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An Ounce of Prevention: Mental Health Ethics and the Law

Cross Country Education/VYNE


Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Counseling / Social Work / Psychology
Contact Hours:   
Registration Fee:   $179


Objectives
• Discuss how to predict and prevent malpractice actions

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

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

• Recognize 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

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

• 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



Description

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.



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