Leading practitioners and researchers offer expert guidance on important psychology topics
With the success of APA’s Clinician’s Corner workshops, the Education Directorate’s Office of Continuing Education in Psychology expanded this initiative in 2012 by offering the workshops as live national webcasts. The workshops feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas such as the DSM-5, ethics, learning disabilities, psychopharmacology and trauma. Each of the 15 live webcasts offered in 2012 drew on average more than 75 registrants. All webcasts are now available for purchase as video-on-demand. Members can select from a full catalogue of the recordings, which include CE credits and are tablet/iPad accessible.
Two webcasts in 2012 were offered at no charge as part of APA’s partnership with the White House Joining Forces Initiative, headed by first lady Michelle Obama and second lady Jill Biden, EdD, to engage society in support of service members and their families. Entitled “Caring for the Military Family: What We All Should Know About Military Culture and the Stress of Deployment” and “Improving Care for Veterans with PTSD,” each webcast hosted 500 participants.
Another continuing education workshop available online to members features the 2012 APA convention presentation “APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation: Affirmative Practices,” coordinated by the Practice Directorate’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office.