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Therapy Tidbits – January/February 2018

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Therapy Tidbits – January/February 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the January/February 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:

Legalization for Medical Use Means Psychologists Should Study Marijuana - Discusses the variables involved in considering if marijuana may be a beneficial treatment for patients.

Second EPPP Exam to be Mandatory - Summarizes the upcoming changes regarding the mandatory second EPPP exam.

CMS Unfairly Penalizing Psychologists’ PQRS Reports - Reviews the difficulties practitioners are facing with PQRS reports and provides information on how APA will help in 2018.

How to Fine Tune Consultations - Offers advice on how to determine when a consultation may be necessary and who may be best equipped to provide you the necessary information.

Gun Violence: A Professional Psychology Proposal - Describes the NAPPP’s proposal to help reduce gun violence.

High Quality, Well Documented Patient Care is Risk Management - Explains how developing habits of good practice and judicious competence underlie risk management protocols.

Remaining Resilient as an ECP, Despite Stress - Provides strategies that may help mental health providers establish good boundaries and self-care while supporting clients who are dealing with painful experiences and loss.

Ministries Exempt from ACA Strictures - An overview of the ever-growing Heath Care Sharing Ministries (HCSM) medical coverage option.

Course #11-16 | 2018 | 17 pages | 10 posttest questions


Dec 31, 2028


Counselor CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE





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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Kenneth Drude, PhD; Paula Hartman-Stein, PhD; Dana Beezley-Smith, PhD

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