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Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Test link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - After completing and scoring the Test a Certificate granting 10 CE credit is issued to you. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd
Course Reviewed 2023

Client/Patient Resource: Creating a Habit of Nonbiased Thinking(Printable .pdf)

PART I – WARNING BEHAVIOR: Duty to Warn and Protect Third Parties
Section 1 & Question 1

--Warning Behavior: Third Party for which You have the Duty to Warn
Section 2 & Question 2
--Law Enforcement: Police Response Procedure to Mental Health Professionals Report of Dangerous Persons (Tarasoff Decision)
Section 3 & Questions 3
--Threat Detection: Predicting a Patient’s/Client's Dangerousness
Section 4 & Question 4

--HIPAA Privacy Rule and Data Sharing related to Mental Health

PART II - SCHOOL Shootings
Section 5 & Question 5
--Preventing and Preparing for an Active School Shooter Incident

Section 6 & Question 6
--Case Studies of School Attackers

PART III -- ACTIVE SHOOTER Crisis Environment Communication
Section 7 & Question 7
--Pre-Attack Behaviors in School Shooters
Section 8 & Question 8

--The Importance of Effective Communication in a Crisis Environment - Psychological First Aid, PFA

Section 9 & Question 9
--Managing the Consequences of an Active Shooter Situation

Section 10 & Question 10
--Posttraumatic Symptoms following a Shooting: The Role of Resource Loss

PART IV -- MASS Violence
1-30-23 As of late January, the Gun Violence Archive has counted 49 mass shootings this year. Six of them involved four or more fatalities.- The New York Times
Section 11 & Question 11

--Mass Violence and Behavioral Health

Section 12 & Question 12
--Long-term Behavioral Health Reactions to Violence

Section 13 & Question 13
--Long-Term Recovery – Restoration

11-24-22 Chesapeake, Va. The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia seemed to target people and fired at some victims after they were already hit and appeared to be dead, said a witness who was present when the shooting started. -- Associated Press

Section 14 & Question 14
--Workplace Violence Case Studies: Threats

Section 15 & Question 15

--Case Study: Employee Threat made during a Counseling Session

Section 16 & Question 16
--Workplace Violence Recovery

Section 17 & Question 17
--Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD)

PART VI – RACE - Combating Implicit Bias and Stereotypes
4-11-22 Detriot - How violence against Asian Americans has grown - The 22-year-old white man suspected of killing eight people that day, including six Asian American women, was motivated by race and gender… There has been a rise in racist, violent acts against Asian Americans all across the country. PBS News
Section 18 & Question 18

--Combating Implicit Bias and Stereotypes(See link at top of page to get printable format.)

PART VII – SHOOTERS Radicalized by Online Ideology of Hate
5-14-22 -The mass shooting in and around the Tops grocery store in Buffalo, New York on May 14, 2022 that claimed the lives of ten individuals and injured three others was all the more horrific because of the white supremacist ideological motivation that fueled it and the shooter’s meticulous planning. The disturbing reality is that this attack is part of an epidemic of mass shootings often perpetrated by young men radicalized online by an ideology of hate. - Investigative Report on the role of online platforms in the tragic mass shooting in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.
Section 19 & Question 19

--Online Platforms Fuel Radicalization

Section 20 & Question 20
---Shooters and the Virality Model

PART VIII - STS Secondary Traumatic Stress, Vicarous Trauma
Section 21 & Question 21
--Preventing Vicarious Trauma: Working With Trauma Survivors

Section 22 & Question 22
--Warning Signs of STS and Vicarious Trauma

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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When and How Course Completion Certificates will be Awarded: Once you have passed the test with a score of 80% or higher, paid and completed evaluation; log into your User Account and your certificate is available for print or download. Your CE history is maintained in your account.

All activities within all of our courses are offered for continuing education credit.

"Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences."

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