If Only I Had Known!Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.
Saturday, February 2 - Richmond VA
We say this when dealing with an outcome we could have avoided
if we had sought more information, been more forethoughtful, or consulted before acting.
Dr. Fisher will share examples of such situations from her own practice and elsewhere,
in the hope that this will help others be better prepared.
Attendees are invited to add to the agenda by
sharing examples of things they “learned the hard way.”
What Do You Wish You Had Known About …….
The ethics of beginning a therapy relationship
The ethics of ending a therapy relationship
What to to tell minors about confidentiality
What to tell couples about confidentiality
How to start a practice and run a business
The ethical difference between “legally-required” and “legally-allowed” disclosures
What to do first if you receive a subpoena
Whether or not to keep “psychotherapy notes”
What legal options are available if a patient threatens to harm someone else
Whether you have any legal obligations if a patient threatens suicide
How to turn down a gift from a patient
The importance of having a confidentiality contract with those who work for you
1. List some examples of clinical circumstances in which you were not well prepared.
2. Describe the potential impact on patients or risks to you in those situations.
3. State what you now know that would lead you to handle the situation differently
All workshops presented by The Center for Ethical Practice will qualify for Continuing Education (CE) credits in Ethics/Laws when renewing clinical licenses in Virginia.
The Center for Ethical Practice is approved by APA (American Psychological Association) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; by NASW (National Association of Social Workers) as Provider # 886-40-7427; and by VCA (Virginia Counselors Association) [NBCC Approved Provider #2047]. The Center for Ethical Practice maintains full responsibility for all programs and their content.