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Course categories

ADHD Lecture series from Russell Barkley, Ph.D. ($49 ea) 
 15 ADHD in Adults III: Assessment & TreatmentSummary
 14 ADHD in Adults II: ImpairmentsSummary
 13 ADHD in Adults Part I: Nature and DiagnosisSummary
 12 The Evaluation of ADHD in Children and AdolescentsSummary
 11: Medication Management of ADHDSummary
 10: School Management of ADHDSummary
 9: Parent Counseling & Home Management of ADHD ChildrenSummary
 8: Optimizing ADHD Treatment: The Impact of ComorbiditySummary
 7: The Importance of Emotion in ADHD (2 CE)Summary
 6: The Adolescent and Adult Outcomes of Children... (2 CE)Summary
 5 ADHD: Childhood Risks and Treatment Implications (1 CE)Summary
 4: Advances in Understanding the Etiology of ADHD (2 CE)Summary
 3: Part II: Executive Functioning & Self-Regulation... (2 1/2 CE)Summary
 2: The Nature of ADHD: The EF part I (2 CE, $49)Summary
 1: Diagnosis, Demographics & Subtyping (2 CE $49)Summary
Courses based on videos 
 Psychological Evaluations of the Bariatric PatientSummary
 Evidence Based Psychotherapy with CouplesSummary
Ethics courses 
 Ethics of File Reviews & IME'sSummary
 Stay Competent: Ethics & Professional DevelopmentSummary
Courses based on online text 
 T4 Considerations for the Provision of E-Therapy (1 CE, $9)Summary
 T3 Psychological First Aid Field Guide (6 CE, $16)Summary
Courses based on free journal articles 
 J1 Adult Bipolar (1 CE, $7)Summary
 J2 Adult ADHD and Comorbid Disorders (1 CE, $7)Summary
 J3 Rages, Pediatric Bipolar & SMD (1 CE, $7)Summary
 J4 Phenotypes of ADHD, Bipolar & SMD (1 CE, $7)Summary
Rehabilitation & Health Psychology Articles Series 
 HP1 Health Psychology Articles #1 (2 CE, $15)Summary
Courses based on books (book sold separately) 
 Essentials of Psychiatric DiagnosisSummary
 Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (Book)Summary
 The DSM-5Summary
 Military PsychologySummary
 Neuropsychological Assessment of Work-Related InjuriesSummary
 Handbook of Health Psychology & Behavioral MedicineSummary
 Executive FunctionsSummary
 Autism and Asperger Syndrome in SchoolsSummary
 Emotions in Psychology and PsychotherapySummary
 The Ethics of Supervision and ConsultationSummary
 Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment of Bariatric Surgery PatientsSummary
 Military NeuropsychologySummary
 The Explosive ChildSummary
 Cognitive Behavior TherapySummary
 Health Behavior Change (7 CE, $45)Summary
 Chronic Depression: Interpersonal Sources... (6 CE, $25)Summary
123 Magic w/ Thomas Phelan, PhD 
 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12Summary
Disability-related Courses 
 Social Security Disability Consultative Examinations (1 CE, $25)Summary

Available Courses

  • 15 ADHD in Adults Part III: Assessment & Treatment
    2 CE

    In this course Dr. Barkley suggests potential work and school accommodations and tools that can be used. He describes the use of rating scales and why neuropsychological tests are not always useful for diagnosing ADHD. He addresses issues related to malingering. He also provides recommendations for report writing including a recommended structure for reports for purposes such as requesting accommodations under ADA. He describes methods of intervention for ADHD including CBT and ADHD coaching.

    Participants will be able to describe research supported techniques for assessing ADHD

    Participants will be able to list useful accommodations for ADHD

    Participants will be able to describe effective report writing and intervention
  • 14 ADHD in Adults Part II: Impairments
    1 1/2 CE
    Why is ADHD one of the most impairing outpatient problems in mental health? Dr. Barkley addresses the impairing nature of ADHD at work, school and interpersonally and goes in to great detail on important research such as the UMASS study.

    Participants will be able to describe ways ADHD impacts work and school functioning

    Participants will be able to describe ways ADHD impacts relationships with others
  • 13 ADHD in Adults Part I: Nature and Diagnosis
    2 CE
    This course reinforces information from the diagnosis and subtyping course with application to Adults with ADHD. The course also includes a wealth of information on the group of individuals termed Sluggish Cognitive Tempo.

