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Ethics with Minors: An Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals



Working with minors and their parents presents unique challenges and problems but also provides unique rewards for therapists. There is often confusion and misunderstanding about the myriad of ethical and legal issues to consider when working with minors.

This training will dive into some of these key issues and how to navigate them: 

  • Vulnerability of minors & power differentials 
  • Consent: Who can provide it and when 
  • Special rights of older adolescents 
  • Challenges of divorced parents 
  • HIPAA vs FERPA 
  • Boundary Social media & texting issues 
  • Parental access to child’s records 
  • Mandatory reporting of abuse

You will learn how to use an effective and easy-to-use decision-making model that can be used in any situation when working with minors. Vignettes are used to illustrate how to navigate challenging situations involving minors and you’ll receive additional resources to assist you beyond this training. 


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.6
Speakers:
Terry Casey
Duration:
3 Hours 02 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 29, 2020
Product Code:
POS056755
Media Type:
Digital Recordings - Also available: DVD

CPD


CPD

This online program is worth 3.0 hours CPD.



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Speakers

Terry Casey's Profile

Terry Casey Related seminars and products: 6

PhD


TERRY CASEY, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, HSP health service provider with over 30 years of professional experience, including a 16-year tenure as the director of counseling & psychological services for a non-profit agency with over 30 counselors at over a dozen locations. He is in private practice in Franklin Tennessee, teaches ethics and professional issues in counseling at Lipscomb University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling, and guest lectures at Trevecca Nazarene University’s PhD program in Clinical counseling. Dr. Casey also served for several years as the chair of the ethics committee for the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors’ Association and in an advisory capacity for graduate counseling programs at two universities. He has presented frequently on ethics to organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors, and others. For more information, visit his practice website at rencounselingtn.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Terry Casey maintains a private practice. He is an adjunct faculty member at Lipscomb University. Dr. Casey receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Terry Casey is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Assess select ethical and legal issues unique to working with minors. 
  2. Determine how to effectively navigate codes of ethics, laws, and licensing rules when working with minors. 
  3. Utilize recommended methods for reducing risk and avoiding problems. 

Outline

Navigate Challenging Situation with Minors: How to do it! 

  • The five key perspectives and how to use them 
  • Consultations: Two important types 
  • Essentials of how to document your decision

Boundaries and Multiple Relationships: “Thin Ice!” 

  • Social media & communication policies 
  • Power differentials and why they matter 
  • Virtual relationships 
  • Texting and messaging 
  • Vignette: Ashley’s Tweets: Social media hazards 
  • Vignette: Client in a Bind: Multiple Relationships

Legal Matters: Consent, Records and Reporting 

  • Consent vs assent 
  • Who can provide consent and when? 
  • Parents’ rights 
  • Special rules for older adolescents 
  • Informed consent process 
  • Mandatory reporting of abuse 
  • Vignette: Robert’s separated parents

Strategies for Avoiding Problems and Reducing Risk 

  • Establishing your role at intake 
  • Keep all involved on the same page 
  • Determine if HIPAA or FERPA applies 
  • Obtain the parenting plan before treatment 
  • Use psychotherapy notes when appropriate 
  • Know state laws about minors’ rights 
  • and more! 

Target Audience

  • Counselors 
  • Social Workers 
  • Psychologists 
  • Marriage and Family Therapists 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • School Counselors 
  • School Social Workers 
  • School Psychologists 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals who work with minors 

Reviews

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 196

Comments

Monique M

"Great Seminar"

Leslie N

"i liked all the examples from practice"

Emma R

"Excellent presenter and relevant course material. "

KARAN S

"Great presenter and lots of applicable knowledge."

Adrienne A

"Great, nice efforts to make it engaging and interactive. The vignettes were again very helpful."

Sarolyn M

"Very Useful, engaging and insightful. Great practical application of the information."

Lysetta H

"I learned a lot . Gained useful information to help my staff"

Kristin F

"The presentation was excellent!!"

Jolie K

"The course was informative, appreciate the Vignette's and the time allowed to problem-solve the scenarios."

Carol H

"excellent seminar"

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