Counselor Toolbox Podcast

By Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Training

Open in iTunes


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 231
Reviews: 0

Description

Counselors, coaches and sober companions help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Addictions and Mental Health issues each year. Learn about the current research and practical counseling tools to improve your skills and provide the best possible services. Counselor Toolbox targets counselors, coaches and companions, but can also provide useful counseling self-help tools for persons struggling with these issues and their loved ones. AllCEUs is an approved counseling continuing education provider for addiction and mental health counselors in most states. Counseling CEUs are available for each episode.

Episode Date
Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired Alzheimers and Dementias
61:11
Summary ~ Working with people with cognitive impairment can be frustrating ~ It is important not to confuse chronological age with communicative age ~ KISS ~ Eliminate distractions ~ Don’t expect short-term memory ~ Use pictures, lists, storyboards ~ Spaced retrieval training has shown effectiveness in improving memory in people with cognitive impairments ~ Many people with a FASD will present in mental health practices without a FASD diagnosis. ~ Many clients who misuse alcohol and/or try to self detox can precipitate a cognitive impairment through ~ Thiamine deficiency ~ Stroke ~ Conduct ongoing assessments for cognitive impairments
Aug 17, 2019
Supporting Clients on Medication Assisted Therapies
56:27
Objectives - Define MAT - Explore barriers to treatment What is Our Goal - Help people - Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety - Agitation - Sleep disruption - Anhedonia - Fatigue - Feelings of worthlessness and guilt - Stay alive (not overdose or commit suicide) - Be relatively pain free (bidirectional with depression and anxiety) - Be independent - Improve interpersonal relationships - Be financially secure - Be “productive” members of society to their ability
Aug 16, 2019
Relapse Prevention Groups for Addiction and Mental Health Disorders
54:53
Summary ~ Strengthen the motivation to change throughout the change process. ~ Identify high-risk situations ~ Develop coping strategies and skills to avoid high-risk situations and to deal with them when they are unavoidable. ~ Recognize and implement changes to the environment and lifestyle to minimize the frequency of high-risk situations and to strengthen commitment to change.
Aug 13, 2019
5 Elements of Motivational Interventions & 5 Principles of Motivational Interviewing
53:37
- Motivation is dynamic, influenced by multiple types of motivation including emotional, cognitive, social, environmental - Motivational Interviewing increases client’s hope and enhances treatment participation - 3 critical elements of motivation: Ability, willingness and readiness - 5 elements of motivational approaches - The FRAMES approach - Decisional balance exercises - Discrepancies between personal goals and current behavior - Flexible pacing - Personal contact with clients in treatment
Aug 12, 2019
Etherapy Ethics
97:05
Summary ~ Online therapy is becoming increasingly mainstream ~ There are many advantages such as convenience, cost effectiveness and accessibility ~ Things to consider when choosing an office are your particular skill set, your target population, how tech savvy you are and how much you want to spend ~ Building an online practice is no faster than a face-to-face one, but there are things you can do to speed up the process.
Aug 09, 2019
Violence Prevention in the Workplace
58:08
Summary - Conflict is inevitable - Violence prevention involves - Creating an environment that supports open communication and respect - Maintaining self awareness of stressors and our impact on others - Maintaining awareness of other’s reactions, behaviors and stressors - Educating staff and clients regarding effective conflict resolution strategies - Minimizing triggers for conflict - Being willing to learn from conflict
Aug 02, 2019
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for PTSD
58:30
Summary - Trauma impacts the person biopsychosocially - Behavioral interventions can help them prevent and address avoidance and hypervigilance - Cognitive interventions can help them - Understand the function of their symptoms to choose effective ways of dealing with them - Address unhelpful cognitions about the trauma, themselves and the world - Reduce chronic stress to help the HPA-Axis rebalance and recover - Assist in integrating the trauma narrative so it is not a “loose end.”
Jul 31, 2019
Mental Health Aspects of Bariatric Surgery
56:52
Objectives - Learn about bariatric surgery - Explore reasons for the surgery and increase in popularity - Identify the psychosocial outcomes of bariatric surgery - Identify common presenting issues in persons seeking bariatric surgery - Explore current recommendations for assessment protocols and presurgical preparation for bariatric surgery - Identify postoperative mental and physical health issues which may occur and need to be addressed Types of Bariatric Surgery - Bariatric surgeries all aim to make the stomach smaller so it can hold less food through removal, banding or bypassing. - Some surgeries also bypass part of the small intestine which inhibits calorie as well as nutrient absorption
Jul 25, 2019
Enhancing Healthy Adolescent Development
61:40
Summary - Enhancing adolescent development means - Preventing adverse childhood experiences - Ensuring adequate growth and development - Enhancing protective factors in the person, home, school and community - Strategies include - Involving community groups, rec centers, businesses in providing opportunities for youth recreation and leadership - Working with schools to adjust curriculum to teach skills necessary for success including resiliency skills, health literacy and mental health promotion - Ensuring families have access to the resources they need to create a safe and nurturing environment - Involving youth in identifying problems, challenges, gaps in resources and incentives for participation
Jul 17, 2019
Ethics Self-Care And Burnout
95:48
Summary - Burnout work environments are a reality - Burnout does not have to be - Burnout causes problems in - Health - Mental Health - Relationships - Work environment and employee retention - Ability to provide client services - Develop resilience and identifying the sources and interventions for your burnout
Jul 12, 2019
Understanding the Autism Spectrum
60:31
Summary Resources - 100 Day Kit for Families - Age appropriate autism materials - Building Our Future: Educating Students on the Autism Spectrum - Autism Information for Social Workers and Counselors - Supporting Appropriate Behavior in Students with Asperger’s - Next Steps: A Guide For Families New To Autism - Puberty and Children on the Autism Spectrum - Transition-Preparing_for_a_Lifetime - Growing Up Together (For School-Aged Peers) - Growing Up Together (For Middle School-Aged Peers)
Jul 11, 2019
Biopsychosocial Impact of Addiction And Mental Disorders on the Individual
58:18
406 -Biopsychosocial Impact of Addiction and Mental Disorders on the Individual - Examine the biological (physical) impact of addiction and mental health issues on the individual - Examine the psychological impact of addiction and mental health issues on the individual - Examine the social impact of addiction and mental health issues on the individual - Identify interventions in each area.
Jul 06, 2019
Social Work Considerations for Addressing Chronic Conditions
49:33
405-Social Work Considerations for Addressing Chronic Conditions Treatment for persons with chronic conditions requires use of many strategies outside of traditional emotion or cognition focused counseling to educate, motivate and empower clients to take charge of their condition. ~ It is beneficial to educate the client as well as the family/support system about the condition, effects of the condition, expectations for improvement and benefits and drawbacks of possible interventions. CEUs can be earned for this presentatino at allceus.com or australia.allceus.com
Jul 04, 2019
Suicide Assessment and Crisis Intervention for the NCMHCE
52:29
NCMHCE Crisis Assessment--Learn multiple mnemonics to help you remember what to look for in your scenario assessments. CEUs are available for this at allceus.com
Jun 29, 2019
Developing Psychological Flexibility
57:24
Learn how to teach a model to help clients implement psychological flexibility in episode 404 of Counselor Toolbox Podcast. CEUs are available at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com
Jun 28, 2019
Addressing Childhood Obesity
60:44
Childhood obesity contributes to a range of physical and mental health issues. Identify ways counselors and social workers can work with students, families and communities to address this growing crisis. CEUs are available at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com
Jun 27, 2019
Helping Parents of Children with Autism Better Engage and Communicate with Their Children
56:56
Help Parents of Children with Autism Better Engage and Communicate with Their Children. Move from a deficits based to a differences based approach to interaction. Describe the unique interpersonal needs of people with autism spectrum disorders. Identify characteristics necessary to form secure attachments. List at least 5 practices that caregivers and teachers can use to improve connection with children on the autism spectrum. CEUs are available for this course at allceus.com or Australia.allceus.com
Jun 19, 2019
Counseling Alaskan Natives and American Indians
56:56
Learn about the impact of historical trauma and cultural issues to which clinicians must be responsive in order to provide effective, ethical care to American Indians and Alaskan Natives. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com.
