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In-Person Seminar

Ethical Principles in the Practice of Virginia Mental Health Professionals


Speaker:
Allan M Tepper, JD, PsyD
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP061945
Brochure Code:
NOR88966
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD
Location:
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel - Norfolk, Virginia (Multiple Locations Available)
Dates:

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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 Virginia.

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 Virginia 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 Ethical Principles 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.

Credits


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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. Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation 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. 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. 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 below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 



Speaker

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 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 - Fourth Edition. He received his JD degree from Albany Law School and received MS and PsyD degrees in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania. Visit his website at www.allanmtepper.com.

 

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.


Alternate Dates

Ethical Principles in the Practice of Virginia Mental Health Professionals
Wed, Jun 07, 2023 - 08:30am to 04:30pm EDT - Product Code LIP061945
Richmond, Virginia
Ethical Principles in the Practice of Virginia Mental Health Professionals
Thu, Jun 08, 2023 - 08:30am to 04:30pm EDT - Product Code LIP061945
Charlottesville, Virginia
Ethical Principles in the Practice of Virginia Mental Health Professionals
Fri, Jun 09, 2023 - 08:30am to 04:30pm EDT - Product Code LIP061945
Fairfax, Virginia

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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.


Facility Details

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Objectives

  1. Identify specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Write policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent that are consistent with state laws and requirements.
  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 provider’s 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 records, 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 Virginia 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
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      4

Total Reviews: 6

Comments

Kate H

"Allen was knowledgeable and engaging throughout the presentation."

Location

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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777 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, Virginia 23510, United States
(757) 622-6664
www.sheratonnorfolkwaterside.com

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