Convention CE Workshop Programs

Each year the CE Office offers you outstanding half- (4 hrs.) and full- (7 hrs.) day workshop recordings from the APA Annual Convention that blend full digital video with synchronized, downloadable PowerPoint slides, printable resources, and a quiz. These workshops provide intensive training on a wide range of topics.

 

All recordings include CE credit offered by the APA CEP Office and are tablet/iPad accessible. Click on individual programs for pricing. 

 

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Chronic Pain: The Interface Between Medicine and Psychology

CE Credit: 4

Recent evidence clearly demonstrates that psychosocial variables are the best predictors of medical outcomes. Psychologists will increasingly find themselves in collaborative roles with medical colleagues to inform treatment. This introductory workshop will describe the role of the psychologist in the medical setting using fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and addiction in chronic pain as examples. More

4 hours
  • $80.00

Effective Psychological Consultation in the Inpatient Medical Setting

CE Credit: 4

This introductory workshop provides basic skills for consultation with medical (not psychiatric) inpatients. Participants will learn to address referral questions with a comprehensive consultation. Participants will also learn about medical problems that present with psychological symptoms, psychological symptoms that may occur secondary to a medical diagnosis or because of a medical treatment, and how to assess decisional capacity. More

4 hours
  • $80.00

Insomnia Across the Adult Life Span: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment

CE Credit: 4

Insomnia is among the most prevalent disorders in DSM-V, and poor sleep is a risk factor for anxiety, depression/suicide, and substance abuse. This introductory workshop surveys evidence-based insomnia treatments — sleep hygiene, stimulus control, sleep restriction/compression, relaxation and cognitive therapy — as applied to primary insomnia and special populations, including older adults, and comorbid insomnia. More

4 hours
  • $80.00

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: DSM-5 and Beyond

CE Credit: 7

Bipolar disorder in youths has been controversial. This intermediate workshop updates key issues, including: DSM-5 changes to mood disorder criteria, whether bipolar appears differently in children versus adults, rates of bipolar in different settings, what issues make accurate diagnosis especially challenging, how to use specialized measures to diagnose bipolar more accurately, and how to use emotion-regulation and other techniques to treat pediatric bipolar disorder. More

6 hours
  • $120.00

Involving Minors in Decisions About Medical and Mental Health Care

CE Credit: 4

Psychologists are faced with countless situations where they must help to determine how much to include minors in decision making about medical and mental/behavioral health care and how to work with families in which parents and minors do not agree. This intermediate workshop reviews the legal, ethical, developmental, and clinical considerations for involving minors in decision making — including relevant science in the areas of adolescent decision making, risk-taking, and brain development — and poses clinical case examples for interaction with participants. More

4 hours
  • $80.00

Psychotherapy for Cardiac Patients: Behavioral Cardiology in Practice

CE Credit: 4

This intermediate workshop teaches clinicians how to adapt psychotherapy interventions for cardiac patients. Negative emotions are associated with cardiac morbidity and mortality. Using videotaped segments of patient interviews, the workshop leader will illustrate differences in psychological adjustment issues between major cardiac subgroups, comparing patients diagnosed with aetherosclerotic-based disease, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure and heart transplant. More

4 hours
  • $80.00

The Duty to Protect: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Considerations

CE Credit: 4

Duty-to-protect situations are among the most stressful clinical events. These already difficult situations are complicated when the professional/trainee is laboring under misunderstandings about her or his ethical and legal obligations and when the clinician/trainee does not know how to respond when a potential duty arises. More

4 hours
  • $80.00

What Psychologists Should Know About Working with Older Adults

CE Credit: 7

This intermediate workshop increases the competencies of psychologists' work with older adults, drawing on the growing literature on psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment. The content focuses on: (a) unique aspects of managing professional practice with older patients, (b) assessment and treatment of late-life depression and anxiety, (c) cognitive disorders and differential diagnosis of dementias, and (d) psychological and behavioral interventions for elders at the highest and lowest ends of the continuum of function, exploring normal aging through serious impairment due to illness or dementia. Learning Objective 1Identify symptoms of depression and anxiety among older adults and apply appropriate assessment and treatment techniques for these conditions. More

6 hours
  • $120.00

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