Presented by Alisa B. Arnoff, Scalambrino & Arnoff, LLP
Record on Tuesday, May 10, 2022
This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 1.5 APA CEs for Psychologists, 1.5 Illinois CEUs for licensed Counselors or Social Workers, and 1.5 BBS California CEs for Certified Counselors.
As mental health professionals, you understand far better than most people do about the effects that harassment can have on individuals. In the aftermath of the Weinstein scandal, various states are requiring mandatory sexual harassment prevention training for licensed mental health professionals as well as for employers, regardless of size. Harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, is illegal regardless of where you are working. You need to be able to define harassment, recognize it, take steps to prevent it, ensure that your employees understand how to report it, and your responsibilities to investigate and remediate. This program will provide instruction on all this and more, mirroring the requirements of Illinois law (the more specific requirements relating to the workplace and the not so specific requirement relating to licensed mental health professionals).
Following the program’s conclusions, participants will receive a copy of the slide materials which were presented, along with a checklist of items that must be included in a sexual harassment prevention policy, and in a training program, to pass muster in Illinois. A sample policy will also be provided.
This course was updated as of May 2022 to match all current legislation and provide the most up-to-date information.
Workshop Learning Objectives:
After attending this intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) Explain the different power dynamics that exist in the workplace with respect to sexual harassment.
(2) Design a sexual harassment policy compliant with Illinois and federal law.
(3) Analyze the effects of sexual harassment in the workplace on the target of the harassment and on the workplace itself.
(4) Identify possible retaliatory conduct.
(5) Assess the manner in which they best can intervene when observing sexually harassing conduct.
Program Standards and Goals:
This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.2: Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychological practice, education, or research.
This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.
Registration and Fees:
General Admission: $25
Illinois Department of Human Rights Training Institute (2020, June. FAQ for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. Retrieved from https://www2.illinois.gov/dhr/Pages/default.aspx
Feldblum, C. and Lipnic, V. (2016, June). Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. Retrieved from https://www.eeoc.gov/.
20 ILCS 2105-15.5 (effective January 1, 2020). Department of Professional Regulation. Retrieved from http://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=91&GA=100&DocTypeId=HB&DocNum=4953&GAID
Target Audience: Healthcare and Mental healthcare professionals, University faculty and students. Members of the TCSPP community.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available 1.5 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors. License Number: 197.000159
Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Other Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.