Now Available For Preorder
- DVD Video - 4+ hours Instructions
- Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- SUSAN LEWIS, PH.D., J.D.
- PESI Publishing & Media
- 7/18/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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Explain the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and Connecticut limits on confidentiality
Discuss updates on HIPAA and Connecticut laws and regulations
Identify risk management strategies in clinical practice
Describe how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions
Summarize the Connecticut legal system to better your understanding
Outline the differences for treatment of minors
Practical Approach to Risk Management
Law vs. ethics
Elements of legal informed consent
Nuts and bolts of office policies
- Records vs. psychotherapy notes
- What to put in a record
Limitations on confidentiality
- Connecticut case law & danger to others
- Connecticut duty to warn potential victims
The latest updates you need to know
Elements of consent
Competence & scope of practice
Issues with modern technology
- Texting, cell phones, e-mail, video psychotherapy
Perils of supervision
Navigating the Legal System
Licensing complaints & malpractice lawsuits
- Connecticut specific statues
- Connecticut rules and regulations
- Case law and how to find it
Treatment of Minors
Roles of attorneys
Subpoena & disclosure of confidential information
Depositions, interrogatories, expert testimony
SUSAN LEWIS, PH.D., J.D.
Susan J. Lewis, Ph.D., J.D., is a licensed psychologist, forensic psychologist and an attorney. Susan has 25 years of experience in clinical practice. She is experienced with a varied clinical population that has included: sex offenders, prison inmates, self-injurious individuals, as well as forensic patients. She has held positions as a clinical program director, supervisor for psychiatry residents and psychology doctoral interns. She has conducted trainings on the interface between law and mental health. Susan teaches The Psychology of Criminal Behavior at Harvard University.
She maintains a private clinical practice in Massachusetts. In her role as a consultant, Susan works with attorneys on controversial issues such as dangerousness, competence to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations in addition to civil and criminal commitment. She also works with attorneys on strategies and how mental illness might impinge on legal decision-making. She has been adjudicated an expert in almost all of the district and superior courts in Massachusetts. In 2010, she appeared on a talk show analyzing the mental health and legal issues facing Amy Bishop, who stands accused of the murder of three academic colleagues at the University of Oklahoma.
Her extensive clinical experience makes her a hands-on, knowledgeable instructor. She is engaging and has a wonderful sense of humor, which she brings to her seminars.
Financial: Susan Lewis is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Susan Lewis is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Continuing Education Credits
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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
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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.
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Other Mental Health Professionals, Nurses
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