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Therapy Tidbits - March/April 2016

Eric C. Marine; Dana Beezley-Smith, PhD; John Gavazzi, PsyD; Charles M. Lepkowsky, PhD; Pauline Wallin, PhD; Robert H. Woody, PhD, ScD, JD

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

 
 

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

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

Learning Objectives

1. Identify two reasons for women to be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth
2. List three ethical concerns regarding clinicians’ use of social media
3. Discuss the importance of encryption in creating and maintaining patient files
4. Describe six ethically appropriate ways of dealing with negative online reviews
CE INFORMATION

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).

COURSE DIRECTIONS

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.

About the Author(s)
Eric C. Marine is vice president of claims and risk management for the American Professional Agency Inc. He has more than 35 years involved in the insurance claims business and more than 20 years in all facets of professional liability claims. He writes and speaks nationally on the subject.
 
Disclosure:

Financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Dana Beezley-Smith, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice treating children, adults and families in Green, Ohio. She may be reached at drdana@me.com.

Disclosure:
Financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


John Gavazzi, PsyD, is a board certified clinical psychologist in Camp Hill, Pa. He operates a part-time private practice and consults with the Bureau of Disability Determination and the State Board of Psychology. He also maintains a blog on ethics at www.ethicalpsychology.com. His email address is: johngavazzi@aol.com.

Disclosure:

Financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


Charles M. Lepkowsky, PhD, is in private practice in Solvang, Calif. He is a past president of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. He taught graduate psychology courses for 14 years. He may be reached at: clepkowsky@gmail.com.

Disclosure:

Financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


Pauline Wallin, PhD, is a psychologist in Camp Hill, PA and cofounder of The Practice Institute, LLC. Her email is drwallin@drwallin.com.

Disclosure:

Financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


Robert H. Woody, PhD, ScD, JD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska Omaha, an APA Fellow and member of the Council of Representatives, a Michigan licensed psychologist and a member of the Florida, Michigan and Nebraska Bars. His email is psychlegal@aol.com.

Disclosure:

Financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


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