Economic Distress and Clinical Practice – New Video CE Course

By Amy Burzinski, LISW

Economic stress is the unpleasant reality for many in the United States and in many other countries today. There is plenty of anxiety to go around for everybody. The unemployed worry about not being able to find another job; the employed fear losing their job; business owners lament stagnating or falling sales; entrepreneurs are holding back investments for fear of insufficient returns; politicians squabble and scramble in search of solutions while worrying about the economy’s effect on their reelection prospects.

Economic Distress and Clinical PracticeEconomic Distress and Clinical Practice is a 1-hour online video-based continuing education (CE/CEU) course that defines stress and its physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses and identifies the common indicators of financial stress. It demonstrates a model for performing a financial stress assessment that uses specific tools to identify impact, severity and components of financial stress. It goes on to illustrate a variety of interventions, including thought construct, self-narrative, meaning, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), disputing dysfunctional beliefs, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), learning distress tolerance, and identifying action steps. The course is intended for therapists who are working with clients for whom economic distress is a primary presenting problem. Course #10-80 | 2014 | 63 minute video | 7 posttest questions

This online video streaming course provides instant access to the course video, course handout and CE test. Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. You can print the test (download test from My Courses tab of your account) and mark your answers on while viewing the video. Then submit online when ready to receive credit.

About the Speaker:

Amy Burzinski, LISW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Amy received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University in 1989 and has additional training in psychotherapy and psychodrama. Ms. Burzinski has worked in a variety of mental health settings some of which include serving as director of an employee assistance program for the city of New York, coordinator for victims of domestic violence program and a clinician for New York University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

CE Information:

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625); the FloridaBoards of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#BAP346) and Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).