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Avoiding the 'Cringe': Risk Management and Skills for the Licensed Psychologist

  • Clark Hill PLC One Oxford Centre, Suite 301 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (map)

It is every practitioner’s fear to be contacted by the State Board of Psychology regarding a complaint. Even for the most careful and conscientious practitioners, it may happen at some point in their career.  For most, the complaint and investigation process is a complete unknown, full of dread. 

In this presentation, Elizabeth Collura, Esq., will provide an overview of the complaint and investigation process and equip you with the tools to diligently and confidently respond.

Dr. John Gavazzi will discuss ethical practices to decrease the risk of complaints to the Board. He will reinforce psychologist's existing knowledge of the licensing laws by providing examples of cases the Board has heard, as well as reference risk management techniques and their application in clinical practice.

Elizabeth and John will discuss the priorities of the State Board in prosecuting complaints, identify best practices to avoid complaints and manage risk, and provide key pointers to enable you to accurately and fully respond, should you be faced with an investigation. Q&A time included.

Dr. Shannon Edwards will assist in facilitation of the panel, as well as provide case law, and applicable APA and Forensic Specialty Guidelines.

Elizabeth is an attorney with Clark Hill PLC who has represented practitioners in licensing proceedings and can help you navigate an investigation. Dr. John Gavazzi is a licensed psychologist in Central, PA. He is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and has expert experience assisting the State Board of Psychology in Pennsylvania, both defense and prosecution, with the aforementioned cases. Dr. Shannon Edwards is a licensed psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA who specializes in forensic psychology. She provides psychological evaluations, therapeutic services, and expert testimony to the Courts.

Partnering with Chatham University Counseling Psychology Program to provide 3 hours of Continuing Education credits.

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Earlier Event: December 8
GPPA Fall Networking Social
Later Event: December 14
GPPA Board Meeting