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Reducing Medical Errors and Decreasing Risk

$8.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #06-679

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Course Description

Reducing medical errors in mental health care is critical for enhancing patient and client safety.  This brief, intermediate level continuing education course provides an overview of the most critical risks in mental health and in related organizational practices. Risks and treatment errors are discussed as well as consequences, emotional responses, and resulting behavioral change. Additionally, barriers to medical error reporting and tips to help prevent such errors are presented.

Course Objectives

1. Evaluate the most important clinical risks in mental health care.

2. Discuss organizational management practices that may enhance or diminish patient/client safety.

3. Summarize research findings that provide guidance on clinical risk management (CRM).

4. Analyze causes and consequences of medical errors as well emotional responses and resulting behavioral change.

5. Determine the prevalence of medical error underreporting and associated barriers.

6. Identify practical tips to help prevent medical errors.


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Board Approval Status

Psychologists

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Alaska YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Arizona YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
California YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Colorado YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Connecticut YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Delaware YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
District of Columbia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Florida YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Accepts Florida Board of Psychology (CE Provider #50-17261)
Georgia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Idaho YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Illinois YES! Accepts Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License No. 268.000074)
Indiana YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Louisiana YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Maine YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Maryland YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Massachusetts YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Michigan YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Minnesota YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Mississippi YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Missouri YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Montana YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Nebraska YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Nevada YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Hampshire YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Jersey YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Mexico YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New York YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
North Carolina YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
North Dakota YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Ohio YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Oklahoma YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Oregon YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Rhode Island YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
South Carolina YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
South Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Tennessee YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Texas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Utah YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Vermont YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Virginia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Washington YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
West Virginia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Wisconsin YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Wyoming YES! Accepts American Psychological Association

School Psychologists

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Alaska YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Arizona YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
California YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Colorado YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Connecticut YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Delaware YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
District of Columbia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Florida YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Accepts Florida Office of School Psychology (CE Provider #50-17261)
Georgia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Idaho YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Illinois YES! Accepts Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License No. 268.000074)
Indiana YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Louisiana YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Maine YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Maryland YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Massachusetts YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Michigan YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Minnesota YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Mississippi YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Missouri YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Montana YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Nebraska YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Nevada YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Hampshire YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Jersey YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Mexico YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New York YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
North Carolina YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
North Dakota YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Ohio YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Oklahoma YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Oregon YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Rhode Island YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
South Carolina YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
South Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Tennessee YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Texas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Utah YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Vermont YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Virginia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Washington YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
West Virginia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Wisconsin YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Wyoming YES! Accepts American Psychological Association

Counselors

State Board Approval
Alabama We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Alaska YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Arizona YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
California YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Colorado We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Connecticut YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Delaware YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
District of Columbia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Florida YES! Accepts Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CE Provider #50-17261)
Georgia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Idaho YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Illinois YES! Accepts Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License No. 159.001382)
Indiana YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Maine YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Maryland YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Massachusetts YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Michigan YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Minnesota YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Mississippi We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Missouri YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nevada YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Hampshire YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Jersey YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Mexico YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New York We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Carolina YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
North Dakota YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Ohio YES! Accepts Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (#RCST071801) (Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (#RCST071801))
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oregon YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Rhode Island YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
South Carolina YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
South Dakota YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Tennessee YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Texas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Utah YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Virginia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Washington YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wisconsin We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wyoming We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.

Alcohol and Drug Counselors

State Board Approval
Alabama We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Alaska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Arizona We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Arkansas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
California YES! Accepts California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) (#1S-18-279-0120) (Hours online are limited to 10 in a 24 hour period)
Colorado We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Connecticut We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Delaware We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Florida We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Georgia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Hawaii We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Idaho We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Illinois We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Indiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Iowa We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Kansas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Kentucky We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Maine We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Maryland We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Massachusetts We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Michigan We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Mississippi We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Missouri We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Hampshire We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Jersey We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Mexico We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New York We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oregon We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Rhode Island We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
South Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
South Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Tennessee We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Texas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Utah We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Washington We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wisconsin We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wyoming We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.

Marriage and Family Therapists

State Board Approval
Alabama We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Alaska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Arizona YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
California YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Colorado We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Connecticut YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Delaware We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
District of Columbia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Florida YES! Accepts Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CE Provider #50-17261)
Georgia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Idaho We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Illinois YES! Accepts Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License No. 168.000229)
Indiana YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Maine YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Maryland We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Massachusetts YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Michigan YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Mississippi YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Missouri We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Hampshire YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Jersey YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Mexico YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New York We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Ohio YES! Accepts Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (#RCST071801) (Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (#RCST071801))
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oregon YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Rhode Island YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
South Carolina YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
South Dakota YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Tennessee YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Texas YES! Accepts Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (871)
Utah YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Virginia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Washington YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wisconsin We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wyoming YES! Accepts American Psychological Association

Social Workers

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (Approval #0617 )
Accepts American Psychological Association
Alaska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Arizona YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
California YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Colorado YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Connecticut We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Delaware YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
District of Columbia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Florida YES! Accepts Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CE Provider #50-17261)
Georgia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Idaho YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Illinois YES! Accepts Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License No. 159.001382)
Indiana YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Louisiana YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Maine YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Maryland YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Massachusetts YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Michigan We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Mississippi YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Missouri YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Hampshire YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New Jersey We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Mexico YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
New York YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
North Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Ohio YES! Accepts Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (#RCST071801) (Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (#RCST071801))
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oregon YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Rhode Island We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
South Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
South Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Tennessee YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Texas YES! Accepts Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (6828)
Utah We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Virginia YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Washington YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wisconsin YES! Accepts American Psychological Association
Wyoming YES! Accepts American Psychological Association

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