Ethics and Boundaries: Documentation and Forensic Issues

This 1-day workshop will provide training on how and why to document, how to think about confidentiality in the medical health record, and how the use of the internet and social media are changing our understanding of therapeutic boundaries. We will also discuss informed consent, confidentiality, and ethical decision-making.

At a glance

What: Ethics and Boundaries: Documentation and Forensic Issues

When: M, Sept 22, 9am-4pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

Cost: $150

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608-262-2451
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Kristi Obmascher: 608-262-8971

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Next class

When: T, Dec 2, 9am-4pm

Where: American Club, 419 Highland Dr, Kohler, WI

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Documentation is a long-neglected but crucially important aspect of mental health practice. Rather than reducing risk exposure, the electronic medical record is exposing clinicians to greater privacy and boundary concerns. Internet and social media pressures are also changing the landscape of mental healthcare.

Court decisions and long-standing precedents in the areas of ethical misconduct and boundary violations have defined the responsibilities and practice standards in mental health work. We will use this legal background to describe and illustrate principles related to mental health care, including dual agency (duty to protect and communications with third parties).