Ethics & Risk Management – New Online CE Course

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 10 is a new 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 26 short articles, written by experts in the field.

Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 10 is a 3-hour online CE course that addresses a variety of ethics and risk topics in the form of 26 short articles.

Topics include:

  • What Happens Next? Confidentiality after Death – Considers the legal and ethical issues of sharing confidential client records after a patient’s death.
  • Out-of-Office Encounters May Be Beneficial – Discusses the importance and benefits of out-of-office therapy sessions and encounters with clients.
  • Court Cases, Market Forces – An overview of court cases that highlight the ways in which regulatory boards may be at risk for an FTC complaint or federal suit.
  • Closing Practice Not for Faint of Heart – Describes the emotional toll that closing a private practice may have on clinicians and offers practical advice on how to prepare for this transition.
  • Fee Splitting is Unethical, and Sometimes Illegal – Describes the ins and outs of fee splitting and how to remain both ethical and legal in practice.
  • 3 Questions to Ask HIPAA Vendors – Offers three important questions to consider when selecting a HIPPA service.
  • Confronting Dissatisfaction with Professional Services – Provides twelve risk management strategies for practitioners to minimize, and hopefully avoid, consumer dissatisfaction and ethical/legal complaints.
  • Advertising Offers Must be Ethical – Explores how to advertise psychological services both ethically and legally.
  • Choosing Interpreter Requires Considerations – Raises points to consider when choosing an interpreter for use in clinical practice.
  • Mass Shootings Unfairly Stigmatizing Mentally Ill – Highlights the issues surrounding media exposure and violent gun crimes, reminding clinicians of the ethical issues regarding mental health and gun violence.
  • Court Ruling Could Affect Psychologists – The author reflects upon the court rulings in the case of Byrne v Avery Center to highlight the difference between privilege and confidentiality when patient records are under subpoena.
  • Employee vs Independent Contractor – Why it Matters – Outlines criteria for determining if a clinician should be designated as an employee or independent contractor.
  • Self-Care is Essential to Risk Management – Explains the importance of self-care, not only for the clinician’s health, but for the good of the practice.
  • Telepsychology Takes Special Training – An overview of essential elements to consider before launching a telepsychology practice.
  • New Lawsuit Revives Issue of Duty to Warn – Reminds practitioners of the Duty to Warn of potential threatening behavior from patients, and recommends keeping up to date with specific state laws.
  • Calling out Microaggressions: An Ethical Obligation – Shares an example of a microaggression and suggests a structured, easy to remember, strategy for intervention.
  • What Kind of Liability Insurance is Best? – Discusses the difference between an Occurrence insurance policy and a Claims-Made policy.
  • Managing Intoxicated Patients – Provides an overview of common situations and factors practitioners should prepare for and to inform their professional decision making when encountering an intoxicated patient.
  • Sexually Kinky Clients Present Ethical Issues – Weighs the ethical issues that accompany treating patients who engage in kinky behaviors.
  • Special Considerations Needed When Working with First Responders – Outlines the difficulties psychologists may encounter in treating first responders and provides suggestions on how to overcome the ethical challenges that may arise during treatment.
  • Touching Not Always a Violation – Examines the need for discrepancy and compassion when supporting clients and lists the Zur Institute’s Risk Management guidelines.
  • Child Porn Poses Ethical Dilemma – Clarifies the conflict that a therapist faces when patients reveal they are watching pornography online.
  • How to Ethically Increase Access to Care During COVID-19 – Considers the importance of thoughtfully navigating the ethics of billing and payment during the pandemic.
  • Therapy in the Time of COVID-19: A Look at One Ethical Issue – Provides a principle-based decision-making model to guide clinicians who are faced with patients who express intent to circumvent public health measures, placing the well-being of others at risk.
  • ‘Please Don’t Tell My Surgeon’: Managing Privacy, Confidentiality in Integrated Healthcare Settings – Discusses the ethical challenges practitioners may face when working in an integrated healthcare setting.
  • Minority IQ Scores Boosted to Enable Execution – Examines the issue of boosting IQ scores for minorities in sentencing and briefly explains the outcomes of relevant court cases.
  • A Guide to Child Custody Evaluations and Expert Testimony – Shares key points to bear in mind before becoming involved with child custody evaluations and expert testimony.
  • Seeing Domestic Violence Through Another Lens – Considers how men, who are victims of domestic violence, are overlooked and underserved.
  • Talk of Risks, Side Effects May Lead to Nocebo Effect – Suggests ways to reduce the frequency and severity of Nocebo Effects.

