Events

Continuing Education Credit (3 hours) for Psychologists, and Licensed Social Workers, Clinical Social Workers and Professional Counselors

Ethics and Understanding the Limits of Confidentiality and Patient Focused Risk Management
Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Presented By
Rachael L. Baturin, MPH, JD – PPA Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, 1221 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801

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Abstract: State and federal laws concerning confidentiality can be complex at times. This workshop will review state and federal laws concerning keeping and storing records, patient access to records, and how to respond to subpoenas and court orders. In addition, this workshop will review risk management strategies (informed consent, documentation, and consultation) that are guided by patient welfare and adherence to overarching moral principles, not motivated by fear or clinically contraindicated defensive practices. Participants will review risk management strategies regarding patients who present a risk to harm themselves or others, how to deal with organizational conflicts, and how to deal with multiple/dual relationships. There will be opportunities for participant interaction.

About the Presenter::

Education: 1996, B.A. Anthropology – University of Pittsburgh; 1998, MPH – University of Pittsburgh; 2002, JD – Widener University School of Law. Experience: 8/1999-1/2013 Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) – Professional Affairs Associate. 1/2013-present, PPA – Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs. 11/2017-3/2018, PPA – Interim Executive Director, External Affairs. Ms Baturin has over 100 presentations and publications on legal issues and ethics in psychology.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the state and federal laws concerning keeping and storing records, patient access to records, how to respond to subpoenas and court orders.
2. Describe risk management strategies such as informed consent, documentation, and consultation.
3. Describe risk management strategies regarding patients who present a risk to harm themselves or others, organizational conflicts, and multiple/dual relationships.

Schedule:

8:00-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Presentation- 1st Session
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Presentation- 2nd Session

Continuing Education Certification

Psychologists will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit for attending this program, which is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association (CPPA). CPPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and CPPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Licensed social workers, clinical social workers and professional counselors will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit for this program. The State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors recognizes CPPA, as a sponsor approved by the American Psychological Association, to be a pre-approved provider of Continuing Education programs for licensed social workers, clinical social workers and professional counselors.

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WORKSHOP FEE:

$50 for CPPA Full Members; $60 for Associate Members;
$10 for Student Members $80 for Non-Members
Please complete Member Application (separately attached) if joining CPPA.

Contact

Richard Plut, Ph.D., CPPA President, (814) 814-867-0670, #405,(plutexams@verizon.net) for questions about membership or the workshop. Mail this form and your check to: CPPA, P.O. Box 454, State College, PA 16801. Membership Application and Registration Forms can be downloaded from: http://www.centralpapsychassn.org/. Full refunds will be provided at the request of the participant up until 7 days before the workshop. If the program is cancelled for any reason, the liability of the CPPA shall be limited to a full refund of registration fees. In accordance with APA sponsorship regulations and CPPA policy, attendees must arrive on time and be present for the entirety of the program to in order to receive CE credit. No partial CE credit will be given.

 

Click here to view the flyer for the upcoming workshop on ethics, patient confidentiality, and risk management in May 2018