Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals

The following Affect Plus courses are no longer available for CE credit. However you may want to order a book through Amazon for your own interest. In addition, all online material remains available for you to read at no charge.

If you have completed this course in the past and need a copy of the syllabus and learning objectives, go to the Course Description Page.

Adolescent Therapy That Really Works
by Janet Sasson Edgette, Psy.D., MPH
A genuine and candid approach to engage with teens and their families, helping them find effective and face-saving ways to solve their problems.
 
 
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The Alcoholic Family in Recovery
by Stephanie Brown, Ph.D. and Virginia Lewis, Ph.D.
Describes the key stages from drinking and transition to early and ongoing recovery.
 
 
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Alzheimer's Disease: A Deeper Understanding
by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute on Aging
There is an urgent need to find ways to prevent, delay and treat Alzheimer's disease. This course summarizes recent research supported by the National Institute on Aging and looks at where we are in understanding the etiology and treatment of this disease.
 
 
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Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders
by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
Mary Pipher provides an understanding of the common patterns of adjusting to the aging process along with concrete strategies for coping with problems of aging.
 
 
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Asperger's Syndrome
by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/National Institutes of Health and The Asperger's C-o-n-n-e-c-t-i-o-n
This introductory course provides a basic understanding of the difficulties that people with Asperger's Syndrome can experience and offers suggestions for helping these individuals deal with a confusing world.
 
 
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Autism Spectrum Disorders
by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Provides a helpful overview of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders and the importance of early screening, diagnosis and treatment. Includes press releases from NIMH.
 
 
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Childhood and Adult Sexual Victimization
by Erwin R. Parson, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Dawn M. Brett, Ph.D., and Alan S. Brett, M.A.
Describes the impact, increases recognition, and deepens understanding of sexual trauma. Provides a phase-oriented therapy to guide therapeutic work.
 
 
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
by Gillian Butler, Ph.D., Melanie Fennell, Ph.D., and Ann Hackmann, Ph.D.
An indispensable guide for clinicians who wish to develop skills and help clients with anxiety disorders experience lasting change. Using descriptive examples, the authors go "beyond manual" with their clinical wisdom and creative solutions.
 
 
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder
by Monica Ramirez Basco, PhD, and A. John Rush, MD
An indispensable and practical guide for understanding the complexities of bipolar disorder, offering a collaborative approach for treating patients with a range of histories.
 
 
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Compassion Fatigue: When Helping Hurts
by Frank M. Ochberg, M.D., Angie Panos, Ph.D., Charles R. Figley, Ph.D., Danica Borkovich Anderson, M.A., B.C.E.T.S. (Board Certified Expert in Trauma), Gift from Within
Leading professionals in the field of traumatic stress share their experiences and understanding of compassion fatigue, with suggestions for prevention through self-care. Includes an informative and moving video (50 minutes).
 
 
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Disasters and PTSD - Helping People Recover
by Erwin Randolph Parson, Ph.D., Frank Ochberg, M.D. and Angie Panos, Ph.D.
Using a combination of text material and a video presentation, this course is packed with information from leading experts about how to respond to people who have suffered severe trauma.
 
 
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Doing Couple Therapy
by Robert Taibbi, LCSW
Robert Taibbi describes the nuts and bolts of how to work with couples and provide a safe environment for change. A highly readable, practical guide, rich with clinical wisdom and illustrative case examples.
 
 
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Domestic Violence
by Gurjit Kaur, DO, Linda Herbert, LISW, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frank M. Ochberg, M.D., Angie Panos, Ph.D
Provides important, introductory information that will help the practitioner recognize and intervene in intimate partner violence. Includes case vignettes.
 
 
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Ethics for Social Work I
by Jacob D. Stone, LSW, ACSW
Provides a guide for ethical professional mental health practice, based upon the NASW Code of Ethics.
 
 
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Ethics for Counselors
by Richard Booth, Ph.D. and Affect Plus
Provides an important update for counselors, based upon the 2005 ACA and NBCC Code of Ethics.
 
 
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Ethical Decision-Making: Dual Relationships and Boundary Issues
by Kenneth Pope, Ph.D., Jeffrey N. Younggren, Ph.D., ABPP, Janet L.Sonne, Ph.D., Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D. and Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.
Addresses key considerations for understanding and resolving ethical dilemmas related to boundary issues, dual relationships and multiple relationships.
 
 
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Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling (Third Edition)
by Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D. and Melba J.T. Vasquez, Ph.D.
A comprehensive, practical and compassionate guide to professional ethics for the new therapist as well as the seasoned practitioner.
 
