements of the M-TREM model of group treatment for men with histories of trauma.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL285 Current Approaches to Working with Trauma in Families

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

The impact on the entire family when any member experiences trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often overlooked. This course examines the range of responses in family members, the concept and reality of secondary trauma, and current approaches for treatment and related interventions for family members.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between family therapy and family psychoeducation in their efficacy for helping family members.
  • Examine cultural factors in a family’s response to trauma.
  • Discuss the manifestations of secondary trauma in family members.
  • Describe risk factors for co-occurring disorders such as substance-related disorders.
  • Use information about current effective intervention approaches with families.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL286: Trauma and Children

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT

Children often present complex arrays of symptoms and behaviors that are challenging both for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. This course examines the potential biopsychosocial impact of trauma on children, including attachment disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It also examines empirically supported treatments and interventions designed to address the impact of abuse and trauma at different developmental stages within childhood.

Target Audience

Practitioners who work in community based mental health and addictions services; Interdisciplinary mental health professionals including addiction counselors, nurses, counselors, rehabilitation counselors, social workers, psychologists and other adjunct behavioral health therapists.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the impact of trauma and abuse on a child’s development.
  • Explore the effects of family, age, gender, and sociocultural factors on the traumatic experience.
  • Review symptoms and assessment criteria for disorders related to childhood trauma, including the DSM-5 developmental subtype of PTSD called Post-traumatic Stress Disorder for Children 6 Years and Younger.
  • Describe alternate ways of viewing and labeling “difficult” behaviors, using the domains of attachment, emotional dysregulation, and sense of self.
  • Discuss empirically supported treatment options currently considered to be most effective.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL560: Teens and Trauma: Navigating Challenges

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Being a teenager is challenging enough, but what happens when trauma enters the picture? 

Rapid developmental changes combined with trauma-related psychological and behavioral issues become an added difficulty for adolescents and their support networks. The struggle to make sense of it all may trigger substance use, self-injury and sensation-seeking behaviors as efforts to cope. These factors also strain relationships, lead to inaccurate diagnoses and misguide interventions. 

This training will discuss trauma-related symptoms and developmental influences, as well as current evidence-based approaches to treatment and strategies for partnering with caregivers. The power of resiliency and hope are highlighted as practical reminders that growth and change are always possible!

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify trauma-related symptoms and behaviors in adolescent youth.
  • Explain cultural and individual variables that affect adolescents who have experienced trauma.
  • Discuss core issues related to developmental trauma disorder, including the impact on intrapersonal, interpersonal, regulatory and neurocognitive competencies.
  • Describe appropriate, evidence-based interventions for this population.
  • Examine ways to partner with caregivers to assist in better managing trauma-induced symptoms.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL598: Vicarious Trauma: When Helping Hurts

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Working with trauma survivors can be challenging for behavioral healthcare practitioners. Difficult countertransference reactions, symptoms of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are specific occupational hazards. Vicarious trauma can be particularly deleterious, as it may result in pervasive and permanent transformations in the helper’s belief system, relationships and worldview. Learning to protect ourselves from this cost of caring decreases the risks to self, clients and loved ones. In this course, we introduce tools to proactively identify, prevent and address the symptoms of vicarious trauma. We enhance our knowledge by understanding our vulnerability, identifying risk and protective factors, and increasing our awareness of signs and symptoms. We learn to enhance our well-being through self-care practices, action planning and taking steps toward personal transformation. In order to meet the long-term challenges associated with our work, concepts like vicarious resilience and vicarious post-traumatic growth will be introduced.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify factors contributing to distress among practitioners providing trauma-informed care.
  • Explain common causes of vicarious trauma among those who work with survivors of trauma.
  • Analyze risk and protective factors related to vicarious trauma.
  • Discuss the importance of developing a vicarious action plan for trauma practitioners.
  • Define approaches that empower and promote the well-being of those working with trauma survivors.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL509: Becoming Better: Vicarious Resilience & Vicarious Post-traumatic Growth

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC, and Karin Gladney, PhD, CAADC

