(Webinar) Ethical and Risk-Management Documentation Skills: Issues in the Human Services
Date: September 11, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Class Type: Zoom
Instructor: Frederic Reamer, Ph.D.
This training is being offered by:
The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, and The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI
All trainings offered through the end of September 2020 will be held through various online platforms such as Zoom.
When attending a training in an online platform please be sure to use your full name as your user name and to have your video enabled.
Beginning August 25, 2020, participants will be required to have enabled video in order to receive CEUs for live, online trainings.
The Zoom details, materials, and pre-test information will be emailed one (1) week prior to the training date.
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.
Continuing Education Credits:
Social Worker CEUs: This training has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for 6.0 continuing education credits.
Chemical Dependency Professionals CEUs: This training has been approved by the RI Certification Board for 6.0 continuing education credits (The RICB is an IC&RC affiliate).
Mