KPA Home Studies

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

KPA Member Benefit - KPA members can access each home study recording free of charge!  Simply send your selections to and you will be provided a link to the requested recordings.  If KPA members would like access to the complete home study materials, handouts and CE credits, then they may purchase the home study for a discounted fee.  Details about each option are included below.


 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:

Integrating Psychology and Primary Health Care: Psychologists and Physicians as Collaborators Series- 2015 Webinar Series Recordings
Integrated care is a hot topic in the discussion about health-care reform in the United States.  Integrated care brings together health-care professionals who recognize that health and illness have both psychological and physical components.   Interdisciplinary treatment approaches are not only cost-effective, but are shown to improve treatment efficacy.  Physicians, psychologists, nurses and other providers work in tandem to diagnose conditions, plan treatment, provide coordinated services, and evaluate outcomes.  Regretfully, this trend is not one that most psychologists have been formally trained to engage, even though psychology has significant contributions to make in health care settings.  This webinar series will provide an introduction to integrated care in a number of areas, including pediatrics, oncology, and palliative care.

This series includes the following workshops:

 KPA Diversity Conference - Cultural Connections: Competence, Quality, and Equity in Mental Health Care

The Kentucky Psychological Association is delighted to offer these home study courses from the KPA Foundation 2012 Diversity Conference: Cultural Connections: Competence, Quality, and Equity in Mental Health Care. The goals of these courses are: to increase the cultural competence of health care providers, educators, and the general public; to heighten cultural awareness; to advance the quality and integration of mental and physical health services to members of diverse and underserved populations; and to promote healthy equity and well-being for all Kentuckians.  Access to the course recordings are free.  If CE credit is requested there is a fee.  Selection includes a 3 hour course in ethics.  

This series includes the following workshops:

Multicultural Ethics for a Diverse World, 3 CE.  Presented by Melba Vasquex, Ph.D., ABPP
Cultural Considerations in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in African Americans, 1.5 CE.  Presented by Kevin Chapman, Ph.D. & Monnica Williams, Ph.d.
Diversity Mental Health from a Public Health Perspective, 1 CE.  Presented by LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H.
Prescription Drug Abuse: A Rural Epidemic, 1.5 CE.  Presented by Lon Hays, M.D.

Exploring Attachment Series: Clinical Insights Across the Life Span.
Attachment Theory has become a sweeping meta-theoretical perspective for understanding the human experience “from the cradle to the grave,” as John Bowlby used to say.  Educators, clinicians, physicians, and scientists from around the world seem fascinated with this explanatory framework.  The 2013 Kentucky Psychological Association Webinar Series, “Exploring Attachment”, will bring together international researchers and practitioners who will enhance understanding and promote application of attachment-based clinical practice.  The 2013 KPA Webinar Series will consider attachment from infancy to adolescence.  For those clinicians whose interest lies primarily in adult populations, Season 1 will lay the foundation for Season 2 in 2014. 1 CE each. 

This series includes the following workshops:

Exploring the Neurobiology of Attachment, 1 CE.  Presented by Lane Strathearn, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P., Ph.D.
Exploring Attachment in the Preschool Years, 1 CE.  Presented by Susan Spieker, Ph.D.
Exploring Attachment in the Elementary Years, 1 CE.  Presented by Shari Kidwell Ph.D.
Exploring Attachment in the Adolescent Years, 1 CE.  Presented by Kasie Kozlowska, M.D.
Exploring Attachment-Based Parenting, 1 CE.  Presented by Patricia Crittenden, Ph.D.
Exploring Attachment and Adoption/Foster Care, 1 CE.  Presented by Steve Farnfield, Ph.D.
Exploring Adult Attachment:  Secure and Insecure Love, 1 CE.  Presented by Phillip Shaver, Ph.D.
Adult Attachment in Psychotherapy, 1 CE.  Presented by David J. Wallin, Ph.D.
Attachment: A Guide to Effective Couple Intervention, 1 CE.  Presented by Susan M. Johnson, Ed.D., C. Psych.
DMM Integrated Treatment of Adults in Family Context, 1 CE.  Presented by Andrea Landini, MD
A Developmental Perspective on Attachment, 1 CE.  Presented by L. Alan Sroufe, Ph.D.
Adult Attachment and Religion/Spirituality, 1 CE.  Presented by Annie Fujikawa, Ph.D.

 Religion, Spirituality, and Clinical Practice Webinar Home Study Series

This webinar series includes a line-up of some of the best and most prolific national authors, speakers, and researchers in this area of cultural diversity.  The purpose of this series is to provide psychologists and other mental health providers with a series of presentations designed to consider ethical and culturally sensitive clinical practice with a diverse spectrum of spiritual and religious clients. Each of the fourteen webinars aims to be applicable and clinically-focused. Theoretical, cultural, and empirical considerations will be addressed in relation to practice issues. Because these presentations are only an hour in length, books and articles have recommended for further review of the specific areas of discussion.  Moderated by Stephen Stratton, Ph.D

Religiosity and Spirituality Among Psychologists, 1 CE.  Presented by Harold Delaney, Ph.D.

 Helping Students Make Psychology Work for Them
This workshop was presented at the 2013 KPA Foundation Spring Academic Conference and it discusses how to help students take the knowledge and skills learned in psychology and apply them to work environments and life-long learning.  



Working Together Toward Recovery 
Working Together Toward Recovery was created by an interdisciplinary team of disability, education, and psychology professionals and advanced doctoral students, in response to the need for specific training to improve mental health professionals’ abilities to provide competent, ethical services to adults with intellectual disabilities. This training tool includes modules specifically directed toward disability etiquette, developmental and intellectual disabilities, accommodations, clinical considerations, ethics and legal issues, sexuality and relationships, and therapeutic progress and termination. This webinar is available free of charge; a fee is required for issuance of CE credit.  (More)

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.

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