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September/October 2022 The Therapist in Professional Exchange

Learning Objectives 
Upon completion of the articles, are you able to:

  • Identify the increase in mental health related challenges that school children in California have been experiencing in the last 3 years.
  • Discuss at least 3 strategies for MFTs and other clinicians in school settings to maintain appropriate boundaries and provide mental health support in a way that does not lead to clinician burnout.
  • Provide 3 to 4 elements of a Student Safety Plan.
  • List 5 potential elements for a student’s Coping Skills kit.
  • Lay out a framework for supporting the creation and maintenance of student networking group, student clubs, and supportive adult connections for students.
  • Discuss recent legislative actions in California that support increased mental health care in school settings.
  • Understand the healing concept of Catharsis in therapy.
  • Discuss the concepts of repression and avoidance of difficult emotions and present ideas to help clients tolerate the process of feeling painful emotions in order to release them.
  • Outline two ways in which the use of shared experiences from popular culture, in this case a popular movie, can help clients process concepts that are more difficult to grasp with a clinical approach.
  • Relate the existential ideas in films such as “Dude Where’s My Car” and writings by existential philosophers to our clients’ lives and identify how existential philosophies can help clients heal and grow.
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This test is valid for obtaining continuing education hours until October 31, 2023. CAMFT is recognized as a CE Provider by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for LMFTs, LEPs, LPCCs, and LCSWs (16 C.C.R. §1887.4.3(3)(D)).

Refunds/Cancellations:  CAMFT does not offer refunds for On-Demand Library purchases.