TO-03            Ethics in Counseling & Psychotherapy

​16 hours


Objectives: You will gain a greater understanding of the ethical and legal standards and the implications of applying those standards to your practice as a helping professional.
Text: Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling, 4th ed. by Kenneth S. Pope & Melba J. T. Vasquez ISBN: 9780470633076

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TO-81            Coaching & Positive Psychology I

20 hours


Objective: Coaching & Positive Psychology I introduce the student to the theories, concepts and practice of positive psychology.  Given that most of psychology seems to study the abnormal and the pathological aspects of human behavior this describes how psychological health can be promoted, encouraged and emphasized in ones practice. This test covers Parts 1 through 5 of the text.

Text: Positive Psychology In Practice. P. Alex Linley & Stephen Joseph (ed.) ISBN: 0471459062.

TO-30            Physical Health & Mental Disorders

12 hours


Objectives: The connection between a client’s physical illness and mental disorders is often ignored but this course explores that relationship enabling you to make a differential diagnosis and provide more effective 
treatment or referral for clients.
Text:  When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders by James Morrison ISBN: 1572305398

TO-25            Motivational Interviewing

12 hours


Objectives: This course identifies strategies that develop a counseling relationship that develops greater counselor/client rapport and motivates the client to change.
Text: Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, 3rd ed. by William K. Miller & Stephen Rollnick ISBN: 9781609182274

TO-60            The Criminal Personality II

16 hours


Objectives: You will have with greater depth and breadth in dealing effectively and successfully treating antisocial clients.
Text: The Criminal Personality: The Change Process by Samuel Yochelson & Stanton Samenow ISBN: 1568213492

TO-49            Harm Reduction Therapy

14 hours


Objectives: This course examines the principles and concepts of Harm Reduction Therapy as it applies to addiction, AIDS, special populations and changes in public policies.

Text: Harm Reduction: Pragmatic Strategies for Managing High-Risk Behaviors by G. Alan Marlatt (ed.) ISBN: 1572308257

TO-12            Criminal Personality & Addiction

20 hours


Objectives: The dual challenge of clients who are both addicted and criminal offenders are examined so you can be more effective in their assessment and treatment.
Text: Substance Abuse Treatment for Criminal Offenders: An Evidence-Based Guide for Practitioners by David W. Springer, C. Aaron McNeece & Elizabeth Mayfield Arnold ISBN: 1557989907​

TO-91            Solution-Focused Therapy w/ Alcoholism

14 hours


Objectives: Solution-focused therapy is carefully examined as it applies to the treatment of alcoholic/addicted clients.

Text: Working w/ the Problem Drinker: A Solution-Focused Approach by Insoo Kim Berg & Scott D. Miller ISBN: 0393701344

TO-36            The Criminal Personality

16 hours


Objectives: This course examines the origins of criminal thinking and behavior giving you a better and firmer background of the full continuum of antisocial clients you frequently deal with.
Text: The Criminal Personality: A Profile For Change by Samuel Yochelson & Stanton Samenow ISBN: 1568211058

TO-61            Brief Therapy w/ Adolescents

14 hours


Objectives: This course examines how brief therapy can be effectively utilized in treating the adolescent client.
Text: Pathways to Change: Brief Therapy Solutions with Difficult Adolescents by Matthew Selekman ISBN: 1572309598

TO-43            Clinical Supervision in the Addictions Field

​14 hours


Objectives: This course provides you with a firmer background in the principles, models and methods of supervising counselors in the addictions field.
Text: Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling by David J. Powell, with Archie Brosky ISBN: 0787973777

TO-66            Cognitive Group Therapy w/ Special Problems & Populations

16 hours


Objectives: The group cognitive-behavioral model is examined as it applies to clients from special populations and with special problems.
Text: Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy for Specific Problems and Populations by John R. Wright & Arthur S. Freeman (ed) ISBN: 1557986908

TO-35            Clinical Supervision II

14 hours


Objectives:The veteran and novice clinical supervisor are introduced to supervising the alcohol and drug abuse counselor in their various work environments.  Strategies of interviewing, managing, directing and 
collaborating with the supervisee are explored.
Texts: The Professional Alcohol & Drug Counselor Supervisor’s Handbook by Lawrence Clayton, Ph.D. & Randy VanNostrand, Ph.D. ISBN: 1556912412
(This book is hard find but can be purchased at our Half.com page by clicking HERE.)

