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Mental Health Information
March 2017 - Vol. 21 Issue 3
Published by At Health, LLC

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  1. Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
  2. Predictors of Cognitive Function and Recovery 10 Years after Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Children
  3. Mind-Body Therapies for Headache
  4. You’re an Adult. Your Brain, Not So Much
  5. Academic Effects of Concussion in Children and Adolescents
  6. Traumatic Brain Injury In the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation
  7. When Brain Meets Body
  8. Understanding Addiction: How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
  9. Brain Anatomy
  10. Confirmed: ADHD Brain Is Different

EMDR Therapy: Treating OCD and Related Disorders

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Edited by a leading EMDR scholar and practitioner, the course content delivers step-by-step protocols that enable practitioners
to enhance their expertise more quickly when treating clients or groups of clients with these conditions. For each topic, the authors
include relevant questions for history taking, helpful resources and explanations, frequently used negative and positive cognitions,
and information on case conceptualization and treatment planning.

The CE course is for practitioners who have had some experience with EMDR, and it is designated as intermediate to advanced.

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1.  Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
This infographic highlights TBI facts. In the U.S., an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year.

2.  Predictors of Cognitive Function and Recovery 10 Years After Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Children
The purpose of this study was to plot recovery of cognitive and functional skills after early childhood TBI to 10 years post-injury and to identify the contribution of injury, environment, pre-injury characteristics, and acute functional recovery.

3. Mind-Body Therapies for Headache
Mind-body therapies such as biofeedback, cognitive behavior therapy, hypnosis, meditation, and relaxation training can affect neural substrates and have been shown to be effective treatments for various types of headache.

4. You’re an Adult. Your Brain, Not So Much
How old does someone have to be to be sentenced to death? When should someone get to vote?
Can an 18-year-old give informed consent?

5. Academic Effects of Concussion in Children and Adolescents
This study provides initial evidence of a concussion’s effects on academic learning and performance across all grades, including student and parent report of the nature and extent of school concerns and range of post-injury problems.

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What are the common ethical errors for therapists?

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This practical CE course examines ethical issues related to developing and maintaining clinical excellence. The authors discuss how to avoid many ethical errors in mental health work, including those related to technology in the therapeutic relationship. The content of this CE program is adapted from the text, Counseling Ethics: Philosophical and Professional Foundations, by Springer Publishing Company.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Use countertransference productively in the therapeutic relationship
  2. Identify and apply ethical standards in therapy
  3. Discuss the most common ethical errors for therapists
  4. Recognize what kinds of information should be included in client records
  5. Identify common ethical concerns related to technology and counseling

    Earn valuable, practical ethics credits!

    Learn More_1_75Register now and earn 4 CE credits, today!

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6. Traumatic Brain Injury In the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation
A TBI can adversely affect a person’s quality of life in numerous ways, including cognitive, behavioral/emotional, and physical effects that affect interpersonal, social and occupational

7. When Brain Meets Body
In the past few decades, however, Western medicine has once again begun to acknowledge that the body and mind don’t just coexist, they intermingle and affect each other in ways that researchers are only beginning to understand.

8. Understanding Addiction: How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
Addiction exerts a long and powerful influence on the brain that manifests in three distinct ways: craving for the object of addiction, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences.

9. Brain Anatomy
This site contains very practical brain images for clinicians. Review the brain's composition of 3 main structural divisions: the cerebrum, the brainstem, and the cerebellum.
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10.  Confirmed: ADHD Brain Is Different
The structure of the brain of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) differs from that of normally developing children ― a difference that is clearly visible on MRI. This suggests that ADHD should be considered a neurologic disorder, researchers say.
MEDSCAPE (Free Registration)

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