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Complex Ethical and Risk Management Challenges in Behavioral Health


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

Categories:
Ethics
Presenter:
Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
Duration:
3 hours
Expiration:
Never expires.

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Description

This webinar satisfies the ethics requirement for clinical psychologists and social workers.

Moving beyond introductory ethics concepts, Frederic Reamer, Ph.D. will explore complex ethics cases in the behavioral health professions and practical strategies designed to protect clients, practitioners, supervisors, and employers. The webinar will include a series of challenging ethics cases involving conflicting professional duties and discussion of practical steps that practitioners can take to manage ethical issues skillfully and prevent lawsuits and licensing board complaints.

Key topics will include boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, clients’ rights, termination of services, and use of technology (to communicate with clients, serve clients remotely, search for information about clients online, and assist clients with artificial intelligence tools), among other topics. The webinar will include a discussion of relevant ethical standards; statutes, regulations, case law; and complex documentation issues. Dr. Reamer will make extensive use of case material. He will draw on his extensive experience as an expert witness and consultant in complex litigation and licensing board cases throughout the U.S.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ethics challenges in behavioral health.
  • Identify potential liability and disciplinary risks.
  • Apply relevant ethics standards.
  • Design and implement ethics-informed risk management protocols.

Credits


Ethics

This workshop satisfies 3 hours toward the State of Illinois Ethics requirement for social workers and clinical psychologists.


Continuing Education Credit for Social Workers

This program satisfies the requirements to receive 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for social workers.

The Professional Development Program is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

Most states have reciprocity with Illinois. It is recommended that professionals outside of Illinois review rules for their licensing board prior to participating to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity, requirements.


Continuing Education Credit for Clinical Psychologists

This program satisfies the requirements to receive 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for clinical psychologists.

The Professional Development Program is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

Most states have reciprocity with Illinois. It is recommended that professionals outside of Illinois review rules for their licensing board prior to participating to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity, requirements.


Continuing Education Credit for Professional Counselors

This program satisfies the requirements to receive 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for professional counselors.

The Professional Development Program is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

Most states have reciprocity with Illinois. It is recommended that professionals outside of Illinois review rules for their licensing board prior to participating to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity, requirements.


Continuing Education Credit for Marriage and Family Therapists

This program satisfies the requirements to receive 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for marriage and family therapists.

The Professional Development Program is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

Most states have reciprocity with Illinois. It is recommended that professionals outside of Illinois review rules for their licensing board prior to participating to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity, requirements.



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School of Social Work, Rhode Island College


Frederic Reamer is professor emeritus in the School of Social Work.  His teaching and research focus on professional ethics, criminal justice, mental health, health care, and public policy.  Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings.  He chaired the national task force that wrote the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers in 1996 and served on the code revision task force.  Dr. Reamer also chaired the national task force sponsored by NASW, the Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and Clinical Social Work Association that developed standards governing social workers’ use of technology in professional practice. 

 

Dr. Reamer serves as associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Work and served as editor of the Journal of Social Work Education. He also served on the State of Rhode Island Parole Board for 24 years.

 

Dr. Reamer has lectured nationally and internationally on social work and professional ethics, including in India, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and in various European nations.  His books include Risk Management in the Behavioral Health Professions; Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services; Social Work Values and Ethics; The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work; Heinous Crime: Cases, Causes and Consequences; Criminal Lessons: Case Studies and Commentary on Crime and Justice; On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Justice, Redemption, and Justice; Risk Management in Social Work; The Social Work Ethics Casebook; Ethical Standards in Social Work; Ethics and Risk Management in Online and Distance Social Work; Moral Distress and Injury in Human Services; Teens in Crisis: How the Industry Serving Struggling Teens Helps and Hurts our Kids; and The Social Work Ethics Audit, among others.  Dr. Reamer serves as an expert witness in many court and licensing board cases throughout the United States. 


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance of the program are eligible for a credit toward another Crown Family School Professional Development Program workshop, or a refund minus a $15 cancellation fee. You can indicate your preference by contacting our office: pdp@crownschool.uchicago.edu