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Florida Certification Board

This course will explore how culture and stereotypes play a role in how we see ourselves and our clients. We will explore cultural competency through cultural awareness, beliefs, knowledge, and skills. We will examine the implications for counseling theory, research, practice, and training. Participants will gain insight into how their own cultural backgrounds influence their perceptions and interactions with clients. Additionally, the course will highlight strategies to enhance cultural sensitivity and effectiveness in therapeutic settings.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Ethics are crucial in any profession, particularly in mental health. They establish a framework of principles that guide professionals in making informed, responsible, and morally sound decisions. Adhering to ethical standards ensures the protection of the client’s rights and well-being, fosters trust in the therapeutic relationship and upholds the profession’s integrity. By prioritizing ethics, mental health professionals can navigate complex situations with clarity, mitigate potential harm, and contribute to mental health services’ overall credibility and reliability.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the ethical principles and standards essential in clinical practice. It covers crucial topics such as ethical decision-making frameworks, maintaining professional boundaries, and the appropriate use of physical touch in therapy. The course delves into the complexities of dual relationships, offering guidelines to navigate these situations ethically. Additionally, it addresses the legal and ethical responsibilities regarding the reporting of abuse and other critical issues faced by mental health professionals.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) is a condition that affects individuals who have recently stopped using addictive substances after a prolonged period of dependence. Unlike acute withdrawal symptoms, which occur immediately after cessation and last for a short duration, PAWS can persist for weeks, months, or even years.

This course will explore the common substances PAWS is associated with, the symptoms, both emotional and psychological, the phases of PAWS and the management of this syndrome.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Ethics are crucial in any profession, particularly in mental health. They establish a framework of principles that guide professionals in making informed, responsible, and morally sound decisions. Adhering to ethical standards ensures the protection of the client’s rights and well-being, fosters trust in the therapeutic relationship and upholds the profession’s integrity. By prioritizing ethics, mental health professionals can navigate complex situations with clarity, mitigate potential harm, and contribute to mental health services’ overall credibility and reliability.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the ethical principles and standards essential in clinical practice. It covers crucial topics such as ethical decision-making frameworks, maintaining professional boundaries, and the appropriate use of physical touch in therapy. The course delves into the complexities of dual relationships, offering guidelines to navigate these situations ethically. Additionally, it addresses the legal and ethical responsibilities regarding the reporting of abuse and other critical issues faced by mental health professionals.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course on Clinical Evaluation and Mental Status Examination is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform comprehensive mental health assessments. Participants will learn to conduct detailed clinical evaluations, including patient history taking, symptom assessment, and risk factor identification. The course will also cover the Mental Status Examination (MSE), providing techniques for systematically assessing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course will explore how culture and stereotypes play a role in how we see ourselves and our clients. We will explore cultural competency through cultural awareness, beliefs, knowledge, and skills. We will examine the implications for counseling theory, research, practice, and training. Participants will gain insight into how their own cultural backgrounds influence their perceptions and interactions with clients. Additionally, the course will highlight strategies to enhance cultural sensitivity and effectiveness in therapeutic settings.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Ethics are crucial in any profession, particularly in mental health. They establish a framework of principles that guide professionals in making informed, responsible, and morally sound decisions. Adhering to ethical standards ensures the protection of the client’s rights and well-being, fosters trust in the therapeutic relationship and upholds the profession’s integrity. By prioritizing ethics, mental health professionals can navigate complex situations with clarity, mitigate potential harm, and contribute to mental health services’ overall credibility and reliability.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the ethical principles and standards essential in clinical practice. It covers crucial topics such as ethical decision-making frameworks, maintaining professional boundaries, and the appropriate use of physical touch in therapy. The course delves into the complexities of dual relationships, offering guidelines to navigate these situations ethically. Additionally, it addresses the legal and ethical responsibilities regarding the reporting of abuse and other critical issues faced by mental health professionals.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This comprehensive course is designed to equip mental health professionals, healthcare providers, and community workers with the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively assess, intervene, and prevent suicide. Through a structured and detailed curriculum, participants will explore the multifaceted nature of suicide, from understanding its impact to recognizing risk factors and implementing effective intervention strategies.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Billing for services can often be intricate and prone to costly errors. This course aims to empower participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of substance abuse facility billing. Topics covered include submitting clean claims, understanding the financial implications of registration errors, coding, diagnosis and medical necessity, as well as effective documentation practices.

