Two New Mandated CE Programs for Psychologists: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - Training for Mandated Reporters

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This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


The Illinois Legislature enacted two laws that apply to Licensed Clinical Psychologists.  Both statutes require training and are required before you renew your license on September 30, 2020. Both require that you retain documented proof of the training. The training provided by the Illinois Psychological Association will count towards meeting the licensee’s required continuing education hours. Even if you have already obtained your required [24] CE, this training must also be taken.

Why take this training?

  • This training offered by the Illinois Psychological Association count towards meeting your required continuing education hours.
  • Psychologists across the entire state of Illinois will enjoy ease of access as IPA will present the CE training in interactive webinar format.
  • The combined trainings are affordable for IPA members at $30.
  • Each combined topic is scheduled once in the Spring and once in Summer as a two-and-a-half-hour webinar.
  • The CE training will be applicable to private and group psychological practices.
  • Trainings offered by other entities may not qualify for APA continuing education credits, which are approved by the Department of Professional Regulation. This training does.
  • This webinar provides 2.5 Continuing Education Credits
  • This webinar begins at 4:00 PM CDT and ends at 6:30 PM CDT.

The Workshops

Child Abuse Reporting Training (90 Minutes)
Erin Alexander, PsyD
Illinois Department of Child Protective Services

Dr. Erin Alexander is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. With over 15 years of clinical service, leadership experience and continued professional development. Dr. Alexander has held positions as a therapist, adjunct professor, supervisor, trainer, consultant and professional mentor. She currently has a thriving practice in Downtown Chicago where she works with a diverse group of individuals, couples and families. In addition to her practice, Dr. Alexander has worked as a Consulting Psychologist for DCFS since 2012. In 2017, Dr. Alexander was promoted to the Assistant Program Administrator position for the statewide Psychology & Psychiatry Program and as of 2019 Dr. Alexander assumed the role of  Program Administrator.

Dr. Alexander is an active member of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA). She is the Section on Ethnic Minority Affairs (SEMA) committee chair and serves as a member of IPA’s Legislative Committee. In 2019, Dr. Alexander was honored to have received a three year appointment to the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program Training Advisory Committee, where she will have the opportunity to select, mentor and provide advisory assistance to a talented pool of psychology graduate students from across the country.

Each mandated reporter shall report to his or her employer and, when applicable, to his or her licensing or certification board that he or she received the mandated reporter training. The mandated reporter shall maintain records of completion. This law states that “Persons required to report child abuse or child neglect must complete an initial mandated reporter training within 3 months of their date of engagement in a professional or official capacity as a mandated reporter, or within the time frame of any other applicable State law that governs training requirements for a specific profession and at least every 3 years thereafter.”

The training shall include the following topics:

  • Indicators for recognizing child abuse and child neglect as defined under this Act;
  • The process for reporting suspected child abuse and child neglect in Illinois as required by this Act and the required documentation.
  • How to respond to a child in a trauma-informed manner.
  • Understanding the response of child protective services and the role of the reporter after a call has been made.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (60 minutes)
Margo Jacquot, PsyD
Director of the Juniper Center


Dr. Margo Jacquot is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Supervisory Addictions Counselor and Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. She is also a local and national lecturer on trauma recovery, substance abuse, LGBTQ issues, and working with couples. With over 25 years of experience as a therapist and lecturer, Dr. Jacquot has taught graduate and post-graduate courses in treating trauma, substance abuse, couples and families and LGBTQ affirming therapies. While a traditionally trained psychodynamic therapist, Dr. Jacquot’s style is holistic, interactive and she utilizes a variety of approaches to help people achieve their goals.  Dr. Jacquot is Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Dr. Jacquot provides clinical consultation to other therapists regarding treating trauma, substance abuse, couples therapy and sensitivity to LGBTQ issues in therapy, as well as private practice development and management. Another passion is consultation to businesses and community organizations regarding behavioral health and healthy workplace policies. An active member of several community-based organizations, Dr. Jacquot has served on the board of the Illinois Psychological Association.

Sexual harassment prevention training is required for all persons who hold a professional license issued by the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) for professions that require CE to renew.

The law requires licensees to complete a one-hour CE course in sexual harassment prevention training. This CE requirement is included in the number of hours already required under the individual Acts and Rules and does not increase the number of hours required to renew a license. If you are a licensed psychologist, you must complete this training before you renew your license at the end of September 2020. This one-hour training counts towards the twenty-four hours required for every two-year licensing period.

This comprehensive sexual harassment training program includes the following information:

  • Description and clarification of sexual harassment;
  • Examples of sexual harassment conduct;
  • Information about government provisions, such as remedies available to sexual harassment victims;
  • Information about employer’s responsibility to prevent, investigate, and correct sexual harassment;
  • Options available to report allegations of sexual harassment;
  • Information about retaliation, also known as “whistle blower” protections;
  • Penalties for sexual harassment, false reports, and interfering with, obstructing, or failing to cooperate with a sexual harassment investigation.


Price: $45.00