2017 Convention Speaker Announced: Ethics 6 CE

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Friday and Saturday programming for our 3 day fall convention is still in the works. Workshops on transgender, marijuana, and technology are some of the topics under consideration. This year, a 6CE ethics workshop has been secured through The Trust. Click here to register for this workshop or the full convention.


Ethics & The Law: Complications in Communications With Clinical & Forensic Clients provided by Jeffrey N. Younggren, Ph.D., ABPP from The Trust.

Sunday, November 5th, 6 CE

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

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

Program Description:

Jeffrey 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. This workshop will review the professional risks and limits that arise when treating therapists who interact with the legal system. It will also review mandated reporting, confidentiality, testimonial limits, and the danger of advocacy in the courtroom. In addition, the workshop will examine the complexity of child custody testimony and the clear differences that exist between forensic child custody evaluations and treatment based testimony. Finally, it 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.

About the Presenter, Jeffrey Younggren, Ph.D., ABPP:

Jeffrey Younggren, PH.D., ABPP

A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Distinguished Member of the National Academies of Practice (NAP), Dr. Younggren is a clinical and forensic psychologist who practices in Rolling Hills Estates, California. He was a clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine and currently is a clinical professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri. Dr. Younggren served as President of APA Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice). He has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Ethics Committees of the California Psychological Association (CPA) and the APA, the APA Committee on Accreditation, and the APA/APLS Committee that drafted the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology. Dr. Younggren consults to various licensing boards on ethics and standards of care, and qualifies as an expert in criminal, civil and administrative proceedings. For many years before deciding to travel less, he was a favored ethics presenter for The Trust | Professional Liability Insurance for Psychologists.

The Trust workshops

  • The Trust policy holders will receive a 15% discount on their Professional Liability coverage for two consecutive years at policy renewal.
  • This course meets Washington’s 4-hour ethics requirement