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2021 Trust Workshop: Sequence XI: Risk Management and Vulnerabilities: Yours, Mine, and Ours (ONLINE)
Friday, June 18, 2021, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
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Event Information

For close to 30 years, The Trust has been providing continuing education workshops and individual consultations with a focus on improving psychologists’ risk management skills and strategies. These workshops have evolved from basic concepts and strategies, to a more applied, integrated, and strategic approach to help you protect yourself from adverse disciplinary and legal actions and to support competent practice.

For this newest workshop, The Trust Risk Management Consultants have continued to review data from nearly 90,000 consultations provided to date, along with relevant research, to determine the problems practitioners often confront, and potential strategies for addressing them. The topics in this new workshop will include an updated review of decision science and its implications for bias and vulnerability in clinical, ethical and risk management decision making, strategies for reducing the impact of these vulnerabilities, issues arising in remote services (during and beyond the pandemic), addressing boundaries in advocacy by professionals on behalf of their clients/patients, and the risk management implications of self-care (or its absence) for psychologists.


Morning Session:
  • Introduction
  • Problem 1: Risk Management and Vulnerabilities
    • Yours: Patient Characteristics and Situations 
    • Mine: Bias in Decision-Making: What Behavioral Economics Teaches Us about Vulnerabilities in Ethical and RM Choices
    • Ours: Combined Vulnerabilities and Risk
  • Addressing Vulnerabilities and Managing Risk
Lunch (Roughly 12pm - 1pm CST)

Afternoon Session:
  • Problem 2: Remote Services and the Impact of the Pandemic
  • Problem 3: Where to Draw the Line? Advocacy, Competence, and Roles
  • Problem 4: Clinician Self-Care: Why Should We Care?
  • Conclusion


About the Speaker

Dr. Bryant is a licensed New Hampshire and Massachusetts-based clinical and forensic psychologist, with board certification in Forensic Psycholoy by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She received her B.A. from the University of West Florida, her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duquesne University, and completed a forensic postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Law and Psychiatry Program.

Working in both criminal and civil arenas, Dr. Bryant has maintained a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology for nearly two decades and has provided psychological services in a variety of forensic and therapeutic settings.

Dr. Bryant is a Fellow with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and formerly served as President and Executive Director of the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA). She also served on the NHPA Ethics Committee for over ten years, received the Margaret M. Riggs Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the State of New Hampshire, and was awarded the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. Dr. Bryant brings extensive experience inforensic, clinical, and ethical consultation, academic instruction, and professional presentation to her role on the risk management team.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe three general challenges to unbiased decision-making
  2. Identify three vulnerabilities that can affect clinician decision-making, in particular
  3. List four strategies to address decision-making bias and improve ethical and risk management choices
  4. Summarize three risk-related aspects to remote service provision
  5. Differentiate general areas in which professional advocacy is and is not appropriate
  6. Identify two issues when psychotherapy patients make quasi-forensic requests
  7. Evaluate three methods of engaging in self-care to support better practice and risk-management

Event Details

Member Registration: $150, Non-Member Registration: $200

Continuing Education: Sequence XI: Risk Management and Vulnerabilities: Yours, Mine, and Ours 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. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the workshop and complete the Trust evaluation form will receive six continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount described below.

Continuing Education Grievance Policy The Trust is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists. The Trust will comply with all legal and ethical guidelines for non-discrimination in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of CE participants. The Trust CE Director is responsible for complying with these standards. While the Trust strives to assure fair treatment for all participants and to anticipate problems before they occur, occasionally grievances may be filed. In cases where a participant files a written or oral grievance, the following actions are taken:

  1. If the grievance concerns the content of the workshop, webinar, book, or the continuing education test, a Trust representative will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the CE Director or a Trust representative will either provide a credit for a subsequent CE offering or provide a partial or full refund of the CE fee already paid.
  2. Actions involving a credit or a refund will require a written note documenting the grievance for record-keeping purposes. The aggrieved individual need not sign the note. If the grievance specifically concerns The Trust, the CE Director or Trust representative will attempt to arbitrate.

Direct correspondence to: Continuing Education, The Trust, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 700, Rockville, MD 20850, Phone: (800) 477-1200, Email: [email protected]

Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts 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.

Please complete the online registration process. Registration will close on June 17, 2021 at 9am. There will no refunds or cancellations after June 17, 2021 at 9am.