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Therapy Tidbits – Winter 2022/Spring 2023

The National Psychologist

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Therapy Tidbits – Winter 2022/Spring 2023 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the current issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent, online newsletter intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues.

The articles included in this course are: 

  • Investigation Exposes Corruption in For-Profit Hospice Care Discusses the ways in which ‘for-profit’ hospice facilities can exploit patients.
  • Charles Manson’s Psychopathology Complicated and Fascinating Shares the findings of a recently published journal article on the last psychological evaluation of Charles Manson.
  • What You Need to Know About DSM-5 Offers a brief overview of the current changes to the DSM-V as outlined in the DSM-V-TR.
  • Clinicians and the Court Provides a broad overview of risk management considerations and strategies for receiving subpoenas and writing third party advocacy letters for patients.
  • Make Cyber Security a Priority Suggests security measures that can be taken to guard against cyber-attacks, ransomware, and data breaches.
  • Private Equity Firms Devouring US Healthcare – Presents information on the way in which for-profit private equity firms are moving into the healthcare industry.
  • Psychodiagnostic Testing Faces Many Roadblocks – Highlights the ways in which access to clinical diagnostic services is hindered and suggests strategies for revitalizing this clinical role of psychologists. 

Course #11-52 | 2023 | 19 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Specify one instance when CMS requires repayment from hospices
2. Name the only new diagnosis included in the DSM-5-TR
3. Describe one risk management strategy for responding to a subpoena
4. List three ways in which access to psychological/neuropsychological testing is hindered

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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