Interactive Classroom Programs

Interactive Classroom Programs

The Interactive Classroom (ICR) brings the latest educational technology to your professional development experience. These highly immersive video programs invite you into the virtual classroom where you can interact with the material and explore the educational landscape. These fully digitalized video presentations actively engage you in the learning process. Based on the science-of-learning principles, these programs represent an effective combination of technology and pedagogy, providing you with a front row seat in the classroom of tomorrow. Programs include a wide range of learning links and educational resources, as well CE credits.

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New! Intro to Cardiac Psychology

CE Credit: 3

This program is part of the series Heart and Mind: Contemporary Issues in Cardiac Psychology. An enormous database informs the field known variously as cardiac psychology, behavioral cardiology, and psychocardioloy. A PubMed search of the terms “stress and cardiovascular disease” currently yields more than 55,000 citations. More

3 hours
  • $65.00

New! The Basics of Cardiology: A Whirlwind Tour of Cardiology for the Psychologist

CE Credit: 2

This program is part of the series Heart and Mind: Contemporary Issues in Cardiac Psychology. A thorough understanding of basic cardiology is essential for a psychologist to develop a clinical practice or research in cardiac psychology.  In this module, Jeffrey Fisher, MD, a board certified cardiologist, discusses the current understanding of the anatomy and pathophysiology of coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death and disability for men and women in Western Society.  He also discusses arrhythmias, heart failure, and psychocardiac disorders such as "soldier's heart" and Tako-Tsubo (broken heart) syndrome. More

2 hours
  • $50.00

New! Depression and Heart Disease

CE Credit: 1.5

This program is part of the series Heart and Mind: Contemporary Issues in Cardiac Psychology. A large empirical database supports depression as a modifiable risk factor for coronary artery disease. More

1 hour 30 minutes
  • $37.50

New! Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions for Cardiac Patients

CE Credit: 3

This program is part of the series Heart and Mind: Contemporary Issues in Cardiac Psychology. There have been few clinical trials in cardiac psychology.  A pubMed search of the terms “psychosocial factors and cardiovascular disease” yields more than 36,000 citations; in contrast, only 24 trials met criteria for inclusion in the most recent Cochrane review of the intervention literature. More

3 hours
  • $65.00

New! Practical Applications of Cardiac Psychology

CE Credit: 1.5

Despite an abundant database supporting the field, there are still few actively practicing cardiac psychologists. More

1 hour 45 minutes
  • $37.50

A Developmental Understanding for Assessment and Treatment of Violent Individuals

CE Credit: 5

The prodigious rates of violence in our country establish a need for accurate risk assessment, a comprehensive management strategy, and effective treatments for violent individuals. This intermediate workshop provides an in-depth understanding of the developmental issues contributing to violence, the triggers of violence, assessment, case management, and treatment of violent or potentially violent individuals. More

3 hours 30 minutes
  • $125.00

Common Errors in Forensic Child Sexual Abuse Evaluations

CE Credit: 1.5

Mental health and medical professionals and paraprofessionals (MHPs) participate in hundreds of thousands forensic child sexual abuse evaluations each year. These MHPs are often required or encouraged to make expert judgments about the validity of allegations of child sexual abuse that are not corroborated by hard evidence such as a perpetrator confession. More

1 hour
  • $37.50

Culturally Sensitive Health Promotion and Health Care Approaches for Eliminating Health Disparities

CE Credit: 2

This program addresses key issues in health care disparities in relation to racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic variability.  The uneven access to health care, as well as the quality of health care services, imposes significant costs, as well as critical challenges to our overall health care system and to the society that supports it. More

1 hour
  • $50.00

Drug Use and HIV Disease

CE Credit: 2.5

In this program, participants will explore the relationships between mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS.  Topics include: a) the effects of mental health and substance abuse disorders on sexual risk taking; b) the ways in which illicit drug use and mental health issues affect engagement and retention in HIV care; and, c) evidence-based approaches to the treatment of people with HIV/AIDS who struggle with co-occurring disorders.  Case study vignettes are used to highlight evidence-based treatment approaches applicable to clinical practice. This workshop was developed by the HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program of the APA Office on AIDS through funding from the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) (Contract No. More

2 hours
  • $62.50

Aspects of an Effective Clinical Practice: Research Evidence

CE Credit: 3

In this course, the research literature on the aspects of an effective clinical practice will be reviewed.  The APA policy on Evidence-based Practice in Psychology is discussed as a means to understand how evidence is used in the delivery of psychological services.  Evidence is presented to demonstrate that psychotherapy is remarkably effective.  Evidence is then presented relative to four aspects of clinical practice: Treatment, therapist, alliance, and expectations. Finally, two common myths about psychotherapy are debunked. More

2 hours
  • $75.00

Cultural Competence in Trauma Treatment

CE Credit: 3

Trauma does not occur to a generic human being. Rather, trauma interacts with the unique set of characteristics and experiences that each person brings to their encounter with dangerous, painful, and disruptive events. Even the most effective treatment will work less well with trauma survivors when cultural competence is not woven into trauma therapies. More