Vicarious trauma is a significant risk to practitioners working with trauma survivors. The effects may result in pervasive and permanent transformations in the helper’s belief system and worldview. While less discussed, there are benefits related to trauma-informed work that can lead to rewarding and inspiring outcomes. As such, vicarious resilience and vicarious post-traumatic growth are two positive constructs associated with beneficial outcomes among practitioners. In this course, we learn to recognize and enhance our potential for positive experiences while working with clients experiencing the impact of trauma. As practitioners exposed to stories of pain and suffering, we learn to embrace our role as helper and healer while internalizing the need to protect ourselves. With a focus on resilience-building and growth following trauma, we learn to proactively enhance our well-being through self-care, action planning and trauma stewardship. This course serves as a guide to prevention and intervention strategies for building a long-term approach to mitigating the challenges of vicarious trauma so we may persist in our journey to help others.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define vicarious traumatic exposure and the ways it is transmitted.
  • Determine the potential positive effects of primary trauma exposure.
  • Explore the positive effects associated with working with trauma survivors.
  • Analyze various strategies to increase the potential for positive outcomes when working with trauma survivors.
  • Integrate trauma stewardship into practice to promote practitioner well-being and longevity.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

Trauma- and Stressor-Related

These courses are offered as abridged versions of Trauma Series trainings and are therefore ineligible to be applied toward the Trauma Series certificate.

OL642 Trauma: Definitions and Diagnoses

1.5 Hours – $18
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

Trauma is ever-present in the lives of many people who seek professional help. This training will provide a foundational overview necessary to understand the impact of traumatic experiences. Areas that will be explored include definitions, diagnostic criteria, prevalence data, and brain changes. Additionally, the importance of becoming trauma-informed practitioners will be introduced.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL641 Pain Don’t Hurt: Examining Trauma in Men

2 Hours – $24
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

Trauma can be viewed as an experience that can sever connections among the family, the community, and the self. Although there are similarities between men and women in their experience of trauma and subsequent recovery processes, there are also substantial differences, in part due to gender role expectations. The very definition of “manhood” is often in direct conflict with the experience of being a victim, leaving males* to experience a wide range of conflicting emotions, and uncertainty as to how to manage them effectively. As a result, males who have experienced trauma tend to deal with these emotions with all-or-nothing, maladaptive coping responses, including substance use. This course will also briefly explore various aspects of a trauma-specific group treatment model for men (M-TREM), which addresses many areas including: messages about manhood, the impact of trauma, coping skills and acceptance.

*The use of the word “males” in this course may refer to any combination of boys, adolescents, men, older men or those socialized as men.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL654 The Trauma Toolkit: Interventions for the Art of Helping People With Trauma

3.5 Hours – $42
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

This course focuses on specific interventions of use to the professional helper when providing therapeutic services in behavioral healthcare. The primary aim of this workshop is to add to the helper’s “bag of tricks” or “toolkit” pertaining to assisting people with histories of trauma. Participants will be introduced to dozens of specific interventions geared towards managing and moving beyond trauma.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation

OL137 Psychiatric Rehabilitation: An Orientation

12 Hours – $144
Instructor: Brenda Weaver, MA, CPRP

Psychiatric rehabilitation (PsyR) is an exciting, thoroughly evidenced technology comprising specific strategies and targeted approaches to mitigate the effects of living with serious mental illnesses and disabling conditions. It is grounded in recovery philosophy and theoretically guided by a set of principles and values that respect and honor a fundamental right to humanity. This orientation training supports learning about effective psychiatric rehabilitation practices, builds on existing knowledge and encourages professional development to enhance service delivery and further the practices. For some this is a starting point, while for others it will be a refresher. Welcome to all!

Content
The curriculum consists of four 3-hour modules (12 hours of cumulative CE credit) that include a narrated PowerPoint, PDF curriculum companion, self-directed learning activities and links to videos, resource materials and useful information. The modules include:

  • Part 1: The People and Purpose
  • Part 2: Principles, Process and Programs
  • Part 3: Practitioners and Practices
  • Part 4: Plans and Possibilities: How It All Comes Together – Person + Practitioner for Successes and Satisfaction

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL610 Documentation – Formulation and Writing: A Primer for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners

6 Hours – $72
Instructor: Brenda Weaver, MA, CPRP

Documentation is a complex activity. There are no simple formulas or shortcuts to determine the what, the how, and the time to write notes, plans, daily entries and summaries. It is a struggle that continues to vex many practitioners. It is a skill and an art that is perfected with practice and experience.

