Session Eight: Case by Case: Ethics for Mental Health Professionals
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, virtual therapy and a virtual world and legislative updates. Dr. Anderson 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 to emerging issues in ethics for mental health providers.
- Review ethical issues including ethical principles, methods for resolution, informed consent, and virtual therapy issues.
- Describe ethical issues in professional boundaries, confidentiality, and duty to warn/ protect cases.
- Discuss emerging ethical issues concerning electronic records, interstate licensing requirements, social media, and legislative updates.
- Discuss ethics cases from participants
- Analyzing and resolving ethical issues;
- Ethical principles of psychologists (and others) and code of conduct;
- Informed consent;
- Special roles of mental health professionals;
- Cases for discussion.
- Professional boundaries;
- Knowing your limits;
- Confidentiality and duty to warn;
- Licensure board and sanctions;
- Emerging issues;
- Electronic records, interstate licensing, new communication technologies, and legislative update;
- APA suggestions to avoid ethical problems;
- Virtual mental health care.
- Cases for discussion from audience
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 and is currently a board member of WPA. Clinically she is a member of a comprehensive pain management program which encompasses musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain, and headaches working with Anesthesia, Neurology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation teams. She utilizes CBT, mindfulness, use of apps, imagery recordings, and biofeedback as part of an integrated approach to address adjustment and improve function and quality of life for patients.
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Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates each week-long session of this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM and each two-day session for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates each week-long session of this live activity for up to 15.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals and each two-day session a maximum of 6.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 6.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
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