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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
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
Summary 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
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
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
217 – Eating Disorder Assessment Part 1
57:57
Eating Disorders Assessment Part 1 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 21, 2018
216 – 10 Session Anger Management Protocol
56:39
Objectives ~ Learn about anger and it’s functions ~ Explore events and cues ~ Develop an anger control plan ~ Learn about the aggression cycle and how to change it ~ Review the ABCDEs and thought stopping ~ Assertiveness and conflict resolution skills ~ Alternatives for expressing anger ~ Relaxation Interventions ~ Explore how past learning from your family of origin can influence current behavior
Jan 20, 2018
215 -10 Risk Factors, Warning Signs and Protective Factors for Suicidality
59:25
~ Explore/review risk and protective factors for suicidality ~Discuss ways to reduce risk and enhance protective factors ~ Identify suicide warning signs IS PATH WARMED ~ Learn the SPLASH acronym for suicide screening
Jan 17, 2018
214 -Culturally Responsive Counseling with Persons Who Are LGBTQ2IK
57:24
~ Learn terminology specific to the LGBTQ2IK community ~ Explore specific verbal and nonverbal communication issues ~ Learn the stages of the coming out process ~ Review Neisen's 3-Phase Model for Recovery From Shame and counselor tasks ~ Identify LGBTQ2IK Cultural Issues ~ Identify how race, culture and ethnicity impact identity development and acculturation ~ Identify specific treatment issues which may be unique to this population ~ Learn about the Family Acceptance Project
Jan 14, 2018
213 -15 Principles of Client Centered Care
59:47
~ Client Centered Care empowers the client to actively participate in his/her care and develop an understanding of the interaction between his/her environment and self. ~ Improves treatment compliance ~ Leads to more rapid and enduring improvements ~ Starts with caring
Jan 13, 2018
212 10 Principles of Crisis Intervention
57:05
Define crisis ~ Identify the 6 basic threats and how they relate to crisis ~ Discuss characteristics of crisis ~ Examine cultural influences in behaviors ~ Explore the SAFERR model ~ Identify 10 principles of crisis intervention
Jan 11, 2018
211 -Relapse Prevention Strategies for Coaches and Counselors
57:03
Relapse Prevention Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director AllCEUs Objectives ~ Define relapse in terms of addiction as well as mental health ~ Examine relapse prevention techniques ~ Explore needs of the person: Psychosocial and Maslovian What is Relapse ~ Relapse is the return to addictive behaviors or the recurrence of mood symptoms […]
Jan 07, 2018
210 -Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies | SAMHSA TIP 34
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8 Useful Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies 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 ~ Components of Effective Brief Therapy ~ […]
Jan 06, 2018
209 -Culturally Responsive Services for African Americans
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Culturally responsive Service with African American Clients Objectives ~ African Americans or Blacks are people whose origins are “in any of the black racial groups of Africa” ~ The term includes ~ Descendants of African slaves brought to this country against their will ~ More recent immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean, and South or Central […]
Jan 03, 2018
207 -Culturally responsive Services with Asian Persons | SAMHSA TIP 59
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Improving Cultural Competence Working with Asian People Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Learn about Asian cultures, traditions and values as they relate to mental health ~ Learn about communication styles to help the counselor more effectively communicate […]
Dec 31, 2017
206 -Culturally Responsive Services with Hispanic Patients
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Improving Cultural Competence Working with Latino/Latina Persons Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives A Framework ~ The ecological systems approach provides a structure for understanding the importance of cultural adaptation in social work practice. ~ Macro Level: Culture frames […]
Dec 30, 2017
205 -Culturally Responsive Services with Native American Clients
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There are 566 federally recognized American Indian Tribes, and their members speak more than 150 languages, and numerous other Tribes recognized only by states and others that still go unrecognized by government agencies of any sort. Native Americans who belong to federally recognized Tribes and communities are members of sovereign Indian nations that exist within […]
Dec 27, 2017
204 -Overview of Multicultural Counseling
