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First Friday Forum Webinar (Full Day) cosponsored with The Trust: Perplexing Problems in Psychological Practice: Decision Science, Ethics & Risk Management
Friday, October 02, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

Full Day First Friday Forum Webinar cosponsored with The Trust: 

Perplexing Problems in Psychological Practice: Decision Science, Ethics & Risk Management (The Trust)

Friday, October 2, 2020

This program will be held virtually because of safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time the program is only available to attend live.

More details with instruction on how to view the webinar will be sent to all registrants the day prior to the program.

More info on award recipient recognition will be announced at a later time.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Earn 6.0 CE Credits

Speaker: Dan Taube, J.D., Ph.D.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program:

For over two decades, The Trust has worked to educate and support psychologists in improving their risk management skills and strategies by providing live workshops, webinars, risk management consultation and expanding resources. The tenth workshop in our Sequence series will continue to emphasize more applied, integrated and strategic methods to help you protect yourself from adverse disciplinary and legal actions, and stay grounded in ethical principles and practices. The Trust Risk Management Consultants have culled subject matter from some 80,000 consultations provided to date to focus this workshop on problems practitioners often encounter. Topics will include how decision science can inform clinical and ethical decision-making; interjurisdictional practice challenges and navigating the PSYPACT era; complexities in structuring and conducting supervision; managing technology and privacy concerns in practice; and handling subpoenas and depositions.

15% off your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Policy premium (for 2 consecutive years at policy renewal) if insured by the Trust.

This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 6-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.


8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Attendees login to webinar*
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Program begins
10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Break*
10:25 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Next topics
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch break*
1:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Program
2:25 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Break*
2:35 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Program
4:00 p.m. Adjourn*

*CE credits not awarded for these activities

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe basic principles of risk management, as applied to several specific clinical situations that frequently arise in professional practice.
  2. Identify core heuristics and biasing processes that can interfere with appropriate risk management and ethical decision-making.
  3. List three strategies to ameliorate decision-making challenges.
  4. Describe preliminary considerations prior to engaging in interjurisdictional practice.
  5. Evaluate potential issues and preventive responses to supervisory risks.
  6. Identify three methods for reducing privacy risks when using technology in clinical practice and responding appropriately to breaches if they occur.
  7. Name three strategies for handling subpoenas and deposition demands.

About the Presenter:

Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D., 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.

The presenter has reported the following conflict of interest: Dr. Taube is a paid consultant for The Trust.

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

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]

To Register:

Click here to register online. Registration will be available up until the start of the program.

Click here to view and download a PDF program flyer and registration form.

Registration pricing:

Type MPA Member Non-Member Student
Pricing $115 $130 $30

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling fee, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. 
No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.

Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.