Ethical and Risk-Management Documentation Skills: Issues in the Human Services

Date: October 17, 2019 Price: $70.00 Time: 9:00am-4:00pm CEUs: 6 Class Type: Classroom
Level: Foundation Instructor: Frederic Reamer, Ph.D. Domain(s): 9,13 Domain Chart

6 CEUs*: (SW,CD, MHC)

Professionals in the behavioral health professions often struggle with documentation issues such as:

1. How much detail should I include in my case notes? What's too much detail? Too little?
2. What’s the best way for me to protect my clients, since it's not always possible to protect the confidentiality of paper and electronic case records?
3. How should I word case notes when I know that the case record may be subpoenaed and clients and other third parties (e.g., parents of minors) may request access?
4. How can I use case notes to protect myself in the event of a lawsuit or ethics complaint?
5. Is it okay to maintain informal, personal notes?
6. How should I handle clients’ request to review my case notes?
7. Who should be able to access sensitive information in electronic health records?
8. What are the most common documentation mistakes that professionals make, and how can they be avoided?

This workshop will provide answers to these questions as well as a comprehensive introduction to critical ethical and risk-management issues related to documentation.

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive a CEU Certificate, each participant must complete a Pre-Test BEFORE arriving at this training and complete a Post Test and Evaluation within 10 days after the training. (Instructions will be provided.)