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Digital Seminar

Ethical Principles and the Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Suicide Risks for Pennsylvania Mental Health Professionals


Faculty:
Allan M. Tepper
Duration:
5 Hours 42 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 05, 2017
Product Code:
POS060180
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Explore ethics in a meaningful, practical & helpful manner
  • Apply ethics to everyday practice
  • Review the assessment, treatment, and management of suicide risks

Many continuing education ethics programs are generic in nature. Often, such programs stress risk management strategies to the detriment of the attendees, especially when the program is presented by an attorney.

This program is different. Rather than avoiding clinical issues, this program explores the manner by which clinical and ethical issues affect the everyday practice of the mental health professional in Pennsylvania. This unique blend of clinical and ethical concerns allows for a more meaningful understanding and interpretation of the rules that govern mental health practice.

These goals are reached through the experience and the interactive style of the presenter, Allan M. Tepper, J.D., Psy.D. Different from other individuals who possess joint degrees in psychology and law, Dr. Tepper actually maintains an active psychology practice and an active law practice. He functions as a clinician, and he represents mental health professionals who experience legal difficulties. In this regard, Dr. Tepper brings an extremely unique perspective to the practical understanding of ethics.

These goals also are reached through an updated manual utilized in the seminar. The manual materials are not generic in nature. All of the written materials are state specific to Pennsylvania.

This seminar fulfills the Act 74 of 2016 one hour of continuing education mandated for all Pennsylvania licensed psychologists; licensed social workers; licensed professional counselors; and licensed marriage and family therapists. When interacting with an attorney, it sometimes is difficult to hear the words, “Trust me.”

For this seminar, however, we do say, “Trust us!!” We guarantee, you won’t walk away disappointed.

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:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. 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.

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 self-study activity includes 6.0 hours of STATE SPECIFIC ethics instruction. Not all boards allow ethics credit for self-study products. 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 self-study 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

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


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and 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

This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 10/05/2017. It was last reviewed on 12/21/2018 and is valid until 12/21/2021.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Pennsylvania Psychologists Suicide ACT 74

1.0 clock hour(s) of this activity consists of continuing education instruction in the assessment, treatment and management of suicide risks.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.0 (Ethics) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

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.


Other Professions

This self-study 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

Allan M. Tepper Related seminars and products: 10

J.D., Psy.D., Attorney at Law/ Licensed Psychologist

Private Practice


Allan M. Tepper, J.D., Psy.D., is engaged in the private practice of both law and psychology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a psychologist, he specializes in forensic matters and has testified on numerous occasions in cases involving civil, criminal, domestic relations, and death penalty issues. As an attorney, he has extensive trial experience, including the representation of mental health professionals in ethics and licensing board proceedings. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Widener University in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, and at the Philadelphia Chapter of Great Lakes Colleges Association, and an adjunct assistant professor at Immaculate College, Graduate School.

Dr. Tepper frequently conducts ethics training for mental health professionals throughout the United States and is well-known for his engaging style and knowledge of each State's laws and regulations. He publishes frequently in the areas of law and psychology. He is co-author of Pennsylvania Law and Psychology - Third Edition, and Pennsylvania Law, Ethics, and Psychology - Fourth Edition. He received his J.D. degree from Albany Law School and received M.S. and Psy.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania. Visit his website at www.allanmtepper.com.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Allan Tepper is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Allan Tepper has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Outline

Understanding the Legal System

  • Statutes
  • Rules and regulations
  • Case law
  • Finding the law

Legal Exposure

  • Civil liability
  • Licensing board complaints
  • Criminal liability

Establish the Treatment Relationship

  • The professional relationship: beginning and end
  • The legal and ethical principle of informed consent
  • Informed consent as part of the treatment modality
  • Use of and reliance upon written consent forms

Assessment, Treatment and Management of Suicide Risks

  • Statistics and populations at risk
  • Assessment of risk
  • Screening tools and interview techniques
  • Securing of outside records
  • Cognitive interventions
  • Use of concrete and outside management resources
  • Documentation

Record-Keeping Practices

  • Record-keeping regulations
  • Items which constitute the record
  • Access to records via written requests, subpoenas and court orders

The Ethics of Duty to Protect and Warn

  • Duty to protect by warning potential third party victims
  • Review of specific Pennsylvania case law governing danger to others
  • A clinical approach to the duty to protect by warning

Treatment of Minors

  • Age of majority
  • Consent to treatment and access to records
  • Treatment of minors in situations of family separation and divorce

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

  • Email correspondence, cell phone and texting
  • Treatment vs. advocacy for patients
  • Professional contacts with attorneys and the legal profession
  • In-court expert testimony

Objectives

  1. Determine specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  3. Determine which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record in the state of Pennsylvania.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of Pennsylvania.
  5. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Pennsylvania.
  6. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Pennsylvania with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  7. Articulate issues related to the assessment, treatment and management of clients at risk to die from suicide.

Reviews

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Overall:      3.9

Total Reviews: 367

Comments

Carolyn V

"Presenter was extremely knowledgeable and offered excellent info in this course!"

Lisa F

"The presenter was extremely knowledgeable. I plan on attending another one of his seminars in the future."

Jennifer H

"excellent communicator "

Lyn H

"Very engaging, personable and knowledgeable presenter. Would have liked to have some slides to summarize key points for primary topics."

James W

"good presentation"

Judith F

"Helpful in many ways, i.e.legal and therapeutic. Especially helpful for distance therapy"

Eileen C

"As always, Dr. Tepper is engaging and very informative, providing a great balance of refresher material and new, current topics in Ethical practice."

marisa t

"Thank you Dr. Tepper!"

Heather K

"I really enjoyed this!"

Jody S

"Appreciated response to emailed questions."

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