Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy I
As professional ethics codes, regulations and case law become increasingly complex, busy practitioners often find it difficult to keep up with these developments and may unknowingly be at increased risk for lawsuits or ethics and licensing complaints. This is the first in a sequence of two online workshops presented by Dr. Dan Taube. If you have not taken an online Ethics course, this is a good one to start with. If you have already taken this course, you can sign up for part II by clicking here.
Participants will be able to describe the difference between foreseeable and unforeseeable risks and the implications of these two types of risk for psychotherapeutic practice
Participants will describe at least three specific practices for reducing risk
Participants will be able to describe what HIPPA requires them to do regarding record handling
Participants will identify specific situations in which reporting regarding youth and sexual behavior is mandatory and when it is discretionary
Dan Taube, JD, PhD, is a Professor in the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco at Alliant International University and past Psy.D. Program Director. His areas of expertise include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, addictions, disability and parenting. Dr. Taube is a frequent presenter in mental health workshops and forums thoughout the State of california.
Dr. Taube received his law degree from the Villanova University Doctoral Program in Psychology and Law (1985) and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University (1987).
This is our most popular Continuing Education workshop. It provides an organized, coherent overview of recent ethical, regulatory and other legal changes that affect professional practice. Topics include:
- Reducing Risk
- Rules & Standards
- Obligations & Immunity
- Reporting Requirements