Seminar Detail

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

Where:   NAPERVILLE, IL

When:  Tuesday, September 10, 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 MCCARTY, JD

Amy E. McCarty, JD, is a partner with Monahan Law Group, LLC. Ms. McCarty concentrates her practice in probate litigation, including contested trust, estate, and guardianship litigation, mental health and confidentiality, juvenile court litigation, child welfare, and elder law. She represents individuals, families, fiduciaries, such as guardians, trustees, executors, and agents under Powers of Attorney, financial institutions, medical institutions and child welfare institutions in all areas of her practice. Ms. McCarty specializes in remedies to address abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and disabled. She has litigated hundreds of contested guardianship matters and has been involved in numerous cases involving financial exploitation, which have resulted in significant financial recovery on behalf of the disabled adult.

Ms. McCarty is frequently consulted as an expert in mental health confidentiality issues and has participated in litigation involving novel and complex legal issues that concern the interplay between the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act and other State and Federal statutes and regulations. Prior to joining Monahan Law Group, she served for seven years as an assistant public guardian with the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office. While there, Ms. McCarty served as the court-appointed guardian ad litem for abused, neglected, and dependent minors in the Child Protection Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and subsequently managed the estates of disabled adults for whom the Public Guardian was appointed guardian. She received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School and was a visiting student at the Civitas ChildLaw Center and Clinic of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
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 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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