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Home Study: AMHCA 2021 Conference (Neuroscience/ Biological Bases of Behavior Bundle - 3 Sessions, 4.0 CEs) 

09-02-2021 17:14

**Previously Recorded from 6/14/2021 to 6/25/2021 - Not a Live Event**

We are truly living out our conference theme by:

Recognizing the current situation,
Reframing our way of thinking about our conference, and
Restoring the quality and engagement that is unique and important to AMHCA conferences.  

Unite with us as we adapt and push forward with new innovations and perspectives!


This is a bundle of our Neuroscience/Biological Bases of Behavior Sessions - please note that some sessions may appear in multiple bundles.


Classes included:

 Technology Assisted Treatment Track | Supervision Track
Creating Community in a Virtual Training Clinic
Presented by Jessica Gutheil, LPC, NCC & Megan Little, CPC, LPC
How do we bring moments of joy and laughter back into our clinic community when we are all burned out and tired of looking at our Zoom screens? Students in their internship placements have the additional challenge of applying their clinical skills in a virtual setting. The ability to check in with a supervisor or a peer is not as accessible as it was previously. Elements of cohesion in a cohort relationship are limited due to the lack of in person connection. These challenges have required intentionality and creativity to build and strengthen the community in our training clinic setting. This has allowed for innovative approaches in mentorship, peer to peer support and community engagement. In this presentation we will discuss the barriers we have encountered in building a cohesive community in a remote environment and how we have addressed these hurdles using a creative approach in supervision, weekly seminars, clinic meetings, and creating additional opportunities for morale boosting exchanges.

Technology Assisted Treatment Track | Ethics Track
Technological Therapy in Tough Times
Presented by Susan Meyerle, LIMHP, CEAP, CFLE
Telemental health services exploded in 2020 catching many mental health counselors ill-prepared to transition from in-office sessions quickly and effectively. In an environment where health insurers expanded reimbursement of counseling services provided electronically, mental health counselors needed to learn how to provide these services promptly and ethically. Executive orders, as compiled by The Council of State Governments (“COVID-19 Resources for State Leaders, 2020), paved the way for telemental health services across state lines in many areas of the country hardest hit early in the pandemic. Not only did mental health counselors need to learn the nuances of providing electronic services, they also needed to stay on top of the current policies governing their practice. A summary of state statutes and regulations will also be reviewed. Some states have written clear regulations specifically addressing telemental health services while others have not. This presentation will look at the implications of the state regulations. Add in the complexity of how mental health counselors themselves were affected, and we end up with many challenges. The question many are now asking: What does the future hold for telemental health services? This presentation will review the challenges and opportunities facing the provision of telemental health services.

 Trauma Track | Technology Track
Telemental Health Counseling for Integrated Disorder Processing
Presented by Gray Otis, PhD, LCMHC, CMHS, Diplomate
Integrated Disorder Processing (IDP) is a clinical approach that focuses on resolving the underlying distresses of trauma and other psychological disorders. In light of increased use of tele mental health sessions, this methodology can be employed in office settings or remotely through secure media. IDP is a cohesive, step-by-step methodology. It considers all aspects of the individual to address physiological health, emotional understanding and regulation, cognitive awareness and rationality, transcendent aspirations, and relational fulfillment. The therapeutic focus centers on both conscious and subliminal self-beliefs. These beliefs form the primary structure for constructed reality and create the conditions for a significant majority of psychological disorders. Through this managed methodology, clinical mental health counselors assess distressing self-beliefs, develop a treatment plan, adjust the course of treatment through client feedback, and monitor client disorder outcomes.



AMHCA will provide 4.0 CEs total to all registrants who view all 3 webinars, complete the evaluation form and complete all 3 of the accompanying quizzes with a passing grade (80% or higher). Each webinar is 1.0 - 2.0 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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