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Therapy Tidbits - Summer 2021

The National Psychologist

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

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

  • Improving Health through Community Policies Gains Momentum – Provides an overview of the Blue Zone Project and the impact on community members' health.
  • Psychologists Will Be on Front Lines of Helping Recovering COVID Patients – Describes a variety of after-effects of COVID on patients’ mental health and offers strategies for supporting them.
  • Retailers Could Help Shape Future of Mental Health Treatment – Discusses the need for affordable access to mental health care and how local retailers, such as CVS, are filing that gap.
  • FDA Approval of New Alzheimer’s Drug is Fraught with Controversy – An overview of the FDA approval, and researchers’ criticism, of the drug aducanumab.
  • My Patient May Be Placing Others at Risk of Contracting COVID-19: What Should I Do? – The authors offer advice on discussing with patients the possible need for quarantining.
  • Posting of Test Questions Online: Both Ill-Advised and Illegal – Highlights the need to prevent and contest the online publication of psychological and educational assessment questions.
  • Prescribing Psychologists Share Stories of their Journey – Three pioneers among prescribing psychologists in Illinois share their stories.
  • Are We Genetically Predisposed to Conflict and Violence? (Viewpoint) – The author questions whether combining knowledge derived from genetic and neuroscience research will allow us to develop a more complete understanding of human emotions, cognitions, behavior, and personality development.
  • Experiential Learning Comes from Cultural Immersion and Autism – A psychologist, who is on the autistic spectrum, shares a personal account of living and practicing in rural Alaska.

Course #11-43 | 2021 | 17 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the Blue Zone Project’s approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle
2. List three strategies for supporting a patient recovering from COVID-19
3. Name the possible positive effect the drug, Aduhelm has on patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
4. Explain how becoming a prescribing psychologist can benefit patients

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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