This course is for information only and does not award board approved continuing education for license renewal.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms can vary widely depending on the substance used, the duration of use, and the individual’s health. Common signs and symptoms include anxiety, irritability, and agitation, which often appear within hours of the last dose. Physical symptoms such as sweating, shaking, nausea, vomiting, and increased heart rate are also prevalent. Severe cases may involve hallucinations, seizures, and confusion. Psychological symptoms, including intense cravings, depression, and difficulty sleeping, are also common. Recognizing these symptoms is crucial for providing appropriate care and seeking medical help when necessary, as withdrawal can be life-threatening if not managed properly.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Creating a strong safety culture within an organization is vital for ensuring the well-being of employees and minimizing risks. A key component of this safety culture is the implementation of a Good Catch Program. This training aims to educate employees about the importance of culture of safety and how to effectively participate in a Good Catch Program.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Understanding and Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Recovery Facilities a comprehensive course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to address one of the most critical public health challenges within recovery settings. This course will provide in-depth information on common STDs, effective prevention strategies, and specific measures to prevent the spread of these infections in recovery facilities.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Effective handoff communication must include up-to-date information regarding patient care, treatment plans, current condition, and any recent or anticipated changes. This communication should be interactive, allowing for discussion between those providing and receiving the patient information. Additionally, the process should incorporate methods for verifying the received information, such as read-back or other appropriate techniques, to ensure accuracy and understanding.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of addiction and recovery, covering various crucial aspects of the stages of recovery, gaining insights into addiction’s complexities, and the journey toward sobriety.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Recovery Support Specialist credential.  It meets the 17-hour requirement for the Recovery Management Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course on living skills for recovery is designed to equip individuals recovering from substance use disorders with the essential skills needed for successful day-to-day living and long-term sobriety.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Recovery Support Specialist credential.  It meets the 10-hour requirement for the Maintaining the Practical Living Skills Domain.

 

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This specialized course is designed for professionals involved in recovery support, focusing on resource linkage, care coordination, and effective documentation. Participants will learn how to efficiently connect clients with appropriate recovery resources, such as counseling services, support groups, and medical treatment facilities. The course will cover strategies for seamless care coordination, ensuring that clients receive comprehensive, continuous care across different service providers. Additionally, it will emphasize the importance of accurate and ethical documentation practices. Through practical exercises and case studies, participants will gain skills in creating detailed client records that support continuity of care, meet legal standards, and uphold client confidentiality. This course aims to enhance the effectiveness of recovery professionals in facilitating successful long-term recovery through organized and documented collaborative care.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Recovery Support Specialist credential.  It meets the 13-hour requirement for the Resource Linkage Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This comprehensive course is designed for recovery professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills in a variety of critical areas. It covers essential topics such as ethics in recovery practice, legal issues specific to the field, and thorough training on HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 for confidentiality and privacy in substance use disorder treatment. The curriculum also includes modules on self-care strategies to maintain professional well-being and cultural competence to enhance the effectiveness of services provided to diverse populations. Additionally, the course offers practical training in the administration of Narcan, preparing participants to respond effectively to opioid overdose situations. This well-rounded program aims to equip recovery professionals with the tools needed to provide ethical, legal, and culturally sensitive care while ensuring their own health and resilience in the demanding recovery services field.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Recovery Support Specialist credential.  It meets the 22-hour requirement for the Legal and Professional Responsibility Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This comprehensive course is designed to enhance cultural competence and communication in diverse environments. Participants will explore culturally appropriate oral and written language services, engage in bilingual and bicultural training, and develop skills in personal and organizational cultural competence. The curriculum also covers diversity knowledge, assessment strategies, and the application of cross-cultural frameworks. T

This course the 2 hour requirement for the Cultural and Linguistic Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course addresses the critical issue of compassion fatigue, focusing on the mental health challenges faced by caregivers and professionals in high-stress environments.  Participants will learn to develop effective self-care strategies to prevent burnout, understand the dynamics of secondary traumatization and victimization, and explore the concept of countertransference in therapeutic settings.

