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Continuing Education Opportunities

The Vermont Psychological Association offers a wide range of continuing education programs tailored for psychologists and mental health professionals. Our courses are designed to provide you with the latest knowledge and skills necessary to excel in your field. From workshops to online courses, our programs offer flexible learning options that fit your busy schedule. Engage with expert instructors, earn valuable credits, and stay current with industry standards. Join our community of dedicated professionals committed to lifelong learning and professional growth.

VPA partners with the Brattleboro Retreat in nearly all of its continuing education activities.  The Brattleboro Retreat is a private, not-for-profit, psychiatric hospital offering comprehensive services designed to meet the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and adults from all walks of life.  All CE credits and the responsibility for all CE content remain with VPA.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the credit requirements for continuing education?

Vermont Psychologists are required to complete a minimum of 60 continuing education credits every two years to maintain their licensure; the administrative rules from the Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners require certain formats and topics be part of that 60 hours.  Other hourly requirements may apply to your license; check with your licensing board to find out what those requirements are.

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How do I register for a course?

Registration can be completed online through our catalog.  Search for the courses that interest you, select the course you are interested in, and follow the registration instructions.

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What topics are covered in the continuing education programs?

Our programs cover a wide range of topics, including clinical psychology, ethics, mental health treatment, and emerging trends in the field.

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Are the courses accredited?

Yes, all our courses are accredited by the American Psychological Association and meet the necessary standards for professional development.

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What is the cancellation policy for live courses?

You can cancel your registration up to one day before the course begins by contacting VPA at vpaed@vermontpsych.org.  VPA charges a $25 cancellation fee or, if you prefer, we can offer you a credit for a future VPA course on our catalog.  That credit expires one year from the date of the course for which you originally registered.

VPA is unable to refund any registration fees on the day of, or after, the course.

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What is the cancellation policy for pre-recorded courses?

Because pre-recorded homestudy events can be accessed at any time, VPA is unable to refund registration fees for these courses.

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What if I'm going to be late to, or have to leave early from, a live event?

Certificates for CE credits can be awarded only to participants who complete the ENTIRE workshop.  Under the provisions of our various CE sponsor approvals, we cannot award partial credit.  Late arrivel to, or early departure from, in-person events and live webinars will preclude receipt of a certificate.

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Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact us at vpaed@vermontpsych.org (preferred) or call (802) 229-5447.

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Do you have a CE grievance policy?

We have written procedures to follow if you have a complaint about a CE program that is not resolved.  See our Grievance Procedure below.

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Credit Approvals

Psychologists--APA Approval

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing educaiton for psychologists.  The Vermont Psycholgoical Association maintains responsbility for its progams and their content.

Vermont

VPA is approved by the Vermont Board of Psychological Examienrs, the Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health, and the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors.

Connecticut

By virtue of its tsatus as an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, continuing educaiton activities sponsored by VPA qualify for continuing education credit for licensed professional counselors and psychologists in Connecticut under RSA § 20-195cc-3(a)(1).  VPA courses may qualify for continuing edcuation credit for licensed clinical social workers; LCSWs in Connecticut should check with their licensing board to determine whether a particular course may be taken for CE credit.

Massachusetts

By virtue of its status as an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, VPA is pre-approved to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, licensed indepenent clinical social workers, and licensed certified social workers in Massachusetts pursuant to 258 CMR § 31.04(2)(c).

New Hampshire

By virtue of its status as an APA-approved sponsor of continuing educaiton, VPA is pre-approved to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, licensed clinical mental health counselors, licensed independent clinicial social workers, and other mental health professionals in New Hampshire under Mhp402.02(b)(1).

New York

VPA is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists. #PSY0210.

CE Grievance Policy

Although VPA strives to assure fair treatment for all participants and to anticipate problems before they occur, you may feel that your concerns or complaint has not been addressed.  You can file a grievance with VPA orally or in writing.

VPA is full committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethic Principles of Psycholotists.  VPA will comply with all legal and ethical guidelines for cnon-discrimination in promotional activities, program content, and in the treatment of CE partpcpaints.  The VPA executive director is responsible for complying with these standards.

  1. All grievances and any steps taken to address grievances will be documented by VPA.
  2. If the grievance concerns the content of a workshop or webinar, the VPA CE Copmmittee Chairperson will determine the final resolution to the grievance.
  3.   If the VPA CE Committee Chairperson determines that any remediation or erecompense is due the participant, he or she will direct the executive director to either provide a cerdit for a subsequent CE offering or provide apartial or full refund of the CE fee already paid.  Actions involving a credit or a refund will require written documentation of the grievance for record-keeping purposes.  The aggreived individual need not sign the note.
  4. If the grievance specifically concerns the actions of VPA, the VPA executive director, or the VPA CE Committee Chairperson, the VPA Board President will mediate and will be the final arbitrator, except in the event the VPA CE Committee Chairperson is also the VPA Board President, in which case the VPA Board Vice President will make the final determination of the resolution of the grievance.

All direvct correspondence regarding any grievance must be submitted to:

Vermont Psychological Association
ATTN:  CE Committee Chair
38 N. Main St., Box 127
Waterbury, VT  05676
vpaed@vermontpsych.org
(802) 229-5447