To help psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners grow documenting skills, this training offers a few tips and tools that value documentation as a key component for quality service and care. The content is built on regulatory guidelines, practice expectations, and ethical requirements. Field notes and reflections from psych rehab practitioners and persons-in-recovery are shared to illustrate the “golden thread,” a method used to guide how to: craft a written representation of relevant information and tell a comprehensive story (individual experiences, desires, responses and efforts) along the way.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

Interventions and Approaches

OL808 Navigating Challenging Clinical Situations: Strategies for Health Care Professionals

3 Hour – $36
Instructor: Evgenia Royter, DO

This three-hour training centers around the exploration of strategies for effectively collaborating with individuals facing complex clinical scenarios. This session will emphasize the importance of engaging, connecting and working with individuals who find themselves in challenging situations. The course content will cover techniques for establishing a strong therapeutic partnership and defusing crisis situations, while also providing valuable strategies for the helper. Throughout the session, case presentations and small group exercises will be utilized to strengthen clinical skills and improve outcomes when working with diverse populations in various settings. Additionally, the importance of self-care will be addressed.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL691 Motivational Interviewing in Forensic Settings

1 Hour – $12
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

Motivational interviewing (MI) has shown solid efficacy across many issues and populations. However, MI has a reputation as being a "softer" approach to helping, and as such is often viewed as inappropriate or ineffective in forensic settings. As it turns out, MI has demonstrated many successes with forensic populations and settings. This workshop will address challenges and opportunities with implementing an MI approach in these various environments. This workshop will feature an interview with: John Bowers, an MI expert with career experience in forensics throughout Utah and Colorado; and Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, from Drexel University. Both are current members of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers).

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL669 Engagement Skills and Healing Alliances

3 Hours – $36
Instructor: Brenda Weaver, MA, CPRP

Engagement is intended to be a fluid, strength-based process that forms healing connections between service providers and recipients. In our work with people, trust, compassion and understanding is necessary. Unfortunately, our treatment services and responses often create mistrust and drive people away. Many seeking mental health care drop out; 70% do so after their first or second visit. In the first moments of every interaction a tone is set, which impacts progress. Services in the absence of engagement lead to needless trauma, unnecessary losses and shorter lives. People living with serious mental illness lose 14.5 years of potential life compared to “undiagnosed” individuals.

This web-based training takes an in-depth look at engagement, a service imperative to achieve recovery goals and outcomes. It suggests a way of thinking and incorporating evidenced tools and recovery-oriented techniques (using elements of motivational, strength-based, shared decision-making, person-centered, and evidence-based practices) as a practice framework to improve connections and make every interaction matter.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL622 De-escalating Agitated and Aggressive Behaviors: The 10 Domains

1.5 Hours – $18
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

The potential for client aggression and violence toward behavioral health care workers is a growing concern and a frightening aspect of clinical work. Verbal de-escalation is the recommended first-line response, comprising a range of short-term psychosocial interventions aimed at reducing harm. While violent events are uncommon and hard to predict, practitioners must be prepared to institute universal precautions that emphasize prevention. This course will cover the causes, signs and symptoms of agitation and aggression, review helpful strategies to help manage these behaviors, and introduce compassion as a fundamental aspect of helping those in distress.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL638 Motivational Interviewing: The Spirit

2.5 hours – $30
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

Motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective approach for engaging people in behavior change efforts. Embracing the philosophies behind MI is a crucial first step before helpers can successfully utilize specific techniques and skills. This training explores the foundational aspects of an MI consistent approach, including the four elements of the spirit and stages of change.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL633 Beyond Psychosis: Navigating the Dimensions of Serious Mental Illness

1 hour – $12
Instructor: Brenda Weaver, MA, CPRP

Today's behavioral healthcare climate expects practitioners to embrace a recovery-oriented philosophy, build on evidence-based knowledge and person focused skills. This webinar facilitates the translation of this “new lens” of service delivery within the context of personal experiences and perspectives of persons living in the world of psychosis.