This course meets the 2 hour requirement for Vicarious Trauma/Self-Care domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Mentoring involves providing guidance, support, and encouragement to a less experienced individual through one-on-one interactions and shared experiences. In the context of professional development or personal growth, a mentor helps to foster a mentee’s skills and confidence, offering insights and advice that pave the way for achievement and success. Effective mentoring relationships are built on trust, mutual respect, and a genuine interest in the growth and development of the mentee.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist credential.  It meets the 6-hour requirement for the Mentoring Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the legal and ethical frameworks guiding peer support and counseling professions. Participants will delve into federal, state, and other governing laws and regulations, emphasizing ethics, values, and professional conduct, including Codes of Conduct. The program also explores the philosophy of peer support, addressing boundary issues, confidentiality, and effective documentation practices.

This course meets the 4 hour requirement for the Professional Responsibilities domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Advocating for substance abuse clients involves addressing the multifaceted challenges of stigma, social injustice, and discrimination that can hinder recovery and access to treatment. This advocacy is essential for protecting the rights of individuals affected by factors such as race, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and disability. Effective strategies include educating the public to reduce stigma, promoting policies that ensure equitable treatment access, and empowering clients through self-advocacy skills. Advocates play a crucial role in influencing and negotiating with policymakers and stakeholders to support these changes.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist credential.  It meets the 4-hour requirement for the Advocacy Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Motivational interviewing is a counseling approach designed to facilitate and engage intrinsic motivation within the client in order to change behavior. The course curriculum explores this approach which will enable CRPS professionals to practice and refine techniques that encourage clients to articulate personal goals and explore their motivations for recovery. This course is vital for those in peer support roles, as it strengthens their ability to support clients’ journey toward sustained recovery.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist credential.  It meets the 4 hour requirement for the Motivational Interviewing Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

It is crucial for mental health and substance abuse professionals to be well-trained in contraband awareness and search procedures to ensure the safety of the patients and staff and the integrity of the program.  This course will enhance professionals in understanding and the management of contraband within their facilities. The program covers a comprehensive range of topics, including identifying various types of contraband, effective and ethical search techniques, and strategies for preventing contraband introduction.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This comprehensive course is designed to equip recovery residence staff with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage and operate a facility in line with FARR certification requirements. The curriculum covers a wide range of critical topics, from crisis prevention and intervention strategies, including verbal de-escalation and aggression control, to suicide prevention and response.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Addiction Professional credential.  It meets the 20-hour requirement for the Maintaining the Physical Residence Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course is designed for professionals working in recovery residences and similar settings, focusing on essential skills and knowledge needed for effective client management and support. Participants will explore client rights and confidentiality laws to ensure respectful and legal treatment of residents. The course includes training on behavioral health screening tools and medication management, enhancing the ability to provide informed and safe care. Attendees will learn to identify signs and symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal, crucial for timely and appropriate interventions. The curriculum also covers interviewing techniques to improve communication and assessment skills, health indicators that staff should monitor, and understanding various care levels.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator credential.  It meets the 10 hour requirement for the Resident Secreening and Adminstration Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course provides an in-depth exploration of addiction, its multifaceted nature, and the effective management of recovery processes. Participants will start by defining addiction and dissecting its physiological, psychological, and social dimensions to better understand how it affects individuals. The curriculum includes a detailed examination of various types of addictive substances and behaviors, with a focus on their impacts on the brain and body. Additionally, the course will cover the identification of common co-occurring mental health disorders and emphasize the importance of integrated treatment plans for individuals with dual diagnoses.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Addiction Professional credential.  It meets the 30 hour requirement for the Resident Recovery SupportDomain

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This essential course is designed for professionals in the recovery residence sector, aiming to enhance their understanding and compliance with Federal and State laws, as well as other governing regulations that impact their operations. Participants will delve into the crucial areas of ethics and professional conduct to ensure they meet the highest standards of service. The curriculum covers resident and client rights, emphasizing the importance of cultural competence both personally and organizationally. It addresses complex boundary issues, the imperatives of confidentiality, and the necessity of meticulous documentation practices. A

