Humor Matters - Integrating Humor into Psychotherapy: Practice, Application, and Training - Video (4 CE)

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5002CESULT

Course Level: Intermediate

Course by: Steven M. Sultanoff, PhD

Steven Sultanoff, PhD is a psychologist, professor (Pepperdine University), professional speaker, past president of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH), and internationally recognized expert on therapeutic humor.  He has offered over 300 live continuing education and training workshops as well as creating numerous online programs on a variety of topics including clinical supervision, cognitive behavioral therapy, humor, and emotional intelligence. With over 30 years in the therapeutic humor field, he has authored many innovative articles and written a pioneering chapter on Humor in Psychotherapy. Dr. Sultanoff appears on “What’s Your Ailment!” and has previously appeared on The Morning Show, STARZ, Lifetime, and PBS. He is frequently quoted in publications such as Time (Special Edition on Anxiety), Prevention, USA Today, Forbes, Reader’s Digest, etc., and has received the AATH “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Course Delivery: Audio/Video, Self-Paced

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce you to the “serious” nature of therapeutic humor by illustrating practice, application, and training.  After a review of the clinical model of therapeutic humor, you will learn how humor can be integrated as a clinical tool for diagnosis and treatment as well as to enhance communication and deepen the therapeutic alliance.  You will learn how to integrate therapeutic humor into your clinical practice as well as learn ways to enhance your personal “humor quotient.”  Clinical examples as well as videos will illustrate many ways to integrate humor into psychotherapy.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the psychological and physiological benefits of humor
  2. Frame therapeutic humor into a clinical model.
  3. Understand the relationship between distressing emotions and health
  4. Understand the definition of therapeutic humor and how that definition relates to integrating humor into psychotherapy 
  5. Evaluate the timing of humor; When to use humor and when not to use humor
  6. Identify how humor helps develop the therapeutic alliance
  7. Identify how humor can be used as a diagnostic tool
  8. Identify how humor can be used as a treatment tool
  9. Understand how to develop and expand one’s humor interventions
  10. Identify how to respond to humor interventions that do not result in desired or intended outcomes
  11. Identify safe and unsafe targets of humor
  12. Identify the core conditions that must be present in order for humor to be therapeutic
  13. Create new ways to expand one’s own sense of humor

Approvals:

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling - #50-11015

Florida Board of Psychology #50-5452

NYSED:

Social Workers: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0112.

Counselors: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Counselors as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed counselors #MHC-0165.

Marriage Family Therapists: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage Family Therapists as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Marriage Family Therapists #MFT-0077.

The sponsor of this program has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 20-1420.

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More Information
Board ApprovalsAmerican Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders
CE FormatOnline Video