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Texas Psychologists CE Requirements and Licensing

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Texas psychologists have a license renewal every year with a birth month deadline. Twenty (20) hours of continuing education courses are required to renew a license, and there are no limits for online continuing education courses if APA-approved.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
CE Required: 20 hours per year
Online CE Allowed: No limit if APA-approved
License Expiration: Birthmonth, annually
National Accreditation Accepted: APA (Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Texas psychologists.)
Notes: 3 hours in ethics & 3 hours in cultural diversity (areas of cultural diversity include, but are not limited to, age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and social economic status) are required each renewal
Date of Info: 1/23/2017

Texas psychologists can earn all 20 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the psychology page @PDResources. Click here to view APA-approved online CE courses.

 

Popular Online Continuing Education Courses for Psychologists

 

Ethics and Social Media is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the use of Social Networking Services (SNS) on both our personal and professional lives. Is it useful or appropriate (or ethical or therapeutic) for a therapist and a client to share the kinds of information that are routinely posted on SNS like Facebook, Twitter, and others? How are psychotherapists to handle “Friending” requests from clients? What are the threats to confidentiality and therapeutic boundaries that are posed by the use of social media sites, texts, or tweets in therapist-client communication?

The purpose of this course is to offer psychotherapists the opportunity to examine their practices in regard to the use of social networking services in their professional relationships and communications. Included are ethics topics such as privacy and confidentiality, boundaries and multiple relationships, competence, the phenomenon of friending, informed consent, and record keeping. A final section offers recommendations and resources for the ethical use of social networking and the development of a practice social media policy.

 

Improving Cultural Competence in Substance Abuse Treatment is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE) course that proposes strategies to engage clients of diverse racial and ethnic groups in treatment. Culture is a primary force in the creation of a person’s identity. Counselors who are culturally competent are better able to understand and respect their clients’ identities and related cultural ways of life. This course proposes strategies to engage clients of diverse racial and ethnic groups (who can have very different life experiences, values, and traditions) in treatment. The major racial and ethnic groups in the United States covered in this course are African Americans, Asian Americans (including Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), Latinos, Native Americans (i.e., Alaska Natives and American Indians), and White Americans. In addition to providing epidemiological data on each group, the course discusses salient aspects of treatment for these racial/ethnic groups, drawing on clinical and research literature. While the primary focus of this course is on substance abuse treatment, the information and strategies given are equally relevant to all types of health and mental health treatment.

 

Ethics & Boundaries in Psychotherapy is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course intended to give psychotherapists the tools they need to resolve the common and not-so-common ethical and boundary issues and dilemmas that they may expect to encounter in their everyday professional practice in the 21st century. Among the topics discussed are definitions of boundaries; resolving conflicts between ethics and the law; boundary crossings vs. boundary violations; multiple relationships; sexual misconduct; privacy and confidentiality in the age of HIPAA and the Patriot Act; ethics issues with dangerous clients; boundary issues in clinical supervision; ethics and cultural competency; ethical boundaries in use of social media; ethical practice in teletherapy; fees and financial relationships; and a 17-step model for ethical decision making.

 

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Professional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. Our purpose is to provide high quality online continuing education (CE) courses on topics relevant to members of the healthcare professions we serve. We strive to keep our carbon footprint small by being completely paperless, allowing telecommuting, recycling, using energy-efficient lights and powering off electronics when not in use. We provide online CE courses to allow our colleagues to earn credits from the comfort of their own home or office so we can all be as green as possible (no paper, no shipping or handling, no travel expenses, etc.). Sustainability isn’t part of our work – it’s a guiding influence for all of our work.

CE Broker Compliant

We are approved to offer continuing education 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 (CDR); 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; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within one week of completion).

 

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Posted by on February 6, 2017 in CE Requirements, Psychology

 

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Continuing Education Specials for Texas Psychologists

Do you need CE for your next Texas Psychologist license renewal?

