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Anger Management
The Complete Treatment Guide for Practitioners

by
Howard Kassinove, Ph.D. &
Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.

CE Contact Hours: 6.75
Course Fee: $35.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Whatever your professional setting, if you see angry clients, this indispensable resource for practitioners will give you powerful tools to help them understand, manage, and prevent unhealthy anger.

Based on the authors’ detailed and empirically validated “Anger Episode Model,” this book presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art anger management program, complete with dozens of case examples, exercises, and easy-to-use informative client handouts.

The Feeling Good Handbook


by
David D. Burns, M.D.

CE Contact Hours: 10.75
Course Fee: $55.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Dr. Burns offers a comprehensive and clear program for understanding and treating depression, anxiety, procrastination, communication, and relationship problems from a cognitive-behavioral perspective.  Countless activities, handouts, and homework assignments that can be used by clients to reinforce in-session work are carefully explained and illustrated.

In addition, a valuable reference to anti-depression and anti-anxiety medications is included, covering prescription guidelines, side effects, contraindications, and a detailed discussion of polypharmacy practices.  Finally, an entire section of this handbook contains indispensable suggestions for therapists on how to effectively deal with difficult patients.

How to Control Your Anxiety Before It Controls You


by
Albert Ellis, Ph.D.

CE Contact Hours: 6.00
Course Fee: $30.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Dr. Ellis explains the harmful effects of anxiety, how it develops, its symptoms, and how anxiety is maintained from a cognitive-behavioral perspective.  He offers in-depth analyses of the faulty perceptions of anxious individuals, and how they can be changed.  In an easy to comprehend narrative style, replete with case examples, Dr. Ellis demonstrates numerous cognitive and behavioral techniques to effectively treat anxiety within the REBT framework.

How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You


by
Albert Ellis, Ph.D. &
Raymond Tafrate, Ph.D.

CE Contact Hours: 4.00
Course Fee: $20.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Drs. Albert Ellis and Raymond Tafrate offer experience gleaned from decades of professional practice helping clients overcome anger management problems.  Their combined research and knowledge is clearly presented, replete with step-by-step directions on how to use a variety of cognitive-behavioral techniques within the REBT methodological framework.

Integrative Brief Therapy
Cognitive, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Neurobehavioral Approaches

by
John Preston, Psy.D.

CE Contact Hours: 5.25
Course Fee: $30.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Dr. Preston offers a practical handbook for mental health therapists on how to maximize the benefits of brief therapy.  Therapists will learn guidelines for general treatment strategies within a brief therapy framework.  The author addresses importance of early, accurate assessment from a multi-modal perspective of client pain, problems, and the healing process, including psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, and neurobiological treatment implications associated with each perspective.  This book explains how to assess client and therapist psychological assets and liabilities that hamper and help emotional healing.

The 60-Second Shrink
101 Strategies For Staying Sane in a Crazy World

by
Arnold A. Lazarus, Ph.D. & Clifford N. Lazarus, Ph.D.

CE Contact Hours: 4.75
Course Fee: $25.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Drs. Arnold and Clifford Lazarus present over 100 challenging emotional situations and their solutions in one small, easy-to-read and understand volume.  Compiled from weekly radio health talk-shows co-hosted by the authors, topics as diverse as procrastination, parenting, aggression, stress, PMS, ADHD, weight management, depression, panic attacks, effective communication, and relationship issues are presented in brief vignettes, followed by one and two-page discussions of causes and resolutions from a cognitive-behavioral perspective.  Written in language easily understood by the non-professional, therapists will find this little book a treasure trove of practical and sensible advice to help demystify the professions of mental health for their patients.

Anger Management Video Program
An Instructional Guide for Practitioners

by
Howard Kassinove, Ph.D. &
Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.

CE Contact Hours: 3.00
Course Fee: $15.00
Course Format: DVD

Course Description:
In this DVD, Drs. Kassinove and Tafrate present ten live, clinical vignettes illustrating cognitive-behavioral interventions effective with anger management issues.  Techniques demonstrated include progressive muscle relaxation, the "barb" technique, social problem solving, increasing motivation to change, and forgiveness.  Each vignette includes a discussion by the therapist, along with onscreen outline, of the therapeutic principles and procedures of each technique.

This DVD may be used alone as a useful resource for mental health practitioners in a variety of settings, or as an excellent accompaniment to the authors' therapeutic manual, Anger Management: The Complete Guidebook for Practitioners.  Both resources are based on the authors' detailed and empirically validated "Anger Episode Model."

