Course Description

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This program examines the many issues associated with the impact, both negative and positive, of one’s mental health state on physical health and wellbeing. You will explore: how to optimize quality of life in patients with chronic medical illness; assessing cognitive deficits accompanying chronic medical illness; the psychosocial aspects of obstetrics, gynecology, and fertility; psychosocial manifestations of organ failure and transplantation; the assessment and treatment of the psychosocial aspects of breast cancer, cardiac disease, and child and adolescent eating disorders; the assessment and treatment of children with disabilities who have been abused; developing a sexual health component in a practice; how to design an ethical and practical website; how to provide online therapy; psychotherapist wellness as an ethical imperative; the ethical and professional issues for mental health providers in correctional settings.

14 CE credits/hours (including 3 ethics credits), 140 questions


Target Audience

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

Learning Level

Intermediate

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the assessment and treatment of patients with a variety of chronic medical illnesses, including

                -  optimizing quality of life when treating patients with chronic medical illnesses,

                -  understanding and assessing cognitive deficits accompanying chronic medical illness,

                -  psychosocial aspects of obstetrics, gynecology, and fertility,

                -  psychosocial manifestations of organ failure and transplantation,

                -  assessment and treatment of the psychosocial aspects of breast cancer, cardiac disease, child and adolescent eating disorders, and 

                -  children with disabilities who have been abused.

  • Identify options for professional development, including

                -  the development of a sexual health component in one's practice.

  • Recognize ethical issues faced by mental health professionals, including

                -  psychotherapy wellness as an ethical imperative,

                -  ethical and professional issues for mental health providers in corrections,

                -  practical and ethical issues for designing a mental health professional's website, and

                -  problems and solutions with online therapy.

Leon VandeCreek, PhD, & Jeffery B. Allen, PhD, ABPP-CN

Leon VandeCreek, PhD, is Past Dean and current Professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University.  He has been awarded the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and he is a Fellow of several American Psychological Association divisions. 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 APA. He has authored and coauthored more than 180 professional presentations and publications including 22 books and book chapters for which he was coauthor or editor.  Since 1992, he has served as Senior Editor of the Innovations in Clinical Practice series.Jeffery B. Allen, PhD, ABPP-CN, is 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 focused postdoctoral fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in Detroit.  Dr. Allen teaches physiological psychology and clinical neuropsychology, and does research in the areas of neurobehavioral disorders, quality of life in medical populations, cognitive and neuropsychological assessment, and outcome measurement in rehabilitation.  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.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and has published the text, A General Practitioner's Guide to Neuropsychological Assessment, through the American Psychological Association.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Statement of Understanding

    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  • 2

    "Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Health & Wellness" - Final Exam

    • "Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Health & Wellness" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  • 3

    CE Program Evaluation

    • Evaluation Questionnaire