The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Vermont Psychological Association maintains responsibility for its programs and their content.
The New Hampshire Psychological Association sponsors or co-sponsors all of the pre-recorded video courses on this catalog. VPA is grateful for its collaboration and partnership.
On average, it takes 12-17 years for individuals who have OCD to be properly diagnosed and receive appropriate treatment. This training will educate clinicians in how to recognize and accurately diagnose OCD
This course is designed to deconstruct the psychological science on youths' technology and social media use. Using theories and methods from developmental cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychopathology, this course describes how adolescents' social media use may confer benefi
As practitioners of mental health services to a wide variety of clientele, part of the responsibility as ethical professionals is to stay current on advances in interventions in our field. Reviewing published literature is a key source of information for existing and new interventions. Meta-analysis is a quantitative research method used to synthesize available evidence from published literature with the goal of producing a mean effect size. The mean, or summary, effect size that is attained then speaks to the magnitude of the effect found, such as the impact of an intervention with a specific population. While meta-analysis follows a systematic method with straightforward steps, the statistics involved are quite complex in nature. However, with a few helpful tips that cover the basics of this important empirical method, practitioners without advanced statistical training can be adequately equipped to understand the nuts and bolts of meta-analysis.
This presentation will explore the neurological, experiential and cultural underpinnings of behavioral and substance addictions. More importantly, we will discuss how this knowledge can illuminate pathways for individual and systemic recovery.
Oftentimes we make snap judgments of people we interact with, categorizing them according to gender, social, and other characteristics. This may unintentionally lead to microaggressions, which are subtle, covert forms of discrimination.