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Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 2

Apr 2, 2020 9:00am ‐ Apr 2, 2020 9:00am

Identification: COURSE20002B

Credits: None available.

In this video, counselors will continue to explore the assessment and diagnosis of bipolar related disorders, including learning to differentiate between other common disorders that can look like bipolar-related disorders. Counselors will also explore the ethical benefits of a dimensional approach to diagnosis. Topics addressed include: disorder on a spectrum of severity, ethical benefits and ethical risks of using these assessment measures, key signs and symptoms of mania in contrast to hypomania, substance use/medication-induced bipolar and related disorders.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review and explore the assessment and diagnostic considerations for clients with bipolar and related disorders, including differential diagnostic aspects.
  • Learn the ethical implications of a dimensional approach to diagnosis.
  • Analyze differential diagnoses of bipolar related disorders from substance-medication induced disorders.
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Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 3

Apr 2, 2020 9:00am ‐ Apr 2, 2020 9:00am

Identification: COURSE20002C

Credits: None available.

In this video, counselors will learn about Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), why it is in DSM-V and how it compares to bipolar disorder, including new disorders added to DSM-V. Counselors will also review and understand depressive disorders to properly diagnose bipolar related disorders. Topics addressed include: DMDD and its symptoms, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, four-point recommendation for diagnosis, bipolar disorder and circadian-rhythms, hypomania and mania, depressive and bipolar disorder specifiers.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder as new disorders to DSM-V.
  • Understand depressive disorders to properly diagnose bipolar related disorders.
  • Explore techniques to differentiate bipolar related disorders.
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Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 4

Apr 2, 2020 10:00am ‐ Apr 2, 2020 10:00am

Identification: COURSE20002D

Credits: None available.

In this video, counselors will focus on treatment planning particularly, exploring the Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) developed by Dr. Ellen Frank with focus on three aspects, interpersonal, social rhythm and social interactions. Counselors will also explore an aspect of Family-Focused Therapy in relation to IPSRT. Topics addressed include: ethical considerations when initiating treatment planning, IPSRT and Family-Focused Therapy.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand treatment planning, treatment responses and treatment implications.
  • Explore Dr. Ellen Frank’s Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT).
  • Review the interpersonal aspect of Family-Focused therapy as it relates to IPSRT.
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Trauma Informed Care Across the Lifespan for LGBTQI+ Individuals

Apr 2, 2020 10:00am ‐ Apr 2, 2020 10:00am

Identification: LIVA18041

Credits: None available.

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

Trauma does not discriminate, and yet LGBTQI+ individuals experience trauma and violence at higher rates than straight and cis individuals (Roberts, Austin, Corliss, Vandermorris, & Koenen, 2010). Moreover, there is potential for treatment providers to re-traumatize clients. This session will explore challenges facing LGBTQI+ clients, and introduce how trauma informed care strategies can support clients and avoid re-traumatization. Further, strategies for helping to position LGBTQI+ clients for progress in counseling and potentially for post traumatic growth will be explored. Applications and strategies for clients across the lifespan will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn to create an LGTBQI+ affirming environment.
  • Understand the types of trauma common among LGBTQI+ students.
  • Review trauma informed skills to incorporate into your practice.
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Members: $29.00
Standard: $49.00

Resiliency Factors of Trans-College Students: Implications for Professional Counselors and Higher Education Professionals

Jun 1, 2020 1:00pm ‐ Jun 1, 2020 1:00pm

Identification: LIVA18033

Credits: None available.

This session will examine the resiliency factors and the strategies transgender (trans) college students use to navigate gender-dichotomous collegiate environments. The multiple intersections of college trans* students and their various social identities are highlighted as well as the importance of coping strategies for a successful college experience. One of the presenters identifies as trans* and will share his insights as well as provide first hand suggestions that will inform and assist college counselors, student affairs professionals, faculty, and administrators working with college trans* students. Additional recommendations such as the (un)learning of normative gender constructs, the use of appropriate language in the curricula, and suggestions for providing a safe environment, inside and outside the classroom, will also be explored. Affirmative- and resilience-based counseling and “helping” approaches for working with trans* college students will conclude this training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Awareness and understand the intersection of multiple identities of college trans students.
  • Strategies that trans students use to navigate the campus and the college experience.
  • Begin the process of (un)learning the use of traditional gender constructs.