TO-17            Cognitive Therapy

14 hours


Objectives: This course examines the implications and applications of cognitive therapy as you identify, evaluate and intervene on a client’s automatic negative thoughts and core beliefs.

Text: Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond by Judith S. Beck ISBN: 0898628474

TO-97            Addiction Counseling Techniques I

20 hours


Objective: In this course you will gain a broad background of the tools used in the treatment of addiction and to describe the elements, the techniques and interventions in the treatment of addiction.This test covers chapters 1 through 3.
Text: Addiction Recovery Tools: A Practical Handbook. Robert Coombs. ISBN: 0761920668.

TO-58            Promoting Healthy Families

16 hours


Objectives: This course emphasizes how effective stress management, coping skills and improved health can be promoted with families as a whole as well as their individual members.
Text:  Families and Change Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions by Patrick McKenry & Sharon Price ISBN: 0761988718

TO-67            Counseling Clients in a Disaster

12 hours


Objectives:  You will gain greater knowledge in how to meet the needs of clients who have experienced both natural and man-made disaster situations.
Text: Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers: An Introduction by George W. Doherty  ISBN: 1932690425

TO-82            Coaching & Positive Psychology II

20 hours


Objective: Coaching & Positive Psychology II introduce the student to the theories, concepts and practice of positive psychology.  Given that most of psychology seems to study the abnormal and the pathological aspects of
human behavior this describes how psychological health can be promoted, encouraged and emphasized in ones practice. This test covers Parts 6 through 9 of the text.
Text: Positive Psychology In Practice. P. Alex Linley & Stephen Joseph (ed.) ISBN: 0471459062.

TO-69            Treating Addicted Offenders in Community Settings

14 hours


Objectives: You will gain a greater understanding of how criminal offenders with accompanying problems with substance abuse/ dependency can be successfully treated in community settings.
Text: Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients: Practical Implications for Institutional and Community Settings by Barbara Sims ISBN: 0789021277

TO-90            Counseling Clients w/ a Controversial Diagnosis

14 hours


Objectives: The counselor is provided with a greater understanding of the challenges and implications of treating clients who have controversial disorders.

Text: A Clinician’s Guide to Controversial Illness by Renee R. Taylor, Ph.D., Fred Friedberg, Ph.D. & Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D. ISBN: 156887068X

TO-57            Life Coaching

14 hours


Objectives:  Coaching has become a recent phenomenon cutting across all sorts of helping and other professions.  This course concentrates on how the concepts, beliefs and approaches used by coaches can be applicabl
to counseling and related professions.
Text:  Therapist as Life Coach: An Introduction for Counselors and Other Helping Professionals by Pat Williams ISBN: 0393705226

TO-94            Stress Management & Wellness III

12 hours


Objective: This course introduces the student more specifically to the topic stress management. Additionally, the concepts, models and attitudes as well as methods, techniques and strategies will be addressed.This test covers Part IV of the text.
Text: Managing Stress: Principles & Strategies for Health & Well-Being with Art of Peace Workbook (8th ed.). Brian Luke Seaward. ISBN: 1284036642

TO-70            Performance Coaching in Organizations

14 hours


Objectives: This course helps you understand how coaching and mentoring can be utilized in organizations to get the best possible results from its employees.
Text: Masterful Coaching by Robert Hargrove ISBN: 078796084

TO-62            Brief Therapy w/ Children

14 hours


Objectives:  When you complete this course you will have a firmer background in how solution-focused brief therapy can be used in the treatment of children and their family.
Text: Solution-Focused Therapy with Children: Harnessing Family Strengths for Systematic Change by Matthew Selekman ISBN: 1572307900

TO-52            Relapse Prevention III

16 hours


Objectives: This course examines the various techniques and strategies which can be utilized by the client to learn from past relapses and prevent future ones.
Text: Therapist's Guide To Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention by Katie A. Witkiewitz ISBN: 0123694299

TO-72            Advanced Ethics for Addiction Professionals

14 hours


Objectives: This course examines the theory and application of ethical theory as well as warning of some of the pitfalls and landmines that exist between the ethical dilemma and the final outcome and how they can be
overcome through the developed skill of critical thinking.
Text: Advanced Ethics for Addiction Professionals by Michael J. Taleff  ISBN: 9780826124586

