AzPA CE Presentation: Ethics & Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums

January 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Rio Salado Community College Conference Center: M&M Room
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

Ethics & Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums

Presented By: Daniel O. Taube, JD, PhD

Event Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CE Program 
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 pm CE Program

Breakfast and lunch will be included in the cost of registration

Rio Salado Community College Conference Center: M&M Room
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

Please click here for directions.

Program Description
For almost 25 years, The Trust has been providing continuing education workshops and individual consultations, with a focus on improving psychologists’ risk management skills and strategies. These workshops have evolved from basic concepts and strategies, to a more applied, integrated, and strategic approach to help you protect yourself from adverse disciplinary and legal actions. For this newest workshop, The Trust Risk Management Program reviewed data from over 70,000 consultations provided to date in order to determine which issues and questions are most pressing for today’s psychologists. Topics will include boundaries and multiple relationships, challenging terminations, working with children in the midst of family confl ict, coping with disciplinary complaints, and psychotherapy patient requests for legally-related documentation.

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
1. Describe basic principles of risk management, as applied to several specific clinical situations that frequently arise in professional practice
2. Identify high risk boundary violations and multiple relationship situations
3. Recall important considerations when making therapeutic termination decisions
4. Evaluate potential risks when working with children in high- conflict families
5. Formulate a plan for responding to disciplinary or legal complaints
6. Identify issues and strategies when psychotherapy patients make quasi-forensic requests.

Speaker Biography
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 a Full Professor 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 Track and member of the Child/Family Track. His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, addictions, and disability and parenting. In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice for 23 years, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for the past 20 years, and taught graduate and professional level courses on ethical and legal issues in professional practice for 25 years. Dr. Taube regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns.

CE Credits
6 credit hours will be available

Registration Fees
AzPA Full Member: $200
AzPA Student/Postdoc/Retired Member: $100
Non-Member Professional: $275
Non-Member Student/Postdoc/Retired: $150

 This Event is presented in association with the Trust


All participants of Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA) events and programs must agree to follow a Code of Conduct: 

Expected Behavior

  • Be considerate and respectful of other guests, presenters and staff.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory and/or harassing behavior and speech.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply at once. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, AzPA may take action deemed appropriate, including expulsion from the event. *Refunds may be requested following expulsion. 


$200.00 Full Member

$100.00 Member- Student/Postdoc/Retired

$150.00 Non-Member Student/Postdoc/Retired

$275.00 Non-member Professionals