Title: Differential Diagnosis: Identifying Common Medical Conditions Frequently Misdiagnosed as Mental Health Problems
Description: The objectives of this course are to provide the trainee with an overview guide to common medical conditions that are frequently misdiagnosed as mental health problems. When the trainee completes this course, he or she will:

-Understand the assessment process for identifying clients with medical illnesses that appear as mental health symptoms
-Identify depression or anxiety indicating medical illness
-Understand the bio-physiologic mechanisms of depression and anxiety caused by medical illness
-Know the biochemical mechanisms of co-morbidity
-Comprehend the psychological mechanisms of co-morbidity
-Learn frequently encountered physical illnesses co-morbid with depression
-Know common drugs and medications causing depression/anxiety

This intermediate level course is primarily designed for clinicians in the middle stages of their career, or for clinicians reviewing basic concepts in this treatment area. This course was written by Barbara Gulesserian, MSN. Ms. Gulesserian is a Clinical Nurse Practitioner with twenty years of private practice experience providing psychotherapy to adults in clinical practice. Ms. Gulesserian has performed psychotherapy in group and individual practice, and is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.


Title: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa: An Introductory Guide to Eating Disorders
Description: The objective of this course is to provide the mental health clinician with a comprehensive introductory overview of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. When the trainee completes this course, he/she will:

-Understand the classification of the main eating disorders according to the DSM-5
-Know the prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa and the rising incidence among males.
-Comprehend causes and mechanisms underlying eating disorders.
-Understand the socio-cultural aspects of eating disorders
-Learn additional factors that have shaped the manifestations of some eating disorders.
-Grasp the multiple meanings that an eating disorder may have for patients from different cultural backgrounds.
-Know mental disorders commonly associated with eating disorders.
-Comprehend the different treatment modalities effective in eating disorders, including the appropriate use of medications.

This course is primarily designed for clinicians in the earlier stages of their career, or for more advanced clinicians reviewing basic concepts in this area.

This course was written by Iréné Celcer, LCSW with guidance and input from other senior, Inc. course developers and from NASW GA. Ms. Celcer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years experience working with eating disordered clients. She is a member of the Board of EDIN (Eating Disorders Informational Network), an organization based in Atlanta whose mission is to educate and prevent eating disorders, and the author of two books and numerous articles on eating disorders. Additionally, Ms. Celcer has delivered a number of workshops and presentations to other clinicians and the public on the subject of eating disorders.

Approvals: has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6071. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

As noted on the NBCC web site, "most professional counselor state licensure boards readily accept NBCC credit for licensure renewal.", Inc., provider #1104, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit., Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2020 to 11/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 clinical continuing education clock hours. 

With the notable exception of New York and New Jersey, ASWB approval is accepted for licensed social workers. 

This course is approved for 4 contact hours