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Therapy Tidbits – Winter 2020

The National Psychologist

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Therapy Tidbits – Winter 2020 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Winter 2020 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent, quarterly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:

  • Settlement Sought in Hoffman Report Suit - A brief overview of the Hoffman Report.
  • Psychologists Can Play Big Role in Stemming Opioid Crisis - Outlines the ways psychologists can help patients who are opioid users.
  • ASPPB Rolls Out EPPP-2 – Names ‘Early Adopters’ - Explains the debate surrounding adoption of the EPPP-2 test and notes which states and provinces have already adopted the exam as a part of the requirements for licensure.
  • Managing Intoxicated Patients - Provides some initial education as well as an overview of several common situations and factors psychologists may wish to prepare for and consider in their professional decision making when encountering an intoxicated patient.
  • Hoffman Report’s Flaws Should Be Acknowledged - Raises concerns over the accusations against military psychologists and the absence of evidence provided in the Hoffman Report.
  • Psychogastroenterology Replete with Opportunities - Discusses the role of clinical psychologists in the management of chronic digestive disease.
  • Integrated Care Requires Integrating with Treatment Team - Describes how psychologists can integrate into interdisciplinary teams to treat patients.
  • Sexually Kinky Clients Present Ethical Issues - Considers the ethical issues that accompany treating patients who engage in kinky behaviors.
  • Special Considerations Needed When Working with First Responders - Outlines the difficulties psychologists may encounter in treating first responders and provides suggestions on how to overcome the ethical challenges that may arise during treatment.
  • Challenge ‘Diet Mentality’ to Treat Binge Eating - Offers an alternative to CBT for treating Binge Eating Disorders.

Course #11-35 | 2020 | 18 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the purpose of the Hoffman Report and list two flaws in its’ findings
2. Identify the role of psychologists in treating the opioid crisis, intoxicated patients, and psychogastroenterology
3. List three possible challenges when working with a) sexually kinky clients and b) first responders
4. Explain how addressing the perception of control can be helpful in treating BED

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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