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Psychotherapy Practice Tips, Part 2

The National Psychologist; Richard Althouse, PhD

CE Credit: 2 Hours

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

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Psychotherapy Practice Tips, Part 2 is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that addresses a variety of brief clinical topics in the form of 14 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include:
  • Tips on documenting disabilities for college
  • Refugee children of war-torn lands need help
  • Psychological testing: a look back; a look ahead
  • Hearing loss always psychologically significant
  • Introducing the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS)
  • Jails are nation’s largest institutions for mentally ill
  • Songs as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Post-disaster roles for psychologists
  • Solving ‘under’ and ‘over’ diagnosis in drugged children
  • Assessment: From the other side of the desk
  • Web of addictions creates treatment problems
  • 10 tips from 40 years in clinical practice
  • Better training needed to cope with violent patients
  • Teens face complex problems in modern world

Closeout Course #20-68 | 2012 | 28 pages | 15 posttest questions 

Learning Objectives

1.List strategies for effectively documenting disabilities for college
2.Name reasons to entertain hearing loss as a hypothesis along with hypotheses of other diagnostic conditions
3.Identify three national trends contributing to the status of jails as institutions for the mentally ill
4.List reasons for the significant underutilization of detailed psycho-diagnostic testing in drugged children
5.Describe the concept of addiction interaction
6.List the ten ideas and therapy aids offered by Allan G. Hedberg, Ph.D.
7.Identify signs of potentially violent patients that should be noted at the outset of psychotherapy

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Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

The National Psychologist is a private, independent bi-monthly 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.


Financial: The content for this course was published by The National Psychologist.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Richard Althouse, PhD, is president of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology. He is a licensed psychologist with 37 years of experience in staff and management positions in correctional and forensic mental health settings in Wisconsin. He has published, provided training, provided expert testimony and consultation and lectured at national conferences on a variety of topics, including ethics, standards of practice, suicide intervention and systems analyses of criminal justice policies. He is on the advisory board for the Mental Health in Corrections Consortium, sponsored by the Forest Institute School of Professional Psychology. He can be reached by e-mail at: goldmine123.a@gmail.com


Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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