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In-Person Seminar

Ethical and Legal Challenges of Working with Minors: Tools to Navigate Mandatory Reporting, Documentation, Boundary Issues, and More


Speaker:
Terry Casey, PhD
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP059709
Brochure Code:
CHT92397
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar | DVD
Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga Downtown - Chattanooga, Tennessee (Multiple Locations Available)

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Description

Working with minor clients and their families can feel like navigating a minefield.

There can be confusion over changing ethical standards and laws....

Fear that parental factors may cause complications or interfere with treatment...

Anxiety that at any moment we might unintentionally cross a line that could jeopardize our professional license or otherwise put us in legal peril.

As a result, working ethically and legally with children and adolescents requires that mental health professionals have a special set of knowledge, skills, and resources.

So, join Ethics expert Dr. Terry Casey as he shows you how to integrate ethical and legal requirements into your practice and shares the resources and tools you need that will allow you to focus on what truly matters – the well-being of your young clients.

From consent and confidentiality to reporting child abuse and navigating the nuances of divorced parents, he’s shown thousands of therapists how to make ethical decisions with more confidence and less worry.

In this one-day training, Dr. Casey will break it all down with detailed instruction and real-world examples so you know exactly what to do in some of the most challenging ethical/legal situations you face in your work including:

  • How to strike the right balance between transparency and confidentiality
  • Determine when HIPAA or FERPA applies
  • Consent rules and issues involving minors
  • Ways to navigate boundary issues with minors and their parents
  • Access to a minor’s records
  • And so much more!

Get the peace of mind that you are ethically and legally serving the needs of your most vulnerable clients!

Register today!

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 - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. Please note, your state licensing board determines which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. 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 info@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 your profession.  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 profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


* Credit Note - Ethics

THIS ACTIVITY QUALIFIES FOR 6.25 HOURS  OF general 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 - 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. 


Counselors - Georgia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 related continuing education credit hours for Georgia Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Counselors stated in the rules and regulations of the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage Therapists (Chapter 135-9(f)(3)) state that continuing education programs sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved for related hours. Georgia Counselors may earn up to 15 related hours toward their continuing education requirements per biennial licensure cycle. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Social Workers - Alabama Social Workers

CE credit is available for 6.25 continuing education hours for Alabama 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.


Social Workers - Georgia Social Workers

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


Social Workers - Tennessee Social Workers

This course consists of 6.25 continuing education contact hours for Tennessee Social Workers and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Tennessee Board of Social Workers (Section 1365-01-.09(7)). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Psychologists - Psychologists

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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: Introductory.


Marriage & Family Therapists - 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. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapists. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-02-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of Marital and Family Therapists shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for marital and family therapy in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


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

This activity consists of 6.25 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 activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Physicians - Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 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. 



Speaker

Terry Casey, PhD's Profile

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Terry Casey, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, HSP 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 Nazarene 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 and is a faculty member of Lipscomb University. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Casey receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Terry Casey is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Tennessee Psychological Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselor Association, and others. For a complete list, please contact info@pesi.com.


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Live Event 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.


Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


Objectives

  1. Analyze legal and ethical responsibilities when working with minors in clinical practice.
  2. Describe the circumstances in which a parent/guardian or others can legally provide consent for a minor.
  3. Identify the legal and ethical limits within which parents/guardians or others may access a minor’s private records.
  4. Determine ethical implications associated with boundaries, multiple relationships, and power differentials involving minors and parents/guardians.
  5. Outline confidentiality standards for minor clients and when limits to these standards can be applied to the clinical relationship.
  6. Determine the ethical and legal course of action to take in situations involving conflicting desires of divorced parents of minor clients.

Outline

Society & Vulnerability of Minors: Navigating Ethical and Legal Issues

  • The ethical and legal landscape
  • Vulnerability and power differentials
  • Federal and state laws outlining legal responsibilities
  • Licensing rules
  • Suggestions & resources for avoiding problems and mitigating risk
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

The Necessity of a Decision-making Model

  • The Multiple Perspective Model: Step-by-step guide
  • The five essential perspectives
  • Consult, consult, consult
  • Decision & documentation

Different States, Different Laws!

  • Variability among state laws pertaining to minors
  • Documenting that parents are informed
  • Checking assumptions of parents & minors
  • Guidance to parental & minors rights resources

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

Who is the Identified Client and why this Matters

  • 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

Responding to Requests for Records

  • Health care records vs. educational records
  • HIPAA vs. FERPA
  • Who has access?
  • Clinical records and psychotherapy notes

Caught in the Middle of Divorced Parents

  • Informed consent process
  • Parenting plans
  • Other legal considerations

Mandatory Reporting: The “what”, “when” and “to whom”

  • Mandatory reporting – state laws
  • Federal definition of child abuse
  • Variability among state laws
  • Ethical considerations

Relationships and Boundaries with Minors

  • Social media policies
  • Boundary issues with minors, and parents/guardians
  • Multiple relationships
  • Power differentials
  • Virtual relationships
  • Vulnerability of minors & potential for exploitation
  • Texting and messaging
  • Physical touch: When it is appropriate, and when it is not Informed consent
  • Organizational policies

Vignettes

  • The Phone Intake - reporting abuse & more
  • Client in a Bind – multiple relationships
  • The Dilemma with Julia – disagreeing parents
  • Ashley’s tweets – multiple relationships & more
  • Celeste and Her Father – parental access to records

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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