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Ethical Principles in the Practice of Georgia Mental Health Professionals
Audio CD
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Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
5 hr 25 min
Details:
Multiple audio CD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
ALLAN M. TEPPER, J.D., PSY.D.
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
5/18/2018
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA061160
Objectives
  1. Determine specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  3. Determine which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record in the state of Georgia.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of Georgia.
  5. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Georgia.
  6. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Georgia with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
Outline
Understanding the Legal System
  • Statutes
  • Rules and regulations
  • Case law
  • Finding the law

Legal Exposure
  • Criminal liability
  • Civil liability
  • Licensing complaints
  • Organization complaints

Establishing the Treatment Relationship
  • The professional relationship
  • The legal and ethical principle of informed consent
  • Informed consent as part of the treatment modality
  • Use of and reliance upon written consent forms

Record Keeping Practices
  • Record keeping regulations
  • Items which constitute the record, personal notes vs. charting, raw data, computer printouts and third party records
  • Access to records by written requests, subpoenas and court orders

The Ethics of Duty to Warn
  • Duty to warn potential third-party victims
  • Review of specific Georgia case law governing danger to others
  • A clinical approach to the duty to protect

Treatment of Minors
  • Age of majority
  • Consent to treatment and access to records
  • Clinical implications in the treatment of the older adolescent
  • Treatment of minors in situations of family separation and divorce

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations
  • E-mail correspondence and cell phone contacts
  • Treatment vs. advocacy for patients
  • Professional contacts with attorneys and the legal profession
  • In-court expert testimony
Author

ALLAN M. TEPPER, J.D., PSY.D.

Allan M. Tepper, J.D., Psy.D., is engaged in the private practice of both law and psychology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a psychologist, he specializes in forensic matters and has testified on numerous occasions in cases involving civil, criminal, domestic relations, and death penalty issues. As an attorney, he has extensive trial experience, including the representation of mental health professionals in ethics and licensing board proceedings. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Widener University in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, and at the Philadelphia Chapter of Great Lakes Colleges Association, and an adjunct assistant professor at Immaculate College, Graduate School. Dr. Tepper conducts ethical training for mental health professionals through the United States and is well-known for his engaging style. He publishes frequently in the areas of law and psychology. He is co-author of Pennsylvania Law and Psychology – Third Edition, and Pennsylvania Law, Ethics, and Psychology – Fourth Edition. He received his J.D. degree from Albany Law School and received M.S. and Psy.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania. Visit his website at www.allanmtepper.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Allan Tepper is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Allan Tepper has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
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Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive 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
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Other Mental Health Professionals, Nurses