2021 National Practice Conference (On-Demand)

Summer CE Bundle – The Trust

For the first time ever, we're offering on-demand access to the 2021 National Practice Conference! This annual event brings together hundreds of psychologists from across the country for 2+ days packed with practice-oriented skill-building and risk management sessions. Now you can get access to ALL 11 sessions and earn a total of 26.5 CE hours for only $500! Plus, Trust policyholders save $100 and pay $400 – that’s only $15.09 per CE!

As with all of our Continuing Education Programs, you'll earn CE for watching and passing a brief exam after each session. Each session below shows the amount of CE you'll earn. Combining a total of six CE from any of these sessions will make you eligible for a 15% savings on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability insurance premium for two consecutive policy periods. To purchase and view this bundle, simply go here or click on the "Go Here to Purchase the 2021 NPC Bundle!" button below.

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Courses Included in This Bundle

  • Ethical and Risk Management Issues in Remote Care: Practicing Telepsychology Safely and Competently (4 CEs)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to the Assessment and Treatment of Insomnia (4 CEs)
  • Keynote - Social Determinants of Mental Health (1 CE)
  • Clinical Considerations for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (1.5 CEs)
  • Legal and Business Considerations for a Successful Practice (1.5 CEs)
  • One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Working with the Complex Patient (1.5 CEs)
  • Relapse and Recycling: The Function of Failure in Successful Behavior Change (3 CEs)
  • The Trust Ethics and Risk Management Roundtable (3 CEs)
  • Trauma and Abuse in the American Asylum-Seeking Process (3 CEs)
  • Developmentally Appropriate Interventions for Children/Adolescents With Anxiety & Related Disorders (3 CEs)
  • Keynote - Harnessing Trusted Influencers to Transform Care in Underserved Populations (1 CE)

Ethical and Risk Management Issues in Remote Care: Practicing Telepsychology Safely and Competently

Presenters: Kevin Ryan, J.D. and Dan Taube, J.D., Ph.D.

Total CE: 4

This session addresses ethical, clinical, risk management, and legal concerns psychologists’ encounter when engaging in remote psychological services. We will review professional and risk-related telepsychology challenges, guidelines and strategies for developing sound approaches to such care. We will give special focus on interjurisdictional service provision, both within and outside of psychology compact (PSYPACT) states.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify four general risk management strategies applicable to telepsychology.
  • Describe three potential challenges to interjurisdictional remote practice.
  • Discuss three Security Rule requirements for the protection of data transmitted or maintained using remote care.
  • List four boundary challenges in delivering remote care.

Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to the Assessment and Treatment of Insomnia

Presenter: Jason Ong, Ph.D.

Total CE: 4

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder with significant consequences on mental and physical health. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) has become the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia, yet it remains under-utilized among those suffering from insomnia. This session provides specific tools for the assessment and treatment of insomnia, focusing on CBT-I and other empirically supported psychological treatments.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the clinical tools used in the assessment of insomnia.
  • Describe at least two cognitive or behavioral techniques used as part of cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia.
  • Discuss potential safety issues to consider when delivering cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia.

Keynote - Social Determinants of Mental Health

Presenter: Rhitu Chatterjee

Total CE: 1

In this keynote presentation, Rhitu Chatterjee, a health correspondent with NPR will talk about how she has come to understand the underlying socio-economic drivers of poor mental health. She will discuss some of her and her colleagues’ recent reporting on the mental health impacts of the pandemic, especially on families, children and communities of color, to illustrate how Covid-19 has exposed and exacerbated those drivers.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the effects of common social determinants on the mental health of individuals and groups.
  • Identify economic and social drivers of poor mental health outcomes in at risk populations.
  • Assess the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on indicators of mental health.

Clinical Considerations for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Presenter: Natalie Gukasyan, M.D.