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Improving Cultural Competence SAMHSA TIP 59 Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director: AllCEUs.com Counselor education Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Define assumptions about cultural competence ~ Define Race, Ethnicity and Culture ~ Explore the problems with limited cultural competence ~ Explore ways in which culture impacts ~ […]
Dec 24, 2017
203 -Motivational Enhancement Techniques Part 2
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Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Part 2 Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Learn about the nautre of change ~ Explore the different stages of readiness for change ~ Learn about goals and interventions for […]
Dec 23, 2017
202 -5 Motivational Enhancement Techniques Part 1 | SAMHSA TIP 35
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Motivation is positive and a key to change. It “harnesses” energy to use to accomplish a task. It is important to realize that motivation is multidimensional including what will make the client feel happy, have more energy, reduce pain, improve health, improve relationships, earn more money, or be more successful. However, motivation can fluctuate over […]
Dec 20, 2017
201 -Overcoming Biases and Anxieties in Clinical Supervision
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Providing Feedback, Addressing Anxiety and Overcoming Biases Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Review types of supervisory intervention ~ Identify types of biases and ways to overcome them ~ Identify types of anxieties and how to address them […]
Dec 16, 2017
200 -Creative Ways to Use Observation in Clinical Supervision
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Creative Methods of Supervision Creative ways to use video and audio tapes Run the video in fast-forward to convey a heightened image of the counselors and clients body movements On a video, turn down the audio to try to fill in what is being said on the basis of nonverbals On a video, cover the […]
Dec 16, 2017
199 -12 Things Supervisees Need to Learn in Clinical Supervision
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12 Things Counselors Need to Learn and How Supervisors Can Facilitate Them Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Define 12 things counselors need to learn and discuss how supervisors can facilitate them What Counselors Need to Learn ~ […]
Dec 13, 2017
198 -3 Stages of Supervisor and Supervisee Development
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3 Stages of Supervisor & Supervisee Development Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Review the stages of supervisor and supervisee development ~ Forming ~ Storming ~ Norming Supervisor and Supervisee Development The supervisor provides: ~ Nonjudgmental support ~ […]
Dec 10, 2017
197-5 Influences on the Supervisory Relationship
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5 Main Influences in Clinical Supervision Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Explore the 5 Main Influences in Clinical Supervision ~ Philosophical foundation ~ Descriptive dimensions ~ The supervisor’s stage of development ~ The supervisee’s stage of development […]
Dec 09, 2017
196 -10 Common Errors in Clinical Supervision
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12 Common Errors in Supervision Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Error 1: Doing Harm to the Counselor ~ Error 2: Failing to Observe ~ Error 3: Passive Supervision ~ Error 4: Failure to Focus on Reciprocal Effects […]
Dec 06, 2017
195 -10 Issues in the Diagnosis of Developmental and Neurocognitive Disorders
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10 Issues in the Diagnosis of Developmental and Neurocognitive Disorders Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Autism Spectrum Disorder ~ ADHD ~ Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorder ~ Dementia (Vascular, Lewy Body) ~ Mystery Dx Autism Spectrum Disorder […]
Dec 03, 2017
194 -10 Issues in the Diagnosis of Addictions and Eating Disorders
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12 Errors in Addiction and Eating Disorder Diagnosis Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder ~ Anorexia ~ Bulimia ~ Binge Eating Disorder ~ Substance Use Disorder ~ Internet Gaming Disorder ~ Gambling Disorder ~ […]
Dec 02, 2017
193 -8 Common Errors in the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders – Addiction Counselor Training Series
59:03
8 common errors that can keep people from accessing adequate and accurate treatment
Nov 26, 2017
192 -10 Ways to Use Patient Placement Criteria to Improve Treatment – Addiction Counselor Training Series
58:35
Learn how to use the ASAM and FARS to guide treatment planning and increase patient motivation
Nov 25, 2017
191 -10 Common Errors in the Diagnosis of Mood Disorders and PTSD – Addiction Counselor Training Series
60:00
Ever wonder why diagnoses seem to change? It could be becomes of some of these common diagnostic errors
Nov 22, 2017
190 -Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired
61:41
Cognitive impairments can happen with age, as a result of drug use or due to brain trauma from exposure to alcohol in-utero, car accidents, sports injuries etc. Clinicians need to be aware of what to look for in their patients and regularly screen for cognitive impairments.