Jun 13, 2019
Using Groups to Address Anger, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction
61:04
Groups are extremely cost effective. This series of 24 groups provides the foundation for clients to address issues underlying anxiety, anger and depression and begin living a happier life. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com.
Jun 08, 2019
Group Therapy Leadership Skills and Common Errors
64:09
Learn how to increase motivation and participation when facilitating group as well as common group leadership errors and what to do about them. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com.
Jun 06, 2019
Relapse Prevention for Mental Health and Addictive Disorders
58:39
Relapse is a return to a state of prior functioning. People can relapse from both mental health and addiction issues. Relapse from one increases the likelihood of relapse from the other in people with co-occurring disorders. Identify ways to prevent relapse. CEUs are available at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com
Jun 04, 2019
PTSD: Exploring the Adaptive Nature of Symptoms and Interventions
59:47
By understanding the function of symptoms we can: Normalize the behavior and identify alternate ways to meet that same need or address the issue. CEUs are available for this presentation at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com.
Jun 03, 2019
The Neurobiological Impact of Psychological Trauma: The HPA-Axis
60
Trauma can cause the HPA-Axis or the threat response system to get stuck in overdrive. Learn why this happens and what can be done about it. CEUs are available for this episode at allceus.com and Australia.allceus.com
Jun 02, 2019
Holistic Biopsychosocial Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
60:26
Objectives Why Holistic? ~ 30% to 40% of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) do not respond sufficiently to usual antidepressant treatment ~ Even under optimal treatment conditions, only one-third of patients achieve remission ~ Among patients who fail to respond to two pharmacologic interventions, remission rates with the next antidepressant are as low as 12% ~ A patient becomes less likely to respond clinically with each additional nonresponse to antidepressant treatment
May 29, 2019
Special Episode Interview with Dr. Daniel Kaufmann on Gambling and Internet Gaming Disorder
51:33
Learn about pathological gambling with Dr. Daniel Kaufmann
May 23, 2019
Preventing Vulnerabilities Pain Management
56:10
Preventing Vulnerabilities Pain Management. Pain is inevitable. It impacts your Mood, Thoughts, Behaviors, Relationships, Addressing pain will help reduce related, Anxiety, Depression, Anger. Pain management requires a comprehensive approach addressing, Physical causes of pain, Mood, Social supports, Sleep.
May 22, 2019
Understanding The Mind-Body Connection
49:51
The Interaction Between Neurotransmitters, Thoughts & Emotion Objectives Learn about your central control center, the brain What role does it play in Emotions Thoughts Physical Reactionsl Sensations How things can go wrong How to fix those things Summary After a hard day, you often want to relax and “veg” This is the brain sending out […]
May 18, 2019
Internal Family Systems Theory
52:01
Internal Family Systems Theory Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Purchase CEU class for this podcast at: https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/1034/c/ Objectives ~ Define Internal Family Systems Theory ~ Identify when it is used ~ Explore guiding principles ~ For more information and training programs in IFS, go to https://www.selfleadership.org/ Overview ~ IFS was developed in the 1990s by family therapist […]
May 15, 2019
Understanding Anxiety Through a Childs Eyes
58:17
Objectives Identify symptoms of anxiety in children Review common misdiagnoses Explain how children’s developmental stage impacts their fears Propose interventions to help children deal with anxiety
May 10, 2019
Facilitating Open-Ended Groups
45:19
Define closed, open and single-session groups Explore the benefits and challenges for each Discuss necessary skills for managing open-ended groups
May 08, 2019
Developing Positive Self-Talk in People of All Ages
0:00
Positive self talk helps you feel empowered and good about being the best you that you can be. Feelings of empowerment reduce feelings of helplessness and hopelessness and can protect against depression, anxiety and a host of stress related illnesses. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com/counselortoolbox or in Australia at australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox .
May 03, 2019
Nurturing children’s mental health
61:06
Children need to feel like they are loved, they belong and they are capable at home, school and in relationships. Learn 25 ways to enhance this in today's podcast.
May 01, 2019
Forming a Foundation that Nurtures Secure Attachment at All Ages
61:06
Children need different things at different developmental stages due to their cognitive capabilities as well as their psychosocial needs.The key to attachment is creating an environment in which children feel safe, loved and accepted (unconditionally). Use the CARES approach. Consistency, Attention, Responsiveness, Empathy and Solutions.
May 01, 2019
Creating Psychological Flexibility In Children
0:00
Every event is an opportunity to choose thoughts and behaviors that will help you use your energy to move toward your goals and values. Using the Flexibility Activity or worksheet youth can apply this on a daily basis. CEUs/OPDs are available for this podcast at allceus.com/counselortoolbox or if you are in Australia, Australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox
May 01, 2019
Moving from Supportive to Solution Focused Interventions
58:42
Moving from Supportive to Solution Focused Interventions Objectives ~ Differentiate between supportive and solution-focused interventions ~ Identify the function of each ~ Explore interventions to facilitate transition into problem solving What’s the Difference ~ Supportive interventions are grounded in empathy and helping the person survive the moment. ~ Plugging a hole in the hull of […]
Apr 27, 2019
Developing Resilience in Children
61:07
Building Resilience in Children Objectives ~ Define resilience ~ Explore characteristics of Resilient People ~ Identify how to help people become more resilient ~ Highlight activities which can help people deal with unpleasant events when they happen The Art of Resilience ~ Resilience is a process or lifestyle that enables people to bounce back in […]
Apr 24, 2019
Counseling Couples
63:01
Identify goals and techniques for using in couples counseling. CEUs are available for this podcast at https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox
Apr 20, 2019
Counseling People Who Are Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
62:03
Learn about unique issues to working with people who are transgender and their families. CEUs are available for this podcast at https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox
Apr 17, 2019
Nonpharmacological Pain Management — CBT for Chronic Pain
69:47
Learn about a variety of techniques that can be used to help people with chronic pain and develop a better understanding of the chronic pain experience and associated cognitions. CEUs are available for this podcast at allceus.com/counselortoolbox
Apr 13, 2019
Treating Addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms
61:01
Symptoms of addiction and borderline personality disorder are very similar and overlap. Explore how those symptoms may have developed as a protective mechanism and interventions to assist in addressing them. CEUs are available for this presentation. See the link in the show notes.
Apr 06, 2019
Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
61:09
Learn how context creates a phenomenological reality that influences each individual's perceptions of the present and why that is important in the recovery process. CEUs are available for this presentation at AllCEUs.com see the link in the show notes.
Apr 03, 2019
The Porn Trap
0:00
Review the neurochemical underpinnings of pornography addiction and interventions to help the person begin to recover. CEUs are available for this presentation at allceus.com for those in the US and australia.allceus.com for those in the AU.
Mar 29, 2019
Love You Hate the Porn
0:00
Learn about the consequences of problematic pornography use on the significant other and ways to help the couple recover. CEUs are available for this presentation at allceus.com for those in the US and australia.allceus.com for those in the AU.
Mar 27, 2019
Breaking the Cycle of Pornography Addiction
0:00
Pornography can have many negative effects on a person's mood, work product, ability to concentrate, relationships and overall health. Learn about risk factors, reasons porn can be addictive and steps to take to break the cycle of porn addiction. CEUs are available at allceus.com/counselortoolbox
Mar 23, 2019
Enhancing Trauma Resilience
0:00
Learn how to enhance trauma resiliency to prevent PTSD and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma. CEUs are available at allceus.com/counselortoolbox
Mar 20, 2019
Grief, Trauma and Personality Disordered Symptoms
54:47
Learn how many of the symptoms of personality disorders can be seen as adaptive responses after a trauma which occurred in early adulthood or before. CEUs or OPD/CPD hours can be earned for this podcast by going to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com in Australia.
