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Digital Seminar

Rhode Island Mental Health & The Law - 2020


Faculty:
Robert Landau |  Frederic G. Reamer
Duration:
Approx. 6 Hours
Copyright :
Sep 23, 2020
Product Code:
POS030030
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webinar


Description

Watch 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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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**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.



Faculty

Robert Landau Related seminars and products: 2

JD


ROBERT P. 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, 2017 and 2018 Rhode Island Super Lawyer list.


Frederic G. Reamer's Profile

Frederic G. Reamer Related seminars and products: 5

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 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 Disclosures:

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.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Objectives

  1. Discuss ethical challenges and risks involving boundary issues from a legal perspective.
  2. List risk management tips to avoid licensing board complaints and lawsuits.
  3. Consider ethical dilemmas clinicians face surrounding boundary setting with clients in clinical practice.
  4. Utilize an ethical decision making framework to recognize, analyze, resolve or prevent ethical dilemmas in your clinical practice.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Rhode Island.
  6. Articulate ethical/legal standards of care as it relates to clinical practice.

Outline

Attorney-Based Risk Management Strategies – Robert Landau
  • Insurance coverage
  • Importance of documentation
  • Best practices/Risk management: Tips to avoid claims and suits
  • Importance of peer, ethics and legal consultation
  • Licensing board complaints
  • Responding to subpoenas
  • Working with attorneys
  • Defending lawsuits
  • Trends in malpractice claims & ethics complaints
  • Informed consent
  • Confidentiality
Ethics & Risk Management: The Behavioral Health Perspective - Frederic Reamer
  • Trends in malpractice claims & ethics complaints
  • Ethical challenges & risks:
    • Confidentiality
    • Informed consent
    • Conflicts of interest
    • High-risk treatment
    • Defamation
    • Impaired professionals
    • Privacy
    • Boundary issues
    • Digital & remote services and relationships
    • Termination of services
    • Documentation
    • Privileged communication
  • Key concepts: malpractice, negligence & ethics violations
  • Handling difficult ethical judgments/decisions
  • Ethics consultation & ethics committees
  • Ethical/legal standards of care

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Risk Managers
  • Addiction Professionals
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses

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