Texas SLP License Renewal & CE Info

Texas-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) must complete all continuing education requirements prior to the expiration of their license to renew and maintain continuous licensure.

Texas SLP Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

A continuing education unit is the basic unit of measurement used to credit individuals with continuing education activities for licensure. One continuing education units is defined as 10 clock hours of participation in an approved continuing education experience.

Texas SLPs are required to obtain 20 clock hours of continuing education (2 continuing education units), with 2 clock hours (0.2 continuing education units) in ethics.

CE Required: 20 hours every 2 years (30 if dual licensed)
Online CE Allowed: No limit if ASHA-approved
License Expiration: Date of issue, every 2 years
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA
Notes: 2 hrs ethics required each renewal

Texas SLPs can earn all 20 hours required for renewal through ASHA-approved online CEU courses offered @pdresources.org. Order now and Save 20% on all courses:

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Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. Over 20 courses are available @pdresources.org.

ASHA-Approved Online CEUs for Texas SLPs

Ethics for SLPsEthics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that examines ethical issues that SLPs and audiologists may encounter in clinical practice. Ethical decision-making is based on awareness, intent, judgment, and behavior. The speech-language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist must be aware that an issue has ethical significance. Then a judgment must be made with the intent to make the ethically correct decision, and action taken. Ethics is about deliberate decisions made to benefit the people involved or to have the least harmful repercussions if a positive outcome is not possible. SLPs and audiologists encounter ethical issues across the spectrum of practice settings, from pediatric treatment to care of elders in skilled nursing facilities. This course will present an overview of ethical issues that arise in speech-language pathology and audiology practice, including barriers to ethical thinking, evidence-based ethics, economics, discrimination, abuse, bullying in the workplace, boundaries, confidentiality, social media, and infection control. Updates on the Codes of Ethics are included and discussed. Course #21-20 | 2018 | 37 pages | 15 posttest questions

Effects of Digital Media on Children’s Development and LearningEffects of Digital Media on Children’s Development and Learning is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the research on media use and offers guidance for educators and parents to regulate their children’s use of digital devices. Today’s world is filled with smartphones used by people ignoring their surroundings and even texting while driving, which is criminally dangerous. Are there other dangers that may not be as apparent? Media technology (e.g., smart phones, tablets, or laptop computers) have changed the world. Babies and children are affected and research reveals that 46% of children under age one, and up to 59% of eight-year-old children are exposed to cell phones. In England, nearly 80% of senior primary-school staff reportedly are worried about poor social skills or speech problems of children entering school, which they attribute to the use of media devices. Media technology affects family life, children’s readiness for entering school or preschool, and classroom learning. Recent research delineates a developmental progression of understanding information on devices for children between ages 2- 5 years. Younger children may believe false information if it is on a computer. This research is important for understanding technology uses in education. There are also known health risks and possible adverse effects to social-emotional development. Statistics describing the increase of media technology and developing trends in media use are presented along with guidelines and position statements developed to protect children from risks and adverse effects. Course #30-96 | 2017 | 50 pages | 20 posttest questions 

More courses available @pdresources.org.

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Florida Psychologists: CE & Renewal Info

Florida psychologists save 20% on CE @pdresources.org

The first quarter of 2018 has flown by, which means there are only 2 months left to renew your Florida psychologist license by May 31st. Still need CE? We can help. Here is a quick reminder of your requirements:

CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years, including:
3 hours Florida Psychology Ethics & Law each renewal
2 hours Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health each renewal
2 hours Domestic Violence every third renewal
Online CE Allowed: No limit if APA approved
CE Broker: We report course completions for you

You can earn all 40 hours required for renewal through APA-approved online CE courses @ PDR. Order now and save 20% on ALL courses!

Ethics and Law

3 Hours CE $39

Preventing Medical Errors

2 Hours CE $29

Domestic Violence

2 Hours CE $29

Motivation

3 Hours $39

Selective Mutism

2 Hours $29

Mass Shootings

3 Hours $39

Cultural Awareness

3 Hours $39

Stalking

1 Hour $14

Animal Assisted Therapy

2 Hours $29

Narcissism

2 Hours $29

Therapy Tidbits

1 Hour $14

Suicide Prevention

3 Hours $39

Anxiety in Children

4 Hours $59

OCD

3 Hours $39

Digital Media

3 Hours $39

E-Therapy

3 Hours $39

Ethics and Social Media

2 Hours $29

Really Bizarre Sexual Behaviors

3 Hours $39

Counseling the Pastor s Kid

3 Hours $39

Over 100 online courses to choose from!

