Clinical Assessment: Life Stressors & Coping (6 hours)

6 Hours Clinical Assessment: Life Stressors & Coping

Clinical Assessment: Life Stressors & Coping (6 hours)

Price: $72.00

Everyone experiences stress.  Our ability to cope effectively with life’s myriad stressors has a direct impact on our overall health and mental wellbeing. People come to therapy because they are unable to cope effectively with their life stressors. This course will provide an in-depth look at two different assessment tools, the Holmes-Rahe Life Stressors Inventory and the Brief-COPE, that have been used in both clinical practice and in research to help understand individuals’ experiences dealing with common life stressors. Therapists will learn how to incorporate these assessment tools into their clinical practice, understand the role of different life stressors on their clients’ functioning, and how to strengthen and build their clients’ coping skills.

Sharon Greene is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sharon has been adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California and California State University Northridge in the Graduate Social Work Departments for the past 5 years. She is currently the training director at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center which is a nonprofit that provides mental health services to children and their families. She has been providing mental health services to children and their families for over 15 years. She is a certified therapist, supervisor and trainer in Interpersonal Psychotherapy by the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute. She has been providing training and supervision in this model for 5 years and has seen its efficacy in treating clients with multiple psychiatric disorders.

Amanda Rowan is an LCSW and the founder and CEO of the Therapist Development Center. Amanda graduated with honors from Dartmouth College where she majored in Neuroscience. She earned her Masters in Social Welfare at UCLA. Since founding the Therapist Development Center in 2008, Amanda has prepared more than 50,000 therapists nationwide to pass their state licensing exams.  She is a certified Gestalt Therapist who has worked with a wide variety of clients in a range of settings over the past 20 years.  She is a highly effective instructor who has a passion for collaborating with seasoned therapists who understand what works because they do it every day.  

This course is appropriate for mental health clinicians at all levels of experience interested in integrating new assessment tools into their clinical practice.

Therapist Development Center, provider 1449, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Therapist Development Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/30/24-5/30/27. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.

If you are an AMFT, MFT, ASW, or LCSW in California, the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts continuing education credits given through ASWB ACE-approved courses.

As a result of participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of stress on mental and physical health

  • Articulate the purpose of the Holmes-Rahe Life Stressors Inventory

  • Interpret different results of a completed Holmes-Rahe Stressors Inventory

  • Describe how the Brief-COPE can be used in clinical work

  • Explain the importance of identifying and strengthening clients’ coping skills 


  • Course Introduction

  • Introduction to the Holmes-Rahe Life Stressors Inventory

  • Review of the Holmes-Rahe Life Stressors Inventory

  • Introduction to Brief-COPE

  • Review of the Brief-COPE


REGISTRATION: Please register online at

HOW TO ACCESS THIS COURSE: Once registered, participants will be able to download handouts and listen to recorded audio lectures. 

PRICE: $72

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: The participant will be able to print their certificate of completion immediately after receiving a score of 80% or better on the posttest and completing the course evaluation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you contact us prior to taking the post-test, you may receive a tuition refund less a $10 cancellation fee.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: Your satisfaction is our goal. To view our grievance policy, click here.

ADA Needs: We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs, please email: 


CONTACT INFORMATION: Therapist Development Center



Average: 4.9 (14 votes)
Kendra Walker , Oak Hills, California

Great refresher!

Elaine Martinez, Ventura, California

Good review of stress!

Jessica Press, Hayward, California

This course is straight forward and applicable to both private practice setting and outpatient setting.