2018 Risk Management Institute

North Carolina Psychological Association
Division of Independent Professional Practice
Co-Sponsored By:
Sequence VIII: Ethics and Risk Management in a Digital World 2.0*

Saturday, June 23, 2018
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Friday Center – Chapel Hill, NC

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Six Hours Continuing Education Credit
15% Discount given by The Trust

The North Carolina Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

Technology is advancing at a dizzying pace and is becoming increasingly central to the provision of psychological services. From portable devices to digital records to interjurisdictional practice to
mental health apps, technology has brought remarkable benefits to our work; and at the same time created an increasingly complex set of ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges. In this rapidly evolving environment, the need to maintain an active risk management strategy is perhaps even more central than ever.

This workshop is a next-generation discussion of digital world issues. After a brief introduction describing The Trust Risk Management Philosophy and Strategy, this workshop will provide a review and update on the ethical, legal, and risk management dimensions of technology. We will focus broadly on these issues related to digital record keeping, telepsychology, digital communications, and social media. The workshop is applicable to all sites where health services are provided.

By the end of this Institute, participants will be able to:
1. summarize The Trust’s Risk Management Philosophy, including strategies for identifying high-risk situations and managing professional practice risks;
2. develop and review strategies for managing digital record keeping challenges;
3. describe risks regarding emerging approaches to telepsychology practice; and
4. identify strategies for managing online and social media risks.

Instructional Level: Advanced
Educational Format: Lecture

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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 Full Professor 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 Track and member of the Child/Family Track. His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, addictions, and disability and parenting. In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice for 23 years, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for the past 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.

Institute Registration Fee, Deadline, and Refund Policy: The registration fee includes the institute, refreshment breaks, and lunch. The deadline to register is NOON on FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 and MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE NCPA OFFICE. Registrations received after noon on June 15 will be charged a $50 late fee. Refund Policy: You will receive a full refund* for cancellation by noon on Monday, June 18, a one-half refund* by 12 pm on June 22, 2018 and no refund after 12 pm on June 22, 2018. *All refunds are minus the $50 administrative fee.

Eligibility for Premium Insurance Discounts: Psychologists insured through the Trust-sponsored Professional Liability Program receive a 15% premium discount on their Professional Liability Insurance for the next two policy years for attending this institute. For group practices, 50% or more of the group must attend for the discount to apply. Discounts are not applicable for student or research/academician policies.


Registration: Opens at 8:30 am
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, with a Lunch Break and Refreshments included
Credit: 6 Hours Category “A” Continuing Education

Participants must provide a valid email address in order to receive the CE Evaluation link. No CE credit can be issued without completing the Evaluation.

To receive continuing education credit, you must attend the ENTIRE institute. No credit will be given to participants who are more than 15 minutes late at the beginning of the institute. You must be present at the close of the institute & sign the sign-in/sign-out sheets. Please do not ask staff to be excused early. You will receive an email within 24 hours of the institute with the link. You must complete the evaluation in order to receive CE credit. Deadline to complete evaluation is 11:45 pm on Friday, June 29. You will be mailed your CE Document of attendance by July 6.

Continuing Education Credit: The North Carolina Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North Carolina Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This institute is offered for 6 hours of Continuing Education credit. The credits are Category “A” under the rules of the North Carolina Psychology Board.

Facility Information: The Friday Center is located just off I-40 in Chapel Hill. Use the Highway #54 exit (273 A or B). Directions to the Friday Center: https://fridaycenter.unc.edu/map-and-directions/.

Hotel Information: NCPA has reserved a block of rooms for $139.00 per night at the Courtyard by Marriot, directly next to The Friday Center. Call 919.883.0700 (local) or 1.800.321.2211 and ask for the “RISK MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP” in order to receive the discount. You may also make your reservation online by using the following link: http://bit.ly/2KxLcVJ. This special rate is for guests staying at the Courtyard by Marriot from June 22 – June 24, 2018, and the discounted rate is guaranteed for reservations made by Friday, May 25, 2018. After May 25, rooms will be provided on a space-available basis at prevailing rates.

Special Needs: If you have special dietary needs (vegetarian, medical issue, etc.) or physical needs please note this on the registration form. This information must be received at least two weeks in advance.

For Further Information Contact:
DIPP, NC Psychological Association, 1004 Dresser Court, Suite 106, Raleigh, NC 27609.
Phone: 919.872.1005 Fax: 919.872.0805 Email: [email protected]

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