Training

Forum Ohio, LLC is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association-MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists.

Mental Health and Law Series 2020: “The Duty to Protect in Ohio”

When: July 16, 2020, 9:00AM - 10:00AM EDT

Cost: $30

Description: Managing dangerous patients is one of the highest risk practices mental health professionals encounter. Dr. Bob Stinson is a psychologist and practicing attorney in Ohio. In this one-hour presentation, he will clearly dissect the ethical and legal responsibilities of mental health professionals in Ohio as it relates to the duty to protect. Dr. Stinson takes the guesswork out of knowing when your duty attaches and what you need to do to properly discharge your duty and protect you and your practice from potential liability.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify when a mental health professional’s duty to protect attaches in Ohio.
  2. Know how to ethically and legally discharge the duty to protect in Ohio.
  3. Obtain a work-flow document to (a) assist in identifying when a mental health professional’s duty to protect attaches in Ohio, and (b) guide mental health professionals in properly discharging that duty.

MCE Credits: Forum Ohio, LLC is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association-MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists. This training qualifies for 1.00 MCE Credits for Ohio psychologists and it counts toward the Ethics requirement.

Presenter's Bio: Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D., LICDC-CS, ABPP, is a board-certified forensic psychologist, an attorney at law, and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor – clinical supervisor. Dr. Stinson is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) and a Diplomate in forensic psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Stinson worked for 15 years on a forensic unit at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, where he also served on the hospital’s Ethics Committee for a number of years, chairing it for his last two years. Dr. Stinson served as the Chief of Behavioral Health Services for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) for over 3 years. He provides training and supervision to students, interns, and post-doctoral residents. He lectures across the country in the areas of mental health law and ethics. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology and he is currently an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Ohio State University Department of Psychology, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. Dr. Stinson holds membership in several legal and psychological professional associations, including APA (and several of its divisions), AAFP (where he is President-Elect), OPA (where he is a Past-President and is a member and past-chair of the Ethics Committee), COPA (where he is a Past-President), and OSBA. In his law practice, he represents professionals as it relates to licensing board issues and related practice matters.