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Ethical & Risk Management Strategies for Mental Health Professionals
May 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Registration opens at 8:45am
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
This workshop will explore approaches to ethical & legal issues that commonly arise in therapeutic practice. Topics covered in this program will include: the Illinois Mental Health Confidentiality Act, proper note taking & retention of records, psychotherapy & cyberspace, boundary violations, treatment of minors, & termination issues. Attendees will have ample time to ask questions & hypothetical scenarios will be discussed.
Scott Hammer, Attorney received his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University & earned his J.D. at John Marshall Law School. For over 30 years he has concentrated his practice on representing mental health professionals. He has considerable experience in handling mental health malpractice cases, risk management issues, mental health confidentiality, contracts, & defense of licensure actions. Scott is the past Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Mental Health & Disability Law Committee & past Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Mental Health Law Section Council. He is Of Counsel to the national litigation law firm Wilson Elser. He has handled more psychiatric malpractice cases & events than any other attorney in Chicago. Over the past several years, Scott has presented a number of workshops addressing legal & ethical issues in professional psychology at the Illinois Psychological Association’s annual convention.
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