Special Topics

Equine-Assisted Therapy with Military Veterans and Their Families

Overview

This course will include an introduction to military culture and will focus on common post-deployment stressors for combat veterans and their families. Discussion around the unique benefits of equine facilitated psychotherapy for treating combat stress/PTSD and crisis intervention and suicidal risk for combat vets will be presented.

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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

 

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 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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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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Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment & Treatment of Children & Adu

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 6
APA, CAMFT, BRN

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that involves life-long deficits in social interaction, communication, and behavior. In this introductory course, you will become familiar with the history of ASD, DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, best practices for assessment and tools, and an overview of established treatments. This course provides an essential foundation for understanding further intermediate courses on assessment, diagnosis, or treatments for ASD.

Required Readings: **Please note participants may be asked to set up a free account to access some of the below modules. **

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-F) “Neurodevelopmental Disorders” pages 31-86; with special attention to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • The National Standards Project, National Standards Project Phase 2 (2015). Pages 41-73, Section 3 Research Findings
  • National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Evidence-based practices.
  • Autism Internet Modules, module of your choice (this can be related to assessment or intervention).

Instructor Bio

Larissa D. Terry, PsyD, BCBA-D, is a Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst Doctoral, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Terry completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UC Davis MIND Institute. She was a staff psychologist at Regional Center of the East Bay where she assisted in establishing their first Early Intervention Autism Clinic for children under age 3. She maintains a private practice in Walnut Creek, California providing assessment, early intervention diagnostic clinics, parent training, and behavioral consultation for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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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Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

 

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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Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma, Dissociation & Psychosis: CBT & Other Approaches to Understanding & Reco

Overview

A large number of studies now provide evidence that psychosis can be an understandable reaction to trauma, abuse, and other difficult life experiences, with dissociation involved in that reaction. Explore a science-based yet humanistic conceptualization of extreme human experiences, and discover ways to use CBT and other methods to help people change their relationship with these experiences, while collaborating in building coherent and compassionate self-narratives that set the stage for real recovery. Prior knowledge of CBT for psychosis is helpful but not required for this seminar.

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