Nov 19, 2017
189 -Using Research to Enhance Your Practice
55:02
Research involves being an informed consumer of current research, conducting your own research and finding best and promising practices to enhance your effectiveness and efficiency. Review how to evaluate research, sources of free, peer-reviewed research and sources of research-based best practices (also free in many cases)
Nov 18, 2017
188 -Role of the Family and Community in Prevention and Treatment | Addiction Counselor Training Series
59:10
Addiction and mental health issues are very complex. Unless the aspects of the environment in which the person lives and works which triggered the problem to begin with are addressed, individual interventions will only be moderately helpful. Learn about the myriad of different interventions which can be deployed through daycare, schools, community centers, physicians and more to prevent the onset of mental health and behavioral disorders
Nov 15, 2017
187 -Models of Treatment
58:04
Models of Treatment Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Define the principles of effective treatment ~ Explore current trends and practices ~ Identify common approaches to treatment ~ Identify the main components of each approach ~ Compare and contrast […]
Nov 12, 2017
186 -Mental Disorders Caused by Substance Abuse | FASD and Alcoholic Dementia
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Mental Disorders Caused by Addiction Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Define Alcohol Related Brain Damage ~ Explore how an awareness of ARBD is vital for mental health as well as addiction counselors ~ Learn about the symptoms of […]
Nov 11, 2017
185 -Common Co-Occurring Issues
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Common Co-Occurring Issues: Exploring the interaction between mental health, physical health and addiction Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Objectives ~ Review what a healthy person needs ~ Review how different addictions may cause or be caused by ~ Mood disorders […]
Nov 08, 2017
Special Episode Opiate Commission Report
36:30
Opiate Commission Preliminary Report Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs Counseling Education https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ondcp/commission-interim-report.pdf Training on basic addiction counselor competencies  or Addiction Counselor Certification Training Intro ~ In 2015, 27 million people reported current use of illegal drugs or abuse of prescription drugs. ~ Only 10 percent of the nearly 21 million citizens with a substance […]
Nov 06, 2017
184 -Differential Diagnosis: Exploring the Framing Bias
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Differential Diagnosis Exploring the Framing Bias Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs.com, Counselor Education and Training Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Counseling CEUs are available at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/search?q=framing+bias Objectives ~ Define the framing bias ~ Explore medial, substance and mood symptoms which may overlap ~ Identify how many “problem” behaviors are […]
Nov 05, 2017
183 -Neuropsychobiology: Dopamine, Serotonin, GABA | Addiction Counselor Certification Training
57:29
Neurobiology: Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin, Acetylcholine Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs.com Counseling CEUs for this podcast can be found at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/752/c/ Objectives ~ Define Neurobiology ~ For the following neurotransmitters, Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin, Acetylcholine, identify ~ Their mechanism of action/purpose ~ Where they are found ~ Symptoms of excess & insufficiency ~ […]
Nov 04, 2017
182 -Human Development and Mental Health: Adulthood Thorough Old Age | Addiction Counselor Certification Series
57:48
Human Development Part 2 Adulthood through Old Age Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director: AllCEUs Counseling CEUs and Specialty Certificates Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Counseling CEUs can be found at AllCEUs Counseling Continuing Education Objectives ~ Review stages of Adult Development (Erickson, Valliant, Levinson) ~ Identify biological, psychological […]
Nov 01, 2017
181 -Developmental Issues Impacting Mental Health
59:10
Our ability to form healthy relationships, define our identity and cope with life is strongly impacted by what happens as we grow up. This presentation discusses what needs to happen at each stage, how parents can prevent problems, and how adults can "reparent" themselves to address issues stemming from their childhood.
Oct 29, 2017
180 -Continuum of Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addictive Disorders
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Continuum of Co-Occurring DisordersContinuum of Co-Occurring Disorders Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC  Executive Director: AllCEUs Counseling CEUs and Specialty Certificates  Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery CEUs can be earned for this podcast at AllCEUs.com.  Learn more about our addiction counselor training options at https://allceus.com/certification Objectives~ Explore a couple cross cutting […]
Oct 28, 2017
179 – Biopsychosocial Impact of Addiction & Mental Health Issues on the Family and Community
58:55
Biopsychosocial Impact of Addiction on Family and CommunityBiopsychosocial Impact of Addiction on Family and Community Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director: AllCEUs Counseling CEUs and Specialty Certificates Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery CEU courses based on this project are at https://allceus.com OR Register for the live webinar-based addiction counselor […]
Oct 25, 2017
178 Biopsychosocial Effects of Co Occurring Disorders | Addiction Counselor Certification
66:04
Explore the biopsychosocial impact of anxiety, depression and addiction on the individual, learn about the history of drug use. Part of the Addiction Counselor Certification Training and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Series
Oct 22, 2017
177 -Systems Impact on Mood and Addictive Disorders
58:46
Learn about the impact of the exosystem (culture, community, politics, economics etc.) on the development of mood and addictive disorders. Part of the Addiction Counselor Certification Training and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Series
Oct 21, 2017
176 Sociological Approach to Reducing Risk and Increasing Resilience | Live Addiction Counselor Certification
59:57
Examine factors impacting the development of mood and addictive disorders from the individual to the family, community, work/school and ways to enhance resiliency factors. Part of the Addiction Counselor Certification Training and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Series
Oct 18, 2017
175 -Models and Theories of Mental Disorders and Addiction
56:04
To effectively address mood or addictive disorders you need to have a model in mind of what causes them, just like to prevent or treat a cold, you have to know what causes it. This podcast reviews some of the more prominent models used to describe the development of both mental health and addictive disorders. Part of the Addiction Counselor Certification Training and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Series
Oct 15, 2017
174 -Addressing Procrastination
52:56
Learn why we often put off until tomorrow what we could do today. Help clients increase motivation and develop tools to overcome procrastination. Part of the Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Series
Oct 14, 2017
173 Happiness Habits
67:33
Happiness Habits Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director: AllCEUs Counseling CEUs and Specialty Certificates Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery A direct link to the counseling CEU course is https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/745/c/ Objectives ~ Learn why these habits contribute to recovery from addiction and mood issues and techniques to help clients implement […]
Oct 07, 2017
172 -Spiritual Steps to Recovery
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Spiritual Steps to Recovery Here is a direct link to the counseling CEU class Objectives ~ Define spirituality ~ Explore why the following spiritual principles are important to recovery and how to develop them ~ Honesty ~ Hope ~ Faith ~ Courage and Willingness ~ Discipline Define Spirituality ~ Spirituality can be thought of as: […]
Oct 01, 2017
171 -Empowering Clients to Embrace Success
51:32
Embracing success improves confidence and enhances motivation. A failure mindset or being only partially confident or committed often leads to poor follow through and outcomes.
