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This online Continuing education course provides a most comprehensive presentation of the theories, concepts and contemporary modalities in stress management. It continues were the introductory course, SM 500, leaves off. Students study foundational theories with greater depth of research review. There is a comprehensive presentation of stress psychophysiology as students understand and appreciate the mind-body-spirit connection in stress and stress management. Life-situations and perceptions are studied related to stress. Multiple dimensions of stress management interventions are presented and provide students with an excellent foundation for the further study of stress management modalities used in practice Spirituality and stress is also examined. Diversity in stress is examined, as well as various life and occupational situations related to stress. An in depth exploration of interventions is provided. This course also offers students a CD-Rom program that can be used with clients to conduct an interactive exploration of health and well-being. In addition, students receive additional online learning resources from the book publisher via their website. Course Code: SM 530. Contact hours of education = 30.

Pre-requisite: you must have successfully completed SM 500 before you can begin this course.

This course is particularly designed for those who would like to apply for Certification as a Certified Stress Management Consultant by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc,.

This is a guided, independent study CEU Course. You are to study and progress at your own rate. There are no written assignments. It is recommended that you follow this process for completing the course:

Instructor/Course Author:  Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, MBA, RN,BC, CH-C, FACHE

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TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the courses in the stress management program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the courses within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an "incomplete" will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the courses after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.


  1. Comprehensive Stress Management, 12th edition, by Jerrold S. Greenberg. McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2010. ISBN: 10: 0073380911

You are required to order your own copy of the textbook. Please be sure to order your book as soon as possible so that you can begin your course of study.

AIHCP Online Bookstore: AIHCP provides an online bookstore stocked with all of the required textbooks, and/or materials required for its CE courses. To purchase this book online, click the access store link, go to the table of categories, right upper hand corner, and click on "Stress Management." Access AIHCP Store: click here

Instructor: Your instructor for this course is Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, RN,BC, CH-C, SMC-C, FACHE a certified clinical hypnotherapist and certified Stress Management Consultant and the executive director of the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. Access information.

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 30 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.

BOARD APPROVALS: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. Access information

Online Classroom Resouces and Tools

* Message Boards: each specialty program has an area to "post" on the message board. Students may post messages at anytime. Posting allows students to converse with those in the same specialty practice and to discuss issues/course content etc. Instructions for posting are provided in the online classrooms.

* Chat Rooms: each specialty has it's own unique "chat room." Inside of the classroom there is a schedule for "chat time" with students in your specific specialty practice. Participating in "chats" is voluntary. The chat sessions are used as means for students to come together and discuss course content or anything related to the courses and/or certification specialty.

* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as "open book" tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page "Student Resource Center." The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor's online resume/biography, as well as your instructor's specific contact information.

* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional "readings" and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss the pioneers in stress management as well as their contributions.
2. Review and discuss the anatomy/physiology involved in the stress reaction.
3. Review and discuss the endocrine system, hormones and their effects related to stress reactions.
4. Understand and describe the functions of the autonomic nervous system and its role/functions related to the stress response.
5. Identify how stress affects all of the major organs and body systems.
6. Define how stress affects the immunological system.
7. Discuss major disease states associated with chronic stress.
8. Discuss a model of stress based on life-situations.
9. Define and discuss Eustress and its concomitant model.
10. Identify and discuss core issues related to nutrition and stress.
11. Review and discuss the use of the life events model for stress identification.
12. Discuss concepts related to interpersonal relationships and stress.
13. Identify effective strategies for conflict resolution in interpersonal relationships.
14. Identify social support networking strategies for stress reduction.
15. Examine how personal perceptions affect the experiences of stress.
16. Identify how the use of humor may be effective in stress management.
17. Define major interventions used in anxiety management.
18. Discuss how spirituality and religion play roles in stress and stress management.
19. Identify major meditation techniques and their physiological, psychological and spiritual effects on stress.
20. Discuss the steps to effective meditation practice.
21. Define and discuss the concepts of autogenic training and imagery and how they can be used in a stress management program.
22. Discuss progressive relaxation and how you would teach a client to use it.
23. Define and discuss the use of biofeedback in stress management.
24. Identify the major physiological arousal interventions used in a stress management intervention program.
25. Identify and discuss core strategies that clients can be taught to decrease stressful behaviors.
26. Utilize assessment tools for stressful behavior identification.
27. Identify the major issues related to diversity and stress.
28. Discuss health status research and outcomes related to minority groups.
29. Discuss occupational stress and the use of assessment tools in practice.
30. Define and discuss issues of sexual harassment on the job and the associated stress in sued.
31. Indemnify common stressors related to attending college.
32. Identify and discuss common stressors related to family dynamics and interventions to deal with such stressors.
33. Discuss a model of "family stress."
34. Identify and discuss the most common issues for the elderly which create stress.
35. Define and discuss issues of stress related to death, dying and the grief reaction.
36. Utilize and enhance learning by use of the CD-Rom program "health quest."

Course Content:

1. The pioneers in stress management theory and practice
2. Stress physiology
3. Stress Psychophysiology
4. Stress and Illness/disease
5. Life situations and perception interventions
6. Interpersonal relationships and stress
7. Spirituality, religion and stress
8. Meditation
9. Autogenic training and imagery
10. Biofeedback
11. Relaxation techniques
12. Physiological arousal mechanisms
13. Exercise and stress management
14. Strategies for decreasing stressful behaviors
15. Diversity and stress
16. Occupational stress
17. Stress and the college student
18. Family stress and dynamics
19. Stress and the elderly
20. Death, dying and grief
21. Assessment tools for stress identification
22. Health and behavior assessment
23. Behavior change techniques
24. Community involvement and resources
25. Issues of coping in today's world

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