Risk Management Workshop - Last Chance to Register!

Posted: May 22, 2019

Join CPA on July 15, 2019 for Ethics & Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums, sponsored by The Trust, from 9:00 am- 4:30 pm. Six CE credits will be available! 

Register Here!

CPA will be having its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony from 12:00pm - 1:00pm on Monday, 7/15, during the Trust Workshop. All are welcome to attend! 

Workshop Description:

The Trust Risk Management Program reviewed data from over 70,000 consultations provided to date in order to determine which issues and questions are most pressing for today’s psychologists. Topics will include boundaries and multiple relationships, challenging terminations, working with children in the midst of family conflict, coping with disciplinary complaints, and psychotherapy patient requests for legally-related documentation.

Level of Programming: Intermediate

Course Objectives:

  • Describe basic principles of risk management, as applied to several specific clinical situations that frequently arise in professional practice;

  • Identify high risk boundary violations and multiple relationship situations;

  • Recall important considerations when making therapeutic termination decisions;

  • Evaluate potential risks when working with children in high- conflict families;

  • Formulate a plan for responding to disciplinary or legal complaints; and

  • Identify issues and strategies when psychotherapy patients make quasi-forensic requests.

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Amanda Zelechoski

Amanda D. Zelechoski is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist and attorney. Dr. Zelechoski received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, her M.S. and Ph.D. from Drexel University, and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (Brookline, MA) and is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She has worked clinically with adults, children, and families in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings.

Dr. Zelechoski is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University, where she also serves as coordinator of the Dual Degree Graduate Programs in Law and Psychology. She teaches a wide variety of courses, including ethics and professional development in psychology, and provides clinical supervision to graduate students. Her primary research interests include forensic and mental health assessment, at-risk, delinquent, and traumatized youth, child custody and child welfare, and the intersection of psychology, law, and public policy. She also conducts research related to best practices in teaching and training in the areas of psychology, law, and trauma. In addition to her teaching and research interests, Dr. Zelechoski conducts forensic and psychological evaluations and has provided training and consultation to numerous mental health, law enforcement, and correctional agencies.

Ethics & Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums is sponsored by:

The Trust. 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.