The objective of this course is to provide
the mental health clinician with a comprehensive
introductory overview of the appropriate
and inappropriate uses of humor in psychotherapy.


When the trainee completes this course,
he/she will:

- Understand the nature of humor and the history
of the use of humor in psychotherapy
- Know the benefits and risks of using humor
in psychotherapy
- Grasp the contraindications and misuses
of humor in psychotherapy
- Comprehend the complications of using humor
with different patient populations: adult,
child, adolescent, groups, couples
- Learn skills in applying humor successfully
in psychotherapy

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 Jad Tompkins, LCSW,
a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years
experience in clinical practice.

He has been involved in researching humor and its uses
in psychotherapy for much of the past 2 decades.
He currently provides psychotherapy
and training services in private practice.

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: 11/15/2023 to 11/15/2026.

Social workers participating in this course will receive;
7 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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