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Unusual Paraphilias – New PDResources Online Continuing Education Course

Unusual Paraphilias

By: Louis R. Franzini, PhD

Unusual Paraphilias is a new 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that describes a number of paraphilias and specific fetishes, which are generally quite rare but still fascinating…

Unusual ParaphiliasA paraphilia involves stimulating sexual arousal in someone by an object or fantasy that for most people is commonplace and not sexually related, either directly or symbolically. What you will learn in this course is that there is a clear continuum of unusualness for paraphilias. There are some familiar ones and there are also very many paraphilias reported in the clinical literature which are indeed extremely unusual. This course will include discussions of the eight standard Paraphilic Disorders included in the DSM-5: 1) Voyeuristic Disorder, 2) Exhibitionistic Disorder, 3) Frotteuristic Disorder, 4) Sexual Masochism Disorder, 5) Sexual Sadism Disorder, 6) Pedophilic Disorder, 7) Fetishistic Disorder, and 8) Transvestic Disorders, as well as a number of additional paraphilias and specific fetishes, which are generally quite rare. Course #10-85 | 2015 | 15 pages | 6 posttest questions

Click here to enroll!

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. You can print the test (download test from My Courses tab of your account after purchasing) and mark your answers on while reading the course document. Then submit online when ready to receive credit.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Louis R. Franzini, PhD, received his B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toledo, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavior Modification at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University). Following the postdoctoral program Dr. Franzini joined the Psychology Department at San Diego State University, where he spent his entire academic career. He retired as Emeritus Professor of Psychology. His international academic experience included appointments as Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-le-Neuve, Belgium and Senior Fellow in the School of Accountancy and Business, Human Resource and Quality Management Division at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Franzini is licensed as a psychologist in Florida and in California.

CE INFORMATION:

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625); the Florida Boards of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#BAP346) and Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).

Original: https://www.pdresources.org/blog_data/unusual-paraphilias-new-online-ce-course/

 

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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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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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Celebrating our 20th Birthday!

Professional Development Resources has now been providing accredited continuing education courses to psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and occupational therapists is celebrating it's 20th birthdayWe have now been providing accredited continuing education courses to psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and occupational therapists for 20 continuous years! Our company, which started as one person presenting a single live seminar to small groups in selected Florida cities, is now an established entity in the world of continuing education featuring over 170 CE courses that are available online 24/7 anywhere in the world.

We have earned formal recognition as a provider of continuing education by major professional boards, including the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). In addition, we are recognized by professional boards in Florida, California, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina, and Texas.

“It is really hard to believe we have been doing this for 20 years,” says Leo Christie, PhD, licensed marriage and family therapist and president of Professional Development Resources. “It is gratifying to look around us today and see where we are now, as compared with the early years. We are squarely in the digital world, with all of our continuing education courses available via the Internet and nearly all of our procedures completely paperless. As opposed to offering live seminars to small select audiences as we did when we started, we can now make our CE curriculum available to professionals anywhere in the world.”

It has not always been easy according to Christie. There were hard times, as one would expect in any business that has persisted for 20 years. “There were times I was not at all sure we were going to make it. When we transitioned from presenting live seminars to offering home study courses, it was a major transformation that required re-purposing our entire curriculum. Presenting material in written format is fundamentally different from doing so in live settings. Suddenly we had an urgent need for more topics and more courses. We had gotten along well with five or six topics in live seminars, but that was far too few to offer for self-study. Our most pressing and challenging task was curriculum development.”

Today, we have over 170 online continuing education courses covering a very wide variety of clinical topics such as domestic violence, professional ethics and boundaries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autism, Alzheimer’s, alternative therapies, mindfulness, multicultural issues, substance abuse and addiction, gender identity, preventing medical errors, ADHD, psychopharmacology, brain injury, eliminating self-defeating behaviors, overeating and obesity, treating chronic pain, and anxiety management. There are even a few unexpected and non-traditional courses, like Animal Assisted Therapy and Electronic Media and Youth Violence (Cyber-Bullying).

As a 20th birthday present to ourselves and all of our loyal customers, we are poised to launch a  new and revolutionary website platform, which will feature a wide array of user engagement tools we hope will propel us into the next 20 years.

About Professional Development Resources, Inc.

Professional Development Resources is a Florida nonprofit educational corporation founded in 1992 by licensed marriage and family therapist Leo Christie, PhD. The company, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) – as well as many other national and state boards – has focused its efforts on making continuing education courses more cost-effective and widely accessible to health professionals by offering online home study coursework. Its current expanded curriculum includes a wide variety of clinical topics intended to equip health professionals to offer state-of-the art services to their clients.

 

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Should Sexual Addiction Become A Legitimate Mental Health Diagnosis?

By ROBERT WEISS LCSW, CSAT-S

Is Sex Addiction Real?

Should Sexual Addiction Become A Legitimate Mental Health Diagnosis?There will always be controversy – as there should be – when any form of inherently healthy human behavior such as eating, sleeping, or sex is clinically designated as pathological. And while the power to “label” must always be carefully wielded to avoid turning social, religious, or moral judgments into diagnoses (as was homosexuality in the DSM-I and DSM-II), equal care must be taken to not avoid researching and creating diagnostic criteria for healthy behaviors when they go awry due to underlying psychological deficits and trauma.

Pre-Internet sexual addiction research in the 1980s suggested that approximately 3 to 5 percent of the adult population struggled with some form of addictive sexual behavior. Those studied were a self-selected treatment group, mostly male, who complained of being “hooked” on magazine and video porn, multiple affairs, prostitution, old-fashioned phone sex, and similar behaviors.

More recent studies indicate that sexual addiction is both escalating and simultaneously becoming more evenly distributed among men and women. This escalation in problem sexual behavior appears to be directly related to the increasingly high-speed Internet access to both intensely stimulating graphic pornography and anonymous sexual partnering.

Today these connections are furnished not only through the use of home and laptop computers, but also via smart-phones and the related geo-locating mobile devices we now carry in our pockets and briefcases.

Lamentably, at the very same time that sexual addiction disorder began its technology generated escalation, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) backed away from the provision of either a diagnostic indicator or a workable diagnosis. Consequently, the past 25 years have wrought a somewhat anguished and inconsistent history in the attempts of the psychiatric, addiction, and mental health communities to accurately label and distinguish the problem of excessive adult consensual sexual behavior.

Today, American outpatient psychotherapists and addiction counselors are reporting a marked increase in the number of clients seeking help with self-reported crises related to problems like “I find myself disappearing for multiple hours daily into online porn” or “I feel lost on a never-ending treadmill of anonymous sexual hook-ups and affairs,” not to mention the tens of thousands who daily struggle with the dopamine-fueled nightmare combination of stimulant (meth/cocaine) abuse fused with intensely problematic sexual behavior patterns.

It would seem that these clinicians and clients would benefit greatly from the guidance the APA and DSM might offer them, but does not currently provide.

Read more: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/sex/2012/04/hypersexualitydisorder/

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