WSPA Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Speaker Series: Risk Management and Working With Difficult Families
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific
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Setting: Live Virtual
Live via Zoom
Contact Person
Sharon Young
(phone: 253-265-3042)

7 Tips to Avoid Common Missteps when Working with Minors and Families
Risk Management as Self-Care

We want you to feel safe as you do the work you love. We view risk management as a form of provider self-care, as well as a key factor integral to the delivery of optimal client care. Working with children and families is complicated and nuanced. Work with children and teens can be rife with land mines. In this brief presentation, we aim to empower you with practical tips that will not only improve your clinical practice but will also help you to avoid legal and ethical binds as you move forward in your career treating children or teens and their families.

About the Speakers:

Frances Schopick, JD, MSW
is an attorney with an extensive background in Social Work and Psychology, including work with families. Fran represents health care providers undergoing investigation by the Department of Health as well as provides risk management consultation and education to help providers avoid and/ or survive investigation. Fran also has an extensive background working in research on Personality Disorders. She has served as Department of Psychiatry Faculty at Harvard Medical School and Icahn School of Medicine. Fran completed her education at Barnard College at Columbia University (AB), Hunter College School of Social Work (MSW), both in NYC, and the University of New Hampshire School of Law (JD), in Concord, NH.

Karen Pavlidis, PhD has been licensed as a psychologist in Washington State for 24 years and owns Child and Teen Solutions (CATS) in Seattle. Karen has devoted her career to work with children and families. She currently focuses on neurodevelopmental assessments for children and teens as well as parenting services. Karen is also a Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington’s Department of Psychology. She supervises practicum students, postdoctoral fellows, and mentors early career psychologists. Karen
received her PhD in Child Clinical Psychology at UW and completed her predoctoral internship at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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