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:

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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.

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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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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 Nutritional Psychology

Introduction to Nutritional Psychology

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 5
APA, BBS, RN

This course provides a foundation for understanding the science of how foods impact mood, behavior, and emotions. Clinicians will learn which food groups contain the nutrients that synthesize mood-stabilizing neurotransmitters in the brain, and how a deficiency in these nutrients can lead to depression, fatigue, insomnia, moodiness, obesity and carbohydrate cravings. The course will introduce mental health professionals to the most common sub-clinical physiological states the body experiences in response to the typical American dietary pattern. Knowledge of this information will become increasingly necessary as clinicians work in conjunction with integrative healthcare professionals to solve dietary-related behavioral problems and facilitate behavioral change. This Introduction to Nutritional Psychology course, along with the other courses in the Nutritional Psychology certification program, do not provide mental healthcare practitioners with a license to practice nutrition, rather, they provide these professionals with a introduction to the language and principles necessary to work alongside, or in conjunction with, licensed integrative medicine practitioners (i.e., registered dietitians, nutritionists, naturopaths, integrative physicians, homeopathic physicians, etc.) to facilitate behavioral change.

Instructor: Ephimia Morphew-Lu, MS, Dip.C.N.

M. Ephimia Morphew-Lu is an M.S. in Psychology with a decade of experience in the field of psychology and human performance. She spent the majority of her career at NASA as a Senior Engineering Psychologist supporting the psychological and performance capabilities of pilots and astronauts for NASA and the U.S. military. She is the founder of an International scientific society and peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments, has won numerous awards in her field of specialty, and has published widely in her area of expertise. In 2004, she resigned from her career with NASA to pursue a full-time career in the field of nutrition and nutritional psychology. She has since been personally trained by the country’s leading experts in amino acid therapy and holistic nutrition. In addition to her professional training, Ephi has personally suffered from both a chronic autoimmune disease and debilitating pain disorder for over 25 years. Motivated to relieve her own pain and find a cure, she has consulted a plethora of physicians and health practitioners during these years, and has been prescribed an equal amount of medications – all with no relief. It was not until she stumbled into the field of nutrition that she was able to replace many of the medications she was taking with nutrients. She has now dedicated her life to bringing this form of therapy and healing to her clients, fellow practitioners, and the medical and health community.

Instructor: Amanda Hull, Ph.D.

Dr. Hull is the Integrative Health and Wellness (IHW) Program Director at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) in Washington DC. Along with developing and directing the IHW Program, she teaches the integrative health education course, facilitates iRest yoga nidra, and conducts research assessing the program. She completed both her predoctoral and postdoctoral training, specializing in neuropsychology, at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center. She received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University, and her graduate research focused on cognitive functioning in veterans at an outpatient polytrauma clinic. Additionally, she is currently completing a Post-Masters Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Her research interests include: nutritional psychology/neuropsychology, the influences of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) on cognition and well-being, traumatic brain injury, and neuropsychology of PTSD. Dr. Hull’s clinical experiences also include training in iRest yoga nidra and individual, group, and family therapy.

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 Buddhist Psychology

Hakomi II (Buddhist Concentration)

Overview

Perhaps the greatest revolution in the practice of psychotherapy and counseling is reflected in the movement from ‘talking about’ a client’s difficulties, to exploring them, in the present moment, through therapeutic experiments. In this course participants will explore how experiential psychotherapies endeavor to bring a client’s challenges to life in the therapy room, through experiments that involve the verbal – words, inner thoughts, beliefs and injunctions, as well as the physical – posture, movement, gesture, sound, and touch. The moments during which experiments occur represent perhaps the most electric and powerful moments in psychotherapy, and they have the potential of both revealing deep inner issues as well as liberating resources that are necessary for change.

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Workshop in Buddhist Psychology

Fundamentals of Buddhist Psychology

Overview

This course will present basic Buddhist philosophy, explore techniques from Buddhism that are used as therapeutic tools & interventions, will introduce different meditation and mindfulness techniques that help reduce suffering, and will look at the Buddhist view of psychology in relation to modern theoretical orientations. Students will learn practical techniques to prevent compassion and empathy burnout regardless of the student’s spiritual orientation. This is a safe space: students of every kind are encouraged to attend and can expect the class to be experiential, spirited and supportive.

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Workshop in Buddhist Psychology

Engaged Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Overview

The interface between Buddhism and psychotherapy is an increasingly important one, both for individual psychotherapists and for the practical integration of Buddhist teachings into contemporary Western society. Thich Nhat Hahn coined the phrase, “engaged Buddhism”. How does Buddhist practice from a socially engaged perspective influence our sense of direction in our work with clients? Does it make a difference? In this seminar, we will explore the relationship of social action to Engaged Buddhism and Psychotherapy.

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Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT with Challenging Cases

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 6
APA, CAMFT, BRN

Both new and seasoned cognitive behavioral therapists occasionally come across challenging cases where they cannot seem to make headway with clients. In this advanced course, identify several common reasons that these impasses occur, examine your own reactions to clients and the automatic thoughts that may aggravate or intensify the impasse and learn to develop flexible strategies to help you reformulate the case, foster better collaboration, and resolve barriers so you can start moving forward productively again. Some prior knowledge of CBT is presumed.

Instructor: Mark Balabanis, PhD  

Mark Balabanis, PhD, is a psychologist in full-time private practice in Oakland, specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with anxiety, mood and substance use disorders.  He is also an adjunct professor at Alliant International University where he teaches an advanced clinical seminar in CBT. He has taught CBT at Argosy University and continuing education workshop of treatment of PTSD at UC Berkeley, and he has published research in the area of smoking dependence and relapse.

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

Applied Behavior Analysis

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 7
APA, CAMFT, RN

Early intervention has been shown to increase the functionality and capacity of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this intermediate online course, become familiar with the scientifically supported treatments that have been established as the most elective for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, with focus on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) based methodologies including structured (Discrete Trial Training) and naturalistic (Pivotal Response Training, etc.) teaching techniques. Learn how to help families identify, evaluate and access the best available treatments for their children iwth ASDs.

Pre-requisite required: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment & Treatment of Children & Adults or familiarity with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Instructor: Weihe Huang, PhD, BCBA-D

Weihe Huang, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Vice President of Creating Behavioral + Educational Momentum, a company providing services for people with developmental disorders in California and other parts of the world. Dr. Huang has translated Verbal Behavior Milestones: Assessment and Placement Program from Engilish to Chinese. He is also the author of Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism and Developmental Disorders and Conquering Autism with Science. Dr. Huang has published several papers on developmental disabilities in peer-reviewed journals and has served as an adjunct faculty member for several universities in Nationwide over the last twenty years.

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Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Sensory Motor Approach to ASD

Overview

The field of Occupational Therapy and its role in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder will be introduced through a sensory-motor approach. The development of sensory-motor skills is foundational for acquiring higher level cognitive and academic skills in children and adolescents.

Learn to identify sensory processing disorders, distinguish between sensory- or behavior-based actions and reactions, and analyze and discuss performance in terms of cognition, sensory processing and movement. Evidence based treatment strategies will also be introduced.

A prior working knowledge of autism spectrum disorder is required.

This class can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate program. For information about this program, click here.

Instructor Biography

Lee Ann Williams, OTR/L, has been working in the field of Occupational Therapy for the past 30 years. She has taught classes on self regulation to high school students along the spectrum at Orion Academy in Moraga, and has also presented workshops on Understanding and Teaching Children with Learning Differences and Special Needs for the Pleasanton Unified School District and in the former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. Lee Ann maintains a private practice, Max-Ability, in Orinda, where she works with children and adolescents.

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