Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2017

New Online CE Course

Therapy Tidbits - July/August 2017Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the July/August 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:

Telebehavioral Health is Psychology’s Future – Promotes key benefits to telebehavioral health and practical considerations that should be made before embracing “Psychology’s Future.”

Suicide Prevention Drive Ensnaring Psychologists – Discusses the California Board of Psychology-sponsored Bill 89, which would require California psychologists to complete training specific to suicide risk assessment and intervention, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Psychologists are Told Ominous Letters are ‘Just Educational’ – Scare tactics, or just “gentle” reminders? Insurance companies offer practitioners notice that their coding behavior is being scrutinized.

Treatment at Ontario Hospital Called Torture – An overview of a lawsuit filed against the Penetang Psychiatric Hospital for the use of objectionable programs in its treatment of serious offenders.

New App Easing Behavioral/Medical Integration – CareApprove seeks to bridge the gap between behavioral and medical patient data sharing.

Some Question Trump’s Choice to Lead Mental Health Services – Treating drug addiction with more drugs? Critics are concerned that is exactly what will happen under influence from the new administration.

Insurer Withdrawals Threaten More with Loss of Coverage – Illuminates a concerning trend in medical insurers that would likely leave individuals with fewer plan options, if any at all.

Taking on a Supervisee – An overview of best practice tips practitioners would be wise to consider before beginning a supervisory role of their own.

Cutting NIH Budget must be Opposed – Asserts that American healthcare “can’t afford,” a plan to cut the National Institutes of Health budget by twenty percent and that such a plan must be resisted.

Balance vs. Burnout – Each person’s balance model is unique to them, but having and practicing one that works is of universally great import.

African American Families, Diversity and Ethics – A navigators’ guide to traversing the complexity of African American diversity with integrity and effective professionalism.

Course #11-11 | 2017 | 18 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.

Professional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. We are 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; 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).