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: Includes both the book with post-test. This six-hour intermediate home-study course features a 30-item multiple choice test based on the book (406 pages), Risk Management: Clinical, Ethical, & Legal Guidelines for Successful Practice, Second Edition (2015) 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.
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.
TOPICS: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:
- Incorporate the current ethical and legal standards into your practice.
- Assess when its necessary to obtain informed consent.
- Demonstrate and maintain clear boundaries with clients.
- Identify foreseeable and unforeseeable dual roles with clients.
- Develop a plan to consult regularly with colleagues.
- Document your clinical decisions.
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.