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Massachusetts Mental Health & The Law 2017: Ethics & Risk-Management from the Legal and Mental Health Perspective


Faculty :
Frederic Reamer  |  Robert Landau
Duration:
Full Day
Brochure Code:
PLW57612
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar
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Description

Experience this unique opportunity as Attorney Robert Landau and Dr. Frederic Reamer collaborate using recent case law and case studies to demonstrate best practice/protocols in mental health law

Join Dr. Reamer and Mr. Landau as they collaborate to deliver an interactive, dynamic presentation on ever-changing mental health laws and protocols. Keeping up-to-date is essential in order to protect your clients and yourself. At this comprehensive one-day seminar you will gain an understanding of risk management, documentation, informed consent, confidentiality, privilege, and ethical issues from both the legal and the social work point of view, to stay on top of issues that arise in everyday clinical situations.

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: This activity is designed to qualify for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this activity. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

 


*ETHICS

THIS SEMINAR QUALIFIES FOR 6.0 HOURS  OF STATE SPECIFIC ETHICS INSTRUCTION. Not all boards allow ethics credit for on-line programs. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


ADDICTION COUNSELORS

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Legal, Ethical and Professional Development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


COUNSELORS - MASSACHUSETTS

This program has been approved for 6.0 Category I MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 08/30/2018


COUNSELORS

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS

This activity consists of 360 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - MASSACHUSETTS AND/OR RHODE ISLAND

This activity has been certified by the FDA/CE Certifications and the Massachusetts (and/or Rhode Island) Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. for professional continuing education. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


PSYCHOLOGISTS

PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 (Ethics) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Handouts

Faculty

Robert Landau Related seminars and products: 1

JD


ROBERT LANDAU, JD, is a shareholder at the law firm of Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Pierce, Inc. in Providence and was the co-leader of the firm’s Healthcare Group from 2012 through 2016. Mr. Landau is a seasoned litigator who focuses his practice on defending mental health professionals, hospitals, physicians, nurses, dentists, and other health care providers in professional malpractice lawsuits and disciplinary proceedings. He has extensive experience representing social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists and other professionals before their licensing boards, frequently obtaining findings of no unprofessional conduct or administratively closing investigations. He has successfully represented clients in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


Mr. Landau has had numerous jury trials with a significant number of defense verdicts. In addition to trying cases to juries, he handles any appellate issues that arise from his matters. He has appeared regularly before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and has a number of reported decisions. In those instances where a trial is not the best course of action, Mr. Landau has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. His presentations to mediators and arbitrators help clients resolve cases on favorable terms.


Mr. Landau is a graduate of Duke University, BS, magna cum laude, and Boston University School of Law, JD, cum laude. He is admitted to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mr. Landau was selected for inclusion on the 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Rhode Island Super Lawyer list.


Speaker Disclosures:


Financial: Robert Landau is a shareholder at Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Pierce, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.


Non-financial: Robert Landau has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Frederic Reamer Related seminars and products: 3

Ph.D., Professor

Rhode Island College


Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, has been a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, for over 30 years. Dr. Reamer received his PhD from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He chaired the national task force that wrote the current National Association of Social Worker’s Code of Ethics.

Dr. Reamer also chaired the ASWB International Task Force that wrote the 2015 Model Regulatory Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice.

Dr. Reamer lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of professional ethics and professional malpractice and liability. In addition to ethics, his research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, and public welfare. Dr. Reamer has conducted extensive research on professional ethics and has been involved in several national research projects sponsored by The Hastings Center, Carnegie Corporation, Haas Foundation, and Center for Bioethics of the University of Pennsylvania.

He is the author of chapters on professional ethics in the Encyclopedia of Social Work, the Encyclopedia of Bioethics, and the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics and is the author of many books, including: Risk Management in Social Work: Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action; Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services; The Social Work Ethics Audit: A Risk Management Tool and his latest, On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Frederic Reamer is a Professor, School of Social Work, for Rhode Island College.

Non-financial: Frederic Reamer is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.


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MACOUCAT Category I
  1. Articulate ethical challenges and risks involving boundary issues from a legal perspective.
  2. Communicate risk management tips to avoid licensing board complaints and lawsuits.
  3. Determine ethical challenges and risks involving boundary issues from a social work perspective.
  4. Implement ethical decision-making protocols to protect clients and minimize risk.
  5. Establish legal and ethical standards related to confidentiality in mental health.
  6. Ascertain ethical/legal standards of care.

CONFIDENTIALITY OF MEDICAL & MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS

Robert Landau 3.0 Ethics

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Importance of Documentation
  • Best Practices/Risk Management: Tips to Avoid Claims and Suits
  • Importance of Peer, Ethics and Legal Consultation
  • Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality and Exceptions
  • Duty to Warn/Protect
  • Relevant Statutes and Regulations
  • Licensing Board Complaints
  • Responding to Subpoenas
  • Working with Attorneys
  • Defending Lawsuits

ETHICAL DILEMMAS: TRENDS, CHALLENGES, & RISKS

Frederic Reamer 3.0 Ethics

  • Trends in Malpractice Claims & Ethics Complaints
  • Ethical Challenges & Risks:

+ Confidentiality + Privacy

+ Informed Consent + Boundary Issues

+ Conflicts of Interest + Digital & Electronic Relationships

+ High-risk Treatment + Termination of Services

+ Defamation + Documentation

+ Impaired Professionals + Privileged Communication

  • Key Concepts: Malpractice, Negligence, & Ethics Violations

ETHICAL DILEMMAS: DECISION MAKING, RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

  • Handling Difficult Ethical Judgments/Decisions
  • Ethics Consultation & Ethics Committees
  • Ethical/Legal Standards of Care
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