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Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 10

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Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 10 is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 26 short articles, written by experts in the field. Topics include:

What Happens Next? Confidentiality after Death - Considers the legal and ethical issues of sharing confidential client records after a patient’s death.
Out-of-Office Encounters May Be Beneficial - Discusses the importance and benefits of out-of-office therapy sessions and encounters with clients.
Court Cases, Market Forces - An overview of court cases that highlight the ways in which regulatory boards may be at risk for an FTC complaint or federal suit.
Closing Practice Not for Faint of Heart - Describes the emotional toll that closing a private practice may have on clinicians and offers practical advice on how to prepare for this transition.
Fee Splitting is Unethical, and Sometimes Illegal - Describes the ins and outs of fee splitting and how to remain both ethical and legal in practice.
3 Questions to Ask HIPAA Vendors – Offers three important questions to consider when selecting a HIPPA service.
Confronting Dissatisfaction with Professional Services - Provides twelve risk management strategies for practitioners to minimize, and hopefully avoid, consumer dissatisfaction and ethical/legal complaints.
Advertising Offers Must be Ethical - Explores how to advertise psychological services both ethically and legally.
Choosing Interpreter Requires Considerations - Raises points to consider when choosing an interpreter for use in clinical practice.
Mass Shootings Unfairly Stigmatizing Mentally Ill - Highlights the issues surrounding media exposure and violent gun crimes, reminding clinicians of the ethical issues regarding mental health and gun violence.
Court Ruling Could Affect Psychologists - The author reflects upon the court rulings in the case of Byrne v Avery Center to highlight the difference between privilege and confidentiality when patient records are under subpoena.
Employee vs Independent Contractor – Why it Matters – Outlines criteria for determining if a clinician should be designated as an employee or independent contractor.
Self-Care is Essential to Risk Management - Explains the importance of self-care, not only for the clinician’s health, but for the good of the practice.
Telepsychology Takes Special Training – An overview of essential elements to consider before launching a telepsychology practice.
New Lawsuit Revives Issue of Duty to Warn - Reminds practitioners of the Duty to Warn of potential threatening behavior from patients and recommends keeping up to date with specific state laws.
Calling out Microaggressions: An Ethical Obligation - Shares an example of a microaggression and suggests a structured, easy to remember, strategy for intervention.
What Kind of Liability Insurance is Best? - Discusses the difference between an Occurrence insurance policy and a Claims-Made policy.
Managing Intoxicated Patients - Provides an overview of common situations and factors practitioners should prepare for and to inform their professional decision making when encountering an intoxicated patient.
Sexually Kinky Clients Present Ethical Issues - Weighs the ethical issues that accompany treating patients who engage in kinky behaviors.
Special Considerations Needed When Working with First Responders - Outlines the difficulties psychologists may encounter in treating first responders and provides suggestions on how to overcome the ethical challenges that may arise during treatment.
Touching Not Always a Violation - Examines the need for discrepancy and compassion when supporting clients and lists the Zur Institute’s Risk Management guidelines.
Child Porn Poses Ethical Dilemma - Clarifies the conflict that a therapist faces when patients reveal they are watching pornography online.
How to Ethically Increase Access to Care During COVID-19 - Considers the importance of thoughtfully navigating the ethics of billing and payment during the pandemic.
Therapy in the Time of COVID-19: A Look at One Ethical Issue – Provides a principle-based decision-making model to guide clinicians who are faced with patients who express intent to circumvent public health measures, placing the well-being of others at risk.
‘Please Don’t Tell My Surgeon’: Managing Privacy, Confidentiality in Integrated Healthcare Settings – Discusses the ethical challenges practitioners may face when working in an integrated healthcare setting.
Minority IQ Scores Boosted to Enable Execution – Examines the issue of boosting IQ scores for minorities in sentencing and briefly explains the outcomes of relevant court cases.
A Guide to Child Custody Evaluations and Expert Testimony – Shares key points to bear in mind before becoming involved with child custody evaluations and expert testimony.
Seeing Domestic Violence Through Another Lens - Considers how men, who are victims of domestic violence, are overlooked and underserved.
Talk of Risks, Side Effects May Lead to Nocebo Effect - Suggests ways to reduce the frequency and severity of Nocebo Effects.

Course #31-39 | 2022 | 55 pages | 20 posttest questions


Dec 31, 2032


Counselor CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE





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The National Psychologist

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