Note: This is not an in-depth analysis of specific clinical interventions but an opportunity to guide thinking and suggest practical approaches that can be integrated within any practice philosophy or treatment approach as it applies to enhancing outcomes with individuals living with serious mental illness.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL637 Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy: An Overview

1 hour – $12
Instructor: Aaron Brinen, PsyD

Recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R) is an extension of the important work of CBT for psychosis (CBTp) to individuals who have struggled to gain benefit from that approach. CBTp was originally developed to address positive symptoms (hallucinations and delusions) to help people regain their lives. It uses Aaron T. Beck’s cognitive model. This webinar introduces CT-R.

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OL685 Groups (Clubs, Workshops, Seminars) Through Telehealth: Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy

1 Hour – $12
Instructor: Aaron Brinen, PsyD

Group therapy is an extremely important modality for helping individuals in progress in their recovery. We are in an unprecedented time. Individuals we serve are isolated at home to prevent spread of COVID-19. How do we engage individuals in group while we need to physically distance? How can we use telehealth for this purpose? This webinar considers how group can be a powerful modality and how telehealth can be used as a powerful medium.

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OL167: An Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Working effectively with people who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) presents serious challenges for behavioral health practitioners. Marsha Linehan has developed a research-based treatment approach called dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which has been used in a variety of settings in working with people having serious impulse control and emotional dysregulation disorders such as BPD.  This course introduces participants to this model and identifies core skills applicable in practice settings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Cite DSM 5 criteria for BPD.
  • Present an overview of the DBT treatment model.
  • Identify stages of recovery in the DBT model to use in individual treatment planning.
  • Distinguish those DBT skills that are effective in dealing with emotional dysregulation.
  • Describe how to apply DBT psychosocial skills training in a group program designed for teaching symptom management.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL567: The BHE Toolkit 3: Specific Practices for the Art of Helping People With Histories of Trauma

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

This course focuses on specific interventions of use to the professional helper when providing therapeutic services in behavioral healthcare. The aim of this workshop is to add to the helper’s “bag of tricks” or “toolkit” pertaining to assisting people with histories of trauma. Participants engage in didactic and experiential learning related to several specific interventions geared toward managing and moving beyond trauma. Participants also dialogue in small groups to share creative and effective interventions they have used in their various practice settings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the general purposes of interventions.
  • Discuss having a sound rationale for using various techniques.
  • Describe the benefits associated with each strategy.
  • Outline the drawbacks and barriers to using selected interventions.
  • Implement each intervention as relevant to one’s own professional practice.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

Diagnoses

OL642 Trauma: Definitions and Diagnoses

1.5 Hours – $18
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

Trauma is ever-present in the lives of many people who seek professional help. This training will provide a foundational overview necessary to understand the impact of traumatic experiences. Areas that will be explored include definitions, diagnostic criteria, prevalence data, and brain changes. Additionally, the importance of becoming trauma-informed practitioners will be introduced.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL650 The Dark Triad: An Overview of Sub-Clinical Narcissistic, Antisocial & Psychopathic Personality Structures

1 hour – $12
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

The dark triad of personality is a constellation of three socially aversive personality traits: narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism. These personality patterns share commonalities, including grandiosity, self-promotion, entitlement, impulsivity, emotional coldness, and aggression. This course explores the similarities and differences between these structures and normal personality. While exploring composite tools to measure these traits, participants will have the opportunity to discover where they fall on the dark spectrum.