TO-38            Counseling Clients w/ Disabilities

18 hours
Objectives: The implementation and application of cognitive strategies as they apply to clients with disabilities are examined to better prepare you to assess and utilize cognitive techniques in treating them.
Text: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Persons with Disabilities by Cynthia L. Radnitz ISBN: 076570238X

TO-06            Client Diagnosis & Assessment

14 hours


Objectives: Upon completing this course you will be better able to understand the process and the pitfalls in assessing and diagnosing clients enabling you to better lay out the future course of treatment.
Text:  Diagnosis Made Easier: Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians 2nd ed. by James Morrison ISBN: 9781462513352​

TO-84            Assessment In Positive Psychology I

14 hours    

                                  
Objective: Assessment In Positive Psychology I introduces the student to the models, assessment tools, techniques and testing instruments of positive psychology.  The various perspectives provided in this series of courses helps the student to look at clients from the perspective of strengths rather than one of pathology, weaknesses and needs. This test covers Parts I and II of the text.

Text: Positive Psychology Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures. Shane L. Lopez & C.R. Snyder (ed.) ISBN: 1557989885.

TO-78            Stress Management for Helping Professionals

18 hours
Objectives: The student will learn how to recognize the existence and the source of stress in their lives whether caused by their work or as it affects their work performance. They will gain a greater understanding of how stress impacts their life and how to begin to develop strategies to address the sources of stress both in their worklife and their life outside of the work setting.  They will learn how to monitor and modify their
stress management plan as they implement it in their life.
Text: The Resilient Practitioner: Burnout Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for Counselors, Therapists, Teachers, and Health Professionals, Second Edition ... Historical, and Cultural Perspectives by Thomas Skovholt & Michelle Trotter-Mathison  ISBN: 978-0415989398

TO-21            Family Therapy

14 hours


Objectives: This course helps you see family therapy as a process involving planned interventions, sensitivity and clarity on the part of the therapist from prior to the first interview to past termination.
Text: Essential Skills in Family Therapy, 2nd ed. by JoEllen Patterson, et. al. ISBN: 160623305X

TO-26            Biological & Cultural Aspects of Addiction

12 hours


Objectives: The physiological and cultural factors involved in substance use and addiction are explored in order to better identify which factors contribute to addiction so you can better address the client’s needs.

Text: The Selfish Brain by Robert L. Dupont, M.D. ISBN: 1568383630

TO-79            Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment

18 hours
Objective: The student will gain a greater understanding of what it means to be culturally competent. Additionally, they will understand the origins and history of attitudes and behaviors of a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds as they relate to substance use/abuse.  Finally how to effectively treat clients from the various backgrounds covered in the text including various varieties of African American, Native and Latino American, European, Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds.
Text: Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment by Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner ISBN: 1572308850​

TO-59            Recovering From Addiction

12 hours


Objectives: This course examines how alcoholism develops and how recovery occurs over time from Valliant’s research on the topic.
Text: The Natural History of Alcoholism by George Vaillant ISBN: 0674603788

TO-20            Women & Addiction

12 hours
Objectives: You will be better prepared to provide services that are specifically tailored to meet their special needs and challenges of the women clients who are involved with and recovering from addiction.
Text: Chemical Dependency: Women at Risk by Brenda L. Underhill (Editor), Dana G. Finnegan (Editor) ISBN: 1560230886​

TO-71              Life Coaching II

16 hours


Objectives:  This course explores the various attitudes, point of view, assessments, strategies, templates, etc. involved in doing the work of a coach.
Text: Total Life Coach: A Compendium of Resources by Patrick William & Lloyd J. Thomas ISBN: 0393704343

TO-54            Improving Treatment Compliance

12 hours


Objectives: The most important aspects of treating the dually diagnosed client including: getting clients to attend treatment sessions and motivating clients to deal with problems causing them pain and leading to continued dysfunction are examined in detail.
Text: Improving Treatment Compliance: Counseling & Systems Strategies for Substance Abuse & Dual Disorders by Dennis C. Daley & Allan Zuckoff ISBN: 1568382812

TO-29            The First Three Years of Recovery

 14 hours


Objectives: Explores the early recovery needs of the addicted client. Better prepares the therapist as they serve the newly recovering addict so as to strengthen their recovery.
Texts: First Year Sobriety by Guy Kettelhack ISBN: 1568382308 Second-Year Sobriety by Guy Kettelhack ISBN: 1568382316 Third-Year Sobriety by Guy Kettelhack ISBN: 1568382324

