Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2018

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Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2018Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the March/April 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:

  • Teletherapy is the Future Norm – Discusses the importance of educating oneself about teletherapy and introduces a variety of teletherapy companies.
  • ‘Housing First’ Reducing Homelessness – Introduces the book ‘Housing First’ and provides background information on the Housing First program of providing housing and support services for the homeless
  • Ethics of Technology and Clinician Responsibility – This article differentiates between the psychological testing and assessment of patients and highlights the dangers of relying on technology and the importance of the clinician’s expertise in the process.
  • Psychology Lags Behind Psychiatry in Health Integration Readiness – Provides an overview of the new initiative to train behavioral health care professionals to work in primary care practice.
  • ACA’s Likely Future Depends on Who’s Guessing – A brief update on the Affordable Care Act.
  • Consulting in Medical Settings Expands Practice – This course offers a description of a consulting liaison psychologist’s role in a medical setting and discusses the difficulties and rewards of taking on such a role.
  • Unique Peer Consultation Issues in Rural Alaska – The author highlights the need for developing connections with trusted peers, who can support the clinician living and working in a rural Alaskan community.
  • Psychotherapy and Counseling are Different – In a world where psychotherapy is declining and counseling is growing, Dr. Doane provides an important reminder of the difference between the two.
  • Therapists Vulnerable to Sexual Misconduct Accusations – This article reminds practitioners of the importance of having effective policies, practices and education in place to protect oneself against allegations of misconduct
  • ICD-11 to Include ‘Gaming Disorder’ – A brief description of ‘Gaming Disorder’ as described by The World Health Organization.

Course #11-19 | 2018 | 20 pages | 10 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

New Therapy Tidbits CE Available

New 1-Hour Online CE Course @pdresources.org

Therapy Tidbits – January/February 2018Therapy Tidbits – January/February 2018 is a new 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the January/February 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:

  • Legalization for Medical Use Means Psychologists Should Study Marijuana – Discusses the variables involved in considering if marijuana may be a beneficial treatment for patients.
  • Second EPPP Exam to be Mandatory – Summarizes the upcoming changes regarding the mandatory second EPPP exam.
  • CMS Unfairly Penalizing Psychologists’ PQRS Reports – Reviews the difficulties practitioners are facing with PQRS reports and provides information on how APA will help in 2018.
  • How to Fine Tune Consultations – Offers advice on how to determine when a consultation may be necessary and who may be best equipped to provide you the necessary information.
  • Gun Violence: A Professional Psychology Proposal – Describes the NAPPP’s proposal to help reduce gun violence.
  • High Quality, Well Documented Patient Care is Risk Management – Explains how developing habits of good practice and judicious competence underlie risk management protocols.
  • Remaining Resilient as an ECP, Despite Stress – Provides strategies that may help mental health providers establish good boundaries and self-care while supporting clients who are dealing with painful experiences and loss.
  • Ministries Exempt from ACA Strictures – An overview of the ever-growing Heath Care Sharing Ministries (HCSM) medical coverage option.

Course #11-16 | 2018 | 17 pages | 10 posttest questions

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 approved to sponsor continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); the Florida Boards of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#BAP346) and Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).

Therapy Tidbits – New Edition Available

Therapy Tidbits - November/December 2017Therapy Tidbits – November/December 2017 is a new 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the November/December 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:

  • MMPI-3: Revision of MMPI-2 or Marketing Hype? – This author considers the differences between the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF, and the controversy surrounding the release of the MMPI-3.
  • 136mph Winds and Psychology: Mix Well, Stirred but Not Shaken – An overview of how Hurricane Irma impacted psychologists and patients in the Florida Keys.
  • Two APA Council Actions Need Members’ Attention – The author questions the APA’s commitment to transparency as they consider changes to current bylaws regarding membership dues and the publication of meeting minutes.
  • More Changes Coming to National Health Plan – What happens to the Affordable Care Plan in light of Trump’s proposed changes?
  • Laws Rules Vary for Telepsychology Practice – The author discusses the need for researching the ethical and legal guidelines before offerring telepsychology services.
  • Working Ethically with LGBTQ Clients – Explores complications that can arise when treating sexual and gender minority clients and offers suggestions to help the clinician.
  • Practicing from a Wheelchair – An author’s reflection on the positive and negative aspects of practising psychology when confined to a wheelchair.
  • Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Clients Require Special Ethical Consideration – This article provides a look at why it is important to offer interpreters to HOH or deaf clients and the ethical concerns associated with it.

Course #11-13 | 2017 | 16 pages | 10 posttest questions

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This course is sponsored by Professional Development Resources, 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).

