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Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors

Robert E. Hardy, EdD

CE Credit: 4 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | Nutrition & Dietetics CE | School Psychology CE | Teaching CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that teaches how to change negative behaviors into positive ones.

Self-defeating behaviors are negative on-going patterns of behaviors involving issues such as smoking, weight, inactive lifestyle, depression, anger, perfectionism, etc. This course is designed to teach concepts to eliminate these negative patterns. The course is educational: first you learn the model, then you apply it to a specific self-defeating behavior. A positive behavioral change is the outcome. Following the course, participants will be able to identify, analyze and replace their self-defeating behavior(s) with positive behavior(s). The course also provides an excellent psychological “tool” for clinicians to use with their clients. The author grants limited permission to photocopy forms and exercises included in this course for clinical use.

Closeout Course #40-08 | 2007 | 44 pages | 35 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Describe a self-defeating behavior
2. Identify the exact set of circumstances in which a self-defeating behavior is practiced
3. Identify one’s own self-defeating conclusions
4. Distinguish between real fear and mythical fear
5. Identify the techniques used to carry out self-defeating behaviors
6. List the specific “prices” for self-defeating behaviors
7. Identify ways used to distort the results of self-defeating behaviors
8. Identify self-defeating alternatives
CE INFORMATION

NBCC ACEP Approved Provider

Professional Development Resources (PDR) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5590. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PDR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Professional Development Resources is also approved as a provider of online (home study) continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#50-1635); the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501); and the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (#193).


COURSE DIRECTIONS

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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About the Author(s)

Robert E. Hardy, EdD, received his doctorate degree from Western Michigan University where he was a Mott Foundation Scholar. Currently, he is a Minnesota-licensed psychologist. In 1991, he co-authored Self-Defeating Behaviors (Harper/Collins). The book remains in publication, and is considered the classic work on why/how individual’s repeat negative behaviors. In 1996, he co-authored The Self-Defeating Organization (Addison-Wesley). This book applied his models to eliminate self-defeating behaviors to teams, groups, and organizations. Dr. Hardy became a frequent speaker on self-defeating behaviors – and during this time his weight was over 300 pounds. Lecturing on his topic, and weighing that much became a “marketing nightmare.” Finally, he applied his behavioral change models to his own weight issues. His current weight is 165 pounds and he has maintained this weight for over ten years. This experience led him to author You Don’t Know How to Change (Amazon and Kindle, 2011). This book presents his educational model of change: individuals first learn the models, then they learn to apply the models, and the desired outcome is permanent behavioral change. Dr. Hardy also has a Board Competency in Pain Management. Dr. Hardy is an online Educational Coach on Behavioral Change. Visit him at www.stopsdb.com

Disclosure


Financial
: Dr. Hardy receives royalties on his books from several publishers and from Professional Development Resources on sales of his courses.
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


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