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An Ounce of Prevention: Mental Health Ethics & the Law
An Ounce of Prevention: Mental Health Ethics & the Law

Where:  MARIETTA, GA

When:  Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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$219.99
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$209.99
2-4 Group Rate: per person
$199.99
5+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

HILTON ATLANTA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
500 POWDER SPRINGS ST
MARIETTA,GA 30064
Phone: 770.427.2500
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Avoid Unnecessary Liability and High-Risk Situations
Mental health providers are not lawyers; mental health providers don't want to be lawyers. But providers face complicated issues because of their special relationship with clients. How can you be a caring helper and still protect yourself from lawsuits, licensing board complaints, and liability? How can you enjoy helping the people you've been trained to help while maintaining simple and manageable records that will protect you? This seminar will introduce you to both the essential demands of professional liability and the regulatory demands that mental health providers face. You will learn how to structure your practice and your business to limit exposure to risk, as well as discover simple records, notes, and actions that will protect you in the event of a complaint. Stop feeling overwhelmed by lawyers and the law. Allow Dr. Flynn to empower you in your practice and impart the knowledge to implement these processes immediately, which will enable you to avoid many possible high-risk situations with clients.

  • Explain how to predict and prevent malpractice actions

  • Describe the paper trail and the importance of having everything in writing for every client

  • Examine possible business structures and how to avoid unnecessary liability from your colleagues' misconduct

  • Determine what to expect and what to do if a client complains to your licensing board

  • Identify the essential practices of record keeping in order to protect yourself in the event of a licensing board investigation

  • List various high risk situations and how to most efficiently handle them

  • Identify what to do if you receive a summons to appear or to supply client records

  • In case of someone else's lawsuit, discuss how to avoid testifying when it is not necessary

  • Psychiatrists 

  •  Psychologists 

  •  Social Workers 

  •  Counselors 

  •  Marriage and Family Therapists 

  •  Pastoral Counselors 

  •  School Counselors 

  •  Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors 

  •  Mental Health Nurses 

  •  Mental Health Nurse Practitioners 

  •  Case Managers 

  •  Mental Health Office Managers 

  •  Hospital Risk Managers

  • ​ Lawyers who represent mental health agencies and professionals

MICHAEL FLYNN, JD, PHD

MICHAEL FLYNN, JD, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of clinical practice, as well as a practicing attorney in Texas. For two decades, Dr. Flynn regularly conducted psychological evaluations and provided expert testimony and legal consultation for litigants, defendants, and agencies in matters of disputed custody, criminal defense and competency, personal injury, employment disputes, testamentary capacity, and licensing board complaints. 

For the past ten years Dr. Flynn has represented mental health professionals, providing legal advice and assistance responding to licensing board complaints and investigations, answering record subpoenas, and attending deposition and court appearances with mental health professionals. Dr. Flynn has also assisted mental health professionals with understanding how to use business organizations to streamline office management and protect themselves from liability.

Dr. Flynn received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University, his Master of Science degree and Doctorate in clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas, and his Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He is a member of the American College of Forensic Psychology, the Texas Psychological Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Tarrant County Family Law Association, and other local groups in Fort Worth, Texas. He has taught abnormal psychology, human development, and personality theory at the University of North Texas, Texas Women’s University, and Holy Family College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Flynn’s wealth of knowledge and experience make him an unforgettable and dynamic instructor! Learn more about him at www.michaelflynnjdphd.com

Disclosure:
Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
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This course has been approved by Vyne Education, LLC., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600, Vyne Education, LLC. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.


Case Managers
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This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00026551 Approval Number: 170001557. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.

Counselors: This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Marriage & Family Therapists: This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Nurse Practitioners
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.


Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.


Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.


Office Managers
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An Ounce of Prevention: Mental Health Ethics & the Law meets the criteria of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) and is approved for 6 CEUs. Index Number gQxYr-GyXYw.


Psychologists
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.


Social Workers
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Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1-27-15 to 1-27-18). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Ethics continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.


Ethics
This educational offering is offered for 6 hours of continuing education of which 6 hours includes discussion of ethics issues.


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


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

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"Not your usual, boring ethics seminar. Wearing both his psychologist and lawyer hats, Dr. Flynn presents very useful and practical information in easy to understand language."

 "I leave Dr. Flynn's presentations feeling empowered versus scared to death and stupid."
-Amy Meyer, PA
Frisco, TX

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