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Counseling and Guided Self-Help Outcomes for Clients With Bulimia Nervosa: A Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials From 1980-2010

Mar 21, 2013 12:00am ‐ Mar 21, 2013 12:00am

Identification: ACA152

Credits: None available.

Description:
This meta-analysis included 111 clinical trials exploring the effectiveness of counseling/psychotherapy and guided self-help approaches in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. In general, single-group studies supported higher efficacy of counseling/psychotherapy, whereas wait-list, treatment-as-usual, and placebo studies indicated both approaches were equally effective at termination (posttest) and follow-up in altering binging, purging, laxative use, and self-reported bulimia or body dissatisfaction perceptions in nearly all comparisons.



Objectives:

  1. Understand the role of counseling and therapist-directed self-help approaches in the treatment of Bulimia Nervosa.
  2. Compare and contrast the clinical trial outcomes derived from various counseling and self-help treatments and their effectiveness with clients.



Source: JCD April 2013

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

Integrated Care: Applying Theory to Practice

Aug 23, 2012 12:00am

Identification: ACA149

Credits: None available.

Description:



The following questions will be addressed:

  1. What is integrated care (IC)?
  2. Why is integrated care important?
  3. How is integrated care different from integrative care?
  4. How did you become interested in integrated care?
  5. How would you address the argument that IC is based upon the medical model and is therefore contrary to counseling’s humanistic underpinnings?
  6. Why use the term behavioral health provider (BHP) in your text instead of counselor?
  7. What are the different models of IC? (8) What do counseling interns do when working in IC practices?
  8. Are there any differences in clientele seen in IC practices versus specialty mental health?
  9. What do counselors-in-training need to know to be trained in IC?
  10. How is training to become an effective IC counselor similar to the training needed to be an effective school counselor?
  11. What are the skill-sets from traditional school-counseling and clinical mental health counseling graduate programs needed by the behavioral health provider (BHP) working in the primary care medical setting?

Objectives:


  • Summarize the basic tenets of Integrated Care
  • Determine the importance of partnering with primary care professionals

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

The Straight Path to Healing: Using Motivational Interviewing to Address Spiritual Bypass

Jan 1, 2013 12:00am ‐ Jan 1, 2013 12:00am

Identification: ACA146

Credits: None available.

Description:
Spiritual bypass is the avoidance of underlying emotional issues by focusing solely on spiritual beliefs, practices, and experiences. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, compassionate approach to effectively addressing resistance among those who present in spiritual bypass. In this article, the authors provide background information on spiritual bypass and a rationale for adopting an MI approach to working with these clients. A case presentation illustrates one example of using MI with spiritual bypass.


Objectives:
  1. Understand how spiritual bypass can impact the counseling process.
  2. Learn the principles of motivational interviewing (MI) and how to use the technique to address the resistance associated with spiritual bypass.
  3. Consider the application of motivational interviewing in addressing spiritual bypass by reviewing a specific case example.
Source: JCD January 2013

Category: JCD Article
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning From the Ecological Perspective

Jun 14, 2012 12:00am

Identification: ACA141

Credits: None available.

Description:



The purpose of this chapter is to describe how ecologically oriented clinicians use the core clinical processes of assessment, diagnosis, and intervention or treatment planning in deciding how to be of best service to their clients.



Objectives:

  1. Review and understand how ecoligically oriented counselors use their core clinical process of assesment, diagnosis, and treatment planning
  2. Study the elements of the mental health status examination
  3. Apply the principles of ecological counseling in your discipline



Source:
Understanding People in Context: the Ecological Perspective in Counseling by Ellen P. Cook. To purchase the book visit www.counseling.org/publications.

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

Counseling Military Families

May 21, 2012 12:00am ‐ May 21, 2012 12:00am

Identification: ACA139

Credits: None available.

Description:



The following questions will be addressed:

  1. Why did you write the book and what does it offer?
  2. Why should counselors be concerned with distinctions/differences between military families vs. civilian families?
  3. Why do people join the military and who joins?
  4. What are some of the basic cultural issues that all counselors should know or understand about military families?
  5. How is the military different now (as a volunteer force) than in the past when it was required service?
  6. How do counselors in different settings (i.e. private practice, VA, schools, etc) use this information?
  7. What are the "typical" transition stages that families go through when a service member is deployed or gone for long term training?
  8. What are a few distinct issues for military spouses and military dependents?
  9. When I was working with military families overseas, I noticed soldiers felt a stigma would be attached to them if they sought counseling and that it would somehow affect their ability to move up in the ranks.
  10. What are your thoughts regarding this perceived stigma?
  11. We often talk about concerns/issues that cause stress with military families – but what are the positives, the strengths of military life for families?
  12. ACA now has 50,000 members, many of them are clinical counselors who will be listening to this podcast, is there anything I have not asked you that you want our members to know?



Objectives:

  1. Summarize the basic tenets of Counseling Military Families
  2. Determine the importance of developing specific techniques for counseling military families

Category: Podcast
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Gestalt Therapy

Jan 25, 2012 12:00am

Identification: ACA132

Credits: None available.

