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Navigating Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice: Current Guidelines for Clinicians
Navigating Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice: Current Guidelines for Clinicians

Where:   COLUMBIA, MO

When:  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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HILTON GARDEN INN COLUMBIA
3300 VANDIVER DR
COLUMBIA, MO 65202
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Course Description:

The field of ethics is constantly changing, requiring you to continually update your knowledge and skills in this area. Dr. Susan Zoline will provide you with an overview of contemporary clinical, ethical, and legal dilemmas faced by mental health professionals. You will be provided clear strategies for approaching and resolving ethical dilemmas with particular attention to boundary issues, high risk situations (suicide, violence, and abuse) and risk management. Case examples will be examined and group discussion will be integrated into the presentation to illustrate the grey areas surrounding these complex issues.

Dr. Zoline brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this program, having taught graduate level ethics courses for 25 years and serving as the co-chair of her state psychological association ethics committee, which she has been a member of for many years. She brings enthusiasm and clarity to a topic which is often considered dry and anxiety provoking.
Objectives:

  1. Articulate distinct clinical, ethical and legal responsibilities and duties in mental health clinical practice.
  2. Implement clear strategies for approaching and responding to ethical dilemmas using a step-by-step decision making model.
  3. Establish current best practice knowledge and guidelines for assessing and responding to clients who present with risk of suicide, violence and/or possible abuse or neglect.
  4. Incorporate important confidentiality, informed consent and risk management safeguards/procedures into one’s clinical practice.
  5. Communicate common boundary dilemmas which emerge in clinical practice with recommendations to maintain healthy professional boundaries.
  6. Designate multicultural diversity factors which may impact ethical decision making.
  7. Determine common pitfalls in clinical practice which could cause ethical or legal liability.
OUTLINE

Common Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice
  • Separation of personal values from professional judgments
  • Contextual and cultural factors in ethical decision making
  • Overlapping or multiple relationships
  • Boundary crossings or violations within counseling relationships
  • Billing, fees and gifts
  • Emergent issues involving technology in clinical practice
Confidentiality: Its Central Importance in Therapeutic Relationships
  • Confidentiality, privacy and privilege: How do they differ?
  • Special considerations with children, teens and adults
  • Groups, crisis, couples or family therapy
  • Exceptions: Therapists’ duties and responsibilities
  • Informed consent
  • Responding to subpoenas and court orders
Boundaries: The Cornerstone of Ethical Practice
  • Clarify and articulate one’s personal and professional boundaries
  • Cultural components of boundary definitions
  • Boundary crossings vs. boundary violations
  • Decision-making regarding boundary shifts
Suicide and Violence Assessment: Current Best Practices
  • Recognition of risk factors and warning signs
  • Thorough assessment and intervention guidelines
  • Current best practices for management of high risk situations
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities to warn and/or protect
Mandated Reporting of Abuse or Neglect: Important Considerations
  • Children, disabled adults, domestic partner, elderly
  • Detection and assessment guidelines
  • Cultural factors in assessment of abuse
  • Mandated reporting requirements
  • Gray area issues in abuse reporting
Risk Management: Preventing Strategies to Minimize Risk and Promote Client Well Being in Your Practice
  • High-risk patient or situation
  • Current ethical guidelines and legal requirements
  • Adherence to practicing within the limits of one’s competence
  • Careful attention to beginning and ending professional relationships
  • Documentation and consultation
  • Recognition of conflicts of interest or situations which are personally activating
  • Maintain clear boundaries and appropriate self-care
Navigating Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice
  • Current guidelines for clinicians
  • Best practices in responding to suicide, violence and abuse issues
  • Important risk management strategies for clinical practice
  • Boundary dilemmas and how they can affect you
  • Avoid common hazards in clinical practice related to professional ethics
Target Audience

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

SUSAN ZOLINE, PH.D.

Susan Zoline, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing, teaching and consulting in the Chicago area for over thirty-five years. Dr. Zoline was Professor of Psychology and University Fellow at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, where she taught clinical masters and doctoral students for 30 years and received numerous teaching/service awards. More recently, Dr. Zoline is a Clinical Faculty in the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program at Adler University in Chicago. Dr. Zoline’s areas of professional expertise include professional ethics, suicide, violence and abuse prevention/assessment/intervention, supervision and risk management. Dr. Zoline is a longstanding member of the Illinois Psychological Association Ethics Committee, which she currently co-chairs as well as currently serving as Academic Section Chair. Additionally, she has served as an expert witness for the IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation regarding Clinical Psychologist licensure issues. She has worked clinically in a broad variety of settings and regularly consults and provides workshops to mental health and other professionals on topics related to professional ethics.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Zoline is an Associate Professor of Psychology/Core Faculty Member for the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.

Non-financial: Susan Zoline is a member of the American Psychological Association and Illinois Psychological Association.
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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 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 Legal, Ethical and Professional Development 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.

Illinois Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Missouri Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


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.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 credits.


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 & Psychiatrists
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Psychiatrists
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.

Psychologists
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. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

Illinois Psychologists: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


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.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


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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