TO-27            From Addiction to Recovery

12 hours


Objectives: This course examines how the addicted client moves from the culture of addiction to one of recovery better preparing you to be alert to and facilitate this transition.
Text: Pathways from the Culture of Addiction to the Culture of Recovery by William L. White, M.A. ISBN: 1568381239

TO-56            Narrative Therapy

14 hours


Objectives: This course provides you an introduction to the theory and application of narrative therapy to a broad range of counseling

settings and client issues.
Text:  Narrative Therapy: An Introduction to Counseling, 2nd ed by Martin Payne ISBN: 1412920132

TO-93            Stress Management & Wellness II

12 hours


Objective: This course introduces the student more specifically to the topic stress management.  Additionally, the concepts, models and attitudes as well as methods, techniques and strategies will be addressed.This test covers Part III of the text.
Text: Managing Stress: Principles & Strategies for Health & Well-Being with Art of Peace Workbook (8th ed.). Brian Luke Seaward. ISBN: 1284036642

TO-86            Assessment In Positive Psychology III

12 hours   

                                   
Objective: Assessment In Positive Psychology III introduces the student to the models, assessment tools, techniques and testing instruments of positive psychology. The various perspectives provided in this series of
courses helps the student to look at clients from the perspective of strengths rather than one of pathology, weaknesses and needs. This test covers Parts V and VII of the text.
Text: Positive Psychology Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures. Shane L. Lopez & C.R. Snyder (ed.) ISBN:

1557989885.

TO-32            Substance Abuse & Family Recovery

14 hours


Objectives: Substance abuse does not just affect the user but also their families. These impacts are examined and provide guidelines in how to provide counseling with couples and families where addictions play a major role.

Text: Couple & Family Therapy in Addiction by Jerome D. Levine ISBN: 1568216416

TO-74            Treatment Planning

14 hours


Objectives: The student will learn more of the client assessment process. They will learn of how psychological issues can influence treatment goals.The student will learn how to develop and monitor the progress the client is making working on the treatment plans.
Text: Essentials of Treatment Planning by Mark E. Maruish ISBN: 0471419974

TO-89            Psychology of Human Strength III

12 hours
Objective: Psychology of Human Strength III introduces the student to the topics such as intelligence, judgment, perspective, volition and resilience as they apply to the development and the maintenance of mental health.This test covers Chapters 17 thru 23 of the text.
Text: A Psychology of Human Strengths: Fundamental Questions and Future Directions for a Positive Psychology. Lisa G. Aspinwall & Ursula M. Staudinger (ed.).  ISBN: 1557989311.

TO-85            Assessment In Positive Psychology II

14 hours   

                                   
Objective: Assessment In Positive Psychology II introduces the student to the models, assessment tools, techniques and testing instruments of positive psychology.  The various perspectives provided in this series of courses helps the student to look at clients from the perspective of strengths rather than one of pathology, weaknesses and needs. This test covers Parts III and IV of the text.
Text: Positive Psychology Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures. Shane L. Lopez & C.R. Snyder (ed.) ISBN: 1557989885.

TO-96            Crisis Counseling II

14 hours


Objective: This course provides student with information about the current issues as they relate to crisis intervention.  Numerous case examples are provided to illustrate the practical application of both
assessing and treating the client in crisis. This test covers Parts IV, V & VI of the text.

Text: Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment & Research 3rd ed. by Albert R. Roberts. ISBN: 978019517991

TO-19            Relapse Prevention

12 hours
Objectives: You will gain a greater understanding of the role relapse plays with the addicted client in recovery with special emphasis on the stages of recovery and the level of threat relapse represents.

