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Coping Skills 1.5CE
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(Some Boards distinguish between general CEs and other types.  Please review your specific state requirements to learn more.)

Course Description

This course includes a review of three basic types of coping skills:  emotional, behavioral, and cognitive.  It is offered for CE credit to remind the helper of important tools and techniques necessary for self-care as a helper, but it is also a guide for the helper to use with his/her clients, as well.  The Coping Skills Handbook will explain the difference between the three types of coping skills and provide examples of each.

Approved by the Following State Boards:
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)

Learning Objectives
  • You will learn the difference between emotional, behavioral, and cognitive coping.

  • You will be able to identify examples of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive coping skills.

  • You will be able to recognize signs of physiological distress and implement several techniques to soothe the distress.

  • You will be able to differentiate what is in your control to change and implement techniques to improve outcomes.

  • You will learn how to communicate assertively, solve problems, and resolve conflicts.

  • You will be introduced to the concept of neuroplasticity.

  • You will learn to develop awareness of your own thoughts, recognize self-defeating or distorted thinking, and implement cognitive techniques to reframe and challenge such thoughts. 


You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion.  You will also be required to complete a course evaluation.  Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.

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