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Ethical & Risk Management Strategies for Mental Health Professionals

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Ethical & Risk Management Strategies for Mental Health Professionals

Friday October 25th, 2019

9:00am to 12:15pm

Registration Opens at 8:45am

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

325 N. Wells Street

Room 407/412

Chicago, IL 60654

Program Offers 3 APA CEs for Psychologists and 3 CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is located in downtown Chicago and is accessible via public transportation. For information about parking, click here.

Workshop Description:

This three-hour workshop will explore approaches to ethical and legal issues that commonly arise in therapeutic practice. Topics covered in this program will include: the Illinois Mental Health Confidentiality Act, proper note taking and retention of records, psychotherapy and cyberspace, boundary violations, treatment of minors, and termination issues. Attendees will have ample time to ask questions, and we will hand out and discuss hypothetical scenarios.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory-level workshop, participants will be able to:

(1) Explain how the Illinois Mental Health Confidentiality Act applies to their practice, including exceptions to The Act.

(2) Identify and describe legal and ethical issues pertaining to therapy over the internet and other electronic mediums.

(3) Prepare charts and notes properly.

(4) Describe the ethical and legal ramifications of boundary violations.

(5) List the legal and ethical issues to consider when terminating with a patient.

Professional Bio of Scott Hammer, Attorney

Scott Hammer received his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and earned his J.D. at John Marshall Law School. For over 30 years he has concentrated his practice on representing mental health professionals. He has considerable experience in handling mental health malpractice cases, risk management issues, mental health confidentiality, contracts, and defense of licensure actions. Scott is the past Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Mental Health and Disability Law Committee and past Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Mental Health Law Section Council. He is Of Counsel to the national litigation law firm Wilson Elser. He has handled more psychiatric malpractice cases and events than any other attorney in Chicago. Over the past several years, Scott has presented a number of workshops addressing legal and ethical issues in professional psychology at the Illinois Psychological Association’s annual convention.

Program Standards and Goals

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.2: Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychological practice, education, or research.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 2: Program will enable psychologists to keep pace with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, prevention, intervention, and/or education, as well as important relevant legal, statutory, leadership, or regulatory issues.

Workshop Schedule:

8:45am: Registration Opens

9:00am: Workshop Begins

10:30am: 15-Minute Break

10:45am: Break Ends/Workshop Resume

12:15pm: Workshop Ends

Registration and Fees:

General Admission: $100.00

TCSPP Faculty, Staff, & Alumni Admission: $75.00

TCSPP Current Site Supervisor & Community Partner Admission: $75.00

TCSPP Student Admission: $20.00

Non-TCSPP Student Admission: $20.00

Refund Policy:

100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.

References:

(1) American Psychological Association. (2014). Guidelines for the practice of telepsychology. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/telepsychology.aspx

(2) American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx

(3) American Psychological Association. (2007). Record keeping guidelines. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/record-keeping.pdf

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Target Audience: All mental health professionals. Graduate students welcome.

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available 3 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors.License Number: 197.000159

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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