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.
This course offers clinician-centered guidance on providing psychotherapy by telehealth, addressing both beginning and advanced aspects of telehealth service delivery, across two modules. The first module focuses on four core domains of competence for managing a variety of treatment boundaries, client presentations, technology issues, and other situations unique to, or significantly impacted by, a video-based approach to therapy services. In the second module, six advanced aspects of telehealth are explained, including ways to increase therapeutic presence, anticipating and managing issues that arise when working across multiple jurisdictions, and the heightened importance of self-care in a virtual role.
This workshop will explore different types of racial trauma and how it lives in the body and shows up in relationships. We will explore the legacy of white body supremacy and developing an anti-racism lens in clinical and personal life. We will work to deconstruct therapy models that center whiteness and how to hold space for collective rage and grief with clients and colleagues that supports healing. This anti-racism model will take a mindfulness-based approach to invite in curiosity and an emb
Comprehensive cancer care includes mandated screening for and treatment of cancer distress (e.g., depression and anxiety symptoms). However, a gap persists between recognition of distress and access to evidence-based treatment, especially for rural populations. Rural populations face unique barriers, higher rates of mental health disorders, and limited access to mental and behavioral health services. Relatedly, rural cancer survivors report distress akin to anxiety and depressive disorders at a higher rate than urban survivors (18.8% vs. 12.8%, respectively). Unfortunately, geographic distance from Comprehensive Cancer Centers is a barrier to cancer distress treatment programs. These distress disparities exist in the larger context of disparities in health outcomes, mortality and morbidity rates, and health care access. Effective and robust interventions to reduce cancer distress exist. In order to reduce disparities in rural cancer care, it is critical that effective interventions for cancer distress are scaled to and adapted for rural settings.
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Participants will be introduced to mindfulness (a.k.a. present-moment awareness) as it is utilized in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), specifically using the ACT Matrix conceptualization. Participants will be able to describe and teach their clients how to practice mindfulness by