Friday March 22, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
1 CE Credit
Live via Zoom
While all clinicians are trained in managing potential risks and maintaining safety for our clients, very few trainings focus on the clinician's safety and how clinicians can manage threats from clients. Participants will get an overview of clinician safety concerns examples, organizational and legal options, and anecdotal experience from clinicians. (Most, if not all the examples will be for outpatient therapy, but we welcome any anecdotal experience from other therapeutic environments from participants). We also hope to hold space for clinicians to share and learn from personal experiences. Please note, this CE is NOT a replacement for legal or insurance advice, but merely an educational space to identify potential options.
Level of Instruction:
1. Identify at least two possible vulnerabilities for clinicians while working in outpatient therapy
2. Identify at least two practical steps that can be included in a clinician safety plan
About the Presenters:
Jessica Leonard, Ph.D. is a psychologist who has been practicing since 2016. She currently serves as the Training Director for the post-doc and practicum training program at Lifestance NH and as the Regional Clinical Assessment Director for Lifestance NH/ME. She graduated from West Virginia University with a doctoral degree in counseling psychology and Ithaca College with a masters of science degree with a concentration in sport psychology.
Dr. Leonard believes in the resilience of all humans and has a client-centered approach in assisting clients live a more purposeful and meaningful life and providing tools to manage life stressors. She is trained as a generalist psychologist and specializes in treating trauma, including childhood, sexual, combat, and complex trauma. Dr. Leonard is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). She also specializes in group therapy intervention and believes that groups can provide a great source of social interaction, support, and hope while also providing a safe environment in which to learn. Dr. Leonard also provides required Bariatric pre-surgical psychological assessment for local Bariatric Surgery Programs.
Dr. Leonard recently joined the faculty at Rivier University's PsyD program as an adjunct professor for FA 2023 semester and will join the full-time faculty as Assistant Professor of Practice.
Dr. Leonard enjoys spending time with family and has been actively involved in New Hampshire Psychological Association and assisting newly trained psychologists getting licensed in the state.
Thomas Scaggs PsyD Practicum Student - Rivier University
Thomas is a third-year doctoral student in the Combined Counseling and School Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Rivier University in Nashua, NH. Prior to serving in the U.S. Army, Thomas was involved in social work providing services to adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities both in home and in the community. Attaining a Master’s in Developmental Psychology while enlisted as a public affairs noncommissioned officer, he has always been driven by a strong desire to make a positive impact on the world and entered his doctoral program immediately after being honorably discharged. Thomas has completed a master’s-level internship in Kansas, a doctoral practicum within the Chelmsford Public School system, and is presently working with Dr. Leonard at LifeStance providing adolescent and adult therapy using the ACT model. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, attending concerts, meditation, and doing just about anything family oriented.
Calvin Sanborn, PsyD Practicum Student - Rivier University
Calvin Sanborn is a third year doctoral student in the Counseling and School Psychology PsyD Program at Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire. Prior to entering this program, Calvin served as an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church in a variety of contexts including parishes and university settings. This vocation gave him the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages (children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults) as well as couples and families. Calvin’s approach to counseling is informed by a multicultural and family systems perspective and ACT. He is committed to forming strong therapeutic relationships with his clients and honors the many ways in which their life experiences, relationships, and societal influences may impact their mental health and wellbeing. He works from a strengths-based perspective and favors a client-led approach. Calvin is passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ people, particularly those who have experienced the trauma of being rejected or alienated by a religious community. Calvin also has experience supporting adoptive families and families with children who have special needs.
Paying with a check:
Checks must be received within one week of the event. If payment has not been received, registrant will still have option to pay online with a credit card up until the day before the program. If an invoice remains open on the day of the event, the registrant will not be allowed to attend.
Refunds, minus a 10% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.
Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive 1 continuing education credit. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.
Registrations are Transferable:
Registrants can transfer an event confirmation to another individual. The NHPA office must be notified of the transfer at least 24 hours prior to the event.
This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
NHPA would like to thank the following for support of our educational programming