Law and Ethics Workshop
This program outlines key legal and ethical information pertaining to psychology practice, including maintaining clinical records, privacy regulations, major risk areas, and confidentiality, and is designed for early career through senior professionals.
The program begins with a review of recent developments in the law affecting California Psychologists, and the role of the insurance industry in a variety of practice areas, including termination of life for terminally ill individuals. We then move to a variety of issues of interest to custody evaluators, issues regarding practice transitions, record-keeping and interfaces between clinicians and the legal system. Areas of practice that are often associated with ethico-legal problems will then be discussed, with reviews of risk areas involving board actions and law suits. Attendees will also learn of a variety of resources for practice protection from online resource companies.
Attendees will be able to:
1. State at least three ways in which the insurance industry has impacted clinical practice
2. Name at least two online resources for practice forms and support information
3. State the number of child abuse reports received by authorities in California on an annual basis
4. State at least three areas of increased risk for psychology practitioners.
A. Steven Frankel PhD, JD, ABPP (Clinical and Forensic), is founding President and Curriculum Director of the Steve Frankel Group (SFG). He is a Clinical Psychologist (PSY3354) and an Attorney at Law (SBN192014), and is a Diplomate in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Frankel has always been committed to teaching, and has published over 50 articles and book chapters. He received the USC Award for Teaching Excellence early in his academic career. He was similarly honored by his state professional society some years later. He has continued to serve his teaching muse ever since. He has spoken at local, national and international conferences on trauma and dissociation and his full-day continuing education curriculum in law and ethics for mental health professionals (over 50 workshops/year) has earned him his latest Outstanding Teacher Award. An Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law, he has taught courses on healthcare policy, mental disorders and the law and regulation of healthcare practice.
$60 OCPA Members
free for OCPA and Argosy students
Approved for 3 hours CE credit
California Psychological Association (CPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.