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    Course ID: PPC061195
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Minnesota Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Length: Full Day

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$19.99

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Description

  • Avoid litigation dilemmas, complaints and malpractice actions
  • The latest updates on HIPAA and Minnesota laws and regulations
  • What every Minnesota Mental Health Professional needs to know to avoid litigation!

Join Susan Lewis, psychologist and attorney, for this must-attend seminar that will prepare you for litigation issues which can put your client, your license and your practice at risk. You will learn how to structure your practice to limit exposure of risk, as well as discover simple records, notes and actions that will protect you in the event of a complaint. Susan will provide you with the following take-home tools to minimize risk:

  • Updates on HIPAA and Minnesota laws and regulations
  • Risk management strategies
  • How to avoid litigation dilemmas, complaints and malpractice actions
  • Best practices in the professional relationship, informed consent and office policies

You will learn through problem-solving discussions that are representative of actual ethical decisions you encounter in your clinical practice. The blending of Susan’s experience as a lawyer, work within the court system and extensive clinical experience makes her a hands-on, knowledgeable instructor!

OUTLINE

Clinician-Client Relationship

  • Law vs. ethics
  • Elements of legal informed consent
  • Nuts and bolts of office policies
    • Records vs. psychotherapy notes
    • What to put in a record
  • Limitations on confidentiality
    • Minnesota case law & danger to others
    • Minnesota duty to warn potential victims
  • HIPAA
    • The latest updates you need to know

Practical Approach to Risk Management

  • Elements of consent
  • Competence & scope of practice
  • Boundary violations/crossings
  • Issues with modern technology
    • Texting, cell phones, e-mail, video psychotherapy
  • Perils of supervision

Litigation

  • Licensing complaints & malpractice lawsuits
    • Minnesota specific statues
    • Minnesota rules and regulations
    • Case law and how to find it

Navigating the Legal System

  • Roles of attorneys
  • Confidentiality/privilege
  • Subpoena & disclosure of confidential information
  • Depositions, interrogatories, expert testimony

Treatment of Minors

  • Minnesota age of majority
  • Consent to treatment
  • Privilege/confidentiality
  • Separation & divorce

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

  • Explain the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and Minnesota limits on confidentiality.
  • Discuss updates on HIPAA and Minnesota laws and regulations.
  • Identify risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  • Describe how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  • Summarize the Minnesota legal system to better your understanding.
  • Outline the differences for treatment of minors.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Susan J. Lewis, Ph.D., J.D., is a licensed psychologist, forensic psychologist and an attorney. Susan has 25 years of experience in clinical practice. She is experienced with a varied clinical population that has included: sex offenders, prison inmates, self-injurious individuals, as well as forensic patients. She has held positions as a clinical program director, supervisor for psychiatry residents and psychology doctoral interns. She has conducted trainings on the interface between law and mental health. Susan teaches The Psychology of Criminal Behavior at Harvard University.

She maintains a private clinical practice in Massachusetts. In her role as a consultant, Susan works with attorneys on controversial issues such as dangerousness, competence to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations in addition to civil and criminal commitment. She also works with attorneys on strategies and how mental illness might impinge on legal decision-making.

She has been adjudicated an expert in almost all of the district and superior courts in Massachusetts. In 2010, she appeared on a talk show analyzing the mental health and legal issues facing Amy Bishop, who stands accused of the murder of three academic colleagues at the University of Alabama.

Her extensive clinical experience makes her a hands-on, knowledgeable instructor. She is engaging and has a wonderful sense of humor, which she brings to her seminars.


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TARGET AUDIENCE

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals

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Credit Information

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. Additional certificates are available for $19.99. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Continuing Education Information:  This activity qualifies for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals. For states that differ from national board approval see details below. For states not listed or do not accept national approvals please contact PESI or your licensing board.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

THIS COURSE INCLUDES 6.0 HOURS OF STATE SPECIFIC ETHICS INSTRUCTION.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

PSYCHOLOGISTS: PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.0 live or 6.0 self-study hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

SOCIAL WORKERS

SOCIAL WORKERS:  PESI, Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2014-January 27, 2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 6.25 live or 6.25 self-study (Ethical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this activity after successful completion of the post test/evaluation form. Course Level: All Levels.

MINNESOTA SOCIAL WORKERS:  PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #:  CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 live or 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

COUNSELORS

COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc, is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. ACEP#: 5637. This activity qualifies for 6.25 live or 6.25 self-study contact hours.

ADDICTION COUNSELORS

ADDICTION COUNSELORS: PESI is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), provider #: 00131. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. This activity qualifies for 7.5 live or 7.5 self-study contact hours.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 380 minutes of live or 6.25 clock hours of self-study 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.

MINNESOTA MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists for 6.25 continuing education credits. Approval #: CE:2013-199. (Expires: 10-31-14).

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS: This activity meets the criteria for an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. PESI, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by theANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 6.0 live or 6.0 self-study contact hours.

OTHER PROFESSIONS: This activity qualifies for 6.25 live or 6.25 self-study continuing education clock hours 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.

Only credits listed are approved. For any other credit inquiries (i.e. state specific or others not listed), please contact cecmi@cmieducation.org or 800-844-8260 BEFORE the event. Additional credit inquiries submitted after the date of the event will not be honored, per board regulations. For all other inquiries, please contact info@pesi.com.

Faculty

  • Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
    • Susan J. Lewis, Ph.D., J.D., is a licensed psychologist, forensic psychologist and an attorney. Susan has 25 years of experience in clinical practice. She is experienced with a varied clinical population that has included: sex offenders, prison inmates, self-injurious individuals, as well as forensic patients. She has held positions as a clinical program director, supervisor for psychiatry residents and psychology doctoral interns. She has conducted trainings on the interface between law and mental health. Susan teaches The Psychology of Criminal Behavior at Harvard University.

      She maintains a private clinical practice in Massachusetts. In her role as a consultant, Susan works with attorneys on controversial issues such as dangerousness, competence to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations in addition to civil and criminal commitment. She also works with attorneys on strategies and how mental illness might impinge on legal decision making. She has been adjudicated an expert in almost all of the district and superior courts in Massachusetts. In 2010, she appeared on a talk show analyzing the mental health and legal issues facing Amy Bishop, who stands accused of the murder of three academic colleagues at the University of Alabama.

      Her extensive clinical experience makes her a hands-on, knowledgeable instructor. She is engaging and has a wonderful sense of humor, which she brings to her seminars.

Course Materials

  • Buy It/Rent It Manual (51 pages)
  • Additional_Participant_CE_Request_Form (3 pages)