Good free online resources for mental health professionals...
July 11, 2014 4:28 AM   Subscribe

where you can test/improve your own knowledge/skills gaps? I read a lot of books and go through this whole convoluted process of underlining/going back etc... but I honestly feel like I remember/really take in so little. I have a bit of time and want to refesh/enhance my knowledge/skills/confidence.

I think resources with test questions would be really helpful. Do they exist?

Interested in it all - info on the range of mental illness's/their impact etc (including substance misuse)

Medications (am weak in this area and a bit intimidated by it!)

Biological causes (ditto)

Brownie points for anything with a UK focus (eg includes stuff on mental health legislation/white papers etc).

The more reliable/accessible/recent-ish the better.

posted by tanktop to Health & Fitness (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In the US, licensed health professionals are generally required to take a certain number of CEUs (Continuing Education Units) each year, and many companies offer courses online. Googling a topic plus "CEU free" or "LCSW CEU free" will probably turn up some options. Going to the library and looking at textbooks would probably be less hit-or-miss, though.
posted by jaguar at 5:57 AM on July 11, 2014 [3 favorites]

You might find some MOOC courses helpful. I'm most familiar with Coursera. It does depend on the prof teaching it though. It's free so if it's terrible, just forget about it.
posted by kathrynm at 8:02 AM on July 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

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