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Continuing Education and License Renewals for Vermont Psychologists

http://www.pdresources.org/blog_data/vermont-psychologists-continuing-education-and-license-renewals/Psychologists licensed in the state of Vermont have a license renewal every two years with a January 31st deadline, even years. Continuing education is due December 31st, odd years.

Sixty (60) hours of continuing education are required for license renewal. Of the sixty hours, thirty (30) hours (Category 2 informal) are allowed from home study if APA approved.

Thirty (30) hours must be formal or live Category 1, and six (6) hours of professional ethics are required at each renewal.

The pursuit of continuing education assures the best possible standards for the psychology profession. All licensees are required to complete continuing education as a condition of licensing.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content.

Continuing Education Requirements

Vermont psychologists have a license renewal every two years with a deadline of January 31st, even years.

Continuing education is due December 31st, odd years. Sixty hours of continuing education are required for license renewal.

Of the sixty hours, thirty hours (Category 2 informal) are allowed from home study if APA approved.

 

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Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapists CE Requirements and License Renewals

Marriage and family therapists licensed in the state of Tennessee have a license renewal on the birth month every two years with continuing education due December 31st prior to the license renewal year.

Ten (10) continuing education hours are required in order to renew a license. Out of the ten hours, five (5) hours are allowed from home study if APA approved, and three (3) hours of ethics are required at each renewal.

Continuing education assures the highest possible standards for the marriage and family therapy profession. All licensees are required to complete continuing education as a condition of licensing.

Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #5590); and by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Continuing Education Requirements

Marriage and family therapists licensed in the state of Tennessee have a license renew due every two years on the birth month. Continuing education is due December 31st prior to the year of license renewal.

Ten (10) continuing education hours are required in order to renew a license. Out of the ten hours, five (5) hours are allowed from home study if APA approved, and three (3) hours of ethics are required at each renewal.

 

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Continuing Education and License Renewals for South Dakota Marriage and Family Therapists

http://www.pdresources.org/blog_data/south-dakota-marriage-and-family-therapists-continuing-education-and-license-renewals/Marriage and family therapists licensed in the state of South Dakota have an annual license renewal with a December 31st deadline.

Continuing education is due every two years, odd years. Forty (40) continuing education hours are required for licensing. There is no limit on home study if NBCC and APA approved. Four (4) hours of ethics are required at each renewal.

Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #5590); and by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Continuing Education Requirements

Marriage and family therapists in South Dakota have an annual license renewal with a deadline of December 31st. Continuing education is due every two years, odd years.

Forty (40) continuing education hours are required for licensing. There is no limit on home study if NBCC and APA approved. Four (4) hours of ethics are required at each renewal.

 

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Washington DC Psychologists License Renewals and Continuing Education

http://www.pdresources.org/blog_data/district-of-columbia-psychologists-continuing-education-and-license-renewals/Washington DC-licensed psychologists have a license renewal every two years with a December 31st deadline, odd years.

Thirty continuing education hours are required to renew a license. Of the thirty hours, fifteen (15) hours are allowed from home study if APA approved.

Three hours of ethics and three hours of cultural competence are required at each renewal.

The pursuit of continuing education assures the highest possible standards for the psychology profession. All licensees are required to participate in continuing education as a licensing requirement.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content.

Requirements for Continuing Education

Washington DC-licensed psychologists have a biennial license renewal with a December 31st deadline, odd years. Thirty hours of continuing education are required for license renewal. Of the thirty (30) hours, fifteen hours are allowed from home study if APA approved. There are three (3) hours of ethics, and (3) hours of cultural competence required at each renewal.

Information gathered from the Washington DC Board of Psychology on November 19, 2013.

 

 

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Arkansas Psychologists Continuing Education and License Renewals

http://www.pdresources.org/blog_data/arkansas-psychologists-continuing-education-and-license-renewals/Psychologists licensed in the state of Arkansas have an annual license renewal with a June 30th deadline.

Continuing education is due December 31st for odd years. The CE report is due January 31st for even years. Twenty (20) hours of continuing education are required in order to renew a license.

There is no limit on home study if APA approved – but “shall not be exclusively by home study or online means.” Three (3) hours of ethics are required at 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 all programs and content.

