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Ethical,Legal,and Risk Management -Suicidal and Potentially Violent Clients
August 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm UTC+0
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Presents Presents
Ethical, Legal, and Risk management-Suicidal and Potentially Violent Clients
Friday, August 21, 2020
8:00 am-11:15am PST/10:00am-1:15pm CST,/11:00am-2:15pm EST
Event held online via Zoom*** Zoom information can be found at the very bottom of your eventbrite confirmation. It will also be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the course. **
Program Offers 3.0 APA CEs for Psychologists, 3.0 CEUs for Illinois state Counselors and Social Workers*, and 3.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs. *This program meets the Illinois State requirement for 3 hours of Ethics training.
The incidence of suicide, violent acts, and mass shootings has increased significantly in the United States in recent years. Working with suicidal or potentially violent clients in clinical practice is challenging and fraught with risk for both beginning and seasoned clinicians. This workshop will address clinical, ethical, legal, and risk management considerations when working with both children and adults presenting with risk of harm to self/others. Key ethical considerations as well as best practices and guidelines for reducing risk and promoting safety will be reviewed with respect to assessment, intervention and prevention strategies. Case vignettes will be presented, and group discussion will be integrated into the presentation to illustrate the grey areas surrounding these complex issues.
Specific topics to be addressed in the workshop include the following: conceptual understandings of suicide, non-suicidal self injury, and violence toward others, assessment of risk/threat assessment, consideration of developmental, cultural and contextual factors in determining risk, the importance of ethical decision making as a key component of the therapeutic response, best practices interventions to promote safety, ethical/legal guidelines, and risk management strategies
After attending this introductory-level workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) Apply a systematic process of ethical decision making when working with clients who present with concerns related to suicide or violence
(2) Describe key components of a best practices safety plan to reduce risk and to promote client safety
(3) Identify four risk management strategies relevant to working with clients at risk for suicide/violence
Professional Bio of Presenter Susan S. Zoline, Ph.D., Co-Chair IL Psychological Association Ethics Committee, Chair, Illinois Psychological Association Academic Section
Susan Zoline, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing, teaching and consulting in the Chicago area for nearly forty years. Dr. Zoline was Professor of Psychology and University Fellow at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, where she taught clinical masters and doctoral students for 30 years and received numerous teaching/service awards. Dr. Zoline’s areas of professional expertise include professional ethics, suicide, violence and abuse assessment/intervention, supervision and risk management.
Dr. Zoline is a longstanding member of the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA) Ethics Committee, which she has co-chaired since 2010, as well as serving as IPA Academic Section Chair. Additionally, she has served as an expert witness in criminal matters as well as for the IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation regarding Clinical Psychologist licensure issues. She has worked clinically in a broad variety of settings and regularly consults and provides workshops to mental health and other professionals both locally and nationally on topics related to professional ethics.
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 2: Program will enable psychologists to keep pace with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, prevention, intervention, and/or education, as well as important relevant legal, statutory, leadership, or regulatory issues.
Schedule below is shown in Central Standard Time, participants from all time zones are welcome.
10:00am – Event Begins
12:45am- 15 Minute Break
1:15pm – Event Ends
Registration and Fees:
General Admission: $60.00
TCSPP Alumni Admission: $30.00
TCSPP Current Site Supervisors & Community Partner Admission: $30.00
TCSPP Faculty and Staff:$30.00
TCSPP Student Admission: $15.00
Refund Policy:100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.
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Target Audience: All mental health professionals. Graduate students welcome.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.0 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. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. 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 3.0 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 3.0 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 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.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
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.
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