Gina holds countdown box - only 47 mail order courses left!
Just 9 days ago we announced our plan to discontinue the ‘mail order‘ courses from our course catalog. The books are disappearing so quickly that we decided to document the journey. (Back in August the bookshelf behind me was also full of books.)
We’ve also done some research on what this change will mean to you (our customer). The basic idea is that instead of buying the book and CE test from us, you’ll buy the book from Amazon (or another source) and order just the CE test (test only) from us. We’ve calculated Amazon’s prices with our Test Only prices and found that you will save 20% on average. We don’t know how Amazon does it, but we do know we can’t compete!
What are your thoughts? Please leave a comment; we’d love to hear from you!
We here at Professional Development Resources are in process of combining the convenience of our online CE tests with the power of Amazon’s exceptional inventory of book titles. We have found that you can get books from Amazon faster and for less than we can deliver, and you get CE tests instantly on our website.
We originally created ‘test only‘ courses so you could share course materials and earn CE credit. Up until now we have carried an inventory of our book-based home study courses to ship to you. With the recent rise in fuel costs, this is no longer an economical choice for us or for you.
An added benefit to Amazon’s services is the convenience of books being available for Kindle, or other e-book readers. This allows you instant access to your CE tests (from PDResources) and to your books (from Amazon). All for less money! (Average savings of 20%!)
This means that over the next few months we will be phasing out course books and offering only the CE tests that accompany the books. We will continue to create and offer CE tests based on published books, but you will have the freedom to choose from ordering the book online (from Amazon or another source), sharing with a colleague, or checking out from the library.
Overstock Sale! Save $30 and Earn 8 Hours of Continuing Education Credit!
We are overstocked on the continuing education course book, Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook, and have reduced the price of the course from $109 to $79 in efforts to clear out the stockroom. Price will return to normal once the first 10 copies have sold.
Course Abstract: A comprehensive state-of-the-art anger management program and a must-have manual for the practitioner. The authors are distinguished researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field of anger management, and their book offers a detailed, research-based and empirically validated “anger episode model.” This indispensable resource for human service professionals emphasizes how to help clients understand, manage, and prevent unhealthy anger. The book is packed with detailed procedures, examples, exercises, and client handouts. Impact Publishers | 2002 | 304 pages | 36 posttest questions | Course #80-33
List the five components of the anger episode model discussed in the text
Identify six techniques for increasing clients’ awareness of anger
Name four types of exposure used in the change phase of anger management
List the four core irrational beliefs in the Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy model
Identify six skills training areas to be addressed in anger relapse prevention
Name five strategies therapists can use to manage their own anger during sessions
About the Author(s):
Dr. Kassinove received his Ph.D. in Behavior Research Psychology from Adelphi University in 1970. He has since been awarded Diplomat status in Clinical Psychology (1976) and in Behavior Therapy (1988). Dr. Kassinove is the editor of the 1995 text Anger Disorders: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment. He has also published over 50 journal articles. Dr. Kassinove has given lectures literally around the world, on 5 continents, on the topics of anger, anger disorders, and their treatments.
Dr. Tafrate is a clinical psychologist and a fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. He is an Associate Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. In 1997, Dr. Tafrate co-authored with Dr. Albert Ellis the self-help book, How to Control Your Anger Before it Controls You. His research on the nature and treatment of anger has been published in scientific journals and books for practitioners, and has been presented at conferences throughout the United States and abroad.
Professional Development Resources is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the following: AOTA: American Occupational Therapy Association (#3159) APA: American Psychological Association ASWB: Association of Social Work Boards (#1046) CDR: Commission on Dietetic Registration (#PR001) NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors (#5590) NAADAC: National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (#00279) California: Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625) Florida: Boards of SW, MFT & MHC (#BAP346); Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635); Occupational Therapy Practice (#34). PDResources is CE Broker compliant. Illinois: DPR for Social Work (#159-00531) Ohio: Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501) South Carolina: Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193) Texas: Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) & State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678)
Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #5590); by the American Psychological Association (APA); and by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC, Provider #000279).
Note: this is a ‘test only’ course (does not include the book).The textbook can be purchased through Amazon or another source.
This course is based on the book After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families (2008, 304 pages) written by Laurie Slone, PhD and Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, of the VA National Center for PTSD and Dartmouth Medical School. The book describes the experience of deployment and return from a war zone, typical experiences of military personnel, and issues relevant to special populations (women, ethnic minorities, peacekeepers, private contractors, and parents and extended family of affected individuals). It provides valuable insight into the military culture, as well as containing many useful military terms and definitions that would be essential for a lay clinician to know when working with military clients. As a psychoeducational tool for military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, this book may be used by clinicians as a recommendation for reading when conducting individual, family, or couples therapy with military patients or veterans. Course #60-88 | 2008 | 58 posttest questions
1. Define essential terminology relevant to the military and military operations, including the acronym BATTLEMIND.
2. Identify some basic information and statistics regarding today’s military and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
3. List common practical issues for military personnel and their families before, during, and after deployment, and common solutions to those issues.
4. Identify common emotional experiences among military personnel and their families before, during, and after deployment.
5. Identify warning signs and symptoms of PTSD, TBI, alcohol and drug abuse, suicidal tendencies, and domestic violence among military personnel, and how these differ from common reactions to being in a war zone
6. Identify coping strategies that troops and their families can use to facilitate adjustment.
7. Identify special populations affected by the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and issues that are specific to those populations.
8. Identify federal laws and federal, private, and volunteer organizations that provide support to troops.
9. Apply information provided in this book to several case scenarios.
About the Author(s):
Laurie Slone, PhD, is the Associate Director for Research and Education of the VA National Center for PTSD and an assistant professor at Dartmouth Medical School.
Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the VA National Center for PTSD and a professor of Psychiatry and of Pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School.
Professional Development Resources is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the following:
APA: American Psychological Association ASWB: Association of Social Work Boards (#1046) NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors (#5590) NAADAC: National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (#00279) California: Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625) Florida: Boards of SW, MFT & MHC (#BAP346); Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635); Occupational Therapy Practice (#34). PDResources is CE Broker compliant. Illinois: DPR for Social Work (#159-00531) Ohio: Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501) South Carolina: Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193) Texas: Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) & State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678)