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Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2016

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Therapy Tidbits is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the July/August 2016 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:

Mental Health Problems Abound in Flint Lead Crisis - discusses problems afflicting residents of Flint, MI in the city’s water contamination crisis

Medicare Payments to Focus on Value not Volume - explains the upcoming Medicare changes and details the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Conference on Telemedicine Heavily Attended - reviews concepts from the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) 2016 Annual Conference and Trade Show

Psychologists Can Fill Needs for Autism Spectrum Disorders - discusses the shortage of professionals available to secure assessment and treatment options and how psychologists can help

Giving Professional Commentary on Public Figures - provides ethical guidance for giving professional commentary on public figures
Reduced Antipsychotics Recommended for Dementia - reviews the revised guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association on limiting use of antipsychotic drugs to treat patients with dementia

SAMHSA adds Thought Field Therapy to National Registry - discussess the controversy surrounding the addition of Thought Field Therapy (TFT) to SAMHSA’s registry

Electronic Appendages Damage Real Therapy - provides a reality check on the use of digital devices in the therapeutic relationship
Managing Risk with Alcohol-Abusing Clients - proposes the use of a dual-purpose informed consent by therapists who work with special populations or those characterized by high risk behaviors

Financial Therapy Opportunities Growing - offers guidance on how to support individuals suffering from financial stress and tap into an emerging market


Dec 31, 2026


Counselor CE, Psychology CE





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