Current Issues in Professional Psychology (3 CE’s)

Presented by David Lutz, Ph.D.
March 5th,  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level

Intermediate — Builds upon the learner’s foundational knowledge, familiarity with the literature and/or experience in a content area. Programming at this level includes more depth than at a beginning level program. It could also serve as a refresher course for individuals who have background in a content area and are interested in learning more contemporary applications.

Course Description and Target Audience

This course will discuss current issues in the psychology field including advocacy and legislation. This course helps attendees to make connections to influence public policy. It also helps them understand how to seek out and negotiate first jobs effectively. The presentation helps these early-career understand the importance of advocacy in their careers and the advancement of the profession. They learn about ethical ways in which to pursue advocacy and their own professional careers. There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians, etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to describe the importance of advocacy and legislation in professional practice.
  • Attendees will be able to develop effective relationships in advocacy.
  • Attendees will be able to list values that will be useful within a professional career.
  • Attendees will be able to apply ethical principles in advocacy situations.

Presenter Information

David Lutz, Ph.D., has worked as a psychologist in private practice for 27 years. In 1987, he accepted a position on the Psychology faculty at Missouri State University. He has taught courses at the undergraduate level in General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. At the graduate level, he teaches courses in Individual Psychotherapy and Ethical and Professional Issues. Dr. Lutz has also maintained a private practice throughout that time, providing psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment. He has published an article on these topics in recent years, has been involved in many professional organizations, and has participated in their legislative efforts.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at Burrell South Creek, South Creek Theatre room, 2885 W. Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807.


*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.