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
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.
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.
Explore the connections and symptom overlaps between ADHD, addiction and mental illnesses
Explore the impact of these symptoms on the individual.
Explore PACER Interventions that benefit ADHD and comorbid conditions
Identify common treatment issues and interventions
Accurately diagnose dementias based upon symptomatology and onset
Identify effective medications
Identify common problems of persons with dementia
Identify pharmacological interventions to deal with associated problems
Describe considerations when making patient placement/treatment decisions
Differentiate between effective and ineffective interventions for persons with dementia
List the symptoms common to the dementias
Discuss the types of information and education the patient and family require
Based in part on Counselor Toolbox Episode 222 Alzheimer's and Dementias
For mental health and addiction counselors (LPC, LMHC, LPCC, LADC, CADC, and counselors in training), social workers (LCSW, LMSW, LSW, RSW), pastoral staff, case managers (CCM) and marriage and family therapists (LMFT)