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Therapy Tidbits – November/December 2018

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This course is comprised of select articles from the September/October 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:

ACA Hasn’t Reduced Health Care Costs - Explains the impact of the ACA on independent practice doctors and the new recommendation for payment parity for clinic visits.
Out-of-Office Encounters May Be Beneficial – Discusses the importance and benefits of out of office therapy sessions and encounters with clients.
Court Cases, Market Forces - An overview of court cases that highlight the ways in which regulatory boards may be at risk for an FTC complaint or federal suit.
Most Military Efforts Miss Target on Suicide Prevention – Provides an overview of the military’s current programs to support individuals struggling with suicidality and recommends a positive support process.
Closing Practice Not for Faint of Heart – Highlights the emotional toll that closing a private practice can have on clinicians and offers practical advice on how to prepare for this transition.
CBT: Helpful Hints for Clients – Lists cognitive behavioral therapy strategies for helping clients.
HIPAA Preempts State Laws – A review of HIPPA requirements regarding personal representatives after a patient’s death.
Empathy May be Ill-Timed in Treating Trauma – Explains why offering empathy in the treatment of trauma patients may be counter-productive, but offers hope that with therapy the client may eventually be ready to accept a clinician’s compassion.

Course #11-24 | 2018 | 17 pages | 10 posttest questions


Dec 31, 2028


Counselor CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE





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Dana Beezley-Smith, PhD, et al.

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