The Florida Certification Board approves this course for those seeking a Certified Addiction Professional credential.  It meets the 20-hour requirement for the Legal, Professional, and Ethical Responsibilities Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Our comprehensive course covers the intricate landscape of federal and state fair housing laws, local and state codes, and regulations, ensuring a deep understanding of NARR Quality Standards for Recovery Residences. Participants will delve into criminal background screening procedures, grasp reimbursable services and payer types, and gain basic accounting and bookkeeping proficiency. Sharpen your business acumen with essential skills in writing policies and procedures, risk management, and ethical business practices. Learn the nuances of general record keeping and documentation, and explore the critical role of naloxone use in saving lives.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator (CRRA) credential. It meets the 20 hour requirement for the Recovery Residence Operations and Adminstration Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Professional readiness in the field of mental health and social services encompasses a multifaceted approach that integrates ethics, assessments, intervention, care coordination, cultural humility, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, HIV awareness, and domestic violence prevention. Ethical conduct serves as the foundation of practice, ensuring the protection of clients’ rights, confidentiality, and dignity. Comprehensive assessments enable practitioners to understand clients’ needs, strengths, and challenges, guiding the development of tailored interventions and care plans. Effective intervention strategies address diverse cultural backgrounds, acknowledging the importance of cultural humility in fostering trust and rapport. Compliance with ADA regulations ensures accessibility and inclusivity for individuals with disabilities.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional credential. It meets the 20-hour requirement for the Professional Readiness Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

The course on readiness to practice in substance abuse treatment provides a comprehensive overview of essential skills and knowledge for effective clinical practice. We will explore diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders, including the latest updates from diagnostic manuals such as the DSM-5, as well as placement criteria for determining appropriate levels of care for clients.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional credential.  It meets the 20-hour requirement for the Application to Practice Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Clinical supervision in substance abuse treatment plays a pivotal role in ensuring the quality, effectiveness, and ethical integrity of counseling services provided to individuals struggling with addiction. Supervision involves the ongoing guidance, support, and oversight provided by experienced and qualified supervisors to substance abuse counselors, therapists, and other mental health professionals. Through clinical supervision, counselors receive feedback, consultation, and mentorship to enhance their clinical skills, knowledge of evidence-based practices, and adherence to ethical guidelines.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course for those seeking a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional credential.  It meets the 16 hour requirement for the Clinical Supervision Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course on substance abuse treatment knowledge is designed to equip students, professionals, and interested individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in treating substance abuse.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist credential. It meets the 45 hour requirement for the Treatment Knowledge Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Addiction is characterized by the inability to abstain consistently, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 45-hour requirement for the Understanding Addiction Domain for the initial application for MCAP credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Street drugs are dangerous and plentiful. There is no way to know how strong they are or what else might be in them, but their use remains popular despite the risks.

Given the recent proliferation of new street drugs, it is imperative to remain vigilant and informed about the hazards of substance abuse.

This course will explore Krokodil, Flakka, Bath Salts, Xylazine, Slavia, Spice and others.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Leadership potential and development are integral components of organizational growth and success. Identifying individuals with leadership potential involves assessing not only their skills and expertise but also their ability to inspire, motivate, and guide others toward achieving common goals. Development initiatives aim to cultivate and enhance these leadership qualities, nurturing future leaders who can drive innovation, manage change, and foster a culture of collaboration and excellence within the organization.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and effective care to pregnant women in recovery from substance use disorders. The course will cover the physiological and psychological aspects of pregnancy and addiction, the impact of substance use on both the mother and the fetus, evidence-based treatment approaches, and the importance of a multidisciplinary care team.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Ethical standards both prescribe and prohibit specific behaviors on the part of the professional. The responsibility for ethical practice and identifying ethical breaches rests with the addiction counselor.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 4-hour requirement for the Ethical and Professional Responsibilities Domain for the initial application for the CBHT credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Documentation and patient confidentiality are paramount for behavioral health technicians in maintaining the integrity of client records and upholding ethical standards. These professionals must accurately and comprehensively document all interactions, assessments, interventions, and treatment plans in client records to ensure continuity of care and facilitate collaboration among interdisciplinary teams. Additionally, behavioral health techs must adhere to strict confidentiality protocols to safeguard sensitive patient information and maintain trust and privacy. This includes obtaining informed consent for disclosure of information, securely storing and transmitting client records, and only sharing information on a need-to-know basis within legal and ethical boundaries. Upholding these standards not only protects the rights and dignity of clients but also ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and promotes the integrity and professionalism of the behavioral health field.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 4-hour requirement for the Documentation and Patient Confidentiality Domain for the initial application for the CBHT credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Maintaining both client and personal safety is a fundamental responsibility for behavioral health technicians. These professionals must adhere to rigorous protocols and guidelines to ensure a secure environment for clients while also safeguarding themselves from potential risks. Implementing thorough risk assessments, de-escalation techniques, and crisis intervention strategies are essential tools for managing challenging situations effectively. Additionally, practicing active listening, empathy, and clear communication can help establish trust and rapport with clients, contributing to a safer therapeutic environment. Prioritizing ongoing training and self-care is also crucial for behavioral health techs to mitigate burnout and maintain their own well-being, thereby enhancing their ability to provide high-quality care while upholding safety standards.

