Co-sponsoring continuing education (2 more events coming)

February 26th, 2014

Congratulation to the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, I hear they had a great conference in Vegas earlier this month.

We’ll be cosponsoring the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) Spring Regional Conference in Omaha, Nebraska on March 31-April 2

We’ll also be cosponsoring Dueling Diagnoses: DSM-5 vs ICD-10-CM presented by Ed Zuckerman, Ph.D. in Columbus, OH w/ the NASW & National Psychologist

You can co-sponsor up to 5 events per year with us for just $200. You can co-sponsor an unlimited number for $400; email me for details

Thanks, and P.S…. if you’re an APA member looking to nominate someone for APA President, you can always nominate Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. before St. Patricks Day. It looks like it will be another close race and I won’t be in the top 5 unless I get many nominations.

You can nominate me by going here:

Thanks again, I do appreciate it,


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Save the date: ICD-10 Workshop in Columbus, OH

February 8th, 2014


SAVE THE DATE: June 6, 2014

ICD-10-CM Workshop (not the official title)
in Columbus

Co-sponsored by:
The National Psychologist,
National Association of Social Workers – Ohio Chapter

Mount Carmel East Hospital – Bruce E. Siegel Center
5975 East Broad St. Building #3
Columbus, Ohio 43213

Watch for more information later this month on our website and in the March/April 2014 issue of The National Psychologist.

P.S. If you’re an APA member please nominate me, Todd Finnerty, Psy.D., for APA President… you can do that by going to this website:

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Know someone looking for an alternative to AA?

January 21st, 2014

If you know someone looking for an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, you may want to consider a Harm Reduction approach to alcohol. Want to learn more? Check out my new free podcast episode where I interview Kenneth Anderson.

You can learn more on the website

You can even watch it on YouTube!

As always, thanks for your interest,


President of, LLC

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Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2013

OK, so it’s likely I won’t get all of my holiday reading done, but I suppose I can resolve to at least record you a few more free podcast episodes in the new year. I’m scheduling interviews now— what topics/people would you like to hear about either as a podcast episode a video on YouTube or as a continuing education course for Send me an email at or Tweet @DrFinnerty to let me know.

Also, don’t forget to get your 15 CE credits for reading the DSM-5 (it’s only $69 and a True/False quiz you can review prior to purchase on our website).

Thanks again,


Milk, Cookies & Bariatric Surgery evaluations

December 20th, 2013

Milk, Cookies & Bariatric Surgery evaluations

I’ve been eating plenty of holiday goodies and therefore I thought you might be interested in learning more about psychological evaluations of bariatric surgery patients.

You can watch the full CE course video on YouTube now for FREE… then you can sign up for the CE credits for “Psychological Evaluations of the Bariatric Patient” online. You’ll get 1 CE credit for $29.

Happy Holidays!


Psychology & Some Holiday Reading

December 13th, 2013

OK, we all need a break once in a while. This past year I’ve read more fiction books than I have in quite some time, but that also means I’ve been slacking on reading mental health related books (including ones to put up as courses and giveaway for I’m going to give you a couple classic recommendations of a few fiction books that I’ve now read multiple times so that this past Summer/Fall wasn’t a waste for you, and then I’ll tell you about a large shipment of books I just got from the great people at W. W. Norton & Company. We have been lucky enough to have a good relationship with Guilford Press and now W.W.Norton is also sending books and will be helping us schedule interviews with their authors for our podcast. I will be recording a “new season” of podcast episodes after the holidays so if there is a person or topic you think I should try to convince to do an interview let me know. There are a lot of people out there that I have asked that have given me a tentative yes and I just need to twist their arms to schedule a time.

A quick word on some fiction just for fun… Louis L’Amour is known for his Westerns, but he also wrote 2 historical fiction adventures that I’ve read multiple times since my youth and have enjoyed them both times. I highly recommend both Fair Blows the Wind and The Walking Drum.

I have 3 classic SciFi “space” recommendations for you. One actually is a science fiction trilogy by Isaac Asimov where “psychology” (actually psychohistory) predicts and manipulates the course of history. It is interesting (though does get a tad dry in a few points). It is called the Foundation Trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation (Everyman’s Library (Cloth)). A book I highly recommend, especially if the idea of a colony on the Moon revolting against Earth intrigues you, check out The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.

Two books that I read in my youth and have recently read again and enjoyed again have also just been made in to movies. To keep with the space theme check out Ender’s Game
(and the many other books from Orson Scott Card that come after it– particularly the one’s in the Shadow series that follow “Bean”). Moving away from space back to a fairy tale time long forgotten, I also enjoyed The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again again as an adult and there is no shame in reading something again. In that vein, another set of books I enjoyed in my youth which are more old-world fantasy like the hobbit were surprisingly pleasant when I read them again. Those are The Chronicles of Prydain.

Now for a preview of the mental health related books from W.W. Norton that you can expect to see as CE courses, as potential free book giveaways, and in interviews on the podcast with the authors. As I get through them I will give you some more details on what I thought about each book. I will be busy reading in the coming weeks. The upcoming books, with linkes now also added to our updated website at, are:

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being by Daniel J. Siegel; The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) also by Daniel J. Siegel; Practical Social Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Designing Child-Specific Interventions by Kathleen Koenig; 8 Keys to Stress Management (8 Keys to Mental Health) by Elizabeth Anne Scott; Executive Function & Child Development by Marcie Yeager & Daniel Yeager; Complete Mental Health: The Go-To Guide for Clinicians and Patients (Go-To Guides for Mental Health) by John Ingram Walker; The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It by Margaret Wehrenberg; Parenting the Whole Child: A Holistic Child Psychiatrist Offers Practical Wisdom on Behavior, Brain Health, Nutrition, Exercise, Family Life, Peer … Life, Trauma, Medication, and More . . . by Scott M. Shannon; Mental Health for the Whole Child: Moving Young Clients from Disease & Disorder to Balance & Wellness also by Scott M. Shannon; The Family Guide to Mental Health Care by Lloyd I. Sederer; The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) edited by Diana Fosha, Daniel J. Siegel & Marion F. Solomon; Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians by Kevin P. Stoddart, Lillian Burke & Robert King and coming soon: Charting the Course for Treating Children with Autism: A Beginner’s Guide for Therapists by Linda Kelly & Janice Plunkett D’Avignon.

