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Live Webinar: Working with Suicidal and Dangerous Patients

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After Live Presentation- Evaluation: Working with Suicidal and Dangerous Patients | CAMFT

RECORDING will be available 3 business days after event ends.

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

Contributors

  • Michael Griffin, JD, LCSW

    Michael Griffin, JD, LCSW, is an attorney at law and a licensed clinical social worker.
    Mr. Griffin is a 1980 graduate of the USC School of Social Work and attended law school at Chapman University, where he earned his J.D. in 1998. He received his LCSW in 1982, is a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work and has considerable experience as a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and adults.
    In addition to his experience as a therapist, Mr. Griffin has also worked as a clinical case manager, clinical supervisor, program director and as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates. Mr. Griffin served as a child/adolescent outpatient clinic director in the department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital and Health Center of San Diego and is the former Director of Clinical Operations for Western Youth Services in Orange County California. Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist and is an attorney with CAMFT, where he consults with CAMFT’s members regarding legal and ethical issues.

September 20, 2024
Fri 9:00 AM PDT

Duration 3H 0M

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