Gender Identity

3 Hours $39

Cyberbullying

2 Hours $29

In the Zone

2 Hours $29

Finding Happiness

4 Hours $49

Motivating Children

4 Hours $59

Supervision

3 Hours $39

Prescription Drug Abuse

3 Hours $39

Leveraging Adversity

6 Hours $79

Nutrition and Depression

3 Hours $39

Codependency

3 Hours $39

Medical Marijuana

3 Hours $39

Aging

3 Hours $39

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Humor in Therapy

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Forensic Psychology

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for your Florida Psychology license renewal. Use coupon code PDR368 at checkout to redeem. Valid on future orders only. Offers expire 5/31/2018.

Courses are valid for 3 years from purchase date (including Closeout courses), so you can also stock up on CE to save for your next renewal. Your certificate of completion will be dated the day you submit the course evaluation.

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

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Ohio CSWMFT CE Changes

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The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board made a number of rule changes that took effect on March 5, 2018.

Among the changes, a handful apply to the continuing education (CE) requirements of current licensees:

4757-9-01 Continuing education requirements for renewal of a marriage and family therapist or independent marriage and family therapist license:
Reduced required supervision CE from five to three hours per renewal

4757-9-03 Continuing education requirement for renewal of a certificate of registration as a social work assistant or a license as a social worker or an independent social worker: Corrected required CE to thirty hours, aligning the rule with the Revised Code. Removed a reference to renewal requirements for persons licensed with a related degree. Persons with related degrees are no longer eligible for a Social Work license.

4757-9-04 Clock hours for continuing professional education: Removed restriction on the number of online CE hours Counselors and MFTs can earn. (Meaning that all counselors, social workers and MFTs may now earn all of their CE credits online!)

4757-9-06 Sources of continuing professional education: Added volunteer service as a source of continuing education credit. The language mirrors the Board of Psychology proposed rule, which is based on input from the Ohio Association of Free Clinics.

4757-9-07 Documentation of continuing professional education required for renewal of a license or certificate of registration: Modified to require transcripts for non-credit/audited courses.

The Ohio CSWMFT Board has also partnered with CE Broker to simplify your license renewal process. Using CE Broker you can find courses, report completions, and track your compliance free of charge. When you report all of your completed requirements in CE Broker, you are eligible for exemption from continuing education audits.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements:

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT (CSWMFT) Board 
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: No limit (effective 3/5/2018)
License Expiration: DOI, every 2 years
National Accreditation Accepted: Professional Development Resources is approved by ASWBNBCC and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (Provider #RCST100501) to provide online CE courses to Ohio counselors, social workers & MFTs
Notes: 
3 hrs ethics required each renewal for all; 3 hours supervision required for those with the supervising counselor designation.
Date of Info: 3/26/2018

Ohio counselors, social workers, and MFTs can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered @pdresources.org.

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

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Florida Domestic Violence CE Requirement

Domestic Violence CE Available @pdresources.org

The Florida Statutes require that Florida-licensed healthcare professionals complete a 2-hour continuing education course on domestic violence every third biennial relicensure period.

The course shall consist of information on the number of patients in that professional’s practice who are likely to be victims of domestic violence and the number who are likely to be perpetrators of domestic violence, screening procedures for determining whether a patient has any history of being either a victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence, and instruction on how to provide such patients with information on, or how to refer such patients to, resources in the local community, such as domestic violence centers and other advocacy groups, that provide legal aid, shelter, victim counseling, batterer counseling, or child protection services.

Professional Development Resources offers such a course to meet this requirement:

Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence: Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course intended to help healthcare professionals maintain a high state of vigilance and to be well prepared with immediate and appropriate responses when abuse is disclosed.

Domestic violence, in the form of child abuse and intimate partner violence, remains a pervasive part of contemporary life in the U.S. Its effects are deep and far-reaching. This course will teach clinicians to detect abuse when they see it, screen for the particulars, and respond with definitive assistance in safety planning, community referrals, and individualized treatment plans. There is a special section on the complexity of an abuse victim’s decision about if and when to leave an abuser. This course meets the Domestic Violence license renewal requirement of all Florida licensees. Course #21-12 | 2016 | 42 pages | 15 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

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Colorado Psychologists New CPD Program

State CE Requirements Available @pdresources.org

Colorado psychologists have a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program to maintain their license.

CPD is the State Board of Psychologist Examiners’ (Board) program through which a licensed psychologist satisfies the requirements to ensure their ongoing ability to learn, integrate, and apply the knowledge, skill, and judgment to practice psychology according to generally accepted industry standards and professional ethical standards.

