Certificate

Treatment Strategies for Returning Troops

Overview

All Continuing Education Certificate courses may be taken as either certificate courses or as stand-alone Continuing Education courses. Prerequisites must be observed.

Since 9/11, approximately 2.1 million troops have served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND). California has one of the highest numbers of deployed, wounded, and seriously wounded service members. 30,000 service members come back to California yearly – more than the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can adequately serve. A RAND Corporation report in 2008 estimated that 300,000 vets suffer from PTSD, anxiety or major depressive symptoms. An additional 320,000 may have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Experts estimate that it usually takes about a year to re-stabilize after coming back but one’s family can be deeply impacted in that time.

This new certificate program is designed to provide mental health providers, family members, educators, school counselors, VA program staff at colleges and universities, and advocates at the many organizations who serve our veterans with the information and skills they need to address the pertinent issues affecting our returning troops. Taught by experts from the VA and the National Center for PTSD, the curriculum includes the latest empirically-supported treatment methods endorsed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Certificate requirements: A minimum of 50 hours is required. This includes three core courses, one treatment method, and at least three electives. Additional treatment methods may be taken as electives. New electives will be available in each catalog and different core courses are offered throughout the year.

Core Courses

  • Exploring the Psychological Impact of War and its Unique Treatment Considerations
  • Integrated Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT): An Effective, Evidence-Based Therapy for OEF/OIF Veterans and their Partners
  • The Difficult Journey Home: Promoting Resilience in Families during and after Deployment

Treatment Methods (choose one)*

Each participant must complete the full training in one of the following treatment methods:

(Treatment methods A & B are no longer being offered at this time)

  1. PTSD and Substance Abuse in Veterans – Seeking Safety: Overview and Implementation
  2. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Part I and Part II plus Consultation

*Additional treatment method courses may be taken as electives. New electives will be available in each catalog. Treatment Methods are offered throughout the year.

Discount Available! Enroll in three classes in this series at one time and receive 10 percent off each class.

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. Download the Extension Request Form from the right sidebar and mail or fax it to our office or call us at 800.557.1384. Extensions take a few days to process. An email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

Certificate Series Enrollment

The certificate program enrollment fee is $35. Please submit a Certificate Program Enrollment form on or before registering for your third course in the series. You will have three years to complete your course work from the date of your enrollment. Click here to submit your Certificate Program Enrollment online or use the downloadable enrollment form available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page.

Certificate Series Completion

After you have completed the all the courses needed to fulfill the certificate requirements, please complete and submit a Certificate Verification form, available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page or send an email to conted@jfku.edu. Please allow six weeks for your course work to be reviewed and a certificate to be issued to you.

Frequently Asked Questions are available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page.

Certificate

Nutritional Psychology

Overview

All Continuing Education Certificate courses may be taken as either certificate courses or as stand-alone Continuing Education courses. Prerequisites must be observed.

Nutritional Psychology is an emerging field in the rising movement toward an integrative approach to healthcare, which is taking place in institutions across the country including the Department of Defense, VA Medical Centers, and respected medical and professional schools (Harvard, UCSF, Georgetown University, Boston University and George Washington University). Psychologists are now employed in 59% of all integrative healthcare hospitals and clinics across America. However, few receive training in this important area.

In this online certificate program, clinicians will gain knowledge and understanding of the emerging field of nutritional psychology, which illuminates the science of how nutrients affect mood and behavior. Participants will explore the potential impact diet has on the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, including possible misdiagnosis of non-psychiatric conditions created by today’s modern dietary lifestyle. Clinicians will learn the language, skills, principles, and philosophy needed to work in conjunction with integrative medicine providers and to better facilitate a holistic approach to mental health care.

Certificate Requirements: A total of 32 hours are required. This includes all seven online courses :

  • Introduction to Nutritional Psychology
  • Nutritional Psychology Tools: Assessment & Macronutrient Remediation
  • Integrating Nutritional Psychology into Clinical Practice
  • The Effects of Nutrition on Clinical Disorders
  • Sugar & Emotion
  • The Stress-Mood Axis
  • The Gut-Brain Axis


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. Download the Extension Request Form from the right sidebar and mail or fax it to our office or call us at 800.557.1384. Extensions take a few days to process. An email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

Certificate Series Enrollment

The certificate program enrollment fee is $35. Please submit a Certificate Program Enrollment form on or before registering for your third course in the series. You will have three years to complete your course work from the date of your enrollment. Click here to submit your Certificate Program Enrollment online or use the downloadable enrollment form available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page.

Certificate Series Completion

After you have completed the all the courses needed to fulfill the certificate requirements, please complete and submit a Certificate Verification form, available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page or send an email to conted@jfku.edu. Please allow six weeks for your course work to be reviewed and a certificate to be issued to you.

Certificate

Museum Studies Fundamentals

Overview

John F Kennedy University museum studies presents our first ever Continuing Education online certificate program.

