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SDPA Member CE Event - Ethical and Practical Considerations for Private Practice

  • 04/25/2020
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • USD

Ethical and Practical Considerations for Private Practice

by Coastal Continuing Education


April 25, 2020
Saturday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm PST

(this is NOT and SDPA Event)


Earn 6 CE credits to satisfy your Law & Ethics requirement for licensure renewal while participating in this engaging & interactive course!

About this Event

Join us on the beautiful campus at the University of San Diego for an engaging and interactive 6 hour course on legal and ethical issues in mental health. Licensed Mental Health Professionals can earn 6 continuing education credits to satisfy the Law & Ethics requirement for licensure renewal.

Course Description:

Ethical and legal obligations are frequently taught to therapists as a set of rigid rules that must be applied unequivocally. However, the realities of clinical practice are that we are often faced with situations that do not allow for a clear identification and application of relevant laws and ethical guidelines. Broadening our knowledge of law and ethics through a deeper understanding of the standard of care in the clinical practice of psychotherapy can help us feel less anxious and make more informed legal, ethical and clinical decisions. This course will address relevant ethical and legal considerations and the practical application of the following principles: risk management, mandated reporting, limits of confidentiality, informed consent, key issues in treating children and adolescents, record keeping guidelines, telehealth practice, HIPAA guidelines, marketing, responding to requests for records and subpoenas, and establishing a professional will.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the law and ethical principles related to limits of confidentiality including mandated reporting and responding to danger to others

2. Apply legal and ethical responsibilities around informed consent in clinical practice

3. Identify suicide risk assessment methods and empirically supported suicide prevention interventions

4. Practice implementing professional will procedures and practice

5. Summarize the current legal and ethical status of child abuse reporting mandates

6. List requirements for the ethical and legal practice of telehealth mental health services

Coastal Continuing Education is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs,LPCCs, LEPs and RNs in CA. Coastal Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

**We will take an hour break for lunch which can be ordered in advance (see "add-on" when registering for this course), or you can drive off-campus to a number of cafes nearby.

For groups of 3 or more, use Discount Code "GROUP3" for a 10% discount. Be sure to enter & apply the discount code when registering before you enter your personal details in order for the discount to be applied.

Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 processing fee and must be received 14 days prior to be eligible for a refund.

Contact Us:
San Diego Psychological Association
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.  Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92123

Diana Garza
Office Manager
(858) 277-1463
Fax (858) 277-1402

San Diego Psychological Association is a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization.
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