Difficult and challenging cases require mental health experts to stay informed and properly trained regarding the most current approaches and protocols to competent care. In this three-part series, mental health professionals will explore the ongoing study of frequently occurring diagnostic issues, along with effective strategies and biblical principles for Christian clients that can be applied in the counseling setting.
- Outline a specific stance that a mental health professional should take with a male diagnosed with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorders
- Identify the settings that forensic psychology can be used and the primary techniques of a forensic psychologist
- Analyze how medicine has changed due to the new information about the brain becoming more readily distributed and understood
Course Lessons and Descriptions
ICP 101: Male Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies
Fred DiBlasio, Ph.D.
Many therapists have a hard time counseling men with these personality disorders because they have a tendency to hurt their families and others around them. In order to truly help these men and their families, the counselor must conduct counseling in love.
Runtime: 50 minutes 50 seconds
ICP 102: Clinical Applications of Forensic Psychology
David Hawkins, Ph.D.
Dr. David Hawkins gives an overview of what forensic psychology is by explaining some of the different settings in which it is used and what the primary techniques are, then provides an extensive comparison between traditional clinical psychology and forensic psychology.
Runtime: 47 minutes 17 seconds
ICP 103: When Medicines Fail: A Systematic Approach for Adjusting Pharmacotherapy Responses
Michael Lyles, M.D.
The last decade has been called “the decade of the brain” due to the scientific advancements in understanding how the brain works and how to treat neurological conditions. Even though significant progress has been made, each person’s physical response to a medication can be highly individualized. Dr. Michael Lyles reminds his audience to not be afraid to question previous diagnoses and modify treatment options if needed.
Runtime: 49 minutes 14 seconds
2.25 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.
2.25 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.
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