• Schadenfreude: Celebrating the Misfortune of Others

    Like Sunday afternoon visits to London’s fetid insane asylums, we stare and gawk, fascinated yet repulsed, at unfortunates like Joseph Merrick (1862–1890). Joseph Merrick, incorrectly identified as “John Merrick” and also as “The Elephant Man,” his degrading stage name, attained a macabre celebrity status not because of wealth, success, or glamorous looks, but because of a grotesque physical deformity. 


  • Intimacy in Counseling

    Open your favorite academic search engine and query “intimacy in counseling” or some variation on that theme. The vast majority of articles, chapters, and books you will find referenced address how counselors help patients deal with intimacy in their relationships. This is certainly how it should be, given the importance of the topic in our field.




 The U.S. Journal Training, Inc (USJT) began providing quality training experiences for front-line practitioners in the fields of addiction, mental health, education and related helping professions over 30 years ago.

In August 2007, U.S. Journal merged with The Insititute for Integral Development (IID), whose first training event for professionals in the addiction field was held in 1977. Together, USJT and IID have sponsored more than 325 conferences providing the highest-quality professional development for 
  • Social Workers
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       and others working in Mental Health and Addiction fields 
U.S. Journal Training is an approved provider of Continuing Education credits by national and state licensing boards. Workshops, panel discussions, experiential demonstrations, skill development exercises and lectures are combined in a multidisciplinary format providing leading edge approaches to the ongoing concerns of health care professionals while striving to update the knowledge base with applications in counseling, training, and prevention.

Online continuing education courses provide curriculum for professionals interested in expanding their knowledge base and skill sets, or those requiring CE hours for licensing and certification. With more than 200 lectures accessible at all times, we offer the most relevant, comprehensive database of educational courses for mental health professionals on the web.




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