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Serious Business: Effective Use of Humor In Treatment
Recorded on March 22, 2022
On Demand Education
Free
2.5 CE Hours
Clinical
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Description

This workshop will explore the use of humor in developing the therapeutic relationship as well as in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders. These ideas are rooted in Martin Seligman’s theme of positive psychology while serving as President of the APA in 1998. Humor can be both an asset and a liability, dependent upon factors including the relationship, type of humor used, and timing, as well as the individual aspects of each client’s background and culture. Appropriate use of humor, as well as potential pitfalls, will be addressed.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define positive psychology
  2. Identify 4 effects of humor on the therapeutic relationship (both positive and negative)
  3. Identify no less than 3 appropriate techniques to use humor effectively
  4. Identify the cognitive, social, and emotional effects of humor
CE Details
Introductory
Clinical

This live webinar has been approved for 2.5 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the 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-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, 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-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the 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-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Jeffrey Quamme

Jeffrey Quamme is the Executive Director at the CCB. An alumnus of Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut, and Charter Oak State College, he has over 30 years of diverse experience in the behavioral health space. Jeffrey is a sought-after speaker and trainer nationally with a special interest in the application of evidence-based practices, ethics, and confronting some of the credibility issues that plague the SUD prevention, treatment & recovery industry. He previously sat on the Executive Committee of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, has been instrumental in international credential development, and currently is a member of the Mayor’s Opioid Commission in his city of Bristol, CT.

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