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CE Event: Perplexing Problems in Psychological Practice: Decision Science, Ethics & Risk Management

  • December 02, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Webinar
  • 60

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Presented By: Marc Martinez, PhD, ABPP and Daniel O. Taube, JD, PhD

Event Schedule
8:45 - 9:00 am Check-in
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CE Presentation
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 - 3:30 pm CE Presentation

Program Description

For over two decades, The Trust has worked to educate and support psychologists in improving their risk management skills and strategies by providing live workshops, webinars, risk management consultation and expanding resources. The 10th workshop in our Sequence series will continue to emphasize more applied, integrated and strategic methods to help you protect yourself from adverse disciplinary and legal actions, and stay grounded in ethical principles and practices. The Trust Risk Management Consultants have culled subject matter from some 80,000 consultations provided to date to focus this workshop on problems practitioners often encounter. Topics will  include how decision science can inform clinical and ethical decision-making; interjurisdictional practice challenges and navigating the PSYPACT era; complexities in structuring and conducting supervision; managing technology and privacy concerns in practice; and handling subpoenas and depositions.
The workshop is designed for an intermediate level.

Target Audience: The Trust’s workshops and webinars are appropriate primarily for psychologists and psychology students, but may also be useful to other related behavioral health practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe basic principles of risk management, as applied to several specific clinical situations that frequently arise in professional practice.
  • Identify core heuristics and biasing processes that can interfere with appropriate risk management and ethical decision-making.
  • List three strategies to ameliorate decision-making challenges.
  • Describe preliminary considerations prior to engaging in interjurisdictional practice.
  • Evaluate potential issues and preventive responses to supervisory risks.
  • Identify three methods for reducing privacy risks when using technology in clinical practice and responding appropriately to breaches if they occur.
  • Name three strategies for handling subpoenas and deposition demands.

CE Credits
6 Ethics credits are available for attendance.

Speaker Bios

Dr. Marc A. Martinez received his B.A. from Cornell University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He completed a predoctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology. In 2011, Dr. Martinez became board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Forensic Psychology. Dr. Martinez is a licensed psychologist in Indiana (Health Service Provider in Psychology), Ohio, and New York.

Dr. Martinez maintains a private practice in Indiana that specializes in clinical and forensic psychological evaluations of juveniles and adults involved in criminal and civil legal matters. Prior to establishing his private practice in Indiana, Dr. Martinez maintained a private practice in New York devoted to clinical and forensic psychology. His other positions have included working as the lead forensic psychologist for a secured forensic unit at a state psychiatric hospital in Georgia and as an independent examiner for New York State’s Bureau of Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment.

Dr. Martinez is actively involved in various professional leadership positions. He has previously served as Treasurer and President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, Vice Chair and Chair of the American Board of Professional Psychology’s Ethics Committee, Chair of the Forensics Committee for the American Psychological Association’s Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice), and Chair of the American Psychology Association’s Committee on Professional Practice and Standards.

Daniel O. Taube earned his J.D. from Villanova University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in 1987, as a member of the Hahnemann/ Villanova Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is Professor Emeritus at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco at Alliant International University, past Psy.D. Program Director, founder and coordinator of the Forensic Family Child.

His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, and addictions. In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice since 1990, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for over 20 years, and taught graduate and professional level courses on ethical and legal issues in professional practice for over 25 years. Dr. Taube regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns.

This event is in partnership with The Trust. Workshop completion earns 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.

The Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AzPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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