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Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2018

Dana Beezley-Smith, PhD; Jennifer A. Cohen, PhD, HSP; Julie Jacobs, PsyD, JD

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

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

  • Hacking Creates Market for Cyber Insurance - Discusses the need for cyber insurance and provides examples of the types of coverage currently available to psychologists.

  • VA’s Telehealth Rule Raises Licensing Concerns - Describes the benefits and possible difficulties of the VA’s new rule, which allows VA psychologists to use technology in treatment of veterans regardless of the state of licensure or patient’s state of residence.

  • WHO Reclassifies Transgenderism - Statement noting the removal of transgenderism from the World Health Organization’s classifications of mental illness.

  • States Ponder Possible Changes to ACA - Highlights the opportunity to apply for Affordable Care Act Section 1332 innovation waiver, and cites examples of how states are attempting to reform the law.

  • Should Psychologists Abide by the Goldwater Rule? -  The author shares her thoughts on the possible impact psychologists have on politics, and notes the psychologist’s obligation to adhere to the Goldwater Rule.

  • We Need a “Men’s Movement” - Discusses the need to re-evaluate society’s expectations of males in order to end antisocial behavior of errant males and to acquire views and practices that are more psychologically reliable in giving men better lives.

  • Managing Risks of Telepsychology - A brief overview of the possible risks associated with telepsychology.

  • Supervising in the Age of #MeToo, Trigger Warning and Safe Spaces - A look at the nuances of interactions between supervisors and supervisees in light of the current social and political climate.

  • Many Clients Need Financial Therapy - A look at this emerging field of therapy focused on evaluation and treatment of the “cognitive, emotional, behavioral, relational, and economic aspects of financial health” affecting one’s daily life.

  • Coming to Terms with LGBTQ Issues in Teen Therapy - Highlights the importance of educating oneself about LGBTQ issues in teen therapy and suggests websites that offer more information.

Closeout Course #11-21 | 2018 | 20 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss cyber insurance and its use in the health care industry
2. Identify five risks to consider before entering into telepsychology practice
3. List three ways that supervisors can manage their behaviors to avoid misunderstandings with supervisees
4. Define ‘financial therapy’ and explain how it can be used to support patients

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)

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.

Jennifer A. Cohen, PhD, HSP, is a clinical psychologist in El Paso Texas. Her email address is: jennifer_91106@yahoo.com.

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

Julie Jacobs, PsyD, JD, is an attorney and psychologist in Colorado who provides risk management consultations to psychologists insured by The Trust as well as assisting mental health providers in Colorado with setting up and maintaining their practices. She may be reached by email at: Julie.Jacobs@colorado.edu.

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

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