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Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2019

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Therapy Tidbits – May/June 2019 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the May/June 2019 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:

Psychologists Face Denials, Delays in Testing Payments - Discusses the difficulties of receiving reimbursement following the update of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for central nervous system assessments, and provides contact information for APA information and support.

Integrated Healthcare Requires Caution - Provides an overview of the modalities of integrated healthcare and discusses the importance of dialogue between psychologists and other healthcare providers

Using Testing Codes Requires Great Care - The author provides an explanation of the billing codes used in skilled nursing facilities.

Rescue Dogs Replace Lab Rats - Highlights the success of a program in which university students work with dogs from a local animal shelter.

ACA Less Friendly to Psychologists than Expected - Describes the ways in which the Affordable Care Act impacts upon the practice of Psychotherapy.

Former Opponent Now Favors RxP - The author explains why he feels it is beneficial for psychologists to have prescribing privileges.

Mass Shootings Unfairly Stigmatizing Mentally Ill - Highlights the issues surrounding media exposure and violent gun crimes and reminds psychologists of the ethical issues that should be considered regarding mental health and gun violence.

Roles Collide in Internship at Federal Prison - The author describes the many dual roll relationships she is experiencing as an intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

Exposure Therapy is Fast and Effective - The author describes her experiences when learning exposure therapy and the benefits it can have for both the client and clinician.

Pope Calls for Psychological Tests - Discusses whether psychological testing to determine if a person is suited for a celibate life is of use.

Court Ruling Could Affect Psychologists - The author reflects upon the course rulings in the case of Byrne v Avery Center to highlight the difference between privilege and confidentiality when patient records are under subpoena.

Course #11-28 | 2019 | 19 pages | 10 posttest questions


Dec 31, 2029


Psychology CE



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The National Psychologist

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