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[00:00:00] Hello, everyone. Welcome to The Testing Psychologist podcast, the podcast where we talk all about the business and practice of psychological and neuropsychological assessment. I’m your host, Dr. Jeremy Sharp, a licensed psychologist, group practice owner, and private practice coach.

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[00:01:00] Hey, welcome back, everyone. Glad to be here with you. I’m going to do a short and sweet episode here today tackling a very common question that I get in the Facebook group and during consulting. That question is, where can I find CEUs specifically on assessment or testing topics? So if that’s a question that you have wondered about, this is the episode for you.

I think these resources have been scattered around the internet and scattered through the Facebook group here and there, but I’d like to compile all the ones that I know of and just put them in one place so that you don’t have to go searching around and scrambling to find when you need them.

So without further ado, talk about where to find CEUs for testing-related topics.

[00:02:00] Okay. Like I said, this episode is going to be pretty short. Honestly, there’s not a ton of content other than me just listing off these options that are available to find CE credits for testing. And that is totally fine, hopefully. If you can bookmark this episode or even just go to the show notes and copy and paste all of the resources into a document of your own, that’s a good way to do it. I know that this topic has come up pretty frequently in the Facebook group and folks will post options. There have been a number of threads on this and they’re kind of scattered throughout the group. So, let’s just put them all together here and [00:03:00] try to be as comprehensive as possible.

So just to get started, we’ll get the ball rolling here. The first CEs that I found that were specifically related to testing were through the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). They have a ton of CE options there. They have recorded webinars. They have courses. There’s a lot to sort through. Now, these are pretty neuropsychology-heavy. So keep that in mind. But I found them to be relevant and informative. So National Academy of Neuropsychology.

The next one, classic, American Psychological Association. It’s harder to find testing specific CEs through APA, but there are certainly some that exist.

So just check out the resources page or the Continuing ED page at APA, and you [00:04:00] can sort through and find a number of testing-related CEs there.

Let’s see. My colleagues over at Navigating Neuropsychology have podcast episodes available for CE credit via INS. They set it up where you listen to the podcast episode, they give code words throughout the episode, you keep track of those and then you can go take the CE quiz and get credit for the CEs. The links to those will be in the show notes, of course, but yet another podcast. It’s always good to see a neuropsychology podcast for CE credits because so many folks are listening to podcasts these days. So, NavNeuro via INS.

Speaking of podcasts, of course, I have to mention my own, The Testing Psychologists. This podcast you’re listening to is [00:05:00] available for CE credit via athealth.com. Nearly all of the clinical episodes from The Testing Psychologist are available for CE credits through athealth.com. So if you go to athealth.com, you just search The Testing Psychologist or you can follow the link in the show notes, of course.

The Society for Personality Assessment offers a number of CE options. You can check that out. I’ll also link in the show notes.

Let’s see. What else do we have?

All of the test publishers are going to do or have available a number of webinars specifically around assessment instruments most of the time, but there are also more general assessment-related topics. So, PAR, of course, who has been our featured partner for the podcast throughout 2021. [00:06:00] The others offer webinars as well. WPS MHS and Pearson, of course, all offer webinars around assessment instruments and general assessment topics.

Let’s see. If you are a member of specific assessment-related divisions in APA, they will often offer CE credits. So make sure to check those options.

Let’s see. What else do we have? Conferences, of course. The big ones I think about are AACN, AAPdN, INS. Those are some of the big neuropsychology conferences. NASP, of course, has a big School Psychology Conference. APA is out there. You can dig around and see if there’s any testing-related material, but of course, that’s more broadly focused on the field of [00:07:00] psychology.

Speaking of NASP, they also do independent webinars and training. So check out NASP not only if you’re a school psychologist, I think as we move ahead with the field, we’re seeing more and more overlap between school psychology and neuropsychology and clinical psychology. So, don’t write off NASP if you’re not a school psychologist.

Let’s take a quick break to hear from our featured partner.

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All right, let’s get back to the [00:09:00] podcast.

Speaking of School Neuro-psychology, the School Neuropsychology website, schoolneuropsych.com, that’s the diplomat program run by Dan Miller. There are a number of CEU training by experts in the field on executive functioning, learning disorders, any number of topics that are assessment specific. So check out schoolneuropsych.com.

Let’s see. What else? Getting a little more granular here, Minnesota Center for Collaborative and Therapeutic Assessment offers CEs and training specifically around therapeutic assessment. Raja David, up there is pretty well plugged into the therapeutic assessment community and there are a number of CE options available in that world as well. Dr. Alison Wilkinson-Smith who was on the podcast probably about a year ago has been part of those training. Who else? I think Steve Finn is still doing training, but the therapeutic assessment folks will certainly know better. So if you’re looking more in the therapeutic assessment realm, that’s a great option for you.

What else do we have? State-specific psychology associations. If you comb through and make sure to pay attention to their advertising materials and emails, they can give you sometimes some testing-specific CEs or training. If you have children’s hospitals nearby, you can also check those out.

And what else? I’m just looking through my list to see if I missed anything. Oh yeah, I heard really good things from folks who have attended some of the workshops through Schwartz Neurodiversity specifically around autism-related assessment. [00:11:00] I think they have hosted Marilyn Monteiro who’s done training on the MIGDAS and general training on neurodiversity as well.

So there are a number of resources. Let me see. I’m just looking down my list. I easily have 15 to 18 options for pursuing testing-specific CE credits. I know for us, our CEs reset in August. At least in Colorado now it’s a kind of a mad scramble to make sure that we have all of our CE credits here before our licenses renew in August. So, if you’re in a state where that is similar, now is a good time to dive in and do some assessment-specific continuing education.

So, I hope this is helpful. Not the most dynamic episode. I [00:12:00] will be the first to acknowledge that, but like I said, I just wanted to compile all of the resources that I could find. I know that there are a number of other options and entities and training out there. There’s no way I could list all of them, but I tried to capture as many as I could. So if you know of any testing-specific CE providers that I did not mention here on the podcast, you can comment on the episode web page. You can send me a message at jeremy@thetestingpsychologist.com and I’m happy to add any other resources to the show notes as well.

So I hope this was helpful. Like I said, you might bookmark this one if you ever need it in the future. If you have not subscribed or followed the podcast, now is a great time to do that. It’s really cool to see the listenership continue to [00:13:00] grow. I’m happy to have everyone on board who has subscribed so far. And if you have any friends who don’t know about the podcast, let them know and tell them to subscribe. We’ll keep spreading the word about testing material.

Hope you all are doing well. Let’s see. Today was a business episode. So, I’ll see you on Monday with a clinical episode. Take care.

The information contained in this podcast and on The Testing Psychologist website is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast or on the website is intended to be a substitute for professional, [00:14:00] psychological, psychiatric, or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please note that no doctor-patient relationship is formed here, and similarly, no supervisory or consultative relationship is formed between the host or guests of this podcast and listeners of this podcast. If you need the qualified advice of any mental health practitioner or medical provider, please seek one in your area. Similarly, if you need supervision on clinical matters, please find a supervisor with an expertise that fits your needs.

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