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Lynelle Buchanan, Ph.D.; Rachel Rouleau, J.D.



Approved For CE

Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Chemical Dependency Counselors

Approved For CME/CEU

Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners




Legal and ethical practice is critical to appropriate client care for the Christian psychologist, licensed mental health professional, and medical professional. As complaints against mental health providers increase, participants must be aware of the behaviors and issues most likely to prompt a complaint or lawsuit. Additionally, clinicians must be equipped to respond in wisdom should allegations of malpractice arise. In this workshop, participants will be prepared to analyze their practice for potential vulnerabilities, be introduced to effective strategies to prevent ethical lapses, and respond professionally to complaints.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify legal and ethical pitfalls that are most likely to result in complaints or lawsuits.
2. Illustrate a practice in a way that prevents accusations of ethical lapses.
3. Summarize a plan to respond with wisdom and integrity to any complaint or lawsuit that may arise.
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