2016-2018 Home Studies Through River of Life Professional Counseling LLC
Provider ID: RCX030902
  1. Anger Management: Issues and Treatment- 6 CEUs
  2. Building Resilience: Living Life With Flexibility- 6 CEUs
  3. Clinical Supervision: Maintaining Professionalism- 6 CEUs
  4. Codependency: Giving Too Much-6 CEUS
  5. Coping With Client Resistance (3 CEUs)
  6. Doing Christian Professional Counseling- 6 CEUs
  7. Doing Effective Psychosocial Assessment-3 Hours
  8. Ethical Awareness and Competency- 6 CEUS
  9. Group Therapy Principles-6 CEUs
  10. Instilling Hope Through Therapeutic Process – 6 CEUS
  11. Multicultural Principles in Clinical Counseling Work-6 CEUs
  12. Relationship Skills For Kids- 6 CEUs
  13. Relationship Skills For Adults- 6 CEUs
  14. Solution Focused Principles: Positive Approaches for Client Success -6 CEUs
  15. Stress Reduction For Therapists and Clients- 6 CEUs
  16. Clinical Considerations in Bullying Issues With Kids- 6 CEUs
Descriptions of Seminars For 2016-2018
1. Anger Management: Issues and Treatment- 6 CEUs

This 6 CEU seminar will address the multiple clinical diagnostic presentations which include anger symptoms.  Anger assessment and treatment modalities will be taught.  Comorbidity of anger issues with grief, depression, anxiety, substance use, impulsivity and other mental health issues will be explored.  Overall participants will be able to tailor anger assessment and treatment to individual patterns of clients presenting with anger concerns.

2. Building Resilience: Living Life With Flexibility- 6 CEUs

This 6 CEU seminar will address definitions of and measurement for the construct of resilience per clinical mental health literature. Several theoretical approaches to identifying and facilitating resilience will be explored.  Treatment approaches for facilitating resilient qualities in clients will be taught including positive psychology, solution focused approach, cognitive behavioral approach, DBT and mindfulness techniques.  Overall participants will be taught to identify and build on qualities which have helped clients develop strengths even in the midst of perceived difficulties.  Concepts of post traumatic growth, wellness, and thriving will be explored.
 
3. Clinical Supervision: Maintaining Professionalism- 6 CEUs

This 6 CEU seminar will identify and explore the elements necessary for maintaining a healthy clinical supervision relationship between the supervisor and supervisees. Challenges and issues in clinical supervision will be discussed. Practical ways of dealing with concerns and avoiding pitfalls will be offered.  Suggestions for supervisees include how to prepare for supervision sessions, maintaining client’s rights, giving and responding to feedback regarding the clinical process, asking for help, self evaluation, reducing defensiveness, and acknowledging supervision demands.  Suggestions for supervisors include how to interview potential supervisees, using facilitative versus didactic approaches. Matching supervisees developmental states, reducing supervisee defensiveness and anxiety, and supervisor self care.
NOTE: This seminar meets the board requirements for supervision.

4. Codependency: Giving Too Much-6 CEUS

This 6 CEU seminar first defines the core elements which are central to initiating and maintaining codependent relationships.  Several types of codependent patterns are explored which are highlighted throughout the literature.  Methods of assessment and treatment of the client with codependency issues are taught.  Case examples are offered and explored throughout.

5. Coping With Client Resistance (3 CEUs)

This 3 CEU seminar identifies some of the common areas where client resistance may show up in the clinical assessment and treatment process.  Practical common sense and clinical accommodation for detecting and reducing client resistance in the moment are offered.

6. Doing Christian Professional Counseling- 6 CEUs

Doing clinical assessment and treatment for clients espousing a Christian cultural worldview present unique concerns and challenges according to the literature.  As such this 6 CEU seminar teaches participants how to respectfully acknowledge and incorporate spirituality as a cultural competency during the assessment and treatment process of self reported Christian clinical counseling or psychotherapy clients.  Case examples and discussions are offered.

7. Doing Effective Psychosocial Assessment-3 Hours

This 3 CEU seminar breaks down from start to finish all the elements of a comprehensive, thorough psychosocial assessment.  Each item and the significance in light of ongoing treatment implications is discussed.  Sample case considerations are explored.
 
8. Ethical Awareness and Competency- 6 CEUS

This 6 CEU seminar explores foundations for ethical decision making and critical thinking on ethics issues.  General ethics, boundaries, confidentiality, privacy, dual relationships, duty to warn, competency, and several other areas are explored.  Participants will see the presenter role model applications of using the four quadrant approach, standards of care models, and other problem solving models discussed in ethics literature as a comprehensive means for assessing the ethical ramifications of making certain decisions on key issues in the mental health field.
NOTE: This seminar meets the board requirements for ethics.