Total CE: 1.5

This session covers a brief history of psychedelic-assisted therapy, and an overview of all stages of clinical care including screening, preparation, drug administration, and follow-up. This talk will also cover safety considerations and what to expect in the coming years as phase III research rolls into possible approval of psilocybin and MDMA for clinical use.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss screening procedures and safety considerations for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (PAP).
  • Explain the basic components of the therapeutic intervention used in contemporary psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (PAP) clinical trials.
  • Identify the regulatory issues associated with psychedelics and the outlook for approval for clinical use.

Legal and Business Considerations for a Successful Practice

Presenter: Kevin Ryan, J.D.

Total CE: 1.5

Many legal issues need to be considered when setting up or expanding a psychology or behavioral health practice. But very few people are provided with a class or seek training addressing those issues. What about back-office business services? Should you contract those to someone else? When should you consider an S Corp, LLC, or PC? This session addresses basic formation questions and alternatives, telepsychology basics, multi-specialty issues, and much more!

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the professional and legal issues related to establishing a professional versus general business entity.
  • Analyze risks associated with expanding a multi-specialty practice.
  • Assess regulatory issues concerning multi-state telepsychology.
  • Identify the professional, legal, and ethical issues related to contracting for business services, including the management services organization model.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Working with the Complex Patient

Presenter: Stacy Ogbeide, Psy.D.

Total CE: 1.5

Patient complexity is a topic that has grown in popularity due to more attention and resources being given to social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Because of the connection between ACEs and the development of chronic disease, as well as one’s environment, education, and social determinants of health attributing almost 80% of a person’s health outcomes, understanding the unique qualities of patient care in the 21st century is of great importance. Psychology is uniquely qualified to contextually address patient complexity as it relates to treatment outcomes within the evidenced-based practice for psychology, as well as the impact these individuals have on the Quadruple Aim within the US Healthcare System. This session will discuss patient complexity with a micro-and-macro system lens using case examples to demonstrate evidence-informed approaches to care for patients with high needs.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the characteristics of a complex patient.
  • Identify at least one healthcare system issue that contributes to patient complexity.
  • Identify at least one approach for working with complex patients.

Relapse and Recycling: The Function of Failure in Successful Behavior Change

Presenter: Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D.

Total CE: 3

Some individuals may be able to start, stop, or modify a behavior the first time they try. However, most make multiple attempts. Relapse is often used to label someone who has tried and not succeeded. This session will examine the reality and function of relapse in the process of successful behavior change and attempt to change the behavior change conversations from relapse to recycling on the road to successful change. Participants will be asked to examine their strategies for preventing behavior change failures. We will explore how blame, shame, and a sense of failure interfere with successful behavior change, and offer thoughts and strategies on how to address more effectively the reality of reoccurrence and failure to sustain change.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how the term relapse can be stigmatizing and blaming when used in addiction and mental health.
  • Identify at least one healthcare system issue that contributes to patient complexity.
  • Describe recycling as a normal part of trial and error (successive approximation) learning.
  • Demonstrate novel strategies to discuss and debrief reoccurrence events and failure to sustain change with clients.

The Trust Ethics and Risk Management Roundtable

Presenters: Dan Taube, J.D., Ph.D., Marc Martinez, Ph.D., ABPP and Leisl Bryant, Ph.D., ABPP

Total CE: 3

This Trust Roundtable will focus on current ethical, risk and practical challenges providers encounter. We will discuss the basic dimensions and implications of the Open Notes rule (Information Blocking), working with high conflict families, and handling requests for information from the legal system. We will also respond to participants’ questions on these and other risk management topics. The overall goal of this Roundtable will be to heighten participants’ knowledge and skills in addressing the ethical and risk management implications of these challenges and enhance participants’ ability to scrutinize the soundness of various alternative solutions. We will discuss strategies for effective risk management and good patient care when regulations and requirements are unclear.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe two steps in developing an approach to the Open Notes rule.
  • Identify whether (and if so, which of) the eight exceptions to the Open Notes Rule their practice can claim.
  • List three risk management strategies in working with high conflict families.
  • Compile two solutions to legal requests to address issues beyond the provider’s role or scope of competence.
  • Identify two specific dilemmas that arise in professional practice and analyze the relevant ethical and risk management components.

