Webinars & Home Studies for Ohio Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses

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List of Courses

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Webinar: Beyond the Pandemic: Teaching Clients & Patients the ABCs of Resiliency

As healthcare professionals, we support the mental and physical aspects of care with our clients and patients. WE observe the damaging effects of their stress on a daily basis. Stress is a fact of life and it’s not all detrimental. Unfortunately, many cope with stress in ways that compound the problem. There are many healthy ways to manage and cope with stress which require change in feeling, thinking and behaving. Through developing emotional resiliency individuals can bounce back to their normal emotional states regardless of stressful events and pressure. This workshop will teach resiliency techniques to enhance the wellness of our clients/patients.

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Webinar: Mental health issues in older adult patient/client populations

The most common mental illnesses older adult patient/client populations experience include depression, anxiety, dementia, delirium and substance abuse.  Clinicians need to know the signs, symptoms, interventions and treatment strategies to improve care outcomes.  This program will also provide caregiver interventions to support those who are providing non-medical care.


Webinar: Assertiveness: Speaking up for Patient Care

Communicating assertively can increase patient satisfaction, can strengthen decision-making skills, can improve self-esteem, and can result in more satisfying, respectful relationships. Participants will be able to identify factors that prohibit clear and direct communication in patient care settings. Evaluate the dos and don’ts of different communication approaches, and assess the effectiveness of your current communication style. Discover the language, structure, and tone of assertive communication, and its potential to positively impact your patient care experiences and others in your life.

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Webinar: Adopting a Solution Focused Mindset

Have you ever had a client/patient who seemed more interested in focusing on their problems instead of solutions? How do you help someone who gets stuck in a perpetual rut? Encouraging clients to be solution focused means helping them focus on what’s going right, determining what has been helpful in the past, and challenging them about what they can do today to create change. Find out how to help clients acknowledge and break negative patterns, ask empowering questions, and replace excuses with positive action.


Webinar: Realistic Optimism: Improving Life Satisfaction

Is your client’s glass half empty or half full? Optimism has little to do with circumstances and luck and more to do with choices, problem solving and explanatory styles. Long-term pessimism can lead to depression and learned helplessness. But, the goal is not to try and be “happy” all the time. Realistic optimism presents a narrative that includes adversity and challenges in addition to life satisfaction. Learn practical strategies to replace negative thinking with a more positive (and accurate) view.
1) Determine controllable factors to set reasonable expectations.
2) Demonstrate optimistic and pessimistic explanatory styles.
3) Integrate problem-solving strategies to improve client engagement.

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Webinar: Emotional Roots of Clutter

The personal environment clients create often is a physical manifestation of how they are feeling on the inside.  When they feel overwhelmed or frazzled, there’s a good chance that all, or some, of their living space appears the same way.  Clutter has emotional roots.  What’s the source of their accumulation:  Guilt?  Fear? Grief? Anger?  Any of these underlying emotions can result in avoidance, indecision, and lack of motivation.
Learn how to help clients organize their space by getting to the heart of the matter.
This course will provide the student with the following objectives:
1. Evaluate underlying emotions and situations that can manifest in physical clutter.
2. Distinguish differences between temporary disorganization and hoarding behavior.
3. Employ interventions to help clients manage uncomfortable feelings to purge clutter and organize the environment.

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Webinar: Myers Briggs Tools for Supporting and Enhancing Patient Care

Whether the goal is to manage or enhance patient/client care or to maximize
communication in patient care settings, it’s important to identify and understand different communication preferences, styles, and needs. Through the use of Myers Briggs and other assessments, participants will gain more awareness of themselves and others and learn what it takes to create supportive environments that encourage the best possible outcomes and care for those that they provide care for.

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Webinar: The Disease of Addiction; Taking a Closer Look at Opiates Addiction

The disease of addiction has historically been a controversial topic for professionals and consumers alike. Recent scientific advances have revolutionized the understanding of drug abuse and addiction. Addiction is now widely recognized as a chronic, relapsing brain disease. Additionally, the epidemic of opiate addiction requires professionals and consumers proactively understand and monitor medication use that can introduce adolescents through geriatric populations to dependence and addiction. This program will provide a comprehensive overview of addiction, the disease process and the resources available to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction.