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Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2017

New Online CE Course @pdresources.org

Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2017The latest edition of our Therapy Tidbits series is here with 9 new topics to delve into this weekend. A quick and easy 1-hour online course:

Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2017 is a new 1-hour online CE course that covers a variety of therapy topics in a succinct and reader-friendly format:

Advocates in Field of Aging Hear Strong Call to Action – Highlights focus points of the ASA conference in March: critical social and political issues affecting older Americans and how the ASA is urging member support to protect them.

Cost-Containment Restricts Treatment for PTSD – A warzone PsyD is told her patient is receiving, “entirely too much treatment,” after reimbursement allowances by insurers fall substantially.

Hoffman Report Triggers Defamation Suit Against APA – Plaintiffs damaged by Hoffman Report claim bias and “blind-following” in case brought against him and numerous others alleged to be complicit in defaming.

Investigation Notice Not Cause for Panic – Illuminates steps you can take to prepare yourself and your practice, now and ahead of time, for the inevitable board complaint.

Proponent of Internet Tests Contends They Eliminate Bias – Explores how the “human factor” can play a significant role in candidate deception.

Psychologists Best to Assess Concussions, Gender Effects – Discusses the importance of including the discipline of psychology when addressing the complex effects of concussions.

Brain Hacking: Tech Companies Hijack Your Attention – Focuses on the modern compulsion to keep tabs on our electronic communications and social media as well as tactics to combat such distractions.

Duty to Warn: Don’t Get Distracted by Legal Cases – Evaluates that laws may change, but the focus of “duty to warn” stays the same.

MMPI-2 Book is Excellent Reference Text – Promotes the many benefits of using the MMPI-2 as a resource material for psychology-based professions.

Course #11-10 | 2017 | 16 pages | 10 posttest questions | $14

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Professional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. Our purpose is to provide high quality online continuing education (CE) courses on topics relevant to members of the healthcare professions we serve. We strive to keep our carbon footprint small by being completely paperless, allowing telecommuting, recycling, using energy-efficient lights and powering off electronics when not in use. We provide online CE courses to allow our colleagues to earn credits from the comfort of their own home or office so we can all be as green as possible (no paper, no shipping or handling, no travel expenses, etc.). Sustainability isn’t part of our work – it’s a guiding influence for all of our work.

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 one week of completion).

Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2017

New CE Course @pdresources.org

Therapy TidbitsTherapy Tidbits – March/April 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that covers a wide range of therapy topics in a succinct and reader-friendly format. The articles included in this edition are:

  • Drug Tests Add Doubt to Amyloid Theory on Alzheimer’s – Reviews clinical drug trial findings and a new classification system proposed for Alzheimer’s disease based solely on biomarkers.
  • Washington State High Court Expands Tarasoff Duty to Warn – Summarizes the Washington State Supreme Court ruling that mental health professionals have a duty to protect and warn potential victims of violence by patients under their care even in cases where there were no potential victims named.
  • Medicaid Working Under ACA – But With Costs – Discusses Medicaid expansion, ACA coverage and projections for the remainder of the year.
  • Psychology’s Role in the National Drug Epidemic – Provides suggestions for small steps clinicians can take to help curb the epidemic.
  • Exposure Varies in Alternative Practice Models – Discusses potential risks and benefits of alternative practice models.
  • Six Keys to Effective and Efficient Private Practice Marketing – Offers marketing strategies clinicians can use to promote themselves and their practices to develop a consistent flow of clients.
  • Treatment of Simple Phobia – Reviews a case study of a client with swallowing phobia.
  • Confidentiality Limited for Service Members – Provides guidance for civilian clinicians that provide mental health services to members of our military.
  • Metta World Peace – More Than Just a Name – Discusses Metta World Peace’s goals of promoting psychological well-being and reducing stigma regarding mental illness.
  • To Terminate or Not to Terminate? – Offers practice tips for clinicians to use when considering terminating therapy with clients.


Course #11-09 | 2017 | 18 pages | 10 posttest questions | Click here to learn more.

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.

This continuing education course is offered by Professional Development Resources, a non-profit provider approved to sponsor CE 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; and by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

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Therapy Tidbits July/August 2016 – New Online 1 Hour CE Course

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The latest edition of Therapy Tidbits is now available!

Therapy Tidbits

Therapy Tidbits is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the July/August 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:

Mental Health Problems Abound in Flint Lead Crisis – discusses problems afflicting residents of Flint, MI in the city’s water contamination crisis

Medicare Payments to Focus on Value not Volume – explains the upcoming Medicare changes and details the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Conference on Telemedicine Heavily Attended– reviews concepts from the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) 2016 Annual Conference and Trade Show

Psychologists Can Fill Needs for Autism Spectrum Disorders – discusses the shortage of professionals available to secure assessment and treatment options and how psychologists can help

Giving Professional Commentary on Public Figures – provides ethical guidance for giving professional commentary on public figures

Reduced Antipsychotics Recommended for Dementia – reviews the revised guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association on limiting use of antipsychotic drugs to treat patients with dementia

