LAW AND ETHICS: NAVIGATING LEGAL OBSTACLES AND ETHICAL DILEMMAS
Presented by: Michele Licht, JD
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
(six contact hours)
The Guidance Center, 2nd Floor Training Room
1301 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
CONTENT OF TRAINING
This workshop is a 6-hour law/ethics workshop and is focused on recent and emerging developments in law and ethics that will impact clinicians of all disciplines with a particular focus on the affordable care act, ethical decision making, licensing board inquiries, models for providing therapy at a distance, threats of violence, avoiding client legal battles, subpoenas, depositions, and hearing, and treating children in high conflict divorce.
- Identify at least three areas of practice for which legal/ethical changes have developed in the past 5-10 years.
- Articulate the basic requirements for appropriate termination of treatment according to legal and ethical guidelines.
- Identify the requirements for reporting patient threats of violence and reporting child, dependent adult, and elder abuse.
- State two major cautions for clinicians who receive subpoenas for patient/client records
- Determine authority to consent to treat minors and release protected mental health information.
- Describe how to navigate treatment of children in high conflict divorce and termination of treatment when parental conflict renders treatment ineffective.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers who want to update their knowledge and competency in the law and ethics as they related to mental health professionals. Unlicensed and trainees are also welcome to attend though program content will be at the postdoctoral/post-licensure level.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Michele Licht, J.D.
is an attorney in private practice specializing in health care law and psychotherapy practice issues. She represents psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, and psychiatrists before licensing boards and ethics committees. Ms. Licht has written extensively on risk management issues, and she is the recipient of honors from many health associations.
The Guidance Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Guidance Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts programs offered by approved APA sponsors of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
There is no commercial support for this CE program or instructor. There are no known conflicts of interest.
For additional questions regarding this training, please contact the program administrator, Dawn Vo-Jutabha, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.