Law & Ethics of Personal Beliefs-WMHCA

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3 Law & Ethics CEs

Many clinicians have a firm understanding of the value of clinical work that actively considers the cultural context. However, the specific legal and ethical standards underlying such culturally sound clinical work are often less well understood. In this 3 hour workshop we will examine the applicable Ethical and legal standards regarding working within the cultural context. Specific focus will be on apply these standards to our mandatory reporting obligations and to working with a range of diverse clients.

Participants will gain increased ability to implement strategies to minimize risk and to limit liability to best support their clients and patients. This course is intended to meet ethics CE requirements.

Session Objectives: • Identify ethical and legal guidelines regarding working withing the cultural context; • Evaluate issues relating to client cultural context in mandatory reporting; • Identify the ethical standards with regard to imposing personal beliefs on clients; • Apply legal and ethical standards to work that supports a range of client populations.

Outline: Sources of Law and Ethics Standards (0.25 hours) The Cultural Context (0.75 hours) Issues in Mandatory Reporting (0.75 hours) Imposing Personal Beliefs (0.75 hours) Working with a Range of Client Populations (0.5 hours)

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.