Tag: Therapy

Borderline Personality Disorder

Further explore both the importance of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing and guidelines for specific applications of MI. Topics include a brief review of empathic counseling skills (OARS) and in introduction to directive aspects of MI, dealing with resistance, and recognizing and eliciting change talk.

Youth at Risk

The goal of this training is to give clinicians an overview of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Reality Therapy in working with angry, aggressive clients. Viewers will learn practical strategies on how to work with millennium youth to help them be more academically and socially successful. This training will be especially helpful to those who work with adolescents in a school setting or in a private practice.

Understanding Abusive Men

Ms. Kabitsi defines abusive behavior and illustrates the general pattern of abuse in relationships. She further describes three main types of abusive men. Treatment options and recommendations for interacting with these men are discussed.

Sustaining Appropriate Clinical Boundaries in Home and Community Care

Due to the home and community-based location of their work, community support staff and other in-home care providers have unique challenges in maintaining appropriate clinical boundaries with their clients. In this training, Jan Heumann explores numerous potential pitfalls that can en- snare well-meaning professionals. The Code of Ethics for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners is used to demonstrate how an ethics code can be beneficial in guiding practice.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Clinical Intervention

OCD is characterized by the experience of obsessions and compulsions that greatly affect the quality of an individual’s life. Obsessions are thoughts, feelings, and urges that result in great discomfort. Compulsions are the strategies that people use to decrease or neutralize discomfort experienced by the obsessions. In order to meet the criteria for a diagnosis of OCD, a person must spend 1 hour a day in either mental or behavioral ritual or the obsession must cause great distress and/or it must cause significant problems in their life. Furthermore, OCD has an impact of the individual’s family and other systems of support.In this video, Mr. Mitchell describes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and identifies the criteria for its diagnosis. In addition, Mr. Mitchell describes how OCD is manifested in behavior and identifies treatment options for the disorder. Further discussion centers on how family and other support systems are affected by the person with OCD.

Frontline Ethics: Issues in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling

Ethical issues and dilemmas challenge the practitioner. What are the guiding principles that inform ethical decision-making? How do the codes of ethics under which clinicians practice fit with the guiding principles? This interactive workshop focuses on the use of the guiding principles, the codes of ethics, and practice applications.

Ethics on the Fault Line

Ethical issues and dilemmas challenge the practitioner. What are the guiding principles that inform ethical decision-making? How do the codes of ethics under which clinicians practice fit with the guiding principles? In this program, Peggy Keilholz expands upon the information given in her previous MIMH Training DVD, Frontline Ethics, by further examining the methods professionals use to resolve complicated ethical dilemmas and providing specific examples.

Challenge of Validation

Validation is a critical component of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and a skill which practitioners will need to learn, practice, and fine tune in order to be truly effective. Dr. Ronda Oswalt Reitz talks with us about who benefits most by the use of validation. She also explains in detail the Six Levels of Validation as proposed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the architect of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Understanding and practicing these validation levels will help you as a clinician and the people you serve to engage each other in an open, trusting, therapeutic environment.

Advanced Issues in the Psychological Treatment of Complex Anxiety Disorders

In this program, Dr. Alec Pollard discusses the changes in approaches to treating complex Anxiety Disorders, the move from diagnosis- driven interventions to model-driven interventions, the significant role basic laboratory research plays in the life of the clinician, the use of medications alongside psychotherapies, and near- and far-term research. Treatment resistance and ambivalence, and family inclusion are also addressed.

Compassion Fatigue Resource Kit

MIMH is proud to announce its newest educational tool for mental health professionals: the Surviving Compassion Fatigue kit.
The Surviving Compassion Fatigue kit utilizes the LARC method, which means that it contains resources designed to help the user:

Learn about Compassion Fatigue;
Assess the severity of the syndrome;
Renew well-being and professional satisfaction; and
Commit to an ongoing routine of self-care
Included within this easy-to-use kit are videos, MP3 files, assessment measures, and worksheets – all created to promote the personal well-being of caregiving professionals.