CE Required: 20 hours per year, including:

Online CE AllowedNo limit if APA-approved (you can earn all 20 hours required for renewal and save 20% on CE @ PDR):

Ethics   Boundaries in Psychotherapy

3 Hours CE | $31.20

Improving Cultural Competence

4 Hours CE | $44.80

Cyberbullying

2 Hours CE | $22.40

Medical Marijuana

3 Hours CE | $31.20

20 -Off-APA-CE

Really Bizarre Sexual Behaviors

3 Hours CE | $31.20

Codependency

3 Hours CE | $31.20

Improving Social Skills

4 Hours CE | $55.20

Therapy Tidbits

1 Hour CE | $11.20

Click here to save 20% now on CE – over 100 courses to choose from.

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APAProfessional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. We maintain responsibility for all programs and content. PDR offers over 100 online, video, and book-based CEU courses on a wide variety of clinical topics.

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Posted by on March 23, 2016 in CE Requirements, General, Psychology

 

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Texas Psychologists Continuing Education and License Renewals

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.

Psychology
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.
This is a test only course (2 DVDs, not included). The DVDs can be purchased from the publisher’s website.The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the first step toward pay-for-performance, is part of a broad initiative from the federal government and private insurance companies aimed at advancing health care quality and value over volume. PQRS encourages clinicians to attend to issues such as safety, healthy lifestyles, and improvement of care coordination. Policy experts predict that PQRS will not be limited to Medicare but will be required by most third party payers in the near future. This 2-hour course will walk you through each step of the PQRS process, providing pragmatic clinical suggestions that will help you navigate the maze of regulations, provide guidance for successful participation, and ultimately improve quality of care of your patients.
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.
A 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.
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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Posted by on September 29, 2015 in CE Requirements, Psychology

 

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Texas Psychologist Continuing Education Information

texas psychologists continuing education and license renewalsTexas 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.

 

Psychology 
Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Phone: 512-305-7700
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

Information obtained from the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists on April 16, 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.

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.
 
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Posted by on April 16, 2015 in CE Requirements, Psychology

 

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Continuing Education Requirements for Texas Psychologists

TX Psychologists License RenewalsTexas-licensed psychologists have an annual license renewal with a birth month deadline.

Twenty (20) continuing education hours are required for license renewal.

There are no limits on home study if APA approved.

Continuing education hours must directly relate to the practice of psychology.

Three (3) hours of ethics, board rules of conduct, or professional responsibility are required at each renewal.

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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.

Psychologists Continuing Education Courses: 

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 new 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. Course #30-75 | 2014 |  21 posttest questions

Caregiver Help Part I: Coping with Anger and Guilt is a 2-hour online video course. The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver anger and guilt, and provides a three-step process that helps caregivers develop an attitude of what is described as “creative indifference” toward the people, situations and events that cause them the greatest amount of emotional stress. By gaining insights into how degenerative and progressive diseases affect the life of the caregiver, the mental health professional will be in a better position to empathize with the caregiver’s situation and provide strategies that will help them manage the stress of caring for someone whose situation will never improve. The significance of honoring and supporting caregivers’ feelings and helping them understand the importance of self-care can not only improve their physical and emotional well-being, but can also have a huge impact on the quality of care they are able to provide to their care receiver. This course includes downloadable worksheets that you can use (on a limited basis) in your clinical practice. Course #20-84 | 2014 | 15 posttest questions

Beyond Calories & Exercise: Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors is a 5-hour online course. 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. Course #50-10 | 2013 | 49 pages | 35 posttest questions

Information gathered from the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists on July 25, 2014.

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Posted by on October 1, 2014 in CE Requirements, Psychology

 

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Texas Psychologists License Renewals and Continuing Education Requirements

texas psychologists continuing educationTexas psychologists have a yearly license renewal with deadline of the birth month. Twelve (12) continuing education hours are needed for license renewal and there are no limits on home study if APA approved. Three (3) hours of ethics, rules of conduct or professional responsibility 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

Texas-licensed psychologists have an annual license renewal with a deadline on the birth month. Twelve hours of continuing education hours are required for license renewal, and there are no limits on home study if approved by the APA. Three (3) hours of ethics, rules of conduct or professional responsibility are needed at each renewal.

 

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