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Clinical supervision is a structured process where experienced clinicians provide guidance, feedback, and oversight to less experienced practitioners. This enables practitioners to develop competence, take responsibility for their practice, and enhance patient safety.

This course reviews foundational theories and models of supervision, emphasizing the importance of supportive and ethical supervisory relationships. Participants will learn about documentation practices, the use of technology in supervision, and the impact of cultural factors on the supervisory dynamic. The course ensures supervisors are equipped to handle diverse and complex situations with competence and sensitivity.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Clinical supervision is a formal process of professional support and learning that enables practitioners to develop knowledge and competence, assume responsibility for their own practice, and enhance patient protection and safety. It involves a more experienced clinician providing guidance, feedback, and oversight to less experienced practitioners or interns.

This course will review the foundational theories and models of supervision, emphasizing the importance of fostering a supportive and ethical supervisory relationship. Participants will learn about the documentation practices and the use of technology in supervision. The course also addresses the impact of cultural factors on the supervisory dynamic, ensuring that supervisors are equipped to handle diverse and complex situations with competence and sensitivity.

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.

This course will explore the myriad of issues relating to setting and maintaining boundaries within the counseling relationship.

– Key Concepts Regarding Dual Relationships with Clients
– Physical Contact and Sexual Relationships with Clients
– Self Disclosure
– Sound Decision Making and Managing Boundaries Set
– Emotional and Dependency Needs
– Professional Distance
– Therapeutic Styles
– Dynamics Which Make Therapy a Potential Setting for Boundary Violations and Exploitation

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Ethical guidelines help safeguard confidentiality, foster trust, and promote the responsible handling of sensitive information. This course is designed to equip mental health professionals with a deep understanding of the ethical principles and standards that guide their practice. Participants will explore critical topics such as confidentiality, informed consent, dual relationships, and professional boundaries.

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.

Navigating the requirements of reporting suspected abuse and maltreatment is an important responsibility for everyone, particularly mandated reporters. This presentation will explore the requirements for reporting child abuse in Nevada. We will look at which professionals are required to report. We will explore the timeline for reporting and the procedures that must take place.

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.

Pain screening is an essential practice for professionals in general medicine, mental health, and substance abuse. It aims to identify and manage pain early and comprehensively. This process involves understanding various types of pain and their physical, psychological, and behavioral impacts and utilizing appropriate assessment tools.

This course will explore various pain scales, such as the Wong-Baker FACES and Visual Analog Scale (VAS), among others, while being mindful of the potential for substance abuse. Regular reassessment, cultural sensitivity, and education for professionals and patients are critical components, ensuring tailored and effective pain management plans that improve overall patient well-being.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

California Laws and Ethics for Mental Health Professionals is designed to equip mental health and substance abuse professionals with essential knowledge of state-specific legal standards and ethical guidelines. Participants will explore key topics including confidentiality, mandated reporting, informed consent, dual relationships, and professional boundaries. Through case studies and practical examples, the course will provide a deep understanding of legal obligations and ethical considerations unique to California, ensuring that practitioners are well-prepared to navigate complex scenarios and uphold the highest standards of professional conduct in their practice.

We will give an overview of the following California laws:

Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act (Welfare and Institutions Code §§ 5000-5550)
Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) (Welfare and Institutions Code §§ 5840-5898)
Community Mental Health Services (Welfare and Institutions Code §§ 5600-5624)
Involuntary Treatment Act (Welfare and Institutions Code §§ 5350-5372)
Drug Medi-Cal Program (Health and Safety Code §§ 11750-11983)
California Mental Health Parity Act (Health and Safety Code §§ 1374.72, Insurance Code §§ 10144.5)
California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) (Civil Code §§ 56-56.37)
Minor Consent to Treatment (Family Code §§ 6924-6929)

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.

This course explores the essential information and skills required for the safe and effective administration of medications.  It will review communication, drug information including packaging, labeling and nomenclature, safe medication management, staff education and competency, and Tennessee Comp.R. & Regulations 0940.05.41.1

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 specialized course is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their skills in managing high-risk situations and crises. The curriculum covers essential topics such as risk assessment and crisis management techniques, providing participants with strategies to identify and mitigate potential threats effectively. A significant focus is also placed on understanding and addressing domestic violence, equipping participants with the knowledge to recognize signs and provide appropriate intervention. Aggression control training is another key component, where participants learn techniques to de-escalate aggressive behavior safely and effectively. Additionally, the course includes a module on emergency response to weapons on site, preparing participants to react promptly and safely in the event of an armed threat. This course aims to prepare professionals for a wide range of critical situations, ensuring they can protect themselves and others in various emergency scenarios.

