This coming Tuesday I begin the nine week course in Higher Purpose Parenting taught by Dorcy Pruter.
I’m taking the nine week Webinar course because I believe it is consistent with my professional obligation as a clinical psychologist to maintain my professional knowledge and professional competence (Standard 2.03).
Every two years, clinical psychologists in California renew their license. As part of this two-year renewal, the psychologist must complete 36 hours of continuing education.
It is the professional obligation of psychologists to continually seek knowledge and education, it is our professional obligation to stay abreast of current and emerging developments.
This obligation to seek knowledge is even codified into the ethics code of the APA:
Standard 2.03 Maintaining Competence
Psychologists undertake ongoing efforts to develop and maintain their competence.
Dorcy’s approach to extracting a trauma pathogen from the trans-generational flow is impressive. I understand what she’s doing. It will be successful. I want to learn more. Not because I’m going to incorporate Higher Purpose Parenting into my work. I’m not particularly. I know enough to know the limits of what I should and should not be doing. I know what I don’t know, if that makes any sense. I’m smart enough to know what I should leave to others.
I’m going to leave implementing Higher Purpose Parenting to Dorcy and her coaches. I’m going to absorb information, and I’m going to let it percolate with the other information structures of the pathology. I want to know more about what she’s doing from my professional appreciation for the nature and quality of the intervention, for coordination of services implications, and for the insights her approach has for understanding the nature of trauma and solution.
This coming Tuesday is my first day of class. I’m excited. Should I bring an apple?
Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857