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Home Study: AMHCA 2021 Conference (Specialized Clinical Assessment Bundle - 3 Sessions, 6.5 CEs) 

09-02-2021 17:19

*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 Specialized Clinical Assessment Sessions - please note that some sessions may appear in multiple bundles.


Classes included:

 Specialized Clinical Assessment Track | Forensic Evaluation Track
Can I Do That? The Counselor's Guide to Psychological Testing
Presented by Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE
Survey data demonstrates that many clinical mental health counselors (CMHCs) are confused about counselors and psychological testing. Some think we can only administer and interpret certain types of tests, some think we can administer but not interpret tests, and others think we can do anything a psychologist can do. This training seeks to clarify the issue of CMHCs and psychological testing, as well as introduce CMHCs to a variety of tests that they can use to improve clinical practice. Attendees will be given an in-depth introduction to free online assessment measures created by the American Psychiatric Association that they can start using immediately with clients, whether they are students, interns, or licensed counselors. They will also become familiar with sections of the 2020 AMHCA Code of Ethics that pertain to psychological testing.

 Specialized Clinical Assessment Track
CBT for OCD: Restoring Freedom, Functioning, and Peace
Presented by Fredrick Dombrowski, PhD, LMHC, CASAC, LPC, LADC, NCC, CCMHC, MAC, ACS, BC-TMH, HS-BCP, ICADC, DCMHS
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is difficult to treat as the compulsive behaviors have become the main coping strategy for many clients to manage anxiety inducing obsessive thoughts. The daily lives and interpersonal relationships of those living with OCD are deeply impacted as compensatory behaviors interfere with activities of daily living. As a result, those living with OCD may isolate from others, be unable to work, and engage in substance use to manage symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been found to be effective in the treatment of OCD. While many clinical counselors are trained in CBT, the vast majority of counselors do not adhere to the step-by-step process for appropriate application. When treating symptoms of OCD, the appropriate CBT process is essential to help navigate potential pitfalls. When a link is missing or the process of CBT is not appropriately adhered to, treatment may slow down and clients can withdraw from treatment feeling that they have not been able to make progress. This session will help attendees gain the appropriate CBT tools and processes associated with effective treatment of OCD.

 Specialized Clinical Assessment Track | Forensic Evaluation Track
DSM-5 Resources for Differential Diagnosis
Presented by Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE
Decades of research suggest that misdiagnosis of mental disorders is a common medical error. For example, individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder are often misdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and many children and adolescents are misdiagnosed with ADHD. Although many people who meet the diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are undiagnosed, as many as 60 % of people who are diagnosed with MDD do not meet criteria for the disorder! Bipolar II Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, specific phobias, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, eating disorders, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder are often missed by clinicians. Why is that? We’re often trained in graduate school to with cookie-cutter, seamless case examples, but in the real world, clients often don't present with "textbook" presentations of symptoms that neatly fall into a particular disorder. Many symptoms of mental disorders are "overlapping," meaning that the same symptom may be listed under several disorders. With the limited time that clinicians often have, how do we quickly formulate an accurate diagnosis? Find out by attending this 2-hour medical errors update! We'll use real case examples to show you how to use differential diagnosis resources for overlapping symptoms.



AMHCA will provide 6.5 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 1.5 - 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.

$50 member, $100 non-member


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