    Participants will be able to describe factors associated with Adult ADHD
    Participants will be able to list considerations for diagnosing Adult ADHD
    Participants will be able to describe the nature of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo
  • The latest thinking and evidence including quotes from Dr. Barkley such as "Here are the results of a study we published just a few weeks ago..."

    1 1/2 hours of CE

    Participants will be able to describe the structure of a parent interview

    Participants will be able to list what is useful and what is not in assessing ADHD

    Participants will be able to describe methods for differential diagnosis of ADHD
  • Medication Management of ADHD
    2 CE

    Participants will be able to list medications used to treat ADHD
    Participants will be able to describe side effects of ADHD medications
    Participants will be able to describe myths about medications for ADHD
  • 2 CE
    Participants will be able to describe approaches to school management of ADHD and list effective techniques for use with ADHD students
  • Parent Counseling and Home Management of ADHD Children
    2 1/2 CE credits for listening to a lecture from Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

    Are fish oils, sensory integration, play therapy and even cognitive behavioral therapy useful for ADHD in children? No, according to the research reviewed by Dr. Barkley. Dr. Barkley describes what does work for ADHD and how we can assist parents in managing their ADHD children.

    Participants will be able to say:
    I can list evidence based treatment approaches for ADHD
    I can list unsupported treatments for ADHD
    I can describe ways to assist parents with managing ADHD children
  • 8: Optimizing ADHD Treatment: The Impact of Comorbidity

    2 1/2 hours of CE credit

    Participants will be able to list common comorbid disorders with ADHD

    Participants will be able to describe the treatment implications of comorbid disorders on ADHD
  • Emotion in ADHD has been misunderstood by many. Dr. Barkley presents evidence for why we should not ignore emotional dysregulation in ADHD and how it may impact treatment.

    Participants will be able to describe the nature of emotion and emotional self-regulation.

    Participants will be able to discuss the 7 lines of evidence for the important role of emotional impulsiveness and deficient emotional self-regulation in the core symptoms of ADHD.

    Participants will be able to summarize the results of research on the impact of poor emotion regulation in ADHD on various domains of functioning in children followed to adulthood and adults with ADHD.

    Participants will be able to discuss the implications of these findings for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.
  • The Adolescent and Adult Outcomes of Children with ADHD: Treatment Implications

    ADHD is a public health problem, not just a mental health disorder. Do you want to be able to answer parent and patient questions about the outcomes of ADHD? This course is packed with information about life outcomes of individuals with ADHD and how it impacts our approach to treatment.

    Participants will be able describe the course and outcomes of ADHD

    Participants will be able to list interventions associated with this information

  • Course 5- ADHD: Childhood Risks and Treatment Implications
    1 CE credit, $49

    Dr. Barkley outlines the risk factors associated with ADHD and relevant treatment implications resulting from them.

    Participants will be able to list conditions that are frequently comorbid with ADHD

    Participants will be able to describe treatment implications of ADHD risk factors
  • ADHD 4: Advances in Understanding the Etiology of ADHD

    Participants will be able to describe unproven etiologies for ADHD; list research supported causes of ADHD and describe the genetic nature of ADHD

    Learn more at http://www.psychcontinuinged.com/ADHD
  • Learn more about conducting a bariatric surgery psychological evaluation and get 1 hour of CE credit for $29 by watching the video presentation and taking the quiz. The video contains a narrated lecture from psychologist Jennifer Finnerty, Psy.D. with PowerPoint slides. There are no conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Due to the growing prevalence of obesity and recent research linking weight loss surgery with a "cure" for Type II diabetes, there is an increasing demand for bariatric surgery and the required psychological evaluations. The role of the psychologist as a behavioral medicine expert is an invaluable resource to the surgical team. The completion of bariatric psychological examinations in a competent and ethical manner is key.

    Following the completion of this course you will be able to:
    1. Identify three components of a psychosocial interview for a
    bariatric psychological evaluation.
    2. Identify four sources of information to be utilized for a
    bariatric psychological evaluation.
    3. Identify two ethical issues related to the completion of
    bariatric psychological evaluations.
  • ADHD Course 3- Part II: Executive Functioning & Self-Regulation as an Extended Phenotype
    2 and 1/2 CE credits
    In this course Dr. Barkley challenges what you know about psychometric tests for ADHD and impairment rating scales. Dr. Barkley presents advanced thinking on ADHD including a preview of information from his upcoming new book on executive functioning.

