Product Detail

Connecticut Legal & Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 2 min
Details:
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
SUSAN J. LEWIS, PH.D., J.D.
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
7/18/2017
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV061570
Objectives
  1. Specify the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and Connecticut limits on confidentiality.
  2. Compile updates on HIPAA and Connecticut laws and regulations.
  3. Determine risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  4. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  5. Analyze the Connecticut legal system to better your understanding.
  6. Explore the differences for treatment of minors.
Outline
Clinician-Client Relationship
  • Law vs. ethics
  • Elements of legal informed consent
  • Nuts and bolts of office policies
    1. Records vs. psychotherapy notes
    2. What to put in a record
  • Limitations on confidentiality
    1. Connecticut case law & danger to others
    2. Connecticut duty to warn potential victims
  • HIPAA
    1. The latest updates you need to know

Practical Approach to Risk Management
  • Elements of consent
  • Competence & scope of practice
  • Boundary violations/crossings
  • Issues with modern technology
    1. Texting, cell phones, e-mail, video psychotherapy
  • Perils of supervision

Litigation
  • Licensing complaints & malpractice lawsuits
    1. Connecticut specific statues
    2. Connecticut rules and regulations
    3. Case law and how to find it

Navigating the Legal System
  • Roles of attorneys
  • Confidentiality/privilege
  • Subpoena & disclosure of confidential information
  • Depositions, interrogatories, expert testimony

Treatment of Minors
  • Connecticut age of majority
  • Consent to treatment
  • Privilege/confidentiality
  • Separation & divorce

Case Studies
Author

SUSAN J. LEWIS, PH.D., J.D.

Susan J. Lewis, Ph.D., J.D., is a multi-credentialed mental health professional, with the unique combination as a licensed psychologist, forensic psychologist and attorney. She has over 25 years of experience in clinical practice with unique populations that have included female sexual offenders incarcerated at a woman’s prison, self-injurious individuals, forensic patients and individuals who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Lewis has served in leadership roles as clinical director, program manager, supervisor for psychiatry residents and post-doctoral psychology interns.

Currently, Dr. Lewis teaches courses on Law and Ethics in Mental Health that are state specific to the laws of each state. She has also lectured nationwide on the DSM-5® and differential diagnosis. She taught courses at Harvard’s Extension School and Northeastern University on The Psychology of Criminal Behavior. She is the author of Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians: Best Practices for Avoiding Litigation, Complaints and Malpractice (PPM, 2016).

As sought after consultant, Dr. Lewis works with attorneys on controversial issues such as dangerousness, competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility evaluations, and civil and criminal commitment. She works with attorneys on strategies of how mental illness might impinge on legal decision-making. Dr. Lewis has been adjudicated an expert in almost all of the district and superior courts in Massachusetts.

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.

Speaker Disclosures:

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
Save time and $10 off the price of other submission methods – purchase & take the CE test online for $9.99 USD per participant. Additional processing fees apply for other submission methods (i.e. mail, fax, etc.). Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**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.


Ethics
This self-study course includes 6.25 hours of state specific ethics instruction. Not all boards allow ethics credit for self-study products. 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
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This self-study 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.

Connecticut Addiction Counselors: Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors
This intermediate self-study 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.

Connecticut 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 self-study 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 this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists
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.


Psychologists
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI, Inc. is offering these self-study materials for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers will receive 6.25 (Ethics) continuing education clock hours for completing this self-study package. Course Level: Intermediate.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
**All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.


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