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Duty to Warn and Protect: Considerations for New Jersey Psychologists
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

Morris County Association of Psychologists presents Duty to Warn and Protect:  Considerations for New Jersey Psychologists
Date of Program: September 11, 2019
Venue Address: Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center,  175 Park Avenue, Florham Park
Activity Schedule: Breakfast and registration 8:30 am - 9:00 AM; Program 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
One (1) Continuing Education Credits Available

Gianni Pirelli, PhD
Dr. Pirelli is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology, licensed in NJ and NY, and leads the group practice:  Pirelli Clinical and Forensic Psychology, LLC (www.gpirelli.com)

Cost of Program: 
$35 (non-MCPA members);$29 (MCPA members);$18(students) -- Includes a buffet breakfast
Please register online by Monday, Sept 9, 2019 at www.mcpanj.com. Please contact Mike Zito, Ph.D. at [email protected] or 908-753-8696 if you have any questions or prefer not to register online.

Refund Policy: Refunds will be granted (less administrative fees) for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time.

Any Additional Fees: CE obtained through NJPA; $15.00 NJPA Members; $25.00 non-NJPA Members and No fee for NJPA sustaining members.

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content

Program Narrative:
In this seminar, Dr. Pirelli will address the recently amended “duty to protect and warn” law in New Jersey, 2A:62A-16, which now requires licensed practitioners, including psychologists, to notify patients’ residential police departments when said duty has been incurred.  Dr. Pirelli will review the law in the context of risk assessment principles to apply to clinical practice, particularly firearm-related considerations associated with violence and suicide risk.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1). List the practical responsibilities associated with NJ’s existing duty to warn and protect law, 2A:62A-16, and its most recent amendment €.
2). Describe at least one contemporary, evidence-based framework for assessing and managing risk in practice. 
3). Apply foundational concepts associated with the guns and mental health arena to your practice. 
4). Identify the emerging roles and responsibilities for NJ psychologists in the context of 2A:62A-16 and its most recent amendment €, as well as gun-related matters, more generally. 

Target Audience: This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students.

The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

Program sophistication: presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter.

Identification of Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Support – None

Proprietary Information - NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

Location is ADA accessible. Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Mike Zito, PhD at [email protected] or 908-753-8696 fro more details.