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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Personality Disorders: Continuum-Based Conceptualization & Effective Treatment

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 8
APA, BBS, BRN

Accurate conceptualization is the first step toward successful treatment of personality disorders. In this psychodynamic exploration of personality disorders, participants will examine the diagnosis and treatment of patients whose psyches as very young children were profoundly wounded in relationship with another. Pulling from psychodynamic theories, neurobiological research and empirical data, participants will learn to conceptualize and differentiate the intrapsychic structure, defensive presentation and clinical manifestations of borderline and narcissistic disturbances. Treatment issues explored include setting the frame, formulating therapeutic goals, identifying and utilizing typical countertransference reactions making effective clinical interventions. Acknowledging the deficiencies of the DSM-5 in assisting with accurate diagnosis, participants will explore other conceptual models and resources that can help assess, conceptualize and treat patients within a diagnostic continuum.

Instructor: Meg Patterson, MFT

Meg Patterson, MFT, is a psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice since 1987. For eight years, Meg was a member of the faculty in the graduate department of counseling psychology at Dominican University. In addition to her depth-oriented work with adults and couples in her practice in the Sierra foothills, Meg provides consultation to therapists and is Director of Clinical Programs for an organization providing psychotherapy to trauma survivors. Meg’s website is www.megpatterson.com.       

 

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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.

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Mood & Anxiety Disorders in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 4
APA, CAMFT, BRN

Clinicians will gain a working knowledge of the six mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) which occur in pregnancy and postpartum (depression, panic, posttraumatic stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis and bipolar), and will learn how to successfully screen their clients, assess their needs and provide appropriate intervention. Etiology of the disorders, risk factors, and collaboration of the professional team will be discussed, as well as conventional and alternative treatment modalities.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the six perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
  • Differentiate between the Baby Blues and postpartum depression.
  • Take appropriate steps to intervene when a new mother needs help.
  • List the differences between normal experiences of pregnancy and symptoms of a mood disorder in pregnancy.

Instructor: Shoshana Bennett, PhD
Shoshana Bennett, PhD, after two life-threatening bouts of postpartum illness, Dr. Shoshana Bennett helped pioneer the field of maternal mental health. She founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987, became president of California’s state organization Postpartum Health Alliance, and then served as President of Postpartum Support International. Dr. Shosh is the author of Children of the Depressed, Postpartum Depression for Dummies, Pregnant on Prozac, and is co-author of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety. She is the creator of the app PPD Gone!, and is an executive producer of the documentary, Dark Side of The Full Moon. Dr. Shosh has been featured on national TV and radio shows such as 20/20 and NPR, quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines, and is a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer. She recently co-founded the Postpartum Action Institute, committed to promoting parental health. To date, she has helped over 20,000 expectant and new mothers and fathers around the world through private consultations, tele-classes, conferences, webinars, and support groups. Reach her at www.DrShosh.com.

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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Introduction to Esoteric Healing - The Philosophy of Healing through the Energy

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 7
CAMFT, BRN

This class focuses on the philosophy of Esoteric Healing and includes an introduction to the chakras, their association with the endocrine glands and various body organs and systems, and psychological contributions. Students learn how to align and attune with the soul, and exercises to practice sensing energy. Class includes basic anatomy, an introduction to meditation, deeper understanding of the cause of dis-ease, and the evolvement of soul consciousness. This 7 hour online class consists of lectures, assignments, quizzes and videos. 6 hours of video content has been created with the specific focus to enrich student comprehension. This online course serves as preparation for the on campus, experiential course: Introduction to Esoteric Healing – Learning the Practical Application.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the chakras: what they represent; the associated physical organs; the associated systems (digestive, urinary, circulatory, lymphatic); psychological contributions;
  2. Utilize the Align and Attunement process to: obtain permission from a client’s soul for balancing the energy system (balancing of the energy is learned in the in-class portion); and how to use this process to assist in one’s daily life.
  3. Apply simple concepts in the practice of meditation as a necessity for every person/healer.
  4. Identify the progress of expanded consciousness through one’s own spiritual journey.

Instructor Bio
Bonnie K. Dysinger M.Sc., CPEH, specializes in the techniques and philosophy of Esoteric Healing. She is a Certified Practitioner and Accredited Teacher of Esoteric Healing, a Professional Member of the National Association for Esoteric Healing, and has published articles in the NAEH Lifestream Journal relating the physical anatomy to the chakras with suggested healing protocols.

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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