This is a bundle of our Integrated Care, Practice Issues, and Healthcare Reform Sessions - please note that some sessions may appear in multiple bundles.
Classes included:Disordered Eating and Body Positivity: An Intersectional Approach, Lori Kucharski, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC, CEDS-SAll mental health conditions should be approached with the utmost care in considering the basic ethical practices common to each clinical discipline, confidentiality and informed consent, operating within one's scope of competency and ensuring practices that do not cause harm to our clients. However, the numerous ethical issues facing eating disorders practitioners may differ significantly from those ethical conundrums that arise when working with a general client base.
This presentation will cover these issues and more, using a framework of Principlism to conceptualize case examples and illustrate common areas of ethical difficulties specific to treatment of individuals with eating disorders.
Integrated Care Track | Practice Issues Track | Healthcare Reform TrackPerformance of Mental Health Counselors in Integrated CarePresented by Dogukan Ulupinar, Ph.D., LPC, NCC and Carlos Zalaquett, Ph.D., LMHCPresenters examined the performance of 10 mental health counselors on the clinical outcome of 1,747 clients treated in an IPBH center. Analyses using growth curve modeling and pre-post test design revealed that mental health counselors were effective overall, but they differed in efficiency and client dropout rates in helping clients reduce their initial symptoms. Counselors who were the most effective varied in their efficiency but demonstrated the lowest client dropout rates. In this program, presenters will discuss the reasons of performance differences among mental health providers in IPBH settings as well as the implications for future research and counseling practice.Trauma Assessment and Treatment Track | Integrated Care Track | Practice Issues Track | Healthcare Reform TrackThe Darker Side of Sleep: Identifying and Treating Trauma-Induced InsomniaPresented by David Engstrom, Ph.D., ABPP, DMHCSMore than 75% of American adults report difficulty sleeping. Many adults suffer from an insomnia disorder, which can have significant negative consequences on both mental and physical health if left untreated. Definition, causes and effects of insomnia are discussed. People with chronic insomnia will often describe their condition as a “vicious cycle” with increasing effort and desire put into trying to regain sleep. In a major study, 3 classes of childhood abuse history were highly associated with a greater risk of global sleep pathology, including frequent physical and emotional with sexual abuse, frequent physical and emotional without sexual abuse, and occasional physical and emotional abuse with sexual abuse.The most extreme class of abuse—frequent physical and emotional with sexual abuse—was associated with poorer self-reported sleep across many of the components, including poorer subjective sleep quality, greater sleep disturbances and greater use of sleep medication. Standardized measures of childhood abuse have been applied in many studies examining subsequent adult sleep issues. The effects of cortisol and inflammation on arousal and poor sleep is described. Clinical tools for assessment of insomnia will be provided, as well as evidence-based treatment methods. Finally, the issue of "which to treat first... trauma or insomnia" is discussed, in light of some newer techniques including CBT-I, Trauma-Focused CBT and DBT. The major takeaway for counselors to always inquire about a client's sleep patterns, especially if there is a history of childhood trauma.
AMHCA will provide 6.75 CEs total to all registrants who view all 4 webinars, complete the evaluation form and complete all 4 of the accompanying quizzes with a passing grade (80% or higher). Each webinar is 1.0 - 3.5 CEs, and credit certificates will be awarded for each individual session. American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. All sales are final - home study registrations are non-refundable.
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