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Counselor Toolbox Podcast

Author: AllCEUs Counseling CEUs

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Counselors, coaches and sober companions help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Addictions and Mental Health issues each year. Learn about the current research and practical counseling tools to improve your skills and provide the best possible services. Counselor Toolbox targets counselors, coaches and companions, but can also provide useful counseling self-help tools for persons struggling with these issues and their loved ones. AllCEUs is an approved counseling continuing education provider for addiction and mental health counselors in most states. Counseling CEUs are available for each episode.
489 Episodes
Objectives ~ Learn about hepatitis and its prevalence ~ Identify the consequences of hepatitis ~ Explore the impact of hepatitis on mental health and effective interventions
Objectives ~ Define and examine the prevalence of HBP and CVD ~ Explore the impact of HBP and CVD on mental health ~ Identify strategies to improve wellness while living with HBP/CVD
~ Explore the role of the endocannabinoid system in ~ Mood disorders ~ Cognitive disorders ~ Autoimmune and inflammatory disorders ~ Pain ~ Stress
~ Define the three types of prevention ~ Review risk factors for abuse ~ Identify strategies for preventing abuse and neglect ~ Discuss reasons prevention programs fail 3 Types of Prevention ~ Primary: Keep it from happening ~ Secondary: Prevent worsening ~ Caregiver: Verbally abusive or neglectful caregiver ~ Child or Elder: Anxiety, depression, low self esteem ~ Tertiary: Prevent additional issues
Objectives - The Goal of ACT - What is Mindfulness? - How Does ACT Differ from Other Mindfulness-based Approaches? - What is Unique to Act? - Destructive Normality - Experiential Avoidance - Therapeutic Interventions - Confronting the Agenda - Control is the Problem, Not the Solution - Six Core Principles of ACT
Objectives - Why was DBT created - Understanding Emotional Dysregulation - Identify DBT assumptions about clients and therapists - Explore skills to help clients learn - Distress Tolerance - Emotional Regulation - Interpersonal Effectiveness
Explore ways to teach Cognitive behavioral interventions in group
Sponsored by BetterHelp. Clinicians, sign up with BetterHelp to increase your bookings and work from teh comfort of your own home. Co-Occurring Disorders Current Evidence Based Treatments Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Objectives ~ Review current research on evidence based and promising practices for Co-Occurring Disorders Intro ~ Most people with addictions also have other co-occurring […]
Objectives ~ Child Abuse Awareness: Types, Prevalence, Indicators and Impact
Objectives ~ Define Neuro-Atypical ~ Explore how they may experience the world differently ~ Reflect on experiences not traumatic to people who are neurotypical may be traumatic to those who are neuroatypical ~ Hypothesize about how common parenting practices might be traumatic and overwhelming to the infant/toddler who is neuro-atypical ~ ACEs in individuals who are neuroatypical ~ TIC for people who are neuroatypical
Pharmacology of Alcohol

Pharmacology of Alcohol


Objectives ~ Explore the impact of alcohol on neurotransmitters and major bodily systems Intro ~ Heavy drinking worsens morbidity from chronic disease as it exacerbates the effects of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hepatitis, and interferes with the metabolism and therapeutic actions of various medications ~ According to the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture, moderate drinking is up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.
Summary ~ Thyroid hormones can be altered by physical or emotional stress ~ Thyroid hormones via the HPT axis are intertwined with the HPA-Axis –dysfunction in one produces dysfunction in the other ~ Many cognitive, affective and behavioral symptoms commonly seen in behavioral health settings may have some underpinnings in thyroid dysfunction ~ Mental health clinicians can educate patients about the far-reaching impact of thyroid hormones; help them address cognitive and emotional stress and trauma and address sleep and circadian rhythms.
*Podcast had to be done with a backup microphone, I apologize for the sound quality. Sponsored by BetterHelp. Clinicians, sign up with BetterHelp to increase your bookings and work from the comfort of your own home. Objectives ~ Define the impact of disabilities on the 7 categories of functional capacity ~ Explore unique challenges for people with disabilities ~ Identify attitudinal, procedural and treatment barriers and methods to mitigate them ~ Review other identified behavioral targets
Sponsored by BetterHelp. Clinicians, sign up with BetterHelp to increase your bookings and work from the comfort of your own home. Objectives ~ Learn what PAWS is ~ Explore why PAWS happens ~ Identify steps to take to reduce and cope with PAWS
Sponsored by BetterHelp. Clinicians, sign up with BetterHelp to increase your bookings and work from the comfort of your own home. #oxytocin #hormones #cheapceus Objectives ~ Learn about the functions of oxytocin ~ Identify how oxytocin may impact mood, cognition, behavior (including addiction) and social functioning ~ Explore current research involving the use of intranasal oxytocin for treatment



