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Thursday, December 19, 2023

GVPA Clinical Topics: Professional Boundaries and NYS Ethics

Presenter: Patrick Pullano, Esq., from the law firm of Pullano & Farrow

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: Perlo’s Italian Restaurant
202 N. Washington Street
East Rochester, NY 14445

About the Presentation

As of April 2023, NYSED is requiring psychologists to obtain 3.0 credits on the topic of maintaining professional boundaries in our profession. Why not join GVPA for an evening of mingling with colleagues over drinks and dinner while brushing up on your skills and earning credit at the same time? The agenda will include a presentation by Patrick Pullano, Esq., Q&A and opportunity for you to bring examples and challenges from your practices. This presentation will cover maintaining appropriate professional boundaries in addition to reviewing related New York laws, rules, and regulations on unprofessional conduct.

This presentation will count towards both the ethics and the boundaries requirements for NYS psychologists. Specifically, ethical and legal boundaries regarding dual relationships, HIPAA and privacy, the duty to warn, teletherapy, and common dilemmas will be covered.

The target audience for this intermediate instructional level conference is NYS psychologists engaged in the delivery of mental health services.

CE credits are available through GVPA for psychologists (3.0)

Learning Objectives:

The audience will acquire knowledge regarding the following issues:

  • Describe ethical and legal boundaries regarding dual relationships
  • Specify privacy and confidentiality considerations related to HIPAA and privacy
  • Identify ethical issues involving dangerous clients and the “duty to warn”
  • Name ethical boundaries in the digital age – including the practice of teletherapy

About the Speaker

Patrick Pullano, a founding member of the Pullano & Farrow Law firm, provides counsel to a wide range of health care providers, including nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and individual health care practitioners. With 25 years of experience, Mr. Pullano regularly advises clients on a wide range of regulatory matters, including health care fraud and abuse issues, physician contracting issues, emergency treatment issues, privilege issues, and confidentiality, privacy, and security matters. Mr. Pullano received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rochester and his Law Degree from Albany Law School. He is a member of the Monroe County, New York State, and American Bar Associations. He has been recognized with the Best Lawyers in America Award from 2013-2023, and has written articles and co-authored book chapters. He has spoken extensively on legal topics in health care over the past 20 years.

Purchase Tickets

$50 per person

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Additional Information

If you are registering multiple people, please include each person’s name, degree, and email to help with disseminating certificates.

Attendees may request a refund/cancellation by contacting Cara Regan, Ph.D., GVPA Program Chair at or (585) 721-6782 one week ahead of the program.

GVPA does not provide commercial support to invited speakers and no conflict of interest exists with GVPA and program guests.

Genesee Valley Psychological Association, Inc. (GVPA) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0132.