AzPA CE Homestudy Programs

Below you will find a number of homestudy programs, presented by AzPA. To purchase a homestudy program, please follow the link below the program description. Please follow the prompts to submit payment. After payment is received, an AzPA representative will email the webinar recording and CE quiz to you. Please allow two business days processing time.

If you have any questions, please contact AzPA Coordinator, Jessica Painter at 480-675-9477 or [email protected].

These programs are sponsored by the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA). AzPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AzPA maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

 

CE Homestudy Pricing

  2 Hour 4 Hour
AzPA Full Member $40 $80
AzPA Student/Postdoc/Retired Member $15 $30
Non-member Professional $70 $140
Non-member Student/Postdoc/Retired $30 $60

 

Ethics and dv day 2020

Domestic Violence: The Intersection Of Family Law And Psychology
Presented By Steven H. Everts, J.D.

Program Description
The discussion will include the legal principles and definitions of domestic violence, including recent appellate caselaw, regarding parents and children in the context of custody/legal decision-making, parenting time, and orders of protection. It also involves application of these principles in responding to records requests informally and by subpoena duces tecum, testifying by deposition or trial, expert witness testimony, mandatory reporting, working with DCS, and working with clients in preparation for legal proceedings.

Learning Objectives
1. Define domestic violence in a therapeutic and forensic setting.
2. Describe three instances in which a psychologist would use privileged communications and defenses in responding to records requests. 
3. Describe legal requirements in mandatory reporting situations.

CE Credits: 2

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Trauma Informed Screening And Care For Intimate Partner Violence
Presented By: Kathryn Doyle, Ph.D.

Program Description
Given the prevalence and impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) in society, the development of screening practices and interventions that are attentive to the impact of trauma on both health and one’s ability to access care are essential. The VA’s Intimate Partner Violence Program is offering a model for how to do this work in a trauma informed manner. 

Program Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives
1. Define intimate partner violence and identify three impacts it might have on a person’s health and well-being.
2. Define trauma-informed care and identify two ways it is relevant when screening for  intimate partner violence.
3. Identify at least two evidence-based interventions that are trauma-informed and can treat individuals who use or experience intimate partner violence behaviors.

CE Credits: 2

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Parent-Child Contact Problems: A Family Systems Framework For Parent Alienating Behaviors
Presented By: Robert DiCarlo, Ph.D.

Program Description
This seminar will provide an overview of the complex dynamics involved when a child resists or refuses contact with a parent or another primary attachment figure.  Although the term “parental alienation” has historically been used in the literature, this seminar will discuss a contemporary and more nuanced framework that accounts for the multifaceted interactions between family and environment.  Attendees will be provided with information to better conceptualize cases with suspected parent-child contact problems, as well as psychological and legal strategies informed by the current literature. Considerable attention will be given to the ethical and professional dilemmas inherent in these types of cases, which includes the intersection of gender, race, and class, and other demographic variables.

Program Level: Intermediate 

Learning Objectives
1. Describe five contributing factors to parent-child contact problems.
2. Differentiate between different types and levels of parent-child contact problems.
3. Identify three concerns regarding the importance of early intervention and the judicial response in addressing parent-child contact problems.
4. Describe three ethical concerns with treatment approaches related to reunification therapy, including recommending custody reversals. 

CE Credits: 4

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mini-cons day 1

Responding to this moment: psychologists' roles in ethically treating and evaluating latinx immigrants and their families
Presented By Martha Duffer-ramos, psy.D.

Program Description: 
In this presentation we will explore the latest research on the impact of changing immigration policy, family separation, layers of trauma, and sociocultural forces of oppression including xenophobia and racism on the mental health of Latinx individuals and families. We will learn to locate the experience of Latinx clients within the broader framework of oppression and the racial power structure of the United States. Acknowledging the ways that this is further complicated by COVID-19 and the backlash of this racial moment, we will identify ways that Psychologists can effectively respond through therapeutic interventions or providing psychological evaluations for immigration proceedings.

Specific culturally responsive and relevant research based treatment strategies will be identified and participants will learn to identify key context and data points to inform the selection and applications of tailored therapeutic responses. Often Psychologists will be contacted for help in evaluations for immigration proceedings. We will review current best practices in test selection, evaluation procedure, and report writing, taking into consideration ethical guidelines for forensic and culturally appropriate evaluation techniques, strategies, and approaches. We will discuss serving as an expert witness in immigration court and things to be aware of to honor ethical and moral obligations.

Through this presentation, participants will be equipped with knowledge and skills to respond meaningfully, therapeutically, ethically, morally, and compassionately to Latinx clients seeking therapeutic and assessment services while impacted by immigration policy.

Program Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the psychological impact of current immigration policy and anti-immigrant sentiment on Latinx immigrant clients and their families.
2. Locate and discuss oppression faced by Latinx immigrants within the power structure of the United States and its psychological implications.
3. Identify culturally responsive therapeutic interventions to help clients navigate and heal from layers of immigration trauma, xenophobia, and racism.
4. Outline key ethical and culturally responsive considerations in conducting psychological evaluations for immigration proceedings.
5. Identify primary components of an ethical and effective psychological report for an immigration case.

CE Credits: 2

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why blacks resist treatment: A historical perspective of assault and trauma 
Presented By evelyn burrell, psy.D.