Mar 16, 2019
Complicated Grief and Attachment
58:48
When examining the behaviors of adult or adolescent clients whose primary attachment was disrupted, the traumatic impact can be seen. Learn steps to help people reconcile the trauma. Earn CEUs for this podcast at https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox
Mar 13, 2019
Psychosocial Impact of Trauma
1:09
After a trauma people need time to re-group and find their “new-normal” Learn how to assist trauma survivors. To access the CEU course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia.
Mar 09, 2019
Counseling Clients Who Self-Harm
0:00
NSSI usually represents a way of dealing with distress the best the person knows how. Learn the reasons for self-injury and interventions to assist you. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia.
Mar 06, 2019
The Mathis Method with Dr. Jennifer Mathis
37:53
Learn about the Mathis Method developed by Dr. Jennifer Mathis to provide trauma-informed treatment services.
Mar 04, 2019
Introduction to 12-Step Programs with John M of Sober Speak
73:05
Learn more about 12-Step Programs, the Big Book, the 12 & 12. Hear from Sober Speak Podcast Host John M. about a variety of tools from the trenches, how clients can get started in 12-Step programs. After a trauma people need time to re-group and find their “new-normal” To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Mar 02, 2019
Ethics, Self Care, Counseling Skills and Ongoing Supervision
56:44
Review the philosophical ethical principles. Explore how the following are ethical imperatives and how to fit them in: Counseling Skills Development, Ongoing Supervision, Self-Care. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Mar 01, 2019
Person Centered Theory of Personality and Behavior
58:37
Define “person centered theory” Explore how the PCT can help us understand differences in individuals responses to situations. Explore how PCT can be useful in developing effective treatment plans/interventions. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Feb 27, 2019
365 -Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and Mood
59:16
Identify the effects of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels on mood. Explore the effect of cortisol on sex hormones (and mood). Identify causes of sex hormone imbalances and possible interventions. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Feb 24, 2019
364 -Neurotransmitters and Mood: Glutamate and GABA
42:16
GABA is our natural Xanax and Glutamate is our main get-up-and-go neurochemical. Learn how these are interrelated, how they impact serotonin, dopamine and norepinepherine and ways to normalize levels.
Feb 23, 2019
363 – Gamification in Counseling
41:42
Learn how gamification can increase motivation, attention and improve outcomes and explore multiple easy ways to gamify most counseling issues. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Feb 20, 2019
362 -Cannabidiol (CBD) and Mental Health
56:44
CBD is a component of cannabis that has anti-anxiety, anti-epileptic, anti-psychotic and anti-inflammatory effects. Learn about the benefits as well as cautions for CBD. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Feb 16, 2019
361 – Protective Factors for Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders
0:00
Learn about factors that we can enhance to help prevent or mitigate mental health and/or addiction issues. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Feb 15, 2019
360- Food Addiction and Eating Issues
54:59
Learn about how food can be used as addictive behavior and interventions to help people address emotional eating. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Feb 13, 2019
358 -Treating Chronic Pain in People with Substance Abuse Issues (Re-Release)
0:00
To my listeners, I apologize for repeating content, but have been called away with a family emergency.  I will repost new content beginning in February. These were recorded in 2016, so, hopefully they are new to you.  ~Dr. Snipes
Jan 26, 2019
357 – Thinking Errors (Re-Release)
59:00
Thinking errors keep people stuck. Learn how to help people embrace the dialectics, reduce catastrophization and more. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Jan 23, 2019
356 -Norepinephrine: Your Get Up and Go
58:39
Norepinephrine is activates your system to fight or flee. Too little can lead to hypotension, bradycardia, confusion, difficulty concentrating, fatigue and sleep issues. Too much can produce panic like symptoms. Elevated levels of norepinephrine over an extended period of time actually causes the body to reduce the amount available causing symptoms of insufficiency. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Jan 16, 2019
355 -Dopamine: It is more than a pleasure chemical
59:57
Dopamine is involved in reward, motivation, muscle coordination, wakefulness, mood and much more. Learn how a dopamine imbalance impacts your mind and body. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Jan 12, 2019
354 -Serotonin: The Multifunctional Neurotransmitter
58:48
Learn about the functions of serotonin and how it impacts other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinepherine. Also learn how SSRIs and other medications impact serotonin receptors, but also alter other neurotransmitters in the process. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Jan 09, 2019
353 -Gut Health and Mental Health
57:52
Learn how alterations in the gut bacteria have been implicated in multiple host diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and inflammation, while recent evidence suggests a potential role of the microbiota-gut-brain axis in neuropsychiatric disorders, such as depression and anxiety via leaky gut. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Jan 04, 2019
352 -Attachment Issues in Counseling
0:00
Learn about what attachment is and how problems in the attachment process can lead to mood, behavioral and relationship issues. To access the CEU/OPD/CPD course go to https://allceus.com/counselortoolbox in the US or https://australia.allceus.com/counselortoolbox if you are in Australia
Jan 04, 2019
350 -Intro to Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder
34:43
Screening for gambling problems is important because few people seek treatment for these problems and instead seek help for other complaints. Learn about different types of gambling, risk and protective factors and warning signs of gambling problems.
Jan 03, 2019
351 – Problem Gambling and Mental Health
22:30
People often refuse to seek help for gambling disorder because of stigma. Stigma regarding gambling appears to be largely culturally created. Exposure to people who have pathological gambling disorder to reduce othering shows the greatest promise for the reduction of stigma.
Dec 31, 2018
349 -Polyamory: An Overview for Counselors
55:26
There are a variety of reasons people engage in polyamorous relationships. Approximately 4% or 9.8 million adults are engaging in some form of polyamorous relationships. Polyamorous relationships are not always about sex. They are about dedication and commitment to being there for the other person. Learn more about these relationship structures and how to assist clients who are in polyamorous relationships.
Dec 28, 2018
348 -Dom-sub and Female Led Relationships: Overview for Counselors
54:23
D/s relationships can take many forms. They can be bedroom relationships or 24/7 TPEs. There are very significant differences between the different types of relationships which clients should explore prior to entering into a contract.
Dec 26, 2018
347 -Overview of BDSM for Counselors
54:16
As many as 20-50% of people have engaged in some type of BDSM behavior, bondage and spanking being the most common. Part of becoming a kink-aware therapist is recognizing that some of your clients engage in some type of BDSM activities which may ---or may not---be contributing to their distress. BDSM covers a wide range of activities, almost all involving some level of power exchange. BDSM practitioners have been found to be at least as “well adjusted” as sexually normative culture.
Dec 22, 2018
345 -Human Sexuality and Cultural Responsiveness
60:10
A majority of the population dabbles in some form of kink. Practitioners who embrace kink, especially BDSM and polyamory are often reluctant to disclose these issues to their medical or mental health providers. Issues of shame and guilt often arise when people first discover their alternate sexual preferences and can be compounded by a culturally insensitive therapist.
Dec 14, 2018
344 -Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Screening and Interventions
60:49
The number of people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is increasing, and these clients are disproportionately represented in the legal and child welfare system, and often have significant challenges in school Early and effective differential diagnosis can help a person with an FASD achieve the highest quality of life.
Dec 11, 2018
343 -Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 4
0:00
Learn how authenticity, gratitude and patience can help people be less stressed and actually increase their happiness.
Dec 08, 2018
342 -Recovery Residences-What They Are and Effectiveness
59:03
Learn about different types of recovery residences, the varying levels and phases and explore the benefits of the milieu created by the social model.
