(New Live Stream Webinar) Ethics & the Law: Complications in Communications with Clinical and Forensic Clients

Featuring Jeffrey N. Younggren, Ph.D., ABPP

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Length: 6 hours

CE Hours: 6

Webinar Details

One Day Only: Saturday, April 29, 2017

  • Eastern Time 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Central Time 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Mountain Time 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Pacific Time 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Presented by The Trust and The Trust Practice and Risk Management Association (TrustPARMA)

(NEW TRUST WORKSHOP) PRESENTED BY DR. JEFFREY N. YOUNGGREN:  Ethics & the Law: Complications in Communications with clinical and forensic Clients

  • 6 Ethics Continuing Education Credits
  • 15% off Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Policy premium (for 2 consecutive renewals at next policy renewal)

Webinar Description

Jeffrey N. Younggren, Ph.D., ABPP, will discuss the current high risk contexts for ethics complaints and malpractice liability. Participants will learn new tactics to reduce stress and prevent negative outcomes related to complicated ethical issues and concerns in their interactions with clients. Dr. Younggren will review the professional risks and limits that arise when treating therapists who interact with the legal system. He will also review mandated reporting, confidentiality, testimonial limits, and the danger of advocacy in the courtroom. In addition, Dr. Younggren will examine the complexity of child custody testimony and the clear differences that exist between forensic child custody evaluations and treatment based testimony. Finally, he will explore the world of healthcare record audits and how much information can be shared from the treatment record with outside agencies including insurance companies.


  • Summarize the areas of high risk for professional psychology practice
  • Describe how to implement risk management strategies from a conceptual perspective
  • Recognize how state mandates impact professional conduct in order to maintain a client oriented approach when dealing with ethical dilemmas
  • Explain how to place limits on your role when called upon to be part of a legal proceeding
  • Discuss how to deal with health care record audits

Continuing Education Credits

Ethics & the Law: Complications in Communications with Clinical and Forensic Clients 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.

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You view the webinar in the same way on-site participants view the live workshop. You take the same breaks and lunch break as on-site participants. 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 (codes will be flashed onscreen and must be recorded and provided to verify attendance),
  • complete a brief evaluation form.

Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts:

Completing this webinar 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 recordkeeping 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:
Continuing Education
The Trust
111 Rockville Pike, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (800) 477-1200

Produced By:

The Trust

Supplementary Materials

  • Ethics & the Law - Agenda & Slides