BHECN Webinar Series: Core Topics for Behavioral Health Providers

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BHECN offers a free webinar series designed to educate behavioral health trainees on a variety of practical behavioral health topics. Trainees and providers can refer to these webinars as a supplemental resource to expand their knowledge in topics they may encounter as professionals.

BHECN Webinar Series:
Core Topics for Behavioral Health Providers


TARGET AUDIENCE

Behavioral Health providers to include psychologists, advanced practice nurses, nurses, licensed mental health therapists, and social workers

 

 

CID 21CE033
You must register to participate in the webinar.

Monday, January 25, 2021, 12-1 pm

Disaster: Mental and Behavioral Health Interventions

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Presented by:

David Carter, PhD, LIMHP,
Interim Chair & Professor in the Counselor 
Education Department, UNO

No one who sees a disaster is untouched by it. Few people are prepared to deal with a disaster, including health care workers. Disaster stress and grief reactions are normal responses to an abnormal situation. Following a disaster, many mental health workers and survivors don’t see the need for and will not seek behavioral health services. Social support systems are crucial to recovery and self-care for responders is essential.
 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Discuss how to establish a connection with survivors during
    disasters in a non-intrusive, compassionate manner
  2. Describe the Disaster Management Cycle and its influence on
    standard of care
  3. Identify the skills of the team to help survivors take an active role in
    their own recovery
  4. Explain how to connect survivors to social support in Nebraska

Social Work Level of Content: Intermediate

Cost: This live webinar is free to attend

Accredited Continuing Education:

jointly_accredited_provider_logo.jpgIn support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

NURSING
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGY
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (AP) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education credit.

SOCIAL WORK
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Nebraska Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Nebraska Medical Center maintains responsibility for this activity. Social workers completing this interactive live activity receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

Register by January 22: Click Here

 

CID 21CE034
You must register to participate in the webinar.

Monday, February 8, 2021, 12-1 pm

Times Like These: Helping Clients Manage the Consequences of the Pandemic

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Presented by:

Debra A. Hope, PhD
Licensed Psychologist and Aaron Douglas Professor of Psychology
University of Nebraska Lincoln

Along with the primary viral infection, the COVID-19 pandemic has secondary, negative health impacts. These secondary impacts can be acute and lasting and are more likely to affect already high health disparity or underserved groups, including rural communities. Additional skills to manage this stress are needed and, fortunately, there are well-established evidence-based interventions already in most practitioner’s tool kits. Because providers also experience all the consequences of the pandemic, we will discuss a self-care plan on how you can apply these interventions for your own life.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Articulate the primary and secondary consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially on marginalized or underserved groups
  2. Apply familiar intervention tools to help patients from underserved and marginalized communities manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Describe how to intervene with the diffuse existential threat many people are experiencing amid the pandemic
  4. Develop a self-care plan to help manage your own consequences of the pandemic

Social Work Level of Content: Intermediate

Cost: This live webinar is free to attend

Accredited Continuing Education:

jointly_accredited_provider_logo.jpgIn support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

NURSING
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGY
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (AP) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education credit.

SOCIAL WORK
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Nebraska Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Nebraska Medical Center maintains responsibility for this activity. Social workers completing this interactive live activity receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

Register by February 5: Click Here

 

CID 21CE035
You must register to participate in the webinar.

Monday, February 22, 2021, 12-1 pm

Strategies and Interventions for Telemental Health Practice

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Presented by:

Paul Springer, PhD, LMFT
Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy Program
University of Nebraska Lincoln

With the recent pandemic, clinicians have been forced to move their practice to online modalities, often without any training or supervision in this arena.