    Participants will be able to describe the limitations of EF tests
    Participants will be able to list components of EF
    Participants will be able to describe the nature of EF
  • Evidence Based Psychotherapy with Couples; 6 hours of video from Nathan Tomcik, Ph.D. presented May 13, 2011.



    There is a gap between what we do in therapy and what we know from research. This course focuses on putting recent advances in couples therapy research in to practice with useful suggestions you can apply to your work with couples immediately. It will also provide you with a good working knowledge of a Third Wave cognitive-behavioral approach to couples psychotherapy; Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy.



    You will be able to build essential skills for working with couples in an evidence-based manner and learn the latest research supported approaches to intervention. You will get 6 CE for watching the 6 hour video available online and on DVD.


    Participants will be able to describe traditional behavioral couple therapy



    Participants will be able to describe Emotion Focused Couple Therapy



    Participants will be able to describe Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy



    Participants will be able to describe assessment methods with couples



    Participants will be able to list considerations related to intimate partner violence


    Participants will be able to describe considerations related to same sex partners


    Participants will be able to describe strategies for helping couples recover from affairs

  • The Nature of ADHD: The Executive Functions and Self-Regulation- Part I (2 CE)

    Participants will be able to describe components of executive functioning.

    Participants will be able to list ways ADHD impact executive functioning.

    Participants will be able to describe specific treatment applications of EF research.
  • This is a video of a PowerPoint lecture narrated by Russell Barkley, Ph.D. and prepared for PsychContinuingEd.com, LLC in March, 2011. You will get 2 CE credits for $49.


    Objectives: Participants will be able to describe the nature and demographics of ADHD

    Participants will be able to describe relevant differences between ADHD subtypes

    Participants will be able to detail problems with the DSM-IV approach to ADHD

    Participants will be able to detail research-based solutions available for DSM-5

    Participants will be able to describe differences between ADHD in children vs Adults

    Participants will be able to list treatment implications of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo

  • Psychologists: This 4 credit ethics course is the most expensive one on our website, but it is also the best deal. You'll get 4 Ethics CE PLUS the names of over 70 referral sources who send out referrals for medical records file review and/or independent medical examination (IME) work. The only comparable course that exists that does this is the once-a-year SEAK workshop (and they aren't APA approved, don't offer ethics credits and cost over $1,000).

    By including the referral source list for you, this course not only gives you 4 ethics credits-- it pays for itself by giving you the tools to generate great referrals for file review and/or IME work.

    Medical File Review and IME's are a great way to supplement your income. You can make more money and spend more time at home through file reviews and/or IME's. You can find a more independent lifestyle or supplement your retirement income with interesting work. You can learn more about this type of work at www.reviewsandIMEs.com

    In this course, psychologist Dr. Todd Finnerty will provide commentary for you related to the APA Ethics Code and the APA Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology. The course is based on reading two PDFs and answering 41 True/False questions. The quiz questions appear in the text alongside the content they are based on and also include page number references. Dr. Finnerty has performed file reviews on disability claims since 2004.

    Course Objectives:
    • Participants will be able to list ethical issues involved in medical records file reviews and independent medical examinations
    • Participants will be able to recognize common logical fallacies
    • Participants will be able to apply the APA ethics code to reviews and IME’s
    • Participants will be able to describe the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology

    Who butters your bread? There is an idiom “know which side your bread is buttered on.” It essentially boils down to knowing who to be nice to in order to benefit yourself. However, leading with “what will butter my bread?” has rarely been a successful ethical decision-making strategy. I’d also like to think that most of us are able to manage those impulses and maintain an ethical framework for decision-making.

    However, the judge in the case Maiden v. Aetna (N.D Indiana) 2016 WL 81489 essentially accused the psychologist consulting for the disability insurance company of knowing what side his bread was buttered on. In Maiden v. Aetna there was an allegation that the reviewing doctors were biased in favor of Aetna because Aetna paid them. The judge wrote in relation to these independent consultants that “one might reasonably wonder just how independent the reviewers [the judge named them specifically] really are. Their bread has been buttered by Aetna before; each of them has been hired by Aetna multiple times to conduct these kinds of disability reviews.” There was concerns that the reviewers cherry-picked evidence in favor of Aetna. The judge noted that a consultant “may have financial incentive to be hard-nosed in his claims evaluation…”

    Taking an approach like the judge suggests would be contrary to our ethical principles, standards and guidelines. For example, in the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology Guideline 1.02 it notes forensic practitioners “strive for accuracy, impartiality, fairness, and independence.” It notes “forensic practitioners recognize the adversarial nature of the legal system and strive to treat all participants and weigh all data, opinions, and rival hypotheses impartially. When conducting forensic examinations, forensic practitioners strive to be unbiased and impartial, and avoid partisan presentation of unrepresentative, incomplete, or inaccurate evidence that might mislead finders of fact.”

