(On Demand) Sequence II: Ethics Risk Management in Specific High Risk Areas
Featuring Eric A. Harris, Ed.D., J.D.
Length: 6 hours
CE Hours: 6
Presented by The Trust and The Trust Practice and Risk Management Association (TrustPARMA)
(On Demand) Sequence II: Ethics Risk Management in Specific High Risk Areas:
- 6 Ethics Continuing Education Credits*
- 15% off Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Policy premium
(for 2 consecutive renewals at policy renewal).
$175 – Insured through The Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Program
$250 – Non-insureds
Risk Management in Specific High Risk Areas
For the last ten years, there has been a major increase in the number of lawsuits, licensing board complaints, and ethics committee complaints against clinical psychologists. As managed care continues to dominate third party reimbursement in both the private and public sectors, any adverse disciplinary event can make it difficult, if not impossible to meet credentialing requirements. The changes in the economic system have led to changes in therapeutic approaches and business organizations that, in turn, have increased the complexity of the legal and regulatory environment. In these difficult times, a risk management strategy is an essential element of professional practice.
After providing a basic introduction to identifying legal and ethical risks involved in working with high risk patients and situations, this workshop will focus on four specialized areas of practice: working with couples and families, working with potentially suicidal clients, professional consultation and supervision, and dealing with subpoenas and court testimony.
The primary workshop goal is to allow practitioners to identify potential legal and ethical problems in these areas so that risks of lawsuits and disciplinary complaints can be minimized. Dr. Harris will suggest strategies, which will make it more likely that a psychologist will prevail if she/he is unfortunate enough to be the target of these sometimes unavoidable events. The program will describe how and when practitioners can utilize the Trust Advocate 800 Risk Management Consultation Service as part of their own risk management strategies.
The workshop is primarily directed to psychologists in private practice but it applicable to all sites where health services are provided.
- Learn about The Trust risk management philosophy including strategies for identifying high risk situations and managing professional practice risks
- Learn about managing potential conflicts in conjoint treatment with couples and families, with particular emphasis on the special risks associated with divorce
- Learn essential risk management strategies for identifying and managing outpatient suicide risk
- Learn ethical and risk management issues in supervision and consultation
- Learn how to manage subpoenas and testimony in an ethical risk managed manner
Continuing Education Credits
Risk Management in Specific High Risk Areas is sponsored by The Trust and TrustPARMA. The Trust is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Trust maintains responsibility for this program and its content. No refunds will be offered for this workshop. Grievances about the workshop may be addressed to The Trust.
* Please check your state’s continuing education requirements to determine this webinar’s eligibility for ethics continuing education credit.
Because this webinar is on-demand, once you are registered and have created a login account, you can view the webinar at any time in whatever time increments are most convenient (e.g., all 6 hours at once; 3, 2, or 1-hour increments) as often as is needed to complete the sequence. However, APA rules require that in order to download your CE certificate, receive 6 CE credits, and become eligible for the Trust professional liability policy premium discount, you must:
- view the entire webinar sequence,
- pass a webinar exam, and,
- complete a brief evaluation form.
Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts:
Completing one of The Trust’s Ethics and Risk Management Webinar sequences earns 6 CE credits and eligibility to receive a 15% premium discount on Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance for the next 2 consecutive policy periods. To obtain CE discounts, download and submit CE certification for this webinar (completed within the previous 15 months) with your insurance application/renewal. The 15% discount is not applicable to Researcher/Academician or Student policies. Group policies become eligible for the CE discount when at least 50% of those insured under the group policy submit CE certification. All applications are individually underwritten and submission of CE certification will not guarantee insurance policy issuance or renewal.
Continuing Education Grievance Policy
The Trust is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. The Trust will comply with all legal and ethical guidelines for non-discrimination in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of CE participants. The Trust CE Director is responsible for complying with these standards.
While the Trust strives to assure fair treatment for all participants and to anticipate problems before they occur, occasionally grievances may be filed. In cases where a participant files a written or oral grievance, the following actions are taken:
- If the grievance concerns the content of the workshop, webinar, book or the continuing education test, a Trust representative will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the CE Director or a Trust representative will either provide a credit for a subsequent CE offering or provide a partial or full refund of the CE fee already paid.
- Actions involving a credit or a refund will require a written note documenting the grievance for record-keeping purposes. The aggrieved individual need not sign the note. If the grievance specifically concerns The Trust, the CE Director or Trust representative will attempt to arbitrate.
Direct correspondence to:
111 Rockville Pike, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (800) 477-1200
- Sequence II - Agenda
- Sequence II - Slides
- APA Ethics Code, Helpful Guidelines and Sample Consent Forms, Articles of Interest and more information about The Trust.
1 User Review
"I very much enjoyed Dr. Harris' presentation. It was a nice review with updates from the literature and great re-fresher."
— Jo V.