This presentation will discuss strategies for developing an online practice and the clinical interventions useful in providing telehealth. The information from this presentation comes from research and practice accumulated for over 12 years (Springer et al., 2020) in training therapists to provide telemental health sessions to rural and underserved communities since 2008.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Discuss opportunities and challenges related to the use of videoconferencing tools and what strategies and resources can be used to address these challenges
  2. Identify therapy considerations needed in providing online therapy as derived from case scenarios involving a framework for how others use video conferencing tools and essential skills
  3. Translate experiential interventions and knowledge-based approaches into online therapy for telemental health practice in rural and urban settings

Social Work Level of Content: Intermediate

Cost: This live webinar is free to attend

Accredited Continuing Education:

jointly_accredited_provider_logo.jpgIn support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

NURSING
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGY
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (AP) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education credit.

SOCIAL WORK
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Nebraska Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course maybe accepted for continuing education credit. University of Nebraska Medical Center maintains responsibility for this activity. Social workers completing this interactive live activity receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

Register by February 19: Click Here

 

CID 21CE036
You must register to participate in the webinar.

Monday, March 8, 2021, 12-1 pm

Patching Holes Amidst Simultaneous Mass Crises 

Presented by:

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Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Bellevue University
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Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Bellevue University
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Irene Harper, PhD, LIMHP (NE), NCC
Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Bellevue University
 
The year 2020 has brought about national crises in the United States like no other time in history. Not only are we facing the global pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), but we are also navigating systemic racial injustice in an intense sociopolitical environment. Many of us have also experienced the direct impacts of climate change, including uncontrolled wildfires, intense storms and historic flooding. Just how much stress can one person or one system endure? This presentation will present interventions for posttraumatic stress as a result of multiple national crises.


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Recognize an opportunity for collaboration and advocacy for underserved populations during a time of national crises
  2. Identify a method for outreach and consistent engagement with key stakeholders and clients in need within your community
  3. Apply the Learn, Ask, Do method into practice as related to a case study involving an interdisciplinary team approach
  4. Assess potential outcomes and roadblocks to implementing an outreach method in your own community
  5. Engage with other providers within your community to help promote health equity during crises

Social Work Level of Content: Intermediate

Cost: This live webinar is free to attend

Accredited Continuing Education:

jointly_accredited_provider_logo.jpgIn support of improving patient care, the University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

NURSING
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGY
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (AP) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education credit.

SOCIAL WORK
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Nebraska Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Nebraska Medical Center maintains responsibility for this activity. Social workers completing this interactive live activity receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

Register by March 5: Click Here

 

CID 21CE037
You must register to participate in the webinar.

Monday, March 22, 2021, 12-1 pm

Covid-19 Caring for the Counselor, Caring for the Client 

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Presented by:

Kristin Erickson, PhD, LIMHP, CPC, ACS, BCB
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Bellevue University

We are living in a rapidly changing world. Loss, anticipatory anxiety, anticipatory loss, ambiguous loss, and trauma loom in the air. Many feel helpless and overwhelmed as they watch in anticipation, wondering what is in store for them and their future as they adjust to a new “normal,” which feels anything but normal. In this webinar, we will discuss the complexities of the unique, unprecedented aspects of coping with grief and loss that impact us all. We will explore various therapeutic interventions and other ways to help give voice to and honor the myriad of unique losses we have had (individually and collectively), and explore self-care strategies to help stay centered amidst the chaos around us. We will also explore challenges and issues unique to Nebraska including access to services, barriers to care, and ways to help reach those who might not otherwise come in for services or have access to services.


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe vicarious grief, mass trauma, anticipatory grief, ambiguous grief disenfranchised loss, non-death losses, and other complexities in relation to unprecedented situations related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Explain therapeutic interventions and other ways to help give voice to grief and loss experiences
  3. Describe various self-care strategies for those assisting and providing support to those mourning such unique losses
  4. Describe barrier to care, access issues, and ways to help others receive care associated with grief and loss issues
  5. Explain ethical and helpful multicultural considerations in times of grief based on the COVID-19 pandemic

Social Work Level of Content: Intermediate

Cost: This live webinar is free to attend

Accredited Continuing Education:

jointly_accredited_provider_logo.jpgIn support of improving patient care, the University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

NURSING
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGY
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (AP) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education credit.