    The potential ethical concerns of knowing which side your bread is buttered on doesn’t only impact the consultant. The treating provider also has factors working on them. They may perceive an advocacy duty to the patient. They are also, of course, being paid by the patient. More compellingly, they may fear a negative impact on the treatment relationship and a potential reprisal from their patient such as a board complaint or malpractice lawsuit. Their resulting risk-management approach may be to keep their patient happy and offer favorable opinions for their patient centered primarily on their self-report. This risk management/advocacy perspective from a treating provider can potentially impact the opinions a treatment provider offers. However, this also can put a treatment provider at ethical risk. Treating providers should be careful of situations where multiple relationships may arise. They may begin to perform the dual role of forensic expert offering opinions while also trying to maintain a treatment relationship and advocate for their patient. This can lead to ethics problems. The Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology Guideline 4.02.01: Therapeutic-Forensic Role Conflicts notes “providing forensic and therapeutic psychological services to the same individual or closely related individuals involves multiple relationships that may impair objectivity and/or cause exploitation or other harm.” Psychologists are to “make reasonable efforts to refer the request to another qualified provider.” Treating providers should be very cautious in relation to how they respond to requests from their patients to offer forensic-oriented opinions.

  • Stay Competent: Ethics & Professional Development

    3 CE credits in ethics for psychologists; $39


    -Participants will be able to describe why we engage in professional development
    -Participants will be able to describe the importance of a self-assessment process related to CE and competency
    -Participants will be able to describe potential barriers to an awareness of our own incompetence


    This is a 2 part independent study course. Part I: read the article and answer quiz questions based on it; Part II: complete the self-assessment and interest questionnaire. When you have completed Part I you can enter your answers to the quiz related to this course online (the quiz is open book and you can answer the questions as you read if you desire).
  • This is based on the Considerations for the Provision of E-Therapy publication from the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. While the report may appear long, the article itself is approximately 20 pages with ample white space. You will receive 1 CE credit for $9.
    Objectives:
    (1) Participants will be able to describe specific considerations related to service delivery with different types of electronic media.
    (2) Participants will be able to list considerations for the delivery and evaluation of electronic mental health services.
  • Psychological First Aid Field Guide, 2nd edition

    "PFA" is the response of choice immediately following a disaster, terrorism or other crisis. This field guide was developed by a number of professionals in partnership with the
    National Child Traumatic Stress Network & the National Center for PTSD.

    Participants will be able to (1) list the core functions of PFA and (2)describe the PFA approach to disaster response.

    This is a great deal at $16 for 6 CE and will also help motivate you to familiarize yourself with the PFA manual.

    In addition, at least 10% of the proceeds of this course will be donated to organizations involved in disasters.
  • Read two journal articles and receive one CE credit for just $7. The full text of the journal articles can be obtained for free online via PubMed.com. The articles have been field tested and it should take approximately one hour total to read both articles. They are titled Assessment Tools for Adult Bipolar Disorder and Psychosocial Disability in the Course of Bipolar I and II Disorders: A Prospective, Comparative, Longitudinal Study

    Learn more about this course, look over the 11 test questions you must answer to get credit and get links to the articles.

    Course objective #1: You will be able to describe the impact of Bipolar I and Bipolar II on psychosocial functioning

    Course Objective #2: You will be able to list assessment tools for adult bipolar disorder

  • Read two articles (should take approximately 1 hour) and earn 1 CE credit for just $7:

    Unrecognized Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults Presenting with Other Psychiatric Disorders, Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. & Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.

    and

    Adult ADHD and comorbid depression: A consensus-derived diagnostic algorithm for ADHD by Diane McIntosh, Stan Kutcher, Carin Binder, Anthony Levitt, Angelo Fallu & Michael Rosenbluth.

