Title: Understanding Stress: An In-depth Guide for the Mental Health Clinician
Description: This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of stress and stress management. Upon completing this course, the trainee will understand the following:

-The complex cognitive and emotional processes involved with evaluating stressors
-The many physiological response systems that produce stress over time
-Practical information on how to manage the stress response
This course will contain practical handouts that can be distributed to clients to help them manage stress

This beginning level course is primarily designed for clinicians early in their career, or for clinicians reviewing basic concepts in this area.

This course was written by Charles D. Safford, LCSW, President of, Inc., with guidance and input from other senior, Inc. course developers and from NASW GA. Mr. Safford has over 20 years of post-master’s experience as a clinician, and has over fifteen years of experience as a training developer and trainer in business and clinical settings.


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., 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 5 clinical continuing education clock hours. 


This course is approved for 5 contact hours by the following certifying bodies: 

The National Association of Social Workers through approval by NASW GA

States with their own approval process:

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number, BAP #50-2193