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Managing Risk in Everyday Practice: The Ethics of Being a Psychologist in the Real World

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Length: 3 hours

Most licensed psychologists are required to take continuing education on the topic of ethics.  But wouldn’t it be nice to go beyond just reviewing basic concepts you learned back in graduate school and when you were studying for your licensing exams?  In this workshop we will take those somewhat sterile academic concepts and apply them to everyday practice of psychology.  We will discuss key elements of risk management that you can implement in your next clinical hour.  Be prepared to think on your feet and discuss some tough, real life situations with your colleagues by submitting questions and comments online or in-person.

Learning Objective 1
Review models of ethical reasoning.

Learning Objective 2
Reflect upon APA Principles & Standards.

Learning Objective 3
Discuss fundamentals of ethical practice.

Learning Objective 4
Apply models of ethical reasoning, ethical codes and laws/regulations to their practice of psychology.

Presenter: Michael Heitt, PsyD

Dr. Michael Heitt is a licensed psychologist in private practice.  The primary focus of his clinical and consultative activities centers on working with physicians, executives and other professionals who are dealing with personal and occupational challenges. He is also a psychological consultant to small and mid-size companies on a variety of workplace and organizational issues.  Dr. Heitt has presented internationally on topics ranging from workplace violence and professional impairment to human resources and personnel development, as well as topics such as psychological ethics, disaster psychiatry and clinical assessment.  He is a former Chair and Member of the Ethics Committee and is currently the Chair of Colleague Assistance Program.

Dr. Heitt is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Loyola University Maryland.  Additionally, he is the instructor for the Maryland State Jurisprudence Licensure Exam preparatory course offered by MPA.


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