History of Psychology On-Demand CEU Workshop for therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists


On-Demand: Old Problems, New Times: Looking Back to See Where We're Going - 3 CEUs

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  • CE Hours Included: 3 Core (please see below for details)
  • Location: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $87 (provides lifetime access!)
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  • Presented By: Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M.
  • Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Instruction Level: Intermediate

Educational Objectives:

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Analyze the societal context and social movements that contributed to and challenged the early practice of “alienism.”
  • Assess some of the early attempts at diagnoses and discuss where they came close and how and why they got things very wrong, both in practice and portrayal in literature.
  • Describe different early therapeutic modalities, the theories behind them, and how unfortunately prejudice and racism have been a part of mental health treatment from the beginning.

Workshop Description:

When someone says “Victorian psychology,” we tend to think of women in corsets and bustles lying on couches as a man in a dark suit sits behind them and asks them probing questions or engages in free association. In truth, Freud and the advent of psychoanalysis came very late in the era and built upon a tradition of treatment with varied and sometimes odd underpinnings including associations with practitioners of the occult.
In this workshop, join U.S.A. Today bestselling fiction author (under her pen name Cecilia Dominic) and amateur medical historian Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., D.B.S.M. to learn about how the issues faced by mental health practitioners of yesterday can inform how we think about and practice psychology today. This topic is especially relevant because our society is facing many of the same challenges Victorians grappled with including social upheaval and wider separation of poor and upper class, technological advancements, and increased ability to communicate. And, of course, epidemics.
This course is for you if…
1. You want to learn from the mistakes and successes of the past so you can be better positioned to help determine how our field develops in the twenty-first century.
2. You’re curious about the history of our field and how it informs some of the structures and institutions still present today…for good or for ill.
3. You want to learn more about how societal norms and pressures shape diagnostic criteria, and how these labels can be applied unfairly depending on race and gender.
Come along on a fascinating journey into the past, and don’t worry—we won’t do any Freud-bashing.

Presented by: Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M.

Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M. is a licensed psychologist and a certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. She started her professional career as the clinical director of a sleep disorders center and founded Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services, P.C. in 2010 in order to focus specifically on the intersection of sleep and psychopathology.

Dr. Bartolucci has a not-so-secret other life as a U.S.A. Today bestselling fiction author under the pen name Cecilia Dominic. She was originally published by Samhain Publishing, and when they closed, she got her rights back and continued publishing on her own. As of summer 2020, she has released sixteen novels and novellas, which have been well-reviewed by outlets such as Fresh Fiction and Library Journal. She is also the author of two nonfiction books under her real name - Business Basics for Private Practice: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners (2017; Routledge) and Better Sleep for the Overachiever, which will be released in September.

Dr. Bartolucci is a sought-after speaker and conference panelist and has taught workshops and classes for several organizations such as the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, and the Georgia Psychological Association. She is also adjunct faculty at Emory University and lectures to the fellows and psychology graduate students. As Cecilia Dominic, she has been an attending professional and/or guest at DragonCon, JordanCon, MidSouthCon, AnachroCon, ConCarolinas, and the Steampunk World’s Fair.

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "Enjoyable and knowledgeable. Presentation held my interest and piqued my curiosity." - H.A.O.
  • "Excellent presenter" - R.A.
  • "Very interesting!! Bringing literature in to help exemplify history and some of the concepts was very effective." - S.D.

3 "Asynchronous" Core CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:

  • PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
  • COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. For more detailed information regarding CE approvals, please click here.
    • Counselors Licensed in Canada: This workshop is approved for 3 credit hours through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), event code: 64955819.
  • SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #081820. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #122-2020. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.

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