Bullet Proofing Psychological Practice - Live Workshop (Newcastle)

Presenter:
Dr Phil Watts
Bullet Proofing Psychological Practice - Live Workshop (Newcastle)
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Date and time
Thursday, September 12, 2024
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9:00 am
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Location
Apollo International Hotel (Best Western), 290 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown NSW

About this workshop

Psychologists function in a world of increasing professional accountability and potential litigation. A core competency required of all psychologists is an understanding of ethical, legal and professional matters. This 2-day workshop presented by Dr Phil Watts focusses on ethical and legal issues that clinicians face. This is a practical and "hands on" workshop to equip you with knowledge and skills related to different aspects of professional practice for both those in the public sector and private practice. Our training helps us understand theoretical ethical behaviour but as soon as we start practicing in the real world things are lot more complicated and confusing. You may get a complaint just because someone dislikes your work and you have to defend yourself. Perhaps in the busy world of your practice you cut corners only to find yourself in a ethical dilemma. Good systems and early recognition may help a boundary slippage from becoming an ethical breach. This workshop helps you recognise and develop those necessary systems and understandings. This is a practical and “hands-on” workshop to equip you with knowledge and skills related to different aspects of professional practice for both those in the public sector and private practice. This course is very helpful to early career clinicians but is relevant to all clinicians interested in maintaining high standards of professional practice whether in private practice or employee roles.

The training focuses on these 3 areas:

  1. Core ethics, legalities and accountability responsibilities
  2. Case Notes and Records: Ethical, Legal and Practical issues
  3. Separation and Divorce: Making Order of the Chaos

Day One - Bullet-Proofing Psychology

Mental health clinicians function in a world of increasing professional accountability and potential litigation. A core competency required of all clinicians is an understanding of ethical, legal and professional matters.Topics include:

  • Informed consent
  • Privacy and information
  • Records and notes
  • Communicating with others
  • Breaching confidentiality
  • Professional boundaries
  • and relationships
  • Legal considerations
  • Dealing with Subpoenas
  • Negligence and going to court
  • Managing risk and scary scenarios
  • Self-care and professional practice
  • Ethical dilemmas

Meet the presenters

Dr Phil Watts

Dr Phil Watts

Dr Phil Watts has been a clinical and forensic psychologist for over 30 years. He has published 6 books including Surviving the Witness Box, How to Find Love and Not a Psycho, and Shared Care or Divided Lives. He is a dynamic presenter with a focus on practical experience. He his engaging content and insightful practical experience he can keep a whole day workshop refreshing and interesting!

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Price: $
350