Digital Seminar

Ethics with Minors for Massachusetts Mental Health Professionals: How to Navigate the Most Challenging Issues


Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Terry Casey
Duration:
6 Hours 21 Minutes
Copyright :
Jun 24, 2020
Product Code:
POS056165
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Those of us who treat minors and their families experience a flood of emotions. There is confusion over changing ethical codes and laws, fear that the actions that we take will lead to long-term developmental damage, and anxiety that at any moment we might unintentionally cross a line that could jeopardize our professional license and put us in legal peril. In this environment, we can find ourselves impaired in our ability to function as professionals and help our clients.

Combining a step-by-step guide to an effective decision-making model, the most updated ethical codes and legal statutes, and lessons from 30 years as a clinician and ethic professor, Terry Casey, PhD, HSP, will give you a solid foundation for evaluating the ethical options when working with minors and their families. You will have much more confidence about the course of action you take involving mandatory reporting, access to minors’ records, parental rights, boundary issues, touch, and others.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Ethics

This self-study activity includes 6.25 hours of State specific ethics instruction. Not all boards allow ethics credit for self-study products. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Legal, Ethical and Professional Development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors

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Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI, Inc. is offering these self-study materials for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Course Level: Intermediate.


Social Workers

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Faculty

Terry Casey's Profile

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PhD


TERRY CASEY, PhD, HSP, is a licensed psychologist, HSP health service provider with over 30 years of professional experience, including a 16-year tenure as the director of counseling & psychological services for a non-profit agency with over 30 counselors at over a dozen locations. He is in private practice in Franklin Tennessee, teaches ethics and professional issues in counseling at Lipscomb University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling, and guest lectures at Trevecca Nazarene University’s PhD program in Clinical counseling. Dr. Casey also served for several years as the chair of the ethics committee for the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors’ Association and in an advisory capacity for graduate counseling programs at two universities. He has presented frequently on ethics to organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors, and others. For more information, visit his practice website at rencounselingtn.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Terry Casey maintains a private practice. He is an adjunct faculty member at Lipscomb University. Dr. Casey receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Terry Casey is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.


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Program Information

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Objectives

  1. Identify the five primary perspectives of the Multiple Perspective Model of ethical decision-making when working with minors.
  2. Summarize the difference between consent and assent and how they apply to working with minors.
  3. Apply ethics code and statutory requirements related to confidentiality standards to situations regarding minor clients.
  4. Evaluate the potential ethical courses of action to take in situations involving minor clients, using the Multiple Perspectives Model.
  5. Explain the state laws that govern mandatory reporting and how these impact ethical decision making in clinical practice.
  6. Evaluate current clinical practice policies to ensure adequate protection involving issues of boundaries and physical touch.

Outline

WHY WORKING WITH MINORS IS DIFFERENT
  • Vulnerability and power differentials
  • Federal and state laws outlining legal responsibilities
  • Issues involved with older adolescents
CONSENT RULES AND ISSUES INVOLVING MINORS
  • Consent vs. assent
  • Who can provide consent?
  • Parental rights and consent rules
  • Special rules for older adolescents
  • Informed consent process
WHEN A MINOR IS (AND IS NOT) A CLIENT
  • When does an individual become a client?
  • Personal representatives
  • Ethical vs. legal considerations
CONFIDENTIALITY STANDARDS AND LIMITS WITH MINORS
  • Limits of confidentiality
  • Communications with minors and parents
  • Progressive scenarios technique
  • Parental agreements
PARENTAL RIGHTS…AND WRONGS
  • Default rights
  • Special situations
  • Exceptions
CONTROL OF MINORS’ RECORDS
  • Health care vs. educational records
  • HIPAA vs. FERPA
  • Who has access?
  • Responding to requests for records
  • Clinical records and psychotherapy notes
CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF DIVORCED PARENTS
  • Informed consent process
  • Parenting plans
  • Other legal considerations
  • Case example
MANDATORY REPORTING: THE “WHAT”, “WHEN” AND “TO WHOM”
  • Mandatory reporting laws
  • Federal definition of child abuse
  • State laws
  • Ethical considerations
  • Case examples
BOUNDARY ISSUES WITH MINORS
  • Social media policies
  • Multiple relationships
  • Power differentials
  • Virtual relationships
  • Texting and messaging
  • Case examples
PHYSICAL TOUCH
  • When it is appropriate, and when it is not
  • Informed consent
  • Organizational policies
  • Case examples

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals who work with minors

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