Course Description

*This complete Online Course includes a PDF of the book, Isolated and Alone: Therapeutic Interventions for Loneliness, and the Final Exam. If you have access to the book and want to purchase the Final Exam only, click here.

This program examines the research into and theory behind loneliness, provides examples of clinical experience, and gives you therapeutic suggestions when encountering clients who are suffering from loneliness. The presenters explain the relationship of loneliness to other mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, and to quality of life, general health, financial status, LGBT status, and social media, among many.

3 CE credits/hours, 30 questions

Target Audience

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

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Discuss loneliness as a psychotherapy issue.

  • Present psychological constructs of loneliness.

  • Describe the effects of loneliness on physical health and mental health.

  • Explain psychotherapeutic interventions for loneliness.

Jackson Rainer, PhD, ABPP, & Johnathan Martin, EdS

Jackson Rainer, PhD, ABPP, is a board certified clinical psychologist who completed his doctorate in counseling psychology in 1986.  He is nationally known and respected as a psychotherapist, teacher, and supervisor.  In urban and rural settings, he has directed community mental health institutions and agencies, practiced psychotherapy with children, adults, couples, and families, and taught in universities and professional settings for a practice life that spans more than 25 years.  His hybrid of professional service is now consolidated into a national consulting practice for psychotherapy and supervision.  Dr. Rainer serves as Department Chair of Psychology and Counseling at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia.  He is a former chair of the Publication Board for Division 29, Psychotherapy, of the American Psychological Association, and is on the editorial and publication boards of seven psychology journals.  He specializes in work surrounding the crisis of loss due to catastrophic, chronic, and terminal illness.Johnathan Martin, EdS, is an emerging psychologist, currently in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Georgia Southern University.  Over the past 5 years, Mr. Martin has enjoyed opportunities to work with children, adolescents, and adults in both individual and group settings.  The breadth of his experience spans inpatient, community mental health, independent practice, and college venues located in rural settings of western North Carolina and southern Georgia.  Now entering into his fourth year of teaching as an Adjunct Professor, Mr. Martin is the recent recipient of the 2011-2012 Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies Excellence in Instruction award for Georgia Southern University.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • PDF Book (downloadable/printable)

  3. 3
    • "Isolated and Alone: Therapeutic Interventions for Loneliness" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  4. 4
    • Evaluation Questionnaire