CBT for People with Developmental Disabilities 

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is among the most effective psychotherapy approaches for a wide range of presenting problems. Modified CBT is also a promising practice in the treatment of mental health challenges for persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Many people question the effectiveness of an approach that focuses squarely on cognition for a group of people with cognitive impairments. While this concern may be valid for some individuals with IDD, many others have the requisite cognitive ability to be successful if some reasonable accommodations are made. Modified CBT may offer an alternative to highly restrictive forms of treatment for many people with significant behavioral and mental health challenges. Because of its focus on the internal thoughts and feelings and ways to enhance personal effectiveness, it also humanizes the person with IDD in a way that other treatments do not. The goal of this course is to provide information and tools for CBT therapists so that they can modify their approach to make it more effective for persons with IDD. By using vignettes and interactive exercises, therapists will acquire some basic skills they can apply to the use of CBT with persons with IDD. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

$30.00

Hours: 1.50 - 1.75
REL-IDD-0-CBTDD

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (12 Match)

American Psychological Association

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.75 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

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Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-CBTDD
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Apply appropriate diagnostic assessment procedures to identify persons who may benefit from modified CBT.
Practice strategies for working collaboratively with clients with IDD to develop measurable treatment objectives and outcomes.
Implement treatment strategies that maximize the effectiveness of CBT for clients with IDD.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: The Importance of CBT for IDD
A. Meet Julie
B. The Need for CBT
C. Modifying CBT for People with IDD
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 3: Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment Planning
A. Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment Planning
B. Establishing Rapport
C. Changing the Outlook: Focus on the Future
D. Clarifying the Reason for Referral
E. Matters of Consent
F. Assessment
G. Julie’s Therapy Sessions
H. Diagnostic Manual – Intellectual Disability 2
I. Is CBT the Right Treatment?
J. Benefit-Risk Analysis
K. Cognitive-Behavioral Analysis
L. Larry the Unemployed Guy
M. Negotiating Outcomes and Objectives
N. Outcomes
O. Objectives
P. Review
Q. Summary
Section 4: Setting the Frame
A. Setting the Frame
B. Client and Therapist Expectations
C. Alex in Wonderland
D. Confidentiality
E. Scheduling Appointments
F. Marisela’s First Session
G. Duration of Sessions
H. Negotiating with Lisa
I. Structuring Sessions
J. Erin’s Agenda
K. Involvement of Others
L. It’s Lori’s Therapy
M. Access to Therapist
N. Review
O. Summary
Section 5: Alternative Methods for Teaching the CBT Model
A. Visual Communication
B. Role Playing
C. Repetition and Fluency
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 6: Applying the CBT Model
A. Applying the CBT Model
B. Self-Management
C. Distress Tolerance and Graduated Exposure
D. Daniella’s Distress
E. Priming
F. Relaxation
G. Validation
H. Homework
I. Other Helpful Tips
J. Review
K. Summary
Section 7: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributors
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations!
F. Exam

Instructor: Bruce Davis, MS, PhD
Bruce Davis, Ph.D. is the Director of Behavioral and Psychological Services for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). He has 27 years of experience providing services to persons with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health disorders. He is a Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Davis has served as Regional Behavior Analysis Director for DIDD and was also Director of TN-START, a model crisis intervention program for persons with co-occurring disorders. He has also worked as an Assistant Professor in the Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry and directed the Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Clinic supported by the Merck Fund. Dr. Davis is a past President of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis and served as President of TN-NADD (an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs) from 2005 to 2008 and 2011 to present. In the interim, he served as a TN-NADD Board Member and is an active member of the NADD organization.  Disclosure: Bruce Davis, MS, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services.  Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Psychologists; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
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All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@relias.com