Continuing Education Requirements

Psychologists licensed in the state of Arkansas have an annual license renewal with a deadline of June 30th. For odd years, continuing education is due by December 31st.

Twenty (20) continuing education hours are required to renew a license.

There are no limits on home study if APA approved – but “shall not be exclusively by home study or online means.” Three (3) hours of ethics are also required at each renewal.

Information obtained from the Arkansas Psychology Board on November 19, 2013.

 

 

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DSM-5 May List Internet Addiction Among Illnesses

By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Surf the web too much? That might soon land you on a psychiatrist’s couch.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is catching heat over proposed amendments to its newest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) — widely considered the “bible” of psychiatric symptoms in the mental-health industry.

Opponents say the new version would label millions more people as “mentally ill” for conditions such as extreme shyness — and qualify them for psychiatric drugs they don’t need.

“[It’s\] hard to avoid the conclusion that DSM-5 will help the interests of the drug companies,” said Allen Frances of Duke University, according to Reuters.

DSM-5, the new mental illness ‘bible,’ may list Internet addiction among illnesses

Internet addiction might be considered a mental illness under proposed revisions to DSM-5, the mental-health industry’s guidebook.

The DSM-5, as the new edition will be called, is scheduled to be released in May 2013, and could list “Internet addiction” among its diagnoses.

The association says it is still considering how to address non-substance-abuse addictions.

“Gambling disorder has been moved into this category and there are other addiction-like behaviorial disorders such as ‘Internet addiction’ that will be considered as potential addictions to this category as research data accumulate,” the APA says on its website.

Experts say lots of the new diagnoses are problematic – like “oppositional defiant disorder.”

“That basically means children who say ‘no’ to their parents more than a certain number of times,” said Pete Kinderman of Liverpool University’s Institute of Psychology, according to Reuters.

“On that criteria, many of us would have to say our children are mentally ill.”

People who are excessively shy could also be diagnosed as mentally ill under the new guidelines, Kinderman said.

Kids’ temper tantrums might be explained by “disruptive mood disregulation disorder,” characterized by temper outbursts that occur at least three times per week.

David Elkins, president of the American Psychological Association’s society for humanistic psychology, helped launch a petition against the new manual, yielding more than 11,000 supporters, according to ABC News.

“Our main concern is that they’ve introduced some new disorders that have never been in a DSM before that we think are not scientifically based,” he said.

“We’re not opposed to the proper use of psychiatric drugs when there’s a real diagnosis and when a child or an adult needs pharmacological interventions,” he said. “But we are concerned about the normal kids and elderly people who are going to be diagnosed with these disorders and treated with psychiatric drugs.

“We think that’s very, very dangerous.”

Dr. Allen Frances, who worked on revisions for the current manual, DSM-4, agrees that the proposed changes are irresponsible.

“You don’t want to be inventing new diagnoses until you’re sure they can be accurately made, effectively treated that the treatments are safe,” said Frances, a psychiatry professor at Duke University, according to ABC News. “None of these conditions is fulfilled in DSM-5.”

“You can’t have one professional organization, like the American Psychiatric Association, responsible for vetting something so important,” he added.

The APA hasn’t commented directly on the backlash, but said in a statement that it considers “input from all sectors of the mental health community a vital part of the process,” according to ABC News.

“We are confident that the DSM-5 will be based on the most reliable scientific and clinical data.”

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/dsm-5-mental-illness-bible-list-internet-addiction-illnesses-article-1.1020979#ixzz1mHYHMxjt

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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in General

 

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Renewal Information for Florida Psychologists

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Florida psychologists have a biennial license renewal deadline of May 31st (of even-numbered years). Every licensee must complete 40 hours of approved continuing psychological education (CE) within the two year licensure period (biennium) including 2 hours on the prevention of medical errors, 3 hours on ethics and Florida laws, and 2 hours on domestic violence (every third renewal).

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Florida psychologists may earn all 40 required hours through coursework @ http://www.pdresources.org/Courses/Psychology/AllCourses/CourseID/1/

Continuing Psychological Education Credit

As a condition of biennial licensure renewal, each licensee must complete forty (40) hours of continuing psychological education.

