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Law and Ethics: An overview of law for mental health professionals - 6 CEs

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Hyatt Place Washington, DC/US Capitol

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Law and Ethics: An overview of law for mental health professionals (6 CEs)

Helping mental health professionals understand how to operate within the complex legal environment.

Health care professionals practice in an environment that is complex, with many regulations, laws and standards of practice. Health care practitioners of all sorts face the risk of being sued for malpractice. It is incumbent upon practitioners to know the professional boundaries to engage in ethical decision-making, which minimizes risk and increases efficacy in the helping professions.

This course is meant to expose attendees to the ways in which social work, counseling, and psychology intersect with the law. We present basic legal concepts, describe the workings of the court system, and share strategies for avoiding malpractice. In this course, we will cover the following topic areas:

  • Understand how mental health workers can operate within the legal environment
  • Explore how competent practice can influence legal processes and outcomes
  • Examine how law and the social work, counseling, and psychology codes of ethics intersect in relation to particular populations and these respective fields of practice
  • Discuss why legal decisions might differ from social work, counseling and psychology decision-making
  • Distinguish between case law and statutory law and understand the role of each

This live, face-to-face course is for 6 CEs. One CE contact hour is equal to 60 minutes of a learning activity. Attendees must participate in all sessions for which they registered and complete a course evaluation.

CE certificates will be issued on the same day and at the end of the class.

This course is targeted, but not limted, to the following: new graduates (BSW or MSW) or individuals who have recently changed fields of practice; individuals with a year or more experience in the relevant field of practice; and individuals with several years of experience in related work.

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Parking and other transportation

Both metered and hotel parking are available. The location is easily accessible by Metro and off the NoMa–Gallaudet Metro Stop, which is 2 blocks away.

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* Social Workers: Will to Health is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Association of Social Workers, which includes approval in all states except Idaho, Oregon, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, and Michigan. Please click the links for more details. * Licensed Professionals Counselors: Will to Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP Provider No. 6909, Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Will to Health is solely responsible for all aspects of its programs.* Maryland Psychologists: The following organizations and their approved CE sponsors are authorized sponsors of continuing education acceptable to the Board: National Association of Social Workers. Maryland COMAR 10.36.02.06. * Texas Psychologists: At least half of the required 20 hours must be obtained from or endorsed by a provider listed in Board rule 461.11(c)(3), which includes formally organized groups providing professional development that is directly related to the practice of psychology, such providers professional associations relating to other mental health professions such as psychiatry, counseling, or social work. * Other Professions: These educational offerings qualify for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Please save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your board for specific filing requirements.

What is the refund policy?

To receive a transfer credit to a future workshop of equal or lesser value ONLY, cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the start date of workshop.

Any cancellations made less than 72 hours of the start date of workshop will only be eligible for a transfer PLUS will be subject to $50 transfer fee.

Questions and Concerns

If you have complaints, questions, or concerns, please call (866) 445-7507 or email Dr. Roosevelt Cohens, LICSW, LCSW-C at rcohens@willtohealth.com.

If you have complaints, questions, or concerns, please call (866) 445-7507 or email Dr. Roosevelt Cohens at rcohens@willtohealth.com.


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