Continuing Education Courses by 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.

NBCC CE Hours: 6

Effective recordkeeping is vital to effective clinical work and is a key part of sound professional practice. In this workshop we will examine Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding clinical documentation. We will also discuss documentation best-practices to support effective clinical work while minimizing risk of liability. Participants will gain increased understanding of the current standards regarding clinical documentation. This course is intended to meet ethics continuing education requirements.

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NBCC CE Hours: 6

Expanding your clinical practice with employees can provide a range of opportunities and potential pit falls. In this workshop we will examine the legal, ethical, and practical standards regarding employment in health care.

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NBCC CE Hours: 15

Providing supervision can be a rewarding addition to a clinical practice. Through direct instructions, presentation of real-life scenarios, and group discussions, participants will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of supervision best practices to improve their effectiveness and skill as clinical supervisors.

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NBCC CE Hours: 3

**This workshop is intended to meet the Washington State Telemedicine training requirement as well as Washington law and ethics continuing education requirements.** The ongoing worldwide public health emergency has sent unprecedented numbers of healthcare providers online. While new technology can provide us with powerful tools to continue to connect and communicate in this changing environment, many mental health professionals are finding themselves less than fully prepared to implement telehealth services.

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NBCC CE Hours: 3

Effective record keeping is vital to effective clinical work and is a key part of sound professional practice. This 3-hour follow up to the primary documentation workshop will provide a summary of Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding clinical documentation. We will then discuss participants’ questions, scenarios, and challenges to gain increased insight into strategies for implementing the legal and ethical standards regarding clinical documentation. This course is intended to meet ethics continuing education requirements

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NBCC CE Hours: 3

Federal and State regulations regarding service animals can seem complicated, confusing, and contradictory. In this 3 hour workshop, we will highlight the key legal distinctions between service animals, support animals, therapy animals, and pets. We will then discuss the legal and ethical implications of each category with a specific focus on how these laws apply to behavioral health clinicians.

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NBCC CE Hours: 3

Sound recordkeeping is a key element of effective clinical work. In this 3 hour workshop we will examine Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding creating, maintaining, and releasing clinical records.

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NBCC CE Hours: 3

In this workshop we will examine Washington State legal and ethical standards regarding releasing client information within the legal system. We will also discuss best-practices to support effective clinical work with clients while minimizing exposure to liability. This course is intended to meet Law & Ethics CEU requirements.

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NBCC CE Hours: 2

This 2 hour law & ethics seminar is designed to present an introduction to legal and ethical considerations of telehealth practice. In this seminar we will discuss current Washington State and Federal telehealth laws, liability and informed consent relating to telehealth, and the range of applicable ethical codes. Participants will gain an understanding of how to strategically implement technologies in their clinical practice.

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NBCC CE Hours: 1

This 1 hour law and ethics workshop addresses frequently asked questions about clinicians writing service animal support letters.

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WMHCA Member Price: $20. Join WMHCA.

NBCC CE Hours: 1

This 1 hour law & ethics seminar is designed to discuss the Washington State legal and ethical considerations for returning from telehealth to in-person clinical work.

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WMHCA Member Price: $20. Join WMHCA.

NBCC CE Hours: 3

Fear of liability for suicidal clients is not an uncommon experience for behavioral health providers. This fear can unintentionally lead clinicians to inaction and avoidance thereby increasing a client’s risk of death by suicide. There are two best strategies to minimize: gaining a better understanding of the actual sources and causes of liability, and to have a concrete framework for addressing client suicidality. This three-hour workshop will focus on demystifying true legal risks involved in client self harm and will provide an ethical framework for ethically and effectively working with clients who are experiencing suicidality.

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