Oct 01, 2017
170 -The Many Facets of Anger (And Interventions)
57:32
Anger comes in many shapes: Jealousy, envy, rage, irritation, resentment, guilt and shame to name a few. It is important to understand that all of these feelings represent a perceived threat to your person or self concept and to address them accordingly so they do not drain energy that could be used for positive pursuits.
Sep 30, 2017
169 -Cognitive Behavioral Group Activities
60:11
Cognitive behavioral has at its core addressing unhelpful thoughts. In groups a variety of people can contribute different perspectives and help each other identify a more helpful way of approaching distress. We explore ABCs, cognitive restructuring, contracting, functional analysis and more....
Sep 24, 2017
168 -Behavior Modification | Universal Application
59:33
Learn how to apply principles of reinforcement, punishment and create triggers in the environment to increase positive behaviors.
Sep 23, 2017
167 -Developing Momentum in Therapeutic Relationships
52:23
Identify reasons progress may stall out and ways to address it to keep momentum going and help clients create a rich and meaningful life.
Sep 17, 2017
166 -Group Activities for Teaching Interpersonal Skills
58:55
Learn why it is important to help clients develop interpersonal skills and identify activities that can be used in group and individual counseling to teach interpersonal effectiveness skills.
Sep 16, 2017
165 -Don’t S***on the Present | Addressing Anxiety and Regret
56:06
Don’t S*** on the Present Addressing Anxiety and Regret Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director: AllCEUs Counseling CEUs and Specialty Certificates Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Counseling CEUs can be earned for this presentation at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/716/c/2 Objectives ~ Explore the concept of anxiety and regret being energy tied up […]
Sep 10, 2017
164 -Walking the Middle Path -Attributions and Locus of Control
50:59
Walking the Middle Path Locus of Control and Attributions Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director: AllCEUs Counseling CEUs and Specialty Certificates Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Counseling CEUs can be earned for this presentation at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/715/c/2 Objectives ~ Define Locus of Control (Empowerment vs. Powerlessness) ~ Explore how both […]
Sep 09, 2017
Disaster Response Tips for Counselors | Special Episode
74:33
During and after a disaster there is often an increase in people dealing with symptoms of distress. Learn tips and tools to help people address stress while in shelters, sheltering in place and immediately after the disaster before things return to "normal."
Sep 08, 2017
163 -Addressing Treatment Noncompliance and Resistance
55:58
Examine why clients may not do what we want them to do and interventions to help us better tailor interventions to meet their needs and maintain their motivations
Sep 03, 2017
162 -Jungian Archetypes and Personality
70:53
Explore Jungian archetypes, the collective unconscious and potential stuck points for each personality type.
Sep 02, 2017
160 -Acronyms for Addiction and Mental Health Recovery
57:00
Acronyms provide a useful way for clients to remember tools for recovery. Clinicians can use these in group by introducing the acronym, explaining the importance of the concept for recovery and helping clients define how they can use each element of the acronym in their recovery.
Aug 28, 2017
161 -Acceptance Tools for Recovery
53:56
Acceptance is one of the first and last steps to helping people identify and let go of stuck points. Once people quit fighting with what should or should not be, they can accept what is and decide the next course of action to continue moving toward those things that are meaningful to them
Aug 27, 2017
159 -7 Habits to Recovery from Depression and Anxiety
46:51
7 Habits for Effective Recovery Counseling CEUs are available for this presentation at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/710/c/ Objectives ~ Review the 7-Habits of Highly Effective People and how they apply to recovery from mental health and addiction issues Be Proactive ~ Be response-able ~ Your life (Vehicle) ~ What people things and activities are important to your life? […]
Aug 20, 2017
158 -Building Resilience
56:23
Building Resilience Counseling CEs are available for this presentation at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/709/c/ The Art of Resilience ~ Resilience is a process or lifestyle that enables people to bounce back in the face of adversity ~ “a dynamic process encompassing positive adaptation within the context of significant adversity” (Luthar, Cicchetti, & Becker, 2000) ~ Resilience develops over […]
Aug 19, 2017
157 Preventing PTSD in First Responders
59:46
Learn about cumulative PTSD and what can be done to best strengthen the individual and the organization to help prevent PTSD from developing. These techniques include regularly helping people find meaning in what they do, ensuring that they get support and encouragement after stressful events and educating them about health practices which can prevent vulnerabilities.
