TDC is an approved CE provider through the ASWB's ACE (Approved Continuing Education) program. If you are an AMFT, MFT, ASW, or LCSW in California, the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts continuing education credits given through ASWB ACE-approved courses.

18 Hours First Renewal Bonus CE Package

This package meets the 18 Hours First Renewal requirements for the California BBS LMFT, LPCC, and LCSW license and includes an additional 1 hour of Continuing Education.

*BBS-required courses for the 18 Hours First Renewal include a 7 hours HIV Awareness, 6 hours Law & Ethics, and a 5 hours course in clinical topics.

Included courses in this package:

7 Hours HIV/AIDS BEYOND THE STIGMA: SEEING THE HUMAN IN HIV

6 Hours LAW AND ETHICS: THEY DID WHAT?! A CASE STUDY REVIEW OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

6 Hours CLINICAL ASSESSMENT: LIFE STRESSORS & COPING

CE Hours - 19

6 Hours On The Edge of Life: Introduction to Treating Suicidality

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Training

After reviewing and attending a multitude of suicide trainings, Amanda Rowan, LCSW and a team of highly skilled therapists introduce to you the Edge of Life Model, a humanistic, phenomenological approach to treating suicidality that is holistic, practical, and grounded in evidence-based practices.

This course is the culmination of more than a decade of research, exploration and personal experiences as both a clinician and a client impacted by suicide. The course: 1) starts with an experiential activity that provides clinicians with an opportunity to honestly explore their personal reactions to working with clients sitting on the Edge of Life,  2) takes a deep dive into the current state of suicide training in the mental health care field and discusses the deficits that need to be addressed, 3) reviews the phenomenologically grounded Courage to Live Continuum of Risk, an assessment framework that helps clinicians identify their client’s level of risk and understand how their clients can be at different points on the continuum at different points in their life, and the final lecture 4) explores the Edge of Life Model, looking at how the client’s expression of suicidality is a manifestation of deep suffering rooted in complex interactions of the Bio/Psycho/Social/Spiritual life space.

This course lays the foundation to improve a clinician’s ability to build genuine connections with their clients, gain a better understanding of their clients’ suffering, and expand their capacity to attend to clients who are on the edge of life.

CE Hours - 6

18 Hours First Renewal Bonus CE Package with Suicide Training

This package meets the 18 Hours First Renewal requirements for the California BBS LMFT, LPCC, and LCSW license and includes an additional 1 hour of Continuing Education.

*BBS-required courses for the 18 Hours First Renewal include 7 hours HIV Awareness, 6 hours Law & Ethics, and 6 hours Suicide Risk Assessment and Intevention.

Included courses in this package:

7 Hours HIV/AIDS BEYOND THE STIGMA: SEEING THE HUMAN IN HIV

6 Hours LAW AND ETHICS: THEY DID WHAT?! A CASE STUDY REVIEW OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

6 Hours EDGE OF LIFE: INTRODUCTION TO TREATING SUICIDALITY

 

CE Hours - 19

15 Hours Clinical Supervision: Foundations

This combo course includes Continuing Education Clinical Supervision courses: 

9 Hours Clinical Supervision: Foundations

6 Hours Clinical Supervision: Integrated Developmental Model

This courses fulfills the CA BBS Clinical Supervision requirement for license renewal.

CE Hours - 15

12 Hours Law and Ethics: Combo

This combo purchase includes 6 hour Continuing Education Law and Ethics courses: 

6 Hours Safeguarding Your Psychotherapy Practice, The Essentials

6 Hours They Did What?! A Case Study Review of Disciplinary Actions

These courses fulfill the BBS law and ethics requirement for license renewal.

This purchase qualifies for 12 hours of Law and Ethics Continuing Education credit.

This purchase fulfills the 12 hour Law and Ethics Continuing Education requirement to retake the California Law and Ethics Exam.

CE Hours - 12

9 Hours Foundations of Gestalt Therapy

This course provides clinicians with an overview of Gestalt therapy, including its history and the context within which the theory emerged. Participants will become familiar with differences between Gestalt theory and other existing theories of the time. Foundational underpinnings, as well as defining clinical characteristics of Gestalt theory as a third force in psychotherapy will be discussed. Clinical concepts, such as “I-It / I-Thou”, “contact”, “awareness”, “paradoxical theory of change”, and “creative adjustment” will be explained and clinically exemplified.  Participants will be introduced to three important elements of the dialogic method and its therapeutic implications. In addition, this course will discuss the concept of phenomenology, its components and clinical application.  Finally, the instructors are going to walk the participants through the concepts of field theory, as well as paradoxical theory of change and their clinical implications.

CE Hours - 9

7 Hours HIV/AIDS Beyond the Stigma: Seeing the Human in HIV

This CE course will help therapists increase their professional knowledge related to HIV/AIDS and will enhance the therapist’s skills and application in practice. The CE course will not only increase the therapist’s knowledge of the virus and the disease, it will explore HIV/AIDS stigma which affects prevention, treatment and services.

