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Kansas Psychologists CE Information and Licensing

05 May

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Kansas-licensed psychologists have a license renewal every two years with a June 30th deadline, even years.

Fifty (50) continuing education hours are required to renew a license.

Up to forty (40) hours of continuing education can be online continuing education, provided there is a post-test, and the CE is APA-approved.

Three (3) hours of ethics and six (6) hours of diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders are required at each renewal.

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board 
View the Board Website
 or Email the Board
Phone: 785-296-3240
CE Required: 50 hours every 2 years
Home Study Allowed: 40 hours (must have post-test)
License Expiration: 6/30, even years
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: 3 hrs ethics & 6 hrs diagnosis & treatment of mental d/o’s required each renewal
Date of Info: 11/10/2015

Professional Development Resources, Inc. is a Florida nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) that offers 150+ online, video and book-based continuing education courses for healthcare professionals. We are approved by the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (b); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board and Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; and by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

 

Continuing Education Courses for Psychologists

 

Therapy Tidbits is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the May/June 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues.

The articles included in this course are:

CMS Wrongfully Denying PQRS Incentives – discusses challenges with reporting, changes to CMS criteria, and offers tips for success.
Psychology Lags in Helping Impaired Colleagues – lists major obstacles to colleague assistance programs and provides suggestions for future enactment.

Disclosures for Forensic Evaluations – reviews ethical principles involved in forensic evaluations, including the informed disclosure process.
Reimbursement Diagnoses May Be Co-Morbid – discusses ways the clinician can ethically, clinically and professionally work around the dilemma of insurance reimbursement by attending to, documenting and treating co-morbid conditions.

Crossing the Mental Health Court Chasm to Community Mental Health – debates prison reform, mass incarceration in America, and the need to restructure the approach to criminal justice.

Challenging a Mandate to Adopt EHRs – lists the dangers of electronic health record mandates and offers advice for psychotherapists to stay aware of potential dangers and safeguard their freedom to make informed decisions about client privacy.

Evidence-Based Treatment for Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma (MST) – describes the experiences of male and female service members who were sexually assaulted or harassed and offers evidence-based treatment options available today.

 

E-Therapy: Ethics & Best Practices is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the advantages, risks, technical issues, legalities and ethics of providing therapy online. E-therapy can be used to address age-old problems, such as how to reach out to those who might not otherwise avail themselves of psychotherapy services even though they are in acute need. At the same time, it is clear that many providers have embraced the new technologies without a firm grasp on the new and serious vulnerabilities that are introduced when their patients’ personal health information goes online. Included in this course are sections on video therapy, email, text messaging, smart phone use, social media, cloud storage, Skype, and other telecommunications services.This course is focused upon the ethical principles that are called into play with the use of e-therapy. Among them the most obvious concern is for privacy and confidentiality. Yet these are not the only ethical principles that will be challenged by the increasing use of e-therapy. The others include interjurisdictional issues (crossing state lines), informed consent, competence and scope of practice, boundaries and multiple relationships, and record keeping.In addition to outlining potential ethical problems and HIPAA challenges, this course includes recommended resources and sets of specific guidelines and best practices that have been established and published by various professional organizations.

 

Cyberbullying is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews evidenced-based research for identification, management and prevention of cyberbullying in children, adolescents and adults. Bullies have moved from the playground and workplace to the online world, where anonymity can facilitate bullying behavior. Cyberbullying is intentional, repeated harm to another person using communication technology. It is not accidental or random. It is targeted to a person with less perceived power. This may be someone younger, weaker, or less knowledgeable about technology. Any communication device may be used to harass or intimidate a victim, such as a cell phone, tablet, or computer. Any communication platform may host cyberbullying: social media sites (Facebook, Twitter), applications (Snapchat, AIM), websites (forums or blogs), and any place where one person can communicate with – or at – another person electronically. The short and long-term effects of bullying are considered as significant as neglect or maltreatment as a type of child abuse. This course will describe specific cyberbullying behaviors, review theories that attempt to explain why bullying happens, list the damaging effects that befall its victims, and discuss strategies professionals can use to prevent or manage identified cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a fast-growing area of concern and all healthcare professionals should be equipped to spot the signs and provide support for our patients and clients, as well as keep up with the technology that drives cyberbullying.

 

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source.  This CE test is based on Rethinking Narcissism (HarperCollins 2015, 256 pp.), which has enjoyed international expert and critical acclaim for its exciting blend of empirical rigor, practical strategies, and compelling narrative style. In it you’ll discover: Throughout, you’ll find easy-to-follow templates and concrete examples for helping people who suffer from either too much—or too little—narcissism.

 

 
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