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Law And Ethics: Risk Management - 6 C.E. Hours - Book plus CD with 50+ Forms
Law And Ethics: Risk Management - 6 C.E. Hours - Book plus CD with 50+ Forms
Price: $139.00

Product Code: HS-LAWRM


This course is designed to satisfy the California BOP requirement that all psychologists complete laws and ethics training each licensing cycle, and the BBS's rule that all LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs and MFTs complete six hours of law and ethics training with each renewal.

DETAILS: This six-hour intermediate home-study course features a multiple choice post-test based on the book, Risk Management: Clinical, Ethical, & Legal Guidelines for Successful Practice, Second Edition by
William F. Doverspike, Ph.D. and includes a CD with more than 50 office forms including a Professional Plan For The Sudden Termination Of Practice.

6 C.E. hours for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs and other healthcare professionals.

Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Each course meets the qualifications for the stated number of hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Visit our
C.E. Hours link for more information about our CE approval for your license in your state.

SYNOPSIS: With the idea that it is easier to avoid an ethics complaint than it is to defend one, Dr. Doverspike presents some basic common sense principles. Incorporating these principles into your practice patterns can offer you a greater degree of protection while offering your clients a higher standard of care. This new edition also includes a CD-ROM with 57 reproducible practice forms along with a Powerpoint® file containing slides that provide an outline of the chapters. The files may be easily modified by the user to suit his or her needs.


Chapter 1: Ethical Risk Management: Some Personal Reflections
Chapter 2: Informed Consent Considerations: Preventing Ethical Problems Before They Arise
Chapter 3: Managing Boundaries: Staying Off the Slippery Slope
Chapter 4: Ethical Decision Making: Doing he Next Right Thing
Chapter 5: Consulting With Colleagues: Don't Worry Alone
Chapter 6: Documentation and Record Keeping: Putting It in Writing
Chapter 7: Responding Ethically to Complaints and Investigations: Turning Negatives into Positives


After completing this home-study course, you'll be better able to:

1. Apply the current ethical and legal standards into your practice

2. Assess when its necessary to obtain informed consent.

3. Demonstrate and maintain clear boundaries with clients.

4. Identify foreseeable and unforeseeable dual roles with clients.

5. Develop a specific plan to consult regularly with colleagues.

6. Document your clinical decision-making process.


While books on ethics and law abound, Dr. Doverspike's book presents a refreshingly readable, practical, commonsense approach to ethics and risk management. His writing style and the thoroughness with which he addresses this topic area makes this a must read for all practicing psychologists.
Jeffrey N. Younggren, Ph.D., ABPP, Risk Management Consultant, American Psychological Association Insurance Trust (APAIT); Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine

AUTHOR PROFILE: William F. Doverspike, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and Diplomate in Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABPN). He teaches graduate courses in professional ethics, psychotherapy, and psychopathology. He is a former President of the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), and served on the GPA Board of Directors for over 12 years. He holds a Certificate in Professional Qualification (CPQ), issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), and the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. His 40 years of experience include 25 years of private practice in Atlanta, where he worked with a variety of clients. His academic pursuits include teaching at the doctoral and masters levels. He is an Adjunct Professor at Emory University, where he teaches Professional Ethics in the doctoral program in clinical psychology. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Mercer University College of Health Professions in Atlanta. He teaches classes in Professional Ethics, Psychopathology, and Addictions Counseling at Richmont Graduate University, which is a faith-based graduate training program in Atlanta.

His bibliography includes three books and one assessment instrument published by Professional Resource Press (PRP), as well as over 100 published articles and professional seminars in specialty areas related to professional ethics, diagnostic assessment, and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. He is the author of Risk Management: Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Guidelines for Successful Practice (Second Edition, 2015), which is a handbook of ethical practice guidelines for mental health professionals. He is the author of Ethical Risk Management (Second Edition, 2012), which is a resource book for handling complex ethical dilemmas in clinical practice. He is the author of the Multiaxial Diagnostic Inventory - Revised Edition (1999), which is a diagnostic assessment instrument for mental health professionals. He is the author of Clinical Assessment: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals (1983), which is a handbook of clinical interviewing guidelines published by the Division of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Georgia Department of Human Resources. For over 10 years, he served as Editor of the Georgia Psychologist magazine, which is the official publication of the Georgia Psychological Association. In 2009, he was honored to become Editor Emeritus of GPA.

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