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Ethical Principles in the Practice of Texas Mental Health Professionals


Faculty:
Allan M. Tepper
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC060765
Brochure Code:
PWZ83837
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: 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.
 

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Allan M. Tepper's Profile

Allan M. Tepper Related seminars and products: 10

J.D., Psy.D., 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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Program Information

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. Identify specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing andmaintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Write policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent thatare consistent with state laws and requirements.
  3. Explain which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an officialmedical record.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance withethical and legal requirements.
  5. List the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and dutyto warn law.
  6. Analyze the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populationswith 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, persona 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 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: 365

Comments

Rebecca C

"He is most effective ethics presenter I have experienced"

Paul H

"I love Allan. It is a dry subject that he made very enjoyable. He is outstanding!"

Kathleen T

"Great information and examples. "

Jose A. c

"Excellent presenter"

James A

"Excellent speaker! Excellent topics!"

Gary C

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

Tameca M

"Very Informative!"

JOSEPH W

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

Christine G

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

cristina p

"Overall satisfied with the online class "

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