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Ethical Principles in the Practice of Texas Mental Health Professionals
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording (5 hours, 34 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
ALLAN M. TEPPER, J.D., PSY.D.
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
10/24/2014
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA060765
Objectives
  1. Identify state, and administrative laws that impact clinical practice
  2. Explain the ethical and legal principle of informed consent
  3. Identify the notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data that constitute the record
  4. Evaluate current record keeping practices
  5. Discuss how to comply with third party requests for records
  6. Discuss the consent necessary to treat minors and release records of minor’s
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 Texas 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
  • Email 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
For U.S. and Canadian customers, a CE test is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; 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 may be emailed, faxed or mailed to participants completing the post-test/evaluation and paying the CE fee.

**Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


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 7.0 CE in the 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.

Texas Counselors: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


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.

Texas Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists
This activity meets the criteria for an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities.

This self-study material qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


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, 2014 - January 27, 2017. 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 a 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.



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

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