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Malpractice: A Practical Guide for Psychologists

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Length: 420 minutes

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of malpractice actions filed against psychologists. Many practitioners find themselves running scared when confronted with this litigation. There is however, an important distinction between a suit and a successful suit. The elements of protecting oneself against a successful malpractice action are in fact fairly straightforward: careful clinical work, informed consent, adherence to the standard of care, careful documentation, and consultation. This INTERMEDIATE workshop clarifies these concepts and shows how to implement them.

Learning Objective 1
Apply the concept of informed consent to your practice.

Learning Objective 2
Apply the standard of care to your practice.

Learning Objective 3
Utilize assessment and treatment techniques that demonstrate adherence to the standard of care.

Learning Objective 4
Document records that demonstrate adherence to the standard of care.

Learning Objective 5
Compare alleged damages to various treatment approaches.

Learning Objective 6
Evaluate contacts against the concept of professional relationship.

Learning Objective 7
Evaluate diversity issues as they relate to malpractice.

Presenter(s)
David L. Shapiro, PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Supplementary Materials

  • Shapiro - Motion to Compel Production of Document, 1
  • Shapiro - Document 2
  • Shapiro - Document 3
  • Shapiro - Document 4
  • Shapiro - Document 5
  • Shapiro - Document 6
  • Shapiro - Document 7
  • Shapiro - Document 8
  • Shapiro - Document 9
  • Shapiro - Malpractice in Psychology
  • Shapiro - Malpractice in Psychology References
  • Shapiro - Malpractice in Psychology References