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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

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

  1 Hour2 Hour 4 Hour
AzPA Full Member $20 $40 $80 
AzPA Student/Postdoc/Retired Member $7.50 $15 $30 
Non-member Professional $40 $70 $140
Non-member Student/Postdoc/Retired $15 $30 $60

2021 CE Programs

Peer Consultation Groups that Work

Presented By Ellen Williams, PhD; Libby Howell, PhD; Janet Messer, PhD

Recorded live on July 30, 2021

Program Description:

Participating in a peer consultation group is highly recommended both clinically and legally for private practitioners. This program will address the benefits of participating in a peer consultation group. It will also discuss the various options in organizing and running such groups, as well as best practices. This program will address topics including ground rules, conflict resolution

Program Level: Intermediate 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify three benefits of participating in a peer consultation group.
  2. List three different kinds of peer consultation groups that can be formed
  3. Describe how to resolve conflict and avoid problems in groups.

CE Credits: 1

Risk Management, Ethics and Professional Liability (Malpractice) Insurance

Presented By Faren Atkins, Ph. D., J.D., Daniel Taube, Ph. D., J.D., and Melissa Flint, Psy. D.,

Recorded live on April 23, 2021

Program Description:
This workshop is formatted as a Question and Answer program discussing malpractice insurance questions of interest to psychologists and other mental health professionals. In addition, the program will cover brief practice management rules and responsibilities.

Example questions to be addressed include:

-What factors should you consider in deciding upon how much insurance to purchase?

-If your employer offers insurance is that sufficient or do you need something more?

-Does the practitioner get to pick the attorney who will defend or is that determined by the insurance company?

-What’s the difference between coverage for getting sued versus coverage to pay cost of legal fees to defend against a Board complaint? -What is tort coverage versus complaint defense coverage?

-What is a “claims made” policy versus an “occurrence” policy?

-What is a single claim maximum versus an aggregate maximum?

-Are there potential problems to watch out for if you change insurance companies?

-What is an insurance “tail” and when might you need one?

-What happens to my coverage if/when you retire?

Program Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Learning Objectives:

CE Credits: 1.5

TGNB/NC Adults: Introduction to Clinical Consideration

Presented By Donna Price, Psy.D.

Recorded live on April 8, 2021

Program Description: This program will provide an introduction to the clinical considerations for transgender, gender non-binary, and gender non-confirming adults. Sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation will be defined along with issues effecting disclosure. Additionally, the program will discuss common experiences and healthcare issues effecting transgender adults. The references provided discuss guidelines for psychological practices with sexual minority persons, supporting transgender persons, and engaging with transgender persons regarding gender dysphoria.

Program Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
  2. Identify two issues effecting gender identity disclosure.
  3. Identify three common healthcare issues experienced by transgender persons

CE Credits: 1

2020 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.
Recorded live on November 7, 2020

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

Values Grounded Parenting: A Framework For Raising Well-Adjusted Children
Presented By Michael Redivo, Ph.D.
Recorded live on November 7, 2020

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

2020 Mini-Cons Day 3

Relearning The World In Grieving, With COVID-19 Variations 
Presented By Thomas Attig, Ph.D.
Recorded live on December 5, 2020

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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