Egocentrism over email
Can we communicate as well as we think?

by
J. Kruger, N. Epley, J. Parker, & Z. Ng

CE Contact Hours: 1.50
Course Fee: $10.00
Course Format: Journal Article

Course Description:
The material for this course consists of a study by Kruger, Epley, Parker, & Ng (2005), in which the perceived effectiveness of email as a communication medium to convey emotion and tone was explored.  In addition, the authors sought to illuminate the mechanism underlying the misplaced confidence e-mailers appear to have regarding their ability to accurately convey and interpret emotional intent in their messages.  Mental health professionals who utilize the Internet in their work with clients will find this article useful in understanding the limitations and challenges inherent in using text-based communication with their clients, particularly with respect to distance therapy.

Interviewing for Solutions
Third Edition

by
Peter De Jong, Ph.D. &
Insoo Kim Berg, MSSW

CE Contact Hours: 29.25
Course Fee: $74.99
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
The materials for this course are designed to offer interviewing skills training within the solution building model.  Practitioners will discover how to build solutions with clients through an understanding of the stages of solution building, develop skills for not knowing, recognize and amplify client wants, and build client strengths and successes.  Specific interviewing skills are amply demonstrated through text excerpts of actual client sessions with the authors, Peter de Jong and Insoo Kim Berg, codeveloper of the solution-focused approach.

The course details feedback formulation for clients, skills for working in later sessions, how to stimulate, encourage, and gauge client progress, crisis situations, diversity issues, and  challenges in applying solution-focused skills in traditional problem-focused settings.  In addition, the authors discuss research outcome data and theoretical implications of the solution building approach to therapy.  Finally, creative and successful applications of solution building principles and practices around the world are presented.  An instructional DVD of recorded client sessions with the authors is available to accompany the text.

Managing Boundaries and Multiple Relationships
from Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, 8th Edition

by
Gerald Corey, Ph.D.
Marianne Schneider Corey, M.A. &
Patrick Callanan, M.S.

CE Contact Hours: 4.25 (including 4.25 in Ethics)
Course Fee: $25.00
Course Format: Book chapter

Course Description:
Licensure boards in almost every state are reporting increases in ethical infractions as a major concern.  Consequently CE credits specifically focused on ethics are now required by many boards for license renewal.  Material for this course is from Corey, Corey, and Callanan's updated classic, Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, now in its seventh edition.  Chapter 7 in the text specifically addresses dual and multiple relationship issues, the number one complaint reported by state licensure boards in an informal survey by PsychEdCourses™.

This course provides an excellent summary of recommendations by professionals to help practitioners increase their awareness of the complexities inherent in these important issues.  In addition, the authors present guidelines for responsible decision-making on a comprehensive array of relationship topics, including professional ethical and legal standards, unique challenges for rural practitioners, bartering, gifts, socializing with clients, sexual attractions and relationships with clients, and the pros and cons of touching in therapy.

The Art of the Psychotherapist


by
James F.T. Bugental, Ph.D.

CE Contact Hours: 8.00
Course Fee: $40.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
This course is must reading for any practicing psychotherapist.  Although presented from an existential perspective, Dr. Bugental's attention to the subtle and complex nuances of psychotherapeutic interchange transcend theoretical orientation.  The manner in which he makes explicit the aspects of therapy that defy articulation is the very art he so successfully elucidates.

Course materials provide instruction into the art of therapeutic conversation, including an exploration of five levels of presence, four modes of interpersonal press, and four levels of topical paralleling.  In addition, methods for working with resistance, helping clients identify their concerns, and ways to phrase and time interventions to encourage life-changing work with clients are presented.  Exercises to increase therapist skills presented in the text are included with accompanying observation schedules and practice sheets.

Therapeutic Communication
Second Edition

by
Paul L. Wachtel, Ph.D.

CE Contact Hours: 24.25
Course Fee: $74.99
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Therapeutic Communication—Knowing What to Say When, examines how to formulate comments to patients of psychotherapy in ways that facilitate positive therapeutic experience and avoid comments that may unintentionally counter the therapeutic purpose.  Paul Wachtel’s focus on the subtle nuances of phrasing and meaning in therapist comments and their effects on patients offers a much overlooked and needed balance in training which has traditionally emphasized therapist listening skills.

Although Dr. Wachtel’s clinical work is guided by what he terms cyclical psychodynamic theory, clinicians of other theoretical persuasions, from novice to expert status, will find the rationale behind his clinical examples and recommendations is pantheoretical.  Through keen observation and critical analysis, this well-seasoned clinician and distinguished professor de-mystifies and makes explicit a vital part of what constitutes the “art” of psychotherapy.  This is a must-read for any serious student/practitioner of psychotherapy.

