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Presenter: Richard Bloch, Esq.
Date: October 6, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
CEU’s: 3, Category 1 - Ethics
Cost: $70 before September 15, 2017
$75 after September 15, 2017
This training will discuss the difficult ethical and legal issues, which often put therapists in a quandary when treating families, couples and children. The differences that result when parents are not married, married, separated, divorcing and divorced. It will look at how the role of the therapist changes, informed consent, avoiding multiple relationships and conflicts (real and imagined), limitations and mandates on the disclosure of information and the legal issues with litigating parents and their attorneys. We will also review how to respond to subpoenas and the court’s impact on these rights and responsibilities.
- Understanding the factors in determining who is the client
- Explaining Informed Consent and the Psychologist’s Rules
- How to recognize and avoid conflicts of interest
- Understanding the rights of parents: custodial/non-custodial, sole, joint/shared custody issues
- Discuss responding to subpoenas: Privilege, Confidentiality and the Court’s Rules
- Discussing who has access to records of families, couples, and minors
- Explaining the rights of minors to consent to treatment