Summary - Acetylcholine is not often talked about but is a necessary excitatory neurotransmitter - Acetylcholine interacts with gonadal hormones, thyroid hormones and several neurotransmitters - Acetylcholine is important for energy, memory, attention, regulation of muscle contraction and much more. - Choline is necessary to make acetylcholine - Tyrosine is necessary to make acetylcholine - Too much acetylcholine contributes to anxiety and irritability, too little contributes to anhedonia
Video games, online gambling, online shopping and pornography all have the potential to become problematic Social media also has an addictive quality that can cause withdrawal and exacerbate mood disorders and/or addictions What Makes a Video Game Addictive High Score Beating the Game No Ending to the Game – i.e. Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) Role Playing Novelty/Discovery A good portion of World of Warcraft is spent exploring imaginary worlds, and Minecraft is spent designing new worlds Relationships Acceptance A place to anonymously try out different personas Like other addictions, internet addiction can have physical, social, financial and emotional consequences In our digital age, it is highly unlikely that people can completely unplug. Similar to other behavioral addictions like eating and sex, it is necessary to identify the motivations behind the internet use Additionally, by its very rewarding nature, internet addiction will cause neurochemical imbalances which can lead to depression and apathy.
Based in Part on Brief Therapy with Eating Disorders by Barbara McFarland, and the Overcoming Disordered Eating Protocol by the Centre for Clinical Intervention - Shifting paradigms to one of resourcefulness vs. sickness - Identifying key interviewing questions to develop a strengths-based alliance
Objectives - Core Mindfulness - Walking the Middle Path - Distress Tolerance - Emotion Regulation - Interpersonal Effectiveness - Mindfulness Exercises - DBT Games and Activities Core Mindfulness - Three States of Mind - Reasonable: School Brain, scientist, robot - Emotional: What your heart says - Wise: The logical choice that makes you as happy as possible - Example: Animal rescue - Example: Extracurricular activities
Objectives - BREIFLY review the findings from the research identifying the connection between the brain and the gut - Differentiate gut health from proper nutrition - Identify signs and consequences of poor gut health - Explore the bidirectional relationship between the brain and the gut (second brain) - Identify promising alternative approaches to treating mood (and other) disorders. Overview - Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world according to the World Health Organization. The effectiveness of the available antidepressant therapies is limited. - Data from the literature suggest that some subtypes of depression may be associated with chronic low grade inflammation. - The uncovering of the role of intestinal microbiota in the development of the immune system and its bidirectional communication with the brain have led to growing interest on reciprocal interactions between inflammation, microbiota and depression. - The intestinal microbiota: A new player in depression? Encephale. 2018 Feb;44(1):67-74
Comments (15)

Peter S

Very helpful free content!

Aug 3rd

Iris Huertas

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Apr 21st

Donna Smith

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Dec 8th

Jason Rohman

Thank you for the many relapse prevention tools I can share with my clients! How do I access the charts used for group and individual sessions mentioned in the podcast?

Jun 28th

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May 1st

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Simple, yet thought-provoking...

Apr 4th


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Mar 11th

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Dec 9th

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Nov 22nd

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Aug 30th

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Jul 25th

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