Product Detail

Ethical Realities of Clinical Practice
Digital Seminar
$189.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Digital Seminar
Author:
BRUCE J SPENCER, MA, PHD, LMHC, LPCC, LMSW, NCC, ADVANCED ETHICAL STUDIES CERTIFICATION
Publisher:
Vyne Education
Copyright:
5/20/2014
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
WDS020016
Objectives
Discuss the purpose and application of ethical standards, while decreasing risk in your practice

Explore how to make educated and objective ethical decisions

Discover how to establish and preserve ethical boundaries and avoid dual relationships

Examine the limits of confidentiality regarding legal and electronic issues

Assess the ethics of documentation and record keeping

Identify common rationalizations that lead to ethical errors

Outline

CODES, STANDARDS, AND CHALLENGES

u          How morality affects ethics

u          The intent and purpose of ethics

u          Steps to ethical decision making

u          Rationalizations that lead to judgment errors

u          Objectivity in the clinical setting

u          Opinions that can harm you

 

TREATMENT PLANS AND DOCUMENTATION

u          Assessments

u          Ethical use of the DSM and related challenges

u          Ethical progress note recording

u          Audit-proofing your records

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

u          Ethical disclosures of limits to confidentiality

u          Informed consent and disclosure

u          Discussing cases with other clinicians

u          Electronic data confidentiality

u          Release of information

u          Avoidance of misleading your clients

 

THE LAW AND COUNSELING

u          Explanation of Tarasoff

u          Duty to warn

u          Risks involved in counseling

u          When harm to self or others is evident

u          Suicidal clients and their rights

u          How to deal with subpoenas and court orders

u          How to ethically respond to complaints and investigations

u          When to seek legal counsel

 

ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY

u          Risks of e-mail, texting, tweeting

u          Social networking ethical risks: Facebook and beyond

u          Internet counseling and your ethical obligations

u          Skype

u          Electronic data systems

 

THE COUNSELING RELATIONSHIP

u          Clinician presence and influence

u          Respecting the client

u          Dealing with abandonment

u          Facilitating and receiving referrals

u          How to handle interruption

 

 

MULTIPLE RELATIONSHIPS

u          The ethics and standards regarding present and future interaction

u          Social contacts with clients

u          Dual relationships

u          What constitutes a boundary infringement/violation?

u          Sexual relationships with clients (past and present)

u          How to confront boundary issues

 

TERMINATING TREATMENT

u          Notification by the client and/or you

u          Expectation of the clinician

u          Completion of treatment goals

u          "Stuck"—the client or you?

u          Compliance with treatment

u          When money affects treatment

u          Over the "edge" with the client

u          Fired by the client—"is it really over?"

 

CLINICAL COMPETENCE—HOW TO INCREASE IT

u          Education (formal and informal)

u          Clinical supervision

u          Clinical experience

u          Advanced training for expertise

u          CEUs and their purpose

u          Licensure (value vs. purpose)

 

SOCIO-CULTURAL ISSUES

u          Western psychology as a basis of practice

u          Older adults

u          Children/families

u          Medically-compromised/end-of-life issues

u          Diversity/cultures

 

CLINICIAN IMPAIRMENT

u          Professional burnout

u          Ethical mandates regarding impaired clinician

 

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT STANDARDS

u          An overview of ethical and professional behavior expectations

Author

BRUCE J SPENCER, MA, PHD, LMHC, LPCC, LMSW, NCC, ADVANCED ETHICAL STUDIES CERTIFICATION

BRUCE J. SPENCER, MA, PhD, LMHC, LPCC, LMSW, NCC, Advanced Ethical Studies Certification, has nearly 40 years of experience as a clinician and administrator of inpatient mental health and chemical dependency programs, including 10 years of independent clinical practice. He holds a doctorate in psychology and has 10 years of experience as an adjunct professor of psychology. Specializing in ethical issues, he has over 1,000 hours of advanced education in ethics, a certification in Advanced Ethical Studies, and has presented ethics seminars for 30 years. He has written curricula for ethics and solution-focused treatment, published numerous articles about ethics, and has presented more than 100 day-long seminars nationwide. He is licensed in Washington (LMHC), New Mexico (LPCC), and Michigan (LMSW), as well as by the National Board of Counselors Association.

Continuing Education Credits
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Audience
Administrators
Social Workers
Counselors
Psychologists
Marriage and Family Therapists
Psychiatric Nurses
School Counselors
School Psychologists
Crisis Intervention Specialists
Case Managers
Substance Abuse Counselors
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Reviews

This course was very helpful in clarifying ethics in my profession that will help protect me. I found the seminar to be very clear, concise, and informative. I got a lot out of the day and plan to change some things in my practice.
Sonia Stevens, Social Worker
Fairfax, VA

Dynamic and interesting speaker. He made what could have been a dry topic interesting, informative, and sometimes funny. Bruce Spencer has an excellent knowledge base on ethics for clinical practice.
Brenda Gillette, Licensed Professional Counselor
Fairfax, VA

Mr. Spencer's ethics seminar is one of the best workshops I've attended. He referenced real legal cases and clinical examples that will help me with clinical decisions I make on a daily basis.
Donna Hanlon, MSW, LCSW
Tacoma, WA