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Ethics with Minors for Pennsylvania Mental Health Professionals: How to Navigate the Most Challenging Issues


Faculty:
Terry Casey
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC055375
Brochure Code:
PLW74611
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

Those of us who treat minors and their families experience a flood of emotions.

There is confusion over changing ethical codes and laws, fear that the actions that we take will lead to long-term developmental damage, and anxiety that at any moment we might unintentionally cross a line that could jeopardize our professional license and put us in legal peril.

In this environment, we can find ourselves impaired in our ability to function as professionals and help our clients. We’re left with more questions than answers to the question, “What Should I do”?

Combining a step-by-step guide to an effective decision-making model, the most updated ethical codes and legal statutes, and lessons from 30 years in the trenches as a clinician and ethics professor, Terry Casey, PhD, HSP, will give you a solid foundation for knowing exactly what to do in situations with minors and their families.

You will have much more confidence about the course of action you take involving mandatory reporting, access to minors’ records, parental rights, boundary issues, touch, and others.

Get the peace of mind that you are ethically serving the needs of your most vulnerable clients.

Credits


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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 live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are 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.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Addiction Counselors

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. 


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 6.25 clock hour(s) 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 offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


School Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. 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.


Illinois Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 6.25 contact hours.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Ethics continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Pennsylvania Social Workers The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Handouts

Faculty

Terry Casey Related seminars and products: 10

PhD, HSP


Terry Casey, PhD, HSP, is a licensed psychologist, health service provider with over 30 years of professional experience, including a 16-year tenure as the director of counseling & psychological services for a non-profit agency with over 30 counselors at over a dozen locations. He is in private practice in Franklin, Tennessee, teaches ethics and professional issues in counseling at Lipscomb University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling, and guest lectures at Trevecca University’s PhD program in Clinical counseling.

Dr. Casey also served for several years as the chair of the ethics committee for the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors’ Association and in an advisory capacity for graduate counseling programs at two universities. He has presented frequently on ethics to organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors, and others. For more information visit his practice website at rencounselingtn.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Terry Casey maintains a private practice. He is an adjunct faculty member at Lipscomb University. Dr. Casey receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Terry Casey is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Additional Resources

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

To order the book, Private Practice Essentials, please visit our product store.


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. Analyze legal and ethical responsibilities when working with minors in clinical practice, per relevant professional codes as well as federal and state laws.
  2. Distinguish between consent and assent and the implication for providing ethical services to minor clients.
  3. Outline confidentiality standard for minor clients and when limits to these standards can be applied to the clinical relationship.
  4. Determine the ethical and legal course of action to take in situations involving conflicting desires of divorced parents of minor clients.
  5. Explain the laws that govern mandatory reporting and how these impact ethical decision making in clinical practice.
  6. Evaluate current clinical practice policies to ensure adequate protection involving issues of boundaries and physical touch.

Outline

WHY WORKING WITH MINORS IS DIFFERENT
  • Vulnerability and power differentials
  • Federal and state laws outlining legal responsibilities
  • Issues involved with older adolescents
CONSENT RULES AND ISSUES INVOLVING MINORS
  • Consent vs. assent
  • Who can provide consent?
  • Parental rights and consent rules
  • Special rules for older adolescents
  • Informed consent process
WHEN A MINOR IS (AND IS NOT) A CLIENT
  • When does an individual become a client?
  • Personal representatives
  • Ethical vs. legal considerations
CONFIDENTIALITY STANDARDS AND LIMITS WITH MINORS
  • Limits of confidentiality
  • Communications with minors and parents
  • Progressive scenarios technique
  • Parental agreements
PARENTAL RIGHTS … AND WRONGS
  • Default rights
  • Special situations
  • Exceptions
CONTROL OF MINORS’ RECORDS
  • Health care vs. educational records
  • HIPAA vs. FERPA
  • Who has access?
  • Responding to requests for records
  • Clinical records and psychotherapy notes
CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF DIVORCED PARENTS
  • Informed consent process
  • Parenting plans
  • Other legal considerations
  • Case example
MANDATORY REPORTING: THE “WHAT”, “WHEN” AND “TO WHOM”
  • Mandatory reporting laws
  • Federal definition of child abuse
  • State laws
  • Ethical considerations
  • Case example
BOUNDARY ISSUES WITH MINORS
  • Social media policies
  • Multiple relationships
  • Power differentials
  • Virtual relationships
  • Texting and messaging
  • Case examples
PHYSICAL TOUCH
  • When it is appropriate, and when it is not
  • Informed consent
  • Organizational policies
  • Case example

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals who work with minors

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