Independent Learning Program: Ethics and Risk Management Continuing Education

Assessing and Managing Risk in Psychological Practice: An Individualized Approach
Second Edition

Samuel Knapp, Ed.D., ABPP; Jeffrey N. Younggren, Ph.D., ABPP; Leon VandeCreek, Ph.D., ABPP; Eric Harris, J.D., Ed.D.; and Jana N. Martin, Ph.D.

Second Edition Information

Many new areas of practice have emerged along with new methods of communication between therapists and patients since the introduction of this popular book and independent learning course. Some of these changes have resulted in uncertainty for psychologists regarding ethics and professional liability. With its goal to provide psychologists with helpful and relevant risk management guidance, The Trust has gathered experts to research new issues facing the profession and to present a variety of practical strategies.

With the Second Edition of Assessing and Managing Risk in Psychological Practice: An Individualized Approach, The Trust and The Trust Practice and Risk Management Association (TrustPARMA) have updated their core ethics and risk management principles and provided important new information — all designed to help psychologists identify and understand some of the ethical and legal implications of psychology practice today. Topics include:

  • Emerging areas such as forensic services and coaching
  • Digital forms of interaction and social media
  • Privacy, confidentiality and privileged communications
  • Multiple relationships and boundaries
  • Working with couples, families and children
  • Psychologists in the courtroom
  • Psychological assessment and testing
  • Potentially suicidal or dangerous patients
  • Business, retirement and insurance concerns

What You Should Know

  • Eight CE Credits and a 10% Savings: Earn 8 ethics continuing education credits and a 10% savings off your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance premium at your next renewal by reading this publication and passing an online exam.
  • Free eBook Downloads for Trust Insureds: Download a FREE Second Edition eBook (PDF, ePub or Mobi) through your account at The Trust Online Service Center.
  • Hard Copies: Trust insureds needing a printed copy of the Second Edition can request one here ($8.95 shipping and handling). Those not insured through The Trust can purchase the eBook or printed publication and CE exam on this secure site using their credit card.

Are you a student and need the book? The Trust recommends that students purchase Student Liability insurance. For only $35, you get one year of coverage and become eligible to download the FREE eBook.

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This independent learning program is designed to help you...

  • Identify the contexts or circumstances that increase the risk of a disciplinary complaint;
  • Integrate risk management strategies (documentation, informed consent and consultation) based on overarching ethical principles into practice;
  • Adapt patient-focused risk management strategies according to Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning;
  • Describe unique ethical and legal risks and practice concerns when considering issues of competence, multiple relationships and confidentiality;
  • Describe unique ethical and legal risks and practice concerns when treating couples, children or families, patients who threaten to harm themselves or others, or other difficult patients;
  • Describe unique ethical and legal risks and practice concerns when engaging in assessment, court appearances, or acting as a consultant or supervisor; and,
  • Describe unique ethical and legal risks and practice concerns when billing for services, considering retirement, or purchasing professional liability insurance.

The Trust is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Trust maintains responsibility for this program and its content.