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Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children: A Skills Update

CE Credit: 4

2011 Recording. Over the last 15 years, the number of cases of autism spectrum disorder diagnosed has increased dramatically. Throughout this period, new techniques for assessment have been developed, and a plethora of treatment modalities marketed. This INTERMEDIATE workshop will address some of the current best practices in this field. More

240 minutes
  • $80.00

Distinguished Workshop Series—Frontiers of Trauma Treatment

CE Credit: 3

2011 Recording. This workshop was part of Dr. Melba Vasquez’s Presidential Programming. Effective treatment of posttraumatic problems needs to include addressing the imprint of trauma on the physical experience of the self as being helpless and in danger. More

180 minutes
  • $70.00

Emerging Technologies and Cloud Computing: Creating a Personal Learning Environment

CE Credit: 4

2011 Recording. ***Slides from some presenters are missing from this session. They will be added when received*** This workshop is part of Dr. Melba Vasquez’s Presidential Programming. The benefits of online learning are balanced against a few challenges. More

240 minutes
  • $80.00

The Psychology of Weight Regulation: Eating, Exercise, and Body Image

CE Credit: 4

2011 Recording. Weight, eating, exercise avoidance, and body image concerns often emerge in the treatment of non-eating disordered patients. This INTRODUCTORY workshop will provide information so that psychologists can successfully address these issues. More

240 minutes
  • $80.00

Positive Psychotherapy: A Strengths-Based Approach

CE Credit: 4

2011 Recording. Positive psychotherapy is the positive psychology movement’s therapeutic extension to broaden the scope of traditional psychotherapy. Its primary premise is that building positive emotions, strengths, and meaning, in addition to undoing symptoms, is efficacious in treating psychopathology. More

240 minutes
  • $80.00

Adapting the Therapy Relationship to the Individual Patient: Evidence-Based Responsiveness

CE Credit: 4

2011 Recording. Psychotherapy will maximize its effectiveness by targeting the most powerful sources of change: the therapeutic relationship and the patient him/herself. This INTERMEDIATE clinical workshop will provide integrative methods for adapting or tailoring therapy relationships to individual patients. More

240 minutes
  • $80.00

Working With Adult Trauma Survivors: What Every Practitioner Should Know

CE Credit: 7

2011 Recording. Trauma is implicated as a risk factor in mental disorders, physical health conditions, social and occupational functioning, and quality of life. This INTERMEDIATE workshop will increase the competencies of psychologists interested in working with traumatized adults. More

420 minutes
  • $140.00

Ten CE Session Recordings - Non member Price

Over 100 hours of CE Sessions were videotaped at convention this year. You can purchase access to 10 of these recordings at a discount and access them on the Internet after the convention. All Sessions include CE credit. We now have most of the recordings ready for you to view now. More


  • $none

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. More

2 hours
  • $75.00

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 hour 15 minutes
  • $50.00

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. More

1 hour 45 minutes
  • $75.00

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

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. 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 hour
  • $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. More

3 hours 30 minutes
  • $125.00

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

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. More

2 hours
  • $62.50

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

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. More

2 hours
  • $62.50

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. More

1 hour
  • $37.50

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. More

1 hour 30 minutes
  • $62.50

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

Ethics and Self-Care: Balancing our Lives and Reducing Risk

CE Credit: 3

This program was originally webcast live on September 23, 2011 but is now available as an On-Demand Video Program. Principle A of our ethics code reminds us that: “Psychologists strive to be aware of the possible effect of their own physical and mental health on their ability to help those with whom they work.” This INTERMEDIATE workshop examines the complex links between self-care and professional competence. More

3 hours
  • $65.00

Ethics of Trauma Treatment

CE Credit: 3

This program was originally webcast live on October 28, 2011 but is now available as an On-Demand Video Program. This workshop explores issues in the mindful application of ethics, in which the therapist has engaged in self-reflection regarding his/her ability to ethically treat this population and is firmly grounded in and aware of the risks and challenges. More

3 hours
  • $65.00

Contemporary Issues in Forensic Neuropsychology

CE Credit: 3

This program was originally webcast live on November 4, 2011, and is now available as on demand. Forensic neuropsychology is a rapidly developing field with increasing demand for the delivery of services. This workshop addresses critical issues in contemporary practice such as the admissibility of test data, the impact of third-party observes and response, the use of malingering instruments, and critical tips for testifying in court. More

3 hours
  • $65.00

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