Aug 13, 2017
156 -Cognitive Processing Therapy with Anxiety, PTSD and Chronic Illness
59:07
Cognitive Processing Therapy helps people take a step back, unhook from their feelings and identify and process thoughts which are keeping them stuck feeling helpless. Learn how this can be applied not only to PTSD but also anxiety disorders and chronic illnesses.
Aug 13, 2017
155 -Helping Patients with Borderline Parents
61:13
Borderline parenting styles can leave children feeling unlovable, out of control and unable to deal with their own emotions and fears of abandonment. In this presentation we examine how adult children of borderline parents can address some of the damage that was done.
Aug 12, 2017
154 -Addressing Abandonment Fears
59:49
Low self esteem often means people rely on others to tell them they are good enough and lovable. When you are not able to tell yourself these things, then it is terrifying if other people reject you or go away. We examine some of the traits that underlie abandonment fears and how to address them
Aug 06, 2017
152 -Addressing Personality Disordered and Addictive Behavior
57:10
Learn how many of the symptoms of active addiction and borderline personality are similar and how to help people manage these pervasive, unhelpful ways of dealing with distress
Aug 05, 2017
151 -Strengths Based Approach to Treating PTSD
55:00
PTSD impacts millions of people. Learn about why the symptoms make sense from a survival perspective and ways to address and reduce those symptoms
Jul 23, 2017
150 -Strengths Based Approach to Anxiety Treatment
54:59
Anxiety plagues millions of people. Instead of trying to learn all new skills to address it, this presentation helps you consider skills and tools that you already have that are currently working.
Jul 22, 2017
149 -Acceptance And Commitment Therapy Overview
58:46
ACT and the Matrix What Every Counselor Should Know with Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery CEUs based on this video are available at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/519/c/ Objectives ~ Review the main points of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ~ Review how to apply the matrix ~ Identify the shortcut […]
Jul 16, 2017
148 -Medical Error Prevention in a Comprehensive System of Care
53:42
Medical Error Prevention in Comprehensive Integrated Systems of Care 2017 Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP Executive Director: AllCEUs Counselor Education Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery CEUs are available on demand for this video at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/698/c/ Objectives ~ Identify medical errors common in a comprehensive integrated system of care including pain management […]
Jul 15, 2017
146 -Assessment and Patient Placement Instruments
47:43
Assessment Tools  ASAM, FARS, LOCUS Counseling CEU courses which include this podcast can be found at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/search?q=patient+placement+criteria Objectives ~ Differentiate between level of care guidelines and patient placement criteria ~ Learn about the Functional Assessment Rating Scale (Required in some states) ~ Learn about the ASAM (Required by most insurers) ~ Learn about the LOCUS […]
Jul 09, 2017
147 -Serotonin Syndrome Overview for Clinicians (Medical Error Prevention)
38:35
Serotonin syndrome is a life threatening issue which can be caused by taking recreational, over-the-counter or prescription drugs. Find out which common drugs or herbal supplements your patients might take which could kill them.
Jul 09, 2017
145b -Ethics, Business Practices and Online Counseling
37:05
Online Counseling Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Ph.D., LMHC, LPC-MHSP Charles Snipes IT Director AllCEUs.com & DataTriangle.com Overview ~ History of Online Counseling ~ Reasons for Online Counseling ~ Methods of Online Counseling ~ Ethics of Online Counseling ~ The Business Aspects – Choosing a Virtual Office – Possible Features – How much to charge – Marketing: […]
Jul 01, 2017
145 -Online Counseling Business Practices
23:36
Online Counseling Business Practices 2 Hours Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSM, LMHC Executive Director: AllCEUs Counselor Education Host: Counselor Toolbox Objectives ~ Provide information about website development ~ Discuss search engine optimization ~ Identify ways to attract clients and market ~ Review methods for accepting payment and setting appointments Website Development ~ Website development services. […]
Jul 01, 2017
144 -Improving Cultural Competence Part 3 Understanding the Cultures of Addiction and Recovery
54:04
Recovery from mental health or addiction issues requires a shift from the culture of illness to the culture of recovery. We explore some of the challenges faced and how becoming acculturated to recovery can add stress and what clinicians can do to help.
Jun 30, 2017
143 -Improving Cultural Competence Part 2
61:21
Learn about how your clinical worldview and the culture of counseling impacts your work with clients
Jun 25, 2017
142 -Improving Cultural Competence SAMHSA TIP 59 Part 1 of 3
64:23
The first in a 3 part series, we examine how culture is even more diverse than we once thought and at the impact on clinicians who are culturally encapsulated.