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OL651 The Dark Triad: Exploring the Spectrum of Narcissism

1.5 Hours – $18
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

The dark triad of personality is a constellation of three socially aversive personality traits: narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism. These personality patterns share commonalities, including grandiosity, self-promotion, entitlement, impulsivity, emotional coldness and aggression. This course focuses on narcissistic personality traits at the sub-clinical and clinical level, providing a review of etiology, assessment tools and treatment options.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL652 The Dark Triad: Exploring the Anti-Social Spectrum

2 Hours – $24
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

The dark triad of personality is a constellation of three socially aversive personality traits: narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism. These personality patterns share commonalities, including grandiosity, self-promotion, entitlement, impulsivity, emotional coldness, and aggression. This course focuses on antisocial personality traits at the sub-clinical and clinical level, providing a review of etiology, assessment tools and treatment options.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL636 A Primer on Common Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents

3.5 hours – $42
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

This course will provide an overview of mental disorders most associated with children and adolescents. This seminar is designed for practitioners who work primarily with children, adolescents, and/or their family members. It examines the neurodevelopmental effects of specific categories of diagnoses as well as the potential psychosocial ramifications of being diagnosed with one or more of these disorders. The importance of working with both young persons and their primary caregivers to help them better understand, cope, and manage symptoms of specific disorders are discussed.
Note: This course is a shortened version from a recorded live training of “TR164: DSM 5 Disorders: Developmental Perspectives and Young Persons.”

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL057: Borderline Personality Disorder: Issues and Intervention

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness generally characterized by instability in affect, relationships, self-image and behavior. This course will provide a general overview of BPD including information on: DSM-IV TR criteria, etiology, suicidality and parasuicidality, therapeutic approaches and theoretical orientations. Treatment challenges are discussed; of primary importance is the need to maintain empathy and rapport.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize basic diagnostic criteria for BPD, including recognizing common CODs.
  • Describe the role of trauma and abuse in the development of BPD.
  • Discuss the role of self-injury and suicide in BPD.
  • Review basic therapeutic approaches, as well as specific theoretical orientations, notably DBT.
  • Recognize the importance of counter-transference issues in treating a person with BPD.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL050: DSM-5: People, Personality and Pathos – An Overview of Personality Disorders

5 Hours – $60
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT

This survey course introduces the nature of pervasive and enduring patterns of maladaptive behaviors and responses presented by persons with personality disorders. The three clusters of PDs will be discussed, with each disorder described in terms of features, course, biopsychosocial nature, possible causation and co-morbid conditions. Case scenarios will also be provided and explored. Additionally, general treatment principles and approaches will be addressed.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the major features of current personality disorders.
  • Discuss the developmental nature of these disorders.
  • Examine potential relationship between personality disorders and other more frequent co-occurring disorders.
  • Explore the DSM-5 alternative model of personality disorders.
  • Describe some general treatment principles and approaches for PDs.

CE Credits:

APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

Substance Use

OL672 Puff or Pass? An Exploration of Marijuana

2.5 Hours – $30
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

Marijuana has an extensive (and often controversial) history in the United States, and worldviews concerning its’ use have been dramatically shifting in recent years. Even with evolving societal attitudes and changing governmental legislation, marijuana use can still present clinical issues for some users. This training will address DSM-5 diagnostic presentations as well as the impact of marijuana on the brain. Issues surrounding medicalization in Pennsylvania will also be explored. Lastly, general approaches to treatment will be discussed.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL632 Substance Use Disorders: Diagnosis Meets Real-World Presentation

2.5 Hours – $30
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

This course provides an overview of substance use disorders as described in the DSM-5, as well as stories from the instructor’s clinical experience. The use of the DSM-5 is briefly reviewed in terms of examining substance-related disorders. Included in this course will be:

  • A description of various classes of substances, including intoxication and withdrawal symptoms
  • Substance use disorders on the spectrum of mild, moderate or severe
  • General approaches to assessment and treatment
  • The need for examining individual factors when working with a person with a history of substance use disorders

Note:
This online course is a narrated PowerPoint recording of a live training held in December 2017.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL809 Stirring the Pot: A Look at the Implications of Marijuana Use

2 Hours – $24
Instructor: Katherine Hubert, DO

The recent legalization of marijuana in many states has come with mixed opinions, especially among mental health professionals. This training will explore the impact that marijuana legalization has had on its recreational use throughout the 21st century. The course will focus on psychiatric implications of cannabis use including neurobiological effects and long-term consequences. DSM-5 criteria for cannabis use disorder will be addressed, as well as general approaches for assessment and treatment.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss several potential mental health risks of marijuana use, with a primary focus on psychosis.
  • Explain at least three effects of marijuana legalization on wider recreational use.
  • Describe several potential long-term outcomes of chronic use, including the impact on the brain.
  • List at least three general treatment approaches.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

