Learn group and individual activities that can be used with clients to assist them in addressing depression
Define Physical, emotional, cognitive, environmental and interpersonal interventions
Discuss why it is important to add-in happiness experiences
Discuss solution focused methods for helping clients identify emotional interventions
Define mindfulness and how it can help clients tap into happiness and gratitude and develop hardiness
Based on 100+ Practical Tools to Defeat Depression by Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes (pdf included) and Counselor Toolbox Episodes 282, 283, 285, 286, 287 & 288 (Video versions of the podcast are in the course)
Define and explore mindfulness and compassion.
Discuss essential skills for new mindfulness teachers.
Explore the Mindfulness program, how to implement it in practice and assist patients in achieving goals for each of the 8 sessions.
Define the ACT goals for Trauma. Explore understanding pain in the ACT framework. Exploring the impact of PTSD on your life. Identify strategies to develop willingness and mindfulness.
Based in part on the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for PTSD Veteran Manual from the South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center
Explore the connection between disrupted attachment and adverse childhood experiences. Discuss how the symptoms of codependency make sense from a trauma informed perspective. Discuss trauma informed strategies for addressing codependency and abandonment issues.
Explore the function of acetylcholine. Identify symptoms of acetylcholine imbalance. Learn about how acetylcholine interacts with other hormones and neurotransmitters. Identify medications and foods that alter acetylcholine levels.
This class provides you the foundation knowledge to facilitate group psychoeducation based upon SAMHSAs QuickStart Guide for Recovery from Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders.
• Learn about co-occurring disorders and the interaction between addiction, physical and mental health
• Learn about the PACER dimensions of motivation
• Describe the components of SMART Goal Setting
• Identify the appropriate interventions for each stage of readiness for change
• Identify at least 3 ways to enhance self efficacy
Learn about the stages of recovery from addiction and mental health issues.
Explore how various symptoms at each stage contribute to relapse triggers, anger, anxiety or depression.
Identify ways to begin coping with Physical, Affective, Cognitive, Environmental and Relationship (PACER) triggers.
Learn about how locus of control impacts recover and how serenity can help people navigate those control issues.
Begin learning about and developing a relapse prevention plan based on what the person has learned about themselves thus far.
Define co-occurring disorders.
Identify the impact of addiction on the individual.
Identify the impact of mood disorders on the individual.
Identify the impact of chronic illness or pain on the individual.
Explore the interplay between the three.
Prevalence of addiction among the elderly. Alcohol and the older adult. Prescription drugs. Gambling and behavioral Addictions. Screening. Risk factors for addiction issues. Delirium and dementia. Treatment strategies.
Help clients increase awareness of their story including beliefs about and behavioral reactions to situations that trigger their fear of abandonment. Learn about fear of abandonment. Explore the concept of schemas or core beliefs. Examine common traps in thinking, reacting and relationships. Learn skills necessary to accept their past as part of their story and acknowledge that their past does not have to continue to negatively impact them in the present.
-Extent of the Problem
-Risk Factors for Suicide
-Warning Signs and Precipitating Events
-Neurobiological and Genetic Factors
-The Role of Substance Use in Suicidal Behavior
-Co-Occurring Mental Disorders and Suicidal Behavior
-Accidental Versus Suicidal Overdose
-The Role of Trauma and Abuse
-Assessment of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
-Treatment of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
-Substance Abuse Treatment and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
-The Effects of Suicide on Family and Friends
-The Effects of Suicide on Counselors