Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: Writing Accessible Psychological Reports for Diverse Audiences (Arrington, Begyn, orig. 11.3.2023)
6/27/2024 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

We are pleased that you are interested in IPA's Homestudy Continuing Education Programs!

This process is straightforward:  Watch the recording. Complete the evaluation and pass the short test. Receive CE certificate via email.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email, including a critical link and confirmation code. At the very bottom of the email message, you will find an Attendee Confirmation Code for (name) and a link to Log in to event portal at (link). Once logged in, you will see instructions and links to the recording as well as the evaluation and test.


Originally offered as:
IPA 2023 Webinar Series
1.5 Hours of Category I CE credit

Thursday, November 3rd, 2023 3:30 am - 5:00 pm ET

Writing Accessible Psychological Reports for Diverse Audiences
Psychological reports provide a tangible representation of a patient's history, explanations for their current functioning and behavior, and recommendations to improve wellbeing. As the field of psychology has evolved, there is an increased need to write reports more quickly, for multiple audiences, and in a more accessible manner. This presentation will review common barriers to readers' ability to understand psychological reports and describe techniques to improve utility for diverse groups and follow-through with recommendations.
Learning Objectives: 
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.    List common communication barriers that impact patient, family, schools, and referral sources' comprehension of our psychological reports and their willingness and ability to implement stated recommendations (e.g., don't read report, not enough time to implement recommendations). 
2.    Describe how our report writing styles may further disenfranchise minority populations.
3.    Describe how to apply techniques to increase access to reports for our diverse audiences, such as shortening reports, decreasing the reading levels, and providing tangible and feasible recommendations.

Presenter Bio:  Elaine Arrington, Ph.D.
Dr. Elaine Arrington is a pediatric neuropsychology fellow at IU School of Medicine. She has clinical experience evaluating children, adolescents, and young adults with complex medical disorders and neurodevelopmental conditions and a research background focusing on neurocognitive factors associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Dr. Arrington

Presenter Bio:  Liz Begyn, Ph.D., HSPP
Dr. Elizabeth Begyn is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is an assistant clinical professor in the department of neurology with IU School of Medicine.  She is the Clinic Director of the Department of Pediatric Neuropsychology at IU Health and Co-Director of IU School of Medicine Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship Program. She has extensive clinical experience evaluating children, adolescents, and young adults with complex medical disorders, developmental conditions, and psychiatric conditions.

Dr. Begyn

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. Non-Indiana licensees are also advised to check with their state's licensing board to assure their state accepts continuing education programs approved by entities approved by the APA.
We ask that all participants watch the entire recorded presentation, and complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Drs. Arrington & Begyn and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
IPA Platinum - $15
IPA New, Premier, & Emeritus-Practicing - $20
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $25
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $40