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Counselor Toolbox Podcast

Author: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

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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.
330 Episodes
417 -Communicating with the Cognitively ImpairedInstructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhDExecutive Director:, Counselor Education and TrainingPodcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain SurgeryObjectives~Define cognitive impairment~Explore symptoms of cognitive impairment in~Alzheimer’s~Dementias~Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders~Review APA Treatment Guidelines for counselors working with persons with Alzheimer’s~Identify methods for effective communication~Learn how to handle difficult behaviors~Identify specific issues and interventions for a person with a FASDSymptoms of Cognitive Impairment~The development of multiple cognitive deficits manifested by both~(1) memory impairment (impaired ability to learn new information or to recall previously learned information)~(2) one (or more) of the following cognitive disturbances:~(a) aphasia (language disturbance)~(b) apraxia (impaired ability to carry out motor activities despite
416 -Supporting Clients on Medication Assisted TherapiesDr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHCExecutive Director, AllCEUs Counselor EducationPodcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Case Management Toolbox, NCMHCE Exam ReviewCEUs at:– Define MAT– Explore barriers to treatmentWhat is Our Goal– Help people– Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety– Agitation– Sleep disruption– Anhedonia– Fatigue– Feelings of worthlessness and guilt– Stay alive (not overdose or commit suicide)– Be relatively pain free (bidirectional with depression and anxiety)– Be independent– Improve interpersonal relationships– Be financially secure– Be “productive” members of society to their abilityGoals– Pain, financial instability, lack of independence, poor relationships, mood disorders, low self-esteem, lack of effective coping s
415 -Relapse Prevention Groups for Addiction and Mental Health DisordersPart of the Co-Occurring Disorders Recovery Coaching SeriesDr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHCExecutive Director, AllCEUsObjectives~Define Relapse~Identify triggers and warning signs of relapse~Review Relapse Syndrome and possible interventions~Explore the acronym DREAM~Define and identify vulnerabilities~Define and identify exceptions~Develop a relapse prevention planTypes of Relapse~Emotional relapse~Mental relapse~Physical relapse~Behavioral RelapseRelapse Warning Signs~Emotional Cues~Anger and irritability~Anxiety~Depression~Resentment~Mood Swings~Boredom ~Mental Cues~Negativity~All or none thinking~Concentration problems~Memory problems~Rigidity/Problem solving difficulties~Physical Cues~Sleep problems~Appetite problems~Medication noncompliance~Fatigue~Pain~Tension~Social Cues~Unhelpful friends~Isolation~Not asking for help~Se
414 -5 Elements of Motivational Interventions & 5 Principles of Motivational InterviewingInstructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhDExecutive Director:, Counselor Education and TrainingPodcast Host: Counselor Toolbox & Happiness Isn’t Brain SurgeryObjectives– Learn how motivation is dynamic– Explore reasons and methods for enhancing motivation– Identify 3 critical elements of motivation– Delineate the 5 elements of motivational approaches– Review the FRAMES model– Identify ways to deal with resistance– Review how to use decisional balance exercisesWhy Enhance Motivation-– Inspiring change– Preparing clients to enter treatment– Engaging and retaining clients in treatment– Increasing participation and involvement– Improving treatment outcomes– Encouraging a rapid return to treatment if symptoms recur– Creates a therapeutic partnership6 Characteristics of Motivation
Etherapy Ethics