Dec 04, 2018
341 – Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 3
61:13
Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 3 Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Counselor Toolbox Podcast CEUs/OPD/CPDs are available for this presentation at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/953/c/ for clinicians in the US and https://australia.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/953/c/ for clinicians in Australia. Objectives ~ Openmindedness/Teachability/Curiosity ~ Optimism ~ Compassion Openmindedness/Teachability/Curiosity ~ Why this logically makes sense that it could improve happiness and reduce distress ~ When […]
Dec 01, 2018
340 -Trauma Informed Interventions
58:18
Learn how to create safety and develop trust through the use of cultural resources, peer support, transparency, collaboration and empowerment to help people explore events, experiences and effects, and respond in a way that helps them live a rich and meaningful life without feeling retraumatized.
Nov 23, 2018
339 -Spiritual Steps to Happiness Part 2
58:44
Learn how to develop honesty, awareness and acceptance to help you live a happier life.
Nov 22, 2018
338 -Burnout Prevention and Self-Care
59:19
Burnout work environments are a reality. Burnout does not have to be. Burnout causes problems in Health, Mental Health, Relationships. Work environment and employee retention. Ability to provide client services. Develop resilience and identifying the sources and interventions for your burnout
Nov 21, 2018
337 -Relapse Prevention and Accountability
37:22
Relapse prevention planning should begin at admission (when the person has stopped using, or made the decision to try to change). Relapse prevention plans are ineffective if they are not followed. It takes at least 6 months to get in the groove of a recovery lifestyle. Accountability will help people maintain motivation through social, behavioral and/or financial reinforcement
Nov 20, 2018
335 -Spiritual Steps to Happiness
64:48
Developing a sense of connectedness and awareness of our impact on the universe and the universe's impact on us, cultivation of a sense of awe and wonder and exploration of faith to help can help people identify those things over which they do and do not have control, ways to improve their corner of the universe and what to change or avoid because it has negative effects on them.
Nov 17, 2018
334 -Preventing Trauma and Depression During the Holidays
61:29
The holidays can bring up feelings of grief, guilt, loneliness, anger, trauma/helplessness, and depression/hopelessness. We will discuss common holiday-related triggers and potential interventions.
Nov 14, 2018
333 -Meditation Techniques for Reducing Distress and Improving Health and Happiness
61:07
Meditation has been shown to help people cultivate happy feelings. Meditation can tame monkey mind and improve concentration and clarity. Meditation can reduce blood pressure and improve sleep. There are a variety of different types of meditation, it is important for people to find one that “fits” for them.
Nov 10, 2018
332 -Encouraging Optimism Based on Positive Expectations
58:13
Learn how to help people start learning optimism. Create Positivity. Start looking at events in terms of what you want instead of what you lost or do not have.
Nov 07, 2018
331 -Developing Interpersonal Effectiveness Self Esteem
56:47
Self-Esteem Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs Objectives ~ The Nature of Self-Esteem ~ Identifying and Disarming the Critic ~ Creating an Accurate Self Assessment ~ Identifying Cognitive Distortions ~ Developing Compassion ~ Shaking the Shoulds ~ Handling Mistakes ~ Responding to Criticism ~ Goal Setting ~ Core Beliefs ~ Building Self Esteem […]
Nov 03, 2018
330 -Developing Healthy Support Networks
59:57
Healthy relationships are vital to a healthy life. By becoming interpersonally effective, people can better get their needs met and meet the needs of others. The 7 Habits can serve as a reminder for important things to do to build healthy relationships. By understanding temperament people can better understand themselves and others and communicate and synergize in meaningful ways.
Oct 31, 2018
329 -Addressing Codependency and Abandonment Fears
60:42
Identifying and being mindful of abandonment triggers in the present can help people choose alternate, more helpful ways of responding. Learn tools to help clients do just that in this episode.
Oct 27, 2018
328 -Recovering from an Addicted or Borderline Parent
58:37
Recovering from Growing Up with an Addicted or Borderline Parent Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs.com Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox CEUs are available for this presentation at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/375/c/ Objectives ~ Review the characteristics of BPD ~ Compare and contrast BPD with addictive behaviors ~ Examine ways to implement the activities presented in the book […]
Oct 24, 2018
327 -Finding Meaning with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
58:37
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs Objectives ~ The Goal of ACT ~ What is Mindfulness? ~ How Does ACT Differ from Other Mindfulness-based Approaches? ~ What is Unique to Act? ~ Destructive Normality ~ Experiential Avoidance ~ Therapeutic Interventions ~ Confronting the Agenda ~ Control is […]
Oct 20, 2018
326 -Stress Management with Dialectics and Locus of Control | Journey to Recovery Series
59:31
Locus of control helps people realistically examine how much control they have over a situation. Dialectics help people deal with distress by embracing and examining the opposing forces or points in a situation.
Oct 17, 2018
325 -Cognitive Behavioral Activities for Group and Individual Work
66:47
By developing a broader understanding of situations people can explore the effectiveness of their thinking in terms of how it impacts their ability to live a rich and meaningful life.
Oct 13, 2018
323 -Depression Group and Individual Interventions
63:17
Learn how to teach the common symptoms for anxiety and depression-based disorders, and how a positive change in one area or symptom can have positive effects on all symptoms or areas.
Oct 07, 2018
322 -Guilt Individual and Group Interventions | Journey to Recovery Series
57:54
Guilt comes in many forms. It is largely anger at ourselves and energy tied up in the past. Holding on to guilt weighs us down. Identifying your sources of guilt and addressing them is the first step.
Oct 06, 2018
321 -Grief and Loss Individual and Group Interventions | Journey to Recovery Series
62:22
Losses encompass more than death or a person or loss of property. Failure to acknowledge losses can cause unhelpful reactions in similar future situations. It is important to explore feelings and reactions in terms of their functionality---how are they benefitting the person
Oct 03, 2018
320 -Anger and Anxiety Group and Individual Interventions | Journey to Recovery Series
55:46
By helping people identify the roots of their anger and more effective strategies, they can be empowered to reduce the frequency and intensity of these emotions and more effectively cope when they do arise.
Sep 29, 2018
319 -Distress Tolerance Group and Individual Activities: Journey to Recovery Series
59:04
The goal of distress tolerance is to accept, find meaning for and tolerate distress. Pain and distress are part of life. Refusing to accept this leads to suffering
Sep 26, 2018
318 -Seeking Safety Overview
60:15
“Safety” is an umbrella term that signifies various elements: ~ discontinuing addictive behaviors ~ reducing suicidality ~ minimizing exposure high-risk situations ~ letting go of dangerous relationships ~ gaining control over extreme symptoms (such as dissociation) ~ stopping self-harm behaviors (such as cutting).
Sep 23, 2018
317 -Introduction to Restoring Sanctuary Part 2
68:19
Issues of exposure to trauma and adversity in childhood are central to the development of most mental illness
Sep 23, 2018
316 -Introduction to Restoring Sanctuary Part 1
64:18
Sanctuary helps people become aware of the function of their behaviors and break unhelpful re-enactment cycles
Sep 22, 2018
315 -Introduction to Trauma Informed Care
48:25
Organizational Guidelines for Trauma Informed Care Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Objectives ~ What do we mean by trauma? ~ What do we mean by a trauma-informed approach? ~ What are the key principles of a trauma-informed approach? ~ What is the suggested guidance for implementing a trauma-informed approach? ~ What are the core […]
Sep 22, 2018
314 -Special Series Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 3
49:17
An effective tobacco control strategy includes multiple levels of prevention that keep people from starting nicotine use, help them prevent further problems caused by nicotine use and help them manage existing conditions caused by nicotine use (i.e. COPD)
Sep 21, 2018
313 -Special Series Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 2
54:59
Management of Tobacco Use Part 2 Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs.com Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Barriers to Engagement ~ Screening ~ Preparing for Change ~ Practical Interventions ~ Relapse Prevention ~ Essential Education ~ Motivational Interviewing Techniques ~ Tips for Supporters Barriers to Engagement […]
Sep 21, 2018
312 -Special Series Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Part 1
51:51
Identify clinical interventions, both for patients willing and unwilling to make a quit attempt at this time
Sep 21, 2018
311 Sleep’s Effect on Mood | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
57:34
If you are only willing to change one thing this month to start being happier, more energetic and clearer headed, sleep might be a great place to start.