2 hours 30 minutes
  • $75.00

Grief Therapy and the Reconstruction of Meaning

CE Credit: 3

A central process in healing after loss entails reconstruction of the meaning of the world and of the self. This program describes and illustrates the wide range of ways in which the experience of loss disrupts vital life narratives. It includes an expanded toolbox of practical narrative and experiential techniques for treating grief-related difficulties that foster a more secure continuing bond to the deceased, greater resilience in the mourner, and stronger connection to others whose lives are touched by the same bereavement.  Learning Objective 1 Discuss the role of the continuing bond in grief adaptation. More

1 hours 45 minutes
  • $75.00

Internet Addiction

CE Credit: 1.5

The meteoric rise in Internet access has brought with it a broad range of problematic Internet behaviors. Online gaming, gambling, cybersex relationships, pornography, social networking sites, and auction houses all represent specific domains of potentially problematic Internet use.  This presentation provides an in-depth overview of these, and other, area's of "Internet Addiction", and details the diagnostic challenges and treatment considerations associated with problematic Internet Behaviors. Learning Objective 1Describe two competing models of Problematic Internet Use (PIU). More

1 hour
  • $37.50

Making Professional Ethics Practical

CE Credit: 2.5

In this workshop, participants will review ethical theories and models of ethical decision-making relevant to psychological practice.  Special emphasis will be placed on developing professionals’ understanding of decision-making processes used in arriving at ethical courses of action in four primary areas of emphasis in professional ethics codes.  These areas include:  a) informed consent, b) confidentiality, c) competence, and d) multiple relationships.  Using case studies and vignettes, professionals will be invited to consider what might be the best course of action in a variety of scenarios presenting ethical dilemmas. Learning Objective 1Recognize the assumptions and theories behind ethical decision making models. More

2 hours
  • $62.50

Overcoming the Fear of Intimacy

CE Credit: 4

The workshop addresses barriers to achieving intimate relationships and offers methods for overcoming them. Participants will become familiar with destructive thought processes which coach self-protection and isolation over close interpersonal relating. A cognitive/affective/behavioral methodology that challenges these patterns and leads to closer personal relating and a heightened sense of individuality in each partner is discussed and illustrated through videotapes. More

3 hours
  • $100.00

Psychology in the Corporate World: Embracing the Challenge

CE Credit: 1.5

The value and benefit that psychologists can provide in corporate settings is reviewed, and barriers that exist to hamper psychologists from fully utilizing their skills in corporate settings are discussed.  The roles that psychologists currently fill in the corporate world are described as are a broader range of human services activities within these corporate settings — services currently not often provided by psychologists. As it is our belief that psychologists can make much more significant contributions, we share our perspectives on how optimal impact of psychological expertise in a corporate environment can be achieved.  Organizational support programs that make very strong contributions to corporations are presented with selected examples. More

1 hour
  • $37.50

Relational Self

CE Credit: 2

Ken Gergan turns the concept of the "self" on its head and explores the implications of the "self" as fundamentally relational, rather than independent or autonomous.  The acclaimed scholar explores the intriguing implications of the "relational self" for a wide range of human interactions, including marital relationships, therapeutic relationships, and broader social, cultural and political relationships. More

1 hours
  • $50.00

Suicide: Understanding and Treating Self-Destructive Processes- Legal/Ethical Considerations

CE Credit: 5

Considering the fact that one in five clinical psychologists loses a client to suicide in their clinical career, there is a clear need for more extensive training at the post-graduate level and in the management and treatment of suicidal patients.  This intermediate workshop provides an in-depth understanding of the dynamic of the legal, ethical, and case management issues when dealing with suicidal clients.  Further discussion of case studies and assessment instruments provides participants with practical skill enhancements that can be directly applied in their practice. More

3 hours 30 minutes
  • $125.00

The Biology and Pharmacology of Depression

CE Credit: 2

Depression is the outcome of stressful experiences and biological predispositions, including genetics. Many genes evidently contribute to the predisposition. Psychotherapy and various medications are used for treating depression. The medications have rapid effects on serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine synapses, but the benefits occur more slowly, presumably dependent on other mechanisms. More

1 hour
  • $50.00

Traumatic Stress Among Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS

CE Credit: 2.5

In this program, participants will explore the relationship between trauma and HIV/AIDS.  Topics include: a) the effects of trauma on sexual risk taking; b) the ways in which trauma affects HIV disease management; and, c) evidence-based approaches to integrating trauma treatment among people with HIV/AIDS who report psychological distress.  Case vignettes are used to highlight interpersonal and contextual factors that influence evidence-based treatment approaches applicable to clinical practice. This workshop was developed by the HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program of the APA Office on AIDS through funding from the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) (Contract No. More

1 hours 30 minutes
  • $62.50

Twenty Principles of Success in Mental Health Practice

CE Credit: 2

Clinicians spend a great deal of time in their training becoming excellent in practicing their craft of assessment and psychotherapy. These skills are mastered in order to deliver excellent clinical services. However, in professional training little, if any, emphasis is placed on learning, refining, and mastering the business aspects of private practice. More

1 hours 15 minutes
  • $50.00

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