    Learn more about this course, look over the 11 test questions you must answer to get credit and get links to the articles

    Course Objective #1: You will be able to describe ways of differentiating Adult ADHD from other disorders 

    Course Objective #2: You will be able to describe how ADHD comorbid with other disorders may impact treatment

  • Course J3: Rages, Pediatric Bipolar & Severe Mood Dysregulation (SMD)

    Read two journal articles (should take about one hour) and receive one CE credit for just $7. The full text of the journal articles can be obtained for free online via PubMed.com.  The articles are titled:

    Rages-What Are They and Who Has Them?

    and

    Different Psychophysiological and Behavioral Responses Elicited by Frustration in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Severe Mood Dysregulation

    Learn more about this course, look over the 11 test questions you must answer to get credit and get links to the articles

    Course Objective #1: You will be able to list characteristics of children who have been hospitalized for episodes of rage.

    Course Objective #2: You will be able to describe differences between children with Bipolar I and those with Severe Mood Dysregulation (SMD)

  • Course J4: Phenotypes of ADHD, Bipolar & Severe Mood Dysregulation (SMD)

    Read 3 journal articles (takes approx. 1 hour total) and receive 1 CE credit for only $7. The article titles are:

    Parental Diagnoses in Youth with Narrow Phenotype Bipolar Disorder or Severe Mood Dysregulation

    and

    Defining Clinical Phenotypes of Juvenile Mania

    and

    Executive Function in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: In Search of Distinct Phenotypic Profiles

    Learn more about this course, look over the 11 test questions you must answer to get credit and get links to the articles

    Course Objective #1: You will be able to describe ways to differentiate Pediatric Bipolar Disorder from other childhood problems

    Course Objective #2: You will be able to compare children with manic episodes to those with severe mood dysregulation (SMD)

  • Read three articles and get 2 CE credits (it should take approximately 2 hours total).

    (1) Effective techniques in healthy eating and physical activity interventions: A meta-regression

    (2) Health beliefs before and after participation on an exercised-based rehabilitation programme for chronic knee pain: Doing is believing


    (3) The effectiveness of interventions to change six health behaviours: a review of reviews


    Course objective #1: Participants will be able to describe effective components of interventions designed to increase physical activity and healthy eating.



    Course Objective #2: Participants will be able to describe a program pertaining to exercise and pain.



    Course Objective #3: Participants will be able to list interventions which are effective in achieving behavior change.


    Jennifer & Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. are the instructors for the course. There are no conflicts of interest to disclose.



    Learn more at http://www.PsychContinuingEd.com/courses/hp1.html

  • This course is based on the book (sold separately) Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5 by Allen Frances, MD; published by Guilford Press in 2013. You'll get 5 CE credits for just $69 by responding to the quiz based on the book. Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5 Participants will be able to describe prototypical presentations of DSM disorders and list factors involved in the differential diagnosis of DSM disorders
  • This course is based on Todd Finnerty's book "Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), ADHD and the Bipolar Child Under DSM-5: A Concise Guide for Parents and Professionals." The book is sold separately. Answer the quiz questions based on the book. Click on the links below to (1)Take the Quiz (2) Complete the Survey and (3) Get your CE Certificate. If you have questions e-mail toddfinnerty@toddfinnerty.com or call (330)495-8809. Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. is the course instructor. Potential conflict of interest: Dr. Finnerty owns domain names related to Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder.

    Participants will be able to describe the nature of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and list differences between DMDD and Bipolar Disorder
  • Cost: $69.00
    Get 15 CE credits for only $69 for reading the DSM-5. The DSM-5 is sold separately. You'll need to answer a True/False quiz designed to guide your learning of important new changes to the DSM-5.Participants will be able to describe changes to the various chapters of the DSM-5. Participants will be able to list current approaches to diagnosing the disorders under DSM-5.
  • This course is based on the book (sold separately) Military Psychology, Second Edition: Clinical and Operational Applications
    edited by Carrie H. Kennedy & Eric A. Zillmer

    Widely regarded as the authoritative work in the field, this book comprehensively explores the psychological needs of today's service members and how to meet them effectively. Expert contributors review best practices for conducting fitness-for-duty evaluations and other types of assessments, treating frequently encountered clinical problems, responding to disasters, and promoting the health and well-being of all personnel. The book also examines the role of mental health professionals in enhancing operational readiness, with chapters on crisis and hostage negotiation, understanding terrorists, and more.

