Legal and Ethical Issues for New Jersey Psychotherapists

General Information

Title: Legal and Ethical Issues for New Jersey Psychotherapists (Psychologists, Social Workers, MHC, MFT)

Presenter: David Trueman, J.D., Ph.D. Introduction by Leah Nadler, LCSW

Date: Wednesday October 11, 2023 7 PM-10 PM ET

Fee: $99. until October 1st. $70

Venue: Online Webinar

Includes full technical support, handouts, 3 CE credits, and 2 months access to recordings. 

 

If you are a NJ LCSW, you need to complete 40 credits of continuing education during a 2-year period, of which 5 credits must be related to ethics. An LSW needs to complete 30 credits of continuing education, 5 of which must be related to ethics. A CSW needs to complete a minimum of 20 credits of continuing education, 5 of which must be related to ethics. 

The CE requirements for NJ professional counselors (LPC, LAC) and rehabilitation counselors (LRC) include 40 hours of CE every 2 years, including 5 credits in ethics. 

Legal and Ethical Issues for New Jersey Psychotherapists

Description

This course will provide the participant information about legal and ethical issues pertaining to the practice of psychotherapy in New Jersey. 

The following topics will be discussed:

 

  • Governing Law and Licensure
  • Structuring The Psychotherapy Practice
  • Legal and Ethical Requirements of Licensed Health Care Professionals
  • The Treatment Record and Practice Documentation
  • Treatment: Initiation and Planning Treatment
  • Treatment: Terminating Treatment and Avoiding Abandonment
  • Ethics Issues and Avoiding Unethical Practice
  • Confidentiality, Privilege, and Disclosure To Third Parties
  • Assessing and Managing At-Risk Patients
  • Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting
  • Professional Discipline and Professional Liability Issues
  • Teletherapy

 

 

Instructor

David Trueman is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law where he taught health law courses as an adjunct faculty member for ten years.  He is licensed in New York and New Jersey, as well as licensed as a psychologist in New York, although he no longer provides treatment to patients. 

 

Dr. Trueman’s practice focuses on health and insurance law, representing health care professionals and individuals in a variety of insurance, practice, tort, and contract contexts. A significant part of his practice is devoted to health care issues, providing counsel and representation to health care professionals in the range of their practices, including risk management and representation in disciplinary matters.  He engages in civil litigation on both the federal and state levels, including payment claims against insurance companies, and the appeal and litigation of health insurance and long-term disability claims,

 

Dr. Trueman has practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, federal district courts, the New York Court of Appeals, the First and Second Departments in New York, and various state courts in New York and New Jersey. He has made law in the Second Circuit and in New York State in relation to patient rights and insurance and his cases have been the focus of media attention.

 

Dr. Trueman’s professional writing, which includes book chapters and professional articles, is in the areas of health law and insurance law, focusing on insurance and managed care, ERISA and patient rights, external review of insurance denials, and clinical trials.  Dr. Trueman has conducted numerous continuing legal education seminars and lectures for health care professionals on these topics.

 

Legal and Ethical Issues for New Jersey Psychotherapists

Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to Learn current and basic ethical and legal backgrounds for psychotherapy practice.
  2. Participants will be able to Plan and prepare to implement record-keeping and documentation requirements for psychotherapy practice.
  3. Apply risk management principles without compromising clinical integrity.

Application Deadline

October 9, 2023 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete, and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $15) until September 12, 2023.  Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Accessibility

Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level

Introductory

Level of clinician 

Introductory

Accessibility

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

The Grievance Policy for trainings provided by NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

CE Information

Three Continuing Education Credits are granted through Nefesh International for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.

NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046

NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082

NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.

This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

References

Jacoby, R.J. and Abramowitz, J.S., 2016. Inhibitory learning approaches to exposure therapy: A critical review and translation to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Clinical Psychology Review, 49, pp.28-40.

 

Lee, E.B., Bistricky, S., Milam, A., Wetterneck, C.T. and Björgvinsson, T., 2016. Thought control strategies and symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Associations with treatment outcome. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30(3), pp.177-189.

 

Leeuwerik, T., Cavanagh, K. and Strauss, C., 2019. Patient adherence to cognitive behavioural therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of anxiety disorders, 68, p.102135.

 

McGinn, L.K. & Sanderson, W.C. (1999) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:  Clinical Application of Evidenced Based Psychotherapy.  Jason Aronson Inc: Northvale, New Jersey.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

 

Legal and Ethical Issues for New Jersey Psychotherapists

Schedule

October 11, 2023

7 PM--7:45.  Beginning and planning psychotherapeutic treatment, supervision and consultation, and the basics of record-keeping. Contents of records.  Foundations of standards of care, including statutes, professional regulations, caselaw and NASW/APA Codes of Ethics.

 

7:45--8:15 Informed consent, adults, adolescents and children. HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

 

8:15--8:45  Issues with child abuse and neglect identification and reporting in NJ.

 

8:45--9:15. Assessing and managing at-risk patients; the duty to protect, the NJ specific regulations. 

 

9:15--10:00  a) access to treatment records by patients, Article 18 of NYPHL, HIPAA. b) Confidentiality and privilege and disclosing treatment information to 3rd parties. Subpoenas. c) Terminating treatment and avoiding abandonment. d) Malpractice and professional discipline, risk management, most common complaints.

 

Legal and Ethical Issues for New Jersey Psychotherapists

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