DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

Upcoming Workshops



Upcoming events

    • May 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Equipping psychologists to advocate for LGBQT+ youth in our communities and beyond.

    A Lunch & Learn with Senator McBride & Dr. Zach Radcliff

    Friday, May 20th from 12-1PM 


    Friday, May 20th, 2022 12PM-1PM

    No cost to join.

    Please join us in this important discussion hosted by the Delaware Psychological Association. During the hour, we plan to:

    • Identify at least two existing laws and proposed legislation targeting LGBQT+ youth.
    • Identify at least two approaches to advocate for the health and welfare of LGBQT+ 
    • Develop at least two culturally humble considerations to support the health and wellness of LGBQT+ youth
    • Q & A


    • June 03, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Please join us at our upcoming webinar:

    What is an Electronic Health Record (EHR)?

    Friday, June 3rd, 2022, 12PM-1:00PM

    One (1) Continuing Education Credit

    Presented by Susan C. Litton, Ph.D.

    Please see Program Brochure for details.

    Program Description

    Seems like everything Is called an EHR these days. Yet, when you investigate the various products, they can sometimes seem as different as night and day. So . . . what is an EHR REALLY? Are there differences between EHRs, EMRs and Practice Management Systems? Maybe you used one of the large-scale products like Epic when you worked for an agency and are now in private practice. What now? How do you manage your own patients’ medical records and charts? Or maybe you’ve always been a paper/pencil therapist and do NOT want to change. And yet . . . with COVID and telehealth and all that . . . you can see that there might be advantages to at least SOME digital tools.

    This workshop will cover topics like:

    • The difference between desktop vs. online EHRs
    • EHRs, EMRs and practice management systems – how are these different? Or are they?
    • Security issues with keeping patient records online.
    • HIPAA-compliant software: is there any such thing?
    • Bundled tools vs separate products for only what you need.
    Learning Objectives
    • 1.     Participants will be able to list 3 advantages of online EHRs vs desktop products.

    • 2.     Participants will be able to state how the types of data breaches as reported in the HHS Breach Database have changed from 2014 to 2020.

    • 3.     Participants will be able to identify the type of Covered Entity that is the worst offender in the Hacking/IT > Email breach category.

    • 4.     Participants will be able to list 3 advantages for using bundled tools (integrated products).

    Target Audience:

    The DPA plans and promotes programs serving the continuing educational needs of psychologists and professionals across a variety of disciplines. Through the provision of high quality programming, the DPA hopes to support psychologists and other mental health professionals in their commitment to provide ethical, culturally sensitive and competent services to our community 

    Please Take Note:

    This workshop is sponsored by the Delaware Psychological Association, has been approved for 1 CE credit. The Delaware Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Delaware Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    THOSE WHO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND COMPLETE THE APA EVALUATION WILL RECEIVE ONE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT.  PLEASE NOTE THAT APA CE RULES REQUIRE THAT WE ONLY GIVE CREDIT TO THOSE WHO ATTEND THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP.  THOSE SIGNING IN TO THIS WEBINAR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME OR SIGNING OFF BEFORE THE WORKSHOP IS COMPLETED WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CE CREDITS.

      • June 10, 2022
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Webinar
      Register

      Please join us at our upcoming webinar:

      Digital Tools/Software – How to Choose Really Great Stuff and avoid the Not-So-Great

      Friday, June 10th, 2022, 12PM-1:00PM

      One (1) Continuing Education Credit

      Presented by Susan C. Litton, Ph.D.

      Please see the Program Brochure for details.

      • Description: There are TONS of digital products we can use in our practices theses day. Not only are there a lot of EHRs from which to choose, but there are also SO many different tools and approaches for accomplishing the tasks we need in the day-to-day running of our practice that it can become overwhelming. This workshop will teach you concepts, so you’ll be able to make wise choices in the seemingly never-ending offerings of new tools to make our lives easier. We’ll go into the concept of integrated products a little more deeply to highlight those advantages. We’ll also talk a bit about what’s available, i.e., tools that truly MAY make your life easier. Finally, we’ll discuss patient portals – why they’re important and how to shop wisely for one.

        Learning objectives:

      • 1.     Participants will be able to list one pro and one con for both WebRTC types of video platforms (e.g., Doxy.me) and native app platforms (e.g., Zoom).
      • 2.     Participants will be able to list at least 3 practice management tasks that can be done with digital tools/EHRs.
      • 3.     Participants will be able to list at least 3 tools a patient portal should have and explain why threaded email (as opposed to simple memo type products) is an important portal tool.

