Bullying (3 CE)
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Jane Winslow, M.A., LMFT, Danielle Matthew, M.S., LMFT, Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: Bullying has recently become the focus of psychological, family, and school interventions and mental health professionals working with bullying must know the definition of bullying, causes, laws, and myths and realities. This presentation discusses these topics, as well as the types of bullying, including the types that occur among adults in the workplace or online. Also covered are factors related to assessment, most particularly fear related to reprisals and shame that might inhibit reporting. Treatment for bullies and victims of bullying include Structural, Solution focused, Cognitive-behavioral, art and group therapies.
- Identify the profile of the typical bully and bullying victim as well as the typical myths and actual causes of bullying.
- Identify the unique factors related to cyber bullying, including child confidentiality and parental restriction and safeguards.
- Implement the most effective assessment and treatment models, and list modalities that are contraindicated.
- List the current bullying, gay bullying and cyber-bullying laws that affect mental health professionals.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.