    New to This Edition
    *The latest scientific knowledge, clinical interventions, and training recommendations.
    *Chapter on acute combat stress.
    *Chapter on post-deployment problems, including PTSD and depression.
    *Chapter on military psychology ethics.
    *Coverage of blast concussion screening and evaluation.

    Participants will be able to list and describe important considerations associated with the topic of each chapter.
  • This course is based on the book "Neuropsychological Assessment of Work-Related Injuries. The book is sold separately. You'll get 8 CE for $69.
  • This course is based on the book Handbook of Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine

    At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of 3 health psychology interventions for smoking cessation
    2. Described the main components of the biopsychosocial model
    3. Identify 3 behavioral medicine factors in chronic disease
    4. Identify 2 behavioral medicine factors in disease prevention
    5. Define the goal of health psychology as a discipline
    6. Define the relationship between psychoneuroimmunology and health psychology
    7. Identify the prevalence rate of major depressive disorder in 3 medical illnesses
    8. Identify 3 psychosocial risk factors in the development of coronary heart disease
    9. Identify 3 behavioral interventions in the management of diabetes
    10. Identify 3 evidenced based treatments for insomnia
  • Executive Functions: What they are, how they work and why they evolved by Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

    This course is based on the book (sold separately). The instructor is Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. Answer the quiz questions and receive 6 CE for $69.


    Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved

    This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive theory of executive functioning (EF) with important clinical implications. Synthesizing cutting-edge neuropsychological and evolutionary research, Russell A. Barkley presents a model of EF that is rooted in meaningful activities of daily life. He describes how abilities such as emotion regulation, self-motivation, planning, and working memory enable people to pursue both personal and collective goals that are critical to survival. Key stages of EF development are identified and the far-reaching individual and social costs of EF deficits detailed. Barkley explains specific ways that his model may support much-needed advances in assessment and treatment.

    Participants will be able to describe a model of EF that is rooted in meaningful activities of daily life; list factors to consider in defining EF, describe how evolution should be a governing paradigm in Neuropsychology and list why Executive Functioning tests may not actually be sensitive to impairment in Executive Functioning.
  • This course is based on the book A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

    You'll get 5 CE for $69 for reading the book and answering the quiz questions. The book is sold separately.

    This is a highly readable book filled with best practice recommendations. It also includes reprints of a number of useful tools for screening and assessment. While the title suggests use in schools, clinicians in other settings will also find this text valuable.

    This best practice guide offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. Assessment tools and intervention strategies will support school-based professionals in: identifying and assessing young people with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions; developing and implementing classroom-based intervention programs; initiating a dialogue between parents and teachers; accessing community resources; and, promoting special needs advocacy. This authoritative, yet accessible guide will appeal to teachers, counselors, psychologists, social work practitioners and graduate students, as well as parents.
  • This course is based on the book "Emotions in Psychology and Psychotherapy" by Steven G Brownlow, PhD. You'll get 5 CE for $69. Participants will be able to list diverse perspectives on emotions and describe how emotions have been viewed by many different theorists and researchers.

    Learn more about the book at the author's website or on Amazon



    The book is sold separately.

  • This course is based on the book "The Ethics of Supervision and Consultation: Practice Guidance for Mental Health Professionals" by Janet T. Thomas. The book is sold separately.

    You will receive 6 credits in ethics for $79. The course instructor is psychologist Jennifer Finnerty, Psy.D. There are no conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Objectives- Participants will be able to: Describe the relevant ethical standards and guidelines of informed consent to supervision; Describe the need for professional consultation beyond initial training; Identify 3 models of supervision and Identify 3 goals of mandated supervision.
  • 5 CE credits. This course is based on the book; the book is sold separately:
    Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment of Bariatric Surgery Patients

    Objectives- Participants will be able to (1) describe 3 psychosocial problems in patients seeking weight loss surgery
    (2) identify symptoms of eating disorders common to the bariatric surgery patient (3)describe 3 common types of weight loss surgery procedures (4) identify neurocognitive effects of obesity (5) describe the content of a prebariatric intervention program
    (6)Identify 5 recommended areas for a psychosocial evaluation for weight loss surgery


  • Military Neuropsychology

    Book editors Carrie H. Kennedy, Jeffrey Moore
    Course Instructor Todd Finnerty, Psy.D.

