Seminar Detail

Ethics: Necessary and Essential Information for Mental Health and Related Healthcare Professionals

Where:
SPRINGFIELD, MA
When:
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Ethical issues pose some of the most challenging questions mental health professionals face every day; and the questions change with each advancement in technology and each new piece of legislation – bringing a constant barrage of vexing ethical dilemmas.

This seminar will help you sort out facts from fiction, ethical issues from legal issues, and their application in your practice. You will gain an understanding and an appreciation for the purpose and practice of ethical standards, and learn how to decrease your risk of being drawn into an ethical or legal issue.

The core realities of value-based and value-laden approaches to mental health care pivot on ethics. The personal values, principles, and standards of clinicians define their practices. The approaches, clinician orientations, and philosophies of clinicians must remain within ethical boundaries.
Objectives:
  1. Explain how ethics defines mental health clinicians and affect their practice.
  2. Identify methods to incorporate ethical standards with clinicians’ values, principles and counseling philosophy.
  3. Discover how to avoid ethical violations and ethical dilemmas, relational boundary misinterpretations and power differentiation.
  4. Summarize the important processes needed to protect all parties through appropriate, necessary and ethical precautions.
  5. Distinguish maintaining professional boundaries while still promoting positive clinical relationships.
  6. Discuss the ethical requirement for cultural competence and social diversity and its relevance to all practices.

LOIS A FENNER, R.N., M.S., ATTORNEY AT LAW

Lois Fenner, R.N., M.S., Attorney at Law, is an honor graduate of the University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing, Undergraduate School of Nursing and University of Maryland Law School. She is an attorney admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, a Registered Nurse and a Certified Clinical Specialist. Ms. Fenner is a founding member of The American Nurse Attorneys Association, past president of the Monumental Bar Association, member of the Women’s Bar Association, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Societies and the National Exchange Club. She has been recognized by the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys with the Distinguished Women in Law Award; the Baltimore Marketing Association Harold Young Leadership Award, and the Baltimore County Diversity Award. Additionally, she is a three-time recipient of the Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland award and was inducted into the Circle of Excellence. Attorney Fenner has been recognized as a Baltimore Business Journals Who’s Who in Law and was selected as one of the Super Lawyers twice. Her practice focuses on medical litigation and health care including medical malpractice, personal injury, accreditation, wrongful death, Professional Board and licensure issues. She is a recognized educator and lecturer throughout the country providing realistic and current information in dynamic presentations.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lois A. Fenner is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lois A. Fenner has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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