 
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Family Therapy for ADHD
by Craig A. Everett, Ph.D. & Sandra V. Everett, Ph.D.
Offers a comprehensive approach to family assessment and intervention.
 
 
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HIV and AIDS: The Impact on Various Groups
by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health
This course provides basic information regarding who is at highest risk for HIV, the special challenges various groups face and what can improve prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
 
 
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HIV and AIDS: Depression and Mania
by HIV Clinical Resource
This online course provides key information for recognizing symptoms of depression and mania in people with HIV/AIDS, with recommendations for care and treatment.
 
 
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Hoarding: Understanding Symptoms and Complexities
by International OCD Foundation, Randy Frost, Ph.D. and Gail Steketee, Ph.D.
This course helps the practitioner understand the complexities of the hoarding disorder. Provides insight into the types of hoarding and what interventions have a greater chance of success.
 
 
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The Importance of Understanding Loneliness
by Richard Booth, Ph.D.
This course illuminates the silent condition of loneliness, allowing the practitioner to understand the multidimensional nature of the problem and how the pain of loneliness differs from depression.
 
 
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Instant Psychopharmacology, Third Edition
by Ronald J. Diamond, M.D
This reader-friendly guide is an invaluable resource, allowing an understanding of the medications your clients are taking.
 
 
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Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder
by John D. Preston. Psy.D., ABPP
This book offers an understanding of the core characteristics and issues of borderline personality disorder. The author provides a respectful, practical framework for successful shorter-term therapy with this challenging and diverse group of clients.
 
 
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Interviewing Clients Across Cultures
by Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D.
This timely book is one of the most current and informative guides to interviewing people from all walks of life.
 
 
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Medical Error Prevention for Mental Health Professionals
by Lenore Walker, Ed.D. and David Shapiro, Ph.D.
Describes types and causes of medical errors, high-risk areas of practices and steps to reduce systemic, diagnostic and treatment errors. Provides valuable, practical information for mental health practitioners in a variety of settings.
 
Not approved for Florida psychologists and school psychologists.
Fulfills requirement for FL CSW, MFT and MHC.
 
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In the Presence of Grief
by Dorothy S. Becvar, Ph.D.
Provides insights into the similarities and differences in bereavement depending upon context of death, the life stage, gender and individuality of the bereaved.
 
 
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PTSD and Veterans
Resources provided by National Center for Posttraumatic Stress and Gift from Within
Drawing on resources from NCPTSD and Gift from Within, this course provides information, interventions and encouragement for practitioners who work with our returning veterans and their families. Includes a compassionate and insightful video interview with Frank Ochberg, MD (57 minutes).
 
 
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Risk Management: Medical eRisk Considerations for Online Communication
by Kenneth Drude, Ph.D. and Michael Lichstein, Ph.D. & iHealth Alliance
This course will help the practitioner remain compliant with ethical codes, protect the client and minimize one's own liability risk when using online communication and electronic storage of records.
 
 
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Ethics and Risk Management: How to Avoid Pitfalls
by Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D. and Melba J.T. Vasquez, Ph.D.
This course provides important steps in the ethical decision-making process and alerts the practitioner to cognitive strategies that promote errors in judgment.
 
 
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Suicide in the U.S.
Resources provided by NIMH, SAMHSA and American Suicidology Association
Provides basic facts about suicide and those at risk, in order to promote awareness of this serious public health problem.
 
 
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Testifying in Court
by Stanley L. Brodsky, Ph.D.
Discusses common problems and difficulties encountered in the courtroom. Offers practical suggestions and principles for strengthening one’s testimony.
 
 
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Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals
by Ian Osborn, M.D.
A compassionate and practical guide for understanding OCD and its treatment.
 
 
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Treating Troubled Children and Their Families
by Ellen F. Wachtel. J.D., Ph.D.
An integrative approach, drawing on family systems, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspectives.
 
 
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The Violence of Men
by Cloe Madanes, Ph.D. with James P. Keim, LCSW-C & Dinah Smelser, LCSW
A model of treatment designed to help the offender take full responsibility for his violent acts and allevate the pain of the victim.
 
 
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When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders
by James Morrison, M.D.
Provides information which will help the mental health provider understand the physical and mental symptoms associated with a wide range of medical problems, aiding the process of timely referral.
 
 
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Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy
by Clara E. Hill, Ph.D.
Provides a comprehensive guide to dream work that will help clients reach core issues quickly, make sense of events in waking life and achieve personal change.
 
 
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