Registration for CEUs

Beyond Ethics, LLC will be offering

3.0 Ethics CEUs in Louisiana in March, June and November

and

3.0 Ethics CPDs in Colorado in May and October

Look forward to seeing you for fun learning about Ethics this year.

Cost: $75 for one 3-hour workshop

 

Register:


Registration
Date
Email address for confirmation
Name & Mental Health Discipline




*NASW-CO members may attend the May 11th workshop at a discounted rate by registering instead through the NASW-CO website.

 

To register by mail:
Send your check made payable to Beyond Ethics, LLC to

83 Pomeroy Terrace
Northampton, MA 01060
Please provide the following information to complete your registration:

EMAIL (mandatory – materials will be sent via email)
DISCIPLINE (e.g., LCSW, LPC, etc.)
TELEPHONE

If all 3 are not included with your check, you will NOT be registered for the workshop.

Louisiana Trainings:

WHERE:

NASW ANNUAL CONFERENCE in Baton Rouge:

Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center in the Capitol Room
(limit 90)

WHEN:

March 14th, 2018

2:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Description of Workshop:

Self-Protective, Ethical Practices with Couples and Families:
Walking the High Wire in Stressful Clinical Situation and Legal Involvement

To register for this workshop, go to NASW-LA’s website.

WHERE:

East Jefferson General Hospital Conference Center:

1st Floor of Main Hospital – Esplanade 3
4200 Houma Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
View Directions
FREE Parking in Hudson Garage on 5th floor and above

WHEN:

June 8th and November 2nd, 2018

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In order to have materials emailed to you prior to the seminar, payment and registration info must be received via email or mail by:

June 4th (for June 8th seminar)
October 29th (for November 2nd seminar)

Description of Workshop:

Ethical Management of Legal Involvement: Authentic Use of Therapist’s Self

In this age of increasing litigation, clinicians are frequently drawn into the legal battles of their clients through subpoenas for records, depositions and/or trial testimony. Additionally, clinicians may find themselves treating high-risk clients who present many risks for licensing board Complaints (e.g., demands for their records; suicide ideation or attempts; violence against others; etc.)

Deb’s focus in her mental health trainings is to help therapists practice in a more self-protective manner, especially with high-risk cases that involve clients’ demands for records or high-risk behavior and/or legal involvement. Such self-protective practices do not detract from clinical excellence, but rather will augment your work with clients.

Deb presents not only the necessary legal aspects in her trainings, but also incorporates clinical strategies gleaned from her extensive experience as a private practitioner (LCSW) and an instructor at Tulane University School of Social Work and Denver University Graduate School of Social Work. Deb skillfully blends her clinical experience with her legal knowledge of defending mental health professionals in licensing board complaints/grievances. Deb includes numerous case examples in her workshops from her years of mental health defense situations.

Deb will present the pertinent rules and regulations governing ethical clinical practice, including confidentiality, dual relationships and ethical rendering of clinical services. She will explore how legal involvement can present challenges to the therapeutic relationship and how to avoid many of these pitfalls to protect the therapeutic relationship and guard clients’ confidentiality. Deb will teach participants specific steps for responding to subpoenas that compel release of clients’ clinical records. Finally, Deb will help participants learn how to prepare for litigation events such as depositions and trial testifying.

Agenda
  • Understanding & Defining Terms: Ethical Clinical Practice
    • Client Confidentiality
    • Dual Relationships
    • Ethical Rendering of Clinical Services
  • Understanding How Legal Involvement May Effect Therapeutic Relationship
    • Adversarial Events with Client(s) Present
    • Twisting of Therapeutic Information with Client(s) Present
    • Therapist Being Forced to Make Statements about Client(s) that are not Positive
  • Understanding How to Maintain the Therapist’s Authentic Self in the Midst of Legal Drama
    • Role-play Deposition/Trial Questioning to Learn Effective Ways to Respond
    • Understand How to Prepare Self and Client(s) for Adversarial Litigation Events
  • Responding to Subpoenas for Clients’ Records and Deposition/Trial Testimony of Therapist
    • Steps for Ethically Responding to Subpoenas
    • Resisting Production of Confidential Material if Client Refuses to Authorize Release

