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The Helping Relationship: From Core Dimensions to Brief and Integrative Possibilities, sixth edition

May 2, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: ACA317

Credits: None available.

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

Source: Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions, Sixth Edition, edited by David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer



Description:
This chapter has three purposes. First, it aids the reader in understanding the various factors that affect the helping relationship: definitions and descriptions, stages, core dimensions, strategies, and issues of diversity. Second, because we have asked each of our theory authors to discuss brief approaches as applied to the theory under consideration, we provide our readers with an overview of selected brief approaches, because these approaches, plus the impact of managed care, have precipitated an emphasis on using traditional theories in shorter term counseling. Third, because we know that, after reading this book, readers will have questions about whether to be a purist, in the literal sense of the term, and base all of their work with clients on a single theoretical set or somehow integrate the possibilities for working with clients into a more flexible way of helping, we also provide an overview of integrative counseling. We hope that the information presented in this chapter will not only help readers to understand the dynamics of the helping relationship and their application in both theory-specific and brief approaches but also aid them in incorporating these dynamics into an integrative theoretical approach.



Objectives:

  1. Examine core dimensions, strategies, and issues of diversity that impact the helping relationship
  2. Explore selected brief approaches to counseling
  3. Understand the process of integrative counseling and how counselors can ethically move towards utilizing integrative approaches in clinical practice
  4. Review multicultural considerations for counselors using an integrative approach

Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $60.00
Members: $40.00

Healing Humiliation: From Reaction to Creative Action

May 2, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: ACA314

Credits: None available.

Source: JCD October 2016



Description:
In the midst of global crises, feelings of humiliation are intensified (Lindner, 2008; Moïsi, 2009). Counselors are often on the front lines of suffering during turbulent times. This paper explores how the dynamics of humiliation are coming to the forefront of concern around the globe. Applying a relational framework, the authors examine the impact of humiliation, offering a case example that illustrates how counselors can lead their clients out of destructive reactions into creative action.



Objectives:

  1. Examine the dynamics and impact of humiliation on counseling clients
  2. Explore how counselors can lead clients who have experienced humiliation away from destructive reactions and into creative action

Author(s):
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Play and Humor in Counseling, fifth edition

Dec 1, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Dec 30, 2017 7:39am

Identification: ACA313

Credits: None available.

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

Source:The Creative Arts in Counseling, Fifth Edition, by Samuel T. Gladding

Description:
In this chapter, I explore the multidimensional premises behind the power of play and humor as well as the practical use of play and humor in counseling. I treat each of these modalities separately and show how each may be used in counseling. In addition, I explain and illustrate how play and humor can be used with a variety of populations (e.g., from children to older adults) and in various settings (e.g., from groups to families). The use of play and humor with other creative arts (e.g., drama and the visual arts) is also discussed.

Objectives:

  1. Explore multidimensional premises behind play and humor as well as the practical use of play and humor in counseling
  2. Examine various forms of play and humor and strategies for how these can be used in counseling with a wide variety of client populations

Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

So, What is Play Therapy and Why Should We Care?

Feb 3, 2016 12:00am

Identification: ACA310

Credits: None available.

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

Source: Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy, third edition by Terry Kottman and Kristin Meany-Walen



Description:
Play therapy is usually used as an intervention approach for working with young children who lack the abstract verbal abilities to articulate their difficulties clearly enough to receive support and assistance from counselors. Play therapy seems to work with children experiencing a broad range of difficulties. It can also be used as a modality to help older children, adolescents, and adults who would benefit from a fun, nonthreatening, creative expressive arts form of therapy.



Objectives:

  1. Examine the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties.
  2. Explore the rationale behind play therapy, the types of clients who are appropriate for play therapy, and different approaches used in play therapy.

Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Group Counseling with LGBTQI Persons

May 20, 2015 12:00am

Identification: ACA283

Credits: None available.

Description:
Where does sexual/affectual identity and gender expression intersect? The authors discuss terms which may be new to some listeners. Group work appears to be a modality that is effective for LGBTQI persons. The authors discuss why that is the case. Ethical considerations are also discussed, along with the disclosure and “coming out”.



Objectives:

  1. Summarize the basic tenets of the Group Counseling with LGBTQI Persons podcast
  2. Discuss the effectiveness of the Group work modality for LGBTQI persons
  3. Discuss key ethical considerations before conducting group counseling with LGBTQI persons

Author(s):
  • Melissa Luke, PhD, Associate Dean for Research & Dean's Professor, Syracuse University
Speaker(s):
  • Kristopher Goodrich, PhD, Associate Professor & Department Chair, The University of New Mexico
Category: Podcast
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Treating Domestic Violence

May 18, 2015 12:00am

Identification: ACA282

Credits: None available.

