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The Legal and Ethical Issues for Psychotherapists

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Time: 10AM-4:00PM

Credits: 6 CEUs (NYS LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, Psychologists)

Location: Live Webinar

Instructor: Bruce Hillowe, JD, PhD, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Cost: $209 Individual Rate, $199 Early Bird (by 4/30/22), $189 3+ Group Rate (each, same organization), $179 Super Saver (by 3/31/22)

[*Larger groups (same organization) – call for Special Rates*]


This workshop will review the essential ethical and legal background for the provision of psychotherapy by LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs and PhDs in New York State. Practitioners will be provided with templates for record-keeping, informed consent, HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices, authorizations for the release of patient information, and forms for the denial of access to patient information. 

Focus on:

• 1. Beginning and planning treatment

• 2. Informed consent

• 3. Special issues in treating children, and child abuse reporting

• 4. Assessing and managing at-risk patients

• 5. Access to treatment records by patients

• 6. Confidentiality, privilege and disclosures to third parties

• 7. Terminating treatment and avoiding abandonment

• 8. Malpractice and professional discipline


Educational Objectives:

      • Learn current and basic ethical and legal backgrounds for psychotherapy practice

      • Plan and prepare to implement record-keeping and documentation requirements for psychotherapy practice

      • Analyze the process of the evaluation, reporting, and recording of at-risk patients and circumstances

      • Apply risk management principles without compromising clinical integrity

      • Utilize tools to make clinical decisions in accordance with ethical, legal, and risk management guidelines

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