This course is a live, interactive webinar held on Friday, June 2, 2023 from 12-3:10pm Eastern Daylight Time.
Registration closes at midnight (EST) the day before the event
26 Ways to Protect Your License
Having a licensure complaint or lawsuit filed can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for a clinician;
therefore, learning the things to do (and not do) in order to avoid these experiences is ideal.
This training will help mental health practitioners avoid possible risks that might lead to a complaint being filed against their state license(s) or having a lawsuit filed against them.
This course is ideal for:
- Any mental health practitioner who holds a state or national license in counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or substance use
- Masters students who are not yet licensed but aspire to be licensed in the future
- Mental health practitioners of all skill levels, as it contains information useful to the advanced clinician who is navigating the world of telemental health all the way to the novice practitioner in training who is looking to gain insight about the things that they can do to help prepare them to offer the best and most ethical services to future clients.
With the increase of telemental health services being offered in recent years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen many mental health practitioners utilize platforms that they were unfamiliar with and ill-prepared to use. Additionally, many state licensing boards had gaps in their laws and guidelines about how to navigate these telemental health services. As a result of these things, licensed clinicians nationwide have found themselves in uncharted territory and at risk with their ethical and legal codes. This course provides insight and clarification on how to utilize the best ethical decision-making processes for practitioners to remain safe and free from complaints and lawsuits.
Those who attend can expect to gain insight about the common behaviors and decisions that lead to complaints and lawsuits being filed. They will learn about ways to utilize telemental health services in safe and ethical ways. Attendees will also demonstrate understanding of how to establish boundaries with clients on various electronic platforms (e.g., social media, email communication, text).
This course will provide information that will allow you to keep yourself safe and ethically sound when working with clients via telemental health formats. Clients are demanding more telemental health services from mental health providers, which means that providers need to make the necessary adjustments to learn how to provide such services in a way that meets client needs as well as uphold the professional standards of their licensure boards. This course will help you to navigate these paths in a clear and comprehensive way.
By registering for this event you are agreeing to the following:
24 hour notice is required if you are not able to make it to a live event. A 10% processing fee is required for all refunds. Recordings are not provided to webinar registrants.
To test using Zoom.us/test before the event to ensure you are ready for the event.
Since this is a live interactive event it means that your interaction during the event is expected.
A post-test and an evaluation must be completed within one week of the event. Continuing Education credit(s) cannot be issued unless you attend the event and the evaluation is submitted. (Evaluation is not mandatory for APA hours)
Partial CE credits are not possible; therefore you are required to be present throughout the event in order to receive CE credits.
Respect all other participants during the event as though you would if you were sitting with the other attendees at a conference table:
- Dress appropriately
- Be in a private location void of distractions
- Do not multitask
- Remain on mute unless you are sharing with the group
Schedule (listed in Eastern Daylight Time):
1-2 pm presentation (without interaction)
2:20-3 presentation (without interaction)
Join us immediately following the course for an optional "Connect and Refresh" 30-minute meeting to meet other course participants. Icebreakers and engaging discussion questions will be provided for breakout rooms.
After participating in this live, interactive webinar, participants will be able to:
Identify common behaviors/decisions that lead to complaints being filed against their state license(s).
Utilize telemental health services in safe and ethical ways.
Establish boundaries with clients on various electronic platforms (e.g., social media, email communication, text)
Ofer Zur, Ph.D., is the founder of the Zur Institute. He is a licensed psychologist, instructor, forensic and ethics consultant, and expert witness in private psychotherapy practice in Sebastopol, CA. His writing and teaching in the US and abroad focus on ethics, critical thinking, boundaries, dual relationships, managed-care-free private practices, victims, psychology of war, and psychology of gender. For many years he taught at graduate schools, such as the CSPP (Alameda, CA) and CIIS (San Francisco, CA). His books include Dual Relationships and Psychotherapy (2002, co-edited with Arnold Lazarus) and HIPAA Compliance Kit (2003, Revised 2016, 2018). His book, Boundaries In Psychotherapy, was published in 2007 by APA Books. His latest book (2017) is Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling: Unavoidable, Common and Mandatory Dual Relations in Therapy, published by Routledge.
2 CE hours
Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 2 contact hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2026
Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.
Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2026
Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024
Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024
Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 120 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Registration is required by midnight the day before the event begins. To attend this webinar, you are required to:
- login and access the direct link to the webinar through your account
- your attendance is marked automatically when you use the direct link and attend fully
- At the completion of the second day, complete a post-test and course evaluation at the conclusion of the event
- collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-3 are completed
Directions for completing a course and collecting CEs can be found here
Enroll in the webinar by adding it to the cart and proceeding through the check out process. Create an account (or login to yours) during the checkout process.
Prepare: Download Zoom software. Participants must use a device that is connected to adequate internet speed with a camera, microphone and speakers (or headset).
Attend: At least 15 minutes before the designated start time, login to your account on the website. Go to "My Courses", click on the title of the webinar. The link for the webinar will be listed in the course content.
Attendance is recorded automatically when you use the direct link and attend the full event. Attendance is required for both days.
Closed captioning is offered for participants who are hard of hearing.
During the live webinar, captions will be provided either by:
- clicking on a button at the top left corner of your screen to view the real-time transcription, or
- following the link given in the chat window to access the captions. If you use the link you will have to minimize the transcription window to fill half of your screen and the minimize the Zoom window to fill the other half of your screen. You can also use two screens if you would prefer.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a live, interactive webinar