Sep 19, 2018
310 Effect of Light and Exercise on Mood | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
50:10
Light helps set our circadian rhythms which impacts cortisol, serotonin, sex hormone and melatonin levels as well as thyroid hormones, thermogenesis, and insulin. Disruptions in circadian rhythms produces many emotional, cognitive and physical symptoms similar to anxiety and depression
Sep 15, 2018
309 Nutrition | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
57:25
About 86% of Americans have suboptimal neurotransmitter levels leading to fatigue, depression, anxiety and weight gain. Chronic stress, poor diet, environmental toxins, drugs (prescription and recreational), alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine can cause neurotransmitter imbalances. Learn why decent nutrition is important and how easy it is to work in a few healthy foods.
Sep 12, 2018
308 Mindfulness | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
60:42
Learn how to teach practical mindfulness to your clients or kids.
Sep 09, 2018
307 Emotion Regulation
55:13
Continuing from the last podcast, explore the concept of dysregulation, and important steps to start living in harmony with your emotions instead of fighting against them.
Sep 08, 2018
306 The Biopsychosocial Aspect of Emotions | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
59:16
Learn how everything from hormone imbalances to pain, poor nutrition, sleep deprivation and even stressful environments can contribute to depression and anxiety (and what to do about it)
Sep 05, 2018
305 – Relapse Prevention | Journey to Recovery Series
56:38
Learn about creating a relapse prevention plan and how to identify relapse triggers and warning signs.
Sep 01, 2018
304 -Behavior Modification | Journey to Recovery Series
61:33
By understanding what rewards(causes and motivates) people’s behavior or discourages (punishes/strains) their behavior, we can better address their issues
Aug 29, 2018
302 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 8
64:38
SAMHSA TIP 42 A Brief Overview of Specific Mental Disorders and Cross-Cutting Issues
Aug 26, 2018
299 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 5
44:47
SAMHSA TIP 42 Guidelines Working With a Client Who Has A Co-Occurring Disorder
Aug 26, 2018
303 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 9
50:43
Treatment of Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders Based on SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 9 Host: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs Counselor Education Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox and Addiction Counselor Exam Review Objectives ~ Substance Induced Disorders ~ Substance-induced persisting amnestic disorder ~ Substance-induced psychotic disorder ~ Substance-induced mood disorder ~ Substance-induced sexual dysfunction ~ Substance-induced […]
Aug 26, 2018
301 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 7
47:10
SAMHSA TIP 42 Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Special Settings and Specific Populations
Aug 26, 2018
300 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 6
61:06
SAMHSA TIP 42 Identify essential programming for clients with COD
Aug 26, 2018
298 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 4
51:31
SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 4 Screening and Assessment of People with Co-Occurring Issues
Aug 26, 2018
296 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 1 & 2
45:38
SAMHSA TIP 42 Define Co-Occurring Disorders and explore some of the unique clinical challenges.
Aug 26, 2018
297 Special Series -Counseling People with Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA TIP 42 Part 3
55:40
SAMHSA TIP 42 guiding principles in treatment and core components in the delivery of services to people with Co-Occurring Disorders
Aug 26, 2018
295 Teaching Clients to Set SMART Goals | Journey to Recovery Series
56:39
Making goals small and achievable helps keep you from getting discouraged and gives you frequent rewards. It is vital to know the who, what, when, where and whys of a behavior change and to put reminders around, because behavior change doesn’t just happen
Aug 25, 2018
294 -Teaching Clients How to Enhance Motivation | Journey to Recovery Series
58:39
Motivation is Multidimensional an involves emotions, thoughts, physical sensations, social pressures and values.
Aug 22, 2018
293 -Understanding Learning Styles to Improve Group and Individual Interventions
49:36
~ Learn why it is important to understand learning style ~ Identify the three components of learning ~ Explore the multiple facets of learning ~ Synthesize the components and facets of learning to understand how you most effectively learn
Aug 18, 2018
292 -Individualizing Treatment for Temperaments
58:52
Explore how temperament impacts treatment approaches, interventions and settings. Identify common goals for treatment and ways to individualize them.
Aug 15, 2018
291 -Transtheoretical and Transdiagnostic Approaches to Recovery | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
57:09
Symptoms of depression can be caused by unhelpful thoughts, environmental and situational stressors, poor nutrition, lack of sleep and more. For that reason it is essential to help clients understand not only what symptoms they have , but also what is causing each symptoms for them
Aug 11, 2018
290 – Understanding the Mind-Body Connection in Recovery | Journey to Recovery 2nd Edition
52:31
In this episode we examine ways to help clients answer: What causes feelings? Can your health really impact your mood? What are steps you can take to prevent depression, reduce cravings and enhance happiness?
Aug 08, 2018
289 Environmental Interventions for Depression
50:56
Your environment can trigger a variety of different feelings based on your prior experiences and personal preferences. Register for CEUs for this presentation by going to allceus.com/podcastceus Environments that are too noisy, bustling and chaotic can be exhausting for introverts, but environments that are too quite and subdued can make extroverts feel depleted. Environments that trigger memories of happy times can help people feel less alone, more energetic and empowered.
Aug 05, 2018
288 Spiritual Interventions for Depression
56:39
Recovery from depression can be a spiritual journey. It involves getting honest with yourself and others about what you can and cannot change, developing compassion for yourself and others and living mindfully, devoting energy to those things that are important to you. It is a journey that requires you to identify where you want to go, instead of aimlessly wandering through life. Register for CEUs for this presentation by going to allceus.com/podcastceus
Aug 04, 2018
287 Mental Health and Mental Illness Fundamentals Part 2
59:33
~ Mental health issues are mediated by brain function ~ Mental disorders are defined by signs, symptoms, and functional impairments as opposed to causes ~ 20% of Americans experience a mental disorder in a given year. ~ A range of treatments including counseling and psychopharmacology exist for most disorders ~ The consumer movement has increased the involvement of individuals with mental disorders and their families in mutual support services, consumer-run services, and advocacy. ~ The Recovery Concept reflects renewed optimism about the outcomes of mental illness
Aug 01, 2018
286 Social Interventions for Depression | Group and Individual Activities
61:07
Benefits of Social Support. Sense of belonging. Spending time with them helps ward off loneliness. Whether it's other new parents, dog lovers, fishing buddies or siblings, just knowing you're not alone can go a long way toward coping with stress. Increased sense of self-worth. Having people who call you a friend reinforces the idea that you're a good person to be around. Feeling of security.
Jul 28, 2018
285 Physical Interventions for Depression | Group and Individual Activities
49:58
A healthy body is necessary to feel your best emotionally. Brain chemicals that help you feel happy and relaxed are created from the foods you eat. Sunlight sets your circadian rhythms so you get quality sleep and produces vitamin D which helps relieve depression. Exercise, stretching and yoga can all help increase the happy chemicals, reduce pain and improve sleep. Pain is a fact of life. There are many options for pain management other than drugs. (Many pain medications are system depressants)
Jul 25, 2018
284 Mental Health and Mental Illness Fundamentals Part 1
43:41
~ Explore the neuroscience of mental health ~ Explore how mental illness manifests itself ~ Learn about the prevalence (epidemiology) and costs of mental illness ~ Explore the biological, psychosocial and individual risk factors for mental illness and review the difference between correlation, causation and consequences
Jul 21, 2018
283 -Cognitive Interventions for Depression
57:22
The way people think and perceive situations has a huge impact on how they feel. Helping people embrace the dialectics can help them feel more positive and empowered. Just like it is imperative to add happy emotions, it is imperative to add happy thoughts as well. By practicing optimism and addressing unhelpful thoughts people can reduce their overall stress, sleep better, gain more energy and feel less hopeless and helpless (depressed).
