Continuing Education Requirements for Psychologists in Oklahoma

oklahoma psychologists continuing education requirementsOklahoma-licensed psychologists have an annual license renewal with a deadline of December 31st. Continuing education is due September 30th.

Twenty (20) hours of continuing education are required to renew a license. Three (3) hours of ethics are required annually. There are no limits on home study if APA approved.

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Online Continuing Education Courses for Psychologists:

Economic Distress and Clinical Practice is a 1-hour online video CE course. This is a brief course that defines stress and its physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses and identifies the common indicators of financial stress. It demonstrates a model for performing a financial stress assessment that uses specific tools to identify impact, severity and components of financial stress. It goes on to illustrate a variety of interventions, including thought construct, self-narrative, meaning, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), disputing dysfunctional beliefs, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), learning distress tolerance, and identifying action steps. The course is intended for therapists who are working with clients for whom economic distress is a primary presenting problem. Course #10-80 | 2014 | 63 minute video | 7 posttest questions

Bullying Prevention: Raising Strong Kids by Responding to Hurtful & Harmful Behavior is a 3-hour online video CE course. This video course starts with a thoughtful definition of “bullying” and goes on to illustrate the functional roles of the three participant groups: the targeted individuals, the bullies, and the bystanders. The speaker discusses the concepts of resiliency, empathy, and growth/fixed mindsets, and considers the pros and cons of alternative responses to harmful behavior. Included also are an examination of the utility of zero tolerance policies and a variety of adult responses when becoming aware of bullying behavior. The speaker utilizes multiple examples and scenarios to propose strategies and techniques intended to offer connection, support and reframing to targeted individuals, motivation to change in the form of progressive, escalating consequences to bullies, and multiple intervention options to bystanders. Further segments discuss ways in which schools can create safe, pro-social climates. Course #30-73 | 2014 | 21 posttest questions

Ethics & Boundaries in Psychotherapy is a 3-hour online ethics course. This course gives psychotherapists the tools they need to resolve the common and not-so-common ethical and boundary issues and dilemmas that they may expect to encounter in their everyday professional practice. Among the topics discussed are definitions of boundaries; resolving conflicts between ethics and the law; boundary crossings vs. boundary violations; multiple relationships; sexual misconduct; codes of ethics of the APA, NASW, NBCC, and AAMFT; privacy and confidentiality in the age of HIPAA and the Patriot Act; ethics issues with dangerous clients; boundary issues in clinical supervision; ethics and cultural competency; technology and ethical boundaries; fees and financial relationships; termination of psychotherapy; and a 17-step model for ethical decision making. Course #30-12 | 2012 | 38 pages | 20 posttest questions

Information obtained from the Oklahoma Board of Examiners of Psychologists on September 10, 2014.