Course Description

*This complete Online Course includes a PDF of the book, Innovations in Clinical Practice: A 21st Century Sourcebook (Vol 2), and the Final Exam. If you have access to the book and want to purchase the Final Exam only, click here.

A variety of experts present in the areas of: group interventions using mindfulness; doing psychological assessments of bariatric surgery candidates; assessing and treating juvenile bipolar disorder; treating depression with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and positive psychology interventions for depression; using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT); implementing a training program for parents of aggressive, noncompliant children; working with groups of women victims of partner violence who have used intimate partner violence; providing psychological treatment to deaf individuals; providing empirically based psychoeducation interventions for dementia patient caregivers; understanding ethical issues for mental health professionals in medical care settings; treating domestic violence among women with disabilities; treating dementia in African-Americans; using social networking and texting in teens in the context of therapy; integrating spirituality into clinical practice; evolving creative solutions in divorce and child custody cases.

20 CE credits/hours (includes 2 domestic violence credits and 1 ethics credit), 200 questions

Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Discuss mindfulness-based group interventions.
  • Present the psychological assessment of bariatric surgery candidates.
  • Describe the assessment and treatment of juvenile bipolar disorder.
  • Demonstrate how to integrate positive psychotherapy interventions into cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression.
  • Explain solution-focused brief therapy.
  • Utilize a training program for parents of aggressive, noncompliant children.
  • Present a group intervention for female survivors of intimate partner violence who have used violence in their intimate relationships.
  • Discuss how to provide care to deaf individuals.
  • Apply an empirically based psychoeducation intervention for caregivers of people with dementia.
  • Explain outcome evaluations in private practice.
  • Demonstrate how to build a group psychotherapy program.
  • Recognize ethical issues confronting mental health providers working within medical care settings.
  • Describe domestic violence and women with disabilities.
  • Summarize dementia in the African-American population.
  • Discuss social networking and texting in teens.
  • Explain how to integrate spirituality into clinical practice.
  • Present important issues related to divorce and child custody.


  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • PDF Book (downloadable/printable)

  3. 3
    • "Innovations in Clinical Practice: A 21st Century Sourcebook (Volume 2)" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  4. 4
    • Evaluation Questionnaire

About the Editors

Eve M. Wolf, PhD

Eve M. Wolf, PhD, Senior Editor, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio. For over 20 years, she has been involved in clinical work and scholarship in the area of eating disorders. Currently, she supervises doctoral students in their clinical work at the university counseling center where eating problems and body image issues are common concerns. In addition, Dr. Wolf has taught doctoral courses in adult and child psychopathology, projective assessment, and the teaching of psychology.

Jeffery B. Allen, PhD

Jeffery B. Allen, PhD, ABPP-CN, Senior Editor, is currently a Professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Allen's professional experience includes a specialty internship in neuropsychology at Brown University and a rehabilitation focused postdoctoral fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in Detroit. He is widely published in the areas of neuropsychology, head injuries, and memory in such sources as Neuropsychologia, Brain Injuries, and Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology and Assessment. His areas of teaching also include physiological psychology and clinical neuropsychology. His research interests include neurobehavioral disorders, quality of life in medical populations, cognitive and neuropsychological assessment, and outcome measurement in rehabilitation. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and has recently published the text, A General Practitioner's Guide to Neuropsychological Assessment, through the American Psychological Association.

Leon VandeCreek, PhD, ABPP

Leon VandeCreek, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist who is the past dean and current professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He has been awarded the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and he is a Fellow of several divisions of the American Psychological Association. His interests include professional training and ethical/legal issues related to professional education and practice. Dr. VandeCreek has served as President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Chair of the APA Insurance Trust, Chair of the Board of Educational Affairs of the APA, and Treasurer of the Ohio Psychological Association. In 2005, he served as President of the Division of Psychotherapy of the APA. He has authored or coauthored about 150 professional presentations and publications, including 17 books. From 1992 to 2007, he served as Senior Editor of the Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book series.