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    Sequence XIV: Ethics and Risk Management of Navigating New Frontiers in Psychological Practice

    6 CE Hours available (APA approved)

    Date: October 18, 2024
    Time: 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    10-minute breaks each hour and a 30-minute lunch break

    Member: $78
    Nonmember: $120*

    Limited Time New Member Course Discount of 50%: If you sign up as a new member today ($155 Full Membership for first year), you’ll receive a discount code to register for the course for only $39.

    Workshop Description

    For over two decades, the Trust has worked to educate and support psychologists in improving their ethics and risk management skills and strategies by providing live workshops, webinars, risk management consultations, and expanding resources. This 14th Workshop in our Sequence series continues to emphasize applied, integrated, and strategic methods to help you stay grounded in ethical principles and practices, and to protect you from adverse disciplinary and legal actions.

    In today’s swiftly changing landscape, psychologists are witnessing a surge of fresh opportunities and possibilities. These emerging frontiers not only broaden the scope of professional activities for aiding clients and patients through innovative methods, but also offer avenues to enhance and support practice in ways that were once unimaginable. However, these new territories also come with their own set of unique challenges, unforeseen risks, and uncertainties.

    Workshop XIV is dedicated to exploring the ethical considerations and risk management strategies essential for effectively maneuvering through these novel domains in psychological practice. Specific topics include:

    • Necessary considerations for expanding one’s practice into new areas
    • Psychedelic assisted therapy (PAT)
    • The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in psychological practice
    • Issues related to digital security, new understandings of PSYPACT and inter-jurisdictional telepsychology (IJTP)
    • Effectively managing transitions in one’s practice (e.g., new employment, retirement, disability/illness, professional wills)

    Objectives

    • Describe basic principles of ethics and risk management, as applied to several specific clinical situations that arise in professional practice.
    • List at least three areas of the ethics code relevant to expanding one’s psychological practice into new directions.
    • Describe potential risks psychologists face when growing their business in new areas.
    • Summarize at least three risk management strategies that can assist in mitigating risk.
    • Explain the current state of legality regarding this model of treatment; identify areas of unique risk when practicing PAT; and delineate at least five specific strategies for ethically managing those risks.
    • Define psychedelic assisted therapy (PAT).
    • Differentiate between legal and illegal interjurisdictional telepsychology (IJTP) practice and explain multiple avenues for legal practice.
    • Define three benefits and three risks of using artificial intelligence in psychological practice.
    • Identify three aspects of HIPAA that apply to privacy and security in emerging technology.
    • Summarize four steps in preparing for transitions in professional practice, and three action steps when these changes occur.
    • Delineate at least four risk management strategies for IJTP, both within and outside of PSYPACT, including the management of patients in crisis across jurisdictions.

    About the Speaker

    Leisl M. Bryant, Ph.D., ABPP

    Dr. Bryant is a licensed New Hampshire and Massachusetts-based clinical and forensic psychologist, with board certification in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She received her B.A. from the University of West Florida, her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duquesne University, and completed a forensic postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Law and Psychiatry Program.

    Working in both criminal and civil arenas, Dr. Bryant has maintained a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology for nearly two decades and has provided psychological services in a variety of forensic and therapeutic settings.

    Dr. Bryant is a Fellow with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and formerly served as President and Executive Director of the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA). She also served on the NHPA Ethics Committee for over ten years, received the Margaret M. Riggs Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the State of New Hampshire, and was awarded the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. Dr. Bryant brings extensive experience in forensic, clinical, and ethical consultation, academic instruction, and professional presentation to her role on the risk management team.

    Working in both criminal and civil arenas, Dr. Bryant has maintained a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology for nearly two decades and has provided psychological services in a variety of forensic and therapeutic settings.

    Dr. Bryant is a Fellow with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and formerly served as President and Executive Director of the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA). She also served on the NHPA Ethics Committee for over ten years, received the Margaret M. Riggs Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the State of New Hampshire, and was awarded the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. Dr. Bryant brings extensive experience in forensic, clinical, and ethical consultation, academic instruction, and professional presentation to her role on the risk management team.

    Event Details

    Sequence XIV: Ethics and Risk Management of Navigating New Frontiers in Psychological Practice is sponsored by The Trust. 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.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount.

    Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts

    Workshop completion earns 6 CE credits and eligibility to receive a 15% premium discount on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance for your next 2 consecutive policy periods. To obtain CE discounts, submit CE certification from an organization approved by APA to offer CE credit (must have been completed within the previous 15 months) with the insurance application. Discounts cannot be combined and are 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.

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