Welcome to the On-Line
            Continuing Education Courses                         
Offered by Dr. Karen McCleskey Workshops, Inc.   
                             Text/Phone: 404-754-2677 

                          karen@drkarenmccleskey.com


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                        Information and Instructions:

My goal in offering CE courses on-line is simple: to continue to make available the things you've come to expect of my workshops such as helpful, relevant, up-to-date information, reasonable costs, and (perhaps most importantly) working with a person, someone who knows and understands first-hand what the "CE Quest" is about instead of a big, impersonal corporation.

Here are some additional reasons to take on-line CE's with me:

++Ease of use. Taking an on-line course with me couldn't be        more simple.
++Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Period. If you aren't                satisfied, you don't pay a cent.
++You have unlimited retakes of the quiz at no extra charge.
++You can view the complete course before you pay.
++You can take the quiz before you pay.

                                                             FAQ's


These are answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

Q: Are your courses approved for CE hours?

Karen: If you are licensed in the state of Georgia as an LPC, LAPC, LCSW, or LMSW, then courses are approved hours for you.
Information regarding the number of contact hrs. and the approvals is located on the Course page under the title of the course.
Please Note: If you hold licenses in states other than Georgia or Texas and/or you hold licensure other than counselor or social worker, it is your responsibility to determine if these courses meet your continuing education requirements.

Q: Would you explain the steps in taking an on-line course with you?

Karen: Absolutely. Select the course you want. A brief description, the target audience, and the learning objectives, along with the number of hours and course cost, are directly under the name of the course. Click on Course and you will see the entire course. There is also an option for you to click on Quiz so you can see it before you begin your course. Now you simply read/study the course material and when you're ready, click on Take Quiz.  You have several different ways to indicate your answer: highlight the answer you've chosen, go to the side of MY ANSWER IS and put your answer, put your answers on a separate Word doc. It doesn't matter how you mark it, as long as I know what you've chosen for your answer. When you've finished the quiz, SAVE IT. You'll be submitting it as an email attachment to me  at karen@drkarenmccleskey.com or by printing the quiz out and sending it to me via snail mail to 4446 E. Savannah Circle, Flagstaff, AZ  86004.

Q: How will I know if I passed the quiz AND what happens if I don't pass?

Karen: After receiving your quiz, as soon as is humanly possible, I will send you an e-mail letting you know that you passed. 
In the email I send you there will be a link for you to click if you want to pay by credit card. You can also pay by sending me a check or money order to 4446 E. Savannah Circle, Flagstaff, AZ  86004.


Q: What do I have to make to pass the quiz?

Karen: 80% or better is passing.

Q: When will I receive my certificate?

Karen: After you pass the quiz and have paid. Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your certificate by e-mail, or mail. It's your choice. An evaluation will come with your certificate. Please fill it out and return it to me in any way you want, as long as you are not identified. 

Q: I want to use my credit card to pay for my course. Is your system secure and safe?

Karen: YES! Your information goes through a secure server. I've been taking credit cards since January 2009, and there's never been a problem with security.

Q: What credit cards do you accept?

Karen: I accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. 

Q: What if I don't want to use a credit card to pay for my course?

Karen: No problem. You will simply mail me a check or a money order.

Q: How do I know how much a course costs and how many CE's it is?

Karen: You will see the cost and number of CE's under the name of the course.

Q: What if I read the course material, take the quiz, and pass and then change my mind and don't want the course?

Karen: It's simple: you don't pay. ***Just please be aware that certificates are issued after receipt of your payment, so once you've received your certificate, it's a done deal.

Q: What if I pay and then change my mind?

Karen: As long as you let me know before you receive your certificate, I will refund your payment in full. Again, once you've received your certificate, it's a done deal.

Q: What if I lose my certificate?

Karen: A record is kept and it will be no problem to issue you a replacement. When you request a replacement certificate, you will indicate how you want to receive it: e-mail or mail. There is no charge for this.

Q: What do I do if I have a complaint?

Karen: Text me or email me. Remember my promise: Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If we cannot resolve your complaint, you may contact the NBCC office. 

NOTE: I hope this information has been helpful. If you have any other questions, please call me or text me: 404-754-2677 or e-mail me at karen@drkarenmccleskey.com

Dr. Karen McCleskey, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6489. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Dr. Karen McCleskey, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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Please continue scrolling down and you will find the 4 On-Line Courses that I offer.

