This seminar will first briefly review sources of legal and ethical guidance and the necessary components of valid, binding informed consent procedures. From there, we will sort through the legal distinctions and complexity of duties regarding reporting sexual abuse, rape, and statutory rape with case examples. Included in this discussion will be general issues regarding the confidentiality rights of minors and responsibilities surrounding the management of self-injurious behavior.
Duty to warn issues will then be discussed with an examination of the divergences in legal and ethical definitions and the binds that are created for the mental health professional when faced with the decision to act or not. Case examples will be discussed in the context of these dilemmas. Time permitting, other current issues such as right-to-die/end-of-life decisions, elder abuse, and the ambiguity of the language of the codes will be addressed. Time for questions and answers will be provided.
This web conference is advanced instructional level and designed to help clinicians:
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Clifton Mitchell's style, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge made a topic that is usually a "yawner" into a fun, engaging and relevant presentation. Loved it! - Marcia Conley, MA, LPC
I always dread this topic because it is usually presented in a dry and boring format. He is correct about trying to answer questions and how it positively impacts your ability to remember. - Darlene Fishel, LCSW
Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.
GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
GoodTherapy.org solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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Premium Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
Clifton Mitchell, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who loves to teach. He has over 20 years of experience as a trainer and keynote speaker and 15 years of experience teaching and writing on ethical and legal issues. He specializes in helping people understand and manage difficult and perplexing ethical and legal issues. His latest training in this arena incorporates an educational game-show format. Dr. Mitchell works as a counseling professor at East Tennessee State University, where he was awarded “Teacher of the Year” in 2002.
Dr. Mitchell is the author of Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients, and his articles appear in popular publications and professional journals such as Perceptual and Motor Skills, Barron’s Financial Weekly, Journal of Personality Assessment, Psychology and Education, The Advocate, and Men’s Health Today. For more information on Dr. Mitchell and his work, please visit www.cliftonmitchell.com.