Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals, 2 Volume Set (4 DVD) - 6 CPD Hours

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Volume I: Understanding Confidentiality, Privilege, Reporting, and Duty to Warn.

Finally, a DVD program to fulfill your CPD requirement that is engaging, entertaining and informative. Also ideal for teaching and clinical trainings.

  • What's the difference between privilege and confidentiality?
  • When are therapists allowed to break confidentiality and when are they required to?
  • When can progress notes or confidential psychotherapy notes be subpoenaed as evidence in a trial?
  • How does a therapist know when to break confidentiality to warn someone of potential danger?
  • What exactly does "reasonable cause to suspect" mean when deciding whether to report child abuse?
  • Is failing to report child abuse an ethical violation, or is it actually a crime?

This comprehensive DVD course will answer all these questions and more. You'll learn how the laws impact your practice, as you watch these lively dramatizations of a judge and her law clerk discuss actual key cases in the creation of mental health laws including Tarasoff and Jaffe V. Redmond. As the judge debates both sides of the argument and makes her decisions, you'll see how court rulings became laws and how they impact clinical, ethical, legal and moral concerns.

From watching this video, you'll know how to:

  • Describe the differences between confidentiality and privilege
  • Define mandated, permitted and authorized breaches of confidentiality
  • Discuss situations in which mental health providers have a duty to warn
  • Explain a mental health professional’s duty to report child and elder abuse
  • Identify common exceptions to confidentiality

The four lively vignettes include incisive commentary by Stephen Feldman, a renowned expert in the fields of both law and psychology. What better way to get your required CPD Hours! Each DVD set comes with the 6 CPD Hours.

Volume II: Dual Relationships, Boundaries, Standards of Care and Termination

A pragmatic, informative and entertaining video offering solutions to the common ethical dilemmas that mental health practitioners face. This video is ideal for classrooms, clinical trainings, and licensed clinicians completing their CPD requirement.

Do you know…

  • Good recordkeeping is what can help you the most if a complaint is brought against you by your licensing board?
  • Ethical rules vary by licensing board and state when it comes to such vital issues as confidentiality and privilege?
  • What makes a boundary crossing a boundary violation, and when that violation becomes unethical and exploitive?
  • The different standards of care as treatment provider and evaluator?

Volume II of this series addresses ethics, and the particular concern of being investigated by one’s licensing board for an alleged violation. Specifically, these four lively discussions between a psychologist, lawyer and journalist cover such murky matters as: bartering, boundaries, touch, self-disclosure, gifts, multiple-member clients such as couples and families, the initiation of treatment, breaches in confidentiality, ending treatment, electronic records, HIPAA, client debt, client suicide and a clinician’s death. Presented by Stephen Feldman, an expert in mental health law, this video lays out simple changes all clinicians can make to protect themselves and their practice. This is an invaluable resource that will dispel doubts and fears, enabling therapists to practice more confidently.

From watching this video, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain different forms of dual relationships and boundary crossings and the complexities they can bring to your practice.
  • Define exactly who your client is, what your role is in the therapeutic relationship, and what legal and ethical obligations you have towards your client.
  • Describe the different purposes, forms and benefits of recordkeeping, and ethical procedures for ending and referring treatment.

About Stephen Feldman, JD, PhD

Stephen Feldman, JD, PhD, is an attorney and psychologist who has practiced and taught both law and psychology from Harvard in the east to Seattle University in the west. He holds a law degree from Harvard and a psychology degree from the University of Nebraska. He has lectured extensively on the law and ethics of mental health practice at conferences and in academic settings. His numerous articles and books include the Washington state volume of the American Psychological Association's series, Law & Mental Health Professionals (co-author). He currently is on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine, and in private practice consulting with counselling services and individual practitioners on legal and ethical problems that arise in the course of practice. He was named the "Distinguished Psychologist" for 2006 by the Washington State Psychological Association.



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To buy Organisational Version of this training pack licensed for use with groups or at training events go to: Organisational Version of “Volume I: Understanding Confidentiality, Privilege, Reporting, and Duty to Warn” page, Organisational Version of “Volume II: Dual Relationships, Boundaries, Standards of Care and Termination” page




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