Ethical Principles in the Practice of Texas Mental Health Professional
Digital Seminar

Ethical Principles in the Practice of Texas Mental Health Professionals


Faculty:
Allan Tepper
Duration:
5 Hours 31 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 26, 2018
Product Code:
POS060765
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Many continuing education ethics programs are generic in nature. Many continuing education ethics programs stress risk management strategies to the detriment of the attendees, especially if an attorney presenter is involved.

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 Texas. 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 the manual utilized in this seminar. The manual materials are not generic in nature. All of the written materials are state specific to Texas.

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

**

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 (Self-Study)

This self-study course 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 (Self-Study)

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 (Self-Study)

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.


Counselors - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists (Self-Study)

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. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.0 contact hours. Expires: 10/26/2021.


Psychologists

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 this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Social Workers (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.0 (Ethics) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

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 Tepper Related seminars and products: 17

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 conducts ethical training for mental health professionals throughout the United States and is well-known for his engaging style. 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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Additional Resources

To order the book, Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians, please visit our product store.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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 Texas.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of Texas.
  5. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Texas.
  6. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Texas 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 thirds-party victims
  • Review of specific Texas 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
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses

Reviews

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Overall:     4

Total Reviews: 155

Comments

James A - GONZALES, Texas

"Excellent speaker! Excellent topics!"

Gary C - PLANO, Texas

"Allan Tepper was excellent. He was relaxed and interesting. Enjoyed the seminar"

Tameca M - DALLAS, Texas

"Very Informative!"

Joseph W - AUSTIN, Texas

"Great presenter -- animated, interesting, good sense of humor, and knowledgeable."

Christine G - KELLER, Texas

"Great to cover recent changes in requirements and laws."

cristina p - cedar park, Texas

"Overall satisfied with the online class "

Patricia N - BRYAN, Texas

"Even thought I am educated and knowledgeable regarding most of the topics, I really appreciated the very direct manner in which the speaker added detailed information to all areas of concern."

BETTY R - MISSOURI CITY, Texas

"over all very pleased"

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