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Ethics & Risk Management of Navigating New Frontiers in Psychological Practice


Topic Areas:
Risk Management |  Ethics
Categories:
Live Webinar |  The Trust
Speaker:
Leisl M. Bryant, Ph.D., ABPP
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
7 Hours 30 Minutes
License:
Never expires.

Dates



Description

You must attend the entire workshop to receive credit; no partial credit will be awarded.

In today’s swiftly changing landscape, psychologists are witnessing a surge of fresh opportunities and possibilities, such as the use of artificial intelligence in psychological practice, psychedelic-assisted therapy, and interstate practice under PSYPACT.  These emerging frontiers not only broaden the scope of professional activities for aiding clients and patients through innovative methods, but also offer avenues to enhance and support practice in ways that were once unimaginable.  However, these new territories also come with their own set of unique challenges, unforeseen risks, and uncertainties.

Workshop XIV in The Trust Sequence series is dedicated to exploring the ethical considerations and risk management strategies essential for effectively maneuvering through these novel domains in psychological practice.  Specific topics include: necessary considerations for expanding one’s practice into new areas; psychedelic assisted therapy (PAT); the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in psychological practice; issues related to digital security; new understandings of PSYPACT and interjurisdictional telepsychology (IJTP); and effectively managing transitions in one’s practice (e.g., new employment, retirement, disability/illness, professional wills).

For over two decades, The Trust has worked to educate and support psychologists in improving their ethics and risk management skills and strategies by providing live workshops, webinars, risk management consultations, and expanding resources.  This workshop in The Trust Sequence series continues to emphasize applied, integrated and strategic methods to help you stay grounded in ethical principles and practices, and to protect you from adverse disciplinary and legal actions.

The Trust Sequence series webinars are appropriate primarily for psychologists and psychology students, but may also be useful to other related behavioral health practitioners.

Premium Discounts:  Completion of this workshop earns 6 CE credits and eligibility to receive a 15% premium discount on your Trust-sponsored professional liability insurance for your next 2 consecutive policy periods, even for new customers. To obtain this discount, submit your CE certificate from VPA within 15 months of the date of the webinar with the insurance application. Discounts cannot be combined and are not applicable to Researcher/Academician or Student policies. Group policies become eligible for the CE discount when at least 50% of those insured under the group policy submit CE certification. All applications are individually underwritten and submission of CE certification will not guarantee insurance policy issuance or renewal.

Credits


Vermont

6 CE Credits

Vermont Psychologists

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, and is also approved by the Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners to sponsor continuing education for psychologists licensed in Vermont.  This course is intended to qualify for specialty mandated credit types as follows:

Ethics:  
Cultural Competency:  

Vermont LICSW

Continuing education courses sponsored by the Vermont Psychological Association are pre-approved by the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation for continuing education credit for licensed independent clinical social workers in Vermont.  This course is intended to qualify for the following specialty mandated credit types;

Ethics:  
Cultural Competency:  

Vermont LCMHC/LMFT

Continuing education courses sponsored by the Vermont Psychological Association are pre-approved by the Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health for continuing education credit for licensed clinical mental health counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists in Vermont.  This course is intended to qualify for the following specialty mandated credit types:

Ethics:  
Cultural Competency:  


Connecticut

6 CE Credits

Connecticut Psychologists

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Connecticut accepts these credits for continuing education for psychologists in Connecticut pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-191c(b).  This course is intended to qualify for specialty mandated credit types as follows:

Veterans' Mental Health: 

Connecticut LPC

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing educaiton for psychologists.  Based on this approval, this course is pre-approved for credit for Connecticut licensed professional counselors under Conn. Agencies Regs § 20-195cc-3(a)(1).  This course is intended to qualify for mandated credit types as follows:

Ethics: 
Veterans' Mental Health:  


Massachusetts

6 CE Credits for Psychologists & LMHCs
7.2 CE Credits for LCSWs

Massachusetts Psychologists

The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists accepts credits earned from courses sponsored by APA-approved sponsors as indicated in 251 C.M.R. §§ 4.02, 4.03. 
 

