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Law & Ethics of Trauma Clinician Self-Care (2016)

Law & Ethics of Trauma Clinician Self-Care (2016)


Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: September 2, 2016 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: Clinical practice with combat veterans can take a significant emotional toll on providers. In this workshop we will address the legal and ethical implications of clinician self-care. We will also consider what the professional literature suggests regarding factors that inhibits effective self-care. Participants will gain the ability to identify an ethically sound, empirically based plan to implement an effective self-care strategy to best support work with 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.


  1. Understand the legal and ethical standards regarding clinician self-care
  2. Explore the connection between lack of clinician self-care and risk of misconduct
  3. Explore some of the barriers to effective clinician self-care
  4. Identify practical ways to implement an effective self-care strategy

Cost: Free!

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.