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Clinical Strategies to Handle Those Difficult People Who Become Our Clients

Clinical Strategies to Handle Those Difficult People Who Become Our Clients

We all have them. Those clients that make us want to pull our hair out! You know, the ones that just don’t seem to improve like the others on your caseload? They argue. They avoid. They don’t do homework. They discount their progress and the progress of others. They know more than you do. They don’t trust anyone. They make threats, have emotional outbursts, and play coy when you are only trying to get information to help them.

Psychotherapy research has made unthinkable gains in recent decades. We now have evidence-based protocols for dozens of clinical conditions, and clients are experiencing outcomes their parents and grandparents couldn’t have dreamed of. Clinicians also have a plethora of new tools at our disposal, many of which can be useful for clients with a variety of differing diagnoses. Thus, it can be easy for practitioners to slip into a rut of regularly pulling out the same “go to” tools from the therapeutic toolbox regardless of the client’s unique presentation. And as Mark Twain is often credited with saying, “if all you have is a hammer, everything you see looks like a nail.” However, we all still run into those clients that don’t respond to standard protocols. Some even seem to have aversive reactions to the tools that we have become used to using regularly that so many clients find helpful. These clients can leave clinicians feeling frustrated, stressed out, and sometimes even defeated. There is hope!

Join award-winning author and international expert in the field of personality dysfunction Dr. Jeff Riggenbach for this refreshing look at how personality and addiction issues often complicate treatment undermining client outcomes, and learn what you can do about it. Incorporate motivational exercises, dialectical behavior therapy strategies, and schema modification interventions into your work. You’ll learn how to help individuals struggling with addictions, paranoia, aggression, lack of empathy and other dysregulated emotions not only get well, but stay well. Leave this enjoyable, information packed 6-hour course feeling invigorated to help your “stuck” and “difficult” clients take meaningful steps toward creating a life worth living – Oh, and you might even learn to enjoy the process more and save yourself some hair along the way!

 

Cost: $137.50 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $29.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Understand the 5 specific Characteristics that make clients “difficult.”

b). Discover why mainstream treatment doesn’t work with certain populations and leave with 5 key elements to incorporate into your approach.

c). Integrate evidence-based modalities including CBT, DBT, and Schema Therapy into a practical and cohesive treatment approach.

d). Learn 3 maladaptive coping response styles and gain insight into how they, when unaddressed, perpetuate client problems and contribute to relapse.

e). Acquire case conceptualization skills useful for individualizing treatment planning and driving effective treatment.

f). Develop/hone diagnosis specific treatment skills for multiple DSM 5 conditions including addictive behavior disorders and borderline personality disorders.

g). Discern the cognitive and behavioral makeup of 3 cross-cutting symptoms including paranoia, narcissism, and non-suicidal self-injury, and learn effective intervention strategies for each.

h). Learn 3 red flags for relapse and learn what to do to prevent it more times than not.

 

Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Healthcare Workers, and anyone from the general population interested in learning more about how to handle “Difficult People”!

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

Material Author(s): Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

Jeff Riggenbach, PhD is a best-selling and award-winning author who has earned a reputation as an international expert in cognitive approaches to treating personality disorders. Over a 20-year period, he has developed and overseen CBT-based treatment programs for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictive behavior disorders and personality disorders at two different psychiatric hospitals and clinics serving over 3,000 clients at multiple levels of care. Dr. Riggenbach trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is a certified cognitive therapist. He has trained over 20,000 professionals worldwide including audiences in all 50 United States, The UK, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Riggenbach is the author of seven publications including his most recent clinical release The CBT Toolbox (2nd ed): A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians (2021) and his brand new general audiences book “Disarming High Conflict Personalities: Dealing with the 8 Most Difficult People in Your Life Before you Burnout!” (2022). Jeff is known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings, and day-to-day clinical practice, and his work has earned him the reputation for being “the practical tools guy.” His seminars on CBT, DBT, and Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy routinely receive the highest evaluations from conference participants in terms of clinical utility as well as entertainment value.

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

 Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Live Event – Sensorimotor Therapy Techniques for Trauma Treatment: Practical Skills*

Live Event – Sensorimotor Therapy Techniques for Trauma Treatment: Practical Skills*

*Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA and Mind Works Professional Education, Inc. (DBA “Online CE Credits”) is neither affiliated nor associated with Pat Ogden, PhD, or her organization.

Research is increasingly showing the importance of working with the body when treating trauma. Sometimes referred to as “bottom-up techniques,” somatic (or body-based) work is often critical when helping clients recover from PTSD and other trauma or stressor-related disorders. However, many evidence-based therapies de-emphasize somatic work, focusing instead on “top-down,” or cognitive techniques. While top-down techniques can be immensely helpful, they can also be ineffective if taught too soon, before bottom-up techniques are mastered. This is because of how the brain is naturally wired, and our clients’ need to first stabilize lower brain regions (such as the amygdala), reconnecting with the body and restoring a sense of safety. When clients can connect with their own experiences, and with others, the traditional top-down approaches become more effective. This seminar helps clinicians integrate somatic, bottom-up work into trauma treatment by teaching several body-based skills that help clients better connect with the therapist, re-establish safety in their body, and regulate their nervous system!

