Understanding the Composite Board Complaints and Investigations Process for...
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"Ethics: Understanding and Avoiding Composite Board Complaints and Investigations for LPC, LCSW and LMFT"
Your Presenter: Eric Groh LPC CPCS NCGC II;
Former President; Composite Board of PC, SW and MFT's
8/5/16, 5 Ethics or Core Hours
Prior participants say...
"This workshop answered questions I've had about our industry for 20 years. I highly recommend this workshop to any professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, or clinical social worker."- Richard Blankenship LPC
"I wish I had taken this workshop when I was initially licensed."- Tamara Ashley LPC
"Eric Groh's ethics workshop was the best ethics CEU that I've attended. He brings a unique and valuable perspective having served on the Georgia State Composite Board. He taught us how the Composite Board would evaluate and respond to a complaint and taught us how to use that model when we are pondering the ethics of something. Eric's ethics workshop gave me peace-of-mind regarding ethics matters. I plan to attend other CEU workshops that Eric offers and would also meet with him for case consultation based on his strong clinical experience and perspective."- Prominent Atlanta LPC.
"I've received a letter from the Composite Board requesting I appear at the board offices- now what?"
"What is a board consent decree?"
"What is the Board process for investigating complaints?
"How do I know when I am violating the law versus violating our ethics?"
"How do I determine when to report a colleague's unethical practice?
"The bottom line for all of us is how do we avoid ethics complaints and not lose our licenses? Ethics courses I have completed have not answered these questions."
Get answers to all of these questions and much more from a former Comp Board Member who approved/denied over 7000 LAPC/LPC applications and investigated over 200 complaints against SW, PC, and MFT/ Participants will work in small groups and learn to think like investigators. Prior participants appreciate Eric's eagerness to share his experience and the non-threatening yet impactful manner in which he greatly simplifies ethics. This is a one-of-a-kind workshop that you don't want to miss!
About Your Presenter:
Eric was appointed by two governors and served for 7 years on the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists. He has provided consulting services to state and federal agencies on Gambling Addiction and Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief. He is President of the non-profit Georgia Council on Problem Gambling and has an Atlanta-based private practice.
1) Participants will develop investigative skills required to make determinations about ethics violations.
2) Participants will demonstrate knowledge of the structure of the board complaints process and the practical application of the rules section, "Ethics".
3) Participants will learn to greatly simplify ethical dilemmas.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in or practicing psychotherapy in the state of Georgia including individuals licensed by the Composite Board and non-licensees who want to know whether they are engaging in unlicensed practice. Agency administrators and supervisors interested in learning more about how the state regulates the practice of their employees.
Friday, January 27, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Druid Chase Office Park
2801 Buford HWY NE Atlanta, Georgia 30329.
"T" Floor Training Room
5 Ethics, Core or Related Hours. Approved by LPCA of Georgia (#6194-16)
**Be in the classroom early. If you are LATE, you may attend but a CEU certificate cannot be issued.**