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Law and Ethics: Working with Suicidal and Dangerous Patients

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Course Description:
The workshop will discuss key issues involved when working with suicidal clients, including:
The incidence of suicide,statistical and demographic data, avoiding liability, standards of care; identifying risk factors for suicide and undertaking reasonable protective actions, the “Zero Suicide Model,” relevant exceptions to confidentiality, relevant ethical standards and issues involving documentation.

The workshop will discuss key issues involved when working with dangerous clients, including:
Standards of care, the “duty to protect” based upon Tarasoff v. Regents of Univ. of Calif., (1976)and Civil Code §43.92, the meaning of “patient communication” based upon Ewing v. Goldstein, Ph.D. (2004) and Ewing v. Northridge Hospital Center, (2004),the “duty to report,” based upon Welfare and Institutions Code §8100(b)(1) and §8105(c), and relevant exceptions to confidentiality

Price:
Member: $65
Chapter Member: $60
Non-Member: $85

Credit Hours:
3 Hour

Learning Objectives:
 
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Explain how the standard of care applies when working with a suicidal patient.
  • Provide one or more examples of appropriate documentation when working with a suicidal patient.
  • Provide one or more examples of risk factors for suicide
  • Provide one or more examples of reasonable preventive measures when working with suicidal patients
  • Describe one or more examples of exceptions to confidentiality when working with a suicidal patient
  • Describe one or more examples of the “duty to protect,” based upon Tarasoff v. Regents of Univ. of Calif., (1976) and Civil Code §43,92
  • Describe one or more examples of the “duty to report,” based upon Welfare and Institutions Code §8100(b)(1) and §8105(c)
  • Describe one or more circumstance(s) where an exception to confidentiality may apply when working with a dangerous patient
  • Identify one or more ethical standards which apply when working with a suicidal patient
Disclaimer
The user acknowledges that the workshops, handouts, and related course materials contained therein are intended for educational purposes only, and should not be considered to be legal advice or a substitute for legal or clinical consultation. These presentations address issues that are multi-faceted, and the user should not assume that the courses discuss every law, regulation, or ethical code that may be relevant to the subject matter. Legal and ethical standards are subject to change, and it is always prudent to check to see whether a particular law, regulation, or ethical standard may have changed.

This course satisfies the Law and Ethics course requirement for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs which is required for each license renewal cycle.

Refunds/Cancellations: CAMFT does not offer refunds for On-Demand Library purchases.