Supporting clients with workplace success

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    This course is designed to provide therapists an overview about how to support their clients with developing critical tools and skills for workplace success, through the eyes of a career counselor. The Gig Economy is supplanting the traditional workplace environment of the 20th Century: According to the Freelancing in America survey (2017), 36% of the current workforce are freelancers, and by 2027, that number is predicted to rise to over 50%. According to Bloomberg News in Underemployment Is the New Unemployment, “Western countries are celebrating low joblessness, but much of the new work is precarious and part-time.” The traditional employment model is not longer relevant nor effective in today's work world, and this course will help therapists form a general understanding of how this phenomenon affects their clients and how to help them navigate these challenges.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe two or more ways that The Gig Economy differs from the prior work model; Discuss how therapists can engage their clients in considering their skills a marketable brand.

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

  • 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, sponsor, instructor, content, or benefit of endorsement of products.

  • 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 and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Dr. Chaz Austin

Job Coaching Expert

Chaz Austin, Ed.D. is an educator and specialist in job coaching for the modern workplace market. He regularly works alongside behavioral health professionals who are assisting under-employed individuals struggling with mental health disorders re-engage in the job market. He currently works with private clients around the world, and teaches free courses that prepare people to self-market for The Gig Economy for Los Angeles Pierce College. He created and teaches three courses for LinkedIn Learning, including 'Creating a Career Plan', 'Succeeding in a New Job', and 'Transitioning Out of Your Job', and is a published author of a career guide called "101 Ways to Find Work... and Keeping Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career!"

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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