Continuing Education

We provide continuing education programs for psychologists and other mental health professionals. Webpsych Corp. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, with CE credit granted for licensed professionals. Webpsych Corp. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. These programs provide the opportunity for professional development for individuals who assist patients’ mental health and well-being. SAMHSA (2016) has included Innerlife STS based psychotherapy in its new list of research-based procedures.

Course Description 1 – Supervision Training

Targeted Audience: Introductory and Intermediate levels

There frequently is a disconnect between what is taught in classes by research faculty and what is taught in clinical practica by practice-oriented supervisors. This course series will present a research-based method for teaching the clinical and scientific principles and practices that underlie effective change in supervision. It is organized around 8 evidence-based principles that include both common and specific factors that produce change.  These principles are applicable to all models of psychotherapy and encourage students and practitioners to use their unique models and interventions in ways that can be applied in clinical supervisions to tailor treatment based on client factors. It will also provide information on how to utilize the Innerlife STS Cloud Mobile Platform (www.innerlife.com) to ensure training fidelity and optimize skill development. Finally it will teach the use of client qualities to identify differential treatment application that have been shown in research to improve both student skill and client outcomes.

In this course series, you will learn how to make your practice evidence-based so that it can be integrated as part of the primary medical care system.  You will also learn to use the Innerlife STS Cloud Mobile Platform to:

  • Assess your patients automatically
  • Continuously gather data about how your patients feel
  • Write accurate, professional-grade, evidence-based reports quickly
  • Graph patient analytics

The course series is includes five sequential segments–each worth 2 CE units:

  1. Systematic Treatment Selection:  History and Development of 8 Core Principles
  2. Systematic Treatment Selection:  One to Four Principles and Their Applications
  3. Systematic Treatment Selection:  Four to Eight Principles and Their Applications
  4. Systematic Treatment Selection:  Case Formulation and Assessment
  5. Systematic Treatment Selection:  Case Formulation and Summary

 

Course Description 2 – Therapist Training

Targeted Audience: Intermediate and Advanced Levels

 These courses are to emphasize training providers to gain additional knowledge and techniques to work with patients with level of resistance or/and different coping styles. It helps providers to learn what/how to assess, plan, and conduct therapy which matches these patients’ characteristic factors to optimize treatment outcome. Once the providers are familiar with these STS 8 principles, they start identifying patients’ behavioral patterns and to learn how to intervene while respecting/understanding clients’ cultural contexts and readiness for change.

The course offers two specific programs–each worth 2 CE units:

  1. Systematic Treatment Selection:  Patient Resistance
  2. Systematic Treatment Selection:  Patient Coping Style

 

Instructors

There are two instructors for the CE program — Larry E. Beutler and Satoko Kimpara.

Dr. Beutler has an extensive background, both as an academic researcher and a practitioner. He was among the first psychologists to have admission and discharge privileges (1971) at a university psychiatric hospital, this one affiliated with Duke University Medical School. He also ran the outpatient clinic in the department of psychiatry at the University of Arizona for several years. He maintained an active private practice that included forensic consultation when on the faculty of Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Arizona. This practice became part of the practice plan at Baylor College of Medicine and subsequently, the University of Arizona and included sleep medicine, forensic psychology, running a Depression Clinic, running an Agoraphobia and Anxiety Disorder clinic, and consulting with prisons and law enforcement settings in Texas and Arizona. The diversity of these practice roles was paralleled by his academic experience. He has worked in three major medical schools, in two of which he held major administrative roles as Coordinator of Psychology Internships, Director of Psychiatry Outpatient Services, and Chief Psychologist. He has also worked in five universities, directing the clinical psychology and combined professional psychology training programs in two of them.

Academically, Dr. Beutler has become widely recognized for his work in developing STS and in psychological assessment. He has edited two major journals, held major research and demonstration grants, and has published over 450 scholarly articles and chapters and edited or written nearly 30 textbooks. The combined breadth of this experience positions him well to lead workshops such as these.

The fact that he is the primary developer of STS as both an assessment and treatment system, identifies him as the most informed leader available on the topic of systematic treatment selection.

Dr. Kimpara is a licensed psychologist (CA) and travels widely as she develops training and research programs worldwide. She is from Japan and has been on the full-time faculty of Miyazaki International College. She has previously been a researcher and clinician at several behavioral health clinics that specialize in treating minority populations in Northern California and is currently employed as a suprvisor and research scientist at Palo Alto University. She was a Research Assistant Professor at the Gronowski training clinic (Palo Alto University) and has worked widely both with the Japanese Psychological Association and Division 52 of APA to develop intercultural awareness, transcultural clinical psychology training programs, and to develop international research programs that foster culture-sensitive interventions. She has published widely on patient-treatment fit and matching and is skilled in the STS approach to enhancing and optimizing psychotherapy.

Collectively Beutler and Kimpara are well suited to provide this type of training. Indeed, the model of training developed and tested in this initial program provided the map for the STS-assisted supervision that is the centerpiece of our current CE activities.

Larry E. Beutler is two-term president of International Society of Psychotherapy Research to monitor international findings and to work with researchers in U.S., Argentina, Spain, Japan, Korea Taiwan, and Mainland China closely.  Satoko Kimpara Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in California and have been working with undeserved and minority populations such as Latino and Asian Americans. She is also working with researchers among the U.S. Argentina, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mainland China, and Indonesia closely.  Instructors are selected who have engaged and are skilled in work settings that highly promote the needs and issues of a diverse population set, including University and Health Care System settings.

Instructors for this course are selected for this course based on:

  • Having a significant track record of educational skills, and
  • Possessing a national reputation in their area(s) of expertise, and
  • Providing a comprehensive presentation for the anticipated audience, and who (3) will represent the broad diversity of psychology, and
  • Understanding the need to include discussion of the commonalities and differences possible when working or training with issues of diversity, and
  • Promoting participant mastery of specific strategies and behaviors that enhance inclusion of diverse populations, including those from under-served and minority populations

Registration

To register for this course, please use the contact form below:

Target Audience:  Licensed psychologists.
Price:  $50 tuition plus a one-dollar video rental fee ($51 total) per CE credit hour.
Preview:  To preview the course, please navigate to our Vimeo Pro page and click on the button labeled “Watch Trailer.”
Schedule:  This course consists of two portions–a video portion and a live consultation portion. The video portion is accessible by the participant on-demand via our Vimeo Pro Page. The consultation portion shall be scheduled directly with the instructor.
Cancellation Policy:  If you are not satisfied with or have a problem with the program, please send an email message to info@innerlife.com to describe the specific reasons for your dissatisfaction or lodge any complaints.  Cancellations of any registrations for continuing education courses must be made via email to info@innerlife.com.  We may decide to either partially- or fully refund the cost of the course.

Contact Information:  Phone:  +1 408-515-1289;  Email:  info@innerlife.com

There are no activities within this program that are not offered for CE credit.

Handouts for Therapist Training

Handouts for Supervision Training

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