Massachusetts LICSW/LCSW

As a course sponsored by an APA-approved CE sponsor, this course qualifies for credit for clinical social workers and certified social workers in Massachusetts under 258 CMR sec 31.04(2)(d).

Massachusetts LMHC

This course has been approved by the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association for continuing education credit for licensed mental health counselors in Massachusetts.  MaMHCA Approval # Approval Applied For


New Hampshire

6 CE Credits

New Hampshire Psychologists

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor live continuing education for psychologists.  The New Hampshire Board of Psychologists accepts credits earned from courses sponsored by APA-approved sponsors as indicated in Psyc § 402.01(d)(11).  This course is intended to qualify for specialty mandated credit types as follows:

Ethics: 

New Hampshire LICSW

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education to psychologists.  As a course sponosred by an organization with such approval, these credits are also accepted by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice for clinical social workers licensed in New Hampshire, as provided in Mhp 402.02(b)(1).  This course is intended to qualify for the following specialty mandated credits:

Ethics: 
Suicide Prevention: 

New Hampshire LCMHC

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education to psychologists.  As a course sponosred by an organization with such approval, these credits are also accepted by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice for clinical mental health counselors licensed in New Hampshire, as provided in Mhp 402.02(b)(1).  This course is intended to qualify for the following specialty mandated credits:

Ethics: 
Suicide Prevention: 

New Hampshire--Other Mental Health Practice

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. As a course sponosred by an organization with such approval, these credits are also accepted by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice for marriage and family therapists; pastoral psychotherapists; and school social workers licensed in New Hampshire, as provided in Mhp 402.02(b)(1).  The course is intended to qualify for the following specialty mandated credit types: 

Ethics: 
Suicide Prevention: 


New York

6 CE Contact Hours

New York Psychologists

The Vermont Psychological Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0210.  This course is intended to qualify for specialty mandated continuing education topics as follows:

Ethics:  
Professional Boundaries:  


Other States Accepting Credits from APA-Approved Sponsors

6 CE Credits

APA States

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor live continuing education for psychologists.  The Vermont Psychological Association maintains responsibility for its programs and their content.  Psychologists and other professionals licensed in states whose respective licensing boards approve continuing education offered by APA-approved sponsors may earn continuing education credits for this course.



Speaker

Leisl M. Bryant, Ph.D., ABPP's Profile

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Dr. Bryant is a licensed New Hampshire and Massachusetts-based clinical and forensic psychologist, with board certification in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She received her B.A. from the University of West Florida, her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duquesne University, and completed a forensic postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Law and Psychiatry Program.

Working in both criminal and civil arenas, Dr. Bryant has maintained a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology for nearly two decades and has provided psychological services in a variety of forensic and therapeutic settings.

Dr. Bryant is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and formerly served as President and Executive Director of the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA). She also served on the NHPA Ethics Committee for over ten years, received the Margaret M. Riggs Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the State of New Hampshire, and was awarded the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy.  Dr. Bryant brings extensive experience in forensic, clinical, and ethical consultation, academic instruction, and professional presentation to her role on the risk management team


Course Objectives

Objective 1 Describe basic principles of ethics and risk management, as applied to several specific clinical situations that arise in professional practice.
Objective 2 List at least three areas of the ethics code relevant to expanding one's psychological practice in new directions.
Objective 3 Describe potential risks psychologists face when growing their business in new areas.
Objective 4 Summarize at least three risk management strategies that can assist in mitigating risk.
Objective 5 Explain the current state of legality regarding psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT); identify areas of unique risk when practicing PAT; and delineate at least five specific strategies for ethically managing those risks.
Objective 6 Differentiate between legal and illegal interjurisdictional telepsychology (IJTP) practice and explain multiple avenues for the legal practice of IJTP.
Objective 7 Delineate at least four risk management strategies for IJTP, both within and outside of PSYPACT, including the management of patients in crisis across jurisdictions.
Objective 8 Define three benefits and three risks of using artificial intelligence in psychological practice.
Objective 9 Identify three aspects of HIPAA that apply to privacy and security in emerging technology.
Objective 10 Summarize four steps in preparing for transitions in professional practice, and three action steps when these changes occur.