 

Regular Webinar Admission: $150 – Want to attend this event and any future event or course from our CE library AND professional development library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $29.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

 

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, June 16, 2023 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT / 10:00am to 5:30pm EDT / 7:00am to 2:30pm PDT

 

 

*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

 

 

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Describe the function of mirror neurons.

b). Name at least three techniques for building the alliance.

c). State at least two techniques that can help clients reconnect with the body.

d). Explain the purpose of the vagus nerve, and name one way to activate it.

e). Name at least two ways to integrate sensorimotor skills into other trauma therapy approaches.

f). Describe at least two poses that can be integrated into trauma treatment.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals interested in applying body-based techniques in their treatment of trauma.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

 

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials (including the link to view live events) are made available to webinar and in-person attendees 24-48 hours before the event start time. Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

[FREE Offer!] Neural Desensitization: Integrating EMDR, IFS, & Other Approaches to Trauma

[FREE Offer!] Neural Desensitization: Integrating EMDR, IFS, & Other Approaches to Trauma

Several evidence-informed approaches to trauma can be immensely helpful to clients. However, a lot of these therapies are either rigid, making it difficult to stay client-centered, or vague, and mainly rooted in theory. Neural Desensitization and Integration Training (NDIT) is a module-based, exposure, trauma-focused approach to therapy for PTSD that integrates elements from EMDR, multichannel eye movement integration, prolonged exposure, IFS, and other therapies. The main goal of NDIT is to help clients titrate into processing traumatic material, so that flooding and retraumatization are minimized. Additionally, NDIT focuses on what clients do outside of session, and ways to facilitate progress though homework exercises. This one-day training will introduce you to the basic skills of NDIT, that you can begin incorporating into your practice right away!

 

 

 

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). State at least three components of neural networks.

b). Describe why bilateral movement can facilitate desensitization to distressing thoughts or memories.

c). Identify two ways to alter visual or auditory memory components that decreases their intensity during imaginal exposure.

d). Name three therapeutic approaches that NDIT utilizes.

e). State the three steps of memory reconsolidation.

f). List the main modules of NDIT.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

 

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

 Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after enrollment is completed.

Treating Grief-Stricken Clients: Culturally Sensitive Interventions

Treating Grief-Stricken Clients: Culturally Sensitive Interventions

This training will examine the different types of grief, their history, symptoms, and ways to support. Analyzation of how culture can impact the grieving process and grief across the lifespan will be discussed during this training. Attendees will learn about current grief models, theoretical orientations, and assessment tools to help conceptualize grief. Attendees will be empowered with grief interventions and tools to be able to support clients who are learning to manage and live alongside grief.

 

Cost: $143.75 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $29.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Identify and understand the different types of grief and their key constructs, symptoms, origins, and impact on treatment.

b). Name and describe 2-3 grief models to conceptualize grief and the clinician’s role in its treatment.

c). State how grief can impact a client across the life span.

d).  Learn and understand how culture can impact the grieving process.

e). Name and describe 3-4 interventions to better support clients who are grieving.

f). Learn and practice 2-3 strategies to help clients set boundaries during their grieving process.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, other clinical mental health professionals, and anyone seeking to understand the mechanisms of grief recovery.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Tiffani Dilworth LCPC, CGCS

Material Author(s): Tiffani Dilworth LCPC, CGCS

Tiffani Dilworth is a successful psychotherapist, author, and sought-after speaker on topics related to grief, PTSD, and sexual assault. She has worked across the US with various organizations, schools, universities, and corporations to bring awareness to the grieving process and to teach countless people how to live alongside their grief. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Ms. Dilworth is an affiliate of PsychExperts & Associates, Inc, located in Baltimore, MD. Drawing on her rich clinical experience, Ms. Dilworth incorporates the most current information on the process of grieving with evidence-based and innovative treatment techniques that clinicians can immediately use in their practice. As the author of the books 11 Tools to Help Manage the Aftermath of Trauma and Types of Grief she is also the Host of Managing My Grief Podcast. Ms. Dilworth has a history of being the Founder of a nonprofit organization, being Co-Host of an afternoon radio talk show, and starting multiple businesses. Ms. Dilworth received her Master’s in Community Counseling from Oklahoma State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Live Event – Cognitive Processing Therapy: Learn it Step-By-Step!

Live Event – Cognitive Processing Therapy: Learn it Step-By-Step!

**This is a special two-day, 12-CE live webinar event** Learn all 12 sessions of CPT start-to-finish and step-by-step!

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) has long been recognized as an evidence-based therapy for the treatment of psychological trauma, and has even been declared a “best practice” for the treatment of PTSD by the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. However, CPT training is difficult to obtain outside of an agency setting, which limits many clinicians’ trauma treatment skillset. This two-day training introduces attendees to CPT, step-by-step, teaching each of the 12 CPT sessions. The cognitive skills taught in CPT, both alone and when integrated with other trauma treatment approaches, can facilitate fast recovery in some of your most traumatized clients. Don’t miss this rare training opportunity!

 

 

Cost: $300 – Want to attend this event and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $29.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

IMPORTANT: Please pay attention to the times for Day 1 and Day 2 below, as they are non-standard and different for Friday and Saturday.

 

**Special 2-day, 12-CE Live event**

 

Day 1: Friday, February 10, 2023, 11:00am – 5:30pm CST / 12:00pm – 6:30pm ET / 9:00am – 3:30pm PT

Day 2: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 9:00am – 5:00pm CST / 10:00am – 6:00pm ET / 7:00am – 3:00pm PT

 

*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). State the three ways to approach trauma treatment.

b). Describe the cognitive theory of PTSD.

c). Name the five themes of trauma.

d). Define “stuck point.”

e). Complete an A-B-C sheet.

f). Name two self-report tools CPT encourages.

g). Explain the difference between CPT and CPT-C.

h). Describe how clients complete the Impact Statement.

i). State one common stuck point related to safety.

j). State one common stuck point related to control.

k). Identify two brain areas associated with brain change after completing cognitive therapies.

l). Describe how CPT may be integrated with other therapeutic modalities.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this live webinar event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials (including the link to view live events) are made available to webinar and in-person attendees 24-48 hours before the event start time. Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.