 Text: Staying Sober: A Guide to Relapse Prevention by Terry Gorski & Marlene Miller ISBN: 083090459X​

TO-07            Clinical Supervision

20 hours​


Objectives: This course better prepares the new supervisor encounter the challenges of supervising a clinical staff as well as assists the veteran supervisor in improving their skills to better deal with the complexities of supervision while gaining greater effectiveness and satisfaction in that role.
Text: Essentials of Clinical Supervision by Jane M. Campbell ISBN: 0471233048​

TO-55            Anger Management

14 hours


Objectives: Anger management issues seem to impact many of your clients. This course provides you with effective strategies to help better address such problems in their lives and relationships with others.
Text: Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners by Howard Kassinove & Raymond Tafrate ISBN: 1886230455

TO-34            Counseling Suicidal Clients

18 hours


Objectives: This course provides you with a firmer background concerning the cause(s), treatment and prevention of suicides throughout the life span.
Text: Suicide Across the Life Span: Implications for Counselors by David Capuzzi ISBN: 1556202326

TO-76            Cigarettes & Nicotine Addiction

16 hours


Objectives: The student will learn how nicotine is addictive, the natural history of nicotine addiction, the biobehavioral nature of nicotine addiction and the role public health and policy can play.
Text: Cigarettes, Nicotine and Health: A Biobehavioral Approach by Lynn T. Kozlowski et.al  ISBN: 0803959478

TO-100           Psychology of Addiction II

20 hours


Objective: In this course you will gain a broad background in the various theoretical perspectives of addiction and to describe your own model of addiction. This test covers chapters 9 through 17 of the text.
Text: Psychology of Alcohol & Other Drugs: A Research Perspective by John Jung. ISBN: 0761921001.

TO-28            Concepts of Alcoholism

16 hours


Objectives: This course explores the essential concepts of alcohol use and abuse, alcoholism and recovery better preparing you to meet the needs of your alcoholic clients.
Text: Loosening the Grip 8th ed. by Jean Kinney and Gwen Leaton ISBN: 0073138894

TO-68            Life Coaching: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

14 hours


Objectives: Life coaching has come to be a growing and groundbreaking approach to helping people with this course examining how the cognitive-behavioral theories and techniques applies.
Text: Life Coaching: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach by Michael Neenan & Windy Dryden ISBN: 1583911383

TO-31            Crisis Intervention

14 hours


Objectives: This course introduces you to the application of crisis intervention theory and methodology to your clients.
Text: Crisis Intervention: Theory and Methodology by Donna C. Aguilera ISBN: 0815126042

TO-02            Dual Diagnosis

12 hours


Objectives: When you complete this course you will have a greater understanding of the diagnostic, treatment and outcome implications of treating the dually diagnosed client.  You will be better prepared to make a differential diagnosis, provide appropriate treatment and aftercare planning for such clients.
Text: Dual Disorders: Counseling Clients w/ Chemical Dependency & Mental Illness by Dennis C. Daley, Howard Moss, & Frances Campbell ISBN: 1568388020​

TO-48            Ethics in Addiction Counseling

12 hours


Objectives: This course examines how ethical standards and principles apply to the addiction counseling professions.
Text: The Book of Ethics: Expert Guidance for Professionals Who Treat Addiction by Cynthia M. A. Geppert and Laura Weiss Roberts. ed. ISBN: 9781592854929

TO-44            Group Therapy

12 hours


Objectives: This course provides you with a broad background in the theory, concepts, methods and techniques in providing counseling on a group basis.
Text: Group Counseling: Concepts and Procedures, 4th ed. by Robert C. Berg ISBN: 0415952190

TO-11            Drugs of Abuse

12 hours


Objectives: This course examines the current knowledge concerning the drugs of abuse to better prepare you to more effectively deal with drug abusing clients.
Text: Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy 3rd ed. by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson, Jeremy Foster & Leigh Heather Wilson ISBN: 0393329852

TO-18            Counseling Victims of Violence

12 hours


Objectives: The traumatic affects of violence on its victims, their special issues and their recovery are a special concern to counselors/therapists. This

course enables you to better assess and intervene with the client
helping them to better recover from such trauma.
Text: Counseling Victims of Violence by Sandra L Brown ISBN: 0897934636

TO-63            The Criminal Personality III

16 hours


Objectives:  Provides the therapist with greater depth and breadth in dealing effectively with antisocial clients. Provides a firmer background of Dr. Samenow’s experience and understanding of how drug abusing client is treated.
Text: The Criminal Personality: The Drug Abuser by Samuel Yochelson & Stanton Samenow ISBN: 1568212445

TO-37            Solution-Focused Therapy

14 hours


Objectives: This course examines the theory and practice of therapy/counseling based on the solution-focused model.
Text: Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: SFT by Bill O’Connell ISBN: 0761967842

