Law and Ethics of Self Care-3 CE WMHCA

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3 CEs Recorded: Fall, 2022

In this 3 hour workshop we will address the legal and ethical implications of clinician self-care. We will also consider what the professional literature suggests regarding factors that inhibits effective self-care.

Participants will gain the ability to identify an ethically sound, empirically based plan to implement aneffective self-care strategy to best support work with clients. This course is intended to meet Law and Ethics CE requirements.

Learning Objectives

Participants in this workshop will be able to:

  1. Understand the legal and ethical standards regarding clinician self-care
  2. Explore the connection between lack of clinician self-care and risk of misconduct
  3. Explore some of the barriers to effective clinician self-care
  4. Identify practical ways to implement an effective self-care strategy
  5. Create an individualized self-care sustainability plan


I. What is Self-Care (.5 hour) II. Self-Care and Impairment (.5 hour) III. Self-Care and Misconduct (.25 hour) IV. What Gets in the Way of Self-Care (.25 hour) V. How to Apply Effective Self-Care (.5 hour) VI. Creating a Sustainability Plan (.5 hours) VII. Case Studies (.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.