Ethical challenges in forensic behavioral healthcare settings: A day workshop with Randy Otto PhD

Wednesday April 17 2019

Caplin Pavilion, School of Law, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Forensic Training Series

This one-day day workshop will provide an overview, engagement and discussion regarding ethical issues in forensic mental health practice. Distinguished faculty for the workshop will be Randy Otto PhD, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida.  The focus of this workshop is the many ethical issues encountered by behavioral healthcare professionals who provide assessment and treatment services in forensic settings.  After reviewing some general ethical principles that apply to all behavioral healthcare professionals, the unique aspects of forensic practice that result in special ethical challenges for behavioral healthcare professionals are reviewed.  Next, an approach to problem solving is introduced, after which a series of vignettes are presented which require audience members to apply ethical principles to ethical dilemmas that are often encountered in forensic assessment and treatment contexts.  Issues of professional competence, informed consent, confidentiality, multiple relationships, and conflict of interest, are addressed using this format.

Date: Wednesday April 17 2019  one-day program 

Time: 9:20AM to 4:30 PM. Lunch on your own.

Location: Caplin Pavilion, School of Law, University of Virginia, located at 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1738.

 The location among buildings of the School of Law may be seen on this graphic map  Graphic Map of UVA School of Law Grounds [ https://www.law.virginia.edu/pdf/map_school.pdf ]  - and on this topographical map Topographical Map of UVA North Grounds including Law Grounds  [ http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/ENorthGrounds.html  

An Internet map of the Law Grounds may be found at Internet Map of Law Grounds  [ http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/popPages/49-LawSchool.html ]

The School of Law maintains  Law School's Page of Directions   http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/insider/oriented_cville.htm ]

Arrangements have been made with the School of Law to allow participants parking free of charge in the D-2 and D-3 spaces.  A parking map of the University is found at Parking Map of the University   https://parking.virginia.edu/system/files/ParkingMap.pdf ].  Please be sure to park only in areas marked D-2 or D-3 (D-3 is more distant and would involve more walking)

Lodging: If you are interested to know about local lodging please inquire with els2e@virginia.edu.  

Faculty for this program:  Randy Otto PhD, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida.  

Dr. Otto has published and presented extensively on forensic psychological assessment.  His work has been recognized nationally with awards from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality Assessment. Dr Otto has been  President of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) , President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and  President  of the American Board of Professional Psychology. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association he has chaired APA’s Committee on Legal Issues and the Committee to Revise the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology, and he is an APA Council Representative (Division 41, AP-LS). Dr. Otto is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 41) and has received awards for his work from the Society for Personality Assessment, the University of California-San Francisco, and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. In 2009, his work on adjudicative competence, with colleagues Norm Poythress, John Monahan, Richard Bonnie, and Ken Hoge, was cited by the U. S. Supreme Court in Indiana v. Edwards.  Learn more about Dr Otto

Educational objectives:

 At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to

Disclosures:

The following speaker(s) with this program have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services: (in alphabetical order) :

Randy Otto PhD

The planning committee have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services (in alphabetical order): Daniel Murrie PhD, Michael Schaefer PhD, Benjamin Skowysz LCSW, Janet Warren DSW

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

For physicians and others

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and/or The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education, as accredited provider(s), awards  6 hours of participation (consistent with the  designated number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  or ANCC contact hours) to participants who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and/or The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

The program is jointly provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

The cost will be $18 for each hour of credits claimed out of the 6 total available.

For psychologists and others

The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The cost will be $10 per hour ($10 x 6 hours=$60).

For sworn officers and others

ILPPP will apply for Partial In-Service Credit through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. If awarded please request form from ILPPP for signature. There will be no additional cost for these credits.

For Attorneys

ILPPP will apply for Continuing Legal Education through the Virginia State Bar.  If awarded please request form from ILPPP for signature. There will be no additional cost for these credits.

Continuing education

For complete information regarding continuing education please  

email els2e@virginia.edu  Thank you. 

How to register for the program:

Application for registration is made through your individual user profile created with the ILPPP website. Please create your profile, or get automated help to find your profile if you have forgotten your profile name or password: http://ilppp.virginia.edu/OREM/Registrant/SignIn
After you apply for registration you will receive an automated email confirming that ILPPP has received your application. Acceptance into a program is not automatic because capacity limitations and public mental health system needs are considered. After ILPPP formally accepts a registrant  into the program they will receive a second automated email that confirms registration and includes invoice information and online payment instructions.
Before the program ILPPP will send further information to assist participant's planning. Questions about registration may go to els2e@virginia.edu 
Registration & Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy

Fees:

Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $80

Others - $195

Please inquire at els2e@virginia.edu about a 'group discount' for two or more from your agency, office, facility, school or work setting ($80/per registrant).

Cancellation fee - $25.00.

A full registration fee refund will be processed only if the registrant has submitted the cancellation notice to ILPPP no later than 7 days prior to the first day of the program. If registration is cancelled 6 days or less days prior there is a $25 cancellation service charge which will be deducted from the program’s registration fee. The remainder of the registration fee will be processed within 10 days following the end of the training program. Please allow 30 days following the end of the training program to receive the refund. Refunds will be processed according to the method of original payment (check, credit card or EDI-transfer).