Course Description

*This selection is for the Final Exam only. Access to the book, Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Adults, is required to complete the exam. If you already have access to the book, click the "Buy" button above to continue. To purchase the complete Online Course, which includes a PDF of the book, click here.

This program concentrates on issues associated with the assessment and treatment of adults. Topics covered include: using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression; examining clinical and ethical issues associated with the assessment and treatment of the elderly; assessing and treating nightmares; applying cognitive therapy techniques for adult ADHD; treating late-life insomnia; the clinical applications of medical hypnosis; building an ethical practice; using dialectical behavior therapy for severe and chronic problems; HIPAA and confidentiality; confronting boundary issues when treating divorcing families; combining psychopharmacology and psychotherapy; using family intervention for schizophrenia; the clinical and ethical issues involved when treating impaired drivers.

14 CE credits/hours (including 2 ethics credits), 140 questions


Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level

Intermediate

Learning Objectives

  • Apply mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression.
  • Discuss clinical and ethical issues associated with the assessment and treatment of the elderly.
  • Describe the assessment and treatment of nightmares.
  • Demonstrate cognitive therapy for adult ADHD.
  • Explain the behavioral treatment of late-life insomnia.
  • Summarize clinical applications of medical hypnosis.
  • Practice behavior therapy for severe and chronic problems.
  • Recognize boundary issues when treating divorcing families.
  • Describe how to combine pharmacology and psychotherapy.
  • Explain family intervention for schizophrenia.
  • Discuss clinical and ethical issues when treating impaired drivers.

Leon VandeCreek, PhD

Leon VandeCreek, PhD, is Past Dean and Professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University.  He has been awarded the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and he is a Fellow of several American Psychological Association divisions.  His interests include professional training and ethical/legal issues related to professional education and practice.  He has authored and coauthored more than 180 professional presentations and publications including 22 books and book chapters for which he was coauthor or editor.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Statement of Understanding

    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  • 2

    "Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Adults" - Final Exam

    • "Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Adults" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  • 3

    CE Program Evaluation

    • Evaluation Questionnaire