We’re very grateful to W.W.Norton for passing these books along (and we’ll be passing them along to some of you when we’re done with them).

Also, remember we still have lots of online CE courses including 15 great lectures on ADHD from Russell Barkley, an awesome evidence-based couple therapy video, and don’t forget 15 CE credits for just $60 for answering True/False questions related to the DSM-5. You can even see the T/F questions you’d be asked prior to purchasing the course by going to

As always, THANKS AGAIN, stay warm and have great holidays!


P.S. I’m still working on combining the ICD-10-CM codes used in the U.S.A. with the ICD-10 clinical descriptions from the World Health Organization (they use somewhat different numerical codes). It’ll be our little secret… but you’ll have them before 10/1/2014.

Need an excuse to go to Vegas? (and earn CE credits)

August 29th, 2013, LLC will be co-sponsoring the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) annual conference in Las Vegas February 10-11, 2014.

Check out the courses “PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS REGARDING THE DSM-5″ and “APPLYING ETHICAL THINKING TO CLINICAL PRACTICE.” I think it would be humorous to take an ethics course while in the land of “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” If you’re interested, go to Vegas, get some CE credits… whatever else you do there we don’t need to know about ;)

Check out AABSS’s conference website at

A Great Summer at

July 21st, 2013

We hope you’re having a good summer. We’ve had a few more people earn Certificates of Advanced Training in ADHD by taking 10 of the lectures from Russell Barkley. One of those certificate earners also won herself a free book, Dr. Thomas Phelan’s 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. You can also get CE credits for reading this book. You can also purchase online parenting/discipline videos from Dr. Phelan, author if 1-2-3 Magic, on our website. You can watch them online and get CE credit for it!

It has been a beautiful Summer and not surprisingly I’ve slacked off in recording new podcast episodes. My interview with Dr. Ellen Leibenluft on Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder continues to have a strong lead as the most downloaded episode. It is free and DMDD is in the DSM-5 as an official diagnosis, why not hear from someone who was on the DSM-5 workgroup responsible for it. She is also responsible for much of the research DMDD is based on. By the way, speaking of DMDD you can get 3 CE credits for just 1 buck (1$) for reading my book Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), ADHD and the Bipolar Child Under DSM-5: A Concise Guide for Parents and Professionals. That is a great deal.

Would you like an even better deal? You can get 15 CE credits for just $69 for reading the DSM-5 and answering the quiz designed to guide your learning. The quiz is available for free on out website

I hope you’re having a great summer…


Free DSM-5 Quiz to Guide your Learning

June 8th, 2013

I finally finished the quiz questions based on the DSM-5. I think they’re useful and identify important points and changes in the DSM-5. I put the quiz up on our website for you to review for FREE. It is there in both PDF and Word/docx formats for you to download. If you decide you want to you can then enter those questions in online and get CE credits (which of course aren’t free).

However… is 15 CE credits for just $69 a good enough deal for you? Read the DSM-5 & answer our NEW True/False quiz designed to guide your learning and get 15 CE for just $69. You can even review the quiz before you buy the CE! Come to now to learn more!

Remember, the DSM-5 itself is sold separately

Thanks again, if you have questions let me know. Also, if you’re one of the approx. 100 people who have already purchased the Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder book
either in print or on Kindle I wanted to say thank you. You can learn more about DMDD here.

New podcast episodes & other updates

June 5th, 2013

I just uploaded a new podcast episode at where I interview Dr. Ryan Niemiec about Character Strengths, Mindfulness & positive psychology. We also talked about the Via Institute’s free, online character strengths survey. I took it online for free myself (and we talked about my results in the episode); I think it could be a valuable tool for anyone whether they’re in psychotherapy or not. I recommend you check out this great new episode (listening to the podcast episodes are of course free).

In case you’re curious we have a new overall winner in terms of all-time podcast downloads. The podcast episode with Dr. Ellen Leibenluft on Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and the DSM-5 took the title away from Russell Barkley’s ADHD episode. Dr. Barkley’s episode is in third place while the anxiety and depression episode with Dr. David Burns, author of The Feeling Good Handbook, is fourth all-time. My ramblings about changes in the DSM-5 had a strong May showing and is now the second most downloaded episode all-time on the site. You can of course can get inexpensive CE credits for listening to that one so I might have cheated there. ;) I had also linked to the DMDD episode from a website that is getting plenty of hits at so that may explain the something like 1,500+ download lead that Dr. Leibenluft’s podcast has developed.

Anyway, I’m still plugging away at getting the questions written for the DSM-5 and a few other books including the Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder book. The preorder deals have been extended and I hope to have them done soon. The DSM-5 quiz in particular I think will actually turn out to be pretty useful in terms of recognizing the changes in DSM-5 and getting CE for your review of the manual.

Thanks again,


P.S. If you know any psychologists who didn’t have APA-accredited internships please send them to