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Ethical and Legal Issues in Private Practice: Navigating the Top Challenges
Ethical and Legal Issues in Private Practice: Navigating the Top Challenges

Where:   ROCKVILLE, MD

When:  Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Location

RADISSON HOTEL WASHINGTON DC ROCKVILLE
3 RESEARCH CT
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
Phone:  301-840-0200
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Course Description:

There is no way around it … getting into private practice puts you at greater risk for ethical violations and legal exposure. Working for a larger company provides you with a legal safety net that you take for granted and now that you’re in private practice, that full responsibility falls upon you.

Many ethical situations are unique to private practice. How you handle them and, more importantly, the steps you take to avoid them are critical.

Attend this seminar and you’ll learn:
  • How to implement policies & processes to avoid thorny ethical and legal situations.
  • The legal and ethical dilemmas that arise from the business aspects for running a private practice.
  • How to handle the isolation and boundary-setting ethical issues that are common with private practice.
Sign up today and end the stress and worry about the risks you face in private practice! Your professional liability is at stake!
Objectives:

  1. Discuss and practice techniques for improving critical thinking skills when encountering ethical challenges in private practice.
  2. Learn how to navigate professional codes of ethics, licensing rules and laws pertaining to private practice related issues.
  3. Examine the ethical issues that arise regarding technology in private practice and how to competently handle them.
  4. Establish clear ethical guidelines regarding boundary-setting and special considerations in private practice.
  5. Explore potential legal and ethical issues that arise when working with minors in a private practice mental health setting.
  6. Articulate the laws related to record-keeping, HIPAA and FERPA to minimize the potential for legal troubles in the mental health profession.
OUTLINE

Private Practice Best Practices – Avoiding Legal & Ethical Issues
  • What Is and Isn’t a Private Practice
  • What are the Goals for Your Business?
  • Choose an Ethical Model to Refer to and Apply
  • Services You Do and Don’t Provide
  • Screening for Potential Clients
  • Policies – The Good, The Bad & the Ugly
  • Create an Effective Policy Plan for Your Practice
  • Intake and Informed Consent Process & Policies
  • Understanding Risk – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
  • How to Avoid Being Sued – An Ounce of Prevention
Financial and Business Issues in Private Practice – Ethical Dilemmas
  • Referrals, Gifts & Bartering – Ethical Issues
    • Example Case – “Gifts, Referrals & More: Stephen’s New Practice”
  • Marketing Your Practice and Yourself to the Public – What’s Ethical?
    • Client Testimonials
    • Example Case – “Dr. Jones’ Website”
  • Fee Policy – Applying Best Practices to Avoid Trouble
    • Usual & Customary Fee
    • Sliding Scales
    • Pro Bono Publico
  • Insurance Provider Networks
  • Unhappy Customers – How to Avoid Legal Issues
    • Example Case – “The Unhappy Client: Linda’s Refund Demand”
  • Multiple Services – Blurred Lines & Ethics
    • Example Case – “Maggie’s New Revenue Stream”
  • LLC vs. Partnership vs. Sole Proprietorship – What’s Best for You?
  • Multiple Private Practice Roles – What Hat Do You Wear?
  • Relationships with Colleagues/Competitors
Boundary Issues in Private Practice – Top Challenges
  • Why Boundary Issues are more Important in Private Practice
  • Isolation – The Slippery Slope of Multiple Relationships
  • Power Differentials – Clients, Employees, Supervisees
  • Top Boundary Challenges in Private Practice
    • Example Case – “The Coffee Shop”
    • Example Case – “The Long-term Client”
Technology in Private Practice – Legal & Ethical Issues
  • Social Media Policies to Implement
    • Example Case – “Ashley’s Tweets”
  • Distance Therapy – 6 Keys to Practice
  • Online Listing Services
    • Practice Management Software and Electronic Medical Records
Record-Keeping in a Private Practice
  • Establishing Written Record-keeping Policies
  • HIPAA – What you Need to Know
  • FERPA – What you Need to Know
  • Privacy Policies
Working with Minors in Private Practice
  • Informed Consent Policies & Procedures for Minors
  • Establishing Who has Authority for Consent
  • Know Your Rights – Responding to Records Requests for Minors
    • Example Case – “Celeste and Her Father”
Target Audience

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

TERRY CASEY, PHD

Terry Casey, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, health service provider with over 30 years of professional experience in private practice, outpatient, residential, hospital, community mental health, and educational settings. He is in private practice in Franklin, Tennessee and divides his time providing direct services to clients, consulting with counseling and mental health professionals and organizations, providing clinical supervision, and conducting training. He is also an adjunct faculty member in Lipscomb University’s CACREP-accredited graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling where he has taught Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling and other courses since 2007. Dr. Casey has also been a regular guest lecturer in Trevecca University’s PhD program in Clinical Counseling. He also served for several years as the chair of the ethics committee for the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association and served in an advisory capacity for graduate counseling programs at two universities. Dr. Casey served for 16 years as the director of counseling & psychological services for a non-profit agency with over 30 counselors at over a dozen locations. Dr. Casey has conducted numerous ethics trainings for counseling agencies, professional organizations, and national and state conferences. For more information, visit his practice website at rencounselingtn.com.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Terry Casey maintains a private practice. He is an adjunct faculty member at Lipscomb University. Dr. Casey receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Terry Casey is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.
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.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




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.

District of Columbia 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.

Maryland Counselors: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

Virginia 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.


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.


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 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.


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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