NBCC Code of Ethics


by
National Board for Certified Counselors

CE Contact Hours: 0.75 (including 0.75 in Ethics)
Course Fee: $5.00
Course Format: PDF Document

Course Description:
This course is designed to serve as a review of the NBCC Code of Ethics.  The code is your first line of defense to protect you, as a mental health service provider, and the public you serve.  Developed by professionals who understand the issues and dilemmas inherent in your daily work, the code provides valuable guidelines to assist you in cultivating habits of best practice as well as in making difficult and important decisions as they arise.  It makes good practice sense to regularly re-acquaint yourself with this essential professional resource.

Solution-Oriented Hypnosis
An Ericksonian Approach

by
William Hudson O'Hanlon, M.S. and Michael Martin, J.D.

CE Contact Hours: 10.75
Course Fee: $55.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
This course is a verbatim transcript of a two-day workshop by Bill O’Hanlon, an expert on hypnosis and solution-oriented psychotherapy.  A former student of one of the most influential figures in hypnosis, Milton H. Erickson, M.D., O’Hanlon explains and instructs Ericksonian hypnosis within a solution-oriented framework.

The course is filled with detailed descriptions of trance inductions and trance phenomena, and how to ethically apply solution-oriented hypnosis to assist clients in the healing process.  Special attention is given to sexual abuse survivors, those presenting with pain management concerns, and somatic problems.  O’Hanlon discusses the clinical rationale for utilizing solution-oriented hypnosis as well as when its use is contraindicated.  He explains, in a lively and easy to understand style, when, why, and how to do trance, and what to do once clients are in trance.  In helping clients evoke experience through hypnosis, O’Hanlon’s goal of making “the difference between therapy that really has an impact on people and therapy that is just a bunch of clever, good ideas” is accomplished.

Online Counseling
A Handbook For Mental Health Professionals

by
Ron Kraus, Ph.D., C.S.W., Jason Zack, Ph.D., & George Stricker, Ph.D., Editors

CE Contact Hours: 14.00 (including 1.25 in Ethics)
Course Fee: $70.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
This course is essential reading for any mental health professional considering the relatively new discipline of online counseling.  Written by 22 experienced and successful authors, including pioneers in the research, development and practice of online counseling, this valuable handbook provides practical guidelines to help professionals become competent online mental health service providers.  Topics include the historical development of online health care, online counseling research and technology, and legal, ethical, and multicultural considerations.  Facets of human behavior and communication unique to the Internet are explored in conjunction with treatment strategies and skills necessary for online service delivery.   Other topics include online group work, Internet-based psychological testing and assessment, and the business aspects of online counseling.

How to Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons


by
Albert Ellis, Ph.D. and Arthur Lange, Ed.D.

CE Contact Hours: 5.25
Course Fee: $30.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Drs. Albert Ellis and Arthur Lange provide step-by-step instructions on how to utilize the principles of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to deal effectively with life's button-pushers.  Sated with real-life examples gleaned from decades of clinical experience and over 10,000 presentations, the authors demonstrate how to take control of your emotional overreactions to the daily hassles we all encounter.  An easy-to-read narrative style makes this book an excellent resource for understanding the basic principles of REBT.  In addition, the exercises and practice sheets at the end of chapters make useful client homework assignments to reinforce in-session learning of REBT concepts.

Rational and Irrational Beliefs
Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

by
Daniel David, Ph.D., Steven Jay Lynn, Ph.D., and Albert Ellis, Ph.D., Editors

CE Contact Hours: 17.75
Course Fee: $74.99
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
In Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice, leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and other cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) share their perspectives and empirical findings on the nature of rational and irrational beliefs, the role of beliefs as mediators of functional and dysfunctional emotions and behaviors, and clinical approaches to modifying irrational beliefs, enhancing rational beliefs, and adaptive coping in the face of stressful life events.  Offering a comprehensive and cohesive approach to understanding REBT/CBT and its central constructs of rational and irrational beliefs, contributors review a steadily accumulating empirical literature indicating that irrational beliefs are associated with a wide range of problems in living, and that exposure to rational self-statements can decrease anxiety and other psychological symptoms, and play a valuable role in health promotion and disease prevention.  Contributors also identify new frontiers of research and theory, including the link between irrational beliefs and other cognitive processes such as memory, psychophysiological responses, and evolutionary and cultural determinants of rational and irrational beliefs.

A truly accessible, state-of-the-science summary of REBT/CBT research and clinical applications, Rational and Irrational Beliefs is an invaluable resource for psychotherapy practitioners of all theoretical orientations.

