Seminar Detail

Ethics: Current Issues and Practical Responses
Ethics: Current Issues and Practical Responses

Where:   TACOMA, WA

When:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Tired of the same old information on ethics, errors, and omissions? This course is not a “refresher,” but rather a refreshingly new approach to identifying and managing ethical issues in practice. Resolving ethical issues is not just about knowing your ethical and legal obligations, but also knowing how to deal with clients and colleagues when ethical conflicts arise. Learn an interest-based approach to building consensus with clients and colleagues, as well as managing ethical conflict in a creative win-win manner.

This workshop will provide you with opportunities to practice your new conflict management skills through the use of case examples and experiential learning. Case examples will involve situations related to current issues, including ethical risks of the use of communication technologies, boundary crossings and clients who are involved in court processes. Learn strategies to help you manage your ongoing practice in a manner that reduces ethical risks, as well as strategies for responding to challenges raised by clients, attorneys and professional colleagues.

Objectives:
  1. Use a strategic framework to recognize, articulate, analyze and resolve ethical problems and dilemmas that may arise in clinical practice.
  2. Categorize and manage risk factors that may lead to boundary violations with clients.
  3. Apply an interest-based approach to resolve ethical conflicts with clients and co-professionals.
  4. Determine and manage the ethical risks of using communication technologies, including issues related to confidentiality, documentation, boundary crossings, client safety, client exploitation, cross-border services, professional competence and informed consent.
  5. Engage clients in a full and frank discussion of ethical issues pertaining to confidentiality, privilege and subpoenas to court.
  6. Respond effectively to attorneys who may request client records or participation of the clinician in court-related processes.
OUTLINE

A Process-Oriented Approach to Managing Ethical Issues
  • Early identification
  • Engage clients and others in resolving ethical issues
  • Manage ethical, moral, legal and personal obligations
An Interest-Based Approach to Managing Ethical Issues
  • Focus on interests rather than positions
  • Enhance communication and trust
  • Identify common ground and valid differences
  • Generate options to maximize benefits and mitigate ethical risks
  • Separate the person from the problem
  • Apply objective criteria
  • Obtain commitments
Using Communication Technologies
  • Rationale for using videoconferencing, email, Smart phones, online social networking and other communication technologies
  • Identify risks relating to confidentiality, documentation, client safety, maintaining appropriate boundaries and informed consent
  • Manage ethical risks and promote the highest standards of practice
Clinicians in Court
  • Identify situations when clinicians may be called to testify or produce evidence
  • Balance client, clinician and third party interests in confidentiality, privilege, due process, safety and informed consent
  • Respond to client requests, informal attorney requests and subpoenas
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

ALLAN BARSKY, JD, MSW, PH.D.

Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD, is the past chair of the National Ethics Committee of the National Association of Social Workers and professor with the Florida Atlantic University School of Social Work. Dr. Barsky’s clinical practice includes work in child welfare, intimate partner abuse, family mediation, addiction and forensic social work. Dr. Barsky was awarded “Creative Scholar of the Year” by Florida Atlantic University. His book credits include Ethics and Values in Social Work (Oxford University Press), Clinicians in Court (Guilford Press), Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions (Brooks/Cole) and Interprofessional Practice with Diverse Populations (Greenwood). Dr. Barsky has spoken at many national and international conferences, including those of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, National Association of Social Workers, International Federation of Social Workers, Family Mediation Canada, Council on Social Work Education, and Association for Conflict Resolution. He has presented workshops and classes in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto, Jerusalem, London, Helsinki and Amsterdam.




Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Allan Barsky receives compensation as Professor from the Florida Atlantic University. He receives royalties as an author for Oxford University Press. Dr. Barsky receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Allan Barsky has no relevant nonfinancial relationship 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.

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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.

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Ethics
This seminar includes 6.25 hours of general OR state specific ethics instruction. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
This intermediate 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 the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

California Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PES010. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS ETHICS
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Ethics continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Washington Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists:
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This training has been approved for 6.25 CE’s and 6.25 CE's in Ethics for Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1504.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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