Program Description: 
The historical effects of racism on Blacks continue to have an extraordinary effect on the clinician-client relationship. Research suggests that Blacks experience difficulty with trusting mental health providers and may present as resistant to treatment. Clinicians may inadvertently engage in attitudes and behaviors that are re-traumatizing to the Black client; therefore, perpetuating systemic issues regarding racism. Historically, this lack of trust has been named “cultural paranoia” and has been a term used to describe resistance and distrust from the Black community. In her presentation, Dr. Burrell will tell the story of time. She will connect significant historical assaults to ongoing disparate practices provided to Blacks. She will challenge the clinicians’ role and the generational effects of mental health within the Black community. She will provide therapeutic insights and discuss how to gain rapport and provide appropriate, helpful treatment interventions. Participants will have the opportunity to share insights and engage in difficult discussions regarding systemic racism that has impede the relationship between client and clinician. Additionally, participants will leave with challenged interpretations, new knowledge, and tools that will assist them in breaking down racial barriers in mental health.

Program Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify historical and current practices that negatively impact Black people.
2. Gain insights into systematically racist practices offered by clinicians.
3. Describe long-term, psychological effects of trauma and psychological assault on the Black community.
4. Recognize potential barriers to treatment and gain information on how to build trust with Black clients.

CE Credits: 2

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mini-cons day 2

Ethical, Legal and personal considerations in closing a private practice
Presented By Andy hogg, ph.d., ABPP, Co-Presenters: Faren Akins, ph.D., J.D., Janice Brundage, Ph.d., Ellen Williams, Ph.d.

Program Description: 
Many of the members of AzPA are nearing retirement or have recently retired. This program provides practical ethical and legal guidance on the best procedures for closing a private practice. It is based on online research with AzPA members about their professional and personal concerns about retirement. Panel members will share their own experiences of terminating clients and transitioning into retirement. It is difficult to eventually leave the profession that we love. This program is intended for partial fulfillment of the continuing education unit requirement in Ethics for licensure renewal. 

Program Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe three ethical and legal standards for closing a private practice in Arizona. 
2. Identify two results from the online research of AzPA members about common issues in closing a private practice and retirement. 
3. Identify two common clinical and personal issues for psychologists in closing their practices. 

CE Credits: 2

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Values Grounded Parenting: A Framework For Raising Well-Adjusted Children
Presented By michael Redivo, Ph.d.

Program Description: 
As if parenting was not challenging enough, now add a global pandemic to complicate matters! Many of today's parents are faced with mounting frustrations, pressures and stress in their efforts to raise their children. Whether it be on-line homeschooling, technology induced tantrums, or the battle of wants versus needs (doing what one wants to do versus what they need to do), parents can easily become overwhelmed and find themselves on the verge of losing it on any given day. This can be a prescription for emotionally charged power struggles, destructive conflict, and fractured intimacy.

Recently, the American Psychological Association has featured parenting in their issues of the American Psychologist and the Monitor on Psychology.  Specifically, the focus has been on best practices in child discipline.

These difficult and stressful times reveal a growing need for a structured, evidence based framework for parents to follow in their efforts to raise and discipline their children. The Values Grounded Parenting method provides such a framework. This unique developmentally informed approach serves to unify families through a clearly defined vision (positive purpose) and solid, healthy values. Unlike our ever changing and unpredictable world, one’s vision and values remain constant and provide direction in the midst of uncertainty. No matter if it is COVID or another calamity, parents and children can count on and trust in the strength of their positive values and well defined purpose. This approach significantly reduces unproductive power struggles and promotes positive and effective discipline.

This virtual workshop will outline specific principles and steps of the Values Grounded framework so participants can apply this approach the very next day. Positive discipline and productive conflict, two key elements within this method, will be emphasized. Using different teaching methods (virtual group discussion, experiential activities, and didactic presentation), the following steps and principles will be identified:  Developing a Parenting Vision and Values; Growing Your Family Culture; 5 C's to Successful Parenting; Productive Conflict and Effective Discipline. Specific application and recommendations of these concepts will be discussed in relation to COVID parenting.

Program Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the specific steps in defining a parenting vision and positive values.
2. Apply developmental learning theory to use conflict as a catalyst for growth for parents and children. 
3. Name at least 2 applications of Values Grounded Parenting in relation to COVID.

CE Credits: 2

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mini-cons day 3

relearning the world in grieving, with COVID-19 Variations 
Presented By Thomas Attig, Ph.d.

Program Description: 
Good thinking about loss and grief is grounded in description and interpretation of the essential features, depth, and richness of experiences of bereavement, grief reaction, and grieving response. Compassionate and effective caring responses to grievers require exquisite attunement to the particularities of their experiences. For both theory and counseling, then, the stories that grievers have to tell about their personal experiences comprise the foundational evidence base, “the heart of the matter,” in securing understanding.

My distinctive contribution to the study of loss and grief has been sustained reflection on a) grieving as a process of relearning how to live in a world profoundly changed by loss (How We Grieve) and b) how to make the transition from loving in presence to loving in separation (The Heart of Grief). My most recent work, Catching Your Breath in Grief, captures the substance of that earlier work and extends and embeds it in descriptions and interpretations of experiences of learning how to live from birth to death, learning to carry sorrow, engaging with life’s mysteries, and soulful and spiritual dimensions of loss and grief.

As the workshop leads participants through these reflections, it traces the illustrative story of the presenter’s own grieving following the unexpected death of his friend of over sixty years. Throughout the presentation it promotes reflection on implications for caring support of the labors of love at the heart of grieving. And the workshop concludes with exploration together about challenges in relearning how to live in a world shadowed by COVID-19.

Program Level: Advanced

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify and define three grief reactions and specify techniques for helping clients in responding to them.
2. Identify and define three grieving responses and specify techniques for helping clients in engaging in them.
3. Identify three labors of love in learning to live meaningfully in bereavement and specify techniques for supporting clients in those labors

CE Credits: 4

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