Jul 18, 2018
282 -Emotional Interventions for Depression
59:09
When people are depressed, they often feel helpless and hopeless and nothing makes them happy. By adding in happy things, people can buffer against the depression. By addressing the unpleasant feelings, they happy chemicals can be more effective. Emotional interventions help you address the unpleasant feelings and add pleasant feelings By developing a better feelings vocabulary, it will be easier to identify how you are feeling and address it. Mindfulness helps you stay in the present moment so you are in touch with your feelings and don’t let them fester like a dirty wound (or a bag of poop)
Jul 13, 2018
281 -Infant Toddler Development Part 3
59:38
Infant Toddler (Birth to Three) Development Series. ~ Define the issues and trends related to assessment of young children with disabilities ~ Describe characteristics of and various formats for effective observation ~ Describe the critical role the family plays in the screening, evaluation and assessment processes ~ Identify strategies to establish a collaborative partnership with the family and engage them in the assessment process ~ Describe effective communication principles and techniques with families including consideration of cultural and linguistic differences ~ Demonstrate knowledge of home based and group-care based curriculum strategies for infants and toddlers with special needs. ~ Identify the relationship of an infant/toddler's functional outcome goals on his/her IFSP created by the family and other team members with integrated interventions. ~ Assist the family in accessing services in the most natural service delivery environments
Jul 11, 2018
280 -Infant Toddler Development Part 2
64:12
Infant Toddler Development (0-3) ~ Define the issues and trends related to assessment of young children with disabilities ~ Describe characteristics of and various formats for effective observation ~ Describe the critical role the family plays in the screening, evaluation and assessment processes ~ Identify strategies to establish a collaborative partnership with the family and engage them in the assessment process ~ Describe effective communication principles and techniques with families including consideration of cultural and linguistic differences ~ Demonstrate knowledge of home based and group-care based curriculum strategies for infants and toddlers with special needs. ~ Identify the relationship of an infant/toddler's functional outcome goals on his/her IFSP created by the family and other team members with integrated interventions. ~ Assist the family in accessing services in the most natural service delivery environments
Jul 07, 2018
279 -Infant Toddler Development Early Intervention Series Part 1
63:18
Objectives • Define child development and atypical development • Explain how culture impacts development • Identify factors that may lead to atypical development • Identify developmental signals that indicate a possible developmental delay or problem from birth to three years of age • Identify things that make it difficult to pinpoint a possible delay • Explain the effect of developmental disorders on child development (e.g., sensory impairments, chronic illness, genetic syndromes, and cognitive delays) and the family CEUs are available for this presentation at AllCEUs
Jul 03, 2018
278 -Child and Adolescent Development
72:45
Objectives • Define theories of child development and identify how they can be useful in working with young children and their families • Explore how knowledge of developmental theories can guide you in your interactions with children (and parents) • Identify the thought leaders in developmental psychology • Identify the major psycho-social milestones for each age group • Learn about things that may thwart development • Identify protective factors for healthy development • Conceptualize behaviors as goal-driven in order to better understand their purpose and provide appropriate redirection CEUs are available at AllCEUs
Jun 30, 2018
277 -Treatment Planning Using the ASI and MATRS
58:55
Objectives • Examine how Addiction Severity Index information can be used for clinical applications and assist in program evaluation activities. • Identify differences between program-driven and individualized treatment planning processes. • Gain a familiarization with the process of treatment planning including considerations in writing and prioritizing problem and goal statements and developing measurable, attainable, time-limited, realistic, and specific (M.A.T.R.S./SMART) objectives and interventions. • Define basic guidelines and legal considerations in documenting client status.
Jun 27, 2018
276 -Treatment Planning Using the CASSP Model | Counselor Toolbox Podcast
67:37
Summary • Treatment plans are like recipes • Goals must be stated in positive terms (what are you going to achieve (make) • Objectives are like the steps in a recipe. • Objectives identify what each step is (combine all wet ingredients) • Interventions identify who, what, when, where, why, how and how often something is to be done (1/2 t. vanilla, 3 eggs, ½ c. milk, ¼ c. coconut oil and blend on medium for 1 minute) • Goals, objectives and interventions must be specific, observable, measurable, achievable, time limited and clearly related to the overall goal for treatment
Jun 23, 2018
275 -Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
57:54
Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP Executive Director: AllCEUs Counselor Continuing Education Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Addiction Counselor Exam Review & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives • Define a Recovery Oriented System of Care • Discuss the 17 Elements of a ROSC • Explore the Guiding Principles of Recovery Recovery Oriented […]
Jun 20, 2018
274 -Domestic Violence and Mental Health
63:42
Learn about the impact of domestic violence on people, the prevalence of domestic violence against men and some unique challenges they face and resiliency factors that assist people in recovering after domestic violence.
Jun 16, 2018
273 -Psychological Triage and First Aid
62:04
Psychological triage helps parents, clergy, counselors, teachers, employers and non-clinical staff identify people experiencing a crisis earlier and provide basic care to assist them in readjusting after a crisis. Provided adequate social support and necessary resources, most people adjust after a trauma without needing professional intervention. A CEU course based on this podcast can be found at https://allceus.com/webinar
Jun 13, 2018
272 -Parenting Skills
73:46
This very brief overview identifies how parenting and teaching children of different ages requires different approaches based on their physical, cognitive, emotional, social and moral development. A CEU course based on this podcast can be found at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/101/c/
Jun 09, 2018
271 -Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
63:07
Preventing Elder Abuse Objectives ~ Define elder abuse ~ Examine the prevalence of elder abuse ~ Identify risk factors for elder abuse ~ Explore prevention strategies A direct link to the counseling CEU course based on this podcast can be found at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Jun 06, 2018
270 -Attachment Theory and Adult Relationships
60:12
A direct link to the counseling CEU course based on this podcast can be found at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs Objectives ~ Briefly define attachment theory ~ Learn about the impact of attachment ~ Identify triggers for attachment behaviors ~ Explore the relationship between ACEs and attachment issues ~ Learn about adult attachment theory ~ Examine how attachment impacts emotional regulation and vice versa ~ Identify ways to help people become more securely attached.
Jun 02, 2018
269 -Mental Health in Children
62:47
CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs • Recognize normal developmental stages in children and signs of problems in development. • list risk factors that negatively affect children’s mental health. • describe and identify symptoms of childhood mental health disorders. • name community-based prevention/treatment resources and identify major services offered by these organizations. • gain knowledge of treating children’s mental health problems.
May 27, 2018
268 -Child and Elder Abuse Indicators
62:47
CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs • Define terms related to sexual, physical, mental and financial abuse and neglect of children and adults • Identify signs of abuse or neglect in the victim as well as in the caregivers • Learn about mandatory reporting • Identify resources for the most up-to-date reporting guidelines
May 26, 2018
267 -Domestic Violence Review
59:20
CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
May 23, 2018
266 -Child Development in a Social Context
60:51
CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs Milestones of Childhood development...preventing stuck points.
May 19, 2018
265 -Milestones of Child Development
66:39
CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs Identify the major psycho-social milestones for each age group. Learn about things that may thwart development. Identify protective factors for healthy development. Conceptualize behaviors as goal-driven in order to better understand their purpose and provide appropriate redirection
May 17, 2018
264 -Addressing Adult ADHD
59:07
CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs Participants will identify current points to remember about ADHD, Learn how to help motivate a person with ADHD, Identify ways to get someone with ADHD started even without motivation, Review treatment goals for clients, Identify interventions that can help people reach treatment goals, Explore an activity to help clients develop their action plan.
