Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder
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Nutrition and Addiction: Advanced Clinical Concepts
Louis R. Franzini, PhD
CE Credit: 2 Hours
Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | School Psychology CE
Learning Level: Introductory
Pedophilic Disorder is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that offers an in depth look at the defining characteristics of pedophilia and current best practices for treatment.
The diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder and its relationship to associated crimes, such as child molestation, human trafficking, prostitution, drug abuse, child pornography, and child abuse and neglect is discussed. Though the exact causes of pedophilia are still not well known, information is provided on its prevalence in society and highlights how pedophilic interests may arise. Sexual abuse cases from the news and case studies of pedophiles are also reviewed.
Current laws, legal definitions, and limitations are summarized, and a review of the research on sex offender treatments are presented, to increase practitioners’ understanding of pedophilia, so that they can ultimately identify and treat pedophiles for the purpose of safeguarding children.
Course #21-58 | 2023 | 31 pages | 15 posttest questions
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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Louis R. Franzini, PhD, received his B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toledo, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavior Modification at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University). Following the postdoctoral program Dr. Franzini joined the Psychology Department at San Diego State University, where he spent his entire academic career. He retired as Emeritus Professor of Psychology. His international academic experience included appointments as Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-le-Neuve, Belgium and Senior Fellow in the School of Accountancy and Business, Human Resource and Quality Management Division at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Franzini is licensed as a psychologist in Florida and in California.
Financial: Dr. Franzini receives royalties on his books from John Wiley & Sons, Rowman and Littlefield, Square One Publishers, Sage Publications and from Professional Development Resources on sales of his courses.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.