Therapy Tidbits – Summer 2020 is a new 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Summer 2020 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:
Psychologists Pivot to Teletherapy as Pandemic Takes Hold – Practitioners share their positive experiences of moving to tele-therapy and discuss the obstacles that must be overcome in moving to the online format.
COVID-19 Brings Change to Behavioral Health for Older Adults – Discusses the ways in which clinicians have adapted practice to accommodate the needs of older patients and ensure best care while providing services through teleheath.
Teletherapy Tips – The National Psychologist’s list of recommendations from psychologists across the country for conducting E-therapy sessions.
Deconstructing Competitive Commitments – Explains three types of competitive commitments and explains how deconstructing them can help patients identify any inappropriate protective frames that might be contributing to the competitive commitment at hand.
How to Ethically Increase Access to Care During COVID-19 – Highlights 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 decision-making model that can guide psychologists based upon principle-based ethics when faced with a patient who expresses an intent to circumvent public-health measures and place the well-being of others at risk.
Psychologists Should Help Victimizers Understand Their Past – Explores the importance of helping victimizers (internalizers and externalizers) confront their past, in order to start healing.
We Are All Victims of the ‘Attention Economy’ – Reminds us of the hidden manipulation techniques companies use to draw us in and hold our attention when using social media and apps.
Staying Together Apart: Artistic Approaches to COVID-19 – A look at how psychologists and charities in Scotland are supporting creative activities to help patients during the pandemic.
‘Please Don’t Tell My Surgeon’: Managing Privacy, Confidentiality in Integrated Healthcare Settings – Provides an overview of ethical challenges psychologists may face when working in an integrated healthcare setting.
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