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Webinar: Dealing with Difficult and High Maintenance Patients/Clients

Difficult people can be disruptive in our lives. When difficult and high maintenance people emerge in patient/client care settings, challenges to caring can be significant. This workshop identifies common characteristics of difficult people and identifies the importance high maintenance people can have in our clinical settings. Participants will gain insight into the cause of difficult and high maintenance people and how to develop skillful strategies and techniques for effective coping and management. Workshop participants will feel more confident and self-assured when dealing with difficult patients/clients.

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Home Study: Helping Clients Achieve Work-Life Balance

Continuing education clock hour 1.0
A lack of work-life balance can make you sick. According to Joel Goh of Harvard Business School, burned-out employees in the U.S. cost an estimated $125 billion to $190 billion a year in healthcare spending. Unhealthy stress levels can increase symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and manifest in physical symptoms such as poor digestion, headaches, high blood pressure and disrupted eating and sleeping schedules.


Home Study: Suicide and the Elderly; Warning Signs & Intervention Strategies

Continuing education clock hour 1.0
Depression is often not recognized in the elderly. With many symptoms incorrectly attributed to aging, older adults commonly are left untreated for depression and other mental health disorders. The strong relationship between depression and suicide increases risk factors for suicide especially among the elderly. The increase in suicide attempts and actual suicides continues to climb for the elderly. This course will highlight suicide risk factors in the elderly and introduce prevention and treatment strategies.


Home Study: Journaling Techniques for Increasing Client Assertiveness

Continuing education clock hour 1.0
Assertiveness – the ability to stand up for one’s self while respecting others - is a trait that many clients struggle to achieve. Many confuse assertiveness with aggressiveness or fear that speaking assertively will appear rude and make others mad. A lack of assertiveness can result in poor relationships, unresolved conflict, stress, anxiety, and depression. Teaching clients the skills of assertiveness requires that they change their internal dialogue and expectations as much as they change their outward behavior.


Home Study: Breaking the Communication Stalemate: How to Get People Talking When No One is Talking

Continuing education clock hour 1.0
Without careful planning and agreed upon ground rules, conversations can easily lead to more fighting. Many clients have never learned how to effectively communicate, especially when they disagree with the other side or have been emotionally hurt.
This course offers the steps necessary to advance communication past a stalemate including dialogue examples for setting ground rules, responding to attacks, and clarifying issues. It’s suggested that you help clients actually role-play conversations about difficult topics and situations. Many people like to talk “about” what they would say, but when in the actual circumstances, go blank. It’s the difference between talking about exercise and actually exercising. Practicing will be build confidence.

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Home Study: Dementia 101 An Introduction to the Brain with Dementia

Continuing education clock hour 1.0
Increasing numbers of older adults are diagnosed with diseases that cause symptoms of dementia. The challenge for healthcare professionals is to increase their knowledge of these diseases, their specific symptoms and how to support patients and clients to improve care outcomes.


Home Study: The 3 D’s Differentiating Depression, Delirium, and Dementia to improve treatment outcomes in the older adult patient

Continuing education clock hour 1.0
The 3 D’s; Dementia, delirium, and depression are all serious conditions that are particularly common in older people. The similarity in symptoms means the conditions can go undetected and untreated. However, although they may present in similar ways, there are differences in the treatment and support approaches used for each. It is vital that health and care professionals can identify key risks, signs, and symptoms associated with all three conditions so that appropriate support, treatment, and management can be provided.

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Home Study: Legal Issues when someone has Dementia. Who can speak for a person with Dementia?

Continuing education clock hour 1.0
Participants attending this presentation will be able to define for patients/clients and their care-givers, various legal issues and strategies when a person receives a diagnosis of dementia. In order to effectively support patients/clients and care-givers upon diagnosis and throughout the progression of the disease, professionals will be able to educate patients/clients and caregivers about various powers of attorney, the determination of legal capacity to execute a power of attorney (or make other legal decisions,) conservatorships, guardianships, and the process for entering into a guardianship.

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Webinar: Learning boundaries for healthy relationships

1) Define boundaries and explain how they differ within various relationships; personal, professional & client/patient-centered.
2) Identify the contributing factors to boundary development; both healthy and unhealthy.
3) Explain how to establish healthy boundaries within all relationships. Patient/client examples will be explored with the emphasis on how professional behaviors can impact their healthcare experience.