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Live Webinar

Ethical Principles in the Practice of Wisconsin Mental Health Professionals


Speaker:
Allan M Tepper, JD, PsyD
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC060675
Brochure Code:
PWZ88327
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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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 Wisconsin.

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 Wisconsin 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 EthicalPrinciples 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.

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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.



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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 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 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. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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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 providers’ 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 Wisconsin 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:      4.5

Total Reviews: 4

Comments

Jean P

"Speaker was knowledgeable and interesting but examples were too extensive. Consequently there was much less time to cover even the majority of items in the outline or know all the answers on the quiz."

Pamela B

"Allan Tepper is a great speaker. I enjoyed this course more than any other I have pursued. He was very engaging. His tempo of delivery was perfect. He presented just the right amount of material. He turned a dry subject matter into a very fun experience. He also was very knowledgeable. I will take any other course(s) that he has in the future. "

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