KPA Home Studies

Ready to do some learning in the comfort of your own home? Take a look at the quality Home Study courses available from KPA. 


2020 Home Studies

Ethics of Assessment in the age of COVID, 2 CE 

Presented by Margaret Lanca, Ph.D., Jean Deters, Psy.D., Maggie Wright, Psy.D., & Byron White, Psy.D.


Workshop Description:

Psychological testing via telehealth is not a new phenomenon, but its usage has been much more in demand since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, when face-to-face evaluations were either strictly limited or deemed to be out of the question.  The psychologist is faced with a series of questions to consider:  Is it appropriate to do psychological testing via telehealth in this situation?  Should testing be delayed until it can be done face-to-face?  If done remotely, how should the testing be done?  What kinds of accommodations of test materials and administration should be incorporated?  What guidance is provided by the test publishers?  How do these modifications affect the validity and reliability of results?  The workshop will provide guidance and resources to help psychologists answer these questions. This workshop fulfills 2 of the 3 required ethics CE's according to the 201 KAR 26:175 requirement for Ethics/Risk Management for Psychologists. Skill Level: Intermediate 


 Suicidality and Telehealth: Ethical Crisis and Risk Management in the Age of Telepsychology, 1.5 CE

Presented by Rachel Buehner, Ph.D.

As telehealth becomes the primary delivery method for care by mental health providers, understanding how to manage client crises, especially related to suicidality, becomes imperative. Discussion topics will include preliminary and ongoing crisis planning and considerations, resource installation for clients in rural and urban locations, and how to help a client to access more acute care when telehealth will no longer suffice. Additionally, pertinent statutes and regulations related to the provision of telehealth, particularly related to crisis planning, will be discussed. This webinar fulfills 1.5 of the 6 hours necessary according to the KRS 210.366 requirement for suicide prevention training AND fulfills 1.5 of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals. Skill Level: Intermediate 


Part 1: Psychologists’ Well-Being: An aspirational guideline or ethical responsibility?, 1.5 CE

Presented by Abbie O'Ferrell Beacham, Ph.D.

About the Home Study

This home study was part 1 of a 2-part live webinar

Psychologists are stepping up to meet unprecedented clinical, programmatic, and research demands in response to a global pandemic. In general, topics of Burnout and Well-Being among psychologists do not receive as much attention as is warranted. Psychologists find themselves to be consistently “outward facing” and may experience a drain on their own well-being not readily recognized by themselves or others. Consequently, it is now crucial that we systematically attend and be accountable to how this era of progressively increasing demands are affecting our own well-being. This two-part experiential workshop will encourage self-exploration and application of concepts as potential components of psychologists’ ethical responsibility specifically as it pertains to levels of impairment and competence [Section 2.03 and 2.06 (a) (b)]. This workshop fulfills 1.5 of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals. Skill Level: Beginning. 


Part 2: Psychologists’ Well-Being: An aspirational guideline or ethical responsibility?, 1.5 CE

Presented by Abbie O'Ferrell Beacham, Ph.D.

About the Home Study

This home study was part 2 of a 2-part live webinar

Psychologists are stepping up to meet unprecedented clinical, programmatic, and research demands in response to a global pandemic. In general, topics of Burnout and Well-Being among psychologists do not receive as much attention as is warranted. Psychologists find themselves to be consistently “outward facing” and may experience a drain on their own well-being not readily recognized by themselves or others. Consequently, it is now crucial that we systematically attend and be accountable to how this era of progressively increasing demands are affecting our own well-being. This two-part experiential workshop will encourage self-exploration and application of concepts as potential components of psychologists’ ethical responsibility specifically as it pertains to levels of impairment and competence [Section 2.03 and 2.06 (a) (b)]. This workshop fulfills 1.5 of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals. Skill Level: Beginning. 


Psychopharmacology

Presented by Rif El-Mallakh, MD

About the Webinar

This home study webinar was part of the 2019 Annual Convention. 

The workshop will cover medications commonly used to treat psychiatric medications. The presentation will focus on mechanisms, efficacy, and potential side effects. Questions, concerns, and discussions with attendees are expected to drive the workshop. Skill Level: Beginning. 


 Understanding The Role of Medication Assisted Treatment in Opioid Use Disorder

Presented by Brian Casey, MD

About the Home Study

This home study webinar was part of the 2019 Annual Convention. 

We are in the midst of a public health crisis with staggering increases in overdoses from Opioids. There are effective treatments available for those suffering with Opioid Use Disorder but many never receive adequate care. Options for assessing clients and delivering treatment will be covered. Skill Level: Beginner. 


 2019 Homestudies

Effective Advocacy - Every Voice Counts!
Presented by Sheila Schuster, Ph.D.

