Professional Training

May
05

Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration complied resources for Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19 “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Americans are required to stay home to protect themselves and their communities. However, the home may not be safe for many families who experience domestic violence, which may include both intimate […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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Apr
19

Resources for Managing Stress

The National Center for PTSD has developed Resources for Managing Stress during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak. Please feel free to share and distribute widely.  For Anyone: Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak Helpful Thinking During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Tips for Providing Support to Others During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak For Providers: For […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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Apr
07

Ethical guidance from APA for the COVID-19 era

The American Psychological Association has compiled advice from psychologists on ethical practice, research, teaching and applied work as professionals across the field adjust to a sudden shift in working conditions. This is a great article that provides some useful guidance as well as a number of helpful resources. Please check out the article here. The […]

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Mar
24

Internet-based Therapy and Telepsychology Guidelines

In this time of quarantine around the world, many mental health professionals are finding themselves facing the need to offer services online. Here are a few guidelines for psychology, social work, and counseling that provide some direction. Psychology Guidance The American Psychological Association (APA) and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) have provided the following guidelines […]

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Mar
20

8 Tips for Online Learning

And just like that (snap!) the world has shifted and many are now scrambling to take their work online, school online, everything online. For those who are new to online learning, here are a few study tips that will help ease the transition. #1: Set daily goals for studying Ask yourself what you hope to […]

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Mar
19

Anxiety Management Techniques

The Institute for Disaster Mental Health developed tips for community members. Please feel free to share and distribute widely. COVID-19: Managing Stress in this Anxious Time Let’s start with the assumption that everyone capable of understanding current events is living in a state somewhere between “kind of stressed” and “extremely anxious.” That’s natural. Infectious disease […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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Mar
18

Digital Therapy Resources

As COVID-19 is sweeping the nation, psychologists are rapidly moving to meet patients’ needs and delivering professional services via telehealth. APA has developed the resources below that psychologists can use for telehealth. Several practicing professionals have reviewed these documents, including psychologists and attorneys. These resources are being spread widely and we encourage you all to do […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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Feb
28

How a Certificate in Forensic Evaluation Can Help Enhance Your Career

As the broader forensic science and criminal law sectors continue to grow, recent graduates and industry veterans alike are looking for new ways to advance their careers. Along with the required college education, many of the nation’s most sought-after careers in forensic science and psychology require additional certification. If you’re looking to enhance your career, […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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Jan
14

Online Courses: Four Ways to Stay Focused

One of the advantages that professionals appreciate most about the way technology is changing the educational landscape is the wide availability of online courses. Online courses work with your schedule, and you don’t even have to leave your house to attend classes. However, it can be easy to get distracted and lose focus in a […]

By Amanda Beltrani | Professional Training
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Dec
16

Why More Employers Are Looking for Candidates With Certifications and Specialized Skills

There are many challenges for those trying to secure a job. Employers are not only looking for candidates with apt emotional intelligence and soft skills but also technical skills and experience. Candidates with certifications and specialized training may stand out amongst the competition. Here’s why. Prove Ability and Investment Employers want to know that a […]

By Katie Whittington (Search Influence) | Professional Training
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Oct
14

Psychological Assessments for Aboriginal Offenders may be Culturally Biased

The Correctional Service of Canada faces an order to stop using key psychological risk assessments on aboriginal offenders because they may be culturally biased. In a 37-page decision, Federal Court of Canada Judge Michael Phelan said he will hold off for 30 days to give the government time to make submissions on how to establish […]

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Feb
11

Do You Know What the Half-life of Knowledge in Forensic Psychology Is?

The half-life of knowledge is an interesting and important concept. Half-life of knowledge refers to the number of years that it would take for half of the information or knowledge available in a field of study to become defunct or superseded by new information. This number, of course, varies by field or specialized area of […]

By Amber Watkins | Professional Training
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