May 12, 2018
263 -Animal Assisted Therapy
68:44
Define Animal Assisted Therapy. Explore the research around animal assisted therapy. Review some techniques that can be used and some general cautions CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
May 08, 2018
262 -Supporting Student Mental Health
65:13
Review general guidelines for supporting student mental health. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs ~ Specific information regarding student athletes ~ Explore some information relevant to students regarding alcohol and drug use and disordered eating ~ Identify the basics for early crisis intervention
May 05, 2018
261 -Addressing Transition Issues in High School and College Students
60:06
Learn about 15 common stressors for students who are transitioning to college life from high school, and techniques parents, teachers, and college administration can use to ease the transition and ensure student success. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
May 03, 2018
260- Best Practices in Anxiety Treatment
77:08
Learn about current best practices including FLOAT, Positive Writing and new recommendations regarding the use of benzodiazapines in the treatment of anxiety. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
May 03, 2018
259 -Addressing the Unique Mental Health Needs of College Students
67:16
Working with College Students and Enhancing Mental Health. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs ~ To thrive, students need access to services and programs of outreach, education, and prevention that: ~ Nurture a supportive tone and attitude about mental health in campus culture ~ Challenge stereotypes about mental health problems ~ Undermine prejudices and stigma about counseling ~ Provide encouragement to students to reflect on their own mental health and seek services when needed
Apr 24, 2018
257 -Supporting the Person Without Enabling
62:49
Supporting people in recovery without enabling and examining codependency. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Apr 21, 2018
258 -Hazing Prevention on College and High School Campuses
67:51
Understanding Hazing and alternatives. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs ~ Define hazing ~ Explore the purpose of hazing ~ Identify alternatives to hazing ~ Identify the timeline for hazing prevention ~ Identify the role of administrators, coaches, the Panhellenic council, student-athletes, sorority and fraternity members and presidents, and counseling departments ~ Review the hazing “test”
Apr 21, 2018
256- Developing Social Justice and Culturally Responsive Care
59:32
Self and cultural awareness to improve treatment. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs ~ Most people are unaware of all of their role, how those roles interact and how those roles impact how they interact with the world at large. ~ Increasing awareness of self and others is the first step in increasing social justice and reducing stress, conflict and depression ~ People need to become aware of different cultures in order to better understand other people ~ When people see discrimination or bias, they need to be able to identify it as such and be encouraged to take action.
Apr 15, 2018
255 -A Strengths Based Biopsychosocial Approach to Treating Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders
77:46
A strengths based approach helps people build on what is working for them, what has worked in the past or what they think might work in the future. It emphasizes client choice and self-direction in goal setting to increase empowerment, investment and self-efficacy. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Apr 14, 2018
252 Helping Families with Premature Infants
65:39
Families with infants in the NICU face unique challenges. Learn about special issues facing premature infants as well as how to help families who have a child in the NICU. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Apr 14, 2018
251 Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Addressing Depression
60:44
A biopsychosocial approach examines all possible factors contributing to depression. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Apr 11, 2018
254- A Strengths Based Biopsychosocial Approach to Addressing Bipolar Disorder
63:36
Biopsychosocial approaches can reduce relapses by attending to the whole person. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Apr 10, 2018
253 -Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mental Health Issues
73:21
Define postpartum depression. Identify signs of postpartum psychosis. Identify Risk factors of PPD. Discuss the impact of PPD on the mother, child and family. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Apr 07, 2018
250 Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Addressing Panic Disorder
62:04
A strengths based approach helps people build on what already works to help them achieve their goals. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Apr 07, 2018
249 Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Addressing Anxiety
69:31
CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs. A strengths based approach helps people build on what already works to help them achieve their goals.
Apr 04, 2018
248 Using Adult Learning Theory to Improve Treatment Delivery and Planning
60:26
CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Apr 01, 2018
247- Assertiveness Skills
67:17
Assertiveness skills help people feel empowered and get their needs met. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Mar 31, 2018
246 Helping Clients Deal with Grief
66:15
CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs ~ Conceptualize grief in terms of any loss ~ Identify how failure to deal with grief can impact a person ~ Explore the stages of grief ~ Review activities and interventions to help people grieve
Mar 28, 2018
245 – Neurobiology Understanding the Big 6 Neurotransmitters
0:00
Objectives ~ Define Neurobiology ~ For the following neurotransmitters, Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin, Acetylcholine, identify: Their mechanism of action/purpose, Symptoms of excess & insufficiency and more. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Mar 27, 2018
244 – Mindful Steps to Self Esteem
0:00
Understand what self esteem is, why it is important and how to develop it and all the different factors influencing it. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Mar 26, 2018
Special Episode | Surfing the Worry Imp’s Wave
30:08
Surfing the Worry Imp's Wave What  prompted you to write this book? I talk a lot in my classes about basic fears of rejection, isolation, failure, loss of control and the unknown triggering the fight or flight response.  What types of things do children often worry about? Why do children worry about things that adults […]
Mar 23, 2018
243 – Overview of Sex & Pornography Addiction and Interventions
55:42
Explore sex and pornography addiction, its functions and interventions to help clients gain control of their sexual behaviors. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Mar 21, 2018
242 -Addressing Eating Issues and Food Addiction
58:06
Examining both clinical and nonclinical eating and weight issues and interventions. CEU course is available at https://allceus.com/podcastCEUs
Mar 18, 2018
241 -Relapse Prevention Strategies
61:13
Relapse Prevention for Co-Occurring Disorders Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs Counseling CEU Course link https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/18/c/ Objectives ~ Define Relapse ~ Identify triggers and warning signs of relapse ~ Review Relapse Syndrome and possible interventions ~ Explore the acronym DREAM ~ Define and identify vulnerabilities ~ Define and identify exceptions ~ Develop […]
Mar 17, 2018
240 -Addressing Co-Dependency and Addiction
55:20
Co-Dependency Counseling CEU Course https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/492/c/ Objectives ~ Define codependency ~ Identify characteristics of the codependent relationship Why I Care/How It Impacts Recovery ~ Co-dependency can serve as an alternate addiction or distraction ~ Co-Dependents may use relationships to try to deal with depression or anxiety ~ Ultimately codependency is self-defeating because one of the few […]
Mar 14, 2018
239 -Addressing Depressive Symptoms in Early Recovery
72:28
Depression management interventions need to be individualized to address: ~ Acute crisis and dangerousness ~ Biomedical conditions and complications ~ Emotional, behavioral or cognitive issues ~ Readiness for change for EACH issue/objective ~ Strengths for addressing each issue ~ Relapse or continued problem potential ~ Stage of readiness for change ~ Recovery environment
Mar 11, 2018
238 -Addressing Vulnerabilities
62:28
Vulnerabilities are situations or things that make it more difficult to deal with life on life’s terms leading to depression, anxiety or “stress” or make it easier for you to over-react or get stuck. Learn how common sense strategies like good nutrition and adequate sleep can help reduce emotional turmoil.
