Continuing Education & Resources for Mental Health Professionals

Upcoming Workshops

  • Retiring, Relocating, or Closing a Practice:
    Ethical & Practical Considerations

    Friday, March 22, 2019
    OR Friday, June 7, 2019
    NoVa (Location TBA)
    Time TBA -- 2 CE

    As soon as the final date and location are chosen, we will post them correctly here and on the home page. Retiring, Moving, or Closing a Practice: Ethical & Practical Considerations Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.   I.  Ethical Standards About Termination II.  Legal Regulations About Termination III.  Professional Resources A.  APA Practice Organization “Checklist for […]

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  • Professional Ethics:
    Two Developmental Perspectives

    Saturday, March 23, 2019
    Fairfax, VA
    9:00 am - noon -- 3 CE

    Professional Ethics: Two Developmental Perspectives Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.  I.  Development of Ethics Codes in the Mental Health Professions A.  Prior Ethics Codes B. Patterns of Change Represented in Current Ethics Codes Emphasis on the Ethical Importance of Informed Consent Ethical and Legal Issues Raised by Managed Care Ethical and Legal Issues Raised by Use […]

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  • Where Are We Going Astray? Why?

    Saturday, March 23, 2019
    Fairfax, VA
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 3 CE

    “Where Are We Going Astray? . . . and Why?” Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D. Introduction: 2009 – 2019:  Ethically Speaking, Has Anything Changed? I. Where Are We Making Problematic Decisions? Beginnings: Informed Consent & Informed Refusal at Intake Confidentiality & Disclosure; “Overdisclosure” Dual/Multiple Relationships & Boundaries Multi-Client Therapies Legal Contexts Custody Cases Subpoenas Role Confusion […]

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  • Professional Ethics:
    Two Developmental Perspectives

    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Charlottesville VA
    9:00 - noon -- 3 CE

    Professional Ethics: Two Developmental Perspectives Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.  I.  Development of Ethics Codes in the Mental Health Professions A.  Prior Ethics Codes B. Patterns of Change Represented in Current Ethics Codes Emphasis on the Ethical Importance of Informed Consent Ethical and Legal Issues Raised by Managed Care Ethical and Legal Issues Raised by Use […]

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  • Where Are We Going Astray? Why?

    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Charlottesville, VA
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 3 CE

    “Where Are We Going Astray? . . . and Why?” Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D. Introduction: 2009 – 2019:  Ethically Speaking, Has Anything Changed? I. Where Are We Making Problematic Decisions? Beginnings: Informed Consent & Informed Refusal at Intake Confidentiality & Disclosure; “Overdisclosure” Dual/Multiple Relationships & Boundaries Multi-Client Therapies Legal Contexts Custody Cases Subpoenas Role Confusion […]

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  • Boundaries & Dual Relationships
    What Are the Rules?

    Saturday, June 8, 2019
    Fairfax VA
    9:00 - noon -- 3 CE

     “Boundaries & Dual Relationships: What Are the Rules?  Where Should We Draw the Line?” Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.   Introduction: “…but everybody does it!”   I. Ethical Standards About Boundaries & Dual Relationships  II. Legal Standards About Boundaries & Dual Relationships III. Keeping the Frame & Drawing the Lines      Clinical Meetings Between Therapist & […]

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  • Ethics Q&A

    Saturday, June 8, 2019
    Fairfax VA
    1:00 - 4:00 -- 3 CE

    Ethics Q&A Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D. Below are some sample questions. This list will grow as we add your items and questions.   How do my Ethical Standards fit together with my Licensing Board Standards? Why did Dr. Fisher write that “Who is the client” is not a good ethical question? What if I want […]

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  • Boundaries & Dual Relationships
    What Are the Rules?

    Saturday, June 15, 2019
    Charlottesville VA
    UVa Darden Event Center
    8:30 - 11:30 -- 3 CE

     “Boundaries & Dual Relationships: What Are the Rules? Where Should We Draw the Line?” Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.   Introduction: “…but everybody does it!”   I. Ethical Standards About Boundaries & Dual Relationships  II. Legal Standards About Boundaries & Dual Relationships III. Keeping the Frame & Drawing the Lines      Clinical Meetings Between Therapist & […]

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  • Navigating the Legal Minefield:
    Ethical Responses to Subpoenas, Court Testimony,
    & Other Legal Irritants

    Saturday, June 15, 2019
    Charlottesville VA
    UVa Darden Event Center
    1:00 - 4:00 -- 3 CE

    Navigating the Legal Minefield: Ethical Responses to Subpoenas, Court Testimony, & Other Legal Irritants  Linda Ross, Esquire & Weare Zwemer, Ph.D. I. Responding to Legally-Compelled Involvement in Court Cases A. Considerations in responding 1. Legal leverage attorneys have 2. HIPAA Constraints on Mental Health Professionals 3. Ethical Obligations for Mental Health Professionals B. Responding to […]

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