This course is approved by the Florida Certification Board for those seeking a Certified Behavioral Technician credential. It meets the 4 hour requirement for the Maintaining Client and Personal Safety Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Clinical competence is paramount for behavioral health technicians as they play a crucial role in supporting individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. Possessing a solid foundation of clinical skills enables these professionals to effectively implement treatment plans, provide appropriate interventions, and ensure the safety and well-being of clients. With competence comes the ability to accurately assess client needs, recognize signs of distress, and respond with empathy and professionalism. Additionally, clinical competence fosters trust and confidence among clients and interdisciplinary teams, ultimately enhancing the quality of care and promoting positive outcomes in behavioral health settings.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 8-hour requirement for the Clinical Competence Domain for the initial application for CBHT credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 70-hour requirement for the Application To Practice Professional Readiness Domain for the initial application for CAC credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 25-hour requirement for the Application To Practice Professional Readiness Domain for the initial application for CAP credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Addiction is characterized by the inability to abstain consistently, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 80-hour requirement for the Understanding Addiction Treatment Knowledge Domain for the initial application for CAP credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Addiction is characterized by the inability to abstain consistently, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 70-hour requirement for the Counseling Domain for the initial application for CAC credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Ethical standards both prescribe and prohibit specific behaviors on the part of the professional.  The responsibility for ethical practice and identifying ethical breaches rests with the addiction counselor.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 30-hour requirement for the Ethical and Professional Responsibilities Domain for the initial application for the CAC and CAP credentials. . Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Documentation in the clinical record is an integral part of delivering substance abuse treatment services.  Documentation organizes and evaluates clinical work by demonstrating that the services delivered are effective and efficient.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 10-hour requirement for the Documentation Domain for the initial application for the CAC credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Documentation in the clinical record is an integral part of delivering substance abuse treatment services.  Documentation organizes and evaluates clinical work by demonstrating that the services delivered are effective and efficient.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 15-hour requirement for the Documentation Domain for the initial application for the CAP credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Counselors are often called upon to provide education about the disease of addiction, its causes and its consequences to clients, their family members and the community at large.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 10-hour requirement for the Client, Family, and Community Education Domain for the initial application for the CAC credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Counselors are often called upon to provide education about the disease of addiction, its causes, and its consequences to clients, their family members, and the community at large.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 15-hour requirement for the Client, Family, and Community Education Domain for the initial application for the CAP credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Case management offers the client a single point of contact with the health and social services systems. Throughout case management models, in the substance abuse field and elsewhere, there is an overriding belief that clients must take the lead in identifying needed resources. This understanding forms the context for the professional’s work, which focuses on identifying psychosocial issues and anticipating helping the client obtain resources. Case management also embodies the strengths perspective, based on the belief that individuals possess abilities and inner resources that allow them to cope effectively with the challenges of living.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 10-hour requirement for the Case Management and Referral Domain for the initial application for the CAC credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Case management offers the client a single point of contact with the health and social services systems. Throughout case management models, in the substance abuse field and elsewhere, there is an overriding belief that clients must take the lead in identifying needed resources. This understanding forms the context for the professional’s work, which focuses on identifying psychosocial issues and anticipating helping the client obtain resources. Case management also embodies the strengths perspective, based on the belief that individuals possess abilities and inner resources that allow them to cope effectively with the challenges of living.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 15-hour requirement for the Case Management and Referral Domain for the initial application for the CAP credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals (American Counseling Association).”  Counseling is a collaborative process aimed at the betterment of an individual based on their goals.

