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Our Educational Offerings

The Michigan Board of Psychology recently began recommending the use of CE Broker to track and evaluate educational offerings. Washtenaw Psychology Society sees many advantages of following this recommendation. Therefore, WPS has registered as an educational provider with CE Broker. The WPS account number is 50-43750

What this means is that each WPS webinar is individually registered and evaluated by the Board. We are submitting information for all of the six webinars that are scheduled to take place thus far this year. We will get approval for each one as soon as the applications are processed by the Board. Webinars that satisfy the Ethics and Pain Management CE's that are required for biennial license renewal are designated as such in our applications.

You can reference the account to learn more about the status of our offerings.

Prior Educational Presentations

During its 7 years of existence, WPS hosted 73 monthly meetings at which an educational presentation was made by one of our members. The initial 42 were in-person sessions in a rented social hall of a local synagogue. The last 31 were Zoom webinars. A sample of the content follows.

Many talks described therapy approaches for particular disorders. These included treatments for GI disorders, PTSD, insomnia, autism, dementia, obesity, pain, OCD, tics, anorexia nervosa, ADHD, epilepsy, and pornography addiction.

Others were more theoretical in tone, such as overviews of positive psychology approaches, use of progress monitors to improve therapy outcomes, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), radically open dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), early detection of psychosis in young adults, and Cognitive Based Analytic System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for chronic depression.

Some examined groups that posed interesting challenges--such as men in therapy, couples, adoptees, and people who were conceived via sperm donation.

We were open to novel therapeutic approaches that used drama and narrative to explore the experiences of holocaust survivors and their children. We provided a forum for innovative interventions that are therapeutic but delivered in novel ways, such as storytelling for people undergoing medical care (The Story Studio), a self-help wellness program based on evidence-based concepts (Mood Lifters), and a preventive program for adolescents and young adults at risk for suicide (Garrett’s Space).

WPS helped members to satisfy relicensing requirements regarding ethics and pain management. We also invited a law professor to speak on Human Trafficking, a one-time requirement for all healthcare providers. We plan to continue this tradition of stimulating and useful educational presentations for our members.