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Counselors, coaches and sober companions help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Addictions and Mental Health issues each year. Learn about the current research and practical counseling tools to improve your skills and provide the best possible services. Counselor Toolbox targets counselors, coaches and companions, but can also provide useful counseling self-help tools for persons struggling with these issues and their loved ones. AllCEUs is an approved counseling continuing education provider for addiction and mental health counselors in most states. Counseling CEUs are available for each episode.

Counselor Toolbox Podcast Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

    • Education
    • 4.7, 273 Ratings

Counselors, coaches and sober companions help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Addictions and Mental Health issues each year. Learn about the current research and practical counseling tools to improve your skills and provide the best possible services. Counselor Toolbox targets counselors, coaches and companions, but can also provide useful counseling self-help tools for persons struggling with these issues and their loved ones. AllCEUs is an approved counseling continuing education provider for addiction and mental health counselors in most states. Counseling CEUs are available for each episode.

    PTSD Exploring the Functional Nature of Symptoms

    PTSD Exploring the Functional Nature of Symptoms

    From a survival standpoint, the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress make a lot of sense. We will explore the possible reasons for these symptoms and interventions that can be used to assist clients in creating a resilient recovery narrative.

    • 55 min
    Treatment Planning and ReAssessment

    Treatment Planning and ReAssessment

    Objectives

    Review multiple ways of writing treatment plans including using the integrative summary, FARS, CANS, ASAM and LOCUS
    Review pitfalls in writing effective treatment plans and how to avoid them
    Review the purpose of the reassessment and best practices for documentation
    Identify time-effective methods for completing treatment plans and reassessments

    • 43 min
    Treatment for People with Borderline Parents

    Treatment for People with Borderline Parents

    Objectives
    ~ Review the characteristics of BPD
    ~ Compare and contrast BPD with addictive behaviors
    ~ Examine ways to implement the activities presented in the book in a group format
    Characteristics of BPD
    ~ Poorly developed, or unstable self-image, often associated with excessive self-criticism
    ~ Difficulty recognizing the feelings & needs of others
    ~ Interpersonal hypersensitivity (i.e., prone to feel slighted or insulted)
    ~ Perceptions of others tend to focus on negative attributes or vulnerabilities.

    • 58 min
    Life Skills

    Life Skills

    - Review common life skills
    Communication Skills

    - Types
    - Written
    - Nonverbal
    - Oral

    • 56 min
    Relaxation and Recreation Activities

    Relaxation and Recreation Activities

    Objectives
    ~ Review the function of mindfulness and a variety of mindfulness techniques
    ~ Explore the concept of relaxation
    ~ Identify different methods of relaxation

    • 54 min
    The Neurobiological Impact of Trauma and Addiction

    The Neurobiological Impact of Trauma and Addiction

    -Post-traumatic stress disorder: the
    neurobiological impact of psychological trauma
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2011 Sep; 13(3): 263-278.
    https: //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3182008/

    -This article lays out the many changes and/or
    conditions seen in the brain of people with PTSD.

    -As clinicians, awareness of these changes can help
    us educate patients about their symptoms and
    find ways of adapting to improve quality of life.

    • 53 min

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Wonderful

Truly I have learned a ton. I can’t see my own counselor,so this is a big help!
Thanks Erin

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