Florida Domestic Violence CE Requirement

Domestic Violence CE Available @pdresources.org

The Florida Statutes require that Florida-licensed healthcare professionals complete a 2-hour continuing education course on domestic violence every third biennial relicensure period.

The course shall consist of information on the number of patients in that professional’s practice who are likely to be victims of domestic violence and the number who are likely to be perpetrators of domestic violence, screening procedures for determining whether a patient has any history of being either a victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence, and instruction on how to provide such patients with information on, or how to refer such patients to, resources in the local community, such as domestic violence centers and other advocacy groups, that provide legal aid, shelter, victim counseling, batterer counseling, or child protection services.

Professional Development Resources offers such a course to meet this requirement:

Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence: Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course intended to help healthcare professionals maintain a high state of vigilance and to be well prepared with immediate and appropriate responses when abuse is disclosed.

Domestic violence, in the form of child abuse and intimate partner violence, remains a pervasive part of contemporary life in the U.S. Its effects are deep and far-reaching. This course will teach clinicians to detect abuse when they see it, screen for the particulars, and respond with definitive assistance in safety planning, community referrals, and individualized treatment plans. There is a special section on the complexity of an abuse victim’s decision about if and when to leave an abuser. This course meets the Domestic Violence license renewal requirement of all Florida licensees. Course #21-12 | 2016 | 42 pages | 15 posttest questions

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This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more. Have a question? Contact us. We’re here to help!

Professional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. We are approved to sponsor continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board and Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Target Audience: PsychologistsCounselorsSocial WorkersMarriage & Family Therapist (MFTs)Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)Occupational Therapists (OTs)Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs)School Psychologists, and Teachers

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Ethics and Florida Psychology Law

By Leo Christie, PhD

Ethics & Law in Florida PsychologyEthics and Florida Psychology Law is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that sets out to ensure that Florida-licensed psychologists are fully aware of the ethical and legal privileges and constraints under which they are licensed to practice in the State of Florida. It provides the opportunity for a comprehensive reading of the APA Code of Ethics and the three sets of statutes and rules governing the practice of psychology in Florida. Completing this course will fulfill the requirement that licensed psychologists in Florida complete each biennial renewal period three hours of continuing education on professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. * This course satisfies the ethics and law requirement for biennial license renewal of Florida psychologists. Course #30-71 | 2016 | 40 pages | 21 posttest questions

Florida psychologists are required to earn 40 hours of continuing education each renewal period to maintain their licensure, of which:
3 hrs Ethics and Florida Psychology Law is required each renewal
2 hrs Medical Errors is required each renewal
2 hrs Domestic Violence is required every third renewal
Online CE Allowed: No limit if APA-approved
License Expiration: 5/31, even years

Florida Psychologists can earn all 40 hours required for renewal through online courses offered by Professional Development Resources, an APA and Florida Board of Psychology Approved Provider. Click here to view APA and Florida Board-approved online CEUs. Florida psychologists save 20% on all CEUs now through May 31, 2015.

We report to CE Broker for you – so you don’t have to! All courses are reported within one week of completion.

Ethics and Law in Florida Psychology

Ethics & Law in Florida PsychologyPsychologists licensed to practice in the State of Florida are required to complete – upon each biennial renewal of their professional license – a three-hour CE course covering professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. The continuing education course, Ethics and Law in Florida Psychology, was written to meet this requirement and is based on these four documents:

  1. The Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct of the American Psychological Association
  2. The Florida Health Professions and Occupations General Provisions
  3. The Florida Psychological Services Act
  4. The Florida Administrative Code: Board of Psychology

“The intent of the biennial CE requirement, according to the Florida Administrative Code, is to ‘to enhance the psychological skills and/or psychological knowledge of the licensee,’” says Leo Christie, PhD, president of Professional Development Resources. “As an example, a critical issue in healthcare ethics is the concern for privacy in handling clients’ personal information. This is far more challenging today than it was even a decade ago. The pervasive use of electronic communication technologies like cell phones, laptops, email, the Internet, and social networking has created an environment in which new protections must be implemented. Psychologists need to be trained in the most current procedures for safeguarding their clients’ protected health information in the recording, storage, and transmission of electronic communications.”

The new Professional Development Resources online CE course Ethics & Law in Florida Psychology includes sections on distinguishing between the concepts of law and ethics, deciding what to do when ethics and the law are in conflict, understanding multiple relationships, knowing when a client’s confidentiality can – and should – be broken, resolving ethical dilemmas posed by the Patriot Act, and identifying legal restrictions placed upon sexual intimacies between psychologists and clients.

“I am occasionally asked why it is necessary to keep taking an ethics and law course again and again over one’s career,” says Christie. “My response is always the same: There are five fundamental reasons for psychologists to study ethical theories, principles, and laws on a regular basis. First, therapy is important work; it can never be taken lightly. Second, ethical and legal practice is not simple; in fact it is occasionally overwhelmingly complex. Third, psychologists – like all human beings – are subject to certain prejudices, biases, and blind spots; they must be discovered and understood. Fourth, the practice and process of psychotherapy is a dynamic – not a static – process; the world and the psychologists in it change with time and technology. And, fifth, to the extent that psychologists effectively regulate themselves, they will be able to maintain professional autonomy and avoid undue intrusions by outside parties.”

By May 31, 2014 all Florida psychologists must complete their required 40 hours of continuing education courses and renew their professional licenses. In addition to the ethics and law course, they are also required to complete a course on Preventing Medical Errors, and – every six years – a course on Domestic Violence.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association 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 Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).