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


Speakers:
Robert Landau, JD |  Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
Duration:
6 Hours 08 Minutes
Copyright:
Nov 09, 2017
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV053345
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar


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. In this comprehensive recording 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.

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**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.  For Planning Committee disclosures, please statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - 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.


Counselors - Counselors

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 the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


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Course Level: Intermediate. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Psychologists - Psychologists

This course is for informational purposes only. No continuing education credit is available. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

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Addiction Counselors - NAADAC

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.


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Speaker

Robert Landau, JD's Profile

Robert Landau, JD Related seminars and products

ROBERTS, CARROLL, FELDSTEIN & PEIRCE, INC


Robert P. Landau, JD, is a shareholder at the law firm of Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Peirce, 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.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Robert Landau has an employment relationship with Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Peirce, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Robert Landau has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Frederic G. Reamer, PhD's Profile

Frederic G. Reamer, PhD Related seminars and products

School of Social Work, Rhode Island College


Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, Professor Emeritus has taught in the graduate program of the school of social work, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island for 40 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 National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and served on the task force that added technology standards to the code. Dr. Reamer lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of professional ethics, professional malpractice and liability, and documentation. In addition to ethics, his research and a 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. Dr. Reamer has been an expert witness and formal ethics consultant in more than 130 litigation and licensing board cases throughout the United States. He is the author of many books and other publications on ethical standards in behavioral health, risk management, and documentation.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Frederic Reamer has employment relationships with Rhode Island College, Rhode Island Department of Corrections, and Providence Police Department Training Academy. He receives royalties as a published author. Frederic Reamer receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Frederic Reamer serves as an advisory board member of Ocean State Stories, Pell Center, Salve Regina University and an advisory editor for the Encyclopedia of Social Work Online.


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Target Audience

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

Objectives

  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.

Outline

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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Comments

Nadia J

"These guys were very effective and I enjoyed it. I will get their books for sure as I really appreciated what they had to say. Great job!"

Meghan A

"Great course!"

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