Course #31-39 | 2022 | 55 pages | 20 posttest questions

Click here to learn more about Ethics & Risk Management

This Ethics & Risk online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology and Office of School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Occupational Therapy; the Mississippi MSDoH Bureau of Professional Licensure – Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100), and the State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and MFT Board (#RCST100501) and Speech and Hearing Professionals Board; the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors and Therapists (#193), Examiners in Psychology, Social Worker Examiners, Occupational Therapy, and Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); the West Virginia Board of Social Work; the Wyoming Board of Psychology; and is CE Broker compliant  (#50-1635 – all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Enjoy 20% off all online continuing education (CE/CEU) courses @pdresources.orgClick here for details.

Earn CE Wherever YOU Love to Be!

Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2022

Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2022 is a new 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Spring 2022 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent, quarterly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues.

Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2022 is a new 1-hour online CE course comprised of select articles from the Spring 2022 issue of The National Psychologist

The articles included in this course are:

  • No Surprises Act (NSA) Clarifies Patient Rights – Discusses the NSA and provides guidance in demonstrating good faith attempts at compliance.
  • Pharmacists Can be Valuable Asset to Treating Depression – Describes how pharmacists and psychologists can work together to increase availability of treatment to people with mental health illness.
  • The Business Side of Practice – Highlights the importance of financial literacy and business management skills as they impact a psychologist’s ability to run a profitable practice and provide quality services to their clients.
  • Laws, Risk Management, Ethics Important for Psychologists – Differentiates the terms ‘laws,’ risk management,’ and ‘ethics’ and offers examples of best practices.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Charges CMS with Discrimination for Not Paying for Alzheimer Drug – Offers evidence indicating that the CMS’s decision not to reimburse consumers for an Alzheimer’s drug marketed as Aduhelm (aduncanumab) is sensible.
  • Psychologists Key to Families, Schools Navigating Pandemic – Focuses on the ways psychologists and schools can collaborate to build communities of support for vulnerable children and families.
  • Venture Capitalists at Odds – Considers the areas of concern regarding venture capitalist companies and employers.
  • Telehealth Training for Mental Health Providers Essential – Provides an overview of competencies necessary to offer ‘telehealth’ and directs the reader to relevant books and organizations that offer training.
  • Proper Mindset Creates Success – Reinforces the importance of having a Growth Mindset.
  • Digital Presence Key to Growing Young Practice – Guides practitioners in the use of digital marketing to promote their private practice.

Course #11-47 | 2022 | 21 pages | 10 posttest questions

Click here to learn more about Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2022

  • CE Credit: 1 Hour
  • Target Audience: Psychologists
  • Learning Level: Introductory
  • Course Type: Online

This online course, Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2022, provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.


Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology and Office of School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Occupational Therapy; the Mississippi MSDoH Bureau of Professional Licensure – Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100), and the State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and MFT Board (#RCST100501) and Speech and Hearing Professionals Board; the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors and Therapists (#193), Examiners in Psychology, Social Worker Examiners, Occupational Therapy, and Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); the West Virginia Board of Social Work; the Wyoming Board of Psychology; and is CE Broker compliant  (#50-1635 – all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Enjoy 20% off all online continuing education (CE/CEU) courses @pdresources.orgClick here for details.

Earn CE Wherever YOU Love to Be!

Personality & Temperament – New Online CE Course

Personality and Temperament: Connecting with Young Clients is a new 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that demonstrates how differences in personality and temperament impact behavior.

