Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips 9 is a new 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 26 short articles, written by experts in the field.
The articles included in Ethics & Risk Management 9 are:
- Addressing Boundary Issues – Discusses the risks, benefits, and ethics of boundary crossings and multiple relationships in therapy.
- Consider Risks When Contracting with Commercial Teletherapy Companies – Highlights the risks and provides suggestions for working in e-therapy.
- Ethical Considerations in Hospital Settings – Discusses the unique ethical challenges professionals in hospital settings face.
- What is a Disability, Anyway? – Discusses the legal considerations involved in certifying a patient as “disabled” or having a “disability related need.”
- Pre-Employment Evaluations for Police and Public Safety – Reviews clinical criteria for completing pre-employment psychological evaluations.
- Exposure Varies in Alternative Practice Models – Discusses potential risks and benefits of alternative practice models.
- Confidentiality Limited for Service Members – Provides guidance for civilian clinicians that provide mental health services to members of our military.
- To Terminate or Not to Terminate? – Offers practice tips for clinicians to use when considering terminating therapy with clients.
- Investigation Notice Not Cause for Panic – Illuminates steps you can take to prepare yourself and your practice, now and ahead of time, for the inevitable complaint.
- Duty to Warn: Don’t Get Distracted by Legal Cases – Evaluates that laws may change, but the focus of “duty to warn” stays the same.
- Taking on a Supervisee – An overview of best practice tips practitioners would be wise to consider before beginning a supervisory role of their own.
- African American Families, Diversity and Ethics – A navigators’ guide to traversing the complexity of African American diversity with integrity and effective professionalism.
- Protect Yourself from Ransomware – Explores common cyber-security threats and what can be done to mitigate these risks to your practice.
- The Importance of Informed Consent – An answer to the question, “When and which elements of informed consent are required in the case of court-ordered evaluation?”
- Laws/Rules Vary for Telepsychology Practice – Discusses the need for researching the ethical and legal guidelines before offering telepsychology services.
- Working Ethically with LGBTQ Clients – Explores complications that can arise when treating sexual and gender minority clients and offers suggestions to help the clinician.
- Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Clients Require Special Ethical Consideration – Provides a look at why it is important to offer interpreters to HOH or deaf clients and the ethical concerns associated with it.
- How to Fine Tune Consultations – Offers advice on how to determine when a consultation may be necessary and who may be best equipped to provide you the necessary information.
- High Quality, Well Documented Patient Care is Risk Management – Explains how developing habits of good practice and judicious competence underlie risk management protocols.
- Ethics of Technology and Clinician Responsibility – Differentiates between psychological testing and assessment of patients and highlights the importance of the clinician’s expertise in the process.
- Unique Peer Consultation Issues in Rural Alaska – Highlights the need for developing connections with trusted peers, who can support the clinician living and working in a rural Alaskan community.
- Therapists Vulnerable to Sexual Misconduct Accusations – Reminds practitioners of the importance of having effective policies, practices, and education in place to protect oneself against allegations of misconduct.
- When Being Too Helpful Can Backfire – Discusses the difference between ‘good customer service’ and a therapeutic relationship.
- How to Handle Conflicts of Ethics and the Law – Provides examples of times when the Ethics Code conflicts with the law and offers strategies to resolve these conflicts.
- Managing Risks of Telepsychology – A brief overview of the possible risks associated with telepsychology.
- Supervising in the Age of #MeToo, Trigger Warning and Safe Spaces – A look at the nuances of interactions between supervisors and supervisees in light of the current social and political climate.
Course #31-22 | 2019 | 51 pages | 26 posttest questions
Ethics & Risk Management 9 provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).
Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.
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Professional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. We are approved to sponsor continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board and Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).
PDR offers over 150 accredited online CE courses for healthcare professionals.
Target Audience: Psychologists, School Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs), Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), and Teachers