Emotions CE Bundle (12 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.
Emotional Affairs: An emotional affair begins with a garden-variety friendship that develops almost imperceptibly until it eventually exceeds in importance the relationship with a one’s spouse or partner. This course presents the issues related to two contexts in which emotional affairs begin: the workplace and cyberspace. It also presents other general signs that an emotional affair has already begun and the psychological factors that contribute to these kinds of relationships. Treatment methods each of the participants in the affair are discussed, including the affair partner, who may be dumped for example, when the partner decides to disclose the affair and work on the primary relationship.
- Assess for emotional affairs in relationships and distinguish them from healthy, platonic friendships.
- Explain possible intrapersonal and interpersonal causes for emotional affairs.
- Demonstrate knowledge about treatment issues and interventions for repairing a relationship after an emotional affair.
- Identify ways to prevent emotional affairs in committed relationships.
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Core Mindfulness and Anxiety: For many years, cognitive-behavior therapy techniques have been almost exclusively utilized in the treatment of anxiety disorders. More recently, however, core mindfulness strategies that are rooted in Eastern spiritual and psychological practices have been applied to the treatment of various anxiety disorders and are often used in conjunction with cognitive-behavior therapy and acceptance-based techniques. This course is intended to increase and enhance participants’ knowledge of core mindfulness as related to the treatment of anxiety. Three specific methods will be reviewed: Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Treatment models for Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and child and adolescent anxiety disorders are presented. Illustrative case examples enhance the learning experience.
- Identify historical antecedents and a clinical definition of core mindfulness, as well as its application in psychotherapy.
- Apply Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s (DBT) Core Mindfulness Skills to the treatment of anxiety.
- Utilize the various therapeutic applications of Jon Kabbat-ZInn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program in relation to treat anxiety.
- Integrate treatment strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to treat Anxiety Disorders.
- Understand treatment models for Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and child and adolescent anxiety disorders.
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Clients with Anger Issues: This course presents assessment strategies and treatment techniques that can be applied to both clinic and private practice settings with adults and adolescents who have problems with anger. Key treatment concepts from Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-based practices, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, and 12-Step recovery programs are addressed. Includes practical exercises that you can use with your clients to help them develop better skills in recognizing and processing anger and other associated feelings, such as depression, anxiety and trauma.
- Assess for anger problems with their clients using client self-report inventories, clinical interviews and collateral reports.
- Increase clients’ awareness of how problematic anger develops and ways to interrupt these dysfunctional patterns.
- Describe the various clinical presentations and associated therapeutic implications of angry clients.
- Use different treatment strategies from various theoretical orientations in working with angry clients.
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.