2022 National Practice Conference (On-Demand)

NPC 2022 – The Trust

To the 2022 National Practice Conference is now available on-demand! 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 9 sessions and earn a total of 18.5 CE hours for only $400! Plus, Trust policyholders save $100 and pay $300 – that’s only $16.22 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 NPC 2022 Bundle!" button below.

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Courses Included in This Bundle

  • Clinicians and the Court - Risk Management Tips for Clinical Psychologists (3 CEs)
  • What You Need to Know About Assessing and Treating Anger in Your Practice (3 CEs)
  • SAMHSA's Leadership Efforts to Mitigate COVID-19's Impact on Mental and Behavioral Health (1 CE)
  • Compassion Fatigue Resilience: Awareness, Prevention & Intervention for Health Service Psychologists (1.5 CEs)
  • Mitigating Risk in Transgender Health through Gender-Affirming and Competent Care (1.5 CEs)
  • Practical, Evidence-Based Clinical Skills for Addressing Racial Stress with Black Adolescents (1.5 CEs)
  • The Veteran Knows: The Veterans Healthcare Administration's (VHA's) Response to Mental Health Needs of Veterans and their Families (1 CE)
  • Engaging Children and Teens Through Telepsychology (3 CEs)
  • Empowered Relief: A Single-Session Pain Relief Skills Intervention for Acute and Chronic Pain (3 CEs)

Clinicians and the Court - Risk Management Tips for Clinical Psychologists

Presenters: Leisl Bryant, Ph.D., ABPP, Julie Jacobs, Psy.D., J.D. & Marc Martinez, Ph.D., ABPP

Total CE: 3

This three-hour session will focus on ethics and risk management considerations for forensic issues commonly faced by psychologists in clinical settings. We will start with a discussion of subpoenas and court orders, identifying the differences between the two and the steps to take upon their receipt. The second part of the session will take us into the courtroom, exploring the nuances associated with testimony at a hearing or a deposition. The discussion will focus on practical tips for clinicians – how to respond to questions while testifying; billing for testimony; the differences between a deposition and a hearing; and related topics. We will also delve into the conflicts between clinical and forensic roles and ways to avoid these inherent problems. The final section of the presentation will address common situations encountered by clinicians in which these roles conflict and associated ethical and risk management issues emerge. Specifically, considerations when working with high conflict families will be explored and strategies for managing requests from clients for letters or evaluations that may be outside the scope of a treating therapist’s role. Throughout the session, presenters will identify ethical considerations and risk management strategies for clinicians to use when dealing with court-related or administrative matters and participants will learn practical ways to deal with requests from clients that are beyond the scope of a treating clinician.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the differences between subpoenas and court orders and identify at least three specific steps to respond.
  • Explain the primary distinctions between and potential risks of testifying at depositions versus court hearings/trials.
  • List at least four risk management strategies for testifying as a treating clinician and for billing for one’s time.
  • Analyze and identify minimally five conflicts between clinical and forensic roles and related ethical/risk management issues in taking on multiple roles with the same patient/client.
  • Describe three pitfalls in working with high conflict families and compile at least three specific strategies for minimizing such risks.
  • Identify two potential ethical and risk management problems with writing letters or evaluations for patients/clients that are outside the role of the treating clinician and create a risk management plan for responding to such requests.

What You Need to Know About Assessing and Treating Anger in Your Practice

Presenter: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., ABPP

Total CE: 3

Although anger is one of the basic human emotions and has been identified as a cause of human suffering since ancient times, it is underrepresented in the clinical literature. Practitioners have less information on how to assess, diagnose, and treat clinical anger problems. However, clinicians are likely to see as many clients presenting with disturbed anger as they see patients with anxiety and depression problems. Also, the identification and treatment of anger problems appear less in our graduate education curricula and continuing education courses. This session discusses why practitioners need to know about clinical interventions for anger and what science tells us about anger that can guide us to help our clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how excessive anger is a harmful and dysfunctional form of psychopathology.
  • Describe how comorbid anger complicates the delivery of psychological services.
  • Describe how anger symptoms appear in DSM 5 & ICD-11-CM.
  • Describe the limitation of existing assessment measures of anger.
  • Describe the effectiveness of different treatments for clinical anger.
  • Design treatment plans based on empirically supported interventions for angry patients.

SAMHSA's Leadership Efforts to Mitigate COVID-19's Impact on Mental and Behavioral Health

Presenter: Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D.

Total CE: 1

Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will speak to her agency's leadership efforts to mitigate COVID-19's impact on mental and behavioral health. Current and future initiatives, along with the role that psychologists play in pandemic recovery will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize SAMHSA's resources, including 988 and Crisis Services, when providing care for patients.
  • Describe how the federal government's health initiatives impact your patients and practice.
  • Explain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation's mental and behavioral health.

Compassion Fatigue Resilience: Awareness, Prevention & Intervention for Health Service Psychologists

Presenter: Kerry A. Schwanz, Ph.D.

Total CE: 1.5

In this presentation, Dr. Schwanz will provide an overview about compassion fatigue (CF), including signs and symptoms as well as risk factors. She will also discuss risk management components of compassion fatigue. Self-care practices and ways to increase compassion satisfaction for preventing CF and for mitigating its negative effects will be emphasized. Resources and practices for building compassion fatigue resilience (CFR) will be shared.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain compassion fatigue (CF) and its signs and symptoms.
  • Identify potential risk management issues related to compassion fatigue.
  • Identify best practices for prevention and building compassion fatigue resilience (CFR).

