This course is based on Counselor Toolbox Episode
039- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills 105- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Addressing Negative Thoughts and 135 Cognitive Distortions, 169 Cognitive Behavioral Group Activities
Explore historic and well-established contemporary counseling theories, principles and techniques of counseling and their application in professional counseling settings. Differentiate CBT from other therapies. Identify populations for whom CBT is appropriate. Identify 3 CBT techniques that you will use with your population. Learn how to increase determination using CBT
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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).
• Define cognitive impairment
• Explore symptoms of cognitive impairment in
o Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
• Review APA Treatment Guidelines for counselors working with persons with Alzheimer’s
• Identify methods for effective communication
• Learn how to handle difficult behaviors
• Identify specific issues and interventions for a person with a FASD
Based on Counselor Toolbox Episode 247 Teaching Assertiveness
Define characteristics of effective communication skills
Identify aspects that need to be assessed to express accurate empathy
Identify the things to assess to determine client lethality.
Explore crisis/disaster counseling
Define the different types of crises
Identify at least 3 ways to ensure client and personal safety in a crisis
List at least 5 techniques for de-escalating a crisis.
Define complex trauma.
Highlight the cost of complex trauma.
Examine the impact and diagnostic issues of complex trauma.
Continue discussing impact of complex trauma on children and adolescents.
Identify the function of presenting symptoms.
Learn to apply practical tools to aid in teaching new skills and tools and helping the patient improve quality of life.
The student will learn about:
-The relationship between disrupted attachment and trauma
-The similarities between complicated grief and trauma
-The goals of treatment for someone with traumatic stress as a result of disrupted attachment.
Identify the differences between anticipated and sudden loss and at least five factors that affect individual reactions to loss. Explore how people perceive and make sense of trauma and unexpected change and what information and education is most helpful immediately after death. Learn effective presence and support measures, self-care techniques, including self-awareness, externalization and actions. Review associated complications that can arise from sudden and/or violent death and how to effectively mourn the person who died and maintain a healthy connection.
Describe the function of a mental status exam
Identify the aspects of emotion, cognition and behavior that are assessed during an exam.
Differentiate assessment from screening
List important things to look for when screening for mood disorders, eating disorders, addictions, ADHD or psychotic disorders.
-Define and review the concepts of contextual cognitive behavioral therapy
-Explore the impact of context on people’s phenomenological reality
-Explore how addiction and mental health issues can be influenced by context
-Explore how acceptance, awareness, mindfulness and psychological flexibility can be used transdiagnostically.