Bridging the Gap: Brief Interventions in Mental Health

On-demand (recorded) content

3.0 CE credit hours

*Content will be available for this course on July 27, 2024 (1 day after the live webinar date)*

CE/CEU credits included: 3.0 (see below for approval details). You must view the full webinar and pass the quiz (details below) to receive continuing education credits (partial credit not awarded).

Format: On-demand (recorded/asynchronous). If you are interested on the live version of this course, click here.

Quiz: there is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing, which you must pass (75%; allowed 3 attempts. If you do not pass within 3 attempts, you must re-purchase the course for additional attempts). It is required by all CE/CEU approval organizations.

Free for North Dakota residents until January 25, 2025. Non-North Dakota residents may purchase access for $78.

Course access: Free registrants will have access to the course until January 25, 2025, which means the course must be completed and the CE certificate must be downloaded by that date. After that participants must pay for course access. Paid registrants have lifetime access to this course (for the lifetime of this course and/or course portal).

Presenter: Erin Haugen, PhD, LP, CMPC (see bio below)


Up to 50% of adults and 80% of children with mental health treatment needs do not access services each year (Kazdin & Rabbitt, 2013; Konrad et al., 2009). Even among those who do access care, treatment is often brief; the modal number of sessions attended is just one (Dryden, 2018). Moreover, the average treatment protocol for mental health concerns calls for 16 sessions (Weisz et al., 2017), but most outpatient clients only attend an average of 3.9 sessions (Harpaz-Rotem et al., 2004). This is also complicated by demand for mental health treatment exceeding mental health professionals' ability to meet the growing need for services (APA, 2023). One way to bridge the gap between need, accessibility, availability, and attendance of mental health treatment sessions is through brief interventions. Brief interventions can operate as stand-alone services or as adjunctive services within existing treatment protocols. Unfortunately, few mental health professionals receive training in brief interventions. Therefore, this intermediate-level course will outline parameters of brief interventions and evidence supporting their use for a range of mental health concerns. Interventions grounded on cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy will be presented in this webinar.


  1. Describe research behind single-session and brief interventions for mental health challenges.
  2. Identify and implement components of evidence-based brief interventions that can improve mental health and well-being.
  3. Explain essential elements of brief interventions to maximize the impact of each session with clients.


HPC and ATAGF do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or age.

Conflict of Interest Statements:

There is no known commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the CE sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interests. Dr. Haugen receives an honorarium for instructing this workshop and is the Founder & CEO of Haugen Performance Consulting, PLLC. There is also no commercial support or benefits for endorsement of products (e.g., books, training, drugs).

The presenter will inform participants of the utility and validity of content discussed (including the basis for statements about utility/validity), as well as limitations of the approach and the most common and severe risks, if any, associated with program content.

Requests for Accommodations:

HPC and ATAGF are committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants with special needs should contact program organizers so reasonable accommodations can be made.

To request accommodations, contact ATAGF's Continuing Education Vice Chair, Christine Boulton-Olson, PhD, LP, at [email protected].

Presenter: Erin Haugen, PhD, LP, CMPC

Dr. Haugen is a licensed psychologist and consultant specializing in clinical & sport psychology. She has a PhD in clinical psychology and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant ® (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Dr. Haugen is a nationally sought-after speaker in athletic training and sport psychology. She presents regularly at the annual meetings of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), American Psychological Association (APA), and the invitation-only Big Sky Sport Psychology Conference. She presents nationally about athlete mental health, interdisciplinary care, ethics, and performance psychology. She authors articles and book chapters related to athlete mental health, sport psychology, ethics, and supervision.

Dr. Haugen is a former member (2017-2019) and past-president (2018-2019) of the North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners (NDSBPE) and is the Founder & CEO of Haugen Performance Consulting, PLLC.

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Continuing Education Approvals (CE/CEU)

This course is available for 3.0 continuing education hours. Full viewing is required; credit will not be given for partial viewing. You must pass the quiz at the end (75%) within 3 attempts. To get additional attempts, you must re-purchase the course.

This course is co-sponsored by Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC.

Psychologists: Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ND Licensed Social Workers: Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC, is approved by the North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners (NDBSWE) to sponsor continuing education for social workers in North Dakota (approval through 4/5/25, provider #P-217). This course is on CE Broker for 3.0 continuing education hours.

ND Licensed Counselors: This course is approved by the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners (NDBCE) for 3.0 continuing education hours (approval through 4/28/25).

ND Marriage and Family Therapists: This course is approved by the North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board (NDMFTLB) for 3.0 hours of credit.

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