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2020 Hancock County ADAMHS Ethics Training: Navigating the Legal Challenges Between Clients, Clinicians, and the Courts - General Ethics
Often, clinicians face difficult situations in which they are called to become involved in legal matters facing their clients. These circumstances can lead to confusion on how to appropriately meet the needs of the client while also responding appropriately to the demands of the court. This year’s annual ethics training will provide a deeper understanding of how social workers, therapists, and counselors can effectively work with their clients who are or become involved with litigation in a manner that best serves the needs of the client without ignoring or improperly addressing the court.

1. Articulate the difference between ethics codes, regulatory rules, and laws and develop a strategy for identifying and balancing conflicts between them.
2. Create records that withstand legal scrutiny.
3. Understand patients' rights to access records and clinicians' responsibilities as it relates to records requests.
4. Respond appropriately to subpoenas, navigating courts and requests for testimony, and provide effective testimony.
5. Asserting and maintaining privilege and confidentiality in legal contexts.

This session will provide three (3) CEUs which will meet the ethics requirement of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. CEUs are provided through Family Resource Center.

Dec 10, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D., LICDC-CS, ABPP
Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D., LICDC-CS, ABPP, is a board-certified forensic psychologist, an attorney at law, and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor – clinical supervisor. Dr. Stinson is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) and a Diplomate in forensic psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Stinson worked for 15 years on a forensic unit at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, where he also served on the hospital’s Ethics Committee for a number of years, chairing it for his last two years.