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Traditional Dilemmas & Evolving Trends in Mental Health Practice

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“Traditional Dilemmas and Evolving Trends in Mental Health Practice: Clinical, Ethical and Legal Considerations”

Presented by Susan Zoline, PhD

This seminar provides 6.0 CEU's to count for the Social Work Ethics licensure renewal requirement.

Seminar Overview:

The field of mental health ethics is constantly changing, requiring practitioners to continually update their knowledge and skills. This workshop will provide an overview of both traditional and contemporary ethical dilemmas faced by mental health professionals, applicable both to beginning and seasoned clinicians. Traditional topics such as boundaries, confidentiality, multiple relationships, termination and management of high risk situations will be addressed from the perspective of current practice trends, with consideration of clinical, ethical, legal and risk management arenas. Emerging areas of ethical challenge, such as the impact of technology on clinical practice, increased prevalence of suicide and threats of violence towards others, recent changes in FOID laws impacting IL mental health practitioners and dilemmas arising from requests for letters of support from mental health professionals will also be addressed. Strategies for approaching and responding to ethical dilemmas as well as guidelines for best practices and risk management will be provided, with particular importance placed on informed consent. Case vignettes will be examined and group discussion will be integrated into the presentation to illustrate the grey areas surrounding these complex issues.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this intermediate-level program, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify three traditional or emerging ethical dilemmas in mental health practice with recommendations for best practices
  2. Demonstrate two clear strategies for maintaining clear professional boundaries regarding the use of technology in clinical practice
  3. Define two changing firearms (FOID) responsibilities for mental health practitioners in Illinois
  4. Describe three empirically supported practices when working with a client who threatens harm to self or others

Presenter Biography:

Susan Zoline, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been involved in practicing, teaching and consulting in the Chicago area for over thirty five years. Dr. Zoline is Professor of Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, where she has been teaching clinical masters and doctoral students since 1988. Dr. Zoline’s areas of professional expertise include professional ethics, suicide, violence and abuse assessment and intervention, clinical supervision and risk management. Dr. Zoline is a longstanding member of the Illinois Psychological Association Ethics Committee which she currently Co-Chairs as well as current Chair of the IPA Academic Section. She has worked clinically in a broad variety of settings and regularly consults and provides workshops to mental health and other professionals, both locally and nationally, on topics related to professional ethics.

For further information about the Turning Point Academy, please visit www.tpoint.org/academy

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