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February 24, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC
Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$49.00

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Distress Tolerance skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including the Reality Acceptance Skills and the Crisis Survival Skills, and how to help clients with a variety of diagnoses and problems use these skills appropriately and in healthy ways.

session: 10709
March 10, 2023, 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM UTC
David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$69.00
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"Excellent content - very knowledgeable and experienced presenter Greater understanding of instruments - research on just how limited our ability to predict violence is, and the ethical/scientific issues with sex violent predator laws/dynamics."-Kevin D., Psychologist, California

The ability to predict  future violent behavior has long been an issue for mental health professionals.  Initially it was merely assumed that we could make such predictions accurately based on our clinical skills alone.  Many decisions in the judicial system hinge on an accurate assessment of violence, such as  bond, probation, and parole decisions, committment to and release from psychiatric facilities, and even whether or not a defendant should be sentenced to death.

Recent research has demonstrated however that such predictions are not as accurate as once assumed and that the methodology used was sadly lacking in  validity.   A tremendous amount of research has gone into risk assessment for future  violence ; still,,  the accuracy remains in question even to this day; nevertheless, judicial decisions are continually made which ignore our limited ability to assess violent behavior.

This webinar will explore  the factors necessary to do competent work in this area and demonstrate the ways that risk assessment can become more precise.

session: 10706
April 21, 2023, 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM UTC
David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$69.00

“The information presented was very helpful and I feel I have a better understanding of the role of forensic psychologist and how this role differs from the psychotherapist role."-Meg R. Professional Counselor, South Carolina

This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

All mental health professionals are familiar with, and should rely on, the Codes of Ethics applicable to their professionals. Some have, in addition, specialty guidelines that apply to certain areas of practice. This webinar will consist of a detailed analysis of the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology, viewing the similarities to and differences from the generic ethics codes. More specifically, we will look at the definitions of forensic psychology practice, issues of impartiality, conflicts of interest, competence, Informed Consent, and conflicts with legal authorities.

session: 10705
February 22, 2023, 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM UTC
David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$69.00

“The information presented was very helpful and I feel I have a better understanding of the role of forensic psychologist and how this role differs from the psychotherapist role."-Meg R. Professional Counselor, South Carolina

This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

All mental health professionals are familiar with, and should rely on, the Codes of Ethics applicable to their professionals. Some have, in addition, specialty guidelines that apply to certain areas of practice. This webinar will consist of a detailed analysis of the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology, viewing the similarities to and differences from the generic ethics codes. More specifically, we will look at the definitions of forensic psychology practice, issues of impartiality, conflicts of interest, competence, Informed Consent, and conflicts with legal authorities.

session: 10704
April 14, 2023, 5:00 AM - 8:15 PM UTC
David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$69.00

“Shapiro is SO knowledgeable! I learned about many cases considered at supreme court level, the whys and why nots of their rulings and how the rulings impact those with mental health issues and those that work with them .”-Ruth R., Psychologist, Indiana

This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health professionals frequently make assertions about legal issues based on their psychological expertise and expect that the laws should merely follow the re­search and practice to which they testify. Frequently, mental health professionals will conflate such matters as psychosis, limited intellect or brain impairment with le­gal issues such as Competency to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility and Mitigation. There are, in fact, many reasons why a diagnosis cannot be generalized into a legal conclusion. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the United States Supreme Court deliberations and findings where behavioral science evidence is judged along side the laws which place constraints on how these matters can be considered in court. This webinar will explore these dif­ferences, looking at a wide array of cases in which mental health has been a central issue.

session: 10703
February 15, 2023, 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM UTC
David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$69.00

“Shapiro is SO knowledgeable! I learned about many cases considered at supreme court level, the whys and why nots of their rulings and how the rulings impact those with mental health issues and those that work with them .”-Ruth R., Psychologist, Indiana

This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health professionals frequently make assertions about legal issues based on their psychological expertise and expect that the laws should merely follow the re­search and practice to which they testify. Frequently, mental health professionals will conflate such matters as psychosis, limited intellect or brain impairment with le­gal issues such as Competency to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility and Mitigation. There are, in fact, many reasons why a diagnosis cannot be generalized into a legal conclusion. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the United States Supreme Court deliberations and findings where behavioral science evidence is judged along side the laws which place constraints on how these matters can be considered in court. This webinar will explore these dif­ferences, looking at a wide array of cases in which mental health has been a central issue.

session: 10702
March 17, 2023, 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM UTC
David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$69.00

Do you know the possible effect in Court of expert testimony based on poorly validated procedures? People may be sentenced to death. In similar ways, mental health professionals may be found negligent for failure to see that someone fits the psychological profile of intended victims, despite the fact that there is no science behind psychological profiling. The use and similar misuses of expert testimony will be highlighted in the webinar, along with practical suggestions for avoiding these pitfalls and making sure one’s testimony is based on well-validated theories.

session: 10700
April 6, 2023, 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM UTC
David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$69
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This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

All mental health professions have their own code of ethics; for the most part, they are very similar, but  there are some important differences which impact in different ways on practitioners; these are sometimes difficult to reconcile with one another, and with various state licensing board regulations.  This webinar will present  an in depth look at the major areas covered by all codes, such as competence, multiple relations, advertising, avoidance of harm, assessment, therapy, and involvement in forensic activities.  It will look at major areas that need to be carefully considered and thought through, such as what constitutes a multiple relationship, what are limits on advertising, what kinds of testing should be used and what kinds should be avoided, and what kinds of relationships outside the therapy session are allowed and which are prohibited.

session: 10698
February 7, 2023, 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM UTC
David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$69
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This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

All mental health professions have their own code of ethics; for the most part, they are very similar, but  there are some important differences which impact in different ways on practitioners; these are sometimes difficult to reconcile with one another, and with various state licensing board regulations.  This webinar will present  an in depth look at the major areas covered by all codes, such as competence, multiple relations, advertising, avoidance of harm, assessment, therapy, and involvement in forensic activities.  It will look at major areas that need to be carefully considered and thought through, such as what constitutes a multiple relationship, what are limits on advertising, what kinds of testing should be used and what kinds should be avoided, and what kinds of relationships outside the therapy session are allowed and which are prohibited.

session: 10696