On Demand Professional Workshop: Advancing Competencies in Traumatic Stress Care: Ethics and Best Practices

This presentation was originally reviewed on November 30, 2023, and broadcast live online on December 1, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET. 

This course is approved for 3.0 Category II Ethics Credits.

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

This webinar provides a comprehensive exploration of issues specific to the practice of trauma psychology, focusing on adult survivors of interpersonal violence. Despite the pervasive prevalence of trauma in clinical contexts, many practitioners find themselves in the challenging position of providing treatment without the requisite training and support tailored to this population. The presentation delves into best practices for effectively navigating the ethical and professional dilemmas commonly encountered during the assessment and treatment of trauma survivors.

Within this context, this program will address the application of essential ethical principles from the APA ethics code, including informed consent, confidentiality, competence, dual-role relationships, and therapist self-care. Additionally, the session will examine the ethical and relational complexities that can arise when therapists become involved in legal proceedings, such as responding to subpoenas, court correspondence, or providing testimony.

Participants will acquire practical strategies for recognizing and addressing ethical and interpersonal challenges frequently encountered in trauma treatment, ultimately enhancing the quality of care and safety.

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply their competencies in providing care to adult survivors of interpersonal violence who have experienced trauma.
  • Discuss the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the ethical and professional dilemmas commonly encountered in the treatment of trauma.
  • Define how to handle the ethical and relational complexities that can arise when therapists are involved in legal proceedings, such as responding to subpoenas or providing testimony.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
01/08/2024
Course expires: 
01/05/2026

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About the speaker

Lisa M. Rocchio, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of interpersonal violence and traumatic stress, as well as ethical issues relating to the clinical and forensic practice of psychology. Dr. Rocchio owns and operates an inter-disciplinary group psychotherapy practice and an independent forensic practice in Rhode Island. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor within the department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Brown University Alpert School of Medicine where she conducts supervision and training for psychiatry fellows. In her clinical and forensic practices, Dr. Rocchio has evaluated and treated hundreds of individuals who have experienced interpersonal violence, including childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and sexual harassment. She regularly provides forensic consultation and expert witness testimony in the areas of traumatic stress and interpersonal violence in both civil and criminal matters and has been admitted as an expert witness in both State and Federal Courts. Dr. Rocchio has published and presented at national and international conferences in her areas of expertise, and regularly provides supervision, consultation, and training to other professionals. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), where she is the immediate Past-President and founding member of APA’s Division of Trauma Psychology and a former member of the APA Ethics Committee. Dr. Rocchio is also very active within her community and has served as president of the Rhode Island Psychological Association (RIPA), and as RIPA’s representative to APA’s Council of Representatives.

Disclosure Statements

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Lisa M. Rocchio, PhD, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSc, Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Lisa Illum, MLIS, MEd, and Jennifer Tornabene.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours in Category II  Ethics credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is available for 3.0 NBCC clock hours.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 Participation
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Professional Workshop: Advancing Competencies in Traumatic Stress Care: Ethics and Best Practices

 

Lisa M. Rocchio, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Brown University Alpert School of Medicine

Providence, RI

 

Originally reviewed November 30, 2023.
Originally broadcast live December 1, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: January 5, 2026.

Activity Time: Three hour webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 3:15.

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