Two (2) Hour On-Demand Professional Development Workshop for Texas Psychologists, LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs
The lecture will cover the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, epidemic surveillance, personal protective measures, testing, treatments, and prevention of COVID-19, including special comments on schools, work and the economy. Attendees will learn from an expert in epidemiology and public health best practices for safely providing psychological services during the pandemic. Q&A will follow to deal with issues of interest to the audience, such as questions about returning to the office for face-to-face services.
- Describe the SARS-CoV-2 virus and how it invades human cells and causes illness
- Define the risk factors, clinical features, clinical course, and proposed treatments of the COVID-19 illness
- Explain the epidemiologic approaches to detecting and preventing resurgences of the epidemic
- Learn best practices for safely providing psychological services during the pandemic
Dr. Robert Haley, graduate of Dallas Sunset High School and SMU Class of ’67, completed his MD and internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital, served 10 years in the U.S. Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and then founded the Division of Epidemiology at UT Southwestern. He is currently Professor of Internal Medicine, Distinguished Teaching Professor, and holder of the U.S. Armed Forces Veterans Distinguished Chair in Medical Research Honoring America’s Gulf War Veterans. He has published over 200 scientific papers from research on West Nile encephalitis, hepatitis C, hospital-acquired infection, self-administered outpatient antibiotic therapy, Gulf War illness, and cardiovascular epidemiology through the Dallas Heart Study. For the past 15 years he has studied the health effects of air pollution in Dallas from nearby coal-fired power plants, and he lectures widely on the scientific evidence for climate change. He teaches epidemiologic research methods and biostatistics to medical students and young research faculty and to SMU graduate students in the SMU-UT Southwestern joint statistics graduate program. He has published several high profile scientific articles in collaboration with T&G’s inimitable Tom Fomby. Recent honors include: the Dedman College Distinguished Graduate Award and the SMU Distinguished Alumnus Award; the Dallas Historical Society’s Award of Excellence in Community Service: Health Sciences/Medicine; the University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award; Texas Medical Association’s Gold Level Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine; and the American College of Physicians’ Laureate Award. Earlier this year he received the Texas Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to medicine through public health.
Professional development/CEUs will be available available after passing the posttest at 70% and completing the course evaluation.
Psychologists - This activity qualifies for 2.0 hours of professional development credit for Texas Psychologists. Dallas Psychological Association, Inc. (DPA) maintains responsibility for the program and its content as per TSBEP rule 461.11(c)(2)(A). Counselors - This activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors rule 681.142. Social Workers - This activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Social Workers rules 781.509 and 781.511(a)-(c). Marriage and Family Therapists - This activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists rule 801.264. For all license categories, full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Please retain the certificate of completion and use as proof of completion when required.