Terry Casey


8:30AM – 4:30PM PT
Strategies for Reducing Risk in Clinical Practice

101 - Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues for the Advanced Practice Clinician

Finally…an ADVANCED training in ethical, legal, and practice issues!

This course will equip you with a practical, easy-to-use framework for navigating ethical, legal, and practice issues of all types. It is specially designed for experienced clinicians and those who are in leadership roles who don’t need another 101 ethics training.

You will leave with a guide that will help establish a process for managing ethical, legal, and other types of risk. Also covered, is an exploration of related advanced topics. For example:

  • Making sense of the relationship between ethics, laws, and licensing regulations
  • Codes of ethics: Seeing beyond the surface
  • How to think like a licensing board
  • Navigating your practice through the ethical, legal and operational maze
  • Operational decision-making: (e.g.) Can I – and should I – offer distance therapy?”

Additionally, you will receive a variety of useful and timely information, tools, and resources to take back to your clinical practice immediately. Some of the topics covered:

  • Establishing a communication and social media policy
  • Cloud-based practice management systems
  • Distance therapy/telehealth
  • Practicing across state lines
  • Education on training non-clinical staff (e.g., receptionists/schedulers)
  • Developing policies and procedures: How to make use of codes of ethics and licensing regulations
  • Strategies for avoiding problems and improving operations.

You will leave the course with useful tools, resources, insight and examples of how to work through real-life ethical, legal and related dilemmas from advanced perspectives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the interrelationships among codes of ethics, federal and state laws, and licensing regulations.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with accessing and using tools and resources for compliant practice including secure, HIPAA , compliant internet access, business associate agreements, and telehealth law applications.
  3. Analyze ethical and legal aspects of key technology-related topics including social media & communication policies, nuances of distance therapy, email & texting, and practice management systems.
  4. Integrate specific strategies for mitigating risk and avoiding ethical and legal problems.
  5. Identify the five essential perspectives for navigating all ethically problematic situations.
  6. Describe a process for effectively navigating ethically and legally challenging scenarios.

Expert on ethics and professional issues

Terry Casey, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice and a health service psychologist with over 30 years of experience, including a 16-year tenure as the director of counseling and psychological services for a nonprofit agency with over 30 counselors at over a dozen locations. He teaches ethics and professional issues in counseling at Lipscomb University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Terry Casey maintains a private practice and is a faculty member of Lipscomb University. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Casey receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Terry Casey is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Tennessee Psychological Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselor Association, and others. For a complete list, please contact info@pesi.com.