Continuing Education in Psychology
Continuing education (CE) in psychology is an ongoing process of formal learning activities that are relevant to psychological practice, education, and science; enable psychologists to keep pace with emerging issues and technologies; and allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.
Ideally, applications for CE credit should be submitted to the Vanderbilt Division of CME (VCME) at least six months prior to the activity start date. Such advance planning tends to create a better educational event in terms of content, organization, promotion, and finances. However, completed, signed applications will be accepted up to three months prior to the activity start date; thereafter, credit will be denied.
Please be aware that CE-certified activities sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine are subject to requirements set by the following organizations:
- American Psychological Association
- Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
- Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
To learn more about these requirements and how to apply for and implement a Vanderbilt-sponsored CE activity, access the information below.
Online administrative manuals provide step-by-step instructions for applying for and implementing a CE activity.
Read the descriptions below then click on the link provided for the appropriate manual.
Courses are typically one-to-three day conferences held on or off campus. Courses may be either directly sponsored – planned and implemented by Vanderbilt faculty and staff – or jointly sponsored – planned and implemented by non-Vanderbilt, non-profit, non-accredited organizations. The target audience for these conferences is typically non-Vanderbilt.
Regularly scheduled series (RSS) are typically weekly or monthly educational activities that are planned by and presented to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine faculty. RSS include, but are not limited to, grand rounds, tumor boards, journal clubs, M&M conferences, case conferences, and user group meetings.
Forms, templates, and checklists described in the training manuals are available in this section.
Regularly Scheduled Series
Policies and Procedures
Policies and procedures that inform the development and implementation of a CE activity appear in this section.
Sources for additional information
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