Overview

CE Credit Hours: 7
APA, BBS, BRN

Course Description

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research suggests that about 40% of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan experience some form of mental health difficulties, including PTSD, depression, and substance abuse. Through videos and case examples, learn about military culture and common war-zone experiences, the difficulties service members have returning to civilian life and the psychological impacts of war – particularly PTSD and its treatment. Also learn about vicarious traumatization and self-care when working with this population. This course provides a thorough overview of the unique aspects of working with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and suggests numerous tips throughout the course to help maximize effectiveness in therapy with veterans.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about military culture and potential war-zone experiences of veterans.
  • Begin to understand the unique aspects of the OIF/OEF Wars and subsequent unique needs of veterans from this conflict.
  • Increase knowledge of difficulties associated with readjusting to civilian life after spending time in a combat-zone.
  • Develop competence in understanding the psychological impact of war and of PTSD in veterans.
  • Expand knowledge of individual treatments for PTSD, as well as issues of vicarious traumatization and therapist self-care when engaging in this type of clinical work.

Instructor: Gretchen Lindner, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has spent her career specializing in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in individual, couples, and group therapy formats.  Dr. Lindner currently works as a staff psychologist for the VA Montana Health Care System at the Bozeman CBOC, and serves as the Associate Training Director for their Psychology Internship Program. She most often utilizes empirically-supported treatments and is certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).  In addition, she has significant training in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy. Dr. Lindner completed her doctoral training at Georgia State University, her internship at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System, and her post -doctoral fellowship with the SFVA’s PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) specializing in the treatment of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Throughout these experiences, Dr. Lindner has enjoyed her work supervising practicum students, interns, post-doctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, and staff therapists.  She also enjoys teaching on the topic of trauma, and leads a significant number of trainings, classes, seminars, and research presentations on this topic.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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You will have 90 days to complete the course. Extensions are available if needed, please e-mail: conted@jfku.edu.

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Technical Requirements:

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Course Completion Time Limit

You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

Accessing Certificate

Successful completion of the final exam and submission of the course evaluation unlocks your certificate. Please select the “Retrieve My Course Details” button to print or save your certificate. *You may need to refresh the course dashboard webpage for this button to populate.

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Online

Applications of Clinical Hypnosis in Mind-Body Medicine

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 10
APA, BBS, BRN

Learn to define hypnosis, identify myths and misperceptions about hypnotic interventions, and describe hypnotic phenomena. Assessments of hypnotizability and brain research both show that hypnosis is indeed an evidence-based, effective modality. Methodology for identifying phases of hypnosis and levels of hypnotic ability will be provided, as well as theoretical frameworks from which these developed. Through interactive, online learning, explore self-hypnosis skills, treatment planning strategies, knowledge of ethical issues in hypnosis, and various applications of hypnosis in clinical settings. This course has audio/visual components and text content divided into 10 lessons.  You will see and listen to lectures and be directed to read text materials and watch videos. The quizzes and final exam may be repeated as necessary. Videos are not closed captioned.

Instructor: Darlene Viggiano, PhD, MFT, is a licensed therapist in Kaiser Permanente’s Adult Psychiatry Department, Intensive Outpatient Program. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Saybrook University in San Francisco. Dr. Viggiano earned Certification in Clinical Hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the largest organization in the United States for hypnosis professionals.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Technical Requirements:

Before you begin an online course, please make sure your computer has a broadband Internet connection. A dial-up connection is not sufficient. The online courses require that you use the most recent Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox Internet browsers, which you can download from these links: PC/Mac: Chrome (newer Macs only) or Firefox (Macs over 2 years old). Safari is not compatible. Adobe Flash player is also required and can be downloaded by clicking here.

Course Completion Time Limit

You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

Accessing Certificate

Successful completion of the final exam and submission of the course evaluation unlocks your certificate. Please select the “Retrieve My Course Details” button to print or save your certificate. *You may need to refresh the course dashboard webpage for this button to populate.

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Online

Women in the Military: What You Need to Know to Provide Effective Treatment

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 4
APA, BBS, BRN

Women are growing in increasing numbers in the military, comprising 15% of active US duty military personnel. As the minority in a predominantly male culture, women encounter different issues in response to the experience of war. In this intermediate course, participants will learn about women’s role in the military, as well as ways to effectively assess and treat the specific issues that women who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan now face (i.e. depression, binge eating, PTSD, somatic problems, etc.). Special emphasis will placed on the different traumas they may have been exposed to and critical areas of readjustment after coming home.