                       
***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

 A brand new OLC will be available very soon. The topic will address what all mental health professionals MUST know about depression. It'll be set up in a unique (and ce approved) way. I think you'll really enjoy it. Wait, enjoy material on depression? Have you lost your senses in the AZ heat? NO! You'll enjoy it because by the time you complete it, you'll feel so much more confident about working with people who are suffering from depression. You'll learn new techniques, approaches, and tools and best of all, you'll see you can make a difference. Join the Email Blast List so you'll know when I've got it up. You owe it to anyone you work with who is suffering from depression to take this course. 


                                 
List of Courses:

**OLC #1: Suicide Prevention: A National Strategy
2.5 Contact Hours / $5.00
Approvals: NBCC ACEP # 6489; TX PAP LPC # 1482;
TX PAP SW # 5915


The certificate will indicate that this course was taken on-line
                 
                   
                                
                                 Course Description

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (National Strategy or NSSP) is designed to be a catalyst for social change with the power to transform attitudes, policies, and services. Representing the combined work of advocates, clinicians, researchers and survivors, the National Strategy lays out a framework for action and guides development of an array of services and programs yet to be set in motion. It strives to promote and provide direction to efforts to modify the social infrastructure in ways that will affect the most basic attitudes about suicide and its prevention, and that will also change judicial, educational, and health care systems.

As conceived, the Strategy requires a variety of organizations and individuals to become involved in suicide prevention and emphasizes coordination of resources and culturally appropriate services at all levels of government– Federal, State, tribal and community. The NSSP represents the first attempt in the United States to prevent suicide through a coordinated approach by both the public and private sectors.

This document, Goals and Objectives for Action, is a key element in the National Strategy. Its clear articulation of a set of goals and objectives provides a roadmap for action. The next step will be to develop a detailed plan that includes specific activities corresponding to each objective. The Strategy, as represented here, is highly ambitious because the devastation wrought by suicide demands the strongest possible response.

The NSSP is based on existing knowledge about suicidal behavior and suicide prevention. It employs the public health approach, which has helped the nation effectively address problems as diverse as tuberculosis, heart disease, and unintentional injury. This Introduction to Goals and Objectives for Action outlines the components of a comprehensive suicide prevention plan, describes the public health approach as it relates to suicide, and summarizes the knowledge gained from the experience of suicide prevention initiatives in other nations (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2001).

                                 Target Audience: 


Licensed mental health care providers, especially licensed counselors and licensed social workers who, by the nature of their work, are likely to work with people who are directly or indirectly affected by suicide.

                                Course Objectives:

 

At the completion of this course, the professional will be able to:
-name at least three components of a comprehensive suicide  prevention plan
-identify at least three protective factors related to suicide
-identify at least three risk factors related to suicide
-recognize barriers affecting delivery of mental health  services
-complete quiz with a score of 80% or higher


Clicking the COURSE button will take you to a PDF file.
Clicking the QUIZ button will download a Word doc.
Clicking the TAKE QUIZ button will download a Word doc that you might have to click 'Enable' to work directly on it.




                           
                         **Suggestion: print out the quiz & mark your answers as you read the material







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**OLC # 2: Ethics and HIPAA:
What Mental Health Professionals Must Know

3.5 Contact Hrs. of Ethics or Core Hours / $6.00




Approvals: NBCC ACEP # 6489; TX PAP LPC # 1482;
TX PAP SW # 5915


The certificate will indicate that this course was taken on-line.


Very important: This course may not be used to meet the Ethics requirement in GA. Check the rules in your state to determine if you may use this course to meet your Ethics requirement.

 
                              Course Description:

This course discusses and explains four significant areas that fall under the umbrella of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Protecting the confidentiality and privacy of clients has always been an ethical mandate for mental health professionals. Given this, there are four areas particularly salient to the unique professional position of mental health care professionals.

This course presents much needed and often overlooked information regarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Security Rule, and the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Statute and Rules, in addition to the implications of the HIPAA Privacy Rule as it relates to alcohol and substance abuse programs.

                                  Target Audience: 


Licensed mental health care providers, especially licensed social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists whose actions regarding ethical decision making are influenced and impacted by the HIPAA act.

                                Course Objectives: 


At the completion of this course, the mental health professional will be able to:

-name the three kinds of covered entities per HIPAA  information
-identify the differences among the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the  HIPAA Security Rule, and the HIPAA Administrative  Simplification Rules
-list at least three areas in which mental health professionals  are specifically impacted by HIPAA
-explain the purpose of the HIPAA Privacy Rules as  specifically  related  to alcohol and substance abuse  programs
-complete quiz with a score of 80% or higher




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**OLC # 3: Spirituality and Psychotherapy:
A New Approach Toward Their Integration

2 Contact Hours / $4.00

Approvals: NBCC ACEP # 6489; TX PAP LPC # 1482;
TX PAP SW # 5915

The certificate will indicate that this course was taken on-line.


