Dallas Psychological Association believes that acquiring professional development hours should be personally and professionally rewarding. DPA is known for outstanding workshops, often with national presenters, and we are approved to provide professional development and continuing education for Texas psychologists, counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists.

Clinical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations for Documentation, Business Structure, and Use of Technology In Practice with Michael Flynn, JD, PhD - 04/06/18

 

Three (3) Hour Ethics Workshop for Texas Psychologists, LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs

Workshop Description

Mental health professionals do not enter the field of practice hoping to spend lots of time building forms, learning about business entities, and considering the consequences of emerging technologies on their practice activities, yet these concerns present unique challenges. Fortunately, problems and pitfalls can be managed, successfully defended, and even avoided altogether. Michael Flynn, JD, PhD will bring his unique perspective, blending the law and psychology to a discussion of ways for psychologists to address these concerns. Dr. Flynn will present specific form language for use in documentation and will explore electronic/Internet issues and other general business considerations. Do not miss this opportunity to hear from an expert who can speak the languages of both psychology and the law, and who has years of experience in our own backyard supporting and defending psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of specific, enforceable, and unambiguous language in their office consent and notice forms
  • Learn the ways to use a proper business entity to gain flexibility in their operations, and protection of their businesses
  • Recognize the potential problems in their use of email, text, and the internet, as well as some solutions

Presenter

Michael Flynn, JD, PhD - After more than 25 years in independent practice as a clinical psychologist, in 2008 Dr. Flynn became licensed as an attorney, as well. Since the middle 1980’s, in addition to general practice as a psychologist working with adults and couples, Dr. Flynn conducted psychological evaluations and provided expert testimony for litigants, defendants, and agencies in matters of disputed custody, criminal defense and competency, personal injury, employment disputes, and testamentary capacity. After the early RxP initiative failed, and seeking to broaden his practice, in 2004 Dr. Flynn applied to law school. Since becoming a lawyer in 2008, Dr. Flynn has practiced law, assisting mental health professionals in the Dallas-Fort-Worth Metroplex. Dr. Flynn has represented mental health professionals across a spectrum of legal matters including licensing board complaints, handing subpoenas and depositions, business issues, and a variety of legal concerns specific to mental health practice. Dr. Flynn also represents clients in family law matters. Dr. Flynn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 1970, his Master of Science degree and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas in 1980, and his Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2007. He has taught abnormal psychology, human development, and personality theory at The University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, and Holy Family College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 2009 he has traveled around Texas and around the country teaching seminars in risk management and mental health law. See more at Dr. Flynn’s website, at michaelflynnjdphd.com.

Registration Fees

Early Registration (On or Before 04/04/18): DPA Member - $60; Non-Member - $90; DPA Student/Intern/Postdoc Member - $25; Non-Member Student/Intern/Postdoc - $45 *** Non-Members may Join DPA Now or Renew Membership to register at the discounted rate!

Delayed/Onsite Registration (04/05/18 or later): DPA Member - $80; Non-Member - $110; DPA Student/Intern/Postdoc Member - $45; Non-Member Student/Intern/Postdoc - $65 *** Non-Members may Join DPA Now or Renew Membership to register at the discounted rate!

Additional Info

Registration and continental breakfast start at 8:30 am. Workshop starts promptly at 9:00 am.

Accreditation Statement

Psychologists - This activity qualifies for Three (3) hours(s) of professional development credit in the area of Ethics for Texas Psychologists. Dallas Psychological Association, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program and its content as per TSBEP rule 461.11(2)(A). Counselors - Dallas Psychological Association, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #1660, exp date 04/30/18. This course qualifies for Three (3.0) contact hours. Social Workers - Dallas Psychological Association, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Social Workers. Provider #6160, exp date 04/30/18. This course qualifies for Three (3.0) contact hours. Marriage and Family Therapists - Dallas Psychological Association, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #752, exp date 09/30/18. This course qualifies for Three (3.0) contact hours. For all license categories, full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Event Properties

Event Date 04-06-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 04-06-2018 12:00 pm
Speaker Michael Flynn, JD, PhD
Number Hours 3 Hours Ethics
Location
Children's Health, Legacy Campus, Speese Conference Center
7601 Preston Rd
Children's Health, Legacy Campus, Speese Conference Center
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