Colorado Trainings:

WHERE:

Colorado Executive Club
1776 S. Jackson Street
Conference Room B (basement)
Denver, Colorado 80210

WHEN:

May 11th, 2018

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

SPONSORS:

Deborah (Deb) Henson with Beyond Ethics, LLC and NASW-CO

Description of Workshop:

Self-Protective Practices for High-Risk Cases

In this age of increasing litigation, clinicians are frequently drawn into the legal battles of their clients through subpoenas for records, depositions and/or trial testimony. Additionally, clinicians may find themselves treating high-risk clients who present many risks for DORA grievances (e.g., demands for their records; suicide ideation or attempts; violence against others; etc.)

Deb’s focus in her mental health trainings is to help therapists practice in a more self-protective manner, especially with high-risk cases that involve clients’ demands for records or high-risk behavior and/or legal involvement. Such self-protective practices do not detract from clinical excellence, but rather will augment your work with clients.

Deb presents not only the necessary legal aspects in her trainings, but also incorporates clinical strategies gleaned from her extensive experience as a private practitioner (LCSW) and an instructor at Tulane University School of Social Work and Denver University Graduate School of Social Work. Deb skillfully blends her clinical experience with her legal knowledge of defending mental health professionals in licensing board complaints/grievances. Deb includes numerous case examples in her workshops from her years of mental health defense situations.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to balance the ethical requirements of client confidentiality with the legal demands of a subpoena.
  • Understand the steps to respond ethically to client demands for records or client’s inappropriate contacts with therapist, and/or client harassment, stalking of therapist.
  • Learn to respond ethically and self-protectively to subpoenas for records or testimony.
  • Reduce fear/anxiety related to testifying in depositions or at trial.
  • Learn to recognize the differences between clinicians’ and litigators’ goals and mindsets to be more effective in handling legal involvement.
  • Learn to mitigate adverse effects of legal involvement on the therapeutic relationship.

NASW-CO members may attend the workshop at a discounted rate by registering through the NASW-CO website.
Non-members can register above or by mail (mail registration must be received by May 5th).
ALL registrants, including NASW members, must email Deb at beyond.ethics.deb(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com to provide registrant’s name and email in order to receive materials in advance of the seminar. Participants are also welcome to send questions/situations via email to Deb for her to address in the seminar.

WHERE:

Colorado Executive Club
1776 S. Jackson Street
Conference Room B (basement)
Denver, Colorado 80210

WHEN:

October 12th, 2018

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Description of Workshop:

Authentic Use of Self in Legal Involvement

 

Meet the Trainer:

Deb Henson is a LCSW (Tulane School of Social Work, MSW) and lawyer in private practice in Louisiana and Colorado, specializing in mental health law and licensing defense. She represents clinicians and lawyers in licensing board complaints and consults with practitioners to help them avoid such complaints. Deb meets with clinicians regularly to assist them upon receipt of subpoenas or to develop clinical strategies for risk prevention with cases that are becoming anxiety-producing to the clinician. Deb previously maintained a clinical practice in Denver and New Orleans. She also taught in both Tulane University School of Social Work and the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work as an Adjunct Faculty. Deb will be obtaining her LICSW in Massachusetts soon and will be opening a clinical private practice in Northampton, MA later this year.

Deb has been conducting full-day seminars on “Avoiding Ethics Complaints and Malpractice Lawsuits” or “Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice” around the country through PESI, Inc. for over 7 years and presenting for many CEU groups locally. She also has lectured for Tulane School of Social Work and the University of Texas School of Social Work (Austin) and many other clinical and counseling groups. Deb started her own training biz – Beyond Ethics, LLC – in 2009.

Deb can be reached through her training web site: www.beyond-ethics.com or her law and social work web site: www.deborahmhenson.com. She can also be emailed at beyond.ethics.deb(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">beyond.ethics.deb(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com or debhenson.law(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com">debhenson.law(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com.

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