Summer CE Bundle (On-Demand)


Summer CE Bundle – The Trust

We are excited to offer this never-before-seen package of six informative on-demand courses in our Summer CE Bundle! This on-demand content was originally presented by our knowledgeable Risk Management Consultants in Chicago on August 8-10, 2019, and covers a wide array of informative topics that are critical to running a successful practice. Plus, Trust policyholders save 50% and pay $60 – that’s only $10 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 earns 1 CE, and combining all six sessions will make you eligible for a 15% savings on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability insurance premium for two renewal periods.

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Courses Included in This Bundle

  • Basic Legal Issues (1 CE)
  • Record Keeping in a Digital World (1 CE)
  • Risk Management Roundtable (1 CE)
  • Starting a Private Practice (1 CE)
  • Risks and Ethical Issues in Financing and Billing for Psychological Services (1 CE)
  • Treating Psychologists and Emotional Support Animals: A Debate (1 CE)

Basic Legal Issues (1 CE)

Presenters: Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D.; Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D.; Amanda D. Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP

This presentation will focus on the basic legal concepts that clinicians are most likely to encounter in their clinical practices. These concepts include confidentiality/privilege; fact/expert witness; court jurisdiction; typical exceptions to confidentiality; depositions; grand juries; and similar concepts.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe concise and accurate definitions of key legal terms, such as confidentiality/privilege; fact/expert witness; and related similar concepts.
  • Articulate the basic steps to take when called to testify at a deposition or trial.

Record Keeping in a Digital World (1 CE)

Presenters: Eric A. Harris, Ed.D., J.D.; Julie Jacobs, Psy.D., J.D.; Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D.

The use of electronic health records (EHRs) has burgeoned in recent years. This presentation will focus on differentiating EHRs from other types of digital record keeping (e.g., practice software), and will address ethical, legal and risk-related aspects of these platforms. We will discuss the challenges of differentiating clinical versus psychotherapy records, and factors to consider in decisions regarding the adoption, maintenance and change in record keeping systems.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify two risks and benefits of using digital record keeping systems.
  • Describe two steps to take to mitigate risks in digital record keeping.

Risk Management Roundtable (1 CE)

Presenters: Leisl M. Bryant, Ph.D., ABPP; Eric A. Harris, Ed.D., J.D.; Julie Jacobs, Psy.D., J.D.; Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D.; Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D.; Amanda D. Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP; Jeffrey N. Younggren, Ph.D., APBB

Challenging dilemmas can arise from a variety of sources in everyday mental health practice. In this highly interactive workshop, participants are encouraged to bring their own questions or clinical vignettes for discussion. Open dialogue and exploration of various risk management and ethical dilemmas will occur, with a focus on helping participants tease out the clinical, legal, ethical and risk management factors in each situation. Together, participants will work to see the risk management implications of specific situations and choices, scrutinize options for resolution, and foster a tolerance for ambiguity with the understanding that there may be no single ideal solution to each challenge.

Learning Objectives
  • Distinguish ethical, professional practice (clinical and moral issues), risk management, or legal concerns.
  • Discuss, consult about, and review specific dilemmas that arise in clinical practice and share potential resolutions.
  • Analyze three risk management and ethical situations that can arise in mental health practice.

Starting a Private Practice (1 CE)

Presenters: Julie Jacobs, Psy.D., J.D.; Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D.; Amanda D. Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D., APBB

Beginning a private practice is an exciting, challenging, and complex undertaking. This presentation will focus on the practical, ethical, and risk management related issues that are often encountered by clinicians when they first start a practice. We will discuss some of the practical concerns (e.g., insurance coverage; office space; forms; policies) as well as basic ethical and risk management strategies, including familiarity with ethics codes, practice guidelines, and state regulations and laws. Particular attention will be paid to participant concerns.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify at least four practical concerns in starting a private practice.
  • Identify two or more major ethical and regulatory/legal concerns in starting a private practice.

Risks and Ethical Issues in Financing and Billing for Psychological Services (1 CE)

Presenters: Eric A. Harris, Ed.D., J.D.; Julie Jacobs, Psy.D., J.D.; Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D.

Psychologists often struggle with issues related to billing and collecting for their services. This discussion will provide an overview of ethical billing practices, as well as an exploration of the new CPT billing codes for psychologists. We will discuss the risks associated with billing and collecting fees from clients and ways to help manage those risks in an ethical manner.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify issues associated with billing for couple and family therapy services.
  • Describe three aspects of the new CPT billing codes relevant to mental health practitioners.

Treating Psychologists and Emotional Support Animals: A Debate (1 CE)

Presenters: Leisl M. Bryant, Ph.D., ABPP; Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D.

This presentation, in the form of a debate, will explore whether, when and how a treating psychotherapist can certify a patient as needing an emotional support animal (ESA). The panel will explore the legal requirements, ethical conundrums, role conflicts, and societal implications of certification and whether or not it is a forensic activity requiring an independent evaluation. The panel will consider whether there are differences in decision-making when asked to certify an ESA under the Fair Housing Act versus certifying animals to accompany clients on flights.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the legal requirements for a psychologist evaluating and certifying a patient as needing an emotional support animal.
  • Identify the potential uses, role conflicts, and other ethical issues involving such certification.

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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