Psychology Continuing Education

  • Overview and goals

    The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is committed to providing continuing education based on psychological principles, policies and guidelines related to current theory, methods and practices.

    The goals of our Continuing Education program are to:

    • Provide updates to best practices in pediatric psychology, behavioral pediatrics and clinical and school psychology
    • Provide a forum where ethical issues and dilemmas can be discussed
    • Offer a forum to receive collegial input regarding challenging cases
    • Learn about the role of psychology in public health policy and the development of public health initiatives while sharing new research findings
  • Program information

    Target audience

    In keeping with the educational goals of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, we are committed to providing educational support and activities to psychologists, trainees and other healthcare providers.

    Content areas

    The content of continuing education is the crucial component of programs intended to maintain, develop and increase conceptual and applied competencies that are relevant to psychological practice, education and science. CE programs may include content related to well-established psychological principles, or may be based on content that extends current theory, method or practice. CE programs may provide information related to ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines and standards that impact psychology.

    Types of activities

    The program offers support for regularly scheduled series, lectures and conferences, and supports some video conferencing.

    Expected results

    • To increase the knowledge of clinical issues relevant to children and families treated by psychologists within The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
    • Learn ways in which a psychologist can contribute to clinical care of children and families with behavioral and developmental issues.
    • Gain insight into the opportunities and challenges that can occur in practice as a pediatric or community/school psychologist functioning within a medical setting.

    Licensure

    All Pennsylvania PhD licenses expire November 30, 2013. As part of the renewal process, psychologists are required to attest that they have completed 30 CE credit hours between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2013 as follows:

    • 27 must be in APA category 1
    • The remaining 3 hours must be APA approved Ethics courses
    • The combination of 27 regular hours and 3 ethics hours will satisfy the overall 30 hour requirement
    • Details can be found on the Pennsylvania Board of Psychology website

    Accreditation

    The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

    Credit hours

    American Psychological Association credits all lectures one credit per hour.

    Certificate of attendance

    All outside attendees will be charged a $20 certificate fee per workshop, conference or lecture series attendance.

    Members of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will be issued certificate of attendance free of charge, upon request.

    When a list of participants is submitted seeking credit, please include the e-mail address of attendees, so a PDF of the certificate can be emailed to the appropriate participant.

  • How to apply

    The application must be submitted during the planning stages of the event. Marketing materials must be approved before any brochures or announcements are circulated regarding the event.

    Requirements for application of continuing education credits

    Please note all forms referenced here can be found below.

    1. Once a need has been identified for offering continuing education credits, please complete an application and submit it along with all program brochures and activity schedules. Note: brochure and announcement with statements of offering APA credits can’t be distributed until after approval of your submitted application.
    2. Complete the yearly application and submit it via email to Janice Harper as soon as you decide to offer CE credits. Once your application has been approved, you can move forward with your program brochure/schedule.
    3. Each presenter must complete the Declaration of Disclosure and the form for current materials with references. If any presenter has financial disclosures information, it must be listed on any promotional materials, brochures etc.
    4. Needs Assessment Surveys are required for all lectures or workshops that are part of a series. For workshops or conferences that are only being conducted once, needs assessment is not required.
    5. All attendees are required to have information about how to deal with complaints as part of their brochure materials.
    6. APA requires all learning objectives to comply with their standards. A document detailing specific language is supplied below.

    Required forms

  • Contact us

    For questions regarding CE credits, please contact Janice Harper via email or call 215-590-9154.

Reviewed on March 07, 2014