SAMHSA adds Thought Field Therapy to National Registry – discussess the controversy surrounding the addition of Thought Field Therapy (TFT) to SAMHSA’s registry

Electronic Appendages Damage Real Therapy – provides a reality check on the use of digital devices in the therapeutic relationship

Managing Risk with Alcohol-Abusing Clients – proposes the use of a dual-purpose informed consent by therapists who work with special populations or those characterized by high risk behaviors

Financial Therapy Opportunities Growing – offers guidance on how to support individuals suffering from financial stress and tap into an emerging market

 

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. Course #11-02 | 2016 | 17 pages | 10 posttest questions

 

Professional Development Resources is approved to offer 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; and by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

 

Therapy Tidbits May June 2016 Now Available at PDResources

From The National Psychologist

Therapy Tidbits May June 2016This course is comprised of select articles from the May/June 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:

CMS Wrongfully Denying PQRS Incentives
Discusses challenges with reporting, changes to CMS criteria, and offers tips for success.

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Psychology Lags in Helping Impaired Colleagues
Lists major obstacles to colleague assistance programs and provides suggestions for future enactment

Disclosures for Forensic Evaluations
Reviews ethical principles involved in forensic evaluations, including the informed disclosure process.

Reimbursement Diagnoses May Be Co-Morbid
Discusses ways the clinician can ethically, clinically and professionally work around the dilemma of insurance reimbursement by attending to, documenting and treating co-morbid conditions.

Crossing the Mental Health Court Chasm to Community Mental Health
Debates prison reform, mass incarceration in America, and the need to restructure the approach to criminal justice.

Challenging a Mandate to Adopt EHRs
Lists the dangers of electronic health record mandates and offers advice for psychotherapists to stay aware of potential dangers and safeguard their freedom to make informed decisions about client privacy.

Evidence-Based Treatment for Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma
Describes the experiences of male and female service members who were sexually assaulted or harassed and offers evidence-based treatment options available today.

 

Therapy Tidbits – Includes the National Psychologist Articles and Quizzes

This course is comprised of select articles from the May/June 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:
CMS Wrongfully Denying PQRS Incentives, Psychology Lags in Helping Impaired Colleagues, Disclosures for Forensic Evaluations, Reimbursement Diagnoses May Be Co-Morbid, Crossing the Mental Health Court Chasm to Community Mental Health, Challenging a Mandate to Adopt EHRs, Evidence-Based Treatment for Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma – Course #10-99 | 2016 | 13 pages | 10 posttest questions.

 

Therapy Tidbits is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that discusses a variety of psychotherapy topics included in the March/April 2016 issue of The National Psychologist (TNP). TNP is a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists and other mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Depression Screenings Urged During and After Pregnancy – new depression-screening guidelines for maternal mental health, ACA Constantly Changing – updates on the Affordable Care Act, Social Media and Ethics: Self-Reflection in Context of Technology – helps clinicians engage in meaningful reflection prior to engaging in social media, RxP Battle May Not Be Worth the Cost – discusses the controversial topic of prescriptive authority for psychologists, Psychologists Must Keep Pace as Technology Changes Practice – technology is changing and psychologists need to keep up, Ethical Ways to Counteract Negative Reviews Online – tips for handling negative reviews and preventing them in the first place, The Wounded Psychologist: Adverse Effects from a Licensing Complaint – tips for dealing with and preventing regulatory complaints

 

Professional Development Resources, Inc. is a Florida nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) that offers 150+ online, video and book-based continuing education courses for healthcare professionals. We are approved 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 (b); 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; and by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

Therapy Tidbits – New 1 Hour CE Course

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We are excited to announce that the CE articles from The National Psychologist are now available in an online course:

Therapy Tidbits

Therapy Tidbits is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that discusses a variety of psychotherapy topics included in the March/April 2016 issue of The National Psychologist (TNP).

TNP is a bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists and other mental health professionals informed about practice issues.

The CE quizzes for past issues are available as“test only” courses (no online content).

We are now offering it as an online course to reach a wider audience, and to make the articles more accessible to those who prefer online materials.

The articles included in this course are:

▪ Depression Screenings Urged During and After Pregnancy

▪ ACA Constantly Changing

▪ Social Media and Ethics: Self-Reflection in Context of Technology

▪ RxP Battle May Not Be Worth the Cost

▪ Psychologists Must Keep Pace as Technology Changes Practice

▪ Ethical Ways to Counteract Negative Reviews Online

▪ The Wounded Psychologist: Adverse Effects from a Licensing Complaint

Course #10-98 | 2016 | 11 pages | 8 posttest questions | $14

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Professional Development Resources, Inc. is a Florida nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) that offers 150+ online, video and book-based continuing education courses for healthcare professionals. We are accredited 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; and by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners.