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Risk Management in Psychological Practice
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

Essex Union County Association of Psychologists
Winter Program
Risk Management in Psychological Practice
Saturday, January 25th, 2020
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
James Wulach, PhD, JD
Eppes Essen
105 East Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039

Registration and breakfast: 9:30-10:00
Program: 10:00-12:00
2 CE credits

Dr. Wulach is a licensed clinical psychologist and attorney, served as past President of NJPA and is a professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

Program Narrative:

This program will review common situations in the practice of psychology that create higher than average risks for State Board complaints and lawsuits. The presenter will discuss ways of analyzing such issues in order to lower the psychologist's risk profile and probability of legal entanglements, as well as approaches to managing such complaints when they occur. There will be an overview of typical scenarios that emerge in working with children, marital therapy, borderline and psychotic patients, forensic evaluations, billing, group practices, and recent laws and regulations. Audience questions and participation regarding one's own practice dilemmas will be encouraged.

Learning objectives:
a. Develop an analytical approach to analyzing and managing risk in psychological practice.
b. Understand 5 common high risk areas of practice
c. Learn how to apply risk management strategies to each of the 5 common high risk areas ..
d. Review, & analyze and provide strategies for handling 3 recent laws & regulations that pose new risks
for psychologists
e. Understand the process and 3 strategies for managing Board complaints

Target Audience: Psychologists and Graduate Students
Program Level: Introductory, no prior knowledge of the specific topic is required

The presenter does not have any commercial support and/or conflict for interest for this program. NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared. NJPA does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach.

This workshop is co-sponsored by NJPA and EUCAP. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Please see this Eventbrite link for additional information on program content and location, and to register for this event taking place on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Please contact Dr. Susan Parente ([email protected]) with questions.