Behavioral health professionals encounter a wide range of challenging ethical issues. Some ethical issues are longstanding, for example, understanding the limits of clients' confidentiality rights and managing complex boundary issues. Other ethical issues are much more recent, for example, understanding new ethics standards concerning practitioners' use of technology to deliver services and communicate with clients.
This webinar will provide participants with an overview of compelling ethical and risk-management challenges in behavioral health. Dr. Frederic Reamer will explore high-risk ethical issues and practical strategies designed to protect clients and practitioners. The webinar will include a series of challenging ethics cases and explore practical steps that professionals can take to manage ethical issues skillfully.
Key topics will include boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, clients' rights, termination of services, and practitioners' and clients' use of technology. Dr. Reamer will discuss relevant ethical standards; statutes, regulations, and case law; national practice standards; documentation; supervision; and consultation.
Why should you Attend: Behavioral health professionals encounter a wide range of challenging ethical issues. Skillful management of ethical issues is essential in order to protect clients and prevent lawsuits and ethics complaints.
This webinar will include "must have" information that will be provided by Dr. Frederic Reamer, who has served as an expert witness and formal consultant in more than 100 malpractice lawsuits and licensing board cases involving behavioral health professionals.
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