Legal and Ethical Issues for Social Worker Psychotherapists

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This workshop will review the essential ethical and legal background for the provision of psychotherapy by

licensed master social workers and licensed clinical social workers in New York State. Practitioners will be provided with

templates for record-keeping, informed consent, HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices, authorizations for the

release of patient information, and forms for the denial of access to patient information.

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 9:30AM-4:30PM

Credits: 6 CEUs (NYS Social Workers – LMSWs and LCSWs)

Instructor: Bruce Hillowe, JD, PhD, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Cost: $219 Individual Rate, $209 Early Bird (register by 11/15/19), $199 Supersaver (register by 10/15/19), $199 3+ Group Rate (each)


Educational Objectives:

      • Learn current and basic ethical and legal backgrounds for psychotherapy practice

      • Plan and prepare to implement record-keeping and documentation requirements for psychotherapy practice

      • Analyze the process of the evaluation, reporting, and recording of at-risk patients and circumstances

      • Apply risk management principles without compromising clinical integrity

      • Utilize tools to make clinical decisions in accordance with ethical, legal, and risk management guidelines

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