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- DVD Video - 4+ hours Instructions
- 5 hr 48 min
- Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- ALLAN M. TEPPER, J.D., PSY.D.
- PESI Publishing & Media
- 3/13/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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- Determine specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
- Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
- Determine which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record in the state of Virginia.
- Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of Virginia.
- Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Virginia.
- Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Virginia with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
Understanding the Legal System
- Rules and regulations
- Case law
- Finding the law
Establish the Treatment Relationship
- Criminal liability
- Civil liability
- Licensing complaints
- Organization complaints
Record Keeping Practices
- The professional relationship
- The legal and ethical principle of informed consent
- Informed consent as part of the treatment modality
- Use of and reliance upon written consent forms
The Ethics of Duty to Warn
- Record keeping regulations
- Items which constitute the record, personal notes vs. charting, raw data, computer printouts and third party records
- Access to records by written requests, subpoenas and court orders
Treatment of Minors
- Duty to warn potential third-party victims
- Review of specific Virginia case law governing danger to others
- A clinical approach to the duty to protect
Non-Sexual Boundary Violations
- Age of majority
- Consent to treatment and access to records
- Clinical implications in the treatment of the older adolescent
- Treatment of minors in situations of family separation and divorce
- Email correspondence and cell phone contacts
- Treatment vs. advocacy for patients
- Professional contacts with attorneys and the legal profession
- In-court expert testimony
ALLAN M. TEPPER, J.D., PSY.D.
Allan M. Tepper, J.D., Psy.D., is engaged in the private practice of both law and psychology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a psychologist, he specializes in forensic matters and has testified on numerous occasions involving civil, criminal, domestic relations, and death penalty issues. As an attorney, he has extensive trial experience, including the representation of mental health professionals in ethics and licensing board proceedings. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Widener University in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology and at the Philadelphia Chapter of Great Lakes Colleges Association, and an adjunct assistant professor at Immaculate College, Graduate School. Dr. Tepper frequently conducts ethics training for mental health professionals throughout the United States and is well-known for his engaging style and knowledge of each State’s laws and regulations. He publishes frequently in the areas of law and psychology. He is co-author of Pennsylvania Law and Psychology– Third Edition, and Pennsylvania Law, Ethics, and Psychology – Fourth Edition. He received his J.D. degree from Albany Law School and received M.S. and Psy.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania.
Financial: Allan Tepper is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Allan Tepper has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
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