All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
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This program addresses a range of challenging ethical and problematic clinical situations frequently encountered in mental health practice.
Key topics include:
- Addressing complex and subtle aspects about respecting confidentiality across a range of clients, institutions, and contexts.
- Addressing challenges that arise in the course of treatment, such as angry clients, unpaid bills, sub-optimal terminations, reporting mandates, and multiple-client therapies.
- Working with clients who pose threats against themselves or others, clinical and risk management with suicidal clients, and what to do when the licensing board comes calling.
- Focus on the ethical challenges posed by social media and electronically mediated service delivery, as well as problematic self-disclosure, assertions of specialty expertise, conflicting mandates, and legal entanglements.
- Participants will be able to describe:
- How to improve confidentiality and record keeping
- Necessary precautions when accessing clinical materials
- Confidentiality errors with minors or deceased clients
- How to deal with unhappy, angry, or threatening clients
- Strategies for providing ethical care of suicidal clients
- How to deal with licensing board ethics investigations
- How to establish professional social media policies
- What do you know and who will you tell?
- Understanding the subtleties of confidentiality
- Required notifications and breaches
- Discussing confidential material with colleagues
- Insurance companies and other third party disclosures
- When the client is a minor or deceased
- When the subpoena arrives
- You’re helping me, but I hate you.
Ethical Challenges in the Course of Treatment
- Unhappy, angry, and dangerous clients
- The unpaid bill
- Sub-optimal terminations
- Reporting mandates and challenges
- The challenge of multiple-client therapies
- Managing Urgent Situations
- Addressing threats to: Others, Oneself & The Therapist
- Managing the suicidal client
- When the licensing board (or ethics complaint) comes calling
- Pushing Boundaries
- The ethical perils of social media
- Mutual Googling
- E-therapy & assessment - Electronic & inoperable record keeping
- Self-disclosure and self-care
- Addressing conflicting mandates & avoiding legal forensic entanglements