Trust Workshop | Sequence VIII: Ethics & Risk Mgmt in a Digital World 2.0

  • 8600 Northpark Dr | Johnston, IA 50316
  • Presented By: Iowa Psychological Association
  • Dates: June 21, 2019
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale
  • Phone: (515) 250-6366
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: $150 - $200
  • Overview

    Technology is advancing at a dizzying pace and is becoming increasingly central to the provision of psychological services. From portable devices to digital records to interjurisdictional practice to mental health apps, technology has brought remarkable benefits to our work; and at the same time created an increasingly complex set of ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges. In this rapidly evolving environment, the need to maintain an active risk management strategy is perhaps even more central than ever.

    This workshop is a next-generation discussion of digital world issues. After a brief introduction describing The Trust Risk Management Philosophy and Strategy, this workshop will provide a review and update on the ethical, legal, and risk management dimensions of technology. We will focus broadly on these issues related to digital record keeping, telepsychology, digital communications, and social media. The workshop is applicable to all sites where health services are provided.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Summarize The Trust’s Risk Management Philosophy, including strategies for identifying high risk situations and managing professional practice risks.

    2. Develop and review strategies for managing digital record keeping challenges.

    3. Identify strategies for managing online and social media risks.

    4. Describe risks regarding emerging approaches to telepsychology practice.

    5. List three aspects of psychology’s developing state compacts (PSYPACT).

    6. Identify three areas in which technology will increasingly impact the practice of psychology.

    About the Speaker: Amanda D. Zelechoski is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist and attorney. Dr. Zelechoski received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, her M.S. and Ph.D. from Drexel University, and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (Brookline, MA) and is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She has worked clinically with adults, children, and families in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings.

    Dr. Zelechoski is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University, where she also serves as coordinator of the Dual Degree Graduate Programs in Law and Psychology. She teaches a wide variety of courses, including ethics and professional development in psychology, and provides clinical supervision to graduate students. Her primary research interests include forensic and mental health assessment, at-risk, delinquent, and traumatized youth, child custody and child welfare, and the intersection of psychology, law, and public policy. She also conducts research related to best practices in teaching and training in the areas of psychology, law, and trauma. In addition to her teaching and research interests, Dr. Zelechoski conducts forensic and psychological evaluations and has provided training and consultation to numerous mental health, law enforcement, and correctional agencies.

    Continuing Education: This activity is available for 6 continuing education credits, spread into 4 sessions, each worth 1.5 continuing education credits. Participants must attend 100% of the session to receive credit for that session. Upon completion of an evaluation and learning assessment, a certificate of attendance will be issued. This serves as documentation for all participants. The Iowa Psychological Association is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and will conduct all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. If participants have special needs, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate them. Please contact Suzanne Hull with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations. 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.

    Accommodations: Hotel rooms are reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale (8600 Northpark Dr, Johnston, IA 50131) at the group rate of $109/night plus tax for the night of June 20, 2019. Breakfast is not included in the rate. Hotel rooms may be reserved by contacting the hotel directly at 515-270-8890. Reservations need to be made by May 30, 2019 to receive the block rate.

    Conference Parking: Parking is available in the hotel parking lot.

    Registration: Registration is to be completed online by clicking tickets at the top. Registration fees are:

    IPA Member $150

    Non-Member $200

    Please complete the online registration process by clicking tickets at the top. Registration will close on June 19, 2019 at 9am. There will no refunds or cancellations after June 16, 2019.

    Individuals needing special assistance (ADA, allergies, etc.) should notify Suzanne Hull, Executive Director, Iowa Psychological Association: or 515-250-6366.

    Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts: Workshop completion earns 6 CE credits and eligibility to receive a 15% premium discount on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance for your next 2 consecutive policy periods. To obtain CE discounts, submit CE certification from an organization approved by APA to offer CE credit (must have been completed within the previous 15 months) with the insurance application. Discounts cannot be combined and are not applicable to Researcher/Academician or Student policies. Group policies become eligible for the CE discount when at least 50% of those insured under the group policy submit CE certification. All applications are individually underwritten and submission of CE certification will not guarantee insurance policy issuance or renewal.

    Continuing Education Grievance Policy: The Trust is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists. The Trust will comply with all legal and ethical guidelines for non-discrimination in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of CE participants. The Trust CE Director is responsible for complying with these standards.

    While the Trust strives to assure fair treatment for all participants and to anticipate problems before they occur, occasionally grievances may be filed. In cases where a participant files a written or oral grievance, the following actions are taken:

    • If the grievance concerns the content of the workshop, webinar, book, or the continuing education test, a Trust representative will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the CE Director or a Trust representative will either provide a credit for a subsequent CE offering or provide a partial or full refund of the CE fee already paid.

    • Actions involving a credit or a refund will require a written note documenting the grievance for record-keeping purposes. The aggrieved individual need not sign the note. If the grievance specifically concerns The Trust, the CE Director or Trust representative will attempt to arbitrate.

    Direct correspondence to: Continuing Education The Trust, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 700

    Rockville, MD 20850, Phone: (800) 477-1200, Email:

    Target Audience: The Trust’s workshops and webinars are appropriate primarily for psychologists and psychology students but may also be useful to other related behavioral health practitioners.