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"Technical Safeguards including Email Encryption"
Hosted by David Leatherberry
On August 25, 2017, at noon, David Leatherberry will host a webinar on the subject of "Technical Safeguards including Email Encryption." This will be the final free webinar in this series with Linda Mullany on developing a HIPAA Compliance Program. Questions frequently arise regarding the security of exchanging emails, text messages and other electronic communications with patients, as well as the electronic transmission of records. This webinar promises to be exciting and thought provoking. To register, click here; or paste the following URL into your internet browser: CLICK Here to Register
If you are interested in hearing recordings of past free webinars, including HIPAA Compliance Basics, and Developing a HIPAA Compliance Plan, please send your request to David Leatherberry, using the following email address:

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08/25/1712:00 pm - 1:00 pmDavid Leatherberry

A light dinner will be served at 6:30p.m.

We meet in the conference room

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09/13/177:00-9:00 pmTami Magaro

SDPA Ethics Committee Presents:
"Being Prepared for the Unexpected: 
Practice and Ethics of Preparing 
Your Professional Will"
5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.   PRESENTATION  (3 CEUs)

4699 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92123
  • MEMBER    $35.00
  • NON-MEMBER    $50.00
As Psychologists we often meet with individuals and families whose lives have suddenly and unexpectedly been disrupted in meaningful ways. We know all too well how a person’s life can change in an instant, oftentimes when it is least expected. Our lives are not immune to such disturbances such as disability, illness, emergencies, and even our own deaths. Psychologists are rarely prepared for situations like these. As such, following the sudden death of a Psychologist in private practice, distraught family members, surviving colleagues, or support staff face the process of closing the Psychologist’s practice. When faced with the unexpected, having a Professional Will is the clinically, ethically, and often legally correct thing to do.
This course details the history behind, and the reasons for the creation of a Professional Will as well as what should be included, how to identify a Professional Executor, and guidelines for notifying clients. Participants will be provided with an easy-to-use Professional Will Template and the opportunity to customize this document during the course with guidance offered by members of the SDPA Ethics Committee. The aim of this course is to equip each participant with the beginnings of a practical tool that can be later implemented into practice following completion of the course. 

Rochelle Perper, Ph.D.

Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. is the founder and Principal Psychologist of Therapy Changes, a multispecialty group Psychology practice with locations in Point Loma and Rancho Bernardo.
Dr. Perper earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family studies from Alliant International University. She is current Chair of the Ethics Committee at the San Diego Psychological Association as well as the Board of Directors for the San Diego Victim Assistance Coordinating Council. Dr. Perper has taught courses at Alliant International University and National University and is an invited speaker to various community groups and professional organizations including UCSD, USD, Sharp Hospice, and VITAS Hospice on subjects related to grief and loss, trauma, and violent crime. In addition, Dr. Perper has authored several articles on grief and loss as well as a scholarly article titled Grief, Depression, and the DSM-5. For more information about Dr. Perper, please visit

Mary Harb Sheets, Ph.D.

Mary Harb Sheets, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist working in independent practice and teaching Advanced Law and Ethics at Alliant University. A member of National Register of Health Service Psychologists, she is also a Fellow and Past President of the San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA). She has chaired the SDPA Ethics Committee, is the current Chair of the California Psychological Association Ethics Committee, and writes and presents regularly on ethical issues in psychology. She has also provided education and training on workplace violence prevention programs, conducted critical incident debriefing with organizations in crisis, and offered consultation services to businesses. In the area of behavioral health, Dr. Harb Sheets addresses living with chronic health conditions. 
Attendance Policy: CE Credit and Certificates will not be issued to those who arrive later than 15 minutes or leave early from any course scheduled time. This policy is highly enforced to ensure compliance with APA Guidelines.
Cancellation Policy:  No refund will be given to any registered individual who is a no-show to a course. Any individual canceling within 72 hours of a course will be charged 50% of the course fee.

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09/14/175:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

A light dinner will be served at 6:30p.m.

We meet in the conference room

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10/11/177:00-9:00 pmTami Magaro

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