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OREGON & WASHINGTON MANDATORY REPORTING AND LETHALITY: LEGAL AND ETHICAL STANDARDS Presented by Eric Strom, LMHC, JD
September 27 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Free to PNP Members
$100 for nonmembers
**1/2 off for students and interns!**
4.0 CEs (NASW Accreditation)
This four hour law and ethics continuing education workshop will focus on supporting mental health providers to develop strategies in support of client confidentiality while still meeting the legal and ethical obligation to protect the public from harm. Topics covered will include mandatory reporting, client lethality, and the duty to warn/protect. The application of legal and ethical standards will also be discussed in the context of diversity, cultural competence and social justice. Learning will be supported by interactive discussion and the use of current real-world examples.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Eric Ström, MA, JD, LMHC is a licensed Attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an Attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to mental health professionals. Eric’s counselling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans as well as providing supervision and consultation to clinicians. Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee and is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association. Eric teaches a range of courses in counseling and professional ethics at a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs.
Eric earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Northwest School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Seattle, graduated cum laude from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit Michigan, attended the Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague Netherlands, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, and is currently working towards his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University.
– Compare Oregon and Washington State legal sources of confidentiality and mandatory reporting
– Identify the legal requirements of mandatory reporting.
– Describe and contrast the duty to warn, duty to protect, and duty to act reasonably.
– Apply these legal and ethical standards to scenarios based on real cases.
8:45 AM Check in and registration
9:00 AM Presentation begins
10:30 AM Break and light refreshments
10:45 AM Presentation continues
12:00 PM Networking and lunch break
12:45 PM Presentation continues
2:00 PM Presentation ends