Webinar on What Practitioners need to know about the difference in Ethics and Law for Mental Health Professionals

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Date Apr 5, 2016
Time 12:00 PM EDT
Cost $139.00
Overview: Mental health care practitioners work in today's diverse, fast-changing, multidisciplinary health care environment. Nowhere but in mental health is there such diversity of clinicians who provide the same or similar services of counseling and therapy. Yet each individual mental health profession has a unique education, training, and experience requirement for practice.
The state's authority and power over mental health practitioners often presents challenges to mental health professionals that are not easy to navigate.

All mental health practitioners must adhere to standards of state law which govern their professional practices, including the doctor-patient relationship. Codes of ethics and state law may both apply to govern the conduct of this clinician. Complaints that are received and investigated by a state agency leave the mental health practitioner with an uncertain process to handle the state action against them.

Learn to identify and understand an ethical framework for a sound mental health practice. Describe the inherent risks in mental health practice. Review the three most common violations of law against mental health clinicians. Compare and contrast regulatory laws and codes of ethics. Learn practical tips about how to avoid liability and manage risk in clinical settings.

This allows the mental health care practitioner to avoid sanctions and to defend against legal actions which may result in ruinous practice and career consequences for the mental health practitioner.

This program offers an objective, thorough review of ethics and law for mental health practitioners. 

Why should you attend: Mental health practitioners are faced with a variety of life or death, high risk, legal situations.

These events can expose clinicians to liability, lawsuits, and complaints to state licensing boards. For example, dual relationships and standard of care are two of the most common issues associated with the sanctioning of mental health practitioners. Assessing and treating patients who are suicidal or violent creates fear in the mental health practitioner.

What violations may trap the unwary clinician? Erase the uncertainty by knowing the intersection of ethics and law for mental health practitioners.

This continuing education webinar will explore the common risks that face clinicians and will give practical tips about how to avoid legal liability and threat to the practice of the mental health practitioner. 

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Identify an ethical framework for sound mental health practice
  • Describe the inherent risks in mental health practice
  • Review three most common complaints filed against clinicians to state mental health licensing boards
  • Compare and contrast regulatory laws and codes of ethics for mental health professionals
  • Provide practical tips about how to avoid liability and manage risk in clinical settings

Who Will Benefit:
  • Individual Mental Health Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Professional Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Health Care Attorneys
  • Corporate Counsel in Health Care
  • University Faculty in Allied Health Care
Speaker Profile 
Mark Brengelman became interested in the law when he graduated with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 1995, Mark became an Assistant Attorney General and focused in the area of administrative and professional law. He represented multiple boards as General Counsel and Prosecuting Attorney. 

Mark retired from state government in the summer of 2012. Also in 2012, he became certified as a hearing officer. He then opened his own law practice to focus on government services and consulting, continuing education, and the representation of health care practitioners before licensure boards and in other professional regulatory matters. 

Expanding his health law experience, he was a registered legislative agent (lobbyist) for the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors for the successful passage of Senate Bill 61 passed by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by the Governor into law on April 9, 2014. 

Mark is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over a dozen national and state organizations including the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute. 

He is the founding presenter for "Navigating Ethics and Law for Mental Health Professionals," a continuing education training approved by five Kentucky mental health licensure boards, which was presented at Midway College with a licensed clinical social worker in 2013 and 2014. 

Since October 2013, Mark has practiced law with the firm of Hazelrigg & Cox, LLP, as partner - an established law firm tracing its history in Frankfort, Kentucky, over one hundred years.

Price : $139.00 

Contact Info:

Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
FaX: 302-288-6884 
Event Link: http://bit.ly/Ethics-and-Law-for-MentalHealth-Professionals

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