Anitdepressant Drug Effects and Depression Severity: A Patient-Level Meta-analysis

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Antidepressant Drug Effects and Depression Severity: A Patient-Level Meta-analysis
by Jay C. Fournier, MA, Robert J. DeRubeis, PhD, Steven D. Hollon, PhD, Sona Dimidjian, PhD, Jay D. Amsterdam, MD, Richard C. Shelton, MD, Jan Fawcett, MD.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), volume 303, number 1, 47-53
1.0 hours of CE Credit     -----   Intermediate Level         

This study looks at the relative benefit of placebo over medication for the treatment of depression across a wide range of initial symptom severity in patients diagnosed with depression.  Findings demonstrate that the magnitude of benefit for medication compared to placebo increases with the severity of depression.

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Loving-Kindness and Compassion Meditation: Potential for Psychological Interventions

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Loving-Kindness and Compassion Meditation: Potential for Psychological Interventions by  Stefan G.Hoffman, Paul Grossman, and Devon E. Hinton (2011)
Clinical Psychology Review, 31 (7), pp. 1126-1132

1.0 hours of CE credit

This study discusses the benefits of mindfulness meditation, and looks at research being done on the benefits of loving kindness and compassion meditation in a number of areas such as immune system function and mood.  Authors veiw LKM and CM as potentially helpful tools useful for reducing stress, increasing positive mood and decreasing depression and anxiety

Journal Article.  11 pages of text,  3+ pages of references, tables

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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 2nd edition

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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 2nd edition
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD

5.0 hours of CE credit   --------    Introductory level

A premise of this book is that violence is anything that hurts people – whether it is active, physical violence or passive, emotional violence. This passive/emotional violence is often related to the language we use in expressing ourselves, and it is this form of violence that is often the more insidious. Dr. Rosenberg states, “Believing that it is our nature to enjoy giving and receiving in a compassionate manner, I have been preoccupied most of my life with two questions:  What happens to disconnect us from our compassionate nature, leading us to behave violently and exploitively?  And conversely, what allows some people to stay connected to their compassionate nature under even the most trying circumstances?”  (p. 1)
44-question true/false + multiple choice test
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Tribal and Shamanic-Based Social Work Practice: A Lakota Perspective

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Tribal and Shamanic-Based Social Work Practice:  A Lakota Perspective by Richard W. Voss, Victor Douville, Alex Little Soldier and Gayla Twiss (1999)

Social Work, 44(3), 228-241.

1.0 hours of CE credit                      Intermediate Level

This study looks at how the social work literature to date of publication views the Native American people as a "problem group" and explains the world-view of the Lakota people and how it differs from the dominant Western view.  Even though this paper is written by and for social workers, we believe that it is an important paper for people other mental health and helping professions.  So little is written about this topic in our literature (attested to by our literature search for more recent material), and this is vital information from for both dominant Western people learning about how to approach and help this particular set of cultural groups (Native Americans) and learning from Native American culture things that would surely enhance the domiinant culture in many ways.

This paper is not in the public domain and must be obtained either from a library or from the publisher. BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THIS COURSE please make sure you can get it from a library or online from a college or university data base OR THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY THE PUBLISHER FOR THE ARTICLE.

Additionally, you may be able to obtain the article free of charge if you are a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Here is a link to the article access on the publisher's site:   CLICK HERE

Journal article:  12 pages of text + 3 pages of references

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The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality

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The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality (2005)
        by The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)       NY: Random House / Broadway Books

6.0 hours of CE credit    -------------------   Intermediate Level

This is essentially an essay in ten chapters on the relationship between the quest for knowledge using the methods of science and the methods of contemplative Buddhism.  The Dalai Lama explains to us the methods of Buddhist contemplation and states that the quest, like that of science, is to find the truth.  In Buddhism, he says, the focus is on consciousness and sentience, and the quest is empirical, but internal.  Where Western science sees mind as an expression or function of brain.  Of interest to those who study and use mindfulness methods or Buddhist practice or those interested in science and spirituality.  Beautifully written by one of our greatest and most influential leaders.

42-question multiple choice + true/false test

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Cooking Slowly: Where is Psychotherapy Practice Headed? And Do We Want to Go There?

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by Chris D. Cooper, PhD

2.0 hours of CE credit   --------    Introductory to intermediate level

This 36-page booklet is based on a presentation made by Dr. Cooper on June 6, 2014 at Children’s Friend, Inc. of Worcester, MA.  It begins with some thoughts about culture and paradigms, and uses an old story about a frog sitting in water that is slowly heated until he cooks without noticing as the metaphor for what is happening now in psychology and the practice of psychotherapy.  Included are sections about how we come to know what we know and what exactly drives scientific discovery in the directions it seems to automatically take.  It looks at incentives such at the 2014 B.R.A.I.N. Initiative and funding for scientific projects, and considers both the upside of the current focus on the brain and neuroscience as well as exploring the considerable downside.  In addition, some alternative ways of viewing mental health treatment are considered.


18-question true/false + multiple choice test

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Relational - Cultural Therapy

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Relational-Cultural Therapy (2010) Judith V. Jordan.  (Theories of Psychotherapy Series, J. Carlson and M. Englar-Carlson, series editors.).  Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.

 

3.0 hours of CE credit    ------------------------------------   introductory to intermediate level

 

This short and very readable book is part of the  Theories of Psychotherapy Series published by the American Psychological Association.  It is a clear explication of the theory and practice of Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) which grew out of the work of Jean Baker Miller and her colleagues at Wellesley College and Harvard University.  The book includes chapters on History, Theory, The Therapy Process, Evaluation (of RTC), Future Developments, and a Summary.  This theory, at it’s most basic, posits that all human growth and development occurs in the context of relationship, that pathology comes from disconnection and isolation, and that the healing power of psychotherapy lies in the mutual, reciprocal, growth-fostering relationship between client and therapist.

 

20-question true-false and multiple choice test

 

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Stand Up! Speak Out! (TM)

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Stand Up! Speak Out! TM: Empowering Skills for Girls' Friendships by Melissa J. Johnson, PhD

4.0 hours of CE credit   --------    Intermediate level

This 144-page spiral-bound Stand Up, Speak Out!TM workbook provides information and activities to help elementary-aged girls build skills to navigate the complexities of their social world. It is built on a theoretical and research foundation of social and emotional learning, relational resilience and hardiness zones, empowerment and resistance, mindfulness, and interpersonal neurobiology. Stand Up, Speak Out!TM also explores the role of social aggression in the clash between two opposing cultural demands on girls; the demand for girls today to be powerful and assertive and the cultural mantra to “be nice and kind.” Through activities like, “Friendly Thoughts Mindfulness” and “Self-Care Charades” participants will learn how to engage girls in fun activities, calming mindfulness, and thought-provoking discussions about their social climate.   

The workbook is available from the Institute for Girls' DevelopmentYou can order it online from the Institute by clicking THIS LINK.

Workbook / Curriculum - 144 pages

28-question true/false + multiple choice test
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Measuring a Journey without Goal: Meditation, Spirituality and Physiology (2015) Heather Buttle

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Measuring a Journey without Goal:  Meditation, Spirituality, and Physiology by Heather Buttle (2015),  BioMed Research INternational,  Article ID 891671

1.0 hours of CE credit

This review article points to the physiological benefits of meditation, contrasts mindfulness meditation with Benson's relaxation response, briefly describes some criticisms to meditation outside of the context of spiritual or ethical principles, and argues that study of the spritual practices and benefits of meditation can assist secular research into the practice, benefits and effects of meditation.

Journal Article.  6 pages of text, 2+ pages of references

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