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Beginnings & Endings:

Ethical Responsibilities & Potential Pitfalls
FAIRFAX VA
March 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. - noon

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INTRODUCTION:  Placing Intakes & Terminations Into Ethical Context

PART ONE: BEGINNINGS

A. Ethical Requirements About Beginning Relationships
B. Legal Requirements About Clinical Beginnings:

Virginia Licensing Board Standards
Federal HIPAA Regulations

C. Ethical Implications of these Legal Requirements
D. Clinical Implications Of these Ethical & Legal Requirements
E. Creating Safe Beginnings:

Providing Information
Obtaining Client Consent
Avoiding Pitfalls 

       F. Marking the Transition from Intake to Intervention


PART TWO: ENDINGS

A. Ethical Requirements About Clinical Endings
B. Legal Considerations When Ending Clinical Relationships
C.
Clinical Issues with Ethical Implications:

Planned “Timely” Endings
Therapist-Guided “Early” Endings
Patient-Initiated “Abrupt & Untimely” Endings
Financially-Driven “Premature Terminations”

 D. Closing a Practice – Retirement, Relocation, Illness, Death

 

PART THREE:  USING BEGINNINGS TO CREATE SAFER ENDINGS

Learning Goals:
1. List some ethical responsibilities and potential ethical pitfalls at the beginning of clinical relationships.
2. List some ethical responsibilities and potential ethical pitfalls related to ending clinical relationships.
3. Describe how to use beginnings to create safer endings.

 

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This workshop offers three (3) Continuing Education (CE) credits in Ethics/Laws.
CE Certificates will be awarded at the completion of workshop attendance.
You may contact your state licensing board to confirm approval for license renewal.

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