3.0 Hour Continuing Education Credits are provided as a recorded video session if you pass the post-test following the course video content. The certificate of completion will be emailed to you within 10 minutes after passing the post-test.
Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship
Social and Cultural Foundations
Relationships impact our lives in every aspect. Part of having healthy relationships is to be able to understand and identify unhealthy patterns in ourselves and others. This course focuses on treatments and modalities that clinicians can use in a therapeutic setting to help their clients, couples, or families improve their skills working with those struggling with abusive relationships or codependency.
Practical interventions are primarily the focus with a 6.0 hour course also available at Counselor's Choice Award with more information on theory related to codependency.
The seminar reviews the current areas of research on different ways of treating codependent behaviors.
Areas of focus for the course will include the development and use of codependency, understanding Dependent Personality Disorder, attachment styles, and using tools with clients.
This course will complete an overview of the most common questions to use for clients to be able to help you better directly address the underlying problems by using the therapeutic alliance rather than at its cost. In digestible and simple terms, ways of approaching the subject with analogy and exploring values through pointed questions will be reviewed as well
• Be able to define how to examine relationship roles to identify and define unhealthy codependent patterns.
• Apply objective measurements to quantify and understand the impact of unhealthy dependent emotional needs and behaviors.
• Identify and define typical behavioral and emotional patterns in healthy relationships.
• Learn and apply at least one clinical intervention for addressing feelings and behaviors typical in relationship codependency.
1) Introductions and Disclosure
2) Understanding Relationships Styles/Attitudes
a) Identifying healthy vs unhealthy (the blurry line)
b) Attachment styles
a. Model of self and others
b. Love Attitudes Scale
c. “Perfect” relationships
c) Codependency and misdiagnosis/labeling
d) Unhealthy Relationships
e) Healthy Relationships
f) What is Love?
g) The Takeaway
h) Discussion: Possessiveness, interdependence vs codependence?
3) Questions and Answers Other
Course Information: Partial credit/partial attendance is not allowed for this course.
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National Provider Number (NPI): 1417308024
Washington State License Number: LH60827185
Leo DeBroeck, MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP is Child Mental Health Specialist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State. He is CBT Plus certified through the University of Washington and Harborview Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress Center. He has worked full-time at a community health center as a Mental Health therapist with a team of other Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. he has previous experience working with children and adolescents at an intensive inpatient program in Spokane, Washington for several years. He has completed his Masters of Science in clinical psychology with his thesis on factors in suicide. He has published scientific research on young adults related to suicidality. He writes and has published children's therapy books for use in counseling settings. These are published on Amazon, for use in therapy settings addressing grief, addiction, neglect, abuse, self-confidence and others. He is the president and founded an LLC called Counselor's Choice Award that reviews counseling products and therapeutic tools. This also offers Continuing Education Courses. He has taught Continuing Education courses throughout the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He has worked in several different levels of care for mental health treatment including long-term inpatient care, WISe wraparound intensive services, school-based therapy services, and outpatient clinical settings.
NATIONAL BOARD OF CERTIFIED COUNSELORS (NBCC)
Counselor’s Choice Award has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education
Provider, ACEP No. 7344. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
Counselor’s Choice Award is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS (NASW)
Counselor's Choice Award Continuing Education is an National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Washington State Chapter Approved Continuing Education Provider and offers approved clock hours for events that meet Washington State CE Counselors requirements. This workshop has been approved for CEs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (Provider #1975-490)
OKLAHOMA STATE BOARD OF LICENSED ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELORS
Counselor's Choice Award Continuing Education is an Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and offers OSBLADC-approved clock hours for events that meet Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (Provider #20230154)