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Ethical Principles in the Practice of Arizona Mental Health Professionals


Speaker:
Allan M Tepper, JD, PsyD
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC061300
Brochure Code:
PWZ91868
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar

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Description

This intermediate level program focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines and standards that impact psychological practice and explores the manner by which clinical and ethical issues affect the everyday practice of the mental health professional in Arizona.

A licensed and practicing psychologist and attorney, Dr. Allan Tepper’s blend of clinical and legal experience allows for a deeper understanding and interpretation of the rules that govern mental health practice in Arizona and allows the attendee to identify specific state laws that affect and govern their practice. Through lecture, real case examples, a review of references including the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct and the seminar manual with state specific policies and regulations; clinicians attending the course will be able to write policies for their practice, explain the content of medical records requirements and analyze their practice’s compliance with state specific ethical and legal requirements. This course will help the practicing clinician to evaluate their record keeping practices and determine which notes and documents are required for medical records to be compliant. Finally, attendees will discuss the provider’s responsibilities related to confidentiality and duty to warn with both adult and minor populations.

Credit

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - 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.


Counselors - Arizona Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona Counselors. The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, pursuant to A.A.C. R4-6-802, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling and approved by a national professional association of counseling, social work or substance abuse counseling. 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. 


Social Workers - Arizona Social Workers

CE credit is available for 6.25 continuing education hours for Arizona Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Social Workers - National ASWB ACE

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Synchronous Distance.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Psychologists - Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Course level: Intermediate.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Arizona Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Arizona marriage & family therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, Section R4-6-802 D. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Addiction Counselors - Addiction Counselors - NAADAC

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. 


Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

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.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 375 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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Speaker

Allan M Tepper, JD, PsyD's Profile

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Allan M. Tepper, JD, PsyD, 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.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Allan Tepper maintains private law and psychology practices. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He is a published author and receives royalties. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Allan Tepper has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 30-minute 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.


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Objectives

  1. Identify specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Determine potential nonsexual boundary violations.
  3. Explain which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements.
  5. List the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law.
  6. Analyze the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.

Outline

Understand the Legal System
  • Statutes
  • Rules and regulations
  • Case law
  • Finding the law
Legal Exposure
  • Criminal liability
  • Civil liability
  • Licensing complaints
  • Organization complaints
Establish the Treatment Relationship
  • The professional relationship
  • The legal and ethical principle of informed consent
  • Informed consent as part of the treatment modality
  • Use of and reliance upon written consent forms
Record-Keeping Practices
  • Record-keeping regulations
  • Items which constitute the record, personal notes vs. charting, raw data, computer printouts and third-party records
  • Access to records by written requests, subpoenas and court orders
The Ethics of Duty to Warn
  • Duty to warn potential third-party victims
  • Review of specific Arizona case law governing danger to others
  • A clinical approach to the duty to protect
Treatment of Minors
  • Age of majority
  • Consent to treatment and access to records
  • Clinical implications in the treatment of the older adolescent
  • Treatment of minors in situations of family separation and divorce
Non-Sexual Boundary Violations
  • Email correspondence and cell phone contacts
  • 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
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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