Instructor: Pamela Planthara, PsyD
Pamela Planthara, PsyD, is a former military psychologist and Captain with the United States Air Force. During active duty, she served as Team Chief to the Pentagon Family Assistance Center, providing bereavement counseling for families impacted by 9-11. Afterward, she served as a Disaster Team Chief at the Pentagon providing critical incident stress management to Pentagon personnel. Dr. Planthara also served as chief of outpatient mental health, chairperson for a community task force committee, and a behavioral health consultant in primary care. For the past 7 years she has worked with veterans who suffer from PTSD at the Oakland Vet center and currently with the Oakland VA behavioral Health Clinic.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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New Users – What to Expect:

Click on the “New User? Register” gray box below and enter your contact information to create a new account. The email address and password that you enter will be your username and password for all online courses that you take through our system. *International students: please select your Country first.

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Check that you have read the Terms and Conditions, and then click the “Register for Course” gray box.

The webpage will refresh to your course page. Click “Launch Course” to begin!

You will have 90 days to complete the course. Extensions are available if needed, please e-mail: conted@jfku.edu.

Returning Users – How to Access Your Courses:

Please select the “Returning User? Log in” Option. Your e-mail is your username, and your password is what you selected at registration. If you have forgotten, please click ‘Forgot Password?’ and follow the prompts.

You can login to your course in the future by bookmarking this login page: ce.jfku.edu/public

Technical Requirements:

Before you begin an online course, please make sure your computer has a broadband Internet connection. A dial-up connection is not sufficient. The online courses require that you use the most recent Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox Internet browsers, which you can download from these links: PC/Mac: Chrome (newer Macs only) or Firefox (Macs over 2 years old). Safari is not compatible. Adobe Flash player is also required and can be downloaded by clicking here.

Course Completion Time Limit

You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

Accessing Certificate

Successful completion of the final exam and submission of the course evaluation unlocks your certificate. Please select the “Retrieve My Course Details” button to print or save your certificate. *You may need to refresh the course dashboard webpage for this button to populate.

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Workshop in Somatic Psychotherapy

Somatic Imagery to Relieve Stress & Anxiety

Overview

Research shows that interactive styles of somatic imagery are effective tools for relieving stress and anxiety. By first establishing safety and building inner resources, the client is then guided to bring mindful attention to physical symptoms of anxiety and stress. This interactive process reveals ways for the therapist to modulate the experience while also allowing the client to gain insight into the source of the anxiety and stress, allowing for healthy choice and change.

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Certificate in Guided Imagery

Deepening Imagery with Expressive Arts

Overview

Guided imagery can be enhanced with the integration of expressive arts. As evidence-based practices, the expressive arts serve to concretize, externalize, and deepen healing images accessed through guided imagery. In this course, you learn how to move from guided imagery into creative arts expression. The course is didactic, experiential, with clinical application for individuals, groups, and different populations.

Certificate in Expressive Arts

Treating Youth with ASD Through Expressive Arts Therapy

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 7
(APA, CAMFT, RN)

In this online course, participants will learn to utilize methods from Expressive Arts Therapy in individual and group work with youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For many youths with ASD, music, drama, and creative movement have been shown to heighten levels of engagement, expression, cooperation and self-regulation. Through a blend of lecture and experiential exercises, this course utilizes a strength-based approach to identifying key practices from multiple arts modalities that can benefit youth with ASD, and will also explore the rationale, theory and research behind these practices.

Instructor: Suraya Keating, MFT

Suraya Keating, MFT, is Shakespeare for Social Justice Director for Marin Shakespeare Company, Clinical Supervisor for an Expressive Arts Therapy Program at Martinez Hospital and master trainer in Expressive Arts and Drama Therapy. With an extensive background in theater, dance and yoga, Suraya has spent the last 20 years facilitating mindfulness-based Expressive Arts practices and directing therapeutic theater with marginalized populations including youth with ASD, at-risk youth, adults with developmental disabilities, prison inmates, and many others. Suraya is also a Senior Adjunct Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies,where she teaches courses in the use of Expressive Arts Therapy with children and adolescents, and maintains a private practice in the Bay Area. www.suraya.org

 

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New Users – What to Expect:

Click on the “New User? Register” gray box below and enter your contact information to create a new account. The email address and password that you enter will be your username and password for all online courses that you take through our system. *International students: please select your Country first.

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You will have 90 days to complete the course. Extensions are available if needed, please e-mail: conted@jfku.edu.

Returning Users – How to Access Your Courses:

Please select the “Returning User? Log in” Option. Your e-mail is your username, and your password is what you selected at registration. If you have forgotten, please click ‘Forgot Password?’ and follow the prompts.

You can login to your course in the future by bookmarking this login page: ce.jfku.edu/public

Technical Requirements:

Before you begin an online course, please make sure your computer has a broadband Internet connection. A dial-up connection is not sufficient. The online courses require that you use the most recent Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox Internet browsers, which you can download from these links: PC/Mac: Chrome (newer Macs only) or Firefox (Macs over 2 years old). Safari is not compatible. Adobe Flash player is also required and can be downloaded by clicking here.