Personality and Temperament: Connecting with Young Clients is a new 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that demonstrates how differences in personality and temperament impact behavior.

Understanding differences in temperament and personality among adults and children will ultimately assist us in developing better relationships with our clients and enhance therapy interventions, plans, and goals. Within the context of each type, this course will describe motivators that are type-specific, discuss behavioral “triggers,” and identify strategies and techniques for engaging children’s cooperation, while freeing them from negative roles.

We will also discuss ways clinicians can help parents to recognize their own traits and tendencies, identify their children’s personality and temperament, and learn to become more effective behavior managers.

Many of the same observations and interventions can be applied to children who are experiencing learning differences or developmental challenges. Course #31-35 | 2021 | 54 pages | 20 posttest questions

Click here to learn more about Personality and Temperament

About the Authors:

Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Parent Educator, Professional Development Instructor and Speech-Language Pathologist working with children in a school setting. She received her B.A. in history from Queens College and her M.S. in communication sciences from Hunter College. Adina is the founder of ParentingSimply.com. She delivers parenting classes as well as professional development workshops for Speech-Language Pathologists, teachers and other health professionals. Adina is available for speaking engagements. You can reach her at asoclof@parentingsimply.com or check out her website at www.parentingsimply.com.

Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Past President of the Florida Council on Family Relations, Dr. Christie is a past CEO of Professional Development Resources, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to deliver continuing education credit courses to healthcare professionals throughout the United States. He has more than 20 years’ experience in private practice with a specialty in child behavior disorders and as an instructor for over 500 live continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.


Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology and Office of School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Occupational Therapy; the Mississippi MSDoH Bureau of Professional Licensure – Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100), and the State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and MFT Board (#RCST100501) and Speech and Hearing Professionals Board; the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors and Therapists (#193), Examiners in Psychology, Social Worker Examiners, Occupational Therapy, and Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); the West Virginia Board of Social Work; the Wyoming Board of Psychology; and is CE Broker compliant  (#50-1635 – all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Enjoy 20% off all online continuing education (CE/CEU) courses @pdresources.orgClick here for details.

Earn CE Wherever YOU Love to Be!


Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) – New Online CE Course

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a new 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides information and techniques for working with animals to help clients meet their therapeutic goals.

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a new 2-hour online CE course that provides techniques for working with animals to help clients meet therapeutic goals.

In Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) the human-animal bond is utilized to reach individuals who are otherwise difficult to engage in therapy.
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been associated with improving outcomes in four areas: autism-spectrum symptoms, medical difficulties, behavioral challenges, and emotional well-being. At a fundamental level, pets can provide companionship, stress relief, emotional comfort, and a substitute for human company across age groups. Research shows that the beneficial effects of the human-pet interaction may include lower levels of depression, anxiety, and pain, as well as improved self-image, self-efficacy, mental function, and quality of life. By maintaining interest and attention,
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) works to support language and motor activities, encourages social interaction, provides sensory integration, and motivates students to do their best.

This course shares information on how to train and register in
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) with Pet Partners (an organization that helps people through positive interaction with animals) and is designed to provide therapists, educators, and caregivers the information and techniques needed to begin using the human-animal bond successfully to meet clients’ individual therapeutic goals. Course # 21-53 | 2021 | 44 pages | 15 posttest questions

Click here to learn more about Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)

About the Author:

Lois Jean Brady, MA, CCC-SLP, CAS, is passionate about working with the special needs community. She found her calling while in high school, when she spent her summer breaks volunteering in camp programs for children with special needs. Lois has over two decades of experience working as a Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in autism spectrum disorder and is a Certified Autism Specialist. Educational accomplishments include a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Certificate in Assistive Technology, Certificate in Computer Based Intervention and completion of an Animal Assisted Therapy Program.


Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology and Office of School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Occupational Therapy; the Mississippi MSDoH Bureau of Professional Licensure – Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100), and the State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and MFT Board (#RCST100501) and Speech and Hearing Professionals Board; the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors and Therapists (#193), Examiners in Psychology, Social Worker Examiners, Occupational Therapy, and Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); the West Virginia Board of Social Work; the Wyoming Board of Psychology; and is CE Broker compliant  (#50-1635 – all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Enjoy 20% off all online continuing education (CE/CEU) courses @pdresources.orgClick here for details.

Earn CE Wherever YOU Love to Be!

Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2022 Now Available Online

Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2022 is a new 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Spring 2022 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent, quarterly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues.

Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2022 is a new 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Spring 2022 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent, quarterly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues.

The articles included in this course are:

  • No Surprises Act (NSA) Clarifies Patient Rights – Discusses the NSA and provides guidance in demonstrating good faith attempts at compliance.
  • Pharmacists Can be Valuable Asset to Treating Depression – Describes how pharmacists and psychologists can work together to increase availability of treatment to people with mental health illness.
  • The Business Side of Practice – Highlights the importance of financial literacy and business management skills as they impact a psychologist’s ability to run a profitable practice and provide quality services to their clients.
  • Laws, Risk Management, Ethics Important for Psychologists – Differentiates the terms ‘laws,’ risk management,’ and ‘ethics’ and offers examples of best practices.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Charges CMS with Discrimination for Not Paying for Alzheimer Drug – Offers evidence indicating that the CMS’s decision not to reimburse consumers for an Alzheimer’s drug marketed as Aduhelm (aduncanumab) is sensible.
  • Psychologists Key to Families, Schools Navigating Pandemic – Focuses on the ways psychologists and schools can collaborate to build communities of support for vulnerable children and families.
  • Venture Capitalists at Odds – Considers the areas of concern regarding venture capitalist companies and employers.
  • Telehealth Training for Mental Health Providers Essential – Provides an overview of competencies necessary to offer ‘telehealth’ and directs the reader to relevant books and organizations that offer training.
  • Proper Mindset Creates Success – Reinforces the importance of having a Growth Mindset.
  • Digital Presence Key to Growing Young Practice – Guides practitioners in the use of digital marketing to promote their private practice.

Course #11-47 | 2022 | 21 pages | 10 posttest questions

The National Psychologist is a private, independent online newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues. Contributions and letters are invited. The editor reserves the right to edit articles and submissions for clarity and/or to meet specific space limitations. Publication staff is not responsible for opinions or facts in bylined articles. Click here to subscribe to TNP.


Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology and Office of School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Occupational Therapy; the Mississippi MSDoH Bureau of Professional Licensure – Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100), and the State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and MFT Board (#RCST100501) and Speech and Hearing Professionals Board; the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors and Therapists (#193), Examiners in Psychology, Social Worker Examiners, Occupational Therapy, and Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); the West Virginia Board of Social Work; the Wyoming Board of Psychology; and is CE Broker compliant  (#50-1635 – all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Enjoy 20% off all online continuing education (CE/CEU) courses @pdresources.orgClick here for details.

Earn CE Wherever YOU Love to Be!


Psychological Effects of Debt – New Online CE Course

Psychological Effects of Debt is a new 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that explores the reasons people go into debt and the psychological effects it causes.

Psychological Effects of Debt is a new 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that explores the reasons people go into debt and the psychological effects it causes.

This course starts by describing the factors that contribute to the normalization of debt in America, from unfair corporate practices to negative childhood experiences, education levels, and compensatory consumption. We then discuss early indicators of risk taking among young children and how the parent-child relationship is correlated with long term financial outcomes. If children do not learn self-control when they are young, they may be more susceptible to impulse spending or compulsive shopping. We study the four types of transformative expectations that materialistic people expect when making purchases.