This certificate is designed for individuals who want to enhance their understanding of the museum world but do not need a master’s degree.  This certificate is fully online, with five core courses, each including 10-12 hours of specialized content. Online learning modules include recorded lectures, student-instructor discussion boards, videos, readings, reflection and written assignments with instructor and peer-to-peer feedback.

Designed to be taken in sequence, these courses are specifically created for museum volunteers, staff and board members.  This program costs $350 per course or $1750 for the entire series. This program has a Spring and Fall start. For additional information, please email museum@jfku.edu.

Core Courses

  • Museums 101
  • Strategic Thinking & Planning
  • Collections Management Basics
  • The Visitor Experience
  • Fundraising & Marketing

Please email museum@jfku.edu for more information.

Certificate

Mental Health for Aging Adults

Overview

By 2030, older adults will account for 20 percent of the US population, making this our nation’s fastest growing group. It is estimated that one in five adults aged 55 and over experiences a significant mental health concern. Research shows that there is an insufficient supply of trained health and mental health professionals to meet this emerging need. Additionally, for the first time in history, most middle-aged adults will have living parents for whom they will provide care. As a result, clinicians are expected to see an increase in their elderly clientele, as well as family members who need support and guidance when providing care.

This new certificate program will teach you what you need to know when working with older adults. Participants will gain increased knowledge of the unique needs of the elderly, learn techniques for identifying normal age-related changes from non-normal changes, and practice evidence-based strategies for responding to the mental health concerns of this rapidly growing population. This program is useful for mental health professionals, family members, caregivers, Geriatric Care Managers and other advocates of the elderly.

Certificate Requirements: A minimum of 50 hours is required. This includes four core courses and at least five electives

Core Courses

  • Foundations of Adult Development, Aging & the Older Adult Population
  • Screening & Assessment of Cognition & the Dementias
  • Assessment & Treatment of Mental Illness in Older Adults
  • Applying Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments with Older Adults

Discount Available

Enroll in three onsite classes together and receive 10 percent off each class. Call (800) 557-1384 to register.

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. Extensions take a few days to process. An email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

Certificate Series Enrollment

The certificate program enrollment fee is $35. Please submit a Certificate Program Enrollment form on or before registering for your third course in the series. You will have three years to complete your course work from the date of your enrollment. Click here to submit your Certificate Program Enrollment online or use the downloadable enrollment form available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page.

Certificate Series Completion

After you have completed the all the courses needed to fulfill the certificate requirements, please complete and submit a Certificate Verification form, available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page or send an email to conted@jfku.edu. Please allow six weeks for your course work to be reviewed and a certificate to be issued to you.

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

Guided Imagery

Overview

(Inclusive of Deep Imagination)

All Continuing Education Certificate courses may be taken as either certificate courses or as stand-alone Continuing Education courses. Prerequisites must be observed.

Over the past 30 years, research has demonstrated the effectiveness of guided imagery with mood, happiness, trauma, performance, health, and creativity. The power of imagery lies in its capacity to access unconscious and pre-conscious processes when approaching therapeutic goals. By learning how to tap into a client’s key symbols and metaphors, the capacity for change accelerates, positively influencing the emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral outcomes.

This certificate program will allow you to build competence with an interactive-style of imagery that is non-scripted. It can be applied toward individuals, couples, groups and with children, to address a range of topics including complex grief, depression, pain, insomnia and other symptoms, end of life issues, and PTSD.

I see imagination as the most important power we have. As we imagine the world, so we live and understand. But a great deal of the imagination that shapes us lies under the surface. We need to tap that underlying storehouse of images in order to grasp who we are and where we are headed. – Thomas Moore

Certificate requirements: A total of 45 hours is required. This includes four core courses and at least seven electives. New electives will be available in each catalog and different core courses are offered throughout the year.

Core Courses

  • Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination – Level I
  • Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination – Level II
  • Somatic Imagery to Relieve Stress and Anxiety
  • Deepening Imagery with Expressive Arts

Discount Available. Enroll in three onsite classes together and receive 10 percent off each class.

Certificate Series Enrollment

The certificate program enrollment fee is $35. Please submit a Certificate Program Enrollment form on or before registering for your third course in the series. You will have three years to complete your coursework from the date of your enrollment. To submit your Certificate Program Enrollment online use the downloadable enrollment form available above.

Certificate Series Completion

After you have completed the all the courses needed to fulfill the certificate requirements, please complete and submit a Certificate Verification form, available under “Related Downloads” at the top of this page or send an email to conted@jfku.edu. Please allow six weeks for your course work to be reviewed and a certificate to be issued to you.

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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Certificate

Expressive Arts

Overview

All Continuing Education Certificate courses may be taken as either certificate courses or as stand-alone Continuing Education courses. Prerequisites must be observed.

Our 60-hour expressive arts certificate was designed for practicing therapists, mental health professionals, organizational consultants, ministers and educators who wish to integrate the creative process and the techniques of expressive arts therapy into their work. Expressive arts therapy includes the use of one or more art forms – visual arts, dance, movement, drama, music and poetry – to facilitate self-expression, personal growth, therapeutic change, group process, team building and problem solving. The expressive arts certificate may be used to enhance a clinical practice, expand competence with a variety of art modalities, explore therapeutic interventions and/or enliven work in the classroom.

