Product Detail

Massachusetts Mental Health & The Law 2017:
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Length:
6 hr 8 min
Details:
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
Authors:
ROBERT LANDAU, JD
FREDERIC G. REAMER, PHD
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
11/9/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV053345
Objectives
  1. Articulate ethical challenges and risks involving boundary issues from a legal perspective.
  2. Communicate risk management tips to avoid licensing board complaints and lawsuits.
  3. Determine ethical challenges and risks involving boundary issues from a social work perspective.
  4. Implement ethical decision-making protocols to protect clients and minimize risk.
  5. Establish legal and ethical standards related to confidentiality in mental health.
  6. Ascertain ethical/legal standards of care.
Outline

CONFIDENTIALITY OF MEDICAL & MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS

Robert Landau 3.0 Ethics

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Importance of Documentation
  • Best Practices/Risk Management: Tips to Avoid Claims and Suits
  • Importance of Peer, Ethics and Legal Consultation
  • Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality and Exceptions
  • Duty to Warn/Protect
  • Relevant Statutes and Regulations
  • Licensing Board Complaints
  • Responding to Subpoenas
  • Working with Attorneys
  • Defending Lawsuits

ETHICAL DILEMMAS: TRENDS, CHALLENGES, & RISKS

Frederic Reamer 3.0 Ethics

  • Trends in Malpractice Claims & Ethics Complaints
  • Ethical Challenges & Risks:

+ Confidentiality + Privacy

+ Informed Consent + Boundary Issues

+ Conflicts of Interest + Digital & Electronic Relationships

+ High-risk Treatment + Termination of Services

+ Defamation + Documentation

+ Impaired Professionals + Privileged Communication

  • Key Concepts: Malpractice, Negligence, & Ethics Violations

ETHICAL DILEMMAS: DECISION MAKING, RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

  • Handling Difficult Ethical Judgments/Decisions
  • Ethics Consultation & Ethics Committees
  • Ethical/Legal Standards of Care
Author

ROBERT LANDAU, JD

Robert P. Landau, JD, is a shareholder at the law firm of Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Pierce, Inc. in Providence and the co-leader of the firm’s Healthcare Group. Mr. Landau is a seasoned litigator who focuses his practice on defending mental health professionals, hospitals, physicians, nurses, dentists, and other health care providers in professional malpractice lawsuits and disciplinary proceedings. He has extensive experience representing social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists and other professionals before their licensing boards, frequently obtaining findings of no unprofessional conduct or administratively closing investigations. He has successfully represented clients in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Mr. Landau has had numerous jury trials with a significant number of defense verdicts. In addition to trying cases to juries, he handles any appellate issues that arise from his matters. He has appeared regularly before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and has a number of reported decisions. In those instances where a trial is not the best course of action, Mr. Landau has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. His presentations to mediators and arbitrators help clients resolve cases on favorable terms.

Mr. Landau is a graduate of Duke University, BS, magna cum laude, and Boston University School of Law, JD, cum laude. He is admitted to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mr. Landau was selected for inclusion on the 2012, 2015 and 2016 Rhode Island Super Lawyer list.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robert Landau is a shareholder at Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Pierce, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Robert Landau has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

FREDERIC G. REAMER, PHD

Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, has been a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, for over 30 years. Dr. Reamer received his PhD from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He chaired the national task force that wrote the current National Association of Social Worker’s Code of Ethics. Dr. Reamer lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of professional ethics and professional malpractice and liability. In addition to ethics, his research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, and public welfare. Dr. Reamer has conducted extensive research on professional ethics and has been involved in several national research projects sponsored by The Hastings Center, Carnegie Corporation, Haas Foundation, and Center for Bioethics of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of chapters on professional ethics in the Encyclopedia of Social Work, the Encyclopedia of Bioethics, and the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics and is the author of many books, including: Risk Management in Social Work: Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action; Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services; The Social Work Ethics Audit: A Risk Management Tool and his latest, On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Frederic Reamer is a Professor, School of Social Work, for Rhode Island College.

Non-financial: Frederic Reamer is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
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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 6.0 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.


Counselors
This intermediate self-study 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.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This self-study 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 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 6.0 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.


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 6.0 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 6.0 (Ethics) continuing education clock hours for completing this self-study package. Course Level: Intermediate.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 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
Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals