Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2019 is a new 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the May/June 2019 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues.
The articles included in Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2019 are:
- Psychologists Face Denials, Delays in Testing Payments – Discusses the difficulties of receiving reimbursement following the update of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for central nervous system assessments, and provides contact information for APA information and support.
- Integrated Healthcare Requires Caution – Provides an overview of the modalities of integrated healthcare and discusses the importance of dilalogue between psychologists and other healthcare providers.
- Using Testing Codes Requires Great Care – The author provides an explanation of the billing codes used in skilled nursing facilities.
- Rescue Dogs Replace Lab Rats – Highlights the success of a program in which university students work with dogs from a local animal shelter.
- ACA Less Friendly to Psychologists than Expected – Describes the ways in which the Affordable Care Act impacts upon the practice of Psychotherapy.
- Former Opponent Now Favors RxP – The author explains why he feels it is beneficial for psychologists to have prescribing privileges.
- Mass Shootings Unfairly Stigmatizing Mentally Ill – Highlights the issues surrounding media exposure and violent gun crimes and reminds psychologists of the ethical issues that should be considered regarding mental health and gun violence.
- Roles Collide in Internship at Federal Prison – The author describes the many dual roll relationships she is experiencing as an intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
- Exposure Therapy is Fast and Effective – The author describes her experiences when learning exposure therapy and the benefits it can have for both the client and clinician.
- Pope Calls for Psychological Tests – Discusses whether psychological testing to determine if a person is suited for a celibate life is of use.
- Court Ruling Could Affect Psychologists – The author reflects upon the course rulings in the case of Byrne v Avery Center to highlight the difference between privilege and confidentiality when patient records are under subpoena.
Course #11-28 | 2019 | 19 pages | 10 posttest questions
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