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Therapy Tidbits - Summer 2022

The National Psychologist

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Therapy Tidbits – Summer 2022 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Summer 2022 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent, quarterly publication intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues.

The articles included in this course are:

  • Mental Health 988 Emergency Lifeline Makes National Debut – Celebrates the nationwide availability of the 988-emergency phone number.
  • Minnesota Oversight Process Lacking – Sheds light on a flaw of the Minnesota Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP).
  • Reflections on the Tarasoff Case – Reviews the laws surrounding the Tarasoff Case and the clinician’s Duty to Warn.
  • Safety Plans Critical for Suicidal Patients – Discusses the benefits of safety plans for suicidal patients.
  • Psychiatrist to Return $1.1 Million for Not Complying with Medicare Regulations – Reviews the circumstances of an Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit and suggests strategies to ensure clinicians follow Medicare guidelines for reimbursement.
  • Creating a Comprehensive, Practical, and Useful Document – Provides information for writing professional wills.
  • Foundation Gives FSU $3.4 Million for Forgiveness Study – Introduces a new FSU study on the psychology of divine forgiveness or forgiveness from a higher power.
  • Learn Rules Before Playing Managed Care Game – Explains the requirements for offering and seeking reimbursement for managed care.
  • Misinformation Can Damage Patient Outcomes – Describes common misinterpreted ethical principles relating to standard of care.
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder Added to DSM-5 TR – Considers the addition of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), as added to the DSM-5 TR.

Course #11-48 | 2022 | 19 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Specify where 988 mental health emergency lifeline calls are routed
2. Name the two steps that should be taken when treating suicidal patients
3. List two steps in creating a comprehensive professional will
4. Describe the circumstances in which grief symptoms are likely to be associated with the newly added Prolonged Grief Disorder to the DSM-5 TR

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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