Maintaining an Ethical Behavioral Health Practice: Legal, Technological, and Boundary Issues

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Date May 20, 2014
Time 12:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
How have ethics evolved? Get up to speed on legal mandates, the proper use of technology, and establishing clear and appropriate boundaries with clients.

Full Description:
Many mental health professionals have more anxiety about “legal ramifications” of their actions than “ethical practice.” The fact remains that knowledge of ethical standards and ethical decision making processes can enhance client care and decrease the “legal” anxiety. 
This webinar will address the ethical/legal mandates for practice, with specifics on “duty to warn,” subpoenas, complaints, and investigations.   Participants will also investigate the unique concerns that surround the use of technology in their practices, particularly as it relates to communication. Finally, the dynamics of the counseling relationship will be evaluated to determine, among other things, where boundaries lie and when it might be necessary to terminate treatment.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Describe proper, ethical responses to subpoenas and other legal matters 
Identify the risks associated with technology, for both client and clinician
Employ appropriate ethical safeguards when using technology to communicate
Recognize when the counseling relationship is at risk of crossing ethical boundaries
Determine when it is ethically necessary and appropriate to terminate treatment

Your Presenter:
BRUCE J. SPENCER, MA, PhD, LMHC, LPCC, LMSW, NCC, has nearly 40 years of experience as a clinician and administrator of inpatient mental health and chemical dependency programs, including 10 years of independent clinical practice. He holds a doctorate in psychology and has 10 years of experience as an adjunct professor of psychology. Specializing in ethical issues, he has more than 1,000 hours of advanced education in ethics, a certification in Advanced Ethical Studies, and has written curricula for ethics and solution-focused treatment. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Spencer has presented more than 100 day-long seminars nationwide and published numerous articles. He is licensed in Washington (LMHC), New Mexico (LPCC), and Michigan (LMSW), and NBCC certified.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy


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