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Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 9

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Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 9 is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that addresses a wide variety of ethics and risk management topics, written by experts in the field. Topics include:

Addressing Boundary Issues - Discusses the risks, benefits and ethics of boundary crossings and multiple relationships in therapy.

Consider Risks When Contracting with Commercial Teletherapy Companies - Highlights some of the risks of working with these businesses and suggests some questions clinicians can consider prior to contracting with them.

Ethical Considerations in Hospital Settings - Discusses the unique ethical challenges psychologists in hospital settings face, such as obtaining informed consent in a fast-paced environment, maintaining confidentiality with multidisciplinary teams and providing specialty training supervision.

What is a Disability, Anyway? - Discusses the legal considerations involved in certifying a patient as “disabled” or having a “disability related need.”

Pre-Employment Evaluations for Police and Public Safety - Reviews clinical criteria for completing pre-employment psychological evaluations.

Exposure Varies in Alternative Practice Models - Discusses potential risks and benefits of alternative practice models.

Confidentiality Limited for Service Members - Provides guidance for civilian clinicians that provide mental health services to members of our military.

To Terminate or Not to Terminate? - Offers practice tips for clinicians to use when considering terminating therapy with clients.

Investigation Notice Not Cause for Panic - Illuminates steps you can take to prepare yourself and your practice, now and ahead of time, for the inevitable complaint.

Duty to Warn: Don’t Get Distracted by Legal Cases - Evaluates that laws may change, but the focus of “duty to warn” stays the same.

Taking on a Supervisee - An overview of best practice tips practitioners would be wise to consider before beginning a supervisory role of their own.

African American Families, Diversity and Ethics - A navigators’ guide to traversing the complexity of African American diversity with integrity and effective professionalism.

Protect Yourself from Ransomware - Explores common cyber-security threats and what can be done to mitigate these risks to your practice.

The Importance of Informed Consent - An answer to the question, “When and which elements of informed consent are required in the case of court-ordered evaluation?”

Laws/Rules Vary for Telepsychology Practice - The author discusses the need for researching the ethical and legal guidelines before offering telepsychology services.

Working Ethically with LGBTQ Clients - Explores complications that can arise when treating sexual and gender minority clients and offers suggestions to help the clinician.

Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Clients Require Special Ethical Consideration - This article provides a look at why it is important to offer interpreters to HOH or deaf clients and the ethical concerns associated with it.

How to Fine Tune Consultations - Offers advice on how to determine when a consultation may be necessary and who may be best equipped to provide you the necessary information.

High Quality, Well Documented Patient Care is Risk Management - Explains how developing habits of good practice and judicious competence underlie risk management protocols.

Ethics of Technology and Clinician Responsibility - This article differentiates between the psychological testing and assessment of patients and highlights the dangers of relying on technology and the importance of the clinician’s expertise in the process.

Unique Peer Consultation Issues in Rural Alaska - The author highlights the need for developing connections with trusted peers, who can support the clinician living and working in a rural Alaskan community.

Therapists Vulnerable to Sexual Misconduct Accusations - This article reminds practitioners of the importance of having effective policies, practices, and education in place to protect oneself against allegations of misconduct.

When Being Too Helpful Can Backfire - Discusses the difference between ‘good customer service’ and a therapeutic relationship.

How to Handle Conflicts of Ethics and the Law - Provides examples of times when the Ethics Code conflicts with the law and offers strategies to resolve these conflicts.

Managing Risks of Telepsychology - A brief overview of the possible risks associated with telepsychology.

Supervising in the Age of #MeToo, Trigger Warning and Safe Spaces - A look at the nuances of interactions between supervisors and supervisees in light of the current social and political climate.

Course #31-22 | 2019 | 51 pages | 26 posttest questions


Dec 31, 2029


Counselor CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE



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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Linda K. Knauss, PhD; Joe Scroppo, PhD, JD; Dan Taube, JD, PhD, et al.

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