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Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2020

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Therapy Tidbits – Spring 2020 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Spring 2020 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent, quarterly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:

Psychologists Adjust to World with Coronavirus – Discusses the reasons why offering telemental health services will be beneficial for psychologists and their patients

July 1 is Target Date for First PSYPACT Applications – Provides an overview of PSYPACT and the steps to take if you are interested in applying to practice telepsychology or temporarily work face-to-face across state lines (in states that have approved the PSYPACT legislation).

Psychologists Consider Return on Investment – Discusses the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and some of the upcoming changes in 2020.

Mitchell Testifies in Preliminary Hearing - An update of the court case in which James Mitchell, PhD, and John Jessen, PhD, were accused of designing torturous interrogation methods for CIA prisoners during interrogations following the 9/11 attacks

Touching Not Always a Violation - Highlights the need for discrepancy and compassion when supporting clients and lists the Zur Institute’s Risk Management guidelines.

Child Porn Poses Ethical Dilemma - Clarifies the conflict that a therapist faces when a patient reveals he is watching pornography online.

Associations Offer ECPs Many Advantages - Enumerates some of the benefits of joining your local, state, and/or national chapter of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The Insurance War on Psychodiagnostic Testing - Explains how insurance company protocols make testing of patients more and more difficult.

When to Update to the Newest Revision of a Test - Reviews guidance provided by professional associations on when to transition to the most current version of a psychological test.

Nation’s Largest Children’s Behavioral Health Center Opens - Describes the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavillion’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Course #11-36 | 2020 | 17 pages | 10 posttest questions


Dec 31, 2030


Psychology CE



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The National Psychologist

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