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Law & Ethics of Lethality & Mandatory Reporting (2017)


Law & Ethics of Lethality & Mandatory Reporting (2017)

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Location: Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

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From: December 1, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: For many clinicians, client lethality and mandatory reporting are some of the most difficult aspects of working in the mental health profession. In this workshop we will examine the applicable Washington State and Federal laws regarding mandatory reporting obligations. We will also discuss the boundaries and standards of clinician liability for client harm to self or others (the Tarasoff rule). Participants will gain increased ability to implement strategies to minimize risk and to limit liability to best support their veteran clients. This course is intended to meet ethics CEU requirements.

Training for Mental & Behavioral Health Professionals: This workshop is open to professionals with mental and behavioral health-related graduate degrees (e.g., MSW, MA, MS, MSN), physicians, dentists, and psychologists (e.g., AMA, ADA, APA), and those professionals who are qualified for membership in, or are members of their respective professional organizations. Graduate students in an accredited mental or behavioral health program may also participate in this training.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the Washington state legal standards regarding duty to warn/duty to protect
  2. Understand the legal and ethical standards regarding mandatory reporting obligations
  3. Explore strategies to minimize clinician liability for client harm to self and others

Cost: Free!

Parking: Ample parking in parking lot; closest to the Senior Center

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.