The Law and Ethics of Clinical Relational Work

3 Law and Ethics CEs Recorded: Winter, 2022

Our work as behavior health professionals is heavily regulated through a variety of legal, ethical, and clinical standards. For clinicians engaged in relational work (when clinical work is done with more than one client is present), the complexity of these legal and ethical considerations is compounded. But don’t worry. The turbulent waters of relational work can be navigated safely!

This 3-hour law & ethics workshop is designed to help you identify, clarify, and apply current legal and ethical standards to the complicated context of relational work. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the guidance provided by state law, federal law, and a range of applicable ethics codes. In addition to case studies and scenarios, participants are encouraged to share their own experiences, questions, and thoughts.

Learning Objectives

Participants in this workshop will be able to:

1) Locate and describe ethical standards relating to clinical work with multiple clients

2) Locate and describe Federal and Washington State legal standards relating to clinical work with multiple clients

3) Create and evaluate strategies to best support client confidentiality and autonomy within relational work

4) Evaluate sufficiency and effectiveness of current practice policies with regard to involvement in the legal system

EPDC CE Hours: 3
Presenter: Eric Strom

Eric Strom is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation and guidance to mental health professionals. The focus of Eric’s clinical practice is providing mental health counseling services to combat veterans. Eric is currently serving as the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association.