TO-41            Facilitating Client Change

12 hours


Objectives: This course examines how client change is brought about through the use of rational emotive behavior therapy. It familiarizes you with the RET approach to detecting irrational beliefs, using the Socratic
Method disputing them and replacing them with rational beliefs.
Test: Facilitating Client Change in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy by Windy Dryden ISBN: 189763532X

TO-83            Coaching & Positive Psychology III

14 hours


Objective: Coaching & Positive Psychology III introduce the student to the theories, concepts and practice of positive psychology.  Given that most of psychology seems to study the abnormal and the pathological aspects of human behavior this describes how psychological health can be promoted, encouraged and emphasized in ones practice. This test covers Parts 10 through 3 of the text.
Text: Positive Psychology In Practice. P. Alex Linley & Stephen Joseph (ed.) ISBN:

0471459062.

TO-39            Cognitive Therapy w/ Personality Disorders

14 hours


Objectives:  The implementation and application of cognitive strategies as they apply to personality disordered clients are examined to better prepare you to assess and utilize cognitive techniques in treating them.
Text: Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders by Aaron T. Beck, et. al. ISBN: 1593854765​

TO-88            Psychology of Human Strength II

12 hours


Objective: Psychology of Human Strength II introduces the student to the topics such as intelligence, judgment, perspective, volition and resilience as they apply to the development and the maintenance of mental health.This test covers Chapters 9 thru 16 of the text.
Text: A Psychology of Human Strengths: Fundamental Questions and Future Directions for a Positive Psychology. Lisa G. Aspinwall & Ursula M. Staudinger (ed.).  ISBN: 155798931

TO-22            Counseling the Older Addict

12 hours


Objectives: This course will give you a greater appreciation of the role substance use and abuse has among the older population as well as assisting you in the diagnoses, treatment and aftercare implications of dealing
 with this population.
Texts: Aging & Addiction: Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol or Medication Dependence by Carol Colleran & Debra Jay ISBN: 978156838795​

TO-46            Coaching: New Ways of Facilitating Change

​14 hours


Objectives: This course studies the relatively new helping profession known collectively as “coaching.”  It examines the various client types, the principles, basic concepts and the distinctions between traditional counseling and coaching.
Text:The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Helping People Grow by Douglas K. Silsbee ISBN: 0974500356

TO-98            Addiction Counseling Techniques II

20 hours


Objective: In this course you will gain a broad background of the tools used in the treatment of addiction and to describe the elements, the techniques and interventions in the treatment of addiction.This test covers chapters 4 through 6.
Text: Addiction Recovery Tools: A Practical Handbook. Robert Coombs. ISBN: 076192066​

TO-23            Compulsive Gambling

14 hours
Objectives: Comparisons and contrast are drawn between pathological gambling and alcoholism as well as an examination of the role issues such as guilt and family involvement play in the dynamics of the perpetuation and recovery of the pathological gambler.
Texts:  Releasing Guilt about Gambling by Valerie C. Lorenz, Ph.D. ISBN: 0894865234 Understanding Compulsive Gambling by Henry R. Lesieur, Ph.D. ISBN: 9780894863882
When Someone You Love Gambles by Mary Heineman, M.S.W., C.A.C. ISBN: 0894865358
Alcoholism and Pathological Gambling: Similarities and Differences by Arthur Herscovitch ISBN: 1556911467
(All books for this course can be purchased as a package from our Half.com page by clicking HERE.)

TO-24            Dealing w/ Grief & Loss

16 hours


Objectives: This course examine the theories of grief and loss but more it provides a clear description of the causes of complicated grief as well as a detailed explanation of how the bereaved can be helped given the 
variations found in the client themselves and the nature and manner of the death of a loved one.
Texts: Grief Counseling & Grief Therapy by J. William Worden ISBN: 9780826101204

TO-05            Dealing w/ Resistant Clients

14 hours


Objectives:  People resist change generally and clients frequently resist the change that may result from counseling/therapy. This course will help you to better understand the source and the reasons for that resistance and how it effectively dealt with.
Text: Compassionate Therapy, Working with Difficult Clients by Jeffrey Kottler ISBN: 1555424228​ 

TO-10            Denial & Other Barriers to Recovery

14 hours


Objectives: You will better understand the treatment implications of the personality characteristics which may contribute to creating and maintaining addictive behaviors and that interfere with a sustained recovery.

