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CPD-0202 – What Therapists Need to Know (Online) (CPD-0202_THERAP)

What Every Therapist Needs to Know: Book-Based Exam

Online, self-paced
Access to course content will begin on July 1, 2019.
Enrolled students will have until December 6, 2019, to complete course material.


Students will complete an exam on Michael Karson’s book What Every Therapist Needs to Know.

About the book:
With the ubiquity of knowledge on too many topics relevant to psychotherapy and life problems, it is difficult for therapists to muddle through and stay up-to-date. Therapists often have to choose between braving a bewildering onslaught of information and wishfully disregarding all that’s out there. What Every Therapist Needs to Know answers for therapists the practical, humble question, “What do I need to know about a topic to practice competently?”

Written by Michael Karson, PhD, JD, this book provides an engaging overview on these must-know topics, while drawing parallels between the therapist’s professional growth and the patient’s personal growth. Foundational knowledge on learning, life, and psychology segues into therapy topics including conflict resolution, the working alliance, the therapeutic frame, technique, and feedback. What Every Therapist Needs to Know emphasizes the application of psychological theories to the therapy itself and not just to the patient’s life.

The book can be purchased through Rowan and Littlefield.

This course offers 6 APA CE hours

Online, self-paced course

Cost: $75
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDGSPP10
Students: 15% off - code: CPDGSPP15

About the Author:
Michael Karson, PhD, JD,
practiced psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families for 29 years before entering academia in 2003. He is a professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Karson is the author of Deadly Therapy: Lessons in Liveliness from Theater and Performance Theory and Using Early Memories in Psychotherapy: Roadmaps to Presenting Problems and Treatment Impasses, as well as three other books.

Online Course Format:
Students can expect to have access to course content in Canvas, University of Denver’s online learning platform, on July 1, 2019 or within one week of enrollment, whichever is later. Enrolled students will have until December 6, 2019 to complete course material. Enrollment for this course will close on November 22, 2019 to allow for adequate completion time.

This program is approved for 6 hours of continuing education. The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 34Waitlist Places Left: 0Fee: $75

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