Why you'll love this course

If you have a specific problem you focus on in your practice, a lot of your best sessions probably look similar. You can help other clinicians all over the world learn what you do, and apply it effectively with clients you might otherwise not reach. This course shows you how.

Course description

If you work with a specific problem or population, you may find that some components of your work are largely consistent: You give some of the same speeches, and refer to some of the same resources. Psychoeducational training programs can expand your clinical impact by providing this standard content on a group or even homestudy basis, allowing you to focus precious clinical time on the unique needs of a specific case. This workshop covers the process of developing a curriculum for your clientele: Determining its scope and goals, assessing important material to include, deciding its ideal format, and launching. The use of assessments to measure the effectiveness of your program is also discussed.

1 Hour CE. Recorded video format (non-interactive).

This course was recorded from a live presentation at the 2019 Therapy Reimagined conference in Los Angeles. For information on past and future Therapy Reimagined events, visit therapyreimagined.com.

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a curriculum outline with at least three components that serve their specific clientele

  • Apply research to determine what content to incorporate into the program

  • Describe the process of program evaluation to be used to determine the effectiveness of their curriculum

Course outline


Anita Avedian, MS, LMFT

Anita Avedian, MS, LMFT, CAMS-IV, is the Executive Director of Avedian Counseling Center, and Executive Director of Anger Management Essentials. Anita has been practicing psychotherapy since 1996. She opened her practice in 2001 and continues to see clients in Sherman Oaks, Hollywood, Glendale, and Woodland Hills. Her specialties include working with relationships, anger, social anxiety, general anxiety, and addictions. Anger Management Essentials is an approved National Anger Management Association (NAMA) model which is used for anger management certification. Anita is an Authorized NAMA Trainer, a Certified Anger Management Specialist IV, and a Diplomat Member of NAMA. She authored Anger Management Essentials, a workbook for aggression, which has been translated into Spanish, Armenian, and Hebrew.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Video format (non-interactive); Total running time 60 minutes

Topic Area:

Clinical practice

Instructional Level:

Intermediate. This course assumes a post-graduate level of clinical knowledge.

Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: June 1, 2020 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning pays course providers. This course is provided by Therapy Reimagined, with SimplePractice maintaining full control of content development and continuing education compliance. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

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Continuing Education Approvals:

SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.

Texas counselors and MFTs: Board approval of CE providers is no longer required. 

SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.

This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.

This course is not part of our ASWB approved continuing education program.