Hypnosis
A Comprehensive Guide

by
Tad James, Ph.D. with Lorraine Flores and Jack Schober

CE Contact Hours: 7.25
Course Fee: $40.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Practitioners interested in hypnotherapeutic work will find Hypnosis a valuable resource manual containing theories and techniques from three distinctly different masters of the art of hypnosis.  Detailed descriptions of methods developed by Milton Erickson, George Estabrooks, and Dave Elman are examined in conjunction with practical suggestions on how to optimize their effectivenss.  Explained in terms easily understood even by those new to the science of hypnosis, the text provides numerous inductions and scripts useful to practitioners at any level of experience.

Following a brief, yet thoroughly researched history of hypnosis, the trance phenomenon is described along with techniques to help clients achieve deeper trance states important in healing.   Additional topics explored include the impact of pre-talk, significance of suggestibility tests, and how to use post-hypnotic suggestions to maximize therapeutic effectiveness.

Becoming a Solution Detective
Second Edition

by
John Sharry, DPsych, Brendan Madden, MA, and Melissa Darmody, DPsych

CE Contact Hours: 7.75
Course Fee: $40.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
The authors of Becoming a Solution Detective—A strengths-based guide to brief therapy have succeeded in modeling one of the basic tenets in Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) of simplicity by translating complex psychological concepts, such as establishing a therapeutic alliance, developing effective listening skills, therapeutic goal-setting, and dealing with unmotivated clients into concise, easy-to-understand principles easily utilized by seasoned and novice professionals alike.  Through case examples, case studies, and practice exercises, therapists can personally experience the effects of utilizing a SF approach in the therapy setting.

Shades of Loneliness
Pathologies of a Technological Society

by
Richard Stivers, Ph.D.

CE Contact Hours: 9.25
Course Fee: $50.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Shades of Loneliness is a must read for any psychotherapist who has asked the question, “Why?”  ?Focus in psychotherapy is generally at the micro level of an individual’s pathology.  ?Even the variety of theoretical orientations that guide our treatment options are primarily focused on development of individual psychopathology and techniques to minimize or eliminate its effects on the individual.  ?In much the same way we help clients gain insight into problematic cycles of behavior through an outsider perspective, Dr. Stivers helps us acquire a macro perspective of society’s, particularly technological society’s, role in the development and maintenance of pathological behaviors.  ?He argues disorders of depression, obsessive-compulsion, schizophrenia, narcissism, and other neuroses are pathological extremes of loneliness exacerbated by the fragmentation and depersonalization of today’s technological civilization.  ?This important wake-up call by Dr. Stivers includes suggestions to combat the debilitating effects of modern society by reconnecting with family, friends, and community through moral and cultural consciousness.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy


by
Albert Ellis, Ph.D. and Debbie Joffe Ellis

CE Contact Hours: 6.75
Course Fee: $35.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy provides an introduction to the theory, history, research, and practice of the original cognitive-behavioral therapy created by co-author, Albert Ellis.  Based on the premise that humans amplfy their natural tendencies toward over generalizing and faulty logic (irrational thinking) into unnecessary mental/emotional distress, Ellis, and his wife, Debbie, demonstrate how individuals can challenge dysfunctional thinking and alleviate much of their suffering through REBT techniques.  Applicable to individuals and groups of all ages and across cultures, REBT is helpful for a range of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders, relationship issues, and others.  REBT’s multi-modal techniques are presented in terms of their appropriateness for each of the disorders, therapeutic goals, and how they can be successfully applied, including excerpts from actual case studies with the authors.  This user-friendly guide is an excellent primer for those who wish to further their understanding of the core tenets and philosophies of one of the most influential therapeutic movements of the twentieth century.

Feel the Way You Want to Feel...
No Matter What!

by
Aldo R. Pucci, PsyD

CE Contact Hours: 13.75
Course Fee: $70.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
Dr. Aldo Pucci has spent over a decade developing the philosophy and techniques of Rational Living Therapy, a unique synthesis of cognitive-behavioral therapy based on the work of CBT icons, such as Albert Ellis, Maxie Maultsby, and Aaron Beck.  Feel the Way You Want to Feel…No Matter What! is an instruction manual to understand and implement Dr. Pucci’s highly effective techniques to ameliorate the thoughts and behaviors that lead to distressing emotional states of depression, low self-confidence, anger, anxiety, and others.  He teaches how to work cooperatively with the body's and brain’s natural ways of functioning to improve mental and physical health and well-being while clarifying and achieving healthy goals.  This course is an excellent introduction to cognitive-behavioral therapy and Rational Living Therapy.  For those already familiar with cognitive therapy, this guide can be used as an effective tool to teach and reinforce self-regulating cognitive/behavioral skills with patients.  Dr. Pucci’s relaxed and easy-to-understand narrative style makes this book a pleasurable journey for both therapist and patient toward improving mental health skills.

