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Therapy Tidbits - May/June 2018

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

New Prepayment Audits Strike Fear in Medicare Providers - Describes the difficulties practitioners are facing with when audited and explains the new method of auditing, ‘Targeted Probe and Education’

APA Council Approves Reorganization - Describes the upcoming changes as the American Psychological Association Practice Organization is reorganized.

Jail Opens Mental Treatment Unit - A brief look at how a Virginia City Jail is taking initiatives to support inmates’ mental health.

APA Practice Guidelines Raise Questions - Identifies concerns for the newly proposed sets of practice guidelines.

What is Obamacare Anyway? - An overview of Obamacare to date.

When Being Too Helpful Can Backfire - Discusses the difference between ‘good customer service’ and a therapeutic relationship.

MedPAC’s Latest Lead Balloon - An overview of the conflict surrounding the proposed change from Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to the “Voluntary Value Program” (VVP).

What Have We Learned from 30 years of School Shootings? - Highlights the use of amphetamine-based drugs and lack of quality mental health care as factors in school shootings.

How to Handle Conflicts of Ethics and the Law - Provides examples of times when the Ethics Code conflicts with the law and offers strategies to resolve these conflicts.

Psychologists Should Study Uses of Marijuana - Discusses the importance of seriously considering medical marijuana as a viable treatment for patients.

Course #11-20 | 2018 | 20 pages | 10 posttest questions


Dec 31, 2028


Counselor CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE





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Paula Hartman-Stein, PhD, Dana Beezley-Smith, PhD, et. al

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