The latest edition of our Therapy Tidbits series is now available:
Therapy Tidbits – September/October 2016 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from 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:
Cannabis Research Growing – discusses findings from the five sessions devoted to the study of cannabis at the August convention of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Why So Much Violence? Take Your Pick – discusses potential causes for the high level of violence in the United States.
Vermont Bans Conversion Therapy & Iowa Board Nixes Conversion Ban Therapy – discuss the controversy surrounding conversion therapy and how states are legally battling the topic.
U.S. House Approves Mental Health Measure – describes H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act 422-2 passed by the House in July and forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
CMS Proposes Payment Model for Integrated Care – explains the proposal CMS published in the July 15, 2016 Federal Register that establishes a set of six new billing codes, some of which potentially apply to psychologists who work in collaborative care settings.
Direct Secure Messaging is Best Electronic Option for Mental Health Records – explains crucial concepts necessary to understand Electronic Health Record (EHR) coordination of care issues and options.
The Down Side of RxP for Psychology – expresses concern that with prescriptive authority, psychologist psychotherapists will put their time and effort into drug prescription instead of plumbing the depths of psychotherapy and of themselves as psychotherapists.
Changes Coming to Billing Codes Oct. 1 – discusses the adoption of DSM language into the ICD and how to add diagnostic labels for your documentation.
Be Understanding in Treating Obese Patients – discusses mental health issues that can lead to obesity and thoughtful considerations for working with obese clients.
Course #11-03 | 2016 | 18 pages | 10 posttest questions | $14
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.
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.