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Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2017

Eric C. Marine; Larry Rosen, PhD; Paula Hartman-Stein, PhD

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

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


Advocates in Field of Aging Hear Strong Call to Action - Highlights focus points of the ASA conference in March: critical social and political issues affecting older Americans and how the ASA is urging member support to protect them. 


Cost-Containment Restricts Treatment for PTSD - A warzone PsyD is told her patient is receiving, “entirely too much treatment,” after reimbursement allowances by insurers fall substantially.


Hoffman Report Triggers Defamation Suit Against APA - Plaintiffs damaged by Hoffman Report claim bias and “blind-following” in case brought against him and numerous others alleged to be complicit in defaming.


Investigation Notice Not Cause for Panic - Illuminates steps you can take to prepare yourself and your practice, now and ahead of time, for the inevitable complaint.


Proponent of Internet Tests Contends They Eliminate Bias - Explores how the “human factor” can play a significant role in candidate deception.


Psychologists Best to Assess Concussions, Gender Effects - Discusses the importance of including the discipline of psychology when addressing the complex effects of concussions.


Brain Hacking: Tech Companies Hijack Your Attention - Focuses on the modern compulsion to keep tabs on our electronic communications and social media as well as tactics to combat such distractions.


Duty to Warn: Don’t Get Distracted by Legal Cases - Evaluates that laws may change, but the focus of “duty to warn” stays the same.


MMPI-2 Book is Excellent Reference Text - Promotes the many benefits of using the MMPI-2 as a resource material for psychology-based professions.

Course #11-10 | 2017 | 16 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.Identify three concerns for programs impacting older adults in a replacement of the Affordable Care Act
2.Describe the steps to take if you receive a board complaint
3.List three benefits of internet-based pre-employment/promotion testing
4.Identify two strategies to regain focus and attention from “information foraging”

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).


This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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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.

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

Larry Rosen, PhD, is the author of Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation and TechnoStress: Coping With Technology @Work @Home @Play. He may be reached at: LROSEN@CSUDH.EDU or at his website www.csudh.edu/psych/lrosen.htm.

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

Paula Hartman-Stein, PhD, a clinical psychologist, consultant, and Medicare correspondent for The National Psychologist newspaper, was the Chair of the first psychology and social work Expert Work Group to develop quality measures. Currently she serves on the expert panel for the Elder Maltreatment screen. Dr. Hartman-Stein graduated from Kent State University and obtained the interdisciplinary geriatric clinical development award through Case Western University. For over 20 years she has worked at the Center for Healthy Aging, a private practice in Kent, Ohio. A prolific writer, she has two edited books, Innovative Behavioral Healthcare for Older Adults (1998) and Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults (2011), numerous book chapters and refereed publications on healthy aging and psychology practice issues, and over 100 news articles.


Financial: Dr. Hartman-Stein receives honoraria from Signature Consulting Group, consulting fees from PhyBill, and has an ownership position with the Center for Healthy Aging.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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