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!