My training in Expressive Art Therapy has proven to be an invaluable alternative for self-understanding and personal expression for the adolescents I work with, many of whom have had more than their fair share of talk therapy. The ultimate endorsement for extended study in Expressive Arts is the positive impact it has had on the people I work with. I can point to several cases where an expressive art intervention was the pivotal experience that led to successful outcomes.

– David Benoit, MFT

Certificate Requirements: A total of six course is required. This includes one core course and five electives.

Core Courses

  1. Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy – offered annually

Discount Available! Enroll in three classes in this series at one time and receive10 percent off each class.

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. Download the Extension Request Form from the right sidebar and mail or fax it to our office or call us at 800.557.1384. Extensions take a few days to process. An email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

Certificate Series Enrollment

The certificate program enrollment fee is $35. Please submit a Certificate Program Enrollment form on or before registering for your third course in the series. You will have three years to complete your coursework from the date of your enrollment. To submit your Certificate Program Enrollment online use the downloadable enrollment form available above.

Certificate Series Completion

After you have completed the all the courses needed to fulfill the certificate requirements, please complete and submit a Certificate Verification form, available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page or send an email to conted@jfku.edu. Please allow six weeks for your course work to be reviewed and a certificate to be issued to you.

Certificate

Eating Disorders

Overview

The occurrence of eating disorders has increased at an alarming rate with subclinical issues arising as concerns in treatment, such as obsessive exercise, weight preoccupation, and body image disturbance. This eating disorders certificate provides the knowledge and skills to effectively treat individuals who struggle with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating problems. Core courses cover assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, while electives address different modalities of treatment and the application of theory to practice.

I was able to work full time while completing this flexible program. It is useful in my everyday practice as an MFT and helped me attain a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) from American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. I would highly recommend this program to any student who wants to expand their knowledge and understanding of Eating Disorders.

– Lara Windett, LMFT, CAS

Certificate Requirements: A total of seven courses are required, including three core courses and four electives.  New electives will be available in each catalog and different core courses are offered throughout the year.

Core Courses

  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Eating Disorders
  • Treatment Issues in Eating Disorders
  • Medical and Physiological Aspects of Eating Disorders

 

Discount Available. Enroll in three onsite classes together and receive 10 percent off each class.

Certificate Series Enrollment

The certificate program enrollment fee is $35. Please submit a Certificate Program Enrollment form on or before registering for your third course in the series. You will have three years to complete your course work from the date of your enrollment. Click here to submit your Certificate Program Enrollment online or use the downloadable enrollment form available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page.

Certificate Series Completion

After you have completed the all the courses needed to fulfill the certificate requirements, please complete and submit a Certificate Verification form, available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page or send an email to conted@jfku.edu. Please allow six weeks for your course work to be reviewed and a certificate to be issued to you.

Frequently Asked Questions are available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page.

Certificate

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Overview

Given the current economic climate in our country, many clients, referral sources, and third-party payers are looking to short-term, goal-oriented treatments as the standard of practice. CBT is an effective, time sensitive, evidenced-based treatment approach for a variety of conditions including anxiety disorders and depression. Building your CBT skill set will benefit your clients greatly, as well as your clinical practice.

This contemporary CBT certificate will allow you to get an in depth understanding of cognitive-behavioral interventions and will also introduce you to the acceptance- and mindfulness-based (3rd generation) therapies. Participants will be able to tailor the certificate toward their particular interests in clinical practice, with an emphasis on PTSD/Trauma, Eating Disorders, or 3rd Generation (DBT, ACT, & Mindfulness-Based) approaches.

Certificate requirements: A minimum of 60 hours is required. This includes five core courses and at least three electives. New electives will be available in each catalog and different core courses are offered throughout the year.

Additional Elective Courses: All courses in the Mindfulness-Based Therapies Workshop Series can be applied as electives to the CBT certificate program!

Core Courses

  • CBT: The Fundamental Skills
  • CBT: The Essential Interventions
  • CBT: Case Formulation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  • CBT with Challenging Cases

Discount Available

Enroll in three onsite classes together and receive 10 percent off each class.

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. Download the Extension Request Form from the right sidebar and mail or fax it to our office or call us at 800.557.1384. Extensions take a few days to process. An email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

Certificate Series Enrollment

The certificate program enrollment fee is $35. Please submit a Certificate Program Enrollment form on or before registering for your third course in the series. You will have three years to complete your coursework from the date of your enrollment. To submit your Certificate Program Enrollment online use the downloadable enrollment form available above.

Certificate Series Completion

After you have completed the all the courses needed to fulfill the certificate requirements, please complete and submit a Certificate Verification form, available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page or send an email conted@jfku.edu. Please allow six weeks for your course work to be reviewed and a certificate to be issued to you.