Jun 24, 2017
141 Technology Assisted Care SAMHSA TIP 60
57:58
As generation Z comes of age and technology becomes more mainstream it will become a cultural imperative to be able to offer online resources for clients to improve access and become responsive to their ways of learning, communicating and being
Jun 18, 2017
140 -Disaster Planning for Mental Health and Recovery Residences
57:32
Disaster Planning: An Ethical Obligation Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director: AllCEUs Counselor Education Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery This course is available on-demand here: https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/search?q=Risk+and+Disaster+Management or as part of our Recovery Residence Administrator Training Program https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/619/c/ Objectives ~    Rationale and Process for Disaster Planning ~    Preparing for Disaster ~    Continuity Planning […]
Jun 17, 2017
139 -Risk Management for Mental Health and Recovery Residences
57:52
This course is available on-demand here: https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/search?q=Risk+and+Disaster+Management or as part of our Recovery Residence Administrator Training Program https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/619/c/ Objectives What is Risk ~    The combination of the probability of an event and it’s consequences Benefits of Risk Management ~    Provides a framework for consistent, quality services ~    Improves decision making, planning and prioritization ~    Contributes to […]
Jun 11, 2017
138 -Confidentiality, HIPAA and HITECH Overview Part 2
43:19
HIPAA, HITECH provide baseline standards for not only protecting confidentiality, but also ensuring accessibility to protected health information during a disaster, to coordinate care and for the patient to review.
Jun 10, 2017
137 -Confidentiality, HIPAA and HITECH Overview Part 1
57:20
Confidentiality, HIPAA and HITECH Brought to you by AllCEUs.com Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes An on-demand CEU course will be available for this class at allceus.com Objectives ~ Review HIPAA and HITECH regulations as they pertain to maintaining confidentiality and security of PHI ~ Encourage critical assessment of your work practices for compliance. ~ Get through the presentation with […]
Jun 10, 2017
136 -Identifying and Addressing Irrational Thoughts to Reduce Anxiety and Depression
53:42
Irrational thoughts are often full of cognitive distortions which keep clients feeling unlovable, unworthy and afraid. By helping them address their unhelpful thinking styles and replace them with more moderate or even positive thoughts, they can start moving toward their goal of happiness and recovery.
Jun 04, 2017
Cognitive Distortions – Understanding and Addressing Them
61:48
Cognitive distortions are unhelpful ways of thinking such as viewing events in all or none terms or taking everything personally. This presentation helps you examine ways to encourage clients to develop psychological flexibility and dispute unhelpful thoughts that are keeping them stuck.
Jun 03, 2017
Behavior Modification and Goal Setting: Avoiding Traps and Pitfalls
61:51
Changing behaviors means being aware of discriminitive stimuli (triggers) to minimize the triggers for the negative behaviors and enhance the triggers for new, positive behaviors. It also involves understanding what make a behavior rewarding and punishing for each person in order to ensure motivation. Finally, we want to ensure frequent rewards and successes by setting and rewarding achievement of small goals.
May 28, 2017
133 -Pharmacology of Opiates
39:14
Pharmacology of  Opiates Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director: AllCEUs.com Counseling Continuing Education Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery Counseling and social work CEUs are available on Demand for this podcast at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/search?q=opiates Objectives ~    Examine the following for opiates ~    Types of drugs ~    The short and long term effect […]
May 27, 2017
132 -Triggers and Cravings
53:52
Triggers and Cravings CEUs are available on demand for this podcast at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/19/c/ Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUs.com Objectives ~    Define a trigger ~    Discuss the function of triggers ~    Explore triggers for mental health symptoms ~    Explore how triggers lead to cravings and obsessive thinking ~    Explore the concept of […]
May 21, 2017
131 -Group Counseling with Anger, Anxiety, Addiction and Depression
56:08
Using Groups to Address Anger, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes  Executive Director, AllCEUs Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness isn’t Brain Surgery Author: Journey to Recovery (2015) & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery (2017) Objectives Review the benefits of groups Identify the modalities for group goals for psychoeducational and skills groups addressing […]
May 20, 2017
130 -Group Counseling 6-7
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Group Therapy (TIP 41) Chapter 6&7 Leadership Skills & Common Errors Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC, NCC Executive Director, AllCEUs Module 6 Objectives Objectives: ~ Discuss the characteristics of group leaders. ~ Describe concepts and techniques for conducting substance abuse treatment group therapy. Leaders Choose ~ How much leadership to exercise ~ How to structure the group ~ When […]
May 14, 2017
129 -Group Counseling 3-5
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Group Therapy (TIP 41) Chapters 3-5 Stages of Treatment and Process Issues Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC, NCC Executive Director, AllCEUs Module 3 Goal and Objectives Goal: Provide an overview of how to match clients with groups, depending on clients’ readiness to change and their ethnic and cultural experiences. Objectives: ~ Match clients with substance […]
May 13, 2017
128 -Group Counseling 1-2
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Group Therapy (TIP 41) Chapter 1 Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC Executive Director, AllCEUsTraining Objectives ~ Goal: ◦ Provide an overview of group therapy used in substance abuse treatment. ~ Objectives: ◦ Discuss the use of group therapy in substance abuse treatment. ◦ Define five group therapy models used in substance abuse treatment. ◦ Explain the advantages of group therapy. […]
May 07, 2017
127 -Treating Opiate Addiction