Texts: Addictive Thinking by Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. & The Addictive Personality by Craig Nakken ISBN: 1567313310

TO-13            Effective Therapeutic Strategies

14 hours


Objectives: This course helps you to better match a client’s diagnosis with it most effective mode of treatment.
Text: Selecting Effective Treatments:

A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders, 4th ed. by Linda Seligman ISBN: 0470889004​

TO-99            Psychology of Addiction I

20 hours


Objective: In this course you will gain a broad background in the various theoretical perspectives of addiction and to describe your own model of addiction. This test covers chapters 1 through 8 of the text.
Text: Psychology of Alcohol & Other Drugs: A Research Perspective by John Jung. ISBN: 0761921001.

           ​Individual Courses

TO-51            RET & Addiction

16 hours


Objectives: RET is examined to better prepare you to utilize this approach in the application, implementation and techniques in the treatment of alcohol and drug abusers.
Text: Rational-Emotive Therapy With Alcoholics and Substance Abusers by Albert Ellis, et al. ISBN: 0205144349

TO-09            Substance Abuse: Choice or Disease

16 hours


Objectives: This course sheds doubt on the traditional disease model of addiction and explores the causal and treatment implications inherent in the life-style model of addiction.
Text: The Addiction Concept: Working Hypothesis or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? by Glen D. Walters ISBN: 0205286429​

TO-15            Stress Among Helping Professionals

14 hours


Objectives: Working in the helping professions is a highly stressful profession leading to burnout and reduced effectiveness. This course examines how you can better identify the external and internal causes of your 
stress to be in a better position to deal with them.
Text: Stress: From Burnout to Balance by Vinay Joshi ISBN: 0761933123

TO-53            Mastering Resistance

14 hours


Objectives: Specific approaches and techniques the therapist can utilize to effectively deal with resistant clients are examined especially as they apply to couple and family counseling.
Text: Mastering Resistance: A Practical Guide To Family Therapy by Carol M. Anderson & Susan Stewart ISBN: 0898620449

TO-50            Relapse Prevention II

16 hours


Objectives: This course takes a broad sweep of the essential concepts involved in preventing relapse with the addicted client including an examination of cues, life-style modifications and other actions the client needs
to take to prevent future relapses.
Text:  Relapse Prevention: Maintenance Strategies in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors by G. Alan Marlatt & Dennis Donavon (ed.) ISBN: 1593851766

TO-08            Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

14 hours


Objectives: This course provides you with a background in the causes, diagnosis and treatment implications when treating with clients with PTSD.
Text: Counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 3rd ed. by Michael J. Scott & Stephen G. Stradling IBSN: 1412921007​

TO-77            Substance Abuse & Family Recovery II

18 hours


Objectives: The student will learn about the basic skills of providing counseling services to the substance abuser and their family.  Client assessment, effective interventions, assessing motivation, problem
solving strategies, monitoring the ups and downs of progress are also discussed.
Text: Family Solutions for Substance Abuse: Clinical and Counseling Approaches by Eric E. McCollum & Terry S. Trepper ISBN: 0789006235

TO-80            Twelve Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor

16 hours


Objectives: The student will learn the role, techniques and strategies that are embodied in the various functions of the substance abuse counselor.  It covers assessment, intake, counseling, consultation, referral,
orientation, treatment planning, counseling, crisis intervention, documentation, etc. enabling the student to better understand the knowledge, skills, techniques, etc. need to be effective in each.
Text: Global Criteria: The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor by John Herdman ISBN: 9780976834120

TO-33            Improving Therapeutic Skills

14 hours


Objectives: Therapists make mistakes.This course gives you a framework through which to assess and learn from therapeutic errors.
Text: The Imperfect Therapist by Jeffrey A. Kottler ISBN: 1555421458

TO-45            Chemical Dependency Counseling

16 hours


Objectives: This course provides you with an in depth, comprehensive study of the nature, extent and treatment of the problem of chemical dependency.
Text: Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed. by Robert R. Perkinson ISBN: 1412957001

TO-73            Marriage Counseling

20 hours


Objectives: To learn the research based theory of marriage as put forth in the Gottman book.  To learn how to assess the issues in a marriage without falling into various pitfalls noted there.  To learn how to create effective interventions with a marriage which help the members solve problems, and deals with problems of resistance and relapse.
Text: The Marriage Clinic: A Scientifically Based Marital Therapy by John M. Gottman ISBN: 9780393702828

TO-87            Psychology of Human Strength I

12 hours


Objective: Psychology of Human Strength I, II & III introduces the student to the topics such as intelligence, judgment, perspective, volition and resilience as they apply to the development and the maintenance of mental health. This test covers Chapters 2 thru 8 of the text.
Text: A Psychology of Human Strengths: Fundamental Questions and Future Directions for a Positive Psychology. Lisa G. Aspinwall & Ursula M. Staudinger (ed.).  ISBN: 1557989311.

