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Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2021

The National Psychologist

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

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

  • Congress Throws a Wrench in Medicare Telehealth Rules – Identifies Section 123 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act and explains the impact this bill will have on telehealth provision.

  • Kahler v. Kansas: So, What Else is New? – Provides an historical overview of the ‘not guilty by reason of insanity’ defense.

  • FAA Will Skip Latest Version of MMPI – Discusses the changes between the original MMPI test and subsequent revisions.

  • Contact with Nature Buffers Effects of COVID Lockdown – Describes the effects of lockdown and isolation on older adults and highlights the positive impact interacting with nature has in reducing stress and lowering the risk of infection and from COVID-19.

  • Should Therapist Locator Systems offer a BAA? – Stresses the importance of having a business associate agreement (BAA) with therapist locator sites to protect patients from possible security and privacy breaches.

  • Life During Wartime: The Coronavirus Psychology – Shares a view of the Coronavirus as an enemy and compares the ways in which war affects people to ways in which COVID affects people.

  • Psychotherapists Should Find Empathy When Ideas About COVID-19 Safety Vary – Considers the values, cultures and norms of people living in rural communities and attempts to surmise how these influence attitudes regarding safety protocols during COVID.

  • Imposter Syndrome Can Limit Experiences – Explains the adverse effects of Imposter Syndrome and offers strategies to help psychology students move past these insecurities.

  • (Mental Health) Stigma-Inducing Barriers Must Be Removed for Law Students – Summarizes how the events of 2020 acted as an accelerant to the behavioral health problems experienced by law students.

Course #11-42 | 2021 | 18 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Describe how section 123 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act will impact telehealth services
2. Identify four strategies for providing contact with nature to those isolated during the pandemic
3. Explain why therapists should require business associate agreements (BAAs) from businesses that touch potential patient data
4. List three methods for treating students suffering from Imposter Syndrome

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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