Seminar Detail

Illinois Mental Health & The Law - 2019
Illinois Mental Health & The Law - 2019

Where:   TINLEY PARK, IL

When:  Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

As a mental health professional, you not only deal with critical clinical matters with your clients – you must also stay up-to-date on seemingly ever-changing laws and procedures. Keeping up-to-date is essential in order to protect your clients and yourself. At this comprehensive one-day seminar you will gain an understanding of confidentiality, risk management, recent legislation and trends in mental health law in Illinois, guardianship, commitment, practical legal options-and more, that will help you stay on top of issues that arise in everyday clinical situations.

Objectives:

  1. Summarize the legal considerations when opening and maintaining a private mental health practice.
  2. Explain the potential role of mental health professionals in legal proceedings related to client care.
  3. Identify client confidentiality issues and when clinicians are obligated to disclose protected health information.
  4. Navigate the legal and ethical issues related with the use of technology as related to clinical practice.
  5. Determine the advantages and disadvantages of legal guardianship for disabled adult clients.
  6. Differentiate between the processes for voluntary and involuntary commitment for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
OUTLINE

8:00 am - Registration, Sign-In, & Course Materials (Morning Coffee & Tea)

8:30 am – Legal & Professional Considerations in Private Practice – Joseph Monahan 0.5 Ethics
  • Opening your own practice
  • Practice management considerations
  • Transitioning your practice
  • Professional executor
10:00 am - Break

10:15 am – Legal and Ethical Dilemmas for the Experienced Professional – Joseph Monahan 1.5 Ethics
  • Involvement in legal proceedings
  • Records and subpoenas
  • Minors
  • Child abuse and adult protective services
  • Duty to warn
  • FOID reporting
  • Client suicide
12:00 pm - Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 pm – Practicing with Technology – Joseph Monahan .5 ethics
  • Telehealth
  • Security and privacy
  • Modern communications with clients
2:00 pm - Break

2:15 pm – Practical Legal Options to Consider for Persons with Diagnosed Mental Illness – Amy Orlando (Chicago only) Amy McCarty (Arlington Heights only) 1.5 ethics
  • Mental health declarations
  • Powers of attorney
  • Guardianship
  • Involuntary commitment
  • Petitions for medication
4:00 pm - Evaluations, Adjournment, & Certificates

JOSEPH T. MONAHAN, MSW, JD

Joseph T. Monahan ACSW, MSW, JD, is the founder of the Monahan Law Group, LLC, in Chicago. He is well known for his work in mental health, guardianship, probate law, and health care law.

Mr. Monahan is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he teaches Mental Health Law and Children’s Mental Health Law. He also taught Psychiatry and Law at Northwestern Law School for three years. He received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Champaign.

Mr. Monahan is a member of the Chicago, Illinois, and American Bar Associations; National Association of Elder Law Attorneys; National Association of Counsel for Children; and National Association of Social Workers (NASW). He served on the National Board of the NASW for three years and currently serves as president of NASW’s Risk Retention Group.

Mr. Monahan has successfully litigated placement issues and cases alleging abuse or neglect on behalf of adults and children; cases on behalf of juveniles in disputes with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services; and special education matters in the public schools. He litigated the first same-sex adoption case in Illinois and has argued cases in the Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court.

The Monahan Law Group, LLC, provides legal representation and advocacy to over 75 hospitals located throughout Illinois, numerous outpatient mental health clinics and child welfare agencies, and represents social workers, counselors, psychologists and medical doctors before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Joseph Monahan receives compensation as co-founder and partner with Monahan Law Group, LLC, and as adjunct professor of law from Loyola University College of Law Health Care Institute. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Joseph Monahan is a member of the Chicago, Illinois, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

AMY E CULLNAN ORLANDO, JD

Amy E. Cullnan Orlando, JD, is an associate attorney with Monahan Law Group, LLC, in Chicago. She handles guardianship, mental health and confidentiality law, and health care law matters. Ms. Orlando is a skilled litigator. She frequently handles contested guardianship and mental health matters.

Ms. Orlando has been a member of The Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association since 2011. She served as chair of the Chicago Bar Association Mental Health and Disability Law Committee in 2013-2014 and as vice-chair of the committee in 2012-2013. Ms. Orlando attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. While completing her law degree, Ms. Orlando served as Executive Justice of the Moot Court Honors Program and president of the Disability Law Organization. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois State University. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Orlando worked as an aide to a special education teacher.

Ms. Orlando co-authored a chapter for the 2014 Supplement to the IICLE practice handbook, “Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives, and Mental Health Law”. She has also assisted in updating the mental health law chapter in the Illinois Practice Series “The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois”. Ms. Orlando is committed to serving her community beyond her involvement in Monahan Law Group, LLC. She also volunteers her time, knowledge and skills for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, which provides free legal service to low-income individuals in the Chicago area.
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.

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Ethics
This seminar includes 4.0 hours of 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 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.

Illinois Addiction Counselors: This course has been approved by the IAODAPCA for 6.0 CEUS. Program number: 14312. Category: Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP I or II, CAAP II, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, CFPP I or II, NCRS II .


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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 360 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 6.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
This live activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

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
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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 2.25 Clinical Practice and 4.0 Ethics continuing education credits. No more than 6.25 total CE hours may be awarded for this activity. 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 360 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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