Description:



The following questions will be addressed:

  1. Is there a story about how you became a Gestalt therapist? What excites you about Gestalt therapy at this point in your career?
  2. When and how did Gestalt therapy get started and how has it evolved since then?
  3. What are some of the fundamental concepts central to Gestalt therapy that distinguish it from other counseling orientations?
  4. Are there other key elements that define the theory and practice?
  5. I have not heard anything about techniques such as the "hot seat," "two chair work" or slogans like "get out of your head" or "you do your thing, I’ll do mine."
  6. Gestalt therapy is also known for its emphasis on the present, the "here and now." Do gestalt therapists attend to the past?
  7. How important is the client-counselor relationship in Gestalt therapy?
  8. The clients of the 2010s are different from those of the 1940s and 1950s when Gestalt therapy originated. Can gestalt therapy be effective with clients in our increasingly diverse world?
  9. Do Gestalt therapists do research to evaluate the effectiveness of the approach?
  10. Where can our listeners learn more about training opportunities and Gestalt therapy resources?
  11. Objectives:
    1. Summarize the basic tenets of Gestalt Therapy
    2. Determine the importance of Gestalt Therapy in current counseling theory and practice

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

A Harvard Child Psychiatrist Explores Her Own Mother's Suicide

Jan 9, 2012 12:00am

Identification: ACA128

Credits: None available.

Description:
The following questions will be addressed: (1) In Her Wake, the story of your mother's suicide, is a deeply personal one. What motivated you to share it with people outside of your immediate family? (2) You and your mother share the same name and were both writers. What else do you share when it comes to your mother? (3) How has writing In Her Wake changed how you think about your mother? (4) How did you approach your mother's story as both a daughter and as a psychiatrist? (5) How should a reader experiencing symptoms of depression or other types of mental illness approach your book? (6) Has the process of writing In Her Wake changed your approach to therapy and prescribing medications? (7) What did you learn about suicide which directly impacted how you work with patients and families? (8) What is your understanding of the role of impulsivity in suicide and perceived burden of someone who is suicidal? (9) What did you need someone to tell you, or communicate to you, after you found out about your mother's suicide? (10) What has it been like for you to share your story and continue to practice as a child psychiatrist?



Objectives:

  1. Summarize the basic tenets of Dr. Rappaports mother's suicide and how it has changed her as a clinician
  2. Determine the importance of impulsivity in suicide



Source:
Podcast - HT027

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

Advanced Play Therapy Skills

Jan 9, 2012 12:00am

Identification: ACA127

Credits: None available.

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

Description:
There are several play therapy skills that are applicable to a wide range of different approaches to play therapy. I have chosen to cover metacommunication, therapeutic metaphors, mutual storytelling, and role-playing in this chapter because they can be used across a number of different theoretical orientations and they lend themselves to relatively simple and concrete description. For each of these play therapy skills, I describe the technique, explain the purpose for using that particular technique, provide several examples of how the technique can be used, and set up practice exercises so that the reader can experiment with the application of the skill.



Objectives:

  1. Examine counseling techniques and strategies used in play therapy
  2. Understand how play therapy skills can be used to respond to client needs



Source:
Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond, 2nd edition by Terry Kottman

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

Theoretical Approaches to Play Therapy

Jan 9, 2012 12:00am

Identification: ACA126

Credits: None available.

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

Description:
This chapter provides an overview of Adlerian play therapy, child-centered play therapy, cognitive-behavioral play therapy, ecosystemic play therapy, Gestalt play therapy, Jungian analytical play therapy, psychodynamic play therapy, and Theraplay. Prescriptive play therapy is also very briefly described. For each of the theoretical orientations in this chapter (except prescriptive, which by its very nature requires special treatment), a brief synopsis is provided of the following topics: (a) important theoretical constructs, (b) phases of the counseling process, (c) role of the therapist, (d) goals of therapy, (e) approach to working with parents and teachers, and (f) distinctive features.



Objectives:

  1. Examine the theoretical underpinnings associated with the varied approaches to play therapy.
  2. Relate how broader counseling theories and approaches may be applied in play therapy situations.



Source:
Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond, 2nd edition by Terry Kottman

Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $90.00
Members: $60.00

The Revised ASERVIC Spiritual Competencies

Jun 13, 2011 12:00am

Identification: ACA114

Credits: None available.

Description:
Competencies are descriptions of what we believe the effective counselor needs to possess to ethically and successfully work with clients on spiritual and religious issues. The 14 competencies in this chapter challenge counselors, as does Guru Nanak, to recognize the essential unity of humankind and humans' common attempts to understand their relationship with the higher power. The competencies are tools to help counselors maintain a relationship with a client even when the client's beliefs are contrary to their own. In essence, the competencies ask counselors to see through the client's lens while being fully conscious of their own spiritual or religious viewpoint. They ask counselors to sacrifice their sectarianism for a while and go beyond mere toleration so that they can truly understand their clients' spiritual and religious lives.



Objectives:

  1. Examine the emergence of the Association for Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) as a viable entity in the American Counseling Association (ACA)
  2. Identify the specific competencies counselors must possess if they are to effectively address the spiritual and religions needs of their clients



Source:
Integrating Spirituality and Religion Into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Pracitce, Second Edition, edited by Craig S. Cashwell and J. Scott Young

Author(s):
  • Linda Robertson, Senior Financial Planner, Financial Finesse, Inc.
  • Mark E. Young, PhD, Professor, Counselor Education, University of Central Florida
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00
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