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Therapy Tidbits - Winter 2021

The National Psychologist

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Therapy Tidbits – Winter 2021 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Winter 2021 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:

  • Pandemic Spurs Interest in Walk-and-Talk Therapy – Introduces the idea of ‘Walk and Talk’ therapy sessions, highlighting the pros and cons of such sessions.
  • Cybersecurity for Telehealth in the Home Office – Provides practical tips on staying maintaining security while providing teletherapy from a home office.
  • Disclosing Test Data to Patients Continues to be an Issue – Presents reasons why disclosing patient test data is the greater legal/ethical choice and suggests ways to maintain the integrity and security of test materials.
  • Social Media Guidelines Adopted by ASPPB – Notifies readers of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards’ (ASPPB) newly adopted social media guidelines.
  • Seeing Domestic Violence Through Another Lens – Highlights how men, who are victims of domestic violence, are overlooked and underserved.
  • Talk of Risks, Side Effects May Lead to Nocebo Effect – Discusses the Nocebo Effects and suggests ways to reduce the frequency and severity of them.
  • Psychotherapy, Embodiment, and the Dharma – The author shares his excitement for the practice of integrating traditional Western psychotherapy and contemplative practices, to achieve more effective therapeutic treatment.
  • Dreams Can Be Valuable in Therapy – Discusses the importance of dreams in memory consolidation, emotional regulation, and unconscious processes.
  • Geropsychologists Find Success, Satisfaction with All Manner of Online Training – Introduces successful geropsychologists who provide online training.

Course #11-40 | 2021 | 16 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. List three advantages and three disadvantages of using walk-and-talk therapy
2. Name five strategies for maintaining security in a home office environment
3. Describe four reasons for which males may be reticent to report domestic violence
4. Specify ten strategies to help reduce the frequency and severity of Nocebo Effects

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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