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Lunch & Learn: Navigating the Subpoena in Clinical Practice
Monday, December 12, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Category: Lunch & Learn (CE)

Lunch & Learn: Navigating the Subpoena in Clinical Practice

Monday, December 12, 2022

This program will be held virtually via Zoom. Details with instruction on how to view the webinar will be sent to all registrants the day before the program (12/9).

Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

This program qualifies for 1.0 continuing education credit

Level: Introductory (Assumes post-doctoral education status and limited familiarity with topic)

About the Program:
Receiving an unexpected subpoena is one of the more unpleasant and daunting experiences encountered by practicing psychologists offering non-forensic therapy and assessment services. With minimal guidance and training provided by most graduate programs regarding how to navigate this process, and important jurisdictional differences in the law, clinicians are often left to fend for themselves without the requisite knowledge of what constitutes a valid subpoena and how best to proceed when served one. Too often, psychologists blindly comply with subpoenas that are invalid, or without adequately engaging relevant parties in an effort to minimize harm to their clients, themselves, and their profession. This can put a psychologist’s licensure and livelihood at risk from complaints to the Board of Psychology or malpractice claims. This program will cover relevant Minnesota statutes, ethical guidelines, and helpful resources to consult before responding to a subpoena. It will provide practical tips and a suggested framework to help clinicians navigate potential legal and ethical quandaries that may arise in their practice should they receive unwanted subpoenas or court orders.
This program qualifies for 1.0 continuing education credits. Attendees must attend entire session to gain credit.
The speaker has no conflicts of interest to report

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discriminate between valid and invalid subpoenas.
  2. Identify appropriate resources to consult before responding to a subpoena.
  3. Employ practical tips to negotiate, consult, document, and testify in response to a subpoena.

About the Presenter:
Heidi Strohmaier, Ph.D., LP, obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a forensic concentration at Drexel University. She has worked in prisons, medical centers, and private practices. She taught and supervised postdoctoral psychology trainees and medical residents at Hennepin County Medical Center for several years before opening EnCompass Psychological Services in 2020. At EnCompass, she provides psychotherapy and conducts psycho-legal evaluations for various civil, criminal, and occupational contexts. She is a member of MPA’s Forensic Division, serves on MPA’s Ethics Committee, and is active in the American Psychology-Law Society. Her forensic research has been featured in national media outlets including The Washington Post and Time magazine. She is a frequent guest lecturer at local universities and has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

To Register:

Registration Pricing:

Member Type MPA Member Non-Member Student Retired-Member (No CE credit)
Fee $30 $45 $5               $5

PA 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.

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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.