Self-Care for the Helping Professional
  • COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to Co-dependency and the Creation of Healthy Relationships for the counselor, nurse, or other professional
    • This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

    OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
    Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
    1. The concept of co-dependency as part of the addiction process.
    2. Family and relationship dynamics that are commonly seen in systems suffering from substance use disorders.
    3. The differences and commonalities in co-dependency and interdependency.
    4. Co-dependency as a barrier to healthy professional interactions among the helping professions.
    5. Finding and sustaining healthy relationships in private and professional settings.
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  • TARGET AUDIENCE:
    Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to theories of stress and coping and stress management techniquess for the counselor, nurse, or other professional.
    • This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

    OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
    Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
    1. Major theories of Stress and Coping;
    2. Types of stress and stressors;
    3. Health consequences of stress and coping;
    4. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual;
    5. The underlying neurobiology of stress and the relaxation response, as applies to professional self-care and the provision of care for chemically- impaired individuals;
    6. Stress management techniques that can be applied in private and professional settings.

    Course Revised 09/2014

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  • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, and Meditation for the addictions professional.
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