SOCIAL WORK
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Nebraska Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Nebraska Medical Center maintains responsibility for this activity. Social workers completing this interactive live activity receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

Register by March 19: Click Here

 

 

 

APRIL 2020 Series

BHECN Webinar Series: Core Topics for Behavioral Health Providers
Release Date: April 6, 2020
Expires: April 5, 2021

TARGET AUDIENCE

 Advanced practice providers, nurses, licensed mental health therapists, and social workers

Method of Participation
The estimated time to complete each enduring activity is 60 minutes.

In order to receive contact hours, you must complete these additional steps prior to the activity expiration date:


CID 20CE039b

Dual Relationships in Rural Areas

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Presented by: Cate Jones-Hazledine, PhD 
Co-Director, BHECN Panhandle, Licensed Psychologist and Owner, Western Nebraska Behavioral Health

  

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Identify particular challenges regarding dual relationships in rural practice.
  2. Define harmful versus non-harmful dual relationships.
  3. Provide a framework for clinicians to determine which dual relationships should not be engaged in.

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Disclosures: Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine states that she is the owner of Western Nebraska Behavioral Health Clinics, P.C.

CID 20CE040b

Innovative Delivery Methods for Improving Access to Psychiatric Care

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Presented by: Dr. Margaret R. Emerson DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

 

 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Define the core components of collaborative and integrated care strategies
  2. Explain specific collaborative clinician roles and corresponding tasks associated with these roles
  3. describe how collaborative and integrated care strategies are applied in primary care
  4. Describe pertinent outcomes for treating common mental disorders in primary care using a collaborative care model

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Disclosures: Dr. Margaret Emerson has nothing to disclose.

CID 20CE041b

A Practical Dementia Screening and Diagnostic Guideline for the Primary Care and Psychiatric Mental Health Provider

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Presented by: Nancy Meier, DNP, APRN-BC, MS, 
Assistant Professor College of Nursing, Western Division, University of Nebraska Medical Center

 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Review the parts of the brain and corresponding functions including identifying normal aging changes in the brain
  2. Describe the signs, symptoms, and differential diagnosis of dementia, including the 3 Ds (delirium, depression, and dementia)
  3. Discuss the medical and psychiatric conditions that mimic dementia symptoms; use laboratory, radiographic and other “rule out” tests
  4. Identify the steps of a comprehensive assessment and screening tools used for evaluation of older adult with dementia symptoms
  5. List earliest symptoms of the 4 most common neurocognitive disorders including a review of DSM-5

6.Confirm initial findings before referral or initiating a full dementia evaluation

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Disclosures: Dr. Nancy Meier has nothing to disclose.

CID 20CE042b

Work and Wellness: Integrating a work-lens into your clinical practice with culturally-diverse patients

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Presented by: Abby Bjornsen-Ramig, PhD
Associate Professor, Licensed Psychologist
Department of Counseling, College of Education
University of Nebraska Omaha

 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Examine pervasive practitioner attitudes related to addressing work-related concerns in practice, including personal and professional biases related to work, as well as career myths.
  2. Identify the interrelated nature of personal counseling and career counseling for culturally diverse clients across practice settings.
  3. Evaluate the practical application of modern and post-modern career theories inclusive of the constructs of gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, social class, and other demographic variables.
  4. Develop specific strategies for addressing work-related concerns with diverse clients across practice settings.
  5. Acquire free or low-cost tools and resources for assisting clients with work-related issues in their practice.

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Disclosures: Dr. Abby Bjornsen-Ramig has nothing to disclose.

CID 20CE043b

The Cost of Courage: Supporting Rural First Responders

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Presented by: Elizabeth Tolliver, PhD, LIMHP
Assistant Professor, School Counseling Program Coordinator, University of Nebraska Omaha

 

 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Identify key career cultural concepts of the first responders physical and psychological factors, and what makes trauma different for first responders
  2. Describe the unique needs and considerations of rural first responder departments, particularly in Nebraska
  3. Integrate best support strategies for first responders through the identification and remediation of treatment barriers

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Disclosures: Dr. Elizabeth Tolliver has nothing to disclose.

