Course Description

This program is designed to help participants understand the frequency  and cost of medical errors; the use of a root cause analysis and safety  procedures to reduce or prevent medical errors; recognize the importance of competence and effective self-care in the avoidance of medical  errors; demonstrate the effective management of suicidal risk;  articulate the importance of maintaining appropriate boundaries to  reduce the risk of medical errors; and avoid misdiagnosis by identifying medical problems that present as psychological symptoms.

2 medical errors CE credits/hours, 20 questions


Target Audience

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

Learning Level

Intermediate

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the use of root cause analysis and procedures to reduce or prevent medical errors and patient safety.
  • Recognize the importance of competence and effective self-care in the avoidance of medical errors.
  • Demonstrate the effective management of suicidal risk.
  • Articulate the importance of maintaining appropriate boundaries to reduce the risk of medical errors.
  • Avoid misdiagnosis by identifying medical problems that present as psychological symptoms.

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

    Statement of Understanding

    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  • 2

    "Medical Error Prevention for Mental Health Professions: Important Issues" - PDF Booklet

    • PDF Booklet (downloadable/printable)

  • 3

    "Medical Error Prevention for Mental Health Professions: Important Issues" - Final Exam

    • "Medical Error Prevention for Mental Health Professions: Important Issues" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  • 4

    CE Program Evaluation

    • Evaluation Questionnaire