Texas Psychologists Continuing Education and License Renewals

29 Sep
Texas Psychologists Continuing Education and Licensing Information

Texas Psychologists Continuing Education Information

Psychologist licensees in the state of Texas are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of professional development during each year of licensure. The hours should be directly related to psychology practice. There are no online CE limits if courses are APA approved. There is an annual birth month deadline for licensees.
From the 20 professional development hours, a minimum of three (3) hours should 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
View the Board Website or Email the Board
Phone: 512-305-7700
CE Required: 20 hours per year
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: Birthmonth, annually
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: 3 hours in ethics, board rules of conduct or professional responsibility and 3 hours on cultural diversity are required each renewal
Date of Info: 6/4/2015

Texas-licensed psychologists may earn all 20 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the psychology page of this site. Click here to view APA-approved online CEU courses.

Information obtained from the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists on June 4, 2015.

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.

Popular CE Courses for Psychologists

This course addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 22 archived articles from The National Psychologist and is intended for psychotherapists of all specialties.
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Should therapists and counselors use humor as a therapeutic technique? If so, should they be formally trained in those procedures before their implementation? This course will review the risks and benefits of using humor in therapy and the relevant historical controversies of this proposal. The paucity of rigorous empirical research on the effectiveness of this form of clinical intervention is exceeded only by the absence of any training for those practitioners interested in applying humor techniques. In this course a representative sample of its many advocates’ recommendations to incorporate humor in the practice of psychological therapies is reviewed. Therapeutic humor is defined, the role of therapists’ personal qualities is discussed, and possible reasons for the profession’s past resistance to promoting humor in therapy are described. Research perspectives for the evaluation of humor training are presented with illustrative examples of important empirical questions still needing to be answered.
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This course is a self-instructional module that “walks” readers through the process of replacing their self-defeating weight issues with healthy, positive, and productive life-style behaviors. It moves beyond the “burn more calories than you consume” concept to encompass the emotional aspects of eating and of gaining and losing weight. Through 16 included exercises, you will learn how to identify your self-defeating behaviors (SDBs), analyze and understand them, and then replace them with life-giving actions that lead to permanent behavioral change.
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