TO-14            Spirituality & Recovery

14 hours


Objectives: Spirituality has its role in recovery from addiction. This course helps you better understand that role and increases your level of comfort in discussing such issues with the addicted client.
Text: Addiction & Spirituality: A Multidisciplinary Approach by Oliver Morgan & Merle Jordan (ed.) ISBN: 0827200234​

TO-95            Crisis Counseling I

14 hours


Objective: This course provides student with information about the current issues as they relate to crisis intervention.  Numerous case examples are provided to illustrate the practical application of both assessing and treating the client in crisis. This test covers Parts I, II & III of the text.
Text: Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment & Research 3rd ed. by Albert R. Roberts. ISBN: 9780195179910.

TO-42            Theory of Addiction

14 hours


Objective: This course examines the various theories of the nature and the treatment of addiction. In this examination the theory’s validity, reliability and value in providing treatment is considered. Finally the
texts author offers what he sees as a reasonable synthesis of the best elements of all the existing theories of addiction.
Text: Theory of Addiction by Robert West ISBN: 9781405113595​

TO-04              Cultural Difference in Counseling

​20 hours​


Objectives: This course provides a greater understanding of the implications and considerations when providing counseling services to clients from cultural backgrounds different from that of the counselor.
Text: Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Life Span Perspective by Leroy Baruth & M. Lee Manning ISBN: 0131706810​

TO-47            Men in Therapy

12 hours


Objectives: Men have unique issues and needs when they enter treatment. This course examines the implications and applications of developing rapport with and providing treatment for male clients.
Text:  Men In Therapy: The Challenge of Change by Robert L. Meth, et. al. ISBN: 0898624851

TO-16            Cognitive Approach to Addiction Treatment

12 hours


Objectives: This course explores and better prepares you to apply cognitive theoretical

concepts and treatment strategies when dealing with addicted clients.

Text: Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse by Aaron T. Beck, Fred D. Wright & Bruce S. Liese ISBN: 1572306599

TO-01            Brief Therapy

​12 hours


Objectives: In a cost-conscious treatment environment brief therapy has become the preferred treatment strategy. After completing this course you will have a greater understanding of the value, efficacy, implications and applications of utilizing brief therapy.

Text: A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy by Brian Cade & William Hudson O’Hanlon ISBN: 0393701433

TO-64            Treating the Compulsive Gambler & Their Family

16 hours


Objectives: This course provides you with a firmer background in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the compulsive gambler and their family.
Text: Counseling Problem Gamblers:  A Self-Regulation Manual for Individual and Family Therapy by Joseph W. Ciarrocchi ISBN: 0121746534

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TO-65            Substance Abuse Treatment & the Stages of Change

14 hours


Objectives: When you complete this course you will have a better understanding of how the Stages of Change concept applies to your substance abusing clients.
Text: Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, 2nd ed by Gerard Connors, et. al. ISBN: 978-1462508044

TO-92            Stress Management & Wellness I

12 hours


Objective: This course introduces the student more specifically to the topic stress management.  Additionally, the concepts, models and attitudes as well as methods, techniques and strategies will be addressed.This test covers Parts I and II of the text.
Text: Managing Stress: Principles & Strategies for Health & Well-Being with Art of Peace Workbook (8th ed.). Brian Luke Seaward. ISBN: 1284036642

TO-40            Cognitive Approaches Dealing w/ Resistance

 14 hours


Objectives: Clients resist change. This course provides the counselor/therapist who uses cognitive approaches with the tools and techniques to address resistance issues with their clients.
Text: Overcoming Resistance in Cognitive Therapy by Robert L. Leahy ISBN: 1572309369

TO-75            Group Therapy with Substance Abusers

18 hours


Objectives: The student will learn the theory and application of group therapy with substance abusing clients from a cognitive-behavioral perspective.
Text: The Group Therapy of Substance Abuse by David W. Brook et.al. ISBN: 0789017822