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Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2018

Paula Hartman-Stein, PhD; Dana Beezley-Smith, PhD

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the March/April 2018 issue of 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:        

  • Teletherapy is the Future Norm - Discusses the importance of educating oneself about teletherapy and introduces a variety of teletherapy companies.
  • ‘Housing First’ Reducing Homelessness - Introduces the book ‘Housing First’ and provides background information on the Housing First program of providing housing and support services for the homeless
  • Ethics of Technology and Clinician Responsibility - This article differentiates between the psychological testing and assessment of patients and highlights the dangers of relying on technology and the importance of the clinician’s expertise in the process.
  • Psychology Lags Behind Psychiatry in Health Integration Readiness - Provides an overview of the new initiative to train behavioral health care professionals to work in primary care practice.
  • ACA’s Likely Future Depends on Who’s Guessing - A brief update on the Affordable Care Act.
  • Consulting in Medical Settings Expands Practice - This course offers a description of a consulting liaison psychologist’s role in a medical setting and discusses the difficulties and rewards of taking on such a role. 
  • Unique Peer Consultation Issues in Rural Alaska - The author highlights the need for developing connections with trusted peers, who can support the clinician living and working in a rural Alaskan community. 
  • Psychotherapy and Counseling are Different - In a world where psychotherapy is declining and counseling is growing, Dr. Doane provides an important reminder of the difference between the two.
  • Therapists Vulnerable to Sexual Misconduct Accusations - This article reminds practitioners of the importance of having effective policies, practices and education in place to protect oneself against allegations of misconduct
  • ICD-11 to Include ‘Gaming Disorder’ - A brief description of ‘Gaming Disorder’ as described by The World Health Organization.

Closeout Course #11-19 | 2018 | 20 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Differentiate between testing and assessing and explain the clinician’s responsibilities during the assessment process
2. Discuss the process, benefits and difficulties of integrating behavioral health care into primary care practice
3. Discuss the role of the psychologist as a consultation-liaison in a medical setting
4. Explain the differences between psychotherapy and counseling
5. Identify measures that can be taken to guard against sexual misconduct allegations

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 - all courses are reported within two business days of completion). Professional Development Resources, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145).


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)

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.

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.

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

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