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

Description:
The presenter discusses counseling strategies and tactics for treating survivors of domestic violence. She presents the power and control issues apparent in the abuser/survivor cycle of violence. She gives counselors ideas on how to make your practice more survivor friendly. She goes on to discuss basic questions like: "Why doesn't the victim/survivor leave the abuser."



Objectives:

  1. Summarize the basic tenets of Tali Sadan, M.A., LGPC podcast on Treating Domestic Violence
  2. Discuss counseling strategies and tactics for treating survivors of domestic violence
  3. Provide ideas on how to make your practice more survivor friendly

Author(s):
Category: Podcast
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Prostitute, Drugs, Professor

May 18, 2015 12:00am

Identification: ACA281

Credits: None available.

Description:
Dr. Joel Mark Fillmore describes his history as a cross-dressing prostitute, drug addict, and prison inmate to a counselor educator. Along the way he experienced conversion therapy and can discuss it in a way that is both thought-provoking and fresh.



Objectives:

  1. Summarize the basic tenets of Dr. Joel M. Fillmore's podcast
  2. Discuss the controversial practice of conversion or reparative therapy
  3. Provide information on the literature and research of conversion/reparative therapy

Speaker(s):
  • Joel M. Filmore, EdD, Assistant Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Category: Podcast
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Enhancing Counselor Supervision Through Compassion Fatigue Education

May 18, 2015 12:00am

Identification: ACA280

Credits: None available.

Description:
Compassion fatigue has been documented as an occupational hazard in counseling. Providing education to interns on compassion fatigue and protective factors, such as self-care, can normalize struggles experienced by interns. Supervision provides a relationship to build skills to help prevent compassion fatigue. Interns should understand counselor developmental phases and the necessity of self-care plans. To instill this knowledge, supervisors should focus on the purpose of supervision, activities of supervision, counselor developmental phases, and compassion fatigue education.



Objectives:

  1. Examine compassion fatigue and how counseling supervisors can educate interns on protective factors
  2. Explore strategies counseling supervisors can use to address compassion fatigue in supervision

Author(s):
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Podcast - Private Practice Preparedness

Jun 18, 2014 12:00am

Identification: ACA230

Credits: None available.

Description:
The following questions will be addressed: (1) What spurred you to write a book and accompanying templates entitled Private Practice Preparedness: The Health Care Professional's Guide to Closing a Practice Due to Retirement, Death, or Disability? (NW) (2) Can you explain what is included in this e-book that will be useful to practicing counselors? (3) Why is it important, from an ethical and risk management perspective, to appoint a records custodian? (4) Do you have suggestions in the e-book regarding how to give your records custodian or support team access to electronic records as well as paper records? (5) Can you tell us how some of your templates may help counselors provide notice to clients of a practice closure - on an emergency or planned basis? (6) Is it enough to just have both a personal and professional will? (7) Do you address issues pertinent to a counselor's potential obligations under HIPAA and HITECH? (8) Do you give suggestions for handling things like passwords and access to all electronic devices and who should have access to them? (9) Is this book designed for baby boomers or does it have application to those younger counselors just starting out in private practice? (10) Can you tell us anything else about how the product works, how to access the e-book and templates, and what benefits are available to the reader?



Objectives:

  1. Summarize the basic tenets of the podcast on the e-book
  2. Provide an overview of the e-book?s tools for healthcare professionals to fulfill their ethical obligations regarding continuance of care in the case of emergency or retirement.
  3. Discuss the step-by-step guide to closing a practice allows appointed representatives to efficiently take over a practice in an emergency

Source:
Podcast HT46: For more information, or to purchase the eBook go to : https://www.privatepracticepreparedness.com/

Author(s):
Category: Podcast
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

DSM-5 Depressive, Anxiety, and Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

May 5, 2014 12:00am

Identification: ACA217

Credits: None available.

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

Source:
DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors by Stephanie F. Dailey, Carman S. Gill, Shannon L. Karl and Casey A. Barrio Minton



Description:
Discuss the major changes and additions, from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 for depression, anxiety and trauma- and stressor-related disorders and the impact it may have on counselors in recognizing and treating these disorders.



Objectives:

  1. Understand major changes found within the depressive, anxiety and trauma- and stressor-related disorders chapters of the DSM-5
  2. Examine key diagnostic changes, such as the addition of new disorders and changes to coding, recording, and specifiers for depressive, anxiety and trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  3. Reflect upon how these changes and additions may impact counselors, specifically in regards to recognizing and treating depressive, anxiety, and trauma- and stressor-related disorders

Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $120.00
Members: $80.00
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