Conference Schedule

8:30       Registration

9:00       Program Begins

10:30    Break (15 minutes)

12:00     Lunch (on your own)

1:00       Program Resumes

2:30       Break (15 minutes)

4:30       Program ends


Attendees will receive 15% off their Trust-sponsored professional liability policy for the next 2 consecutive years (at policy renewal).  To obtain the discount, you must submit the CE certification from VPA within 15 months along with the insurance application.  This discount cannot be combined and is 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.

Who Should Attend:  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.

Continuing Education Credits:  Sequence VIII: Ethics and Risk Management in a Digital World 2.0 is sponsored by The Trust.  The Trust is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Trust maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CE certificates for six (6) continuing education credits will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form.  Partial credits will not be awarded.  Late arrival or early departure of more than 15 minutes will preclude receipt of a certificate.

Registration/Refund Policy:  Registration at the door is welcome, but is on a space-available basis only; all registrations at the door are $195.  No refunds will be offered for this program.

See all of our CE policies on our CE Events page.

CE Workshop-September 28, 2018

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 a Full Professor 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 Track and member of the Child/Family Track.  His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, addictions, and disability and parenting.  In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice for 23 years, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for the past 20 years, and taught graduate and professional level courses on ethical and legal issues in professional practice for 25 years.  Dr. Taube regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns.

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

By the end of the program participants will be able to:

  • Summarize The Trust’s Risk Management Philosophy, including strategies for identifying high risk situations and managing professional practice risks.
  • Develop and review strategies for managing digital record keeping challenges.
  • Describe risks regarding emerging approaches to telepsychology practice.
  • Identify strategies for managing online and social media risks.

Sequence VIII:

Ethics & Risk Management in a Digital World 2.0

Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

Montpelier, Vermont