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APA Continuing Education Policies

APA Continuing Education Policies


Last Updated: Feb 14, 2021

Effective Date: Feb 19, 2021

Empathy Rocks, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathy Rocks, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The following information is provided for learner consideration before choosing to proceed with APA continuing education.

Educational objectives

  • ​After training, learners should be able to:
    1) Identify basic listening skills from basic listening and motivational interviewing (e.g. reflections, affirmations, and open-ended questions), understand their differences, and how to use them
    2) Demonstrate the accurate performance of reflective listening skills 
    3) Demonstrate the accurate performance of reflective listening skills with diverse populations and specific populations (e.g., parents, crisis, PTSD) tailored to the learners practice setting

Target audience and the instructional level of the activity

  • The target audience for this activity ranges depending on prior evaluation and exposure to performance-based feedback. While this training is designed for an introductory level of learning for therapists and other doctoral-level mental health experts, we have found that advanced learners with limited exposure to performance-based feedback (e.g., have not received in the moment assessment of therapy skills) also benefit from our training.​


  • This is a self-paced learning experience that can be completed at any interval. Progress or credits do not expire.​

Cost, including all fees and the refund/cancellation policy

  • The cost per continuing education credit is $25 (discounts apply for earlier adopters/playtesters and other groups). The basic content can be completed for two credits. Payment is due upon completion of the program and thus cancellation is possible without penalty at any moment prior to receiving the certificate.  ​

Instructor credentials

  • Grin Lord, PsyD, ABPP board-certified clinical psychologist and MINT member is responsible for the content and curriculum design along with a team of seven-PhD level psychologists with expertise in motivational interviewing and a review board of Licensed Social Workers, DEI specialists, AI bias specialists. For more information see the About page.  ​

CE credits offered for each activity

  • 2 continuing education credits are offered for each module such as Listen with Empathy; the modules can be repeated to improve expertise and performance over time. ​

A clear indication of any activities within a program that are not offered for CE credit.

  • Live events may not receive APA credit unless approved in a future application. Currently, no events are approved. ​

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for members of Empathy Rocks, Inc. 



Contact Information

To ask general questions or comment contact us at

Contact names: Grin Lord, PsyD, ABPP or Tai Shinohara, LICSW
Telephone number(s): 425-429-2499 (Select Extension for Dr. Lord or Mr. Shinohara)
Address: Forest Office Park, Building F

14655 Bel-Red Road
Suite 203
Bellevue, WA 98007

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