Friday, October 25th 

SCPA will host six hours in Ethics and Risk Management in the Digital World in downtown Columbia.

Presented by Amanda Zelechoski, a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist and attorney, this program is sponsored in cooperation with The Trust.

Workshop 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.

Conference Objectives

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.
• Identify strategies for managing online and social media risks.
• Describe risks regarding emerging approaches to telepsychology practice.
• List three aspects of psychology’s developing state compacts (PSYPACT).
• Identify three areas in which technology will increasingly impact the practice of psychology.

Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts

Workshop completion earns 6 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 CE certification from an organization approved by APA to offer CE credit (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 will not guarantee insurance policy issuance or renewal.

Conference Location

The Vista Room  at SpringHill Suites by Marriott
511 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Sleeping Room at Group Rate: $142 standard room

$192 Executive King Suite

Conference Rate includes 6 CE hours plus lunch

SCPA Members: $175

Others: $250

You Can Register Online Now!