Counselors develop a therapeutic relationship with clients, families, and concerned others in order to facilitate self-exploration, disclosure, problem-solving, and behavioral change.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 30-hour requirement for the Counseling Domain for initial application for CAC and CAP credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

 

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment planning involves creating personalized recovery plans tailored to address individual needs and goals. It begins with a thorough assessment, leading to establishing treatment goals focused on reducing substance use, improving health, and enhancing coping skills. Treatment may include a range of interventions, such as therapy, medication, and support services. Regular monitoring and adjustments ensure the plan remains effective, aiming to empower individuals to achieve lasting recovery and well-being.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 15-hour requirement for the Treatment Planning Domain for the initial application for CAC and CAP credentials.  Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Effectively evaluating an individual’s alcohol and drug misuse is pivotal in preventing or intervening early in addiction. Recognizing early warning signs among those susceptible to developing severe drinking or drug-related issues can prompt a shift away from harmful habits. For others, thorough screening and more comprehensive assessments are essential in determining the appropriate course of action toward treatment and recovery.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 25-hour requirement for the Clinical Evaluation Domain for initial application for CAC and CAP credentials.  Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Addiction has long been recognized as a chronic disease. However, most addiction treatment has used acute care interventions rather than a disease management approach. For many people seeking recovery, this has created seemingly endless acute treatment episodes. Recognizing this, the substance abuse treatment field is undergoing a shift from an acute care model of treatment to a chronic care approach, known as recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC).

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course explores animal-assisted psychotherapy (AAP) theory and practice, focusing primarily on therapy dogs due to their prevalent role in volunteer and professional settings. The historical, theoretical, and practical dimensions of AAP are described so learners gain a foundational understanding of attachment theory, biophilia theory, and human-animal relational theory as they pertain to AAP. The course critically examines the efficacy of AAP through research, outlines challenges, and presents clinical applications across various psychological approaches. It also covers the selection and characteristics of successful therapy dogs, therapy dog registration, and the importance of pursuing advanced training for practitioners interested in integrating AAP into their practice.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course examines end-of-life care in a hospital and home setting, how these services are offered, specialized programs, and issues surrounding end-of-life care.

The course also describes the effect a palliative care consultation service has on the terminally ill and their families.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Sensitivity in the workplace is paramount for fostering a supportive and inclusive environment. It entails being attuned to the needs, feelings, and perspectives of colleagues, recognizing and respecting their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Sensitivity cultivates empathy, encouraging individuals to communicate effectively, listen actively, and respond thoughtfully to others’ concerns. It involves refraining from language or actions that may inadvertently cause harm or discomfort, while also being open to feedback and willing to learn from mistakes. By prioritizing sensitivity, organizations can nurture a culture of mutual respect, collaboration, and psychological safety, ultimately enhancing employee well-being and productivity.

This course offers zero continuing education credits.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Healthcare providers use laboratory test results to diagnose disease, determine prognosis, and monitor a patient’s treatment or health status. Current practice shows an increased trend for medical decisions based on simple tests performed at the point of care.

This course will explore the key aspects of CLIA-testing, the oversight, safety, confidentiality, and testing environment.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

When someone is scammed or “catfished,” they are often embarrassed and feel vulnerable and may not reach out to others for support when needed. This course will explore the psychology behind those most vulnerable, those who prey on others, and working with clients who were taken advantage of.

Anyone can be a victim of being scammed regardless of age, education, or socioeconomic position

 

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Whistleblowing is critical for promoting transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct in organizations and government entities. This course explores the legal protections and process for whistleblowing in Texas.

This information is provided for educational purposes only, and it is not intended as legal advice.

