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  • On-demand
  •  4.0 CE

This intermediate workshop explores the research foundation and practical application of APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace (PHW) model as a comprehensive framework for creating work environments in which both employees and organizations thrive. Through didactic components, interactive discussion and examples from award-winning organizations, participants learn more about the types of practices that contribute to a healthy, high-performing organization and how the model can inform interventions. This program is designed to prepare consultants, researchers and employers to think more deeply about the design, implementation and evaluation of workplace programs and policies related to the PHW model.

Closed captioning is provided with this program.

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  • On-demand
  •  7.0 CE

Potentially violent people pose significant challenges for clinicians at all levels of care. This intermediate workshop provides a developmentally informed model for understanding violence and its relationship to emotional disturbance, mental illness, and substance abuse.

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  • On-demand
  •  4.0 CE

This introductory workshop provides an in-depth exploration of the three-pillar model of positive psychology (character strengths, subjective experiences, positive social institutions) and its application to work with sexual and gender minority clients. The interactive discussion focuses on theory and empirical literature in psychology relevant to the three strengths in LGBT individuals and the role of the strengths in creating resilient clients.

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  • On-demand
  •  4.0 CE

This introductory workshop provides basic skills for consultation with medical (not psychiatric) inpatients. Participants will learn to address referral questions with a comprehensive consultation. Participants will also learn about medical problems that present with psychological symptoms, psychological symptoms that may occur secondary to a medical diagnosis or because of a medical treatment, and how to assess decisional capacity. Etiologies and the presentation of depression and anxiety in the medical setting will be described.

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  • On-demand
  •  4.0 CE

Duty-to-protect situations are among the most stressful clinical events. These already difficult situations are complicated when the professional/trainee is laboring under misunderstandings about her or his ethical and legal obligations and when the clinician/trainee does not know how to respond when a potential duty arises. This intermediate workshop is designed to help when the duty to protect may arise and is based on a current and thorough review of the ethical, legal and clinical landscape related to these issues.

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  • On-demand
  •  4.0 CE

This introductory workshop presents current perspectives on etiology, diagnosis, ethical responsibilities, and best practices for integrated treatment of transgender clients. The state-of-the-art approaches to hormone replacement therapy, surgical and other physical interventions, providing mental health services, and collaborating with others for social support with which mental health professionals working with transgender clients and their families must be familiar are discussed along with legal changes.

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  • On-demand
  •  7.0 CE

This intermediate workshop discusses three increasingly common areas of capacity assessment for those who work with older adults in private practice, long-term care and other settings: medical consent, independent living capacity, and financial capacity. Following a review of foundational knowledge, participants use case-based learning to identify practical approaches to capacity assessment of older adults.

Closed captioning is provided with this program.

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  • On-demand
  •  4.0 CE

This intermediate workshop provides information on three psychological interventions—cognitive behavioral/cognitive therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and exposure therapy—that show particular promise in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults. These interventions have been identified as effective, evidence-based treatments by the PTSD guideline development panel, part of APA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines project. Presenters with expertise in these therapies offer substantive overviews. Case examples are used to demonstrate application of interventions. Participants learn about the strengths and challenges of interventions and are encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussion.

Closed captioning is provided with this program.

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  • On-demand
  •  6.0 CE

This intermediate workshop increases the competencies of psychologists' work with older adults, drawing on the growing literature on psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment. The content focuses on: (a) unique aspects of managing professional practice with older patients, (b) assessment and treatment of late-life depression and anxiety, (c) cognitive disorders and differential diagnosis of dementias, and (d) psychological and behavioral interventions for elders at the highest and lowest ends of the continuum of function, exploring normal aging through serious impairment due to illness or dementia.

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  • On-demand
  •  4.0 CE

With the increase of the migration waves and influx of war refugees from the Middle East and North Africa, professional helpers and mental health providers are in greater need for better cultural understanding and clinical skills to work with these populations.

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