  • Three (3) of the forty (40) hours must be on professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. Of those three hours, at least one hour shall be on professional ethics, and at least one hour shall be on Florida laws and rules relevant to the practice of psychology and shall include Chapters 456 and 490, F.S. and Rule Chapter 64B19, F.A.C.
  • Two (2) of the forty (40) hours must relate to prevention of medical errors. In addition to the study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety, the course content shall also be designed to discuss potential errors within a psychological setting, such as inadequate assessment of suicide risk, failure to comply with mandatory abuse reporting laws, and failure to detect medical conditions presenting as a psychological disorder. If the course is offered by a facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 395, F.S., for its employees, the Board will approve up to one (1) hour of the two (2) hour course to be specifically related to error reduction and prevention methods used in that facility.
  • Every six years, each licensee shall complete two (2) hours of continuing psychological education on domestic violence as defined in Section 741.28, F.S.; these two (2) hours shall be part of the forty (40) hours otherwise required for each biennial licensure renewal. The licensee shall maintain documentation to substantiate timely completion of these two (2) hours and make said documentation available upon request every third biennial licensure renewal period.
  • Passage of the laws and rules examination of the Board constitutes forty (40) hours of continuing education credit, including credit for professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. Passage of the laws and rules examination, however, does not satisfy the requirement for the two (2) credit hours of continuing education on domestic violence required every third biennial licensure renewal period, nor the requirement for two (2) hours relating to prevention of medical errors.

Continuing psychological education credit will be granted for:

  • Completion of graduate level courses approved for credit by sponsors approved by the American Psychological Association;
  • Completion of graduate level courses in psychology provided by a university or professional school which is regionally accredited, except that no more than ten (10) hours of continuing psychological education credit may be obtained for each semester hour;
  • Completion of a colloquium, a presentation, a workshop or a symposium offered for continuing education credit by a doctoral psychology program or an internship or residency which is part of a psychology program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association;
  • Full attendance at workshops/seminars offered by providers approved by the American Psychological Association or any of its affiliates, or providers approved by the Board. A list of Board approved providers is available from the Board office upon request;
  • Simple attendance at a state, regional or national psychology convention or conference. Only four (4) credits will be allowed each biennium regardless of how many state, regional or national conventions or conferences are attended during that biennium;
  • Attainment of diplomate status in a specialty area from the American Board of Professional Psychology, for which thirty-seven (37) continuing psychological education credits, not including the two-hour continuing education course on domestic violence required by Section 456.031(1), F.S., and the two-hour continuing education course on the prevention of medical errors required by Section 456.013(7), F.S., will be allowed only during the biennium during which the diplomate is first awarded;
  • Presenting or moderating for the first time only a continuing psychological education program sponsored by a provider approved by the Board, except that credit will be limited to the number of credits allowed by the program;
  • Each hour of attendance at a Board meeting or Board committee meeting. Only one credit will be granted for each hour of full attendance and only ten (10) credits will be allowed each biennium regardless of how many hours are attended during the biennium. Attendance at a Board or committee meeting shall also satisfy, hour by hour, the requirement of professional ethics and legal issues credit set out in subsection (3) of this rule.
  • Continuing education courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Department of Health, provided that such courses enhance the psychological skills and/or psychological knowledge of the licensee.
  • The provision of volunteer expert witness opinions for cases being reviewed pursuant to laws and standards relevant to the practice of psychology. Two hours of credit shall be awarded for each case reviewed up to a maximum of ten hours per biennium. In this regard, volunteer expert witnesses are expected to perform a review of the psychological, medical, legal, and/or ethical literature, as appropriate to the case being reviewed.

No continuing psychological education credit may be earned for:

  • Regular work activities as a psychologist;
  • Membership, office in, or participation on boards or committees of professional organizations;
  • Independent, unstructured or self-structured learning;
  • Personal psychotherapy or personal growth experience;
  • Authoring or editing books or articles;
  • Obtaining or providing supervision or consultation from or under a psychologist or other professional who is not a Board approved continuing psychological education provider;
  • Home study except from providers approved by the American Psychological Association or any of its affiliates.

The licensee shall maintain, and make available upon request, documentation to substantiate continuing psychological education credit required by the Board. The licensee shall retain such documentation for two (2) years following the renewal period during which the continuing psychological education credit was required.

Florida Board of Psychology: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/psychology/

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in General

 

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