The continuing education events displayed below cover the topic of child and teen issues. Register today to view an upcoming event or earn CE credits by viewing a homestudy course at any time.
In the United States, 1 in 10 youths between ages 3-17 receive mental health care each year. In an APA survey of psychologists, over half (56%) said they served adolescents at least occasionally. Roughly 35% said the same for children under age 13. However, fewer than 30% listed child and adolescent psychology as a specialty.
Since children and adolescents are still developing, their needs in therapy often differ from adults. As such, mental health providers may need specialized knowledge to effectively treat them. Some professionals are required to get continuing education units (CEUs) on child abuse assessment in order to renew their license.
According to the APA, CEUs are the most common way psychologists build their competence around working with youth. GoodTherapy offers a variety of continuing education courses about child and adolescent populations. Available topics range from disrespectful behaviors in teens to best practices in play therapy.
- Continuing education requirements [PDF]. (n.d.) Board of Behavioral Sciences. Retrieved from https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/cechart.pdf
- Hamp, A., Stamm, K., Lin, L., & Christidis, P. (2016). 2015 APA survey of psychology health service providers [PDF]. American Psychological Association Center for Workforce Studies. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/workforce/publications/15-health-service-providers/report.pdf
- Percent of children (ages 3-17_ who received any treatment or counseling from a mental health professional. (n.d.). Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/child-access-to-mental-health-care/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Received%20Any%20Mental%20Health%20Care%2FCounseling%20During%20Past%2012%20Months%22,%22sort%22:%22desc%22%7D