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Duty to Warn and Protect: Considerations for New Jersey Psychologists by Gianni Pirelli, Ph.D.

  • 11 Sep 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel, 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932
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You are invited to join us at our monthly breakfast program:

Duty to Warn and Protect:  Considerations for New Jersey Psychologists

Presented by:

 Gianni Pirelli, Ph.D. ABPP

Dr. Pirelli is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology, licensed in NJ and NY, and leads the group practice:  Pirelli Clinical and Forensic Psychology, LLC (www.gpirelli.com)

In this seminar, Dr. Pirelli will address the recently amended “duty to protect and warn” law in New Jersey, 2A:62A-16, which now requires licensed practitioners, including psychologists, to notify patients’ residential police departments when said duty has been incurred.  Dr. Pirelli will review the law in the context of risk assessment principles to apply to clinical practice, particularly firearm-related considerations associated with violence and suicide risk.

Learning Objectives:

1.         List the practical responsibilities associated with NJ’s existing duty to warn and protect law, 2A:62A-16, and its most recent amendment.

2.         Describe at least one contemporary, evidence-based framework for assessing and managing risk in practice. 

3.         Apply foundational concepts associated with the guns and mental health arena to your practice. 

4.         Identify the emerging roles and responsibilities for NJ psychologists in the context of 2A:62A-16 and its most recent amendment €, as well as gun-related matters, more generally. 

This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

When:     Wednesday, Sept 11, 2019

                8:30-10:30 a.m.

Where:     Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center

                  175 Park Avenue, Florham Park

(Location is ADA accessible.) Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Mike Zito, Ph.D. for more details.

Cost:       $35 (non-MCPA members)

                $29 (MCPA members)


                Includes a buffet breakfast

Contact:   Mike Zito, Ph.D. at m.zito@comcast.net or 908-753-8696 if you have any questions or prefer not to register online.  Please register online by Monday, Sept 9, 2019 at www.mcpanj.com.

The breakfast will be from 8:30-9:00am. providing a chance to network with fellow professionals and students.  NJPA will present from 9:00-9:30am.  The presentation will follow from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Payments may be made at the door by check (made out to MCPA) or with cash, if you did not pay online. 

1.0 CE Credit Available

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs.  No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

Refunds will be granted (less administrative fees) for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time.

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