    This text covers the unique features of neuropsychological evaluations in the military. The author presents a thorough examination of the assessment needs of various military populations, with a special emphasis on traumatic brain injury, and the neurocognitive aspects of stress-related problems, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and decision-making under stress. The chapters of the book are designed to integrate theory and application, and include case study examples as well as a comprehensive review of the latest research.


    Participants will receive 12 CE* (*This includes 1 hour of ethics credit) for reading the book (sold separately) and responding to the quiz.

    Objectives: Participants will be able to describe methods of assessing and dealing with military issues and specific problems which present themselves in a military environment. These include head injuries, HIV, PTSD and learning disorders. Participants will be able to describe specific ethical issues which can arise when working as a psychologist in the military or as a civilian psychologist working with a military population.
  • Get 6 CE credits for $69 based on The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

    Participants will be able to describe the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach; List factors associated with "explosive" behaviors in children and describe an intervention for preventing future explosive behaviors and teach children needed skills

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Second Edition: Basics and Beyond


    Participants will be able to describe the principles of CBT; describe how to conceptualize cases from a CBT perspective; describe the structure of CBT & describe how to use CBT techniques

    12 CE; $69 for the credits (the book is sold separately)
  • This course is based on the book "Health Behavior Change: A Guide for Practitioners" by Stephen Rollnick, Pip Mason & Chris Butler.

    The book is sold separately:



    Health Behavior Change: A Guide for practitioners (1999). Rollnick, Mason & Butler - 7 credits
    Objectives:
    1. Identify 3 methods to help patients to change behavior
    2. Identify 3 tasks in negotiating behavior change
    3. Identify the use of MI in a brief health care setting
    4. Identify 3 issues related to training healthcare professionals in motivating patients in behavior change
    5. Learn 3-4 methods in training healthcare professionals in motivating behavior change


  • CE based on the book "Chronic Depression: Interpersonal Sources, Therapeutic Solutions."


    By Jeremy W. Pettit, PhD and Thomas E. Joiner, PhD

    The book is published by the American Psychological Association (2005) and is also available in electronic form to subscribers of APA's PsycBooks database.

    Objectives: Participants will be able to describe factors which may impact chronic depression and list ways depression may impact interpersonal relationships.

    Chronic Depression: Interpersonal Sources, Therapeutic Solutions

    "...the authors survey the interpersonal sources of chronic depression, discussing interpersonal processes (stress generation, negative feedback-seeking, interpersonal conflict avoidance, and blame maintenance, among others) that lead to the maintenance of depression."


    The book is not included in the price of the CE. The cost for the CE is $25.



  • This course is based on the book 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, 4th edition. You'll get 6 CE for $69, book sold separately

    "This revised edition of the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight, and proven experience. The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking.

    By means of three easy-to-follow steps, parents learn to manage troublesome behavior, encourage good behavior, and strengthen the parent-child relationship—avoiding the "Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit" syndrome which frustrates so many parents. Ten strategies for building a child’s self-esteem and the six types of testing and manipulation a parent can expect from the child are discussed, as well as tips on how to prevent homework arguments, make mealtimes more enjoyable, conduct effective family meetings, and encourage children to start doing their household chores. New advice about kids and technology and new illustrations bring this essential parenting companion completely up-to-date."

    Participants will be able to describe the appropriate use of counting in child discipline. Participants will be able to describe the difference between approaches for "start behaviors" and "stop behaviors." Participants will be able to describe methods for responding to temper tantrums. Participants will be able to describe effective discipline techniques.
  • This is a course geared toward psychologists. The course offers 1 CE credit for $25 for reading the Social Security Administration's free online publication- Consultative Examinations: A Guide for Health Professionals. This publication is available for free online and the text is also included within the course. It outlines the requirements of evaluations on Social Security Disability Claims. Participants are also asked to take time to apply these requirements to their current or future practice.

    Upon conclusion of this course participants will be able to describe the requirements of a Social Security disability Consultative Examination (CE).

    As a bonus, the course will also guide you to the exact people you should talk to in each state in order to start receiving referrals to perform evaluations on Social Security disability claims. There is a state by state directory of who to talk to to start performing Social Security disability evaluations (or medical records file review).

PsychContinuingEd.com

Welcome to the Moodle Course System for PsychContinuingEd.com Click the "i" button next to each course title for more information about each course. If you have questions contact Dr. Finnerty via toddfinnerty@toddfinnerty.com or (330)495-8809.

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Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. can be called with any questions on his cell (330)495-8809 or email toddfinnerty@toddfinnerty.com.