About the Webinar

Legislative advocacy – changing public policy to improve people’s lives – is important for health and mental health professionals, consumers, family members, and advocates. The legislative process and ways to make policy change happen through advocacy will be described from the perspective of an experienced lobbyist/psychologist, legislators and others who know Frankfort well. Questions to be addressed: “How can I make my voice be heard? Why get into the game? How can I become a player? How can I influence the outcome?” Skill Level: Beginning


2017 Homestudies

Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse: Overview and Legal Updates, 3 CE 
Presented by David Hanna, Ph.D.

About the Webinar
This workshop will meet the requirements of KRS 194A.540 requiring training on domestic violence and elder abuse and will cover the dynamics of each, risk factors, treatment considerations, and legal aspects. This workshop will provide a critical overview of the mandated reporting and other changes to the law passed by the 2017 General Assembly. Skill Level: Intermediate.   


 Updates for Clinical Practice:  Lessons Learned - 2016 Webinar Series Recordings

In this webinar series, we will be going to the “front lines” with leading psychologists who serve our service members through their research and clinical work with veterans’ mental health issues… and then bringing this expertise back into our own practices with our civilian clients.  These issues - suicide prevention, sleep disturbance, family transition, traumatic brain injury, and pain management – are very prevalent among our veterans; they also are very common among the clients whom most of us see.

In this Series:

Understanding and Treating Sleep Disturbance:  Lessons Learned from Treating Veterans 
Presented by Adam D. Bramoweth, Ph.D.

About the Webinar
This webinar is part of the 2016 webinar series: Updates for Clinical Practice: Bringing home lessons from the front lines.

Sleep disturbances, especially insomnia, are highly common among military populations. Insomnia is commonly comorbid with numerous psychiatric and medical disorders but can also serve as an independent risk factor for developing disorders. Evidence-based treatments exist, both behavioral and pharmacological, yet insomnia remains an under-recognized and undertreated disorder. Treatment approaches and methods to increase access to care will be discussed.

Families and Couples in Transition:  Lessons Learned 
Presented by Steven Sayers, Ph.D.

About the Webinar
This webinar is part of the 2016 webinar series: Updates for Clinical Practice: Bringing home lessons from the front lines.

Transitions in families are common among military populations as service members move in and out of the family system; similar transitions are seen in other family systems due to relationship issues and work-related obligations. These transitions, particularly reintegration back into the family, raise concerns for both individual members and the family as a whole. Consideration of multiple key factors is necessary in determining the most appropriate treatment modality - individual, couple, or family therapy. And, the therapeutic interventions should be selected from the major empirically supported/informed treatments available.

Pain and Pain Management:  Lessons Learned from Treating Veterans 
Presented by Robert Kerns, Ph.D.

About the Webinar
This webinar is part of the 2016 webinar series: Updates for Clinical Practice:  Lessons Learned from Treating Veterans

The Institute of Medicine has called for a national transformation of pain research, education, prevention, and care. Among other groups, US military veterans have been identified as a particularly vulnerable group, due to the particularly high prevalence of pain and complexity related to common mental health and medical co-morbidities and risk of harms. This presentation will provide an overview of the clinical epidemiological literature on the experience of pain that draws attention to pain as a public health crisis with a specific focus on veterans. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Stepped Care Model for Pain Management (SCM-PM) will be described and offered as a model for promoting integrated, evidence-based, patient-centered, multimodal and interdisciplinary prevention and care in the VHA and in the private sector. The presentation will conclude with a call for action consistent with the emerging National Pain Strategy that was released in 2015 for public comment.

Behavioral Health Interventions - Mild Traumatic Brain Injury:  Lessons Learned 
Presented by Douglas B. Cooper, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

About the Webinar
This webinar is part of the 2016 webinar series: Treatment Updates for Clinical Practice: Bringing home lessons from the front lines.

Increased prevalence of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been associated with service members and veterans who completed combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Management of persistent post-concussive symptoms (PCS) has been a challenge to healthcare providers throughout the Military and Veterans Healthcare Systems, as well as civilian healthcare providers, due in part to the chronic nature of symptoms, co-occurrence of behavioral health disorders such as depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorders, and fear of a potential stigma associated with psychiatric diagnoses and behavioral health treatment(s).  A growing body of literature has emerged over the past several years, examining the effects of behavioral health interventions (both stand-alone psychotherapy and multidisciplinary approaches) on reducing post-concussive symptoms, depression, and combat stress/PTSD in this population.  The goal of this lecture is to provide an update on the current empirical support for these interventions to behavioral health providers who are interested in the application of evidence-based interventions in their practice.  

 



Continuing Education Approval

The Kentucky Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Kentucky Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the above KPA Home Study courses and their content. KPA is also approved to offer professional continuing education by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, the Kentucky Board of Social Work and the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists.

Home study quizzes will be processed and certificates will be distributed within 3-5 business days. 

NOTE:  Under revised KRS CE regulations, you can now earn up to 12 credits per licensure cycle for home study courses.