Thousand Oaks, CA, USA – Professional Psych Seminars – a private, non-profit educational organization – is now offering an online course entitled Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Managing Difficult Patients and Terminating Treatment. This online continuing education course can be completed on PCs, Macs, tablets and even phones. This course is a 6.0 continuing education credit course created by Michele Licht, J.D., Attorney at Law. She specializes in healthcare law and psychotherapy practice issues, and has nearly 40 years of experience representing MFTs, psychiatrists, LCSWs and psychologists.
About the Legal and Ethical Guidelines Course
This law and ethics online seminar provides mental health professionals with the necessary tools to both ethically and legally terminate treatment in many situations. This course will also cover boundaries and limit setting with difficult patients. During this course, participants will be asked to analyze various vignettes based on different situations and to describe when termination is appropriate and when it is not. All course takers will also receive updated office forms, deposition guidelines, various articles about the topic to reference, tips on how to respond to license boards (when applicable), and even a revised HIPAA packet.
The objectives of this online continuing education course include:
• Describing how a patient’s legal battles impact their therapy
• Understanding why it’s important to set limits on the role of the therapist
• Listing three guidelines that are appropriate for legally terminating treatment
• Describing how to navigate treatment of children in high-conflict divorces and the termination of treatment when this conflict means treatment is ineffective
• Defining the criteria for legal abandonment effectively
“…This course is important for any mental health professional to take,” instructor Michelle Licht states. “By learning these legal and ethical guidelines and understanding the laws associated with terminating treatment, you can better protect your practice and licenses.”
Courses at Professional Psych Seminars are broken down into small segments of 30 minutes or less. After viewing a presentation, you will take a quiz for that segment. If you miss a question, you will be provided with the location on the video where the correct answer was given. You can work at your own pace, and, at the completion of the course, can print out your completion certificate instantly.
To learn more about this continuing education course, visit https://www.psychsem.com.
About Professional Psych Seminars
Founded in 1996, Professional Psych Seminars is a private, non-profit educational organization based in Thousand Oaks, California. Professional Psych Seminars offers a variety of in-person and online continuing education courses for professionals such as psychologists, MFT’s, social workers, nurses and counselors. Their unique learning platform allows individuals to learn at their own pace online.
For more information about their online courses and live seminars, visit their website at https://www.psychsem.com.