      Target Audience:

      The DPA plans and promotes programs serving the continuing educational needs of psychologists and professionals across a variety of disciplines. Through the provision of high quality programming, the DPA hopes to support psychologists and other mental health professionals in their commitment to provide ethical, culturally sensitive and competent services to our community 

      Please Take Note:

      This workshop is sponsored by the Delaware Psychological Association, has been approved for 1 CE credit. The Delaware Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Delaware Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

      IMPORTANT NOTICE:
      THOSE WHO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND COMPLETE THE APA EVALUATION WILL RECEIVE ONE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT.  PLEASE NOTE THAT APA CE RULES REQUIRE THAT WE ONLY GIVE CREDIT TO THOSE WHO ATTEND THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP.  THOSE SIGNING IN TO THIS WEBINAR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME OR SIGNING OFF BEFORE THE WORKSHOP IS COMPLETED WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CE CREDITS.

        • June 17, 2022
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
        • Webinar
        Register

        Please join us at our upcoming webinar:

        HIPAA, Encryption, and the Thorny, Not-Always-Clear Regulations Around Email and Texting

        Friday, June 17th, 2022, 12PM-1:00PM

        One (1) Ethics Continuing Education Credit

        Presented by Dr. Susan C. Litton

        Please see the Program Brochure for details.

        • Description: If you work for an agency, you’ve likely been drilled on exactly what you steps you need to take in your particular job to help assure your organization is HIPAA-compliant. However, it’s a bit harder for those in private practice, who are responsible for all aspects of HIPAA-compliance – even if they are solo practitioners and have no one working for or with them. In the beginning, some solo or group practitioners decided to try to avoid HIPAA altogether by not doing things that would make them Covered Entities (primarily avoiding filing any insurance claims electronically.) However, partly as a result of the increased usage of digital tools that resulted from COVID, that’s less likely to be possible today. This workshop will explain why. We’ll also cover a relatively easy, reasonably straightforward way to accomplish most tasks required by HIPAA. Yes, there’s still a bit of work involved, but if you have a set of guidelines to point the way, it can help immensely. We’ll discuss how EHRs can help with that – although our guidelines for how to become HIPAA compliant will also work for paper-pencil practitioners. We’ll also cover BAAs (Business Associate Agreements) and why they really ARE worth having. Finally, the topics of using both email and texting with patients are SO complex – and often, seemingly contradictory, that we’ll go into that with a fine-toothed comb. You’ll leave knowing what to do – and perhaps more importantly, what NOT to do with those modes of communication.

          Learning objectives:

        • 1.     Participants will be able to name two reasons why a psychologist might be a Covered Entity – even if they are strictly private pay and have never filed an electronic insurance claim.
        • 2.     Participants will be able to list two main things BAAs do that are important for clinicians.
        • 3.     Participants will be able to list the inherent problem with email products that use only TLS encryption and to provide two examples of types of email products that are considered to be 100% end-to-end encrypted.
        • 4.     Participants will be able to explain the difference between asking patients to sign a release for non-encrypted email vs. adhering to their wishes should they ask you to send non-encrypted email.

        Target Audience:

        The DPA plans and promotes programs serving the continuing educational needs of psychologists and professionals across a variety of disciplines. Through the provision of high quality programming, the DPA hopes to support psychologists and other mental health professionals in their commitment to provide ethical, culturally sensitive and competent services to our community 

        Please Take Note:

        This workshop is sponsored by the Delaware Psychological Association, has been approved for 1 Ethics CE credit. The Delaware Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Delaware Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

        IMPORTANT NOTICE:
        THOSE WHO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND COMPLETE THE APA EVALUATION WILL RECEIVE ONE ETHICS CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT.  PLEASE NOTE THAT APA CE RULES REQUIRE THAT WE ONLY GIVE CREDIT TO THOSE WHO ATTEND THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP.  THOSE SIGNING IN TO THIS WEBINAR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME OR SIGNING OFF BEFORE THE WORKSHOP IS COMPLETED WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CE CREDITS.

