Course Description

This program demonstrates how medical errors can occur in a mental health practice and outlines decision-making techniques to prevent such errors from happening.

2 medical errors CE credits/hours, 20 questions

Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Explain the frequency and cost of medical errors.
  • Discuss the use of a root cause analysis and safety procedures to reduce or prevent medical errors.
  • List factors which contribute to patient safety.
  • Recognize commonly occurring medical errors in outpatient mental health practices.
  • Practice other strategies to reduce and prevent errors.

Terry S. Proeger, PhD

Terry S. Proeger, PhD, is a psychologist in independent practice in Sarasota, Florida. He previously served as Chief Psychologist at the Sarasota Guidance Clinic. Dr. Proeger received his doctorate from the University of Florida in 1976 and, while at the University, was a Fellow of The Center for Neurobiological Sciences.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • PDF Booklet (downloadable/printable)

  3. 3
    • "Medical Error Prevention for Mental Health Professionals" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  4. 4
    • Evaluation Questionnaire