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Therapy Tidbits - Spring 2022

The National Psychologist

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2022 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Spring 2022 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:

  • No Surprises Act (NSA) Clarifies Patient Rights – Discusses the NSA and provides guidance in demonstrating good faith attempts at compliance.
  • Pharmacists Can be Valuable Asset to Treating Depression – Describes how pharmacists and psychologists can work together to increase availability of treatment to people with mental health illness.
  • The Business Side of Practice – Highlights the importance of financial literacy and business management skills as they impact a psychologist’s ability to run a profitable practice and provide quality services to their clients.
  • Laws, Risk Management, Ethics Important for Psychologists – Differentiates the terms ‘laws,’ risk management,’ and ‘ethics’ and offers examples of best practices.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Charges CMS with Discrimination for Not Paying for Alzheimer Drug – Offers evidence indicating that the CMS’s decision not to reimburse consumers for an Alzheimer’s drug marketed as Aduhelm (aduncanumab) is sensible.
  • Psychologists Key to Families, Schools Navigating Pandemic – Focuses on the ways psychologists and schools can collaborate to build communities of support for vulnerable children and families.
  • Venture Capitalists at Odds – Considers the areas of concern regarding venture capitalist companies and employers.
  • Telehealth Training for Mental Health Providers Essential – Provides an overview of competencies necessary to offer ‘telehealth’ and directs the reader to relevant books and organizations that offer training.
  • Proper Mindset Creates Success – Reinforces the importance of having a Growth Mindset.
  • Digital Presence Key to Growing Young Practice – Guides practitioners in the use of digital marketing to promote their private practice.

Course #11-47 | 2022 | 21 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Specify four methods of showing a good faith attempt to comply with the NSA regulations
2. Describe three ways in which pharmacists can play an integral role in the treatment of mental illness
3. List three reasons insurers/health systems have declined to pay for treatment using the drug Aduhelm
4. Name six focuses of telehealth education and training recommended by researchers for mental health providers

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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