The Legal and Ethical Game Show Challenge: Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
Presented by Clifton W. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Friday, September 23rd, 2022  9:00am - 4:45pm
Las Vegas, NV
6 Ethics CE Credits


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

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About the Workshop:

Say good-bye to dull legal and ethical trainings and get your annual legal and ethical CE training in a dynamic, entertaining game show format! This presentation grew out of a recognition that most mental health professionals do not need another lecture on typical legal and ethical topics. What has been needed is a fun, stimulating way to review and learn from what they already know. Participants are broken into teams and each team has an electronic remote that sends the team's answer to legal and ethical questions presented. Answers from teams are graphed, posted, and discussed. A computer keeps scores for all to see. Questions are presented in various formats including Jeopardy-style where categories are chosen and questions get harder as point values increase. Management of some of the most perplexing legal and ethical quandaries will be explored. Topics include child abuse, confidentiality, dual relations, suicide, duty to warn, elder abuse, HIPAA compliance, and more. The material is applicable to all disciplines, practices, and states. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Explain legal and ethical requirements surrounding informed consent. 
2) Discuss numerous situations when confidentiality should and should not be broken. 
3) Identify the differences between child abuse, rape, and statutory rape and mental health professional’s duty relative to each under the codes and laws.
4) Describe specific instances when duty to warn is mandated and the complications presented by specific codes and laws.
5) Explain the pitfalls and complexities posed by dual relationships.
6) Discuss what constitutes elders abuse and professionals duties regarding reporting.
7) Identify the legal and ethical issues regarding therapists’ duty to treat relative to client religion, sexual orientation, diversity and cultural differences, etc. as well as countertransference issues and the rights of minors. 

About the Speaker:

Clifton Mitchell Ph.D. is an international clinical trainer and keynote speaker who has a love for teaching and over 30 years of training experience. He delivers practical information in a uniquely entertaining, fast-paced style that is filled with humor and illuminating examples. In his latest book, Priming: Programming the Mind for Habit Change and Success, he teaches a scientifically-based system for partnering with the subconscious to eliminate bad habits and create success-advancing behaviors. He also demonstrates how to use priming to radically intensify therapeutic communications and improve outcomes.

For over 20 years, he has studied and presented seminars on methods for dealing with resistance in therapy. In his book, Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients, he presents cutting-edge approaches for managing psychological resistance. He has also trained thousands of mental health professionals in the management of difficult, perplexing legal and ethical issues and his latest training is in an entertaining, dynamic game show format.

He is a contributing author in therapy books and published in numerous professional journals including the Psychotherapy Networker, Psychotherapy in Australia, Journal of Personality Assessment, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Psychology and Education, Journal of Psychological Type, The Professional School Counselor, Sober World, Counselor, Vistas, and The Advocate. His research includes investigations of therapeutic resistance, legal and ethical issues, subliminal message tapes, stress and coping, PMS, and personality types. His ideas and writings have also been published in Men’s Health Today and Barron’s Financial Weekly. Dr. Mitchell is currently a professor Emeritus at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, where he was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2002. For more information please visit: www.cliftonmitchell.comDr. Mitchell's CV


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

Registration Fees:

NPA Member $185.00
Non-Member $260.00
NPA Student Member $65.00
Student Non-Member $115.00

General Information:

Workshop Location: This workshop will be held in-person at the Spanish Trails Country Club in the Sunrise Room, located at 5050 Spanish Trail Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89113. All registered attendees must enter through the West Gate on W. Tropicana Ave just east of S. Buffalo Drive (enter through Visitor lane). Security guard will have a list of attendees, please be advised that you will need to show a valid ID to gain access. After entering gate, take first left. Country club will be on your left. Ample parking is available. To view map, click here

Food and Beverages:  NPA will be providing a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning, a selection of boxed lunches during the lunch hour, and afternoon snacks and beverages. We encourage everyone to stay on-site for their free boxed lunch to hear a Legislative Update from our Lobbyist from Tri-Strategies.

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 September 9th, 2022.

Approval: Nevada Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NPA will issue certificates of completion by email no later than 5 days after workshop. APA CE rules require that we only issue credits to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits (i.e. partial credit will not be given).

Diversity Statement: This training includes questions and discussion regarding therapists’ duty to treat relative to client religion, sexual orientation, etc. and countertransference issues. Recent court rulings as well as rules of laws and ethical codes governing therapists’ duties to treat in private practice and agencies will be presented. Also addressed will be rights of minors in cases of statutory rape, rape, pregnancy, child abuse, and court records.

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