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Treating Opiate Addiction Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs California Drug and Alcohol Treatment Assessment's Findings ~ Treatment was cost beneficial averaging $7 returned for every dollar invested ~ Patients in MAT showed the greatest reduction in intensity of heroin use ~ Decreased healthcare use ~ Number of days of hospitalization, down  more than half during MAT […]
May 06, 2017
126 -Problem Solving Skills
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Problem Solving Strategies Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs Objectives ~    Review the 4 options for problem solving ~    Go over problem solving steps ~    Review concepts such as force field analysis, root cause analysis, backward chaining Problem Solving Options ~    Stay Miserable or, Make Things Worse, by creating […]
Apr 30, 2017
125 -Using Dialectics to Reduce Emotional Turmoil
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Dialectical Strategies Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes CEUs are available for this series at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/665/c/ Objectives ~    Define Dialectical Theory ~    Review Dialectical Strategies to help clients identify ~    Truth ~    Reality Walking the Middle Path-Dialectics ~    The universe is filled with opposing sides/forces Ex. Losses, Changes, Recovery ~    Good/Bad ~   […]
Apr 29, 2017
124 -Interpersonal Effectiveness
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Interpersonal Effectiveness Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs counselor education Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery CEUs are available for this podcast at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/665/c/ Objectives ~    Define interpersonal effectiveness ~    Examine the goals of interpersonal effectiveness ~    Identify barriers to interpersonal effectiveness Definition and Goals ~   […]
Apr 23, 2017
123 -Dialectical Behavior Therapy Part 2 Mindfulness
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Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery: Mindfulness and Relaxation Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs Host: Counselor Toolbox CEUs are available for this podcast at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/665/c/ Objectives ~    Review the function of mindfulness and a variety of mindfulness techniques ~    Explore the concept of relaxation ~    Identify different methods of relaxation Mindfulness ~    Being aware […]
Apr 22, 2017
122 -Dialectical Behavior Therapy Part 1 Understanding Dialectical Theory
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Dialectical Theory Facilitator: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes CEUs for this webcast can be earned through ondemand classes found at CEUs are available for this podcast at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/665/c/ Objectives ~    The Basics of DBT ~    The B in DBT: What You Need to Know About Behavior ~    Mindfulness ~    Reducing Emotional Reactivity ~    Distress Tolerance Skills ~   […]
Apr 16, 2017
121 -Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Part 2
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Trauma Focused CBT Part 2 Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children & Adolescents Objectives ~    Continue learning about TF-CBT ~    Explore ~    Cognitive Triangle ~    Creating the Trauma Narrative ~    Cognitive Processing ~    Behavior Management ~    Parent-Child Sessions ~    Explore ways to use TF-CBT with adult clients Cognitive Coping ~    Recognize and understand the […]
Apr 15, 2017
120 -Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Part 1
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Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a useful tool to assist clients, especially children and adolescents who have been exposed to trauma and are experiencing trauma-related, acute stress or Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.
Apr 08, 2017
119 -Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders: Common Issues and Interventions
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There are many issues common across disorders in early recovery. It helps clients increase a sense of control, hope and motivation when these issues are identified early and they are given tools and tasks to help them start improving their quality of life.
Apr 06, 2017
118 -Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Mental Health
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Mental Health and Criminal Justice Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director AllCEUs.com, Counseling Continuing Education Podcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery CEUs are available for this podcast at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/127/c/ Objectives ~    Where to begin… ~    Explore the scope of the problem ~    Identify the impact of the […]
Apr 02, 2017
117 -Motivational Enhancement
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Enhancing motivation enables people to not only get excited, but stay excited and determined to change. It involves identifying what they want to work on and their hoped for outcome and helping them make that happen.
Apr 01, 2017
116 -Understanding Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents
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Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents CEUs can be earned for this presentation at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/158/c/ Resources ~ This presentation is based, in part, upon ~ a white paper from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network: “Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents” 2003 ~ Child-Witnessed Domestic Violence and its Adverse Effects on Brain Development https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4193214/ ~ The Adverse Childhood Experiences […]
Mar 29, 2017
115 -Relapse Prevention for Addiction and Mental Health Issues
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Relapse is a return to a prior state. This can be anxiety, depression, addiction or other states. Relapse prevention involves being mindful of your relapse warning signs, and increasing effort and focus on the relapse prevention plan.
Mar 26, 2017
114 -PTSD: Understanding the Functional Nature of Symptoms
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From a survival standpoint, the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress make a lot of sense. We will explore the possible reasons for these symptoms and interventions that can be used to assist clients in creating a resilient recovery narrative.
