Therapy: Continuing Education and You
In the world of professional therapy, continuing education is of the utmost importance. The great thing about the world we live in today is that credits and classroom opportunities are easier to come by than ever before. Just a few short years ago, therapists were forced to make sacrifices and compromises to find time for classroom hours and credits required by the state. This is really no longer the case. With the internet, any professional can find the credits they need in a format convenient to them and their practice. Since the importance of this study cannot be overstated, anything that removes a roadblock can only be considered a good thing.
For those individuals who like to work at their own pace in a multimedia environment, there are a number of options online. In the world of therapy, continuing education credits can be found in several formats. One good example of this is the plethora of web-based seminars available. Doctors and professionals at the tops of their field have held seminars and lectures for as long as such a thing has existed. Until recently, however, you would have had to travel to the lecture hall to see these people in person. It is quite a bit easier these days, when you can simply fire up your computer and watch from the comfort of your favorite chair.
Some people prefer learning away from the computer altogether and those individuals have options available to them as well. DVD based activities take the learning module away from the computer and into the living room. With branching menus, interactive questions, and so on, this can be an interactive experience in all the ways a good internet program can be. It simply depends on how much work the instructor or creators of the videos are willing to put into it.
Of course, real classroom learning hasn’t completely gone by the wayside. For many people involved with therapy, continuing education in a real classroom with a live teacher is still the best way to go. There are many who argue you don’t feel as engaged in the learning process unless you are really there. You can feel free to ask questions and get into a deep discussion about the material being presented. You are able to bounce ideas off others in the class. While e-learning and other alternative forms of education have certainly grown in popularity, few would argue that there isn’t still a place for traditional classroom learning.