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Introduction to Energy Psychology

Harry Vincenzi, EdD

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Introduction to Energy Psychology is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that describes the history, uses, and benefits of energy psychology treatment models.

This course will focus on the use of energy psychology and how it can help health professionals who are seeking a holistic approach to work with patients. Energy psychology has its origins from acupuncture and can be used to address many emotional and behavioral problems. While it has many modalities, the most well-known is the use of acupressure (tapping) to stimulate meridian points on the face, hands, and upper body.

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is now the most popular model and has become an integral part of energy research studies. EFT was approved for continuing education credits by the American Psychological Association in 2012 and over 80 research studies have demonstrated its success. It has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of trauma, depression, stress, anxiety, fears, addictions, weight loss, and with the side effects of hormonal therapies. While more research is needed to validate the many aspects of energy work, new research indicates EFT can also help address food cravings and increase self-compassion.

This course will also demonstrate how to conduct a general energy psychology treatment along with a chart indicating the locations of meridian points used in these treatments.

Course #11-14 | 2019 | 21 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the origin, history, and development of the field of energy psychology
2. Explain the issues, limitations, and results of energy psychology research
3. List three conditions for which EFT has shown to be effective
4. Identify the steps involved in an energy psychology treatment model

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Professional Development Resources (PDR) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5590. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PDR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Professional Development Resources is also approved as a provider of online (home study) continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#50-1635); the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501); and the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (#193).


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)

Harry Vincenzi, EdD, is a licensed psychologist and retired school counselor who conducts professional development seminars for businesses. He is an expert in the field of energy psychology specializing in sports performance and other complex problems. He also works with the Philadelphia School District. Dr. Vincenzi has authored Changes: A Self-Help Book for Adolescents and co-authored Energy Tapping: How to Rapidly Eliminate Anxiety, Depression, Cravings and More Using Energy Psychology. His blog focuses on current problems and how our schools can provide solutions: https://www.createahealthyamerica.com/

Financial: Received royalty payments from New Harbinger Publications for sales of his book.
: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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