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First Friday Forum (Full Day) cosponsored with The Trust: Sequence XI: Risk Management and Vulnerabilities: Yours, Mine, and Ours
Friday, October 01, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: First Friday Forum (CE)

President's Conference: Full Day First Friday Forum

Risk Management and Vulnerabilities: Yours, Mine, and Ours (The Trust)

This program will take place virtually via Zoom.

The Zoom link for the program will be sent to all registrants the day before (9/30).

Friday, October 1, 2021

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT

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

About the Program

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.

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

During the lunch hour of the program, the 2021 MPA awards will be presented to all recipients. If you would like to attend the virtual ceremony from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT, please email [email protected] to RSVP.

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


9:00 – 10:15 a.m.               Program Begins
10:15 – 10:25 a.m.             Break*
10:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Program
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.               Lunch Break & Awards*
1:00 – 2:25 p.m.                 Program
2:25 – 2:35 p.m.                 Break*
2:35 – 4:00 p.m.                 Program
4:00 p.m.                            Adjourn*
*CE credits not awarded for these activities.

Participants will be able to:

  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.

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.

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]



Type MPA Member Non-Member Student New! Retired Member
Pricing $119 $149


$60 (No CE Credit)*

*Retired members have the option to pay the regular member rate to receive CE credit or take advantage of the discounted price with no CE.

MPA wants all members to have access to quality CE opportunities. If you are an MPA member and due to COVID-19 you are unable to work full time and can’t pay the full registration fee, please contact [email protected] to make other arrangements with staff.

Registration is now closed.

Click here to view/download a PDF version of the program flyer & registration form.

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.