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Risk Management: Navigating Challenging Conversations: Ethics and Risk Management
Friday, July 28, 2023, 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM MDT
Category: Workshop

Sequence XII: Navigating Challenging Conversations: Ethics and Risk Management


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Virtual Workshop
Friday, July 28, 2023
6.0 CE Credits
8:45am - 4:15pm Mountain Time

Workshop Description: 

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 consultation, and expanding resources. This 12th workshop in our Sequence series continues to emphasize applied, integrated and strategic methods to help you stay grounded in ethical principles and practices and to protect yourself from adverse disciplinary and legal actions.

The Trust Risk Management Consultants have culled subject matter from some 110,000 consultations provided to date to focus this workshop on problems practitioners often encounter. The overarching theme of Workshop 12 is on the ethics and risk management of navigating various types of challenging conversations that arise in professional practice. Specifically, topics will include: the possibly impaired or unethical colleague; race and microaggressions; record keeping and the Information Blocking Rule; mandated child abuse reporting; multiple relationships and conflicts of interest in collateral versus conjoint services; managing risks of cross-jurisdictional telepsychology; and the ethics and risk management of responding to patients/clients who engage in stalking, threatening, or harassing behaviors.

NOTE: Due to the sensitive nature of the material and to encourage audience participation, this Workshop will NOT be recorded and made available later. We are only offering the LIVE program. 

Registration Fees:

CPA Member: $185.00
Non-Member: $245.00

CPA Student Member: $75.00
Student Non-Member: $95.00

Workshop Level: Intermediate


8:45AM - 10:00AM Program
10:00AM - 10:07AM BREAK
10:07AM - 11:00AM Program
11:00AM - 11:07AM BREAK
11:07AM - 12:00PM Program
12:00PM - 1:00PM LUNCH

1:00PM - 2:00PM Program
2:00PM - 2:07PM BREAK
2:07PM - 3:00PM Program
3:00PM - 3:07PM BREAK
3:07PM - 4:15PM Program

Learning Objectives

  • Describe at least five basic principles of ethics and risk management, as applied to several specific clinical situations that frequently arise in professional practice.
  • Identify three risk factors and warning signs of distress/impairment in ourselves and our colleagues, and list three primary interventions for managing professional distress/impairment, and delineate two factors to consider when preparing for a conversation with a potentially impaired colleague and for deciding the appropriateness of a formal or informal ethical resolution.
  • Describe two methods for effectively engaging in challenging conversations regarding race and ethnicity with colleagues, supervisors/supervisees, and patients/clients.
  • Define the Information Blocking Rule and explain two strategies for ethically managing risk related to this rule.
  • Identify three types of immunity provisions that protect psychologists who make mandated child abuse reports; and list three steps psychologists can take to minimize their risk in these situations.
  • Apply at least two risk management strategies for decreasing risks when involving collaterals in treatment and/or providing conjoint psychological services.
  • List four broad categories of factors to consider when determining whether to provide cross-jurisdictional telepsychological services.
  • Discuss four strategies for ethically and safely managing patients/ clients who exhibit stalking, threatening, or harassing behaviors.

Speaker: Dan O. Taube, PhD, JD

Daniel O. Taube earned his J.D. from Villanova University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in 1987, as a member of the Hahnemann/ Villanova Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is a Professor Emeritus at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco at Alliant International University, past Psy.D. Program Director, founder and coordinator of the Forensic Family Child. 

His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, and addictions. In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice since 1990, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for over 20 years, and taught graduate and professional level courses on ethical and legal issues in professional practice for 25 years. Dr. Taube regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns. 


Target Audience:
The Trust’s workshops and webinars are appropriate primarily for psychologists and psychology students, but may also be useful to other related behavioral health practitioners.


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


Special Offer: Receive a 15% Premium Discount on Your Trust-Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance

Workshop completion 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. To obtain CE discounts, submit CE certification from an organization approved by APA to offer CE credit (must have been completed within the previous 15 months) 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.