A special thanks to all of our workshop sponsors!

   Annual Ethics and Diversity Workshop:​​

Friday, January 24th from 9am to 4pm. 

On-Site Registration begins at 8:30am.

Collin College Frisco Campus Conference Center; C-105, Section E
Preston Ridge Campus
9700 Wade Blvd
Frisco, TX 75035

Register here for discounted rates!

Workshop Description and Presenters:

Session One (3 Ethics CEUs):

Staying Safe in your office:What every psychologist needs to know
Presented by Michael H. Flynn, J.D., PH.D.

Learning Objectives:
1.  Understand how and why good records are a psychologist’s best protection
2.  Acquire a paradigm for understand how a psychologist’s records are finally used.
3.  Know the five things that are necessary in a session note
4.  Understand how a licensing board complaint is different from a malpractice lawsuit and why the distinction matters.
5.  Know how to choose malpractice insurance that will truly protect them – and what insurance will, and will NOT, protect them from.

Speaker bio:
After more than 25 years in independent practice as a clinical psychologist, in 2008 Dr. Flynn became licensed as an attorney, as well. Since the middle 1980’s, in addition to general practice as a psychologist working with adults and couples, Dr. Flynn conducted over a thousand psychological evaluations and provided expert testimony for litigants, defendants, and agencies in matters of disputed custody, criminal defense and competency, personal injury, employment disputes, and testamentary capacity. Seeking to broaden his practice, in 2005 Dr. Flynn attended law school. He became a member of the State Bar of Texas in 2008.

Since becoming a lawyer, Dr. Flynn has ceased providing psychological services and limited his professional activities to the practice of law, assisting mental health professionals across the state of Texas, across a spectrum of legal matters including answering licensing board complaints, responding to subpoenas and depositions, handling business issues, and a variety of legal concerns specific to mental health practice. Dr. Flynn also represents clients in family law matters, and he offers mental health and law seminars throughout the state.

Dr. Flynn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 1970, his Master of Science degree and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas in 1980, and his Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (Now Texas A & M Law School) in 2007. He has taught abnormal psychology, human development, and personality theory at The University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, and Holy Family College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 2009 he has traveled around Texas and around the country teaching seminars in risk management and mental health law. See more at Dr. Flynn’s website, at michaelflynnjdphd.com.

Session Two (3 Diversity CEUs):

Psychopharmacology & Diversity: Considering genes, sex, & meaning
Presented by Michael A. Shiekh, M.D.

Learning Objectives:
1.  Be introduced to recent attempts to utilize genetic diversity in individualizing psychopharmacology.
2.  Understand what we know (and don’t know) about sexual dimorphism in psychiatric treatment tolerance and response.
3.  Develop a roadmap for exploring a patient’s cultural meanings attributed to psychiatric care.
4.  Learn how “cultural transference” & “cultural countertransference” impact psychiatric care.
5.  Gain tips on collaborating with psychiatrists for diverse clients.

Speaker bio:
Michael Shiekh practices general adult psychiatry in his private practice setting. He provides individual and couple psychotherapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, esketamine treatments in addition to psychopharmacology.

Dr. Shiekh spent six years at the Southern Methodist University Health Center providing medication management, crisis evaluation, and psychotherapy to students. In 2009, Dr. Shiekh transitioned to emergency tele-psychiatry, spending most of his work with the Burke Center, a free-standing Mental Health Emergency Center that draws from the population of 12 counties in East Texas. In 2011, The Burke Center received the American Psychiatric Association Services Gold Award.

 Dr. Shiekh, a son of immigrant parents (Austrian and Pakistani), grew up mostly in the southwest suburbs of Houston, TX. After attending the College of the Holy Cross, he worked briefly as a high school science teacher in the north Pacific Marianas Islands before attending Baylor College of Medicine and then Psychiatry Residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed the Extramural Program at the Beck Center for Cognitive Therapy and is certified in Cognitive Therapy through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Shiekh is a Clinical Associate Professor at UT Southwestern with the psychiatry department.

Workshop Schedule

8:30am – 9:00am On-Site Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am Session One, Part One by Dr. Michael Flynn
10:30am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:15pm Session One, Part Two by Dr. Michael Flynn
12:15pm – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm – 2:15pm Session Two, Part One by Dr. Michael Shiekh
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 4:00pm Session Two, Part Two by Dr. Michael Shiekh

Registration and Registration Rates

We are very pleased to continue to offer discounted rates to our workshop due to the generosity of our sponsors.  A special thanks to Neurostar for providing lunch.

Register here for discounted rates.

CCPA Members $80.00 (On-Site $100.00)
Non-Members $120.00 (On-Site $140.00)

Online registration ends on January 20th, 2020. On-site registration available for an additional cost.