Becoming Solution-Focused in Brief Therapy


by
John L. Walter, M.S. & Jane E. Peller. M.A.

CE Contact Hours: 15.00
Course Fee: $74.99
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
The authors of BSFIBT present a step-by-step manual to learn the conversational skills in solution-building by redefining traditional pathologizing therapy through the positive assumptions and perspectives that inform their work.  True to the solution-focused philosophy of “keep it simple,” each chapter outlines easy to understand, practical strategies and techniques to help clients utilize their own strengths and skills to break free of disabling negativism and blaming, and create a more positive, enabling perception of current and future situations.

The manual describes how the authors developed a solution orientation, and includes case examples to highlight the solution-building process in a variety of settings and situations.  Ending each chapter are discussions of frequently asked questions from therapists-in-training workshops and seminars, with exercises to enhance skill development.  This is a must-have classic resource for anyone interested in becoming a “conversational facilitator” of solutions within brief therapy.

More Than Miracles
The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

by
Steve de Shazer, MSW & Yvonne Dolan, MA
with Harry Korman, MD, Terry S. Trepper, PhD,
Eric McColum, PhD, & Insoo Kim Berg, MSW

CE Contact Hours: 10.75
Course Fee: $55.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
More Than Miracles:  The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is the summary of a series of informal seminars with co-founders of SFBT, Steve de Shazer, and his wife, Insoo Kim Berg, and four of their close friends, all veteran experts in SFBT:  Yvonne Dolan and husband, Terry Trepper, Eric McCollum, and Harry Korman.  The monthly seminars were for the purpose of exploring how the SFBT approach reflected the ideas of Steve’s favorite philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and how these ideas could enhance the work of its practitioners.  Reading and studying this text was reminiscent of attending the workshops conducted by Steve and Insoo in Milwaukee—a relaxed learning atmosphere among congenial mentors.  The text commentaries provided by the authors while watching videos of sessions with their clients was like sitting in the observation room at the Milwaukee Brief Family Therapy Center listening to them discuss and explain intricacies of therapist/client interactions.  More Than Miracles is a wonderful explanatory summary of the principles, primary tenets, and therapeutic techniques of the SFBT approach to therapy, useful to novice as well as experienced practitioners.

The Psychology Industry Under a Microscope!


by
David B. Stein, Ph.D.

CE Contact Hours: 11.25
Course Fee: $60.00
Course Format: Book

Course Description:
The Psychology Industry Under a Microscope! explores why psychological treatment efficacy rates are so poor, why psychological testing is unreliable, and why diagnosis is uncertain.  Dr. Stein also explores the weaknesses inherent in 115 APA accredited doctoral programs and what changes may help improve the effectiveness of the mental health clinician.  He proposes a cognitive/behavioral diagnostic system that is far more cohesive and sensible than the piecemeal and confusing system currently in place.  In addition, he introduces an easy to understand and innovative visual model that integrates all of clinical psychology and far surpasses any previous attempts at developing models.  Dr. Stein also questions the recent resurgence of the disease model for diagnosis as well as the politics and economics that lie behind its current popularity.  The thought-provoking ideas presented by Dr. Stein challenge currently accepted notions about the field and practice of professional mental health, yet are difficult to refute.  This is a must-read essential for any student, professor, or clinician of mental health.

Ethical Issues in Supervision
from Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, 9th Edition

by
Gerald Corey, Ph.D.
Marianne Schneider Corey, M.A.
Cindy Corey, PsyD, &
Patrick Callanan, M.S.

CE Contact Hours: 2.75 (including 2.75 in Ethics)
Course Fee: $15.00
Course Format: Book chapter

Course Description:
Licensure boards in almost every state are reporting increases in ethical infractions as a major concern.  Consequently, CE credits specifically focused on ethics are now required by many boards for license renewal.  Material for this course is from Corey, Corey, Corey, and Callanan's updated classic, Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, now in its ninth edition.

Corey, et al.’s excellent chapter on “Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision,” discusses major concerns relevant to the supervisory process.  The authors explore the primary goals of supervision as well as the importance of supervision in achieving and maintaining professional competence.  The need for explicitly and openly addressing distinctions between supervisor and supervisee roles and responsibilities is repeatedly emphasized throughout the chapter.   In addition, ethical challenges that arise when supervisors adopt multiple roles during the supervisory process are addressed.  Ethical dilemmas encountered in supervision are explored from both the supervisor’s and supervisee’s perspectives.  The text concludes with thought-provoking case examples of the major issues discussed.

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