Illinois Social Work CE Requirements 15-Hour Package
Courses included in this package. Click on a course to learn more.
- Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: Symptoms, Stages, and Communication Strategies 1
Course release date: 12/15/2022
About the Course
As a major cause of physical and mental disability, and increased functional dependency, AD affects not only the patient but the caregiver as well. Allied healthcare providers will play a major role in education, communication, and treatment of this disease, and the research shows that their interaction is with the patient and their respective support team. Learning about ADRD, the impact on the brain, AD stages and symptoms, and caregiver burden will enable you to better serve this population. This course will provide insight into the disease allowing you to have deeper understanding into the lives of patients and those who care for them.
- Cultural Humility in Behavioral Health 3Release Date: January 15, 2023
The purpose of this education program is to present an introduction to cultural humility and offers tools for psychologists and other behavioral healthcare professionals to use when working with patients from diverse backgrounds in a culturally humble manner.
- Ethics in Behavioral Health Documentation: Reasons, Risks, and Rewards 3Release Date: 7/10/23About the courseThis basic-level course will help practitioners approach documentation in a way that is guided not solely by what is mandated, but by what is mutually beneficial to all stakeholders in the documentation process: The practitioner, the agency, the funding source, and - most of all - the clients.
- Healthcare Management of Patients with Substance Use Disorders 1
Course Release Date: 8/1/2022
About the course
Substance use disorder is widespread, varies from culture to culture, and covers a vast array of mind-altering substances. The purpose of this course is to help healthcare workers in their treatment of patients with substance use disorders, also called SUDs, and to provide patients with the tools and interventions to pursue a lifestyle on their own absent from substance use disorder. The treatment for SUDs includes in- and outpatient programs, a multimodal treatment approach, possible pharmacological treatments, and behavioral therapy. This course helps to prepare healthcare professionals to recognize SUDs, suggest treatments, provide important motivation and encouragement, and assist with self-management skills that will help with a successful recovery.
- Pain Assessment and Management 2Release Date: March 12, 2020
About the Course:
The purpose of this basic-level course is to elaborate on the definition of pain and its perception, factors hampering pain management, assessment of a client for pain, and interventions to improve function in clients with pain. The goal is to provide evidence-based practices that the health professional can use when working with clients who have pain.
- Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace for Illinois Professionals, 2nd edition 1
Release Date: 7/10/2023
About the course
This basic-level course will help Illinois Healthcare professionals identify sexual harassment in the workplace, prevent it, and take appropriate action if it occurs.
- Suicide Risk in Adults: Assessment and Intervention, 2nd Edition 3Course Release Date: 5/10/22
About the Course
The purpose of this course is to assist clinicians in understanding factors that contribute to suicidal behavior, conducting comprehensive suicide risk assessments, and engaging patients in brief, empirically-supported interventions to reduce risk of death. This course meets an increasing demand of many mental health professionals seeking information about working with suicidal clients and conducting empirically-supported suicide risk assessments. This intermediate-level course is designed for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, educators, community-based program administrators, providers, and psychologists. The course will cover major risk factors, demographics and warning signs for suicidal behavior, as well as provide guidance on clinical risk assessment and options for intervention. Although the information presented here is useful to many mental health providers, no continuing education course can provide all the information that may be required in working with each individual who comes for help. It is therefore important that mental health providers consult knowledgeable colleagues, review the most recent articles and books on the topic of suicide, read and understand the risk-management practices of their agency, and maintain awareness of applicable local and state laws concerning the management and referral of suicidal persons. References and resources for those interested in pursuing further education on this topic are provided at the end of the course.
- Understanding Implicit Bias in Healthcare 1Course Release date: 1/15/2023
This course provides a historical context of race and racism and its relationship to the development of racial implicit bias. Research indicates that implicit bias in healthcare contributes to healthcare inequities. By increasing awareness of the many facets of implicit bias, discussing scenarios specific to healthcare that direct relate to patient care, and facilitating thought processes and discussions around the issue, individual healthcare providers can improve the spectrum of care.