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Ethical Principles in the Practice of Texas Mental Health Professionals
Author: Allan Tepper, J.D., Psy.D.
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media 2012
Length: 5 CD(s)
Media Type: Seminar on Audio CD
Duration: 5 hours, 46 minutes
Item: RNA060765

Price : $139.99

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NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the audio presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your CD player.

Many continuing education ethics programs are generic in nature. Many continuing education ethics programs stress risk management strategies to the detriment of the attendees, especially if an attorney presenter is involved.

This recording is different. Rather than avoiding clinical issues, this program explores the manner by which clinical and ethical issues effect the everyday practice of the mental health professional in Texas. This unique blend of clinical and ethical concerns allows for a more meaningful understanding and interpretation of the rules that govern mental health practice.

These goals are reached through the experience and the interactive style of the presenter, Allan M. Tepper, J.D., Psy.D. Different from other individuals who possess joint degrees in psychology and law, Dr. Tepper actually maintains an active psychology practice and an active law practice. He functions as a clinician, and he represents mental health professionals who experience legal difficulties. In this regard, Dr. Tepper brings an extremely unique perspective to the practical understanding of ethics.

These goals also are reached through the manual utilized in the seminar. The manual materials are not generic in nature. All of the written materials are state specific to Texas.

OBJECTIVES
  • Identify state, and administrative laws that impact clinical practice
  • Explain the ethical and legal principle of informed consent
  • Identify the notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data that constitute the record
  • Evaluate current record keeping practices
  • Discuss how to comply with third party requests for records
  • Discuss the consent necessary to treat minors and release records of minor’s

OUTLINE

Understanding the Legal System
  • Statutes
  • Rules and regulations
  • Case law
  • Finding the law

Legal Exposure
  • Criminal liability
  • Civil liability
  • Licensing complaints
  • Organization complaints

Establishing the Treatment Relationship
  • The professional relationship
  • The legal and ethical principle of informed consent
  • Informed consent as part of the treatment modality
  • Use of and reliance upon written consent forms

Record Keeping Practices
  • Record keeping regulations
  • Items which constitute the record, personal notes vs. charting, raw data, computer printouts and third party records
  • Access to records by written requests, subpoenas and court orders

The Ethics of Duty to Warn
  • Duty to warn potential third-party victims
  • Review of specific Texas case law governing danger to others
  • A clinical approach to the duty to protect

Treatment of Minors
  • Age of majority
  • Consent to treatment and access to records
  • Clinical implications in the treatment of the older adolescent
  • Treatment of minors in situations of family separation and divorce

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations
  • Email correspondence and cell phone contacts
  • Treatment vs. advocacy for patients
  • Professional contacts with attorneys and the legal profession
  • In-court expert testimony

ABOUT ALLAN TEPPER, J.D., Psy.D.

Allan M. Tepper, J.D., Psy.D., is engaged in the private practice of both law and psychology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a psychologist, he specializes in forensic matters and has testified on numerous occasions in cases involving civil, criminal, domestic relations, and death penalty issues. As an attorney, he has extensive trial experience, including the representation of mental health professionals in ethics and licensing board proceedings. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Widener University in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, and at the Philadelphia Chapter of Great Lakes Colleges Association, and an adjunct assistant professor at Immaculate College, Graduate School. Dr. Tepper conducts ethical training for mental health professionals throughout the United States and is well-known for his engaging style. He publishes frequently in the areas of law and psychology. He is co-author of Pennsylvania Law and Psychology - Third Edition, and Pennsylvania Law, Ethics, and Psychology - Fourth Edition. He received his J.D. degree from Albany Law School and received M.S. and Psy.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania.

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION

NOTE: CE Certificates are available for $9.99. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDES 6.0 HOURS OF STATE-SPECIFIC ETHICS INSTRUCTION.

COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Provider #: 5637. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This self-study package qualifies for 6.25 contact hours.

SOCIAL WORKERS: CMI Education Institute, Inc., 1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper VA 22701. www.aswb.org. CMI Education Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers will receive 6.25 (Ethics) continuing education clock hours for completing this self-study package. Course Level: All Levels.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMI Education Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for these materials and their content. CMI Education Institute, Inc. is offering these self-study materials for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.

MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is a Provider approved by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program. Provider #: 00131. This self-study package qualifies for 7.5 contact hours.

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS: This activity meets the criteria for an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities.

This self-study material qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

OTHER PROFESSIONS: This activity qualifies for 6.25 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Other Mental Health Professionals, Nurses

ADA NEEDS

PESI would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 800-844-8260.