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Maryland Psychologists Continuing

Education and Licensing


Maryland-licensed psychologists have a license renewal every
two years with a March 31st deadline (even/odd license
number due even/odd years).
Forty (40) hours of continuing education are required to renew
a license.
Twenty hours (independent study - must have posttest and certificate) of online CE are
allowed if APA-approved.
Three (3) hours of ethics or law or risk management and three (3) hours in cultural diversity
are required at each renewal.
Psychology
Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists
View the Board Website or Email the Board
Phone: 410-764-4787
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: 20 hours (independent study - must have posttest and certificate)
License Expiration: 3/31, every 2 years (even/odd license # due even/odd years)
National Accreditation Accepted: APA
Notes: 3 hrs ethics or laws or risk mgmt & 3 hrs in cultural diversity required each renewal
Date of Info: 10/28/2015
Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological
Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional
Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content.

Continuing Education Courses for Psychologists


Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents
Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents is a 4-hour online
continuing education course that discusses the social skills children and
adolescents will need to develop to be successful in school and beyond. It
will demonstrate the challenges and difficulties that arise from a deficit of
these crucial skills, as well as the benefits and advantages that can come
about with well-developed social skills. This course will also provide
practical tools that teachers and therapists can employ to guide children to overcome their
difficulties in the social realm and gain social competence. While there are hundreds of
important social skills for students to learn, we can organize them into skill areas to make it
easier to identify and determine appropriate interventions. This course is divided into 10
chapters, each detailing various aspects of social skills that children, teens, and adults must
master to have normative, healthy relationships with the people they encounter every day.
This course provides tools and suggestions that, with practice and support, can assist them
in managing their social skills deficits to function in society and nurture relationships with the
peers and adults in their lives.

Therapy Tidbits - March/April 2016


Therapy Tidbits is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that
discusses a variety of psychotherapy topics included in the March/April
2016 issue of The National Psychologist (TNP). TNP is a private,
independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists and
other mental health professionals informed about practice issues.

Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course
that reviews evidenced-based research for identification, management
and prevention of cyberbullying in children, adolescents and
adults. Bullies have moved from the playground and workplace to the
online world, where anonymity can facilitate bullying behavior.
Cyberbullying is intentional, repeated harm to another person using
communication technology. It is not accidental or random. It is targeted to
a person with less perceived power. This may be someone younger, weaker, or less
knowledgeable about technology. Any communication device may be used to harass or
intimidate a victim, such as a cell phone, tablet, or computer. Any communication platform
may host cyberbullying: social media sites (Facebook, Twitter), applications (Snapchat,
AIM), websites (forums or blogs), and any place where one person can communicate with
or at another person electronically. The short and long-term effects of bullying are
considered as significant as neglect or maltreatment as a type of child abuse. This course
will describe specific cyberbullying behaviors, review theories that attempt to explain why
bullying happens, list the damaging effects that befall its victims, and discuss strategies
professionals can use to prevent or manage identified cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a fastgrowing area of concern and all healthcare professionals should be equipped to spot the
signs and provide support for our patients and clients, as well as keep up with the
technology that drives cyberbullying.

When Your Young Client is Defiant


Children with difficult temperaments and those with developmental delays
may have learned to express their dissatisfaction with challenging and
defiant behavior like whining, anger, temper tantrums or bad language.
They sometimes engage in negative behavior or misbehave because
they do not have the necessary skills communicative or otherwise to
make their needs known. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians
effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and defiant behavior in their young
clients. The course will also focus on how clinicians can educate parents on how to manage
difficult behavior and avoid power struggles at home. The dynamics and techniques
described in this course are intended for use with typically functioning children and those
with developmental or language delays. They are not generally adequate or even
appropriate for children with serious behavior conditions like oppositional defiant disorder or
conduct disorders.