**6 Law & Ethics CEs **
Recorded Spring, 2022
The topic of legal and ethical standards regarding abuse and threats of harm can be highly stress-inducing for many behavioral health professionals. It does not need to be that way! In this 6 hour continuing education, we will discuss several aspects of professional standards informing legal and ethical responses to reports of abuse and lethality. Through case studies, discussions, and real-world examples, participants will gain a better understanding of just how manageable it is to maintain a legal and ethical practice. Particular focus will be dedicated to understanding Washington State law and standards of cultural competency with respect to mandatory reporting obligations. In addition, a range of professional codes of ethics will also be considered to identify the complete standard of care.
Sources of Law and Ethics Standards
Standards of Cultural Competency
Participants will gain increased ability to:
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.