The Role of Humor in Psychotherapy - Live Online (3hr CE)

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Course Title: The Role of Humor in Psychotherapy - Live Online

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: Aaliyah Madyun, B.A.

Course Delivery: Live Online, Instructor-led via Zoom Meeting

Course Description:

Humor in psychotherapy, if sensitively used, can be an effective diagnostic tool and intervention to help clients reach therapeutic goals. This course provides therapists with some perspectives on the use of humor.  It provides information on the sensitive adjustment of humor to the client(s)' needs, and contraindications for the use of humor for certain clients.  It provides ways to use humor can help clients reframe their situation, provide relief from anxiety, and provide a distraction from strong emotion such that a perspective shift may occur. In addition to working with individual clients, the general dynamics of group therapy can be enriched with humor, and techniques for using humor to improve group cohesion and role modeling are described.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how humor can be used as a diagnostic tool and intervention to improve cognitive and emotional functioning.
  2. Identify clients for whom humor would be ineffective or counterproductive.
  3. Assess for the “pathological” use of humor by clients;  identify unhealthy targets of humor.
  4. Assess for therapist-based limitations of humor:  e.g., unmanaged countertransference, using humor too soon, not client-centered.
  5. Know the benefits of humor as applied to special clients, such as groups, veterans, etc.

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 provider #1085, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 06/19/2018 – 06/19/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

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 Specialist (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorder. Approval No. 18-1420

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.

Continuing Education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not always well defined and may even supersede the rules of a national accreditation organization. We recommend you contact the applicable state licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest regulations and specific requirements of your state when considering our programs for Continuing Education credit.

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