Home study Courses:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION, SUMMARY AND OUTLINE
Resources and staffing is limited. As a result, clinicians are doing for more than ever before. Today's clinician is confronted with many legal and ethical issues on a daily basis. Understanding and navigating through the maze can be disheartening and confusing. Clinicians often make decisions about what to do without appropriate guidance or knowledge that puts them at risk.
The purpose of this seminar is to assist participants in understanding how legal and ethical practice affects treatment outcomes and can increase or decrease liability. A review of ethical scenarios based on actual practice will afford the participant to understand the practical application of the laws and ethics that govern practice.
Since every discipline has it's own code of ethics, clinicians are often left to interpret them as they apply to practice. Generally, federal law supercedes state law unless the state law is in compliance with the federal law and stricter. This seminar will cover both state specific information as well as federal law. Client rights, HIPPA standards, Tarasoff, standard practices, ethical application of the laws and treatment criteria, suicide assessment, abuse/neglect, commitments, police protective custody, crisis teams, clinician impairment and limitation of liability are all issues covered in this workshop.