Legal and Ethical Issues Facing Mental Health Counselors

  • 09 Jun 2017
  • 08:30 - 16:30
  • Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier, VT


Registration is closed

Registration 8:30-9 am

Morning Session 9-11:45 am

Attorney Whit Smith will discuss legal issues related to our jobs as Vermont Mental Health Counselors. Topics will include:

  • Managing high risk situations including counselors’ expanded duty to-warn responsibilities and suicidal clients;
  • Issues related to counselors’ involvement in the legal system;
  • Confidentiality and client-access-to-records issues;
  • Changes to Vermont’s mandated reporting law; and
  • Decisional authority in situations involving minors, divorce situations, and youths in State custody.
Lunch provided 12 noon-1:15

Afternoon Session 1:15-4:30 pm
Our Ethics Panel, Lauren Berrizibetia, MA, LCMHC, Kirke McVay, MA, LCMHC and Christine Wilkens, MA, LCMHC will present models of Ethical Decision Making and discuss submitted questions from conference attendees.

5 CEUs for LCMHCs and LMFTs

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