Texas Psychologists Continuing Education Requirements and License Renewals
Psychologist licensees in the state of Texas are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of professional development during each year they hold a license. The hours must be directly related to the practice of psychology.
There are no home study limits if APA approved. There is an annual birth month deadline for licensees.
Of these 20 hours, a minimum of 3 hours must be in the area(s) of ethics, Board Rules of Conduct, or professional responsibility. The Board’s policy on ethics hours may be accessed by clicking on the following link:Ethics Course Guidelines
. Also, out of the 20 required hours, another 3 hours must be in the area of cultural diversity.
Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists
CE Required: 20 hours per year
Home Study Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: Birthmonth, annually
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: CE hours must be directly related to the practice of psychology, 3 hrs ethics, board rules of conduct or professional responsibility req’d each renewal
Professional Development Resources
is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Continuing Education Courses for Psychologists:
Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy
is a 6-hour test-only CE course. This CE test is based on the book “Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy” (2015, 145 pages). The text articulates a practical, theoretical approach to supervision that integrates salient elements of a number of diverse but complementary theoretical perspectives from the fields of human development, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision to assist in facilitating supervisee growth and change from a constructivist framework. Constructive Clinical Supervision is written in a way that is highly accessible and inviting to supervisors who are new to constructivist ideas, while also offering sufficient theoretical depth and practical utility for those already well versed in constructivism. It is written for supervisors from all backgrounds, from beginning graduate students who are learning about supervision for the first time, to seasoned veterans who are exploring ways to deepen their clinical practice.
Helping Your Young Client Persevere in the Face of Learning Differences
is a 3-hour online video CE course. Clinicians and teachers working with students struggling at grade level are committed to raising their students’ achievement potential by creating opportunities to learn. In order to accomplish this, they need to learn new techniques that can help encourage discouraged students – particularly those who have different ways of learning – by supporting and motivating them without enabling self-defeating habits. This course will provide strategies and techniques for helping students minimize the patterns of “learned helplessness” they have adopted, appreciate and maximize their strengths, develop a growth mindset, value effort and persistence over success, view mistakes as opportunities to learn, and develop a love of learning that will help them take personal responsibility for their school work. The course video is split into 3 parts for your convenience.
The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction
is a 5-hour test-only CE course. This CE test is based on the book “The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors” (2012, 232 pages). This workbook presents a comprehensive approach to working with clients in recovery from addictive behaviors and is unique in that it addresses the underlying loss that clients have experienced that may be fueling addictive behaviors. Counseling skills from the field of mindfulness therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy are outlined in a clear and easy-to-implement style. Healthy strategies for coping with grief, depression, anxiety, and anger are provided along with ways to improve interpersonal relationships.