        Past events

        May 06, 2022 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) 2-Day Workshop
        February 18, 2022 Ethical Myths and Mysteries
        February 04, 2022 A Conversation about Blackness, Whiteness, Psychology, and Humanity
        November 06, 2021 DPA's Annual Convention with Dr. Courtois - SATURDAY ONLY. Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy: Facing Indiscretions, Transgressions, and Misconduct.
        November 05, 2021 DPA's Annual Convention with Dr. Courtois - FULL CONFERENCE - (Friday and Saturday Discounted Rate)
        November 05, 2021 DPA's Annual Convention with Dr. Courtois - FRIDAY ONLY. Innovations in Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: The PRISM Meta-Model and Its Application.
        September 10, 2021 Understanding and Treating Racial Trauma
        June 04, 2021 The Trust Presents...Sequence X: Perplexing Problems in Psychological Practice: Decision Science, Ethics & Risk Management
        May 14, 2021 Clinician’s Guide to Psychological Treatments for Chronic Pain in Kids, Teens, and Young Adults: A Skills Based Workshop
        April 23, 2021 Principles of Forensic Psychology: National and Local Perspectives
        February 19, 2021 Ethical & Clinical Assessment & Intervention with Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
        January 29, 2021 Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive (TGGE) Youth: Ethical and Practical Considerations
        November 06, 2020 DPA Annual Convention: All Psychologists Should Strive to be Anti-Racists: Using the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT) to Reduce Bias, Prejudice & Racism
        November 06, 2020 DPA Annual Meeting for Members
        October 23, 2020 Diabetes and Mental Health
        September 25, 2020 Transitioning from the War on Childhood Obesity to the Battle for Body Diversity: Strategies for Reducing Weight Stigma in Pediatrics
        July 14, 2020 Talking with Children about Race and Identity: Considerations for Providers and Caregivers
        November 08, 2019 DPA Annual Convention
        June 07, 2019 The Trust presents: Ethics and Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums
        April 12, 2019 Evidence-Based Assessment of Learning Disabilities and ADHD in Older Adolescents and Adults
        March 08, 2019 HB 302: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Delaware's New Gun Law, A Legal and Ethical Discussion
        November 09, 2018 DPA Annual Convention - Using Emotionally Focused Therapy with Difficult Clients: Application to Individual and Couples Therapy
        June 01, 2018 CE Workshop - Awareness, Identification & Management of Culture-based Countertransference
        May 04, 2018 CE Workshop - Theaters of the Mind; The Psychodynamics of Dream Process
        March 16, 2018 Mindfulness for Clients and Ourselves: Concepts, Benefits, and Practices
        November 10, 2017 DPA Annual Convention: Treating Complex Trauma and Paying Attention to Your Own Self-Care
        September 08, 2017 Developing and REsearching Advanced Models of Integrated Primary Care (DREAM IPC Conference)
        August 25, 2017 Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR)
        June 16, 2017 CE Workshop - Beyond the Basics of Sleep
        May 12, 2017 CE Workshop - The Trust presents: Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional Psychological Practice Sequence VII: Working with Couples and Families, Risk Management with the Suicidal Patient, and Legal and Ethical Issues
        April 28, 2017 CE Workshop - Minimizing Health Disparities
        April 07, 2017 Issues Arising in Cases of Parental Alienation
        March 17, 2017 CE Workshop - What Every Psychologist Needs to Know About Law
        December 02, 2016 The Trust's Ethics and Risk Management Webinar: "The Affordable Care Act and Professional Psychology: Everything You Didn't Want to Know and Were Afraid to Ask"
        October 21, 2016 DPA Annual Convention - Interpersonal Treatment of Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and Body Image Issues: Integrating Neurobiology, Attachment, Affect Regulation and Clinical Conundrums
        June 10, 2016 Psychopharmacology Update Children, Teens & Adults
        March 11, 2016 "Reporting Child Abuse: The Legal Mandate"
        October 23, 2015 DPA Annual Convention - Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: The Business Case, the Skills Needed, and the Future
        June 12, 2015 Ethics and Risk Management in the Age of The Affordable Care Act: Everything You Didn't Want to Know and Were Afraid to Ask
        April 30, 2015 Interdisciplinary Integrated Care Forum
        April 17, 2015 Introduction to WISC-V
        February 27, 2015 CBT for Pediatric Anxiety and Related Conditions
        October 24, 2014 DPA Annual Convention - Developmental Milestones and Clinical Practice with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Sexually-Fluid Individuals
        June 13, 2014 Sussex County - Boundaries, Borders, and Multiplicities in Psychotherapy: Ethics and Professionalism for Psychologists
        June 13, 2014 New Castle County - Boundaries, Borders, and Multiplicities in Psychotherapy: Ethics and Professionalism for Psychologists
        May 16, 2014 CE Workshop - Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Theory, Practice, and Strategies to Enhance Distress Tolerance
        March 07, 2014 Continuing Education Workshop: "Treating Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
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