 
                            Course Description:

This course asks the question: can spirituality and psychotherapy be integrated in a manner that is appropriate, helpful, and ethical? Throughout most of the history of psychotherapy many significant people in this field have given great thought to this question, with William James and Carl Jung being the primary advocates and in the forefront of this area. The material in this course provides salient and cutting edge research related to information that is helpful for those seeking an answer and seeking more information to this question. This course addresses the benefits and possible detriments to integrating spirituality into the psychotherapeutic area. Guidelines are given regarding methods of accomplishing this integration in an ethical manner. Time is given to understanding when clients might be harmed by this integration and how to recognize the signs that this might be occurring. Time is also provided to examine the role of the psychotherapist. Areas included here are related to the therapists’ own values and beliefs. Suggestions are made with regard as to how therapy may be done when spirituality is integrated. Also included are examinations of the differences between spirituality and religion and how each can positively or negatively affect the therapeutic relationship. Facts and statistics about how and why spirituality and psychotherapy should go together and can go together in the therapeutic process are presented.

                                 Target Audience: 


Licensed mental health care providers, especially licensed counselors and licensed social workers, who by the nature of their work, come into contact with clients for whom spirituality is an important component of their lives.

                                Course Objectives: 


Upon the completion of this course, the mental health professional will be able to:

-have the knowledge to name 2 of the 6 definitions of  spirituality
-have the knowledge to list 2 ways or reasons to incorporate  spiritual issues into the therapeutic process
-have the knowledge to articulate a definition of spirituality
-have the knowledge to enumerate 4 things that foster  spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
-describe the importance of considering if spirituality and  psychotherapy should be integrated as an approach to  therapy.


Clicking the COURSE button will take you to a PDF file.
Clicking the QUIZ button will download a Word doc.
Clicking the TAKE QUIZ button will download a Word doc that you might have to click 'Enable' to work directly on it.





                                **Suggestion: print out the quiz & mark your answers as you read the material




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**OLC # 4:  TeleMental Health: A Guide to Understanding It, Knowing When and How to Use It, and Using It Ethically

*6 CE/Clock hours for LPC’s, SW’s, and LMFT’s. In Georgia, this on-line course is 6 core hrs. for LPC’s and SW’s and 6 related hrs. for LMFT’s.  $10.

Approvals: NBCC ACEP # 6489; TX PAP LPC # 1482; TX PAP SW # 5915

The certificate will indicate this course was taken on-line.

*Please note that the following statement is copied directly from the Georgia Composite Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists, Rule 135-11-.01:

Prior to the delivery of clinical TeleMental Health, the licensee shall have obtained a minimum of six (6) continuing education hours.

This on-line course provides the above mentioned 6 CE hrs.

This course may not be used to meet the Ethics requirement in GA. Check the rules in your state to determine if you may use this course to meet your Ethics requirement.



                 
              

                               COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course discusses and explains the origins and history of TeleMental Health. It provides an overview of these areas as well as giving thorough and pertinent information on where TeleMental Health has been used, as in what capacities; how it has and is used; the most effective places and ways and populations to use it with; what it has to offer; how to implement its uses in the most appropriate and effective and ethical manner.

                                TARGET AUDIENCE:

Licensed mental health care providers, especially licensed social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists whose actions and services regarding providing client care is influenced and impacted by the use of any or all of the various methods of delivering TeleMental Health services.

                                 COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the completion of this on-line course, the mental health professional will:

-name a minimum of 4 types of TeleMental Health delivery systems

-identify the 3 of the populations most helped by the use of TeleMental Health services

-accurately explain 3 ways the misguided and inappropriate and unethical use of TeleMental Health services negatively impacts the client

-list 3 populations most likely to benefit from the use of TeleMental Health services

-complete the course quiz with a score of 80% or higher.



Clicking the COURSE button will take you to a PDF file.
Clicking the QUIZ button will download a Word doc.
Clicking the TAKE QUIZ button will download a Word doc that you might have to click 'Enable' to work directly on it.






                            **Suggestion: print out the quiz & mark your answers as you read the material






                                 




 

TyperDr. Karen McCleskey, Licensed Counselor


                       Phone/Text: 404-754-2677    e-mail: karen@drkarenmccleskey.com

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