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Cognitive Behavioral Foundations
Episode 1 of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain Series
Begin by meeting Dr. Satterfield's patients--Carol, Michael, and Maria--each with something in their lives that could be helped with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). You will follow these patients throughout the course as you learn the basics of CBT, including how…
Behavioral Therapy for Chemical Addictions
Episode 17 of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain Series
Review the basics of substance use disorders--alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs--and what second- or third-wave CBT therapies can offer people who suffer with addiction. Add community reinforcement approach (CRA) to your CBT toolkit and see how it can be…
An Introduction to Drawing
Episode 1 of How to Draw
Begin by considering the remarkable history of drawing, a history that has produced knowledge, methodology, and techniques that are readily learnable. Assess common misconceptions about talent and genius; discover how learning to see analytically and abstractly helps us draw; and…
Third-Wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Episode 4 of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain Series
Now that you are familiar with the basics of CBT, explore the Third Wave, which focuses on the process of cognition rather than its content. It's been described as Buddhist meditation meets CBT, and the research shows some surprising results!
The New Immigrants: A New America
Episode 7 of America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Series
Here, learn how widespread immigration during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era transformed U.S. society. Delve into the diverse factors underlying immigration, and the perceived threats and social problems posed by immigrants. Observe how society at large reacted to the…
Stress, Sleep, and Lack of Sleep
Episode 15 of Stress and Your Body Series
Most of us don't get as much sleep as we should. Yet the amount of sleep we get is highly intertwined with how our bodies deal with stress. Investigate why high levels of stress disrupt not only how long we…
Matching Supply and Demand
Episode 16 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Sales and operations (S&OP) planning integrates a company's sales forecasts with the operations plans from the purchasing, production, and logistics departments. Learn how qualitative and quantitative forecasts are used to gather and share information; how the principles of S&OP can…
The Nuts and Bolts of the Stress-Response
Episode 2 of Stress and Your Body Series
Every time you have a thought or emotion, things change in your body. Here, explore the two factors responsible for these changes: the nervous system and hormones. Learn how these systems work, how they're regulated, and: most important: what happens…
Color: Color Theory and Color and Light
Episode 28 of How to Draw
Delve into color theory, beginning with the organization of primary and secondary colors on the color wheel. Learn about analogous and complementary colors, as well as the attributes of hue, value, and saturation. Investigate how color functions in nature, and…
Managing Supply and Suppliers
Episode 18 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Supply management is the one department that accounts for well over half of a company's total spend, and involves decisions that impact its long-term profitability. By examining fundamental questions about what to buy and how to select suppliers, you'll leverage…
South America's Lost Cradle of Civilization
Episode 1 of Lost Worlds of South America Course
Consider the remarkable evidence for South America as one of the true wellsprings of human civilization. Grasp the diversity of early South American cultures, from the Andean civilizations to the desert and Amazon regions; what these cultures shared; and their…
Strategy Is Making Choices
Episode 1 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
What do we mean when we talk about business strategy? Start thinking more smartly about strategy with this introductory lecture that covers four key facts about competition and the two drivers of profitability: industry structure and competitive advantage.
Anxiety and Fear
Episode 6 of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain Series
Contrast the emotions of anxiety and fear, and consider how each can feed the other. Use the SUDS hierarchy to perform a thorough analysis of situations that induce these feelings, then see how behavioral experiments can systematically desensitize you to…
Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Episode 1 of The Science of Integrative Medicine
Explore the history of alternative approaches to care that have evolved into integrative therapies still in use today. The discussion begins with research investigating how nutrition, exercise, stress management, and social support (NESS) positively affected men diagnosed with prostate cancer.…
Introduction to the Spanish Language
Episode 1 of Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language
Begin by looking at both the "whats" of Spanish (elements such as grammar and vocabulary), and the "hows"--how to study, practice, and learn the language most effectively. Start with identifying cognates (Spanish words that are similar to their English equivalents),…
Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Episode 9 of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain Series
Progress from basic cognitive restructuring to an in-depth look at a tool that helps build awareness of the thoughts and emotions you have in a particular situation. See how the collaborative problem solving in CBT creates flexibility and the creativity…
Drawing Fundamentals and First Exercises
Episode 3 of How to Draw
Explore essential first drawing exercises and learn how you will apply the skills developed here to much more complex subjects. Grasp how the curriculum--spanning the many pieces making up the "grammar" of drawing, such as composition, proportion, perspective, value, texture,…
Leveraging Your Supply Chain
Episode 23 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Among the most pervasive developments in business organization over the past few decades is supply chain management. Learn how this discipline, a higher order of operations management, uses your network of suppliers and customers to achieve maximum effectiveness and help…
Drawing Materials for Line
Episode 2 of How to Draw
Here, investigate drawing materials you'll use throughout the course. Learn about artists' graphite pencils, charcoal, brush and ink, and drafting and measuring tools. Then learn how to set up your work area, and how to place both yourself and your…
Artificial Intelligence
Episode 34 of Redefining Reality
Trace the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) from simple calculating machines to computers that can vanquish chess masters. Learn the distinction between weak AI, such as a chess-playing machine, and strong AI, which is a machine that has a truly…