Ethics, Risk Management and Vulnerabilities:
Yours, Mine, and Ours

When: Friday, November 17, 2023, 8 am – 4:45 pm

*Networking happy hour until 5:45 pm

Where: Lake House Reception Center – Baton Rouge

Format: In-person only

Presenter: Leisl Bryant, Ph.D., Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and Professional Consultant with The Trust


Please join us for our annual fall workshop as LPA continues to celebrate our 75th anniversary!

LPA is excited to have The Trust Professional Liability Insurance Company sponsor and present a six-hour ethics continuing education workshop on ethics, risks, and vulnerabilities in the practice of psychology. A continental breakfast and lunch is included with registration with an optional networking happy hour after the workshop.


Dr. Leisl Bryant, clinical and forensic psychologist and consultant with The Trust, will present an updated review of decision science and its implications for bias and vulnerability in clinical, ethical and risk management decision-making. She will discuss strategies for reducing the impact of these vulnerabilities, issues arising in remote services beyond the pandemic, boundaries in advocacy by professionals on behalf of their clients/patients, and the risk- management implications of self-care (or its absence) for psychologists.


Speaker: Dr. Leisl Bryant  

Dr. Leisl Bryant is a licensed New Hampshire and Massachusetts-based clinical and forensic psychologist, with board certification in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She received her B.A. from the University of West Florida, her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duquesne University, and completed a forensic postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Law and Psychiatry Program. Working in both criminal and civil arenas, Dr. Bryant has maintained a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology for nearly two decades and has provided psychological services in a variety of forensic and therapeutic settings.

Dr. Bryant is a Fellow with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and formerly served as President and Executive Director of the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA). She also served on the NHPA Ethics Committee for over ten years, received the Margaret M. Riggs Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the State of New Hampshire, and was awarded the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. Dr. Bryant brings extensive experience in forensic, clinical, and ethical consultation, academic instruction, and professional presentation to her role on the risk management team.


Schedule of Events:

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration / Breakfast / Networking
9:00 am – 12:15 pm – Workshop Presentation (15-minute break)
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch and Visit Sponsors / Exhibitors
1:30 pm – 4:45 pm – Workshop Presentation (15-minute break)
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm – Networking and Happy Hour

*Breakfast and lunch included with registration fee



$125 for LPA members ($175 after 11/6/23)
$175 for non-LPA members ($250 after 11/6/23)
$20 for LPA student members ($40 after 11/6/23)

*Early bird pricing has been extended through November 6th


Workshop Objectives:

• Describe three general challenges to unbiased decision-making

• Identify three vulnerabilities that can affect clinician decision-making, in particular

• List four strategies to address decision-making bias and improve ethical and risk management choices

• Summarize three risk-related aspects to remote service provision

• Differentiate general areas in which professional advocacy is and is not appropriate

• Identify two issues when psychotherapy patients make quasi-forensic requests

• Evaluate three methods of engaging in self-care to support better practice and risk-management


Lake House Baton Rouge


Lake House Reception Center

12323 Old Hammond Highway in Baton Rouge

Since 1998, Lake House has been servicing the Greater Baton Rouge area with elegant and memorable events. Lake House is a breathtaking Old World Mansion nestled on eight acres of serene wooded grounds. The venue also includes a beautiful lake and grand southern porches for guests to enjoy.


Continuing Education Credits

6 Ethics Continuing Education Credits – Ethics, Risk Management and Vulnerabilities: Yours, Mine, and Ours is sponsored by The Trust. The Trust is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Trust maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPA is responsible for providing the post-workshop evaluation and CE certificate – both of which will be received through email after the workshop. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount described below.


Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts

Workshop completion earns 6 CE credits and eligibility to receive a 15% premium discount on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance for your next 2 consecutive policy periods. To obtain CE discounts, submit CE certification from an organization approved by APA to offer CE credit (must have been completed within the previous 15 months) with the insurance application. Discounts cannot be combined and are not applicable to Researcher/Academician or Student policies. Group policies become eligible for the CE discount when at least 50% of those insured under the group policy submit CE certification. All applications are individually underwritten and submission of CE certification will not guarantee insurance policy issuance or renewal.


Click Here for the Student Volunteer Sign-up Form

Click Here for the 2023 Fall Workshop Sponsor Form


Registration opens August 22 at 5:00 PM CT

**LPA MEMBERS – Please log in to your account to register with member pricing.

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Refunds/Grievances: LPA will refund your registration fee in full through November 3rd (or through November 17th in the event of an emergency). For any grievances or complaints associated with any actions of an LPA member or the workshop facility, please see contact info below. For any grievances directly associated with The Trust workshop and/or its speaker, please contact

ADA Requirements: The Lake House Reception Hall is ADA-compliant.

Dietary Restrictions: For any specific dietary restrictions, please see contact info below.

For any complaints specific to LPA, its members, or workshop location, specific ADA needs, or dietary restriction please contact Gail Gillespie, LPA convention and CE chair, at 504-442-8762 or

***Schedule is subject to change. Any updates will be posted here***

LPA is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (LSBEP) to sponsor continuing education for this convention.