Law & Ethics: Minimizing Legal-Ethical Risk in Psychotherapy

Law & Ethics: Minimizing Legal-Ethical Risk in Psychotherapy
Price: $65.00

Our online continuing education course provides INSTANT ACCESS to: 

  • TDC’s signature combination of streaming audio lectures and meaningful, printable handouts 

  • Identify the four basic forms of legal jeopardy for a psychotherapist

  • Using model forms, draft informed consent and client intake forms for therapist’s own practice

  • Identify how dual relationships can be ethically problematic and appropriate precautions to take

  • Discuss the four basic reasons to document psychotherapy

  • Explain how to separate objective facts from clinical judgments in clinical notes

  • List the components of the CASE method for suicide assessment

  • Discuss reasons for breaking confidentiality to talk with a client’s friends and/or family

  • Explain how to ethically terminate treatment with a client

  • Discuss why a professional will is important and what it must accomplish

  • Identify benefits and limitations of professional liability insurance

  • Distinguish confidentiality and privilege

  • Assess various ways confidentiality can be unintentionally compromised

  • Identify legal requirements relating to electronic health records

  • Explain the therapist’s responsibilities upon receiving a subpoena

  • Assess confidentiality pitfalls that arise when treating couples, families, and groups

  • Identify the length of time records must be maintained following treatment

  • List the seven situations in which a therapist must break confidentiality

  • Discuss key concepts in abuse reporting, including reasonable suspicion and types of abuse

  • Explain how a therapist becomes a “covered entity” under HIPAA

  • Articulate a client’s right for an inspection, copy, or summary of their records

  • Discuss how minors in California may consent to their own treatment

  • Identify specific disclosures that a therapist must make in all professional communications

  • Summarize the law relating to informed consent for telehealth

  • Identify precise California rules and procedures governing supervision

  • FREE model forms that are easily modifiable to suit your practice needs 

  • Online post-test to solidify your knowledge 

  • A certificate of completion once you receive an 80% on the post-test 

  • This course provides 6 hours of CE 

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