Mar 25, 2017
113 -Medication Assisted Therapies: A Primer for Mental Health Clinicians
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There is a lot of controversy about medication assisted therapy. In this episode we explore the types of MAT for nicotine, opiates and alcohol and different ways medication can be used to assist people in reducing cravings and maintaining recovery from other drugs or abuse and addictive behaviors
Mar 22, 2017
112 -The Neurobiological Impact of Psychological Trauma: The HPA-Axis
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The Neurobiological Impact of Psychological Trauma: The HPA-Axis An on-demand course based on this product is available for CEUs at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/650/c/ Objectives ~    Define and explain the HPA-Axis ~    Identify the impact of trauma on the HPA Axis ~    Identify the impact of chronic stress/cumulative trauma on the HPA-Axis ~    Identify symptoms of HPA-Axis dysfunction […]
Mar 19, 2017
111 -Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders Part 2: Physiology of Addiction and Mental Health Issues
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Assessment: Neurobiology of Mental Health and Addiction Issues An on-demand course based on this product is available for CEUs at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/650/c/ Objectives ~Neurotransmitters ~Sex Hormones ~Thyroid Hormones ~Stress Hormones ~Physiology of Emotion and Motivation ~Physiology of Sleep ~Physiology of Eating ~Physiology of Stimulants ~Physiology of Depressants Neurotransmitters–Inhibitory ~Serotonin ~Broken down to make melatonin/sleep ~Bowel function […]
Mar 18, 2017
110 -Assessment of Addiction and Mental Health Issues
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Mental health and addiction issues are not one size fits all. Learn about the transtheoretical method of assessment and how to best help your clients take the next step forward.
Mar 15, 2017
109 -Anger, Anxiety and Depression: Exploring the Connection
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Anger, Anxiety and Depression Making the Connection Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Executive Director, AllCEUs Objectives Define the transdiagnostic and transactional theories Define anger and anxiety Explore types of threats and threat assessment techniques Explore intervention techniques Define depression Examine the connection between depression, anger and anxiety Identify transdiagnostic interventions Transdiagnostic & Transactional Approaches ~Transdiagnostic […]
Mar 12, 2017
108 -Dialectical Behavior Therapy- Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
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Interpersonal effectiveness is the ability to ask for what you want and say no to unwanted requests Learn how to get others to do things you want them to do and take you seriously, effectively say no to unwanted requests, strengthen current relationships, and find and build new relationships.
Mar 11, 2017
107 -Dialectical Behavior Therapy Techniques Distress Tolerance
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Preventing distress when possible is ideal, but what about when you cannot avoid it? Learn how to accept and tolerate unpleasant emotions until you can think more clearly and make a wise decision about the next course of action.
Mar 06, 2017
106 -Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Emotional Regulation
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What makes you vulnerable to emotional overload? How can you prevent, or cope with emotional overload in the face of unavoidable stressors?
Mar 05, 2017
105 -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Addressing Negative Thoughts
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Your thoughts have a huge impact on how you feel. Learn techniques to address unhelpful thoughts and start feeling better.
Mar 04, 2017
104 -The ACT Matrix: What Every Counselor Should Know
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The ACT matrix will help anyone easily make decisions about the most effective course of action when faced with multiple possible behaviors
Mar 03, 2017
103 -Goal Setting: Creating Realistic, Achievable Goals
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Often goals fail because they are too big, vague or don't consider all the factors. Learn what SMART goals are, how to set and individualize good goals for yourself and a little bit about behavior modification.
Mar 02, 2017
102 -Motivation: What Is It & How to Keep It
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When motivation wanes, people relapse. Learn principles of effective motivational enhancement and some of the main reasons that motivation wanes and how to address them.
Mar 01, 2017
101 -Preventing Vulnerabilities: Pain Management
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Pain can disrupt sleep and increase frustration, anxiety and depression. Frustration, anxiety and depression can increase pain further. Learn about pain and multiple methods of addressing pain even if you are in recovery from a substance use disorder (addiction).
Feb 28, 2017
100 -Preventing Vulnerabilities: Eating to Support Mental Health
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What you eat provides the building blocks for the neurotransmitters and other systems involved in mood, sleep and energy regulation. Some nutrients you can only get from food, so a balanced diet is essential in recovery and wellness. This aims to provide a general education, not to make meal time boring, painful or unpleasant. Pizza has a lot of good nutrients :)
Feb 27, 2017
099 -Preventing Vulnerabilities: How Sleep Impacts Mental Health
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What causes fatigue, difficulty concentrating, reduced pain tolerance, irritability and (sometimes) a sense of hopelessness and helplessness? Lack of QUALITY sleep. Sleep hygiene is one of the most overlooked causes and interventions for the treatment of anxiety and depressive symptoms. It usually does not fix everything, but it is something most people can start doing immediately to help improve their mood and motivation.
Feb 26, 2017