CID 20CE044b

Risk and Protective Factors in Child Mental Health

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Presented by:  Therese Mathews, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Omaha Division
University of Nebraska Medical Center

 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe salient social and demographic factors that influence child/adolescent mental health.
  2. Discuss the influence of social and demographic risk and protective factors on children’s and adolescents’ biological and psychological growth and development.
  3. Describe interventions that minimize risk and promote protective factors to enhance child/adolescent mental health. 

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Disclosures: Dr. Therese Mathews has nothing to disclose.

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Trauma-Informed Application of the Seven-Stage Crisis Model

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Presented by: Charmayne Adams, PhD, LIMHP, NCC
Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling
University of Nebraska Omaha

 

  

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe the seven-stage crisis intervention model
  2. Discuss how to integrate trauma-informed principles into the seven-stage crisis intervention model
  3. Explain case examples of the seven-stage crisis intervention model infused with trauma-informed principles with diverse case scenarios

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Disclosures: Dr. Charmayne Adams has nothing to disclose.

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Rural Supervision Practices

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Presented by:
Dr. Cate Jones-Hazledine
Licensed Psychologist, Western Nebraska Behavioral
Health Clinics

Dr. Tara Wilson, LMHP, NCC
Associate Professor
Chadron State College

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Develop an awareness of the importance of supervision in rural settings
  2. Explore the supervision process and development
  3. Explore different supervision approaches and how to address them in rural areas

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Disclosures: Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine states that she is the owner of Western Nebraska Behavioral Health Clinics, P.C. Dr. Tara Wilson has nothing to disclose.

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Counseling Farmers and Ranchers

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Presented by:

Mary Fran Rieken, MAE, PLMHP
and
Tara Wilson, PhD, LMHP, NCC
Associate Professor, Chadron State College

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Discuss current conditions and crises affecting farmers and ranchers
  2. Review techniques for working with farmers and ranchers
  3. Identify ways to market behavioral health practices to members of the agricultural community

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Disclosures: Mary Fran Rieken and Dr. Tara Wilson have nothing to disclose.

 

CREDIT

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Each enduring activity is provided for 1.0 contact hour under ANCC criteria.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (UNMC CON CNE) and Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN).

DISCLOSURE DECLARATION

All planners and faculty participating in continuing education activities provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education are expected to disclose to the audience any support or relationship(s) with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation The planners and faculty have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

The following speakers* and planning committee members listed below have stated they have no financial relationship(s) with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporter of this activity.

The following speaker has stated that they have the following financial relationship(s) and they have agreed to see that all information they planned and/or present is done so fairly and without bias:

Catherine Jones-Hazledine, PhD, LP states that she is the owner of Western Nebraska Behavioral Health Clinics, P.C.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
These enduring activities are not supported by any commercial or financial interests.


 


 

2018 Series

Incorporating Sexuality & Gender Concepts into Mental Health Practice

Part 1: Basics of Sexuality and Sexual Health 

View recording here

Part 2: Changes and Challenges in Sexual Functioning

View recording here

Part 3: Addressing the Needs of LGBTQA+ Clients 

View recording here

Part 4: Treatment of Common Sexual Problems

View recording here

1 Social Work CEU is available upon completion of the evaluation of each of the Incorporating Sexuality & Gender Concepts into Mental Health Practice series of webinars (up to 4 credits available). Contact Marcia Shadle-Cusic to receive the evaluation.

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Presented by Dr. Amanda Randall and Liam Heerten-Rodriguez from the Grace Abbott School of Social Work, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha 

 


Previous Core Topics Presentations that do not offer credit are available for viewing in our Core Topics Webinar Archive