Course Completion Time Limit

You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

Accessing Certificate

Successful completion of the final exam and submission of the course evaluation unlocks your certificate. Please select the “Retrieve My Course Details” button to print or save your certificate. *You may need to refresh the course dashboard webpage for this button to populate.

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Workshop in Somatic Psychotherapy

Yoga for Clients with Eating Disorders

Overview

Learn how yoga can embody psychosocial change for those with eating disorders, using body and breath awareness to infuse vitality and positive self-awareness, integrating yoga principles and elements of psychosomatics, practice asanas and breathing techniques that provide appropriate corrective and nurturing experiences.

Open to clinicians, students and yoga practitioners of all levels, including people with physical limitations. Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

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Special Topics

Working with Client Strengths

Overview

Historically, psychotherapy has focused on pathology and deficits, but a focus on client strengths and resiliencies can enhance client motivation, faith in the therapy process, as well as goal attainment and hope. Through lecture, demonstration and experiential exercises, participants will be introduced to interventions and approaches that tap into clients’ agency and strengths in order to mobilize positive change. This course will utilize positive psychology research on life satisfaction and well-being; tools from the collaborative approaches of solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy, and clinical applications of self-efficacy theory.

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Certificate in Treatment Strategies for Returning

Women in the Military: What You Need to Know to Provide Effective Treatment

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 4
APA, BBS, BRN

Women are growing in increasing numbers in the military, comprising 15% of active US duty military personnel. As the minority in a predominantly male culture, women encounter different issues in response to the experience of war. In this intermediate course, participants will learn about women’s role in the military, as well as ways to effectively assess and treat the specific issues that women who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan now face (i.e. depression, binge eating, PTSD, somatic problems, etc.). Special emphasis will placed on the different traumas they may have been exposed to and critical areas of readjustment after coming home.

Instructor: Pamela Planthara, PsyD
Pamela Planthara, PsyD, is a former military psychologist and Captain with the United States Air Force. During active duty, she served as Team Chief to the Pentagon Family Assistance Center, providing bereavement counseling for families impacted by 9-11. Afterward, she served as a Disaster Team Chief at the Pentagon providing critical incident stress management to Pentagon personnel. Dr. Planthara also served as chief of outpatient mental health, chairperson for a community task force committee, and a behavioral health consultant in primary care. For the past 7 years she has worked with veterans who suffer from PTSD at the Oakland Vet center and currently with the Oakland VA behavioral Health Clinic.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Online Course Registration and Login

New Users – What to Expect:

Click on the “New User? Register” gray box below and enter your contact information to create a new account. The email address and password that you enter will be your username and password for all online courses that you take through our system. *International students: please select your Country first.

You can log into your course in the future by bookmarking: ce.jfku.edu/public

Next, complete the “Student” information section by providing your license type and number (if that applies to you)

Enter the Billing and Payment information to purchase the course.

Check that you have read the Terms and Conditions, and then click the “Register for Course” gray box.

The webpage will refresh to your course page. Click “Launch Course” to begin!

You will have 90 days to complete the course. Extensions are available if needed, please e-mail: conted@jfku.edu.

Returning Users – How to Access Your Courses:

Please select the “Returning User? Log in” Option. Your e-mail is your username, and your password is what you selected at registration. If you have forgotten, please click ‘Forgot Password?’ and follow the prompts.

You can login to your course in the future by bookmarking this login page: ce.jfku.edu/public

Technical Requirements:

Before you begin an online course, please make sure your computer has a broadband Internet connection. A dial-up connection is not sufficient. The online courses require that you use the most recent Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox Internet browsers, which you can download from these links: PC/Mac: Chrome (newer Macs only) or Firefox (Macs over 2 years old). Safari is not compatible. Adobe Flash player is also required and can be downloaded by clicking here.

Course Completion Time Limit

You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

Accessing Certificate

Successful completion of the final exam and submission of the course evaluation unlocks your certificate. Please select the “Retrieve My Course Details” button to print or save your certificate. *You may need to refresh the course dashboard webpage for this button to populate.

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Workshop in The Practical Side of Counseling

What's Missing from Your Client Charts: Writing Great Progress Notes and Treatme

Overview

Many therapists think of their progress notes as a completely confidential means to keep track of client’s history and treatment.  In reality, we should be writing notes as if someone else might read them. While we may shiver at the idea of an insurance plan, ethics committee, or licensing board requesting to review a client’s chart, this is happening more frequently, even to therapists who don’t work with insurance.  In these cases, well-written records can be a therapist’s best defense. This new workshop will address what EVERY therapist should know about client charts and notes. Attendees will learn how to efficiently write notes that not only assist in treatment, but that meet the expectations of state law, professional ethics, licensing boards, and insurance plans.

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