Continuing Professional Development Program Steps

Psychologists must complete the following CPD program during their renewal period in order to renew, reinstate, or reactivate a license. For each renewal period, the CPD program consists of the following elements:

  1. An optional Reflective Self-Assessment Tool (RSAT) and establishment of learning goals;
  2. Development of a Learning Plan;
  3. Execution of the Learning Plan. Accrual of forty (40) Professional Development Hours (PDH) through the Professional Development Activities (PDA) is required; and
  4. Documentation of completed PDH.

Colorado Psychologist Examiners Board
CE Required: 40 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: 8/31, odd years
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Date of Info: 2/23/2018

Colorado psychologists can earn all 40 hours required for renewal through online courses offered @pdresources.org. Over 100 courses available.

APA CE for Psychologists

Click here to view APA-sponsored online CE courses.

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

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Florida Psychologists Save 20% on CE

Florida psychologists save 20% on CE @pdresources.org

Florida psychologists have an upcoming license renewal deadline of May 31, 2018. Licensees are required to complete a total of 40 hours of continuing education (CE) during each 2-year renewal cycle, including:

Florida psychologists can earn all 40 hours for renewal through online courses offered @pdresources.org. Order now and save 20% on CE:

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Over 100 online courses for Florida psychologists available @pdresources.org.

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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

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Medical Errors for Florida Mental Health

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral HealthPreventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health is a new 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the ways in which clients can be harmed in mental health practice, and the many strategies for anticipating and avoiding such undesirable outcomes.

This course is intended to increase clinicians’ awareness of the many types of errors that can occur within mental health practice, how such errors damage clients, and numerous ways they can be prevented. Its emphasis is on areas within mental health practice that carry the potential for “medical” errors. Examples include improper diagnosis; breaches of privacy and confidentiality; mandatory reporting requirements; managing dangerous clients; boundary violations and sexual misconduct; the informed consent process; and clinical and cultural competency. There are major new sections on psychotherapy in the digital age, including the use of social networking systems, the challenges of maintaining and transmitting electronic records, and engaging in the practice of teletherapy. Course #21-18 | 2018 | 38 pages | 15 posttest questions

* This course satisfies the medical errors requirement for license renewal of Florida mental health professionals.

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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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New Jersey Psychologists CE Req’s

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New Jersey psychologists have new continuing education (CE) requirements: Effective June 1, 2017, New Jersey psychologists are required to complete 40 hours of CE credits as a condition of their biennial license renewal.

New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners 
CE Required: 40 credits (hours) every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: 30 hours (10 hours must be live)
License Expiration: June of odd years
National Accreditation Accepted: APA (Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.)
Notes: 4 hours Domestic Violence required each renewal
Date of Info: 10/5/2017

New Jersey psychologists can earn up to 30 hours per renewal through online courses offered @pdresources.orgClick here to view APA-sponsored online CE courses.

APA-Approved SponsorProfessional 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).

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Pennsylvania Psychologists Renewal Info

Online Continuing Education (CE) @pdresources.org

Pennsylvania psychologists can save 20% on CE for their upcoming license renewal deadline of November 30, 2017. Up to 15 of the 30 required hours per biennium are allowed from APA-sponsored online CE courses.

CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: 15 hours (home study)
License Expiration: 11/30, odd years
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: 3 hours in ethics required each renewal

Pennsylvania psychologists can earn up to 15 hours required for renewal through online courses offered by Professional Development Resources, and save 20% on courses. Click here to view APA-approved online CE courses.

PA Psychologists Save 20% on CE

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Over 100 courses are available!

Suicide Prevention Continuing Education (CE): On July 8, 2016, the governor of Pennsylvania signed into law the Matt Adler Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Act. This legislation requires that licensed psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors seeking to have their licenses renewed complete at least one hour of continuing education in the assessment, treatment, and management of suicide risk. To fulfill the growing requirement for suicide prevention training, Professional Development Resources created a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that reviews evidence-based research and offers strategies for screening, assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicide in both adolescents and adults:

Suicide PreventionSuicide Prevention: Evidence-Based Strategies is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that reviews evidence-based research and offers strategies for screening, assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicide in both adolescents and adults. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In 2015, 44,193 people killed themselves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, “Suicide is a serious but preventable public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities.” People who attempt suicide but do not die face potentially serious injury or disability, depending on the method used in the attempt. Depression and other mental health issues follow the suicide attempt. Family, friends, and coworkers are negatively affected by suicide. Shock, anger, guilt, and depression arise in the wake of this violent event. Even the community as a whole is affected by the loss of a productive member of society, lost wages not spent at local businesses, and medical costs. The CDC estimates that suicides result in over 44 billion dollars in work loss and medical costs. Prevention is key: reducing risk factors and promoting resilience. This course will provide a review of evidence-based studies so that healthcare professionals are informed on this complex subject. Information from the suicide prevention technical package from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be provided. Included also are strategies for screening and assessment, prevention considerations, methods of treatment, and resources for choosing evidence-based suicide prevention programs. Course #30-97 | 2017 | 60 pages | 20 posttest questions

