ETHICS: Helpful Policies and Procedures
May 17, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 11:45 am$95.00
John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.
Describe how properly written and executed policies and procedures help ensure the ethical and professional delivery of mental health services.
Explain the importance, ethically and legally, of a rigid adherence to appropriate polices and procedures regarding scheduling, fees, special circumstances, etc.
Demonstrate how the effective execution of policies helps the clinician, support staff, clients, and others reduces liability and increases efficiency in offices and clinics
Compile, create, and utilize policies effectively, and demonstrate common errors in carrying out office, clinic, and agency missions.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The power of written and well-communicated policies and procedures
Areas that need to be covered in a policies and procedures manual
How proper office guidelines help ensure fairness and ethical practice
Dangers stemming from not following policies
Ethical and legal considerations – ensuring informed consent, outlining confidentiality promises, scheduling, etc.
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Dealing with special circumstances
Communicating policies and procedures to others
Help your staff and colleagues by outlining the proper ways to proceed.
How properly written and executed policies can reduce liability
Creating policies and procedures – relevant examples and serious mistakes.
11:45 p.m. – Adjournment
Psychologists – Professional Training Resources, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Professional Training Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Licensed Professional Counselors – Professional Training Resources, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5829. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Professional Training Resources, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Social Workers – This program has been approved for 3 ethics continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
Substance Abuse Counselors – approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 3 clock hours.
NASP – Professional Training Resources is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for the program.
Other Professions – may seek apply for education credits through their respective boards. Everyone in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance for 3 clock hours.