Out of Work: How to assist and counsel unemployed clients - 6 CEUs
Effectively Counsel the Unemployed and Those Facing Job Loss
Being unemployed can be stressful, frustrating, and depressing. For many, having a job brings dignity and offers individuals a strong sense of self-worth. Very often, mental health professionals have clients who are unemployed or will be facing an imminent job loss. Job loss and unemployment are stressors that can have significant biopsychosocial implications. Since career has become so intertwined with individuals' daily life, it is important for mental health professionals to recognize the issues that come with job loss and how to help individuals cope.
This course is designed specifically to help practitioners with specific strategies to aid in job searches and interventions that reduce discouragement, depression, and anxiety. In this course, we will:
Define essential terms such as labor force, unemployment, long-term unemployment, and underemployment
Examine the value of work for people on psychological and social levels
Look at the consequences of job loss from an environmental perspective
Identify effective coping strategies for clients
Examine cultural distinctions
Discuss practice implications for mental health professionals
* Social Workers: These programs are Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886719437-0) for 6 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
* Psychologists: Maryland COMAR 10.36.02.06. 06 Authorized Sponsors. The following organization and its approved CE sponsors are authorized sponsors of continuing education acceptable to the Board: National Association of Social Workers. These activities are approved for continuing education by the DC Board of Psychology.
* Professional Counselors: These activities are approved for continuing education by the DC Board of Professional Counseling.
The NASW CE approval program extends to national, regional and multi-state continuing education providers. NASW has approval from more than 38 state licensure boards without restrictions, including DC, MD, VA, DE, PA.
What is the refund policy?
To receive a transfer credit to a future workshop of equal or lesser value only, cancellations must be made between 72 hours prior to the start date of workshop.
Any cancellations made less than 72 hours of the start date of workshop will be eligible only for a transfer and a $50 transfer fee to a future workshop of equal or lesser value.