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"Staying Out of Trouble" (6 CEUs designed to meet the AZBBHE requirement for 3 hours of ethics)
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Knowledge and implementation of best practices in your documentation and practice protocols can protect you. In this seminar you will learn how to minimize your risk. You'll learn about the differences between being sued and having a complaint brought against your license. You'll learn how the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners works, and what to expect if you do have to appear before it. You'll learn about laws and rules which govern how you should be documenting (and more!).

10/27/2017
When: Friday, October 27, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: ASU School of Social Work Tucson Component
340 N. Commerce Park Loop
Ste. 250
Tucson, Arizona  85745
Presenter: Laura Waterman, PhD, LPC
Contact: Jeremy Arp
480-968-4595


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"Staying Out of Trouble" (6 CEUs designed to meet the AZBBHE requirement for 3 hours of ethics)


As therapists you chose your profession because you wanted to help people. It might not have occurred to you that you would be running a business, or that you would be held accountable to rules established by professional Boards and other arms of government. You probably didn't consider that you might be sued. If you've been in practice a while, however, you've probably heard horror stories about all of the above. And if you've been sued or had to appear before the Arizona BBHE due to a complaint, you know that it's something you never want to do again. It's enough to make you wonder if this is really what you want to do!

Knowledge and implementation of best practices in your documentation and practice protocols can protect you. In this seminar, you will learn how to minimize risk. You'll learn about the differences between being sued and having a complaint brought against your license. You'll learn how the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners works, and what to expect if you do have to appear before it. You'll learn about laws and rules which govern how you should be documenting. We'll talk about myths and reality in terms of what the Board requires for Informed Consent, Assessment, Treatment Plans, Progress Notes, and Release of Information. We'll also discuss situations that are inherently risky for which there are no opportunity to submit your thorniest situations/problems (with no identifying information, of course) prior to the seminar and have them discussed and (hopefully) resolved. Submit questions or ethical dilemmas to laura@behavioralhealthconsultingaz.com

 

Laura Waterman, PhD, LPC provides consultation and training to behavioral health professionals and attorneys to ensure that client files and ethical practice reflect best clinical practices and comply with state regulations. She is a former member of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and continues to consult to the board. Laura was a clinician and administrator for the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and served twelve years as Clinical Director at the Southern Arizona Mental Health Corporation (SAMHC), which was a 24/7 psychiatric crisis facility employing 100+ clinicians. 

 

Workshop Pricing

Members $120/ nonmembers $160/ students & retired members $100.

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