Best Practices in Private Practices - April 2023
Date: April 11, 2023 / Tuesday
Time: 12 – 3:15p.m. EST
CEUs offered: 3 (Ethics)
Presented by: Charles J Potter PhD LPCC-S (Bio Below)
Modality: Live, Interactive Session with Activities & Discussion
Attendance: This training is offered 100% Virtually using Zoom Healthcare. NOTE: This is a live, interactive, training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar. Zoom recommends having a broadband wired/wireless connection, speakers, and a microphone to effectively participate via this platform. (requirements listed on zoom’s website here: LINK).
Recording Date: NA
Links to Access Material:
• To access training: Links will be sent after registration, 2-3 days before training.
• To complete training evaluation (to be submitted once training is completed): The link will be shared 2-3 days before the training, as well as during the training.
This program reviews critical legal and ethical guidelines for mental health providers, especially those practicing in private practice. Core expectations are reviewed with recommendations for how providers may best adhere to guidelines and provide high quality care to their clients. Ethical dilemmas will be presented along side an ethical decision making model. Attendees will leave this training understanding what these expectations are, why they are critical to client care, and how they can be met efficiently.
- Participants will review legal and ethical guidelines that shape expectations and requirements as mental health professionals.
- Participants will learn strategies for staying up to date on ongoing legal and ethical guidelines.
- Participants will review and discuss multiple ethical dilemmas that can occur in clinical practice.
- Participants will discuss strategies for effectively meeting legal and ethical standards while providing high quality care.
- Participants will receive & walk through a ethical decision making model.
Audience & Skill Level:
• Audience/Skill Level: Introductory- this program is intended for mental health practitioners (primarily counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists) of all experience levels. There are no pre-requisite trainings or prior expectations for providers to attend and benefit from this course.
• 12:00-12:30 - Updates from the CSWMFT Board & Defining clinical practice/scope
• 12:30-1:00 Communicating clearly with clients
• 1:00-1:30 Documentation Standards
• 1:30-2:00 Multiple Relationships and Boundary Concerns
• 2:00-2:30 Reviewing an Ethical Decision Making Model
• 2:30-3:00 Special Topics
• Working with Minors
• Emotional Support Animals
• 3:00 – 3:15 Q&A, Evaluations
To Receive Course Credit Participants Must:
• Attend and engage with the entire training.
• Complete the post-training evaluation.
• Certificates will be sent within seven business days of confirming attendance and receiving the evaluation.
Charles is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervision designation in the state of Ohio. He has been a practicing mental health professional for ten years, the last two of which he has also served as a clinical director for Mindfully. In that capacity, Charles’ responsibilities include staying up to date on legal and ethical regulations, as well as those in place from insurance companies, etc.
Ohio CSWMFT Approval
This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education. In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number 50-24074).
For questions, comments or concerns:
Please contact TrainingCenter@Mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300
• Grievance policy: If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please feel free to share this with us via email: TrainingCenter@mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300, or via your program evaluation. All complaints will receive a response within seven business days outlining actions taken and proposed responses which may include issuing a refund, credits for future trainings, updating course content or taking appropriate action with presenters, among others.
• Request for Accommodations: Should any accommodations enhance your program experience, please contact us via email: TrainingCenter@mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300, to explore what options you may have.
Ohio CSWMFT Resources
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. (2022, November). Laws and rules. Retrieved December 14, 2022, from: https://cswmft.ohio.gov/wps/wcm/connect/gov/ec24f481-e876-4a08-9adb-69ca05be74c8/11-14-2022+CSWMFT+Board+Laws+and+Rules+4757.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=oi5CMga
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. (2022). Legal and ethical issues in CSWMFT [Video/Course]. Retrieved December 2022 from: https://courses.cebroker.com/courses/5291211-legal-and-ethical-issues-in-cswmft?courseId=919461&coursePageIndex=1&coursePageSize=10&from=search&isFeatured=false&pageIndex=1&pageSize=10&previousUrl=%252Fsearch%252Foh%252Flicensed-professional-clinical-counselor&profession=3995&sortField=RELEVANCE&state=OH
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (2020, Fall). CSWMFT news. Retrieved from: https://cswmft.ohio.gov/about-the-board/news-letter
Codes of Ethics
American Counseling Association. (2014). 2014 Code of ethics. Retrieved from: https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/ethics/2014-code-of-ethics.pdf?sfvrsn=2d58522c_4
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. (2015). Code of ethics. Retrieved from: https://www.aamft.org/Legal_Ethics/Code_of_Ethics.aspx
National Association of Social Workers. (2021). Code of ethics. Retrieved from: https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English
Forester-Miller, H., & Davis, T. E. (2016). Practitioner’s guide to ethical decision making (Rev. ed.). Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/ethics/practioner’s-guide-to- ethical-decision-making.pdf
Hoy-Gerlach, Janet & Vincent, Aviva & Hector, Becca. (2019). Emotional Support Animals in the United States: Emergent Guidelines for Mental Health Clinicians. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health. 6. 10.1007/s40737-019-00146-8.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. (2022, July). Ohio provider manual. Retrieved from: https://www.anthem.com/provider/policies/manuals/?cnslocale=en_US_oh
Cigna. (2022, September). Evernorth behavioral health administrative guidelines. Retrieved from: https://static.evernorth.com/assets/evernorth/provider/pdf/resourceLibrary/behavioral/ebh-provider-admin-guide.pdf
Humana. (2023). Provider manual. Retrieved from: https://docushare-web.apps.external.pioneer.humana.com/Marketing/docushare-app?file=5028868
Medical Mutual. (2022, October). Provider manual. Retrieved from: https://www.medmutual.com/-/media/31EAF8B684494C129D3A5941086F40F5.ashx
Medicare Learning Network. (2022, March). Medicare mental health manual. Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/mln1986542-medicare-mental-health.pdf
Optum. (2022, September). National network manual. Retrieved from: https://www.providerexpress.com/content/dam/ope