Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This free introductory course, from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), gives a brief update on the various facets of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It details the core symptoms, including behavioral manifestations of each, notes what is known about its causes, and lists the components of a comprehensive diagnostic protocol. It also describes a multifaceted treatment approach that includes combined medication, psychotherapy, and behavioral therapy. The course includes sections on comorbid disorders, dealing with ADHD at school, and treating it in teens and adults.

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Overview

CE Credit: 1 Hours (0.1 CEUs)
Target Audience: Psychology, Counseling, Social-Work, Occupational-Therapy, Marriage-and-Family, Dietetics-and-Nutrition
Learning Level: Introductory

Course Abstract
Alzheimer’s disease is an increasing concern for the aging American population. It is important for healthcare providers to have a basic familiarity with the disease, in order to provide adequate diagnosis, treatment, and referrals. This course, based on documents from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides an overview of the prevalence, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as information about caregiving and caregiver support. As such, this course is relevant to all clinicians who work with elderly individuals, their families, and their caretakers.

Learning Objectives
1. Describe Alzheimer’s disease, including common symptoms and risk factors
2. Explain how Alzheimer’s disease compares to other forms of dementia
3. Describe how Alzheimer’s disease effects the brain compared to the healthy aging process
4. Describe the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and its comorbidity with other health problems
5. List common concerns of caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Overview

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Overview
CE Credit: 1 Hours (0.1 CEUs)
Target Audience: Psychology Counseling Social-Work Occupational-Therapy Marriage-and-Family Dietetics-and-Nutrition
Learning Level: Introductory

Course Abstract
This course summarizes the symptoms, causes and treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children, adolescents, and adults. Included are discussions about differential diagnosis, assessment protocols, what is known about the causes of ADHD, and which educational, behavioral, and pharmacological interventions have been demonstrated in recent research to be superior to other treatments.

Learning Objectives
1. Differentiate symptoms that are diagnostic of ADHD from those that are not
2. Differentiate factors that cause ADHD from those that do not
3. Name two treatments shown by the MTA study to be superior to others
4. Identify the responsibilities of the school in educating students with ADHD

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Treatment for Persons with HIV

Treatment for Persons with HIV
Standard CEU Hours: 2
NBCC CEU Hours: 1

Course Description
This course focuses on mental health treatment for HIV-infected persons along with the most commonly found mental disorders.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

1) List the most common mental disorders found in HIV-infected clients

2) Describe the challenges faced when assessing and diagnosing HIV-infected substance-abusing clients

3) Describe the stages-of-diagnosis model used when structuring groups for HIV-infected clients

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