Continuing Education

Since 2013, DDCI has been a Continuing Education Provider (#50-15609) for the FL Board of Licensed Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy through our signature brand, URChoices.

In 2018, we expanded service to all of Florida’s behavioral health professionals by becoming a CE Provider for the FL Board of Psychology.

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Since 2013, DDCI has been a Continuing Education Provider (#50-15609) for the FL Board of Licensed Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy through our signature brand, URChoices©. In 2018, we expanded service to all of Florida’s behavioral health professionals by becoming a CE Provider for the FL Board of Psychology.

Our staff combines years of practice and classroom educational expertise to bring both required and specialized clinical courses to licensees’ homes and offices. We invite you to partner with us to  enrich your learning experience through our continual quality improvement in course content and delivery.

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Continuing Education Courses

Assessment and Prevention Strategies for Suicidal Clients

3 hours, Computer-based Training

This video-rich course reviews current, recommended assessment instruments used to screen patients/clients for suicidality. Moving from individual assessments, into family/community groups, and culminating in organizational approaches to treatment for suicide risk, this course explores evidence-based strategies coupled with best practices for preventing patient/client suicide.

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What can I do?: Strategies to Minimize Medical Errors

2 hours, Computer-based Training

This medical errors course addresses the 3 areas mandated by Florida statute for 491 Board licensees: (1) root-cause analyses, (2) medical error reduction and prevention, and (3) patient safety in medical/health and mental health environments, and mandatory risk management reporting by nonphysician employees in licensed clinical and patient care settings in Florida.

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What Mom Wanted: The 3 Keys to Supporting Healthcare Surrogates

2 hours, Computer-based Training

Participants in this introductory continuing education course (2 CEUs) will explore 3 key areas critical to healthcare surrogate performance: 1) preparation, 2) information-gathering, and 3) decision-making.

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I Don’t Know What to Do: Ethical Dilemmas and Professional Accountability in Healthcare Settings

3 hours, Computer-based Training

The ever-changing healthcare treatment environment requires practitioners delivering services to adult, child, and family patients/clients in medical/mental health facilities, to remain a current, updated knowledge base to ensure ethical professional practice and legal compliance with existing laws.

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But We Never Talked: Assessing and Serving Patients’ Families at the Bedside

4 hours, Computer-based Training

As health care surrogates, not the medical patient, make 70-90% of ICU decisions, clinicians must be prepared to serve the needs of individuals acting in the surrogate role.

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Assessment and Prevention Strategies for Suicidal Clients

3 hours, Computer-based Training

This video-rich course reviews current, recommended assessment instruments used to screen patients/clients for suicidality. Moving from individual assessments, into family/community groups, and culminating in organizational approaches to treatment for suicide risk, this course explores evidence-based strategies coupled with best practices for preventing patient/client suicide.

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Opening Communication: Improving Patient Care

2 hours, Computer-based Training

This course informs health, mental health, family therapy, and other health care service professionals on the changes in health care surrogate representation for adults, and for the first time in Florida statutes, minors, under Florida’s Health Care Advance Directives Act, Fl Statute Chapter 765.201 through .205, effective October 1, 2015.

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Assessing Suicide Risk

2 hours, Computer-based Training

According to the CDC, 2015, 1 suicide occurs every 13 minutes in the U.S., with teens, youth, sexual, and cultural minorities at higher risk. Against the backdrop of statutory mandates, professional codes and liabilities, Assessing Suicide Risk provides participants the essential tools to shift from prior low-medium-high categories of client risk into a risk-formulation model that supports a preventive, individualized client intervention treatment plan.

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Assessing Suicide Risk

2 hours, Computer-based Training

According to the CDC, 2015, 1 suicide occurs every 13 minutes in the U.S., with teens, youth, sexual, and cultural minorities at higher risk. Against the backdrop of statutory mandates, professional codes and liabilities, Assessing Suicide Risk provides participants the essential tools to shift from prior low-medium-high categories of client risk into a risk-formulation model that supports a preventive, individualized client intervention treatment plan.

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Florida Laws and Rules: Updates for Clinical Practice

3 hours, Computer-based Training

This video-rich 3 hr. course, required for 491 Board licensees every 3rd biennium, informs and reviews recent changes to F. S. CH 456, F.S. CH 491, and F.A.C. (Rule) 64B4. Participants will establish and maintain knowledge of laws and rules regulating practitioners under the Department of Health, the Florida Administrative Code, and 491 Board.

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Domestic Violence: Protecting the Vulnerable During Crisis

2 hours, Computer-based Training

This 2-hr. course aides Board 491 licensees to screen and evaluate clients for domestic violence (DV), whether potential survivors or perpetrators, as defined by Florida statutes (CHs 456 and 741).

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