Mitigating Risk in Transgender Health through Gender-Affirming and Competent Care

Presenter: Cesar A. Gonzalez, Ph.D., LP, ABPP

Total CE: 1.5

Approximately 90% of transgender and gender diverse individuals who seek to transition gender use mental health services. This session provides psychologists with an overview of the biomedical-psychosocial-legal trajectory typical of transgender and gender-diverse individuals who seek gender transition. Practical learning points specific to psychologists will be reviewed, including terminology, assessment, pre- and post-hormone and surgery evaluations, and evidence-based best practices for providing psychological services that are gender-affirming and competent.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify one example of how historical bias against gender diverse people directly influences health disparities and engagement in health care.
  • Describe the minority stress model to contextualize often encountered by psychologists, including at least one proximal stressor and one distal stressor.
  • Apply gender-affirming practices when delivering psychological services to transgender and gender diverse people and their families.
  • Describe strategies to optimize care and mitigate ethical and legal dilemmas when working clinically with gender diverse individuals and their families.

Practical, Evidence-Based Clinical Skills for Addressing Racial Stress with Black Adolescents

Presenter: Ryan C.T. DeLapp, Ph.D.

Total CE: 1.5

Have you ever wondered how you can prepare yourself to engage in meaningful, culturally-sensitive, and therapeutic conversations about racial stress with Black adolescents? If so, this session is for you! Specifically, attendees will be introduced to strategies for evaluating the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impacts of discrimination on Black adolescents. Also, attendees will learn how to use a CBT-based framework for incorporating experiences of discrimination into one's overall case conceptualization. Lastly, this session will focus on how clinicians can collaborate with adolescents to formulate clear treatment goals and identify evidence-based interventions that promote empowerment, self-acceptance, and emotional healing from past, current, and/or anticipated racial stressors. This session will feature clinical examples from teens and emerging adults who have participated in the recently launched Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Healing (REACH) program at Montefiore Medical Center's Child/Adolescent Outpatient Department.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impacts of racial stress during unstructured, less formal conversations about racial stress throughout the course of treatment with teens.
  • Conceptualize the impacts of racial stress on Black adolescents using a novel framework entitled the Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Healing - Unifying Principles.
  • Adapt CBT interventions (including third wave approaches) to formulate culturally responsive interventions for racial stress.

The Veteran Knows: The Veterans Healthcare Administration's (VHA's) Response to Mental Health Needs of Veterans and their Families

Presenter: Tamara Campbell, M.D., Psy.D., DFAPA

Total CE: 1

Dr. Campbell will discuss the Veterans Healthcare Administration’s (VHA) ongoing responses to the changing mental health needs of our nation’s veterans and their families. Dr. Campbell will focus on current and future initiatives within the VHA. She will discuss the role of psychologists in independent practice in meeting the needs of veterans and their families.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the Veterans Healthcare Administration’s integrated system of mental health care.
  • List cultural competencies required when working with veterans and their families.
  • Utilize Veterans Healthcare Administration resources when treating veterans and their families in independent practice.

Engaging Children and Teens Through Telepsychology

Presenters: Mary Alvord, Ph.D. & Mi-Young Ryee, Ph.D.

Total CE: 3

While the past several years during the pandemic has resulted in a high rate of telepsychology, it is here to stay. Questions remain as to how best to engage youth in evidence-based treatment through virtual psychotherapy and possible advantages of telepsychology over in-person treatment. This session will primarily focus on the clinical aspects of providing and engaging youth in individual and group therapy. The most current telehealth research that adds strategies of best practice will be discussed. Essentials and ethical obligations required for telepsychology services pertinent to minors and families will be discussed highlighting key Practice Guidelines for Telemental Health with Children and Adolescents (Myers et al, 2017). Emphasis will be placed on clinical challenges in doing virtual psychotherapy with children and teens and strategies for maximizing engagement in virtual care. Also, attention will be given to strategies that build resilience in children and teens as well as DEI considerations in providing telehealth care.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss two key elements of informed consent when working with children and teens.
  • Identify three common challenges to telehealth treatment with children and teens.
  • Apply at least three strategies to successfully engage a child, teen, or family when using telepsychology.

Empowered Relief: A Single-Session Pain Relief Skills Intervention for Acute and Chronic Pain

Presenter: Beth Darnall, Ph.D.

Total CE: 3

Broad and national integration of behavioral medicine into pain care pathways has been stymied by a lack of efficient, accessible, and evidence-based treatment options. In this session, Dr. Darnall will discuss the line of Empowered Relief single-session interventions as new advances in scalable and online behavioral medicine for pain. Empowered Relief is an NIH and PCORI-funded single-session class that rapidly equips participants with pain relief skills. This session will cover the extension of Empowered Relief into surgical populations, scientific evidence (multiple randomized controlled trials) for acute and chronic pain outcomes, clinical applications, national and international outreach, and payment models. Results for four randomized trials will be presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how scalable and digital behavioral medicine is being integrated into healthcare systems nationally and internationally to treat acute and chronic pain populations.
  • List two outcomes for Empowered Relief in chronic pain scientific studies.
  • Describe how Empowered Relief is supporting chronic pain management and surgical recovery.
  • Describe how Empowered Relief is being applied as “standard care” for acute and chronic pain.
  • Describe two financial models for private practice clinicians who wish to integrate “Empowered Relief” into their clinical portfolio.

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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