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(On Demand) Ethical Risk Management in Complex Situations

Featuring Jeffrey N. Younggren, Ph.D., ABPP, Eric A. Harris, Ed.D., J.D., Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D., Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D.

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Length: 2 CE Hours

CE Hours: 2 Continuing Education Hours


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


Ethical Risk Management in Complex Situations

This was originally presented as a symposium at the 2014 APA Annual Convention by The Trust’s Advocates: Eric A. Harris, Ed.D, J.D.; Jeffrey N. Younggren, Ph.D., ABPP; Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D.;  and Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D. Moderated by Jana N. Martin, Ph.D.

  • 2 Continuing Education Credits 
  • CE credits may apply towards a 5% discount on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability insurance premium (premium discount of 5% for 4 hours of CE credit from an organization approved by APA to offer CE credit)

OnDemand

$30.00 – Insured through The Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Program
$45.00 – Non-insureds


Ethical Risk Management in Complex Situations

This presentation contains four vignettes addressing ethical and risk management issues raised by policyholders when contacting The Trust's Advocate 800 Risk Management Consultation Service.  The vignettes deal with the risks and ethical issues presented by (1) participation in an electronic medical records system of a medical practice, a model incentivized by the Affordable Care Act; (2) by a psychologist's discovery of his/her potentially disabling illness and the necessity to precipitously wind down his/her practice; (3) coping with an aggressive, hostile, or false internet review from a disgruntled former client; and (4) coping with a difficult supervision situation which could involve vicarious legal and licensing board exposure. This was originally presented as a symposium at the 2014 APA convention


Learning Objective

  • Participants will be expected to analyze four vignettes and identify and discuss ethical and risk management challenges presented.

  • Participants will be able to identify ethical and risk management issues presented by mandated participation in an electronic medical record system where mental health notes will be broadly available to members of the medical practice and their staff.

  • Participants will be able to identify ethical and risk management issues in coping with a private-practitioner psychologist's discovery of her potentially disabling illness and the necessity to wind down her practice.

  • Participants will be able to identify ethical and risk management issues presented in dealing with an aggressive, hostile review on a treatment-provider rating website and potential strategies for protecting their practices from the damaging impacts of such reviews.

  • Participants will be able to identify ethical and risk management challenges presented by a difficult supervision situation and strategies for preventing such situations in the future.


Important Notice:

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. However, APA rules require that in order to download your CE certificate, receive CE credits, and become eligible for a discount on the Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance policy premium, you must:

  • Complete the entire webinar,
  • pass a brief exam, and,
  • complete a brief evaluation form.
You are required to achieve a passing score of 75 percent or higher.  You are allowed three attempts to successfully complete the exam.  If you are unsuccessful on the third attempt, you must re-purchase the course to try again.

Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts:

  • Unless otherwise noted, you can combine 6 or more CE credit hours earned from The Trust’s webinars and become eligible for a 10% savings on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance premium for one renewal.
  • You can also combine 4 or more CE credit hours earned from The Trust’s webinars or any other continuing education programs authorized by APA to offer CE credit and become eligible for a 5% savings on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance premium for one renewal.
  • To obtain CE discounts, download and submit CE certificates (totaling 4 or 6 hours as explained above and completed within the previous 15 months) with your insurance application/renewal.
  • Discounts are not applicable to Researcher/Academician or Student policies.
  • Group policies become eligible for CE discounts when at least 50% of individuals insured under the group policy submit CE certification totaling the number of credits needed for a particular percentage discount.
  • All applications are individually underwritten and submission of CE certification will not guarantee insurance policy issuance or renewal.

Continuing Education Credits

Ethical Risk Management in Complex Situations 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.


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:

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

Email: grievances@trustinsurance.com

 

 


Produced By:

The Trust

Supplementary Materials

  • Eric A. Harris, Ed.D., J.D. - Online Reviews and Attacks
  • Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D. - Preparing for Illness-Retirement
  • Dan Taube, J.D., Ph.D. - Supervisory Challenges
  • Jeffrey N. Younggren, Ph.D. - Electronic Record System
  • APA Ethics Code, Helpful Guidelines and Sample Consent Forms, Articles of Interest and more information about The Trust.
 

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