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Burnout and Proactive Self-care: Safeguarding Well-being in Helping Professionals
Presented by Stephanie Carnes, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LL.M
Course: #2127Level: Intermediate1.03 Hours
The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new era of challenges for helping professionals, including burgeoning caseloads, more significant mental health concerns, and fewer and fewer resources allocated. As a result of these dynamics, the risk of burnout looms large, with significant negative implications for clinician and client well-being and the field at large. This webinar allows participants to explore contributors to burnout and identify opportunities for actionable change at the individual and systemic levels.

The Psychology Behind the Need for Technology in U.S. Society
Presented by Taeler Hammond, MA
Course: #2183Level: Intermediate1 Hour
With average screen usage exceeding four hours daily in U.S. society, humanity's attachment to technology raises mental health concerns. This course explores the psychological drivers behind excessive technology engagement and equips professionals with strategies to help clients develop healthier tech habits. Empirical research, case studies, and clinical applications on technology overuse will be examined.

Pain Management for Aging Populations in Medical and Behavioral Health Settings
Presented by Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN
Course: #2150Level: Introductory1.02 Hours
Pain management for older adults is essential for the promotion of healthy aging. This webinar explores pain management and provides evidence-based data to help practitioners to understand and implement pain management interventions that improve pain and discomfort for aging populations.

Pain Management and Addiction/Substance Use Disorders: Navigating Use and Abuse
Presented by Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN
Course: #2111Level: Intermediate2.02 Hours
This course reviews the different pain categories to build a foundation on which to discuss the pain management challenges of people with a substance use disorder. During this course, learners learn strategies to help navigate the complexities of use and abuse.

The Psychology Behind Phobias
Presented by Taeler Hammond, MA
Course: #2163Level: Introductory1.03 Hours
This course enhances the competency of behavioral health professionals in assessing and treating phobias. This course addresses common phobias and how to cope with them. Additionally, understanding the evolutionary reasoning behind fear will be addressed to help clinicians better understand drivers behind human motivation.

Pain & Symptom Management in Behavioral Health and Medical Settings
Presented by Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN
Course: #2103Level: Introductory2.02 Hours
This course will discuss the different types of pain and the symptoms related to each category and include information on the challenges of treating pain in the context of substance use. Participants will learn the importance of managing the expectations of patients in pain and learn strategies to create an individualized, multimodal pain management plan.

Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking for Health Care Providers
Presented by Hannah Halbreich, MSW, LICSW
Course: #2048Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
An introduction to human trafficking for professionals working in health care settings. Topics covered include important terminology, the different types of human trafficking, and the scope of the problem within the United States. How to recognize the signs and risk factors for trafficking and conducting trauma-informed screenings for victims is also reviewed.

The Pyramid Model in Early Childhood: Assessment and Intervention - Part 2
Presented by Pamelazita Buschbacher, EdD, CCC-SLP
Course: #2052Level: Intermediate2.02 Hours
This second part of a two-part series for clinicians builds on the previous presentation regarding communication delays in children with emotional/behavioral challenges; it focuses on the Pyramid Model's third tier, which requires more intensive, individualized assessment and intervention for challenging behaviors, emphasizing how clinicians can play a vital role by conducting functional behavioral assessments to develop hypothesis statements and positive behavior support plans that focus on building developmentally appropriate communication and social interaction skills.

Personality Psychology: Navigating Different Personality Types
Presented by Taeler Hammond, MA
Course: #2210Level: Introductory1.02 Hours
Understanding clients' and colleagues' personality differences allows behavioral health clinicians to deepen therapeutic alliances and workplace connections; this course will equip behavioral health clinicians to identify key personality profiles in themselves and others and adapt their communication approach accordingly to smooth interactions and conflict across contrasting dispositions; honing the skills to connect across diverse temperaments will enrich clinicians’ personal and professional relationships.

The Pyramid Model in Early Childhood: Improving Social Emotional Competence and Reducing Challenging Behaviors - Part 1
Presented by Pamelazita Buschbacher, EdD, CCC-SLP
Course: #2050Level: Introductory2.02 Hours
Challenging behaviors in young children are often met with exclusion from settings considered essential for development. However, when correctly set up, community, school, and therapy environments can facilitate growth when employing supportive, evidence-based methods. This course explains the Pyramid Model, an approach promoting social-emotional skills acquisition to minimize problematic behaviors in children 18 months to 7 years old.

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