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.

EPDC 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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EPDC 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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EPDC 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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EPDC 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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EPDC 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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EPDC 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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EPDC CE Hours: 3

This workshop will address state and federal laws regarding the limits of confidentiality for clinical records. The workshop will also present strategies for maximizing the protection of confidentiality laws for the benefit of clients. Among the topics to be covered are: Federal and State confidentially standards, privilege, subpoenas, and disclosure requirements.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this three- hour (3) workshop, we will examine legal and ethical standards regarding how to release client information within the legal system. We will also discuss best-practices to support ethical, effective clinical work with clients while minimizing exposure to liability. This course is intended to meet three (3) Law & Ethics CE requirements.

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EPDC CE Hours: 6

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.

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EPDC 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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EPDC CE Hours: 2

This 2 hour law & ethics seminar is designed to present an update to the 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. Particular focus will be on the impacts of the end of the Federally Declared COVID Emergency.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

While social media and other social networking platforms can provide clinicians with powerful and effective communication tools, they also have the potential to create a range of challenges. In this workshop we will address the legal and ethical implications of using social media and online communications by behavioral health professionals. We will identify and discuss the evolving standards found in state law and in the professional codes of ethics. Participants will gain the ability to identify and implement a legally and ethically sound approach to online communications and social media in both clinical and in non-clinical roles. This course is intended to meet Law and Ethics CE requirements.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

This workshop will address state and federal laws regarding the limits of confidentiality for clinical records. The workshop will also present strategies for maximizing the protection of confidentiality laws for the benefit of clients.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

We will be discussing the sources of our ethical standards, how marketing techniques like self-referral and referral compensation are regulated, and if we are ever allowed to advertise with testimonials and online reviews.

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EPDC CE Hours: 1.5

Through a discussion of this new case in the historical and legal context of Roe V. Wade, we will identify the specific impacts this has on client confidentiality and documentation of clinical services.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

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

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

This three-hour Law and Ethics workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the legal and ethical standards that apply to the use of clinical touch. In addition, participants will learn how to safely and effectively utilize touch in a clinically effective way.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

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.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

Participants will gain the ability to identify and implement a legally and ethically sound approach to technology use, online communications, and social media – with particular attention to working with veterans. This course is intended to meet Law and Ethics CE requirements.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this workshop we will address the legal and ethical implications of using social media and other online communications by behavioral health professionals. We will identify and discuss the evolving standards found in state law and in the professional codes of ethics.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this 3 hour workshop we will examine the legal and ethical implications of termination and referral of clinical services. Specific focus will be on understanding the concept of legal abandonment in health care. Participants will gain increased ability to best support their clients while also minimizing risk and limiting exposure to liability. This course is intended to meet ethics CE requirements.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this 3-hour workshop, we will examine the legal and ethical implications of termination and referral of clinical services. Specific focus will be on understanding the concept of legal abandonment in healthcare. Participants will gain increased ability to best support their clients while also minimizing risk and limiting exposure to liability.

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EPDC CE Hours: 15

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. Special focus will be on the Washington State legal standards for supervision.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

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.

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EPDC 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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EPDC CE Hours: 1

In this 1 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 an effective self-care strategy to best support work with clients. This course is intended to meet Law and Ethics CE requirements.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

This 3-hour law & ethics seminar is designed to present and discuss changes to the legal standards since 2019 that impact the practice of behavioral health professions. We will discuss new Washington State and Federal telehealth laws, as well as legal standards that have been revoked or amended. We will also discuss some changes that are just over the horizon.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

This new ethics continuing education workshop will address the legal and ethical implications of using AI and machine learning in mental and behavioral health practices.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

Sound record keeping is a key element of effective clinical work. This 3 hour Ethics workshop will present an overview of Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding creating, maintaining, and releasing clinical records. We will also specifically discuss the requirements of the federal Good Faith Estimate of Costs.

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EPDC 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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EPDC CE Hours: 1

This one-hour law & ethics seminar is designed to present an overview to the new Good Faith Estimate requirement with a specific focus on exactly what the regulation requires of private practice behavioral health providers. This workshop is intended to meet Washington Law and Ethics continuing education requirements.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

For many clinicians, patient lethality and mandatory reporting are some of the most difficult topics to navigate. In this 3 hour workshop we will examine the applicable Washington State laws and regulations regarding mandatory reporting obligations with a specific focus on how these rules apply to the delicate balance of protecting client best interest and confidentiality while still meeting the reporting obligations in behavioral health settings.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

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

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

One of the most common sources of professional misconduct for behavioral health clinicians is personal relationships with clients. This 3 hour workshop we will examine the legal and ethical standards of a range of permitted and prohibited secondary relationships with clients. Both in-persona and virtual relationships will be discussed.

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