Continuing Education

The Department of Psychology at Murray State University has been an approved provider of Continuing Education courses for licensed psychologists and other mental health clinicians since 2011. We offer a broad range of speakers and topics that include not only clinical practice issues but also recent research findings in other basic and applied areas of psychology. 

We are committed to offering the Murray State Department of Psychology as a resource to practitioners in the area by

  • bringing them together regularly as a learning community to discuss emerging issues and best practices and other board-required topics (e.g., suicide assessment and prevention, domestic violence),
  • introducing them to other providers to help create an informal consultation network regarding ethical issues and complicated cases, and
  • offering free and low cost CE courses to local practitioners and students.

Parking for CE Events

Those attending CE events need to register for a visitor parking permit in order to park on campus. You may register for a visitor permit by visiting the MSU Parking Services portal at  Click the "Are you a visitor?" link.  Parking permits are electronic and linked to the license plate number on your car, no paper tag needed. 

Upcoming CE Events

September 21, 2018 Continuing Education Conference

Mental Health Practice in Rural/Underserved Setting: Strategies for the Generalist Practitioner
Fri., Sept. 21, 8:00am-4:00pm
Curris Center, Murray State University
8:00-8:30am  On site registratoin
8:30-11:30am  Morning session (3 CE credits)
11:30am-1:00pm  Lunch on your own
1:00pm-4:00pm Afternoon session (3 CE credits)
Detailed conference program

Registration (early bird registration prices available until midnight Sept. 4)
Register and pay with a credit card
Register and pay via mail

September 24, 2018 Brummer Colloquium in Psychology: Dr. Regan Gurung

Reconceptualizing Learning: Strategies to Cultivate Long Term Understanding
Mon., Sept. 24, 7:00pm
Wrather Auditorium, Murray State University
1 CE Credit
Learning can be conceptualized in a number of different ways. How one sees learning can influence how one designs classes and the learning process. Dr. Gurung will present a new metaphor for viewing learning, review the major predictors of learning, and unpack some major strategies to optimize learning. Participants will: 
   •  gain a comprehensive understanding of how learning can and should be defined;
   •  be able to describe the main predictors of learning; 
   •  be able to create new ways of helping their students learn using evidence-based practices.
Program Description

Murray State University Department of Psychology is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology (KBEP) to sponsor continuing education for credential holders. MSU Dept. of Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.