Overview and FAQs
Scroll down or click on All Courses above for a full list of our online courses, or focus your search above on a specific topic or format. We offer a variety of topics and formats to suit your professional development interests and needs.
Our courses are designed to provide professional development and earn continuing education credits. Each course description notes the CE credits earned. Number of credits corresponds to the number of hours expected for completion of a course.
The Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies (IAPS) is approved by the American Psychological Association as a sponsor of continuing education for psychologists. IAPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. We have maintained full approval status continuously since our inception in 1992.
Many professionals find that earning specialization certificates helps focus their professional development and allows them to improve and document their expertise. You may apply designated courses to institute psychology specialization certificates at any time. There are no additional fees or requirements to pursue a certificate–simply email us with your intention. Course sequences are suggested for those with a limited background in a particular area, but these are merely recommendations. We currently offer a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. You may take any designated course in the series, in any order, and you may proceed as quickly as you choose. See Specialization Certificates for more information about this option.
We specialize in providing online continuing education courses in both classical and contemporary psychotherapy. Classical perspectives in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy provide clinicians with a deep historical grounding and understanding of the therapeutic relationship, transference and countertransference phenomena, and personality disorders. Cutting edge topics and research in such areas as mindfulness and neuropsychology expand the clinician’s understanding of psychological phenomena and best practices for improving psychological well-being. We are continually updating and developing new courses, including new upcoming lines in modern systems theory; positive psychology; and interpersonal violence, child abuse, and trauma. We continuously monitor the field so that we can develop courses that will support the needs of the professional community. We welcome your input regarding your interests and needs.
Each course description indicates the course format and length. Many of our online psychology continuing education (CE) courses consist of online audios or videos with corresponding written manuscripts, to allow you to review materials in multiple modalities. Others direct you to contemporary or classical readings in books or articles. Courses vary in length from 1 to 8 hours.
Each course is followed by an online multiple choice test. Tests are designed to provide a positive experience, with questions leading you through a review of the material. Any incorrect responses receive immediate corrective feedback and you may repeat tests an unlimited number of times without penalty until passing. Consistent with American Psychological Association standards, a score of 75% score is required for passing. A Certificate of Completion for the course is immediately available and is accessible at any time in the future.
All of our presenters are experienced clinicians, experts on their topics, and recognized for their excellence in teaching. Course descriptions include the presenter’s background and we will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have about a presenter’s expertise.