The purpose of this course is to provide practitioners with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively counsel clients who are unemployed or are facing imminent job loss. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Define unemployment, underemployment, and the work force, including the current state of employment in the United States.
2. Discuss what work means to people on a psychological and social level.
3. Explain the various mental health, physio-logical, social, and familial consequences of losing a job and persistent job loss.
4. Discuss how individuals cope with job loss and identify factors that influence coping strategies.
5. Evaluate various job search strategies.
6. Analyze the role of Internet technology in job searching.
7. Discuss practice implications for mental health professionals who are working with unemployed clients in their practice.
This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.