Psychology: Preventing Medical Errors for Psychologists

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About Course
The term “medical error” can be defined and governed by various entities, such as state legislatures, mental health associations, and best practice institutions, for the purpose of preserving the health, safety and welfare of the public. Mental health professionals have a responsibility to be aware of medical errors, and to learn strategies to minimize potential risk. Participant will learn to define medical error as it pertains to the practice of licensed mental health practitioner psychotherapy and be able to recognize causal factors behind medical errors.

Psychologists will receive 2 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. 

Course Objectives
  • Define medical error as it pertains to the practice of licensed mental health practitioner psychotherapy.
  • Recognize causal factors behind medical errors.
  • Analyze how medical errors affect mental health clients.
  • Provide licensed mental health practitioners with examples of their legal responsibility to report medical errors.



About the Authors
Kathryn Brohl, LMFT

Kathryn Brohl has worked in both for-profit and non-profit social services for over 35 years. She has been an administrator, consultant, trainer, private practitioner and front-line worker. Ms. Brohl has lectured and key-noted on trauma-informed care and other work-related topics throughout the United States, Canada and Australia and has been interviewed in publications such as USA Today, Parents’ Magazine, The Washington Post, Miami Herald and the Florida Times Union. Ms. Brohl has written and implemented several start-up programs during her career, including a large child welfare system as well as intensive outpatient and mental health programs. She is the author of six books, including two best-sellers and the first book in the United States for parents of molested children. 

Rene’ N. Ledford, MSW, LCSW, BCBA

Rene’ Ledford has over 25 years of direct service and executive leadership experience in mental health and child welfare. As the Director of Employee Learning and Performance for the Children’s Home Society of Florida, she is responsible for leading state-wide learning and best practice initiatives for over 1900 employees, developing instructor-led and e-learning programs, as well as supporting CHS’ Category III Trauma Grant Program. She is trained in trauma-focused interventions including Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Additionally, she has extensive experience designing, facilitating and managing workplace learning and performance for various not-for-profits and for a nationally recognized leader in customized training and performance contracting.  

Wade T. Lijewski, Ph.D.

Dr. Lijewski has served in various leadership roles within the field of child welfare for over 15 years.  He has presented his thesis and dissertation at multiple state and national child welfare conferences and has utilized this platform to initiate positive changes to the quality of foster parent training in Florida. He currently serves as a regional director of quality management for a statewide welfare agency in Florida and is an associate psychology professor for the University of Phoenix at its Orlando campus. He received his Doctor of Psychology with a major in Organizational Psychology through Walden University, as well as M.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University.


Course Disclosures
Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
Through our review processes, Elite Healthcare ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite Healthcare's policy not to accept commercial support.
All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

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