Online CE Courses for Psychologists:

E-Therapy: Ethics & Best Practices is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the advantages, risks, technical issues, legalities and ethics of providing therapy online. E-therapy can be used to address age-old problems, such as how to reach out to those who might not otherwise avail themselves of psychotherapy services even though they are in acute need. At the same time, it is clear that many providers have embraced the new technologies without a firm grasp on the new and serious vulnerabilities that are introduced when their patients’ personal health information goes online. Included in this course are sections on video therapy, email, text messaging, smart phone use, social media, cloud storage, Skype, and other telecommunications services. This course is focused upon the ethical principles that are called into play with the use of e-therapy. Among them the most obvious concern is for privacy and confidentiality. Yet these are not the only ethical principles that will be challenged by the increasing use of e-therapy. The others include interjurisdictional issues (crossing state lines), informed consent, competence and scope of practice, boundaries and multiple relationships, and record keeping. In addition to outlining potential ethical problems and HIPAA challenges, this course includes recommended resources and sets of specific guidelines and best practices that have been established and published by various professional organizations. Course #30-87 | 2016 | 52 pages | 20 posttest questions

Effects of Digital Media on Children’s Development and Learning is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the research on media use and offers guidance for educators and parents to regulate their children’s use of digital devices. Today’s world is filled with smartphones used by people ignoring their surroundings and even texting while driving, which is criminally dangerous. Are there other dangers that may not be as apparent? Media technology (e.g., smart phones, tablets, or laptop computers) have changed the world. Babies and children are affected and research reveals that 46% of children under age one, and up to 59% of eight-year-old children are exposed to cell phones. In England, nearly 80% of senior primary-school staff reportedly are worried about poor social skills or speech problems of children entering school, which they attribute to the use of media devices. Media technology affects family life, children’s readiness for entering school or preschool, and classroom learning. Recent research delineates a developmental progression of understanding information on devices for children between ages 2- 5 years. Younger children may believe false information if it is on a computer. This research is important for understanding technology uses in education. There are also known health risks and possible adverse effects to social-emotional development. Statistics describing the increase of media technology and developing trends in media use are presented along with guidelines and position statements developed to protect children from risks and adverse effects. Course #30-96 | 2017 | 50 pages | 20 posttest questions

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the diagnosis, assessment and treatment strategies for OCD. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by intrusive, unwanted, and anxiety-provoking thoughts, images, impulses and rituals that are performed to alleviate the accompanying distress. Because OCD is a heterogeneous disorder with several subtypes, assessing, diagnosing, and treating it can be challenging. Further, the presentation of varying symptoms may be considered to be OC Related Disorders. Being able to make differential diagnoses and treatment recommendations are essential in clinical work with the many patients that present with the spectrum of OC problems. Specific behavioral strategies have been developed and validated in the literature that target the various manifestations of OCD and related disorders. The first part of the course offers information on the neurobiology, diagnosis and assessment tools, including the various subtypes, and highlights important topics to be taken into consideration during the process. Emotional and cognitive factors are outlined that seem to play important roles in the diagnosis and the course of episodes. The next section is dedicated to describing the clinical factors of and differential aspects of the OC Related Disorders and their prevalence. A case study follows that outlines the precipitating events, assessment, and behavioral treatment of a college student who is struggling to maintain and overcome her OCD. The final section describes effective treatment and coping strategies and augmentations that help to maintain treatment gains. Course #30-95 | 2017 | 60 pages | 20 posttest questions

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Illinois SLPs License Renewal & CEUs

Illinois SLPs save 20% on CEUs @pdresources.org

Illinois SLPs have an upcoming license renewal deadline of October 31, 2017 and can enjoy 20% off all ASHA-approved online CEUs @pdresources.org.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements:

CE Required: 20 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: No limit if ASHA approved (distance learning)
License Expiration: 10/31, odd years
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA
Date of Info: 9/6/2017

Illinois SLPs can earn all 20 hours required for renewal through online courses offered @pdresources.orgClick here to view ASHA-approved online CEU courses.

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Illinois SLPs save 20% on CEUs @pdresources.org

Your 20% discount should automatically apply at checkout, but if for any reason it doesn’t – just enter coupon code PDR349 to add. Offer valid on future orders only. Coupon expires 12/31/2017.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course page for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter, regardless of when the course was completed.