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4/13/2017
PPA Webinar: Psychology and Advocacy

4/27/2017 » 4/28/2017
2017 PPA Spring Continuing Education Conference

5/8/2017
PPA's 2017 Advocacy Day


 

 

 

PPA Webinar Series

 

PPA is proud to present a webinar series on topics that are important to you, and that provide you with the CE credit you need. All live webinars (that are presented in real-time with the possibility for interaction with the presenter) are eligible for LIVE CE credit. All archived webinars are eligible for CE credits, but count as home studies.

Upcoming Webinars!

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017: Psychology and Advocacy
Presented by PPA's Director of Government Affairs, Justin Fleming, BS

This webinar will cover the basics of how a bill becomes a law and identify the major decision makers in Harrisburg. We will also guide you through PPA’s legislative advocacy efforts, including the decision making about which bills to support or oppose. Finally, we will challenge you to become an advocate for the psychology profession and provide you with the tools to successfully advocate for you and the patients you serve.

 

The webinar “Psychology and Advocacy" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PPA is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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Depressed patients with cardiovascular disease have displayed lower self-care ability in comparison with non depressed ones. This workshop will address how depression impacts lifestyle choices and health promotion behaviors in the older adult female patient.  A conceptual framework for developing collaborative interventions will be examined. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 hours of CE credit.

 

The webinar “Depression and Cardiovascular Risk in Post-Menopausal Patients" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PPA is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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ARCHIVED Webinars:

Available Soon: Top Ten Tips for Starting a Private Practice
Presented by Rosemarie Manfredi, PsyD, chair of PPA's ECP Committee

This webinar is designed for graduate students, postdocs, early-career psychologists, and more seasoned professionals who are considering going into private practice now or in the future. The presenter will identify several key concepts to consider in this decision, as well as specific steps that can be taken before starting a practice or in the process of getting started. Additionally, those already in private practice may benefit from some of the tips to grow or expand their current practice. The presenter will encourage self-reflection and discussion of the concepts presented.

Please note: This webinar is NOT eligible for CE credit.

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Available Soon: A Heartfelt Webinar on Diversity
 Presented by members of PPA's Committee on Multiculturalism
Jeffrey Sternlieb, PhD; Williametta Bakasa, PsyD; Jeanne DiVincenzo, PsyD

The latest in PPA's webinar series will be presented by three members of PPA’s Committee on Multiculturalism: Dr. Williametta Bakasa, Dr. Jeanne DiVincenzo, and Dr. Jeffrey Sternlieb. The three will discuss contemporary issues related to diversity including an examination of sexism, racism and more on psychology practice.

 

The webinar “A Heartfelt Webinar on Diversity" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PPA is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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How to Prepare a Professional Will Presented by: Rachael Baturin, MPH, JD

This workshop will discuss the importance of creating a professional will.  Topics will include the reason for having a professional will, elements that should be included in a professional will, how having a professional will can help patients by minimizing disruption to their care, and by addressing their anxieties or distress regarding the change to a new therapist and ethical issues that may arise. 

 

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the reason a psychologist should have a professional will;

  2. Describe the elements that should be included in a professional will; and

  3. Describe the ethical issues that may arise when preparing for and implementing a professional will

The webinar “How to Prepare a Professional Will" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PPA is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Essentials of Making Professional Presentations presented by: Samuel J. Knapp, EdD, APBB

The workshop will review basic elements in professional presentations including the importance of learning objectives, and how to gear the mode of presentation with the goals of learning. Examples will be given dealing with delivering lectures, creating power points, using small group discussions, and other learning activities.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the essential ingredients in an effective professional presentation.

The webinar “Essentials of making a professional presentation" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PPA is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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Online Reputation Management: Ethical Considerations and Strategies presented by Pauline Wallin, PhD

Online public records and rating sites like Healthgrades may contain inaccurate or negative information about your practice. Sometimes it can be removed. But when it cannot, ethics constrain your ability to respond. Learn how to address negative ratings and misinformation, and how to mitigate their impact on your professional reputation.

  • List two APA ethical principles that would disallow your responding to a negative online review.
  • Describe how to contact a review website that contains inaccurate information about your practice.

  • List two reasons why certain information cannot be removed from a website.

  • List three online strategies to mitigate negative or misleading information about your practice.

  • List two offline strategies to mitigate negative information about your practice.

The webinar “Online Reputation Management: Ethical Considerations and Strategiesis sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PPA is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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PPA Webinar: An Introduction to Telepsychology Services presented by John Gavazzi, PsyD

Session One: Overview of:

  • telehealth services
  • current Pennsylvania legislation
  • one model to start providing telepsychology services
  • and some basic technical issues. 

The presentation will also cover some risk management issues.

Sessions Two and Three: Review of:

APA’s Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology, including:

  • Definitions   
  • Competence  
  • informed consent  
  • confidentiality  
  • security  
  • and interjurisdictional practice

The presentation will also address ways to market telepsychology services and two ethical vignettes about supplying telepsychology services.

The webinar “An Introduction to Telepsychology Services" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PPA is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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PQRS Updates for 2016 - 1.5 CE Credits

This PQRS webinar presented by APA Director of Regulatory Affairs, Diane Pedulla, JD, will focus on reporting quality performance in Medicare and how it impacts reimbursement for psychologists. Participants will learn about the requirements for reporting in 2016, the different reporting options, and the measures available to psychologists. The presenter will explain how CMS determines if the healthcare professional has met the requirements or if they will be penalized for failure to comply with PQRS.

Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the evolution of quality performance in Medicare

  2. Assess how Medicare’s shift from volume to value will affect future payments

  3. Determine how to identify and select measures applicable to psychological services

  4. Discuss how the CMS review process works and how to appeal a penalty

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Common Billing Pitfalls for Psychologists and How to Respond to Payer Overpayment Requests
This webinar will be available for viewing as a home study video soon

This session will describe some of the most common billing pitfalls and errors made by psychologists which include:  Incident to Billing, Shared Visits, and Evaluation and Management Coding. These billing errors are often the cause of insurer audits and demands for overpayments. How to respond properly to these overpayment demands  is crucial in determining their outcome.  The importance of an effective Compliance Plan to deter billing errors and to defend against overpayment demands as foundational element of sound professional practice will also be addressed. 

 

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