California Society for Clinical Social Work
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Greater LA District
Presenter: Pamela H. Harmell, Ph.D
Description: This workshop addresses therapist responsibility to ensuring patient welfare in all aspects of practice. Participants will learn to deal with ethical dilemmas such as (1) Domestic Violence, assessment and detection, legal issues related to child abuse and custody issues.(2) when therapist values conflict with patient values (highlighting two precedent setting legal cases), (3) suicide assessment (now required by BOP) including the opioid crisis and suicide, (4) current ethical standard of care in the world of technology, Skype, FaceTime, texting, social media and HIPAA compliance, (5 Subpoenas and court orders.. Literature updates, along with relevant Codes of Ethics and current expert opinion will be included in all areas of discussion. This program reviews current research findings and knowledge that inform the practice of ethical and legal practice.
About the Presenter: Dr. Pamela Harmell is a national lecturer specializing in legal and ethical issues in clinical practice. She is a Professor at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology and has written extensively in professional publications on ethical practice and has formally studied law. She is the Past President of the Board of Psychology. Dr. Harmell is former Chair of the California State Ethics Committee, is the current Chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of the California Psychological Association and is Past President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association.
PARKING: There is ample street parking. There is limited parking inside the lot of the building. If you prefer to park in the lot, arrive early to have staff open the gate. Contact Lizabeth Thompson at (818) 357-4989.
ACCESSIBILITY: The building does not have an elevator and you must take the stairs to get to the meeting room. If you require accommodations, please reach out to the district coordinators to discuss if accommodations can be met. You can call Nadia Aquino at (323) 362-4864 or Lizabeth Thompson at (818) 357-4989. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
CEUs: 6.0 hours
Nadia Aquino | email@example.com (Greater LA District Coordinator)
Lizabeth Thompson | firstname.lastname@example.org (Greater LA District Coordinator)
CSCSW | P.O. Box 60937, Palo Alto, CA 94306 | (310) 254-9471 | email@example.com