Session 4: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ethical Issues for Mental Health Providers
This seminar will cover professional boundaries, confidentiality and duty to warn/protect cases, as well as emerging ethical issues concerning electronic health records, interstate licensing requirements, social media, and legislative updates. Drs. Anderson and Derse will review major ethical issues in mental health practice and will lead case discussion including cases from participants. Focus will start with ethical principles, methods for resolution of ethical dilemmas, and then will move to informed consent and determination of decision-making capacity.
Thursday Introduction; Analyzing and resolving ethical issues; Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct; Informed consent; Determination of decision-making capacity; Cases for discussion
Friday Professional boundaries; Confidentiality and duty to warn; Licensure board and sanctions; Electronic records, interstate licensing, and social media; Legislative update; APA suggestions to avoid ethical problems; Audience cases for discussion
This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
(1) List ethical issues including ethical principles, methods for resolution, informed consent, and decision-making capacity
(2) Describe ethical issues in professional boundaries, confidentiality, and duty to warn/ protect cases
(3) Discuss emerging ethical issues concerning electronic records, interstate licensing, social media, and legislative updates
(4) Discuss ethics cases from participants
Arthur Derse, MD, JD, is Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Julia and David Uihlein Chair, and Professor of Bioethics and Emergency Medicine at MCW. He is a member of the board of the American Society for Law, Medicine, and Ethics, member and past chair of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and former chair of the National Ethics Committee of the Veterans Health Administration. He served as Senior Consultant for Academic Affairs at the AMA’s Institute for Ethics, and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. He is chair of the Froedtert Hospital Ethics Committee and a member of the Children’s Hospital of WI and Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Ethics Committees.
Rebecca Anderson, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Director of Integrated Mental Health in Pain Management Center at MCW. She is the author of over 70 peer reviewed articles, 6 book chapters, and 2 books. She serves as Secretary of the WI Examining Board. Clinically she is a member of a comprehensive pain management program which encompasses musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain and headaches working with Anesthesia, Neurology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation teams. She utilizes CBT, mindfulness, apps, imagery recordings, and biofeedback as part of an integrated approach to address adjustment and improve quality of life for patients.
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ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 8 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
APA Credit for Psychologists:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Attendance at all sessions is required, partial credit will not be awarded.
This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
- 8.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 8.00 APAAPA credit.
- 8.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
Registration prior to May 17, 2019 = $305 after May 17, 2019 = $355.00
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Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.
Refund Policy: Refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, may be obtained if requested in writing no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refunds thereafter.