9. Group Therapy Principles-6 CEUs

In this 6 CEU course participants will become more competent in awareness and application of dynamics related to group psychotherapy. Core elements of group process from screening through termination will be described in detail. Group leadership and management skills will be taught.  Group developmental process will also be explained. Adaptations for various treatment populations will be offered.

10. Instilling Hope Through Therapeutic Process – 6 CEUS

In this 6 CEU seminar hope as a core foundational construct central to successful outcomes in psychotherapy is defined according to the mental health literature.  Operationalized ways of building attributes consistent with hope are offered as well as strength based approaches for building on prosocial skills that build hopeful outcomes.  Ways of cultivating not just agency (hopeful desire and dreams) but also realistic pathways for behaviorally achieving those goals are defined.  Ways of assisting clients in restructuring life narratives in terms of restorative narratives which build hope for future is emphasized.  Grieving losses, developing heathy rational cognitions and small measurable and achievable realistic new behaviors are highlighted.  Finally, skills for communicating one’s needs in healthy assertive ways are offered so that resiliency can be cultivated even in the face of life stresses.

11. Multicultural Principles in Clinical Counseling Work-6 CEUs

This 6 CEU seminar defines the elements of multicultural competence. Participants will learn to broaden their conceptualization of culture and to incorporate this into assessment and treatment of mental health clients. Case examples are used to help apply multicultural principles with regards to various dynamics such as age, generation, community, spirituality, worldview, belief systems, and other areas.

12. Relationship Skills For Kids- 6 CEUs

Interpersonal skills are not automatically developed in a child’s life without some training, teaching and modeling.  As such this 6 CEU seminar identifies many of the core interpersonal areas in which interpersonal skills need to be taught and shaped in children.  Methods for teaching foundational skills like empathy and communication building and perspective taking are taught.  Topics like self monitoring, stress and anger reduction, making and keeping friends, social skills development, and general problem solving skills will be incorporated.  Ways of working with collateral sources such as parents and teachers or family supports are also highlighted.  

13. Relationship Skills For Adults- 6 CEUs

People often falsely assume that because someone is an adult in terms of his or her age that one has learned or knows how to apply interpersonal skills.  This 6 CEU seminar (available through in person, home study online, or webinar formats) will teach a variety of skills and practical applications which are clinically supported for interpersonal skill development with adults.  Foundational skills like empathy and communication building, and perspective taking as well as advanced skills for specific interpersonal relationship issues will be discussed.  Issues common in adult relational dynamics including conflict management, dealing with cognitive assumptions, repairing breaches to relationships such as affairs, etc. will be explored.  Examples of applications with adult friendships, work issues, and intimate couple relationships will be demonstrated.
 
14. Solution Focused Principles: Positive Approaches for Client Success -6 CEUs

There is a great deal of research and evidence from practical clinical application which suggests that for many types of clients a strengths based approach may be far more beneficial than a traditional problem solving approach.  All people have some skills with theme that may work if only the frequency of these prosocial skills in increased and tailored to situations. In this seminar the theory and foundations for applying a solution focused approach will be explained.  The presenter will demonstrate how this strengths-based approach can be used to empower a variety of clients past stuck points and presenting concerns.  The versatility of this approach will be highlighted as applications are role modeled for working with child, family, marital clients with a variety of different presenting concerns.

15. Stress Reduction For Therapists and Clients- 6 CEUs

Both clients and therapists can become frustrated at various points in the therapeutic process.  This 6 CEU seminar seeks to identify some of the critical points for clients and for mental health clinicians on the therapeutic process in terms of either increasing effective therapeutic outcomes or at hindering successful outcomes.  For example, areas like expectations for treatment, nature of the presenting problem, resistance, and defensive mechanisms should be considered as well as interpersonal styles which work best for different types of personalities.  Therapist self care and stress management is highlighted including the foundation of consultation with colleagues, having balanced empathy, and managing caseload.  Suggestions for reduction of stress levels in clients or therapists are included.  Only by being sensitive to such potential factors which contribute to stresses can we improve the efficacy of counseling process.

16. Clinical Considerations in Bullying Issues With Kids- 6 CEUs

Peer interpersonal relationships among children bring with them challenged now more than ever.  Bullying is a very real and pervasive concern among many peer groups. The roles of people in bullying exchanges will be defined with special attention paid to behaviors in each person which keep bullying going and how such behaviors can be changed.  Participants will learn to differentiate between childhood teasing and bullying which requires intervention. Special attention will be paid to the roles of technology in recent bullying.