The UC Irvine Counseling Center values our interactions and collaborations with fellow mental health professionals. As a service to the local mental health professionals community and for our continual professional development, we provide Continuing Education (CE) courses. Information about upcoming CE courses will be updated on this page as it becomes available.

Current CE Courses

  • Navigating Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders Within the College Mental Health Context: Assessment, Intervention, and Common Issues Including Multicultural Considerations

    Yuri Choi, Ph.D., and Shuchang Kang, Ph.D.

    Friday August 27th, 2021 8:30am-11:50am

    Eating disorders (ED) are serious conditions that can have a profound mental and/or physical impact, however, recovery is achievable with good prognosis being associated with early intervention (Chesney, Goodwin, & Fazel, 2014). ED commonly begin during adolescence or young adulthood (APA, 2013), which overlaps with the age of the majority of the college population. Hence, it is important for mental health providers working at university counseling centers to be able to understand common issues related to disordered eating and ED, accurately assess, and provide short-term service (e.g., ED therapeutic assessment) as appropriate and/or provide referrals for ED treatment (i.e., following the American Psychiatric Association Level of Care Guidelines; APA, 2006). Additionally, ED affect everyone regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other identities (e.g., Eisenberg et al., 2011) with marginalized populations being disproportionately impacted (e.g., Diemer et al., 2015; Marques, et al., 2011; Wade, Keski-Rahkonen, & Hudson, 2011). As our college population is becoming more and more diverse, it is crucial for mental health providers working at university counseling centers to provide culturally sensitive assessment and interventions for ED. At the conclusions of the workshop, participants should be familiarized with ED assessment, intervention, and common issues related to disordered eating and ED, including multicultural considerations, within the college mental health context. 

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Previous CE Courses

  • BIPOC Mental Health in the Current Sociopolitical Climate: Examining Self & Practice for Equity and Social Justice

    Kimberly Burdine, Ph.D.

    Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 1:00pm-4:00pm

    The current U.S. political climate is ripe with leaders asserting ideas about and plans to help all citizens achieve the “American Dream”. This dream is predicated on what Franklin (1999) outlined as achieving visibility, which includes the pursuit of validation, legitimacy, respect, dignity, recognition, satisfaction, and identity. Systemic oppression, microaggression, marginalization, and culturally motivated violence disrupt visibility for people of color (POC) (Franklin, 1999). The cumulative effects of these factors significantly impact psychological wellbeing (Brownson et al., 2012; Bryant-Davis & Ocampo, 2006; Cabral & Smith, 2011; Franklin, 1999; Smith, Chesin & Jeglic, 2014). Pairing clients with clinicians of similar racial identity, modifying treatment conceptualization and approach to fit the POC experience, and honing non-POC clinicians’ diversity consciousness have been identified as effective strategies (Bryant-Davis & Ocampo, 2006; Cabral & Smith, 2011).

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  • Hope as a Skill: Understanding and Treating Suicide Risk

    M. David Rudd, Ph.D., ABPP

    Thursday Dec. 12th, 2019 9am-4:30pm

    An empirically validated brief cognitive therapy (BCBT) for the assessment and treatment of suicide risk will be covered. A key part of the model is the construct of hope, recognizing that hope is a skill with identifiable component parts. The BCBT model applies to all aspects of clinical care, including assessment, day to day clinical management and ongoing treatment. Critical elements include an understanding of motivation to die and suicide intent, along with empirically validated clinical interventions including a commitment to treatment statement, crisis response planning/safety planning, methods restriction, and targeted skill development and self-management. Clinical cases will be integrated and particular interventions demonstrated.

  • Reaching Higher: Enhancing Quality Care with Multicultural Supervision

    Jeanne Manese, Ph.D and Theodore Burnes, Ph.D

    June 27, 2018

    The purpose of this six hour training is to examine a diversity of evidence-based approaches to conduct multicultural supervision. The training includes models, applications and interventions applicable to a wide variety of training situations in which social justice and multiculturalism are central. The Guidelines for Clinical Supervision in Health Service Psychology are also core principles for discussing various aspects of the supervisor role, including ethics, relationship building, addressing issues in competence and development, and assessment, evaluation, and feedback. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss important topics such as intersectionality, cultural humility, and mentoring as a foundational practice in multicultural supervision.

  • Trauma Informed Care In Counseling Survivors of Sexual Assault

    Mandy Mount, Ph.D., Katy Dorsheimer, Ph,D., and Lissa Lim, Ph.D.

    June 21, 2017

    Funded by US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women Campus Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus (Award #: OVW 2014-WA-AX-007). Sponsored by UCI Care Office and presented by UCI Counseling Center.

  • Brief Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia

    Kulwinder (Karan) Singh, Ph.D.

    December 18, 2017

  • 2016 Mental Health Cultural Competency Summit

    (Better Together - Culturally Mindful Practice)

    December 15-16, 2016

    The University of California, Irvine Counseling Center provided Continuing Education (CE) credit to all licensed mental health professionals who attended CE approved courses at the 2016 Mental Health Cultural Competency Summit.

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD

    Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Ph.D.

    August 24-25, 2015

    The Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD training was presented by the UC Irvine Counseling Center. Funded by the O'Donoghue Foundation and sponsored by UCI's Heroes at Home Program, the VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center and the Long Beach VA Healthcare System. 

  • The National Building Healthy Academic Communities Summit

    Suzy Harrington, DNP, RN, MCHES, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., and Aydin Nazmi, Ph.D.

    April 23-24, 2015

    The University of California, Irvine Counseling Center in collaboration with Building Healthy Academic Communities, The Ohio State University and UCI Wellness, Health and Counseling Services offered continuing education opportunities for health educators and social workers.

  • The DSM 5: An Orientation and Examination

    David M Cimbora, Ph.D.

    December 17, 2014

  • Preparing the Next Generation for the 'Other Real World': A Culturally-Celebratory, Competency-Based Approach to Clinical Supervision

    Theodore R. Burnes, Ph.D.

    September 23, 2014

  • Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence

    Mandy Mount, Ph.D.

    June 27, 2014

  • Legal and Ethical Issues, Dilemmas and Response Strategies Workshop

    Emil Rodolfa, Ph.D.

    June 19, 2014

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

    Laura Copland, M.A, LMHC

    January 7-8, 2014

    Presented by the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) and hosted by the UC Irvine, Counseling Center.

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The UC Irvine Counseling Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC Irvine Counseling Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.