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Ethics and Risk Management in Behavioral Health: Protecting Clients and Ourselves
Recorded on August 17, 2022
On Demand Education
Free
3 CE Hours
Ethics
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Description

This webinar will provide participants with an in-depth examination of compelling and complex ethical challenges in behavioral health. Moving beyond introductory ethics concepts, Frederic Reamer, Ph.D. will explore difficult ethics cases and practical strategies designed to protect clients and practitioners. The webinar will include a series of challenging ethics cases involving conflicting professional duties and discuss practical steps that professionals can take to manage ethical issues skillfully and prevent lawsuits and licensing board complaints. Key topics will include boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, clients’ rights, termination of services, and use of technology to serve clients remotely, among other topics. The webinar will include a discussion of relevant ethical standards; statutes, regulations, case law; and complex documentation issues The presenter will make extensive use of case material.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 4 challenging ethical issues and dilemmas in behavioral health
  2. Apply practical ethical decision-making frameworks and protocols
  3. Identify 3 ethical issues that pose malpractice and liability risks
  4. Implement 2 strategies to protect clients and practitioners
CE Details
Introductory
Ethics

This presentation has been approved for 3 CE clock hours in Ethics by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Dr. Frederic G. Reamer

Frederic Reamer is a professor at the Rhode Island College School of Social Work. His teaching and research focuses on professional ethics, criminal justice, mental health, health care, and public policy. Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He chaired the national task force that wrote the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers in 1996 and served on the code revision task force. Dr. Reamer also chaired the national task force sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and Clinical Social Work Association that developed technology standards for the profession. Dr. Reamer has lectured nationally and internationally on social work and professional ethics, including in India, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and various European nations. His books include Social Work Values and Ethics; Risk Management in Social Work; The Social Work Ethics Casebook; Ethical Standards in Social Work; Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services; Ethics and Risk Management in Online and Distance Behavioral Health; Moral Distress and Injury in Human Services; and The Social Work Ethics Audit, among others. Dr. Reamer has served as an expert witness in many court and licensing board cases throughout the United States.

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