Sequence XII: Navigating Challenging Conversations: Ethics and Risk Management
Presented by Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D.
Friday, November 15th, 2024  8:30am - 4:30pm
6 Ethics CE Credits
This workshop will be presented as a live, virtual presentation via Zoom webinar.
Participants will be able to communicate with the presenter in real-time during the course of instruction.
As participants can interact in real-time with the presenter, this webinar meets the requirements as a live or face-to-face CE training by the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners (not considered homestudy learning credits).


  Approval pending for Nevada Psychologists and LCSWs. Approved for MFTs.
  NPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Online registration will be available in late summer 2024

Co-Sponsored by:

 15% off  your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Policy premium
 (for 2 consecutive years at policy renewal. Details below under General Information)

About the Workshop:

For over two decades, Th e Trust has worked to educate and support psychologists in improving their ethics and risk management skills and strategies by providing live workshops, webinars, risk management consultation, and expanding resources. This 12th workshop in our Sequence series continues to emphasize applied, integrated and strategic methods to help you stay grounded in ethical principles and practices and to protect yourself from adverse disciplinary and legal actions.

The Trust Risk Management Consultants have culled subject matter from some 110,000 consultations provided to date to focus this workshop on problems practitioners often encounter. Th e overarching theme of Workshop 12 is on the ethics and risk management of navigating various types of challenging conversations that arise in professional practice. Specifically, topics will include: the possibly impaired or unethical colleague; race and microaggressions; record keeping and the Information Blocking Rule; mandated child abuse reporting; multiple relationships and conflicts of interest in collateral versus conjoint services; managing risks of cross-jurisdictional telepsychology; and the ethics and risk management of responding to patients/clients who engaging in stalking, threatening, or harassing behaviors.

Learning Objectives:

 At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
1) Describe at least five basic principles of ethics and risk management, as applied to several specific clinical situations that frequently arise in professional practice.
2) Identify three risk factors and warning signs of distress/impairment in ourselves and our colleagues, and list three primary interventions for managing professional distress/impairment, and delineate two factors to consider when preparing for a conversation with a potentially impaired colleague and for deciding the appropriateness of a formal or informal ethical resolution.
3) Describe two methods for effectively engaging in challenging conversations regarding race and ethnicity with colleagues, supervisors/supervisees, and patients/clients.
4) Define the Information Blocking Rule and explain two strategies for ethically managing risk related to this rule.
5) Identify three types of immunity provisions that protect psychologists who make mandated child abuse reports; and list three steps psychologists can take to minimize their risk in these situations.
6) Apply at least two risk management strategies for decreasing risks when involving collaterals in treatment and/or providing conjoint psychological services.
7) List four broad categories of factors to consider when determining whether to provide cross-jurisdictional telepsychological services.
8) Discuss four strategies for ethically and safely managing patients/clients who exhibit stalking, threatening, or harassing behaviors.


This presentation is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health providers, and graduate students of psychology. 

Level of learning is Intermediate.

About the Speaker:

Daniel O. Taube earned his J.D. from Villanova University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in 1987, as a member of the Hahnemann/ Villanova Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is Professor Emeritus at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco at Alliant International University, past Psy.D. Program Director, founder and coordinator of the Forensic Family Child. 

His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, and addictions. In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice since 1990, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for over 20 years, and taught graduate and professional level courses on ethical and legal issues in professional practice for over 25 years. Dr. Taube regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns. Dr. Taube's CV

General Information:

General Information:
Zoom Login Link and Handout Materials: 
Zoom webinar login link and Handout materials will be sent out electronically to all attendees no later than one week prior to workshop date. Printed handout materials are not available for purchase as this CE training is being offered remotely.

Workshop Location: Live, virtual webinar via Zoom.

Closed Captions: Live audio captions will be provided for this event. If you need additional disability-related accommodations, please contact us by email us at [email protected] or by phone (888) 654-0050. Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of workshop date.

Refunds & Grievance Policy: Participants may direct questions or grievances to NPA at (888) 654-0050. An administrative fee of $30 will be charged for cancellation of registration. Please note, no refunds will be granted after November 1st, 2024.

Approval: Approved by Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NPA will issue certificates of completion. APA CE rules require that we only issue credits to those who attend the entire workshop. Those logging into the Zoom webinar more than 15 minutes late or logging off before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits (i.e. partial CE credit will not be issued).and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount.

Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts: Workshop completion earns 6 Ethics 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 copy of CE Certificate issued by NPA (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


There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this program or its presenter.