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  Click the "Are you a visitor?" link.  Parking permits are electronic and linked to the license plate number on your vehicle, no paper tag needed. 

2019-2020 CE Events

September 20, 2019 Continuing Education Conference

Mental Health Practice in Rural/Underserved Setting: Strategies for the Generalist Practitioner
Fri., Sept. 20, 8:00am-4:00pm
Mississippi Room, 3rd floor Curris Center, Murray State University
8:00-8:30am  On site registration
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. 6)

Register and pay via credit card
Register and pay via mail

September 19, 2019 Brummer Colloquium in Psychology: Dr. Emily Sandoz

Just Two Kinds of Stuff: How a Contextual Perspective on Ourselves, Others, and Our World Changes Everything
Thur., Sept. 19, 7:00pm
Wrather Auditorium, Murray State University
1 CE Credit (FOC)
We humans are a pretty self-interested bunch. We spend tons of time trying to understand what folks do, why they do it, and how to make them do differently. This interest has supported not only a whole discipline focused on prediction and influence of behavior, but also a proliferation of commercial products designed to teach humans a new way to understand and influence each other. And so we have words (lots and lots of words) for just about every aspect of human experience and behavior - words that are supposed to buy us effectiveness, or at least relief. But what if all those words aren’t buying us anything other than a capacity for storytelling? This presentation aims to introduce, in the contextual perspective, an alternative to increasingly complicated storytelling. Dr. Sandoz will provide an overview of a contextualist perspective on behavior, which creates a foundation for understanding and changing our lives and the world we live in.
Participants will: 
   •  describe the two (or three) kinds of stuff that makes up contextual analysis;
   •  compare a contextual perspective with our typical approach to understanding behavior
   •  list three action implications of taking a contextual perspective.

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.