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Ethics Update

  • September 16, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Auditorium, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111


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Utah Psychological Association presents:


Ethics Update

Friday, September 16, 2016
Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Auditorium
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Registration at 9:00 am

Michael Donner, PhD

Michael Donner is a psychoanalyst and clinical and forensic psychologist in Oakland, California. He is the President- of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis where he was until recently Faculty Co-Chair and a member of the Ethics and Impairment Committee. He is the moderator of the SFCP East Bay Clinical Forum.

He is also the Past-Chair of the California Psychological Association (CPA) Division of Clinical and Professional Practice and Section on Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He served for six years and is the immediate past Chair of the CPA Ethics Committee and Ethics and served for 10 years as the Chair of the Professional Affairs Committee of the Alameda County. Psychological Association.    


 After completing this program, participants will:

  1. Have been taught a model for ethical decision making that can be applied to a wide range of clinical practice.
  2. Be able to distinguish between risk management and ethical practice.
  3. Have learned how anxiety interferes with clinical and ethical decision-making.
  4. Have learned the difference between privacy, privilege and confidentiality.
  5. Understand the difference between the legal and the ethical aspects of confidentiality.
  6. Have reviewed the key elements of the telepsychology guidelines of the American Psychological Association and other professional associations.
  7. Have considered various clinical aspects of the use of telepsychology, including issues of distraction and emotional disconnection. Indications and contraindications for telepsychology will be reviewed.
  8. Have reviewed the key components Clinicians in the Courtroom, including the interface between practice and the legal system.
  9. Have reviewed the different kinds of testimony of a clinician in the courtroom, including treating expert, forensic expert and percipient witness.
  10. Have discussed the role of psychologists in recommending emotional support and service animals.

Rates and Payment Information:

Early Bird Registration:

UPA Member Early Bird: $125
Non Member Early Bird: $225

Early Bird Registration expires one week prior to the event.

Regular Registration:

UPA Member: $150
Non Member: $250
UPA Student Member: $15
Student Non Member: $45

Register online at www.utpsych.org

To pay by phone, please contact UPA Executive Director Teresa Bruce at 801.410.0337

Make checks payable to Utah Psychological Association.

Day of event registration begins at 8:00 AM.

Cancelations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join. 



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