Special Topics

OL646 The Cost of Caring in Forensic Work

2 Hours – $24
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Working in the forensic arena can be challenging, and sometimes a struggle. Are you feeling exhausted, depleted, frustrated or cynical? Losing the passion and empathy that motivates you to do this work? The “cost of caring” is an occupational hazard of helping others. Stories of pain and trauma while working in a demanding environment puts us at risk for developing symptoms that can negatively impact our professional and personal lives.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL643 Pathologizing Is Easy: Finding Mental Disorders Everywhere!

1.5 Hours – $18
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

In our field, it is always important to understand that proper diagnostic decision-making requires more than checking off symptoms from a list in the DSM. There are many limitations and barriers to an accurate diagnosis, including individual, helper, cultural and information variables. This unique, engaging workshop will explore each of these areas, culminating in an exercise highlighting the dangers of creating diagnoses with limited information. This interactive discussion is designed to explore select symptoms of common disorders, while also demonstrating the absurdity of being able to find mental disorders everywhere! More specifically, workshop participants will examine clusters of mental health symptoms, and apply (mis)diagnosis to famous fictional characters from pop culture.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL668 Losing Weight Without Sacrificing (Much)

2.5 Hours – $30
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

Whether you are a clinician looking to better understand and facilitate behavior change, or a person who wants to lose weight, this workshop is designed for you. In this fun storytelling adventure, attendees are encouraged to consider that there are multiple pathways to any behavior change, including weight loss, and that this understanding should translate to helping others clinically. Topics will include stages of change, cognitive errors, behavioral approaches, harm reduction, self-analyses, and personal stories from the trainer’s own nontraditional 70-pound weight loss journey. (“I’m not giving up my hot wings!”)

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL623 Be Well: Self-Care for the Practitioner

3 Hours – $36
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Practitioners in the helping professions face specific occupational hazards due to the nature of their work. These hazards, or costs of caring, may manifest in clusters of symptoms identified as compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary traumatic stress.

In this course, the complexities of providing behavioral healthcare services, common stress responses, and personal and professional stressors impacting wellness will be explored. Provider impairment will be analyzed in relation to ethical principles, and self-care strategies to prevent impairment will be examined.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL690 The Helper’s Guide to Understanding Misophonia

2.5 Hours – $30
Instructors: Jennifer Jo Brout, PhD, LPC, and Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

Using narrated PowerPoint slides and a podcast-style interview, “The Helpers Guide to Understanding Misophonia” is a 2.5-hour long continuing education course* that aims to provide an introduction to misophonia for clinicians. Though the term literally means “hatred of sounds,” it is best characterized as a neurophysiological disorder with emotional, cognitive and behavioral components – often resulting in affective distress. Misophonia causes individuals to experience aversive reactivity to certain pattern-based sounds that most people would find innocuous. As this under-researched disorder becomes more popularized in the press, clinicians should be prepared to encounter clients of all ages who suffer from this disorder. Unfortunately, no evidence-based treatment yet exists for misophonia, however through this course clinicians will begin to learn the strategies they can use to help clients learn about and cope with their sound sensitivity.

*This course is generously delivered by a special guest presenter, Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout, who is recognized internationally as a driving force for increasing our knowledge base about misophonia. Dr. Brout has been at the forefront of research in this area for the past two decades, having established the Sensation and Emotion Network (SENetwork) in 2007, along with the Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program at Duke University in 2008.

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

OL675 The Pessimist's Guide to Helping: Why Do We Even Bother?

1.5 Hours – $18
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT, Member of MINT

Let’s face it – what we do doesn’t work nearly as well as we would like. Since nothing (and no one) ever seems to change for the better, what’s the point? The first part of this workshop will explore multiple variables that lead to our field’s generally low “success” rates, as well as the disdain that helpers often have toward the system as a whole. After this frank examination, the closing section will aim to inspire by focusing on the empowering and optimistic reasons that answer the pessimistic question, “Why do we even bother?”

You may view this webinar at any time once you have registered.

 

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