A discussion about Highly Sensitive People and their therapeutic needs

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    This podcast interview discusses the research on High Sensitivity, an innate trait that was researched initially by Dr. Elaine Aron. Our culture typically does not value sensitivity (especially if you are a male), and this trait may be both socially and clinically misunderstood, as these individuals may have been labeled ‘dramatic’, ‘emotional’, and ‘too sensitive’. Individuals with this trait have particular and unique strengths and clinical needs, and psychoeducation around the trait is an important part of helping these clients; this interview discusses helpful interventions and unique treatment considerations of working with these individuals.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List the four core characteristics of being a Highly Sensitive Person; Identify the percentage of people who are Highly Sensitive; Identify the percentage of clients in therapy that are Highly Sensitive

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at info@clearlyclinical.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Patricia Young, LCSW #23459

Sensory Processing Sensitivity Expert

Patricia Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, and has a specialization in working with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). She hosts the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive, and helps HSPs understand their HSP traits, and turning their perceived shortcomings into superpowers. Patricia is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate the amazing gifts they have to offer. Patricia provides coaching globally online with HSPs and facilitates online groups for HSPs that focus on building community and developing skills (identifying your superpowers, boundaries, perfectionism, dealing with conflict, mindfulness, self-compassion, embracing emotions, creating a lifestyle that supports the HSP, communication and more). Additionally, Patricia is asked to speak publicly to provide education about the trait of High Sensitivity and how therapists can identify their HS clients and adjust treatment to increase better meet the needs of their HS clients and increase client retention.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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