The course fulfills the BBS first renewal requirement. 

CE Hours - 7

7 Hours Understanding Character Styles

This unique CE course gives users an introduction to a way of understanding the "attitudes, expectations, behaviors, and emotional processes that shape our possibilities and limits." Taken from a live training course with Lynne Jacobs, PhD, the audio lectures cover common character styles (NOT pathological behavior patterns or diagnoses) that are often seen in clients who seek therapy. This course provides 7 hours of CE.

CE Hours - 7

9 Hours Clinical Supervision: Foundations

This course will help both current and aspiring supervisors in developing and strengthening their supervisory skills. With the proper level of knowledge and competencies, supervisors can assist newer mental health professionals build their skills and preserve a higher level of professionalism in the field. This course is divided into four parts.

To complete 15 hours of Supervision required for new supervisors in California you will need to also complete the 6 Hours Clinical Supervision: Integrative Developmental Model.

CE Hours - 9

6 Hours Clinical Supervision: Integrated Developmental Model

This course will help both current and aspiring supervisors in developing and strengthening their supervisory skills. With the proper level of knowledge and competencies, supervisors can assist newer mental health professionals build their skills and preserve a higher level of professionalism in the field. The course will explain the importance of adopting a supervisory model and provide a detailed overview of the Integrated Developmental Model. The Integrated Developmental Model provides a roadmap for supervisors that enhances their understanding of their supervisee’s stage of development and assists the supervisor to develop realistic expectations, build compassion and understanding, and allow them to offer interventions that align with their supervisee’s developmental needs and abilities. 

CE Hours - 6 

 

6 Hours Clinical Supervision: Legal and Ethical Issues

This course provides supervisors with the legal and ethical knowledge needed to safeguard their practice when providing supervision to pre-licensed clinicians. The course includes a benchmark law and ethics test that supervisors can incorporate into their own practice and administer at the beginning of new supervisory relationships. The benchmark test assesses a supervisee’s proficiency in legal and ethical issues. The test assessment allows supervisors to identify knowledge deficits and provide additional training before allowing their supervisees to work with clients. This course also provides an in-depth review of the legal and ethical guidelines for supervision and teaches techniques supervisors can use to minimize their risk of legal liability.

This course fulfills the CA BBS Supervision requirement for license renewal.

This course fulfills the CA BBS Law and Ethics requirement for license renewal.

CE Hours - 6

6 Hours Law and Ethics: Safeguarding Your Psychotherapy Practice: The Essentials

This course will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the role of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), what constitutes unprofessional conduct and the ethical guidelines that inform our practice as mental health providers. This course will review key legal issues, as well as components of both the NASW and CAMFT Code of Ethics to help psychotherapists learn what behaviors can make them more vulnerable to disciplinary actions. This course will also provide psychotherapists an opportunity to reflect on their current practices and identify concrete steps they can take to safeguard their license or registration. 

This course fulfills the BBS Law and Ethics requirement for license renewal.

CE Hours - 6

6 Hours Law and Ethics: They Did What?! A Case Study Review of Disciplinary Actions

This course will provide participants with a deeper understanding of what behaviors can lead to disciplinary investigations with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). This course will review actual cases of disciplinary investigations that the BBS has published and made public. The instructors will share the facts of each case and discuss the underlying illegal and/or unethical behaviors. The instructors will also explore what safeguards could have prevented the disciplinary investigation and protected the clinician during the investigatory process. In addition, the course will provide psychotherapists an understanding of what to do if they become part of a disciplinary investigation.

This course fulfills the BBS Law and Ethics requirement for license renewal.

CE Hours - 6

6 Hours Clinical Assessment: Life Stressors & Coping

Everyone experiences stress.  Our ability to cope effectively with life’s myriad stressors has a direct impact on our overall health and mental wellbeing. People come to therapy because they are unable to cope effectively with their life stressors. This course will provide an in-depth look at two different assessment tools, the Holmes-Rahe Life Stressors Inventory and the Brief-COPE, that have been used in both clinical practice and in research to help understand individuals’ experiences dealing with common life stressors. Therapists will learn how to incorporate these assessment tools into their clinical practice, understand the role of different life stressors on their clients’ functioning, and how to strengthen and build their clients’ coping skills.

CE Hours - 6

4 Hours Interpersonal Psychotherapy: An Overview

This CE course will help mental health clinicians gain an understanding about Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), an evidenced based practice proven to be helpful in treating Depressive Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Social Phobia and some Eating Disorders. This course provides 4 hours of CE. 

CE Hours - 4

3 Hours Structural Family Therapy: The Four Step Assessment Model

This CE course will help mental health clinicians gain an understanding about Structural Family Therapy and how it provides a road map to assist clinicians in conceptualizing how individual problems are maintained by family interactional patterns. 

CE Hours - 3