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California Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on June 11, 2019.
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 1 min
Details:
CD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
SUSAN J. LEWIS, PH.D., J.D.
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
6/11/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA061450
Objectives
  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in California with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in California.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.
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. California case law & danger to others
    2. California duty to warn potential victims
  • HIPAA
    1. The latest updates you need to you
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. California specific statues
    2. California 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
  • California 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 (PESI, 2016) and From Deep Within: A Forensic and Clinical Psychologist's Journey (MacMillan, 2018).

A 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 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.

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