A day of CEU’s

I recently decided to keep earning Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for my license. When I next have to report my CEU’s upon license renewal, I’ll be closer to 70 years old than 60. I haven’t worked under my license since I retired so I thought perhaps I would just let it lapse. I’d not done anything to earn the 36 hours of CEU’s needed for renewal. Then, the State gave me a gift: I have a “retired” level license and they halved the number of CEU’s needed to renew at that level. So now I only need 18.

The “Veterans Training Support Center” has a grant to provide mental health training about the needs of veterans to community mental health practitioners. And it’s free! I’ve gotten a lot of my past CEU’s from them. They don’t have much to teach me about veterans since I worked for the VA for 25 years. But there is always more to learn about mental health treatment in general.

So today I was back at the usual place for a seminar titled, “Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders”. That’s a mouthful, eh? The presenter is a VA psychologist who has offered many trainings for this organization and I like his methods very much. The VA (and veterans) are lucky to have him!

During a slow bit (a video), I sketched the table opposite me. They are all grad students (“interns”) in Behavioral Health (probably psychology PhD candidates).

Well, 6 hours down and only 12 more to go!


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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