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 Re-engagement, Crisis Support, and Safety Domain.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Ethics and standards of practice form the cornerstone of behavioral health services in Mississippi, ensuring the provision of quality care while upholding the rights and dignity of individuals seeking assistance. Mental health professionals in the state adhere to a robust ethical framework established by organizations such as the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors and the Mississippi State Board of Psychology. These guidelines encompass principles such as beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, and justice, guiding practitioners in their interactions with clients, colleagues, and the community. Additionally, professionals are expected to maintain high standards of competence, integrity, and cultural sensitivity in their practice, recognizing the diverse needs and backgrounds of their clients. By prioritizing ethical conduct and adherence to established standards, behavioral health practitioners in Mississippi uphold the trust and confidence of those they serve while promoting the well-being of individuals and communities across the state.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

In Mississippi, the legality and ethics of telemental health are governed by a framework that seeks to balance accessibility with patient welfare. The state requires mental health professionals to adhere to stringent standards outlined by the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, ensuring practitioners are licensed and qualified to provide remote services. Additionally, adherence to federal regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is mandatory to safeguard patient privacy and confidentiality. Ethical considerations in telemental health encompass issues like informed consent, boundary management, and cultural competence, demanding practitioners to diligently navigate these complexities.

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 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.

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.

The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TCADA) is the principal regulatory authority overseeing substance abuse treatment and prevention efforts within the state. Established to enhance the quality and effectiveness of substance abuse treatment services, TCADA operates with the goals of ensuring access to high-quality treatment, reducing substance abuse-related harm, and promoting recovery and wellness. This course will provide an overview of TCADA Chapter 448.

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.

The prevention of medical errors in dentistry is a critical issue. This course is designed for dental professionals seeking to enhance their understanding and implementation of safety practices in dental care. The course covers crucial topics such as the definition of medical errors, the identification of common errors in dental settings, and a deep analysis of their root causes. This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to significantly reduce medical errors and enhance patient outcomes in their dental practices.

This course is offered as a self-paced online course.  An Internet connection is required.

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.

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.

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.

Effective hand washing is more than just a routine; it’s a critical skill that can safeguard against spreading infections, prevent cross-contamination, and promote overall health and well-being in professional settings and daily life. In this course, we will delve into the intricacies of hand hygiene, exploring the science behind proper hand-washing techniques, understanding when and why hand washing is necessary, and addressing common misconceptions that may hinder optimal hygiene practices.

This course will give you practical insights and actionable strategies to elevate your hand hygiene practices to the highest standards. From mastering the proper hand-washing technique to implementing hand hygiene protocols in your workplace, our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and skills to protect yourself, your colleagues, and those under your care from spreading infectious diseases.

This course is for staff development and not for continuing education credit.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Navigating the requirements of reporting suspected abuse and maltreatment is an important responsibility for everyone, particularly mandated reporters.  This course will explore the requirements for reporting child abuse in Mississippi. We will look at which professionals are required to report.  We will explore the timeline for reporting and the procedures that must take place.

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.

This course aims to provide information on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  This course will overview HIPAA and privacy regulations, define and describe how to handle confidential information, and review the penalties and enforcement specific to the Workers’ Compensation industry.

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.

Navigating the requirements of reporting suspected abuse and maltreatment is an important responsibility for everyone, particularly mandated reporters.  This course will explore the requirements for reporting child abuse in the state of Washington. We will look at which professionals are required to report.  We will explore the timeline for reporting and the procedures that must take place.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Navigating the requirements of reporting suspected abuse and maltreatment is an important responsibility for everyone, particularly mandated reporters.  This presentation will explore the requirements for reporting child abuse in Texas. We will look at which professionals are required to report.  We will explore the timeline for reporting and the procedures that must take place.

This course is offered online. Internet connection required.

Oral cancer is a potentially life-threatening disease that can greatly impact a patient’s oral health and overall well-being. Dental professionals play a crucial role in the early detection, prevention, and management of oral cancer.

This course is designed to equip dental professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to recognize, diagnose, and manage oral cancer cases effectively.

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.