Speaker(s):
  • Jane E. Rheineck, PhD, Associate Professor in the department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University
  • Matthew Lonski, Graduate Student
Standard: $49.00
Members: $29.00

Transgender- Moving from Awareness to Advocacy

Jun 1, 2020 3:00pm ‐ Jun 1, 2020 3:00pm

Identification: LIVA18035

Credits: None available.

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

The presentation reviews and summarize the Transgender Population. The definition of Transgender which will include Gender Identity and Gender Queer will be explained. This presentation will also discuss how to best serve the transgender community in a counseling capacity. This will include supporting them psychologically, helping with campus resources, navigating referrals for medical issues, including hormone therapy and possible gender affirming surgery. Participants will be provided examples of how to write a support letter for hormone therapy and gender affirming surgery using the Standards of Care from WPATH. The presentation will finally explain the challenges this population faces especially with the political issues in the media. The expected outcome of this presentation is that participants will acquire an overall increased competency to work with the Transgender population in a counseling setting.

Learning Objective:

  • Participants will be able to describe what transgender means and discuss how gender is different from sexual orientation.
  • Participants will describe and use gender inclusive language when working with transgender clients.
  • Participants will be able to utilize different resources to support transgender clients.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00
Members: $29.00

Counselors’ Mandated Responsibility to Report Child Maltreatment: A Review of U.S. Laws

Jun 12, 2020 11:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2020 11:00am

Identification: JCD18006

Credits: None available.

Although counselors in 44 states are mandatory reporters of child maltreatment, they may lack an understanding of their legally designated role. This article presents the results of a systematic review of child maltreatment reporting laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The authors apply relevant legislation to real-life contexts for counselors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the laws and subsequent responsibilities of counselors as mandated reporters in all states and the District of Columbia
  • Understand how state laws vary regarding acts that constitute abuse and neglect; types of reportable abuse; which professionals are labeled as mandatory reporters; and the penalties and liabilities for failure to report

Source: JCD October 2018

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

Climate Change and Mental Health: Professional Counseling and Advocacy

Sep 1, 2020 10:00am ‐ Sep 1, 2020 10:00am

Identification: COURSE20003B

Credits: None available.

The climate crisis impacts professional counselors on both a professional and personal level. In this video, Dr. Debbie Sturm describes the importance of advocacy and social justice for achieving environmental justice, and how professional counselors must determine their degree of engagement with this issue.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the role of social justice
  • Understand the physical impact of climate issues
  • Review terminology related to the climate crisis
Speaker(s):

Climate Change and Mental Health: The Role of the Counselor

Sep 1, 2020 10:00am ‐ Sep 1, 2020 10:00am

Identification: COURSE20003A

Credits: None available.

The climate crisis is not only a threat to physical health, but also to mental health. In this video, Dr. Debra Sturm discusses how the role of professional counselors is impacted by the need to address environment-related anxiety and trauma concerns within the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss ways the climate crisis impacts clients
  • Learn how climate refugees are uniquely affected by disasters
  • Understand trauma associated with climate disasters
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Climate Change and Mental Health: Counseling Ethics

Sep 1, 2020 10:00am ‐ Sep 1, 2020 10:00am

Identification: COURSE20003C

Credits: None available.

Counseling ethics infuse every aspect of clinical practice, including how counselors respond to issues stemming from environmental concerns. In this video, Dr. Debbie Sturm discusses some of the ways the ACA Code of Ethics can be applied to working with clients whose mental health has been impacted by climate change.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review multicultural, ethical and social justice concepts
  • Discuss ethical practices surrounding climate issues
  • Increase awareness of eco-anxiety among clients
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