APA Task Force Reports on Girls and Women – New Online CE Course

CE Credit: 3 Hours (0.3 CEUs)
Target Audience: Psychology Counseling Social-Work Marriage-and-Family
Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Abstract:

APA Task Force Reports on Girls & WomenThis course is based on a collection of free, public-access task force reports from the American Psychological Association on issues pertaining to women. The course instructions included with this course will provide direct links to the online documents. The first report describes guidelines for psychological practice with girls and women, the second addresses the behavioral healthcare needs of rural women, and the third pertains to the sexualization of girls in the media. These reports were based on thorough reviews of the research literature, and include implications and recommendations for action. This course is appropriate for any mental health professional who works with women or girls. Course #30-51 | 2010 | 39 posttest questions

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify issues relevant to mental health practice with women and girls.
  2. Describe and apply practice guidelines for mental health treatment of women and girls.
  3. Identify mental health concerns relevant to rural women.
  4. Describe the sexualization of girls in the media, the impacts of these practices, and methods for counteracting the effects.

About the Author(s):

The American Psychological Association (APA), located in Washington, D.C., is a professional organization with more than 150,000 members, including researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. All four documents on which this course is based were compiled and written by members of the American Psychological Association. Full lists of authors are available in the documents.

Accreditation Statement:

Professional Development Resources is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the following:
APA: American Psychological Association
ASWB: Association of Social Work Boards (#1046)
NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors (#5590)
NAADAC: National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (#00279)
California: Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625)
Florida: Boards of SW, MFT & MHC (#BAP346); Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635); Occupational Therapy Practice (#34). PDResources is CE Broker compliant.
Illinois: DPR for Social Work (#159-00531)
Ohio: Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501)
South Carolina: Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193)
Texas: Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) & State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678)