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Contingency Management: Principles and Uses
Certificate Fee - 2 Hours 
Contingency Management (CM) is rooted in behavioral science and uses some system or rewards to support a person's movement toward desired goals (positive outcomes). This course examines the use of CM principles and practices with individuals, within groups, and as part of an overall program environment. Discussion and examples about how, why, and when CM works well and supports for how to use it within one's own program are included.

- Define the basic scientific and human principles that support the use of CM;
- Review the use of CM with individuals with different diagnoses and in different program settings;
- Identify ways to practice use of CM principles on a regular basis.


CBT: An Overview of Practice & Principles
Certificate Fee - 2 Hours 
This seminar reviews the basic theory of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), describes some of its components and applications, and explores its use with various populations and formats. This course is focused mainly on the use of CBT with adults who have varying diagnoses and functional capacities (although references are given for its use and application for children and adolescents). Examples will be provided and uses with both individual and in group formats will be discussed.

- Describe the basis for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - how and why it works;
- Identify several major components and applications of CBT principles;
- Explore the uses of CBT for persons with different diagnoses


Motivational Interviewing: The Principles
Certificate Fee - 4 Hours 
This online training is comprised of didactic excerpts from a video recorded three-day skills course. In it we describe Motivational Interviewing, an approach which promotes behavior change through increasing engagement, managing resistance, and enhancing intrinsic motivation. Major topic areas in this seminar include the Transtheoretical Stages of Change, and the spirit, principles and opening strategies of Motivational Interviewing.

- Outline Prochaska and DiClemente's stages of change and how they are useful in understanding human readiness to change behaviors;
- Identify the general principles and spirit of Motivational Interviewing;
- Describe how they can use Motivational Interviewing practices in their own work setting.


BPD: Lacking an Emotional Skin
Certificate Fee - 1 Hour 
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness generally characterized by instability in affect, relationships, self-image, and behavior. This course will provide a general overview of BPD including information on: DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, etiology, suicidality and parasuicidality, the role of trauma and abuse, therapeutic approaches, and theoretical orientations. Treatment challenges are discussed; of primary importance is the need to monitor counter-transference issues while maintaining empathy and rapport.

- Summarize basic diagnostic criteria for BPD, including recognizing common COD's.
- Describe the role of trauma and abuse in the development of BPD.
- Discuss the role of self-injury and suicide in BPD.
- Review basic therapeutic approaches and theoretical orientations.
- Recognize the importance of countertransference issues in treating a person with BPD.


Integrating Treatment for Persons with COD and SUD
Certificate Fee - 2 Hours 
This video-recorded seminar provides an overview of recovery principles and practices related to co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. It examines organizing principles and tools and explores the scope of what practitioners need for basic competency in this area, including attention to cultural differences. Resources including the Treatment Improvement Protocol 42 and the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment workbook are briefly reviewed.

- Define "co-occurring disorders" and what constitutes "integrated approaches" to working with persons having CODs;
- Examine major concepts and approaches currently in the literature;
- Review personal attributes and skills needed for effectively working with persons having CODs;
- Explore the contents of the PA COD Competency Bulletin;
- Identify resources useful in gaining more knowledge about effective practices for COD.


DSM 5: Overview, Understanding, and Use
Certifcate Fee - 2.5 Hours 
This seminar is intended both for persons who have frequently used past editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association and for those who wish to become familiar with the current edition. It presents an overview of contents and a rationale for examining the developmental effects of symptoms in specific diagnostic categories on persons of different ages, genders, and cultures.

- Examine the layout and contents of the DSM 5
- Discuss the APA's current approach to diagnosis, using the DSM 5
- Ask questions about research related changes from former DSM descriptions
- Identify potential developmental effects re: symptoms of major psychiatric conditions
- Use the DSM 5 with greater ease and familiarity

Mar 15, 2016   25.00  

Welcoming & Affirming Practice: LGBTQI and Cultural Competency
Certificate Fee - 1.5 Hours 
Welcoming and Affirming Practice: LGBTQI and Cultural Competency is an online course sponsored by a
grant from SAMHSA.

Diversity education is broadening to include not only competencies pertaining to sexual orientation but also
fundamental issues of gender identity and biological variation. Creating a non-judgmental and affirming
environment for all persons enhances provider’s service delivery and the individual’s care seeking behavior.
The focus of this course is on helping you and your program respect and support diversity both in your
colleagues and those to whom you provide services. This training can serve as an overview for newer
practitioners and programs or as a review for those already practicing these principles.

The LGBTQI training course consists of five parts:
1. Reviewing cultural competency standards and appreciating diversity;
2. Citing terminology and the persons behind the descriptive words;
3. Exploring coming out, and the benefits of and barriers to this process;
4. Examining our own issues regarding sexuality and gender differences – our beliefs and values;
5. Discussing what we can do to be truly welcoming and affirming


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