Trauma and Abuse in the American Asylum-Seeking Process

Presenter: Alfonso Mercado, Ph.D.

Total CE: 3

Asylum-seeking families from Central America report substantial trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms: the mean level of posttraumatic distress is 161% higher in immigrant children and 204% higher in immigrant young adults than in non-immigrants, with significant consequences for their physical health and quality of life (Mercado et al., 2019). Recent U.S. policies, including the Migrant Protection Protocols, have further embedded trauma in the asylum-seeking process by forcing families to remain in Mexico, enduring dire living conditions in tent encampments near the border (Mercado et al., in press). Real experiences of immigrant families who traveled from Central America and waited for over a year in the refugee camps in Mexico will be discussed, and recent research using a convergent parallel mixed-methods design will be presented. In addition, best-practices, policy, and advocacy implications will be highlighted in this session.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply current research on trauma and health in recently immigrated families seeking asylum.
  • Describe the psychological consequences of the Migrant Protection Protocols on children and families.
  • Demonstrate best practices for working with asylum-seeking families, including trauma-informed treatment.
  • Identify the policy and advocacy implications of working with this clinical population.

Developmentally Appropriate Interventions for Children/Adolescents With Anxiety & Related Disorders

Presenter: Donna Pincus, Ph.D.

Total CE: 3

Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent and impairing classes of psychopathology to affect youth. Understanding the factors that contribute to anxiety, learning ways to distinguish between normal and clinical levels of anxiety, and learning a range of evidence-based treatment tools can help equip clinicians to provide exceptional care to patients and their families. Participants will also learn ways to developmentally tailor all of the core, evidence based anxiety skills so that they can be effectively delivered to all youth—from the youngest preschoolers through the oldest adolescents. Furthermore, using hands-on learning techniques and illustrative case video examples, participants will learn to apply these skills and will be well-prepared to treat youth with a range of presenting problems.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare between normal and clinical levels of anxiety in youth throughout development.
  • Describe several factors contributing to the etiology and maintenance of anxiety disorders in youth.
  • Utilize a range of evidence-based treatment tools to treat anxiety disorders in youth.
  • Discuss ways of developmentally tailoring treatment for anxiety to youth—from young preschoolers to older adolescents.
  • Apply information learned about developmentally tailoring anxiety interventions with youth using illustrative clinical case examples.

Keynote - Harnessing Trusted Influencers to Transform Care in Underserved Populations

Presenter: Andre Hughes

Total CE: 1

Healthcare in America is complex, costly and impersonal. It does nothing to address real-life issues: joblessness, loneliness and access to healthy food that get in the way of good health. And like so many things in America, the quality of care is correlated with race. Similar to unpaid family caregivers, local community health workers (CHWs), nonprofits, clergy and celebrities are trusted influencers because they share a common background and are also "natural helpers:" innately empathic, altruistic, and their shared identity with patients makes them more powerful than care coordinators and case managers. We discuss an innovative infrastructure that integrates culturally similar influencers, providers and patients; and that makes access to them possible from the palm of your hand using mobile smartphones.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe a social ecosystem to connect every family member to the help they need.
  • Explain how engagement can be powered by trusted partnerships.
  • Apply equitable access to culturally-informed programs, services and advocacy.

NOTE: This information is provided as a risk management resource and is not legal advice or an individualized personal consultation. At the time this resource was prepared, all information was as current and accurate as possible; however, regulations, laws, or prevailing professional practice standards may have changed since the posting or recording of this resource. Accordingly, it is your responsibility to confirm whether regulatory or legal issues that are relevant to you have since been updated and/or to consult with your professional advisors or legal counsel for timely guidance specific to your situation. As with all professional use of material, please explicitly cite The Trust as the source if you reproduce or distribute any portion of these resources.

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