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Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2019

The National Psychologist

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE | School Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2019 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the May/June 2019 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:

  • Psychologists Face Denials, Delays in Testing Payments - Discusses the difficulties of receiving reimbursement following the update of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for central nervous system assessments, and provides contact information for APA information and support.
  • Integrated Healthcare Requires Caution - Provides an overview of the modalities of integrated healthcare and discusses the importance of dilalogue between psychologists and other healthcare providers.
  • Using Testing Codes Requires Great Care - The author provides an explanation of the billing codes used in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Rescue Dogs Replace Lab Rats - Highlights the success of a program in which university students work with dogs from a local animal shelter.
  • ACA Less Friendly to Psychologists than Expected - Describes the ways in which the Affordable Care Act impacts upon the practice of Psychotherapy.
  • Former Opponent Now Favors RxP - The author explains why he feels it is beneficial for psychologists to have prescribing privileges.
  • Mass Shootings Unfairly Stigmatizing Mentally Ill - Highlights the issues surrounding media exposure and violent gun crimes and reminds psychologists of the ethical issues that should be considered regarding mental health and gun violence.
  • Roles Collide in Internship at Federal Prison - The author describes the many dual roll relationships she is experiencing as an intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
  • Exposure Therapy is Fast and Effective - The author describes her experiences when learning exposure therapy and the benefits it can have for both the client and clinician.
  • Pope Calls for Psychological Tests - Discusses whether psychological testing to determine if a person is suited for a celibate life is of use.
  • Court Ruling Could Affect Psychologists - The author reflects upon the course rulings in the case of Byrne v Avery Center to highlight the difference between privilege and confidentiality when patient records are under subpoena.

Course #11-28 | 2019 | 19 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the issues surrounding the new billing system following the overhaul of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes
2. Explain the ways in which the ACA impacts private practice psychotherapy
3. Identify two methods integrating behavioral health into primary care and other healthcare services
4. Explain the difference between confidentiality and privilege regarding patient records
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. Have a question? Contact us. We’re here to help!

About the Author(s)

The National Psychologist is a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues. Contributions and letters are invited. The editor reserves the right to edit articles and submissions for clarity and/or to meet specific space limitations. Publication staff is not responsible for opinions or facts in bylined articles.

Disclosure:

Financial: The content for this course was published by The National Psychologist.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


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