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    • 24 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Event Description: 

    This workshop will review the legal, ethical, developmental, clinical, and cultural considerations for involving minors in decision-making, including relevant science in adolescent decision-making, risk-taking and brain development. The presenter will pose (and invite) clinical case examples for interaction with participants to illustrate the utility of this framework in everyday practice.

    3 Continuing Education Credits are available

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    1) Participants will be able to identify the three legal requirements for the standard of informed consent.

    2) Participants will be able to describe three elements of a framework for determination of minors’ appropriate level of involvement in health care decisions.

    3) Participants will be able to distinguish the relative importance of ethical, developmental and clinical considerations for involving minors in health care decisions across different cases. 

    Presenter Information:  Mary Ann McCabe, Ph.D., ABPP


    Dr. McCabe is a clinical psychologist in independent clinical practice and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. She is a member of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine Forum on Promoting Children’s Wellbeing. She was previously the Director of the Office for Policy and Communications of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), and Director of Training in Psychology and Director of Health Psychology at Children’s National Medical Center.

    Dr. McCabe is an APA Fellow and currently serves on the APA Council of Representatives and Chair of the Interdivisional Task Force on Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She has just completed her term on the Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) and served previously as Chair of the Board of Professional Affairs (BPA), Member of the Workgroup on Expanded Advocacy and Chair of the Committee for Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS).

    Dr. McCabe received her BA in psychology from Clark University and doctorate in clinical psychology at the Catholic University of America. She completed her clinical internship and fellowships in Child Psychology and the Law and Pediatric Psychology through Harvard Medical School at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Children’s Hospital of Boston, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

    *DCPA Refund Policy:   Refund requests more than one week prior to the webinar should be sent to info@dcpsychology.org  If the request comes within one week of the webinar, only credit will be offered.

    • 08 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Event Description: 

    Rural practice can involve work with a variety of populations facing various difficulties and barriers to care.

    This presentation will explore challenges for some populations and examples of ways to overcome barriers to care. Attendees will be updated on rural psychological issues and methods of provision of integrated psychological healthcare provided to rural residents (e.g., pediatric obesity, mobile behavioral healthcare provided to migrant farmworkers, rural suicide/depression). 

    1 Continuing Education Credit is available

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    1) Identify factors related to depression and suicide in rural areas, particularly with farmers.

    2) Understand some of the way healthcare can be provided to migrant farmworkers.

    3) Discuss some of the particular difficulties people experience in rural areas, such as with substance abuse.

    4) Describe how telehealth can advantage rural practice in integrated behavioral healthcare, such as in specialty clinics in pediatric obesity.

    Presenter Information: Dr. Diana L. Prescott, PhD


    Dr. Diana L. Prescott is a psychologist dedicated to uniting and protecting psychology and psychologists.  Her leadership background qualifies her to lead in challenging times, having served on the APA and APASI Boards during the Independent Review and the COVID-19 and racism pandemics.  Dr. Prescott served as a Member at Large on the APA Board of Directors and is currently the Recording Secretary.   Her Board liaison assignments have included Finance, BPA, CAPP, CIRP and ASPPB.  She has volunteered as Federal Advocacy Coordinator for the Maine Psychological Association (MePA) for over 15 years, advocating for science, education, practice, public interest, and applied psychology.

    Dr. Diana L. Prescott was raised on a farm, completing her BA in Psychology and Spanish at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. She earned an MA and PhD in Psychology with a Clinical major, minors in Developmental and Community Psychology, and a Rural Community Psychology (NIMH-funded) specialty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She completed a predoctoral internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Dr. Prescott is a licensed psychologist in Indiana and Maine. She was employed at St. Mary’s Medical Center and The Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine. Dr. Prescott has also worked contractually for the University of Evansville and Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) (Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, Pediatric Traumatic Stress Project).

    Dr. Prescott directs a rural health consulting practice evaluating and treating women and children (Hampden Psychological Consultation, PLLC; Hampden Psychological Properties, LLC).  She has developed the integrated behavioral health component of EMMC’s pediatric obesity program, Way to Optimal Weight (WOW).  She has supervised doctoral students through WOW and The Acadia Hospital as an adjunct professor for the University of Maine- Orono.

    Dr. Prescott has chaired the Maine Migrant Health Program and served on the Maine Primary Care Association board.  She has chaired the APA Committee on Rural Health.  She was elected to the APA Council of Representatives, representing MePA during the Good Governance Project.  Dr. Prescott is a member of the Rural Health Caucus; Women’s Caucus; Child Caucus; SPTA Caucus; Health Caucus, Practice Caucus, and the Ethnic Minority Caucus. She has represented MePA on the Committee for Women in Psychology Network and as a Rural Health Coordinator.  She received the APAPO Federal Advocacy Award and served on the Committee of State Leaders. She is a member of Divisions 7, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 29, 30, 31,35, 37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 52, 54, and 56.

    Dr. Prescott has presented on rural integrated care at the European Congress of Psychology in Milan, Italy, the International Congress of Psychology in Yokohama, Japan, the 3rd Congress for the Order of Portuguese Psychologists in Porto, Portugal, the 15th European Congress of Psychology in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the International Congress of Applied Psychology (IAAP) in Montreal, Canada.  Dr. Prescott was elected as a Member at Large on the IAAP Board of Directors, serving as Secretary of Professional Practice Division 17.   She and her psychologist husband, Dr. David Prescott, have three daughters (Rachel, Meredith, and Eleanor).

