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Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2019

The National Psychologist

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2019 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the July/August 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:

  • TPE Audits Target High Volume Providers – Provides an overview of the Target, Probe and Educate (TPE) audit process and highlights the ways in which this process may be difficult for practitioners.
  • Employee vs Independent Contractor – Why it Matters Outlines the criteria for determining if a clinician should be designated as an employee or independent contractor.
  • ACA Survives Cut in Penalties but Courts Will Have Final Say Explains the detail of the upcoming court case Texas v. Azar and how the outcome may affect clinicians and their patients.
  • Integrated Healthcare in the ICU Outlines a suggested model for integrating a mental health professional in the critical and intensive care units (ICUs) of general hospitals.
  • Using CQ (Couple Intelligence) in Couples Counseling Discusses how Couples Intelligence may be used to benefit the counseling relationship.
  • Self-Care is Essential to Risk Management Explains the importance of self-care not only for the psychologist’s health, but for the good of their practice.
  • Telepsychology Takes Special Training Provides essential elements to consider before launching a telepsychology practice.
  • Research Promising for Suicide Prevention Introduces the Implicit Association Tests (IAT’s) and explains how these may help in the prevention of suicide.

Closeout Course #11-29 | 2019 | 18 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. List the criteria used to designate a clinician as an employee or independent contractor
2. Describe how Couple Intelligence may be used to benefit the counseling relationship
3. Explain why self-care is essential to risk management
4. Identify three issues to address before launching a telepsychology practice

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)

The National Psychologist is a private, independent online 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. Click here to subscribe to TNP.


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

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