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  • 2024-04-03 2:00 PM
  • 2024-04-03 3:00 PM
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Presented by the National Register in collaboration with The Trust

Risk Management in the Digital Age

As psychology has moved into the digital age and many psychological services are provided remotely, risk management has become more complicated and more important as the new technologies present new risks. In addition to the traditional risks to practitioners, the new risks include issues surrounding interstate practice, the increasing problems presented by negative online reviews, HIPAA, and the No Surprise Act. 

About the Presenter

Eric A. Harris, EdD, JD, is a licensed psychologist and recently retired member of the Massachusetts Bar. In 1994 he cofounded the risk management program at the American Psychological Association Insurance Trust (now the American Insurance Trust) where he has provided risk management consultations and created and presented CE training programs across the U.S. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1969 and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from the Harvard University in 1978. In addition, Dr. Harris served as legal counsel to the Massachusetts Psychological Association where he was the Director of Professional Affairs for 10 years. He was a member of the APA/ASPPB/APAIT Telepsychology Task Force that drafted the APA Telepsychology Guidelines. He previously served as a faculty member at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and had a part time clinical practice for more than 15 years. He has served on APA’s Committee on Legal Issues and the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice. Dr. Harris was the first recipient of the Eric Harris career contribution award from the Massachusetts Psychological Association. 

Continuing Education Information

1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate

1 Contact Hour (New York Board of Psychology)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss standard elements of risk management, such as competence, informed consent, and good recordkeeping practices 
  2. Discuss digital-age situations, such as online reviews and social media, that pose risk to psychologists
  3. Describe risk management strategies for psychologists to protect themselves from digital-age risks of telepsychology and interjurisdictional practice

Conflicts of Interest/Disclosures

Dr. Eric Harris is a risk management consultant with The Trust, who is partnering on this webinar.

NOTE: The information presented in this webinar is not intended to provide legal advice or to substitute for the advice of an attorney, but rather to provide general information. 

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