This course is for staff development and does not offer continuing education credits.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course identifies strategies for mental health providers to support LGBTQIA+ clients in therapy. It defines the LGBTQIA+ acronym and describes common LGBTQIA+ terminology. Issues impacting the well-being of sexually minoritized clients are detailed, including discrimination and stigma, mental health disparities, and unique stressors such as internalized homophobia. Supportive clinical practices with LGBTQIA+ are illustrated, such as creating an affirming therapeutic environment and building a therapeutic alliance. Strategies for navigating supportive family conversations are detailed.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Vital signs are important indicators of overall health. This course reviews etiologies for abnormal vital signs and discusses an algorithmic approach to assessing abnormal heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and temperature.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Understanding the significance of relapse prevention, identifying common risk factors, and implementing effective strategies are essential steps in helping a client achieve long-term recovery.

This course will explore what addiction and relapse are, the stages of each, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and how to identify triggers.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

The importance of cybersecurity in the modern world cannot be understated. Confidentiality of records has always been critical to the population we serve.

This course will explore the necessity of digital security in mental health and substance abuse services and how you can support safer systems.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Fall prevention remains a considerable challenge across the care continuum.  Every year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of patients fall in hospitals and patient care settings, with 30-50 percent resulting in injury.   This course will explore those most vulnerable to falls and how we can work to prevent injuries.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Social media can be a great thing. It helps you keep in contact with friends and family across the globe, you can find out about events going on in your area, and you are frequently “in the know” when things happen in your workplace or with a colleague. Occasionally, this real-time, sometimes unfiltered information has led to social media mistakes that lead to hasty firings and individuals who instantly regret their tweets and posts.

This course will explore the effective use of social media, including the pitfalls of using social media, online image, confidentiality, and workplace expectations.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course embarks on a thorough exploration of informed consent within the realms of mental health and substance abuse treatment. It delves deeply into the intricacies of this procedure, considering the ethical foundations, legal requirements, obstacles, and practical consequences that influence the practice of informed consent. By incorporating historical perspectives, ethical frameworks, and practical case studies, this training aims to shed light on the multifaceted aspect of informed consent in mental health and substance abuse treatment. This approach fosters a nuanced comprehension of its essential role in maintaining ethical standards and enhancing patient care.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Effective collaboration supports teamwork and effective treatment. Part of building rapport with clients is communicating and interacting effectively with people across cultures who have varying beliefs and schedules.

In this course, we discuss what cultural competence is, explain why it matters and provide some helpful tips for improving your cultural competence.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Healthcare professionals appreciate the possibility and diversity of ethical issues, but it’s easy to think they’ll never happen to you.

Despite their potentially serious consequences, ethical issues are common, and without preparation and reflection, many might be violated unwittingly and with good intentions.

In this course, you’ll learn how to identify and approach various frequently encountered counseling ethical issues and how a counseling ethics code can be your moral compass.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Approved by the Florida Board of CSW, MFT, MHC

This course meets the requirements for the initial application to become an LCSW, LMFT, or LMHC through the Florida Board of CSW, MFT, MHC.

The Florida Board of CSW, MFT, MHC requires that you take part in an interactive way during this course for it to meet the requirements for initial licensure. To meet this requirement, we offer a 30-minute interactive Zoom chat to discuss sections and case studies. The times are listed on the Dashboard tab on the right side of the screen.  We offer one a week.

We will email you and the board processor your certificate upon completion.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) refer to disorders that typically manifest from birth and have a detrimental impact on an individual’s physical, intellectual, and emotional development.

It’s not uncommon for an individual to be misdiagnosed with a mental illness before receiving a diagnosis for a developmental disorder.  This course will explore the various types of developmental disabilities and how to differentiate these from mental illnesses.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body, such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease.

This course will explore how the different forms of tuberculosis, the signs and symptoms of the disease, how it is diagnosed, and infection control procedures.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

This course meets the requirements for the 3-hour Florida Laws and Rules Update required every third biennium for license renewal. It is not the 8-hour initial licensure course. Please see below for the 8-hour Laws and Rules course.

The course is developed by extrapolating Florida Statutes that pertain to the counseling profession. The course utilizes law, changes in statutes, examples, and case studies.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.