Courses

This workshop will present an introduction to Play Therapy and working with children and their families. It will define play therapy, and briefly discuss relevant theories, as well as various models of play therapy.Information on what play therapy looks like when the child client has a trauma history, as well as working with children's parents and setting limits within sessions will be covered. Finally, the presenter will share clinical examples from her own outpatient work.
This workshop is designed for working professionals and students within the ECU community wanting to learn more about current research on burnout and prevention techniques, such as self-leadership and authentic-leadership.
This workshop will discuss important concepts related to Disaster Case Management. Disaster case management is a process where a case manager serves as a single point of contact for individuals or families who were impacted by a natural or man-made hazard. This person helps households return to a state of self-sufficiency. This workshop will discuss the overview of disaster case management, casework vs case management, and disaster case work components.
Brainspotting is a brain-body based, relational psychotherapy discovered by Dr. David Grand, Ph.D. in 2003 through combining principals of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing with Somatic Experiencing.
This presentation will focus on mental health and substance use concerns thatare facing our emerging adult population (ages 18-24). Special attention willbe given to the unique qualities of this population and some possible barriersfor treatment. Up and coming drugs and alcohol use trends will be reviewedas well as the culture of substance use for this age population. Techniques foraddressing this concerns will be briefly covered as well.
Today, we are living in a society that is changing the way marijuana isviewed. With more than 90 % of people in the United States favor the of useof marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, as compared to 30 % in2000. Currently, 30 states in the U.S have changed policies, legalizingcannabis in some form. The change in policies and the overall prominence ofthe drug have led to heated debates about the benefits and detriments ofcannabis.
This presentation will focus on school-based mental health services, the impact of mental health needs on students and how to integrate mental health into schools to promote student success. Statistics will be shared as well as barriers to treatment. Techniques and interventions utilized in a school setting will be discussed.
It's no secret that yoga does wonders for the body and can calm the mind.And research continues to point to its power to help ameliorate variousailments such as hypertension, pain, and insomnia. Now, there's growingevidence that modified yoga, when taught by specially trained individualsand employed in a therapeutic context, can be a tool of healing andempowerment for people who have experienced trauma.
ECU School of Social Work Clinical Supervision for Addiction Professionals program is a highly structured training program utilizing the most innovative, up-to-date technology and clinical supervision theories. The group will meet twice monthly on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. Once registered, participants will be contacted with scheduling information regarding the first session.

The program is designed to ensure that highly skilled, competent clinicians are prepared to enter the addiction profession. Clinical supervision is the cornerstone of the addiction profession, ensuring quality care for those impacted by substance use disorders. The program is open to all level addiction professionals needing clinical supervision for the initial licensure process or as part of ongoing supervision requirements.

This is one of two modules addressing evidence based strategies for the treatment of sexual trauma. This module will address Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, primarily Prolonged Exposure, for the treatment of sexual trauma. The uniqueness of military sexual trauma and the diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder will be discussed. .
This is the second of two modules addressing evidence based strategies for the treatment of sexual trauma. This lesson will address relational approaches to sexual trauma, primarily Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Participants will consider attachment theory as a useful framework for conceptualizing childhood or adult sexual trauma as well as explore Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) for treating trauma. Specifics of addressing and treating sexual health for an individual or couple will be included.
This module will provide you with key terms associated with post-modern therapies, a brief timeline pertaining to the creation of post-modern therapies, and several post-modern therapy approaches including: the feminist model, the narrative model, and solution focused therapy. There are two video segments which provide further detail on applying the Solution-Focused and Narrative approaches.
This module discusses best practice strategies for some of the more common areas where ethics may be breached. Suggestions for avoiding ethical violations and prevailing ethical standards to deal with various dilemmas are presented. The module ends with a brief discussion on responding when ethical breaches happen.
This module contextualizes military marriages, details criteria for diagnosing PTSD, and outlines military factors that increase likelihood of PTSD. This module also discusses psychosocial factors common in military marriages, such as secondary stress, and relationships between physical, psychological, and social health risks for military couples. The module ends with applications for working with these couples.
This module includes historical and theoretical background, brief assessment and treatment techniques, and resources for the public and professionals. More specifically, the history of family therapy and systems and cybernetic theory are initially presented. Following this is a discussion of the family life cycle and brief family system assessment. The module concludes with a presentation of brief interventions for common family therapy issues.
This module prepares students to become familiar with the historical development of Contextual Family Therapy and its application. Included here are discussions of the four key dimensions of Contextual Family Therapy along with introductions to the concepts of relational ethics as well as obligations and entitlements. An in-depth case presentation is used to facilitate application of these ideas.
This module was designed to give a brief introduction to family systems theory. It will cover the historical groundwork of Systems Theory as well as its development into family systems theory. Information on the basic assumptions as well as the main concepts and terminology will be introduced. The final portion of this module covers practical application of systems theory to clinical work with individuals, families, couples, and larger systems.
This module covers the history of the biopsychosocial approach and its tenets. Application of the biopsychosocial approach to case vignettes and its use in the military are reviewed.
This module provides a review of aspects of military life that may complicate effective mental health treatment. Different scenarios in which couple separations due to military deployments may impact maternal health and family well-being are presented. Interventions and application of techniques are also included in this presentation.
This module reviews the groundwork for motivating families alongside basic Motivational Interviewing techniques and principles. Supported areas for effective Motivational Interviewing intervention are provided.
American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED certification provides citizens responders with the knowledge necessary in an emergency to help recognize a life-threatening emergency and to sustain life until advanced medical help arrives. This certification course is geared for individuals who do not have current certification in Adult CPR/AED.
American Red Cross Basic Life Support CPR/AED with first aid re-certification provides citizens responders with the knowledge necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. This recertification course is geared for individuals whose certification is current or getting ready to expire.
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course trains instructor candidates to teach first aid, CPR and/or AED to clients, employees, co-workers, students or community members. This ARC Blended Learning program requires candidates to complete an online component (1.5 hrs) followed by in class content (8.5 hrs) where candidates will practice and demonstrate competence.

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