Mar 10, 2018
237 -Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient
81:29
Intensive Outpatient Services: Clinical and Administrative Issues TIPs 46 & 47 Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LMHC Overview IOT ~ Multidimensional/Biopsychosocial ~ Recognizes dual disorders as chronic ~ Values case management ~ Blends evidence-based with community based services Core Features ~ 6–30 contact hours per week ~ Individualized step-up and step-down levels of care ~ Minimum […]
Mar 07, 2018
236 -Identification and Intervention with Complicated Grief
77:16
Complicated Grief Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox and Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Define Complicated Grief ~ Examine the impact of CG ~ Identify risk factors for CG ~ Explore tasks for successful grief resolution Definitions: ~ Loss: Change that includes being without someone or something; physical loss of something […]
Mar 04, 2018
235 -Suicidality Awareness and Treatment
77:35
Crisis Intervention and Preventing Suicide Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LMHC Objectives ~ The student will learn about: ~ How to estimate suicide risk ~ Factors altering risk of suicide and attempted suicide ~ Additional considerations in specific treatment settings ~ Strategies for enhancing motivation and promoting treatment engagement ~ Education points for the client and […]
Mar 03, 2018
234 -Legal Issues in Adult Mental Health
68:25
Legal Issues in Adult Mental Health Services Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox and Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Review common Legal issues in Adult Mental Health ~ Rights ~ Protection ~ Involuntary commitment ~ The ADA ~ Emotional Support Animals Legal and Ethical Concepts ~ Principles of Ethics ~ Beneficence: Duty […]
Mar 01, 2018
233 -Stigma and Discrimination Prevention
64:19
Reducing Stigma and Discrimination Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Ph.D., LMHC, LPC-MHSP Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox and Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Define stigma and discrimination ~ Explore the protections under the ADA ~ List several ways our consumers are stigmatized or discriminated against ~ Identify ways to fight discrimination Data ~ People experiencing mental health […]
Feb 25, 2018
232 -Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) CEU Workshop
47:59
~ Review the function of the SAP and how the SAP and LPC/LCSW may need to function together on an interdisciplinary team or in a co-occurring disorders treatment facility. ~ Review DOT policy on recreational and medical marijuana to ensure all LPCs and LCSWs are familiar with the restrictions on any of their clients who may fall under DOT supervision ~ Review the Final Rule that Changes the Definition of 'Service Agent' ~ Review the procedures for the Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) ~ Review the Final Rule: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs
Feb 24, 2018
231 -Prevention of Mental Illness
62:35
Objectives ~ Identify strategies for the prevention of mental illness including ~ Community education ~ Early intervention services ~ Community resource development ~ Improving accessibility ~ Improving cultural sensitivity ~ Enhancing protective factors in the environment ~ Drug and domestic violence courts to break the cycle
Feb 21, 2018
230 -Trauma Informed Care Clinical Issues | SAMHSA TIP 57
62:33
Objectives ~ Define Trauma Informed Prevention and Treatment Objectives ~ Highlight Treatment Issues ~ Understand When and How to Make Referrals to Trauma Specific Services ~ Explore Trauma Specific Treatment Models, Integrated Models for Trauma, and Emerging Interventions
Feb 18, 2018
229 -Trauma Informed Care: The Impact of Trauma | SAMHSA TIP 57
62:23
Objectives ~ Learn About The Sequence of Trauma Reactions ~ Explore Common Immediate and Delayed Experiences and Responses to Trauma (Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, Behavioral and Existential) ~ Identify Specific impacts of Trauma ~ Explore the Impact of Trauma on the Family
Feb 17, 2018
Special Episode: Etherapy Treatment Modalities
55:07
Objectives ~ Review the different modalities and most common usages in counseling ~ Identify potential clinical and ethical issues ~ Learn about at least 3 unique ideas for doing online counseling ~ Define Treatment Structure
Feb 16, 2018
228 -Trauma Informed Care: Trauma Awareness | SAMHSA TIP 57
59:46
Objectives ~ Define and differentiate between the different types of trauma (individual, group, mass, natural or human caused) ~ Explore how trauma effects communities and cultures ~ Identify staff and agency issues that could cause retraumatization ~ Explore the objective and subjective characteristics of trauma and their biopsychosocial impact. ~ Identify characteristics that nurture resilience among individuals from diverse groups.
Feb 14, 2018
227 – Trauma Informed Care: A Sociocultural Perspective
64:48
Objectives ~ Define "What is Trauma" ~ Explore why trauma informed care is important ~ Learn the 3 key elements to a trauma informed approach: Realizing, recognizing and responding ~ Identify trauma informed intervention and treatment principles ~ Learn how to anticipate the interplay between treatment elements and clients' trauma histories ~ Identify the cross-cutting factors of culture
Feb 11, 2018
226 -10 Issues Unique to Treating Adolescents
61:47
TIPs 31 and 32 Screening, Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LMHC Objectives ~ Identify 10 Unique Issues to the Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents Not Little Adults ~ Adolescent treatment requires an awareness of: ~ Developmental stages ~ Adolescent culture Adolescent Development ~ Cognitive ~ Early Adolescence ~ Emphasizes immediate reactions […]
Feb 10, 2018
225 -Bipolar and Depression: Assessment and Addressing 10 Side Effects of Medications
59:41
Bipolar and Depression Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs.com Objectives ~ Differentially Diagnose Bipolar Disorder and Depression ~ Recognize general medical conditions and drugs that may mimic depression or mania ~ Understand the goals of psychiatric management of bipolar disorder and depression ~ Identify bipolar patients at increased risk of suicide ~ Understand […]
Feb 07, 2018
224 -Overview of Brief Interventions
61:35
10 Useful Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Objectives ~ We will review: ~ Stages-of-Change Model ~ Goals of Brief Intervention ~ Components of Brief Interventions and Effective Brief Therapy ~ Essential Knowledge and Skills for Brief Interventions ~ When To Use Brief Therapy ~ Approaches to Brief Therapy […]
Feb 04, 2018
223 -Trauma Informed Care Assessment
56:06
16 Principles for Trauma Informed Assessment and Treatment ~ Promote Trauma awareness and understanding ~ Recognize That Trauma-Related Symptoms and Behaviors Originate From Adapting to Traumatic Experiences ~ View Trauma in the Context of Individuals’ Environments ~ Minimize the Risk of Retraumatization or Replicating Prior Trauma Dynamics ~ Create a Safe Environment ~ Identify Recovery […]
Feb 03, 2018
222 -Overview of Working with Alzheimer’s and Dementias
61:00
Explore symptoms of cognitive impairment in ~ Alzheimer’s ~ Dementias ~ Review APA Treatment Guidelines for counselors working with persons with Alzheimer’s ~ Identify methods for effective communication ~ Learn how to handle difficult behaviors
Jan 31, 2018
Special Episode- You Don’t Know What Your Don’t Know
40:54
Cecilia Briseno, LCSW-S discusses her workshop to help MSWs and BSWs identify the next step toward their LCSW and educates us about the training she does to teach clinicians how to do hardship evaluations for immigration
Jan 30, 2018
221 -TIP 26 Gambling and Addictions Issues and Interventions In the Elderly
59:03
Objectives ~ Review the data about substance abuse and gambling issues in older adults ~ Review screening for substance use and mental health disorders in the elderly ~ Identify risk factors for SA and MH issues ~ Review placement and treatment issues specific to older adults
Jan 28, 2018
220 -Tips for Enhancing and Understanding Mental Health in the Elderly
61:14
Important aspects of mental health for older adults include stable intellectual functioning, capacity for change and productive engagement with life. Cognitive Decline is often partly preventable
Jan 28, 2018
219 – Therapy with Eating Disorders
59:10
When working with people with eating disorders, it is important to shift paradigms to one of resourcefulness vs. sickness The therapeutic relationship determines clients willingness to openly discuss and explore behavior patterns, consider altering eating behavior and disclose accurate information. You can improve motivation by creating mutually agreeable goals for treatment, and understanding and tipping […]
Jan 27, 2018
218 – Eating Disorder Assessment Part 2
57:53
Eating Disorders Assessment Part 2 Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC, LMHC Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Review the prevalence of eating disorders ~ Identify assessment areas ~ Identify risk and protective factors ~ Explore complications ~ Explore potential guidelines for treatment ~ Based on APA Guidelines for Eating […]
Jan 24, 2018