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Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals: Revised 2020
Finally, a video program to fulfill your legal and ethical CE requirements that is not only indispensable for daily practice, but also engaging, entertaining and informative. Updated 2020 to include changes in laws, use of technology, and more!
Finally, a clear and compelling presentation of the most critical legal and ethical issues practitioners need to know—now updated 2020! This course will strengthen your clinical decision-making, build your confidence and help minimize the likelihood of board complaints and malpractice litigation.

Are you up to date on the…
  • Standards of care regarding telehealth, digital communication and social media?
  • Complexities of HIPAA as it impacts clinical practice?
  • Line that separates a boundary crossing and a boundary violation?
  • Ethics governing bartering, gift giving and touch in psychotherapy?
  • Conditions under which confidentiality can be breached?
  • Difference between the duty to warn, report and protect?
  • Laws and ethics involved in cases of suspected child or elder abuse?
If any of these dilemmas have presented themselves in your practice, leaving you confused and fearful, this series is for you. Enjoy and learn from dramatizations punctuated with incisive conversations by psychologist and legal expert Stephen Feldman and Psychotherapy.net founder, Victor Yalom.  

To order an individual title in this series separately, click on the title of your choice in the list below.

In this Series…

What therapists are saying…

“Updated introduction that includes clear and applicable overarching principles that are easy to memorize and apply when faced with an ethical or legal dilemma. The vignettes provide additional depth and context to the real-life court rulings, making the information memorable. The context of the videos make the information memorable and helpful for understanding the complexity of accurate ethical decision-making.”
—Angie O'Gieblyn, PhD Lecturer, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
“A great resource for students, educators and practitioners, providing a solid foundation for understanding the legal and ethical issues therapists often face. A must-have throughout the counselor education journey—from ethics classes to internships and into practice.”
—Lynn Jennings, PhD Adjunct Faculty, Texas Tech University
“Timely and very relevant to all mental health practitioners, with case illustrations for defining the parameters of therapeutic relationships, discerning dual relationships, differentiating between privacy and confidentiality, and guidelines for complying with HIPAA. This is a powerful resource for all clinicians as they maneuver through the questions that result from ethical dilemmas for which there are no written rules.”
—Carlos M. Del Rio, PhD Assistant Professor, Bellevue University

Length of Series: 7:01:00

English subtitles available

Stephen Feldman, JD, PhD, is an attorney and psychologist who has practiced and taught both law and psychology from Harvard in the east to Seattle University in the west. He holds a law degree from Harvard and a psychology degree from the University of Nebraska. He has lectured extensively on the law and ethics of mental health practice at conferences and in academic settings. His numerous articles and books include the Washington state volume of the American Psychological Association's series, Law & Mental Health Professionals (co-author). He currently is on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine, and in private practice consulting with counseling services and individual practitioners on legal and ethical problems that arise in the course of practice. He was named the "Distinguished Psychologist" for 2006 by the Washington State Psychological Association.

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