    *DCPA Refund Policy:   Refund requests more than one week prior to the webinar should be sent to info@dcpsychology.org  If the request comes within one week of the webinar, only credit will be offered.

    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Event Description: 

    The integration of technology with mental healthcare services, or telepsychology, has seen rapid expansion in utilization. Due to COVID-19 prompting countless providers to transition to technology-based services out of necessity, understanding the ethics and legality of telepsychological practice has never been more important. An adequate understanding is not only necessary to foster appropriate evidence-informed practice, but to also avoid ethical and legal dilemmas that may arise from the new modes of assessment or intervention.

    To assist providers, the Demystifying the Ethics and Legality of Telepsychology webinar aims to provide an introductory outline of key research-informed aspects of the use of telepsychology in clinical practice. Following the defining of telepsychology and other telehealth-based services, current research-based findings will be outlined. The majority of the presentation will then detail ethical and legal components, focusing on: (a) licensing and jurisdiction factors, including cross-state work (e.g., PSYPACT); (b) methods of evaluating patient appropriateness; (c) components to include in informed consent processes; (d) aspects of therapeutic boundary setting; (e) methods of safety planning; and (f) data security/HIPAA considerations. Helpful resources for practice will also be provided.

    3 Continuing Education Credits are available

    **Meets the Ethics Requirement for DC Licensure**

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    1) Identify and detail at least three of the common ethical and/or legal considerations for telehealth-based practice

    2) Describe considerations with cross-state telehealth-based practice.

    3) Identify at least three resources to assist in ethical/legal practice of telepsychology.


    Presenter : Jonathan Perle, PhD, ABPP


    Jonathan Perle, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified clinical child and adolescent psychologist, an Associate Professor and Director of Telepsychology at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has significant experience providing clinical assessment and interventions within diverse clinical settings (e.g. medical centers, primary care, schools, university clinics) and roles (e.g. interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, outpatient, inpatient).


    In addition to his current responsibilities that include teaching, supervising, mentoring, and conducting research, Dr. Perle provides both face-to-face and virtual psychological care at a multi-specialty practice. Beginning in his graduate education and spanning his ongoing career, Dr. Perle has studied, written about, and taught about telehealth modalities. Combined works have resulted in multiple peer-reviewed publications, articles in national periodicals, professional presentations, collaborative projects, consultative services, a forthcoming book from Routledge publishing, and his design and implementation of one of the first recognized telehealth-specific doctoral-level courses for clinical psychology students.


    Dr. Perle has also been recognized as a psychological innovator by the American Psychological Association’s Monitor for his work designing an evidence-based and HIPAA-compliant smartphone application related to parent management training. In addition to serving as a reviewer for multiple journals, he serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Technology in Behavioral Sciences.

    *DCPA Refund Policy:   Refund requests more than one week prior to the webinar should be sent to info@dcpsychology.org  If the request comes within one week of the webinar, only credit will be offered.

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Event Description: 

    Cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years for the treatment of a bevy of neurological and mental health conditions. This presentation will discuss the benefits of medical-cannabis and provide guidance to healthcare professionals interested in exploring the possibility of recommending medical cannabis to their patients with the appropriate qualifying conditions. Dr. Lehfeldt will share the latest research on the beneficial effects of cannabis and its ability to treat a range of neuropsychiatric conditions in an effort to better understand medical cannabis, its applications, and its safety. Dr. Lehfeldt will review treatment modalities and future pharmacological topics, while also discussing the limitations of research in the cannabis sphere.

    3 Continuing Education Credits are available

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

     1) Learn the history of cannabis, including the prohibition of cannabis in America which lead to federal illegality.  

    2) Learn about the physiology of cannabis including retrograde neurotransmission in the endocannabinoid system and how it differs from canonical neurotransmission.

    3) Explain the different mechanisms of delivery of cannabis-based medicine, learn basic pharmacokinetics including the bioavailability of different phytocannabinoids and the onset of action and duration of different cannabis formulations.

    4)  Discuss the psychiatric qualifying conditions with a focus on current research on phytocannabinoids and pain, PTSD, anxiety, and psychosis.

    Presenter Information:  Paloma  L. Lehfeldt, MD, MA



    Dr. Paloma Lehfeldt is a lifelong cannabis student and advocate who serves as the Director of Medical Education for Vireo Health- a physician-led and science-driven cannabis company.   Dr. Lehfeldt brings to Vireo more than ten years of experience in psychiatric research, community outreach, and teaching. She has expertise in neuroscience with a keen interest in mental health and the endocannabinoid system.

    At Vireo, Dr. Lehfeldt is the direct line of communication with healthcare providers and organizes outreach events, conferences, continuing education, and lectures for both providers and patients.  Additionally, Paloma supports cannabis clinical research at Vireo Health which includes a 3.8 M dollar NIH grant focused on opioid reduction in chronic pain medical cannabis patients.  Dr. Lehfeldt also co-chairs  Vireo Health's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council where she leads expungement efforts across the country.  She is passionate about the use of cannabis as medicine and cannabis health equity and looks forward to advocating its healing properties throughout her career

    Disclaimer: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

    *DCPA Refund Policy:   Refund requests more than one week prior to the webinar should be sent to info@dcpsychology.org  If the request comes within one week of the webinar, only credit will be offered.

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