Etherapy Ethics


413 -E-Therapy Ethics2019Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes LMHC, LPC-MHSPCharles Snipes, CTO AllCEUs.comState Laws and Boards~State laws and Board regulations vary considerably~You must know the requirements for your license in the states in which you are licensed and/or certified~Independent practice~E-Therapy~Privacy laws and policies vary between states and entities.Ethical Codes and Etherapy~Guidelines for the Practice of TelepsychologyAmerican Psychological Association (APA)~The ACA 2014 Code of Ethics and Technology: New Solutions to Emerging Problems American Counseling Association (ACA)~ACA 2014 Code of Ethics Section H “Distance Counseling, Technology, and Social Media”~NBCC Policy Regarding the Provision of Distance Professional Services~ISMHO/PSI Suggested Principles for the Online Provision of Mental Health ServicesInternational Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO)~NASW Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice Other Resources~TIP 60: Usi
Violence Prevention in the WorkplaceCEUs available at: Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSPExecutive Director: AllCEUs Counselor EducationPodcast Host: Counselor Toolbox, Case Management ToolboxBased in Part on– Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (2012). Managing and Mitigating Conflict in Health-care Teams. Toronto, Canada: Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.– Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). Preventing violence, harassment and bullying against health workers. 2nd ed. Toronto (ON): RNAO; 2019.Objectives– Define types of violence in the workplace– Explore best practices for preventionTypes of Violence– Type I (Criminal intent): perpetrator has no relationship to the workplace– Type II (Client or customer): perpetrator is a client at the workplace who becomes violent toward a worker or another client– Type III (Worker-to-worker): perpetra
411 -Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for PTSDCEUs available at: Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSPExecutive Director, AllCEUs Counselor EducationPodcast Host: Counselor Toolbox Podcast, Case Management Toolbox PodcastObjectives– Review the symptoms of PTSD– Explore interventions in the following areas– Cognitive: Including ACT, DBT and CPT– Behavioral: Including exercise, sleep, nutrition and relaxation PTSD Symptoms– Re-experiencing the traumatic event (Intrusion)– Intrusive, upsetting memories of the event– Flashbacks– Nightmares– Feelings of intense distress when reminded– Intense physical (panic) reactions to reminders– PTSD symptoms of avoidance and emotional numbing– Avoiding reminders of the trauma– Inability to remember important aspects of the trauma– Loss of interest in activities and life in general–
Mental Health Aspects of Bariatric SurgeryObjectives– Learn about bariatric surgery– Explore reasons for the surgery and increase in popularity– Identify the psychosocial outcomes of bariatric surgery– Identify common presenting issues in persons seeking bariatric surgery– Explore current recommendations for assessment protocols and presurgical preparation for bariatric surgery– Identify postoperative mental and physical health issues which may occur and need to be addressedTypes of Bariatric Surgery– Bariatric surgeries all aim to make the stomach smaller so it can hold less food through removal, banding or bypassing.– Some surgeries also bypass part of the small intestine which inhibits calorie as well as nutrient absorption– Long-term weight loss is associated health improvements– Concerns have been raised about potential ongoing risks of mental health disorders, including substance abuse, self-harm and suicida
Enhancing Healthy Adolescent DevelopmentDr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHCExecutive Director: AllCEUs Counselor EducationHost: Counselor Toolbox Podcast, Case Management Toolbox PodcastObjectives– Identify the developmental tasks of adolescents and what can be done to facilitate those– Review unique points to remember when dealing with adolescents– Identify protective factors– Identify antecedents to high risk behaviors– Brainstorm ways to address antecedents with the individual, in school, in communities and in familiesDevelopmental Tasks of AdolescencePoints to Remember– Adolescents are competent individuals with strengths and potential– Adolescents are diverse in their developmental stages and their abilities to comprehend and respond to specific tasks and expectations.– Adolescent behavior is meaningful to the adolescent.– Adolescents desire a sense of belonging, wish to participate in decisions, and have
Ethics Self-Care And Burnout

Ethics Self-Care And Burnout


408 -Ethics, Burnout & Self Care in Human Service ProfessionsDr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC-MHSPCounselor Toolbox PodcastObjectives– Identify signs and causes of burnout– Explore techniques for burnout preventionIs Self Care an Ethical Issue– Burnout is associated with suboptimal care and reduced patient safety. 1, 3, 4– High demands are associated with greater risk of burnout, regardless of level of other work supports. 2– Suboptimal care can negatively impact the public’s view of the profession and deter people from seeking treatment– 26% of MAT counselors in one study reported burnout– Depersonalization is characterized by loss of empathy andYour Brain on Stress– Even mild acute uncontrollable stress can cause a rapid and dramatic loss of prefrontal cognitive abilities.– Prolonged stress exposure –> Anatomical changes in prefrontal nerve cells and amygdala enlargement– Focus, Attention– Se
Comments (9)

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

Alyssa Guardiana

new to this... :) lets try

May 1st

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Simple, yet thought-provoking...

Apr 4th

Joe Sznicer

Very good podcast

Mar 11th

Cassie Marie Jones

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Jacob Bacinski

great information. concise presentation. SO good.

Aug 30th

Kristine Hughes

As a Recreation Therapist, I could not love the content of this podcast more than I do.

Jul 25th
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