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


Faculty:
Allan M. Tepper, J.D., Psy.D.
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Brochure Code:
PWZ83927
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar

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Description

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 one hour of continuing education mandated by Act 74 of 2016 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 live webcast, however, we do say, “Trust us!!” We guarantee you won’t walk away disappointed.

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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 live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are 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 your profession.  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 profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


Ethics

THIS ACTIVITY QUALIFIES FOR 6.25 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.


Pennsylvania Addiction Counselors

This course has been reviewed and approved for by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This course will award 6.25 PCB Approved Hours of Education.


Pennsylvania Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Pennsylvania Counselors. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors confirms under 49 Pa. Code S.49.36 that CE providers approved by the ACE Program of the Association of Social Work Boards meet the Board standards and qualify as approved providers. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Pennsylvania Counselors 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.


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Pennsylvania MFTs 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.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 6.25 continuing education hours.


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 this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Ethics continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Pennsylvania Social Workers The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.
Pennsylvania Social Workers 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.
Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes 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. 



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Allan M. Tepper, J.D., Psy.D.'s Profile

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Attorney at Law/ Licensed Psychologist


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.

Non-financial: Allan Tepper has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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CD/DVD

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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.

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

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses

Reviews

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Overall:      4

Total Reviews: 687

Comments

Frida R

"The presenter spoke clearly and was expert in his field"

Glenn U

"Great job as always Allan!"

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!"

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