We review several research studies that demonstrate the ways in which debt affects mental health, health behaviors, and physical health. We also describe how financial behaviors, responsibilities, and debt affect relationships with spouses, partners, and children. Finally, we examine the ways to combat debt and the psychological effects it causes. Included are a series of exercises to support clients to find their way out of debt, improve mental health, and regain a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. Course #21-55 | 2022 | 36 pages | 15 posttest questions

Click here to learn more about Psychological Effects of Debt

About the Author:

Claire Dorotik-Nana, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in post-traumatic growth, optimal performance, and wellness. She is licensed to practice in California and Colorado. Claire earned her BS in Kinesiology and worked as a personal trainer for years before becoming a course developer for International Sports Science Association. Claire is always thinking about ways to improve physical fitness and nutrition as a modality for improving mental health. She also writes in her popular blog, Leveraging Adversity on Psychcentral.


Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology and Office of School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Occupational Therapy; the Mississippi MSDoH Bureau of Professional Licensure – Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100), and the State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and MFT Board (#RCST100501) and Speech and Hearing Professionals Board; the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors and Therapists (#193), Examiners in Psychology, Social Worker Examiners, Occupational Therapy, and Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); the West Virginia Board of Social Work; the Wyoming Board of Psychology; and is CE Broker compliant  (#50-1635 – all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Enjoy 20% off all online continuing education (CE/CEU) courses @pdresources.orgClick here for details.

Earn CE Wherever YOU Love to Be!

Psychotherapy Myths & Faulty Beliefs – New Video CE

Psychotherapy Myths & Faulty Beliefs is a new 1-hour video continuing education (CE) course that explores some of the key beliefs concerning standard of care and ethics in psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy Myths & Faulty Beliefs is a new 1-hour video continuing education (CE) course that explores some of the key beliefs concerning standard of care and ethics in psychotherapy.

Dr. Zur’s critical approach will help participants redefine best practices as they explore the following psychotherapy myths:

  • The Inherent ‘Power Differential’
  • Physical Touch in Psychotherapy is Unethical and Leads to Sex
  • The DSM is a Scientifically Valid and Reliable Document
  • Dual Relationships in Counseling are Always Unethical
  • “Don’t Blame the Victim” (Victims are Always 100% Innocent?)
  • Risk Management is an Inherent Part of the Standard of Care
  • Malpractice Lawsuits Against Psychotherapists and Counselors are Common
  • As the Slippery-Slope Argument Predicts, Boundary Crossings Inevitably Lead to Boundary Violations
  • It is Never, Ever Ethical, Legal, or OK for a Psychotherapist to Be Naked with a Client
  • ‘Distance Care’ is New

Click here to learn more about Psychotherapy Myths & Faulty Beliefs

Dr. Zur illuminates these complex issues using clinical examples and case studies. The supplemental handout offers a quick review of each of the ten myths and provides links for further reading. Please note: The licensee is not required to complete this further reading to complete the test or receive CE credit. All information needed to complete the CE test may be found in the video presentation and accompanying PDF copy of Dr. Zur’s PowerPoint Slide Show. Course #11-44 | 2022 | 1-hour video | 10 posttest questions

Ofer Zur, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, consultant, writer, researcher, forensic consultant, and lecturer from Sebastopol, CA. He is a pioneer in the development of the ethical and effective managed-care-free psychotherapy practice. Dr. Zur taught for many years at several Bay Area, CA graduate schools and has trained thousands of psychotherapists in his seminars, lectures, and private consultations on numerous topics including Ethics with Soul, Therapeutic Boundaries, HIPAA, Dual Relationships, Standard of Care, Domestic Violence, Speed and Technology, and Victims. He is the founder of Zur Institute, which offers unique and innovative online continuing education to psychologists, LMFTs, social workers, and counselors. He is one of the most prominent consultants and forensic experts in the area of therapeutic boundaries. Website: https://drzur.com/

Click here to learn more about Psychotherapy Myths & Faulty Beliefs

This video CE course provides instant access to the course video, course handout, and the CE test. The CE test is open book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while watching the course video).

Successful completion of this course involves passing the online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation.


Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology and Office of School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Occupational Therapy; the Mississippi MSDoH Bureau of Professional Licensure – Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100), and the State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and MFT Board (#RCST100501) and Speech and Hearing Professionals Board; the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors and Therapists (#193), Examiners in Psychology, Social Worker Examiners, Occupational Therapy, and Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); the West Virginia Board of Social Work; the Wyoming Board of Psychology; and is CE Broker compliant  (#50-1635 – all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Enjoy 20% off all online continuing education (CE/CEU) courses @pdresources.orgClick here for details.

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Florida Psychologists – License Renewal & CE Req’s

Florida psychologists have an upcoming license renewal deadline of May 31, 2022. The following continuing education (CE) requirements must be met prior to renewal:

CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years, including:
3 hours Florida Psychology Ethics & Law each renewal
2 hours Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health each renewal
2 hours Domestic Violence every third renewal 
Online CE Allowed: No limit @ PDR 
License Expiration: 5/31, even years

If you have already met your CE requirements and are ready to renew, click here to renew your license with the Florida Board of Psychology.

Still need CE? You can earn all 40 hours for renewal through online courses @ PDR. Order now and Save 20% on all courses. We report to CE Broker for you!

Florida psychologists enjoy 20% off online CE @pdresources.org

Enjoy 20% off ALL Online CE courses for your Florida Psychologist license renewal. Use promo code PDR481 to redeem. Valid on all future orders thru 5/31/2022.

Click here to view over 100 online courses for Florida Psychologists.


Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy (#BAP346), Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635), Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635), and Occupational Therapy Practice (#34); the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100) and the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Enjoy 20% off all online continuing education (CE/CEU) courses @pdresources.orgClick here for details.

Earn CE Wherever YOU Love to Be!

$22 Off Groundhog Day Flash Sale

We’ve been feeling like the days are repeating and wanted to do something fun for Groundhog Day 2/2/22 and so, without a shadow of a doubt ;), here’s a picture of a groundhog and an offer to save $22 on every $100 you spend on CE, now through Sunday @pdresources.org:

$22 Off on 2/2/22 Groundhog Day Flash Sale - Save $22 on every $100 you spend on CE, now through Sunday @pdresources.org:

Save $22 Now @pdresources.org!

Your Groundhog Day savings will automatically apply at checkout based on order total, after coupons (yes, you can ALSO use a coupon! :).

$22 Off EVERY $100

Courses must be purchased together (separate orders cannot be combined to receive a greater discount). Offer valid on future orders only. Sale ends Sunday, February 6, 2022.

Happy Groundhog Day!


Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy (#BAP346), Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635), Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635), and Occupational Therapy Practice (#34); the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100), and the State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Enjoy 20% off all online continuing education (CE/CEU) courses @pdresources.orgClick here for details.

Earn CE Wherever YOU Love to Be!

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) New Online Course

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a new 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides clinicians with practical guidance in understanding and using cognitive behavior therapy.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a new 2-hour online CE course that provides practical guidance in understanding and using cognitive behavior therapy.

The present-day popular psychological therapeutic orientation known as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a hybrid of three historical streams of influence: behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and rational-emotive therapy. Problematic behaviors addressed during treatment are assumed to have been acquired by learned processes of conditioning or modeling. Those behaviors may be overt (readily observable) and/or covert (such as thinking, feeling, emotional arousal, sexual arousal, expectations, and so on).

Advances in CBT have been made based on both research and clinical practice. Importantly, CBT is an approach for which there is ample scientific evidence that the methods that have been developed actually produce change. In this manner, CBT differs from many other forms of psychological treatment.

This course describes the developmental trajectory of CBT and outlines its major tenets and techniques, including the sailboat metaphor, the lighthouse metaphor, and goal visualization.

This course ends by reviewing a case history, which is published by the American Psychological Association with permission and recommended by the APA Clinical Practice Guideline for the treatment of PTSD. Course #21-54 | 2021 | 34 pages | 15 posttest questions

Click here to learn more.

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation.


Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy (#BAP346), Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635), Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635), and Occupational Therapy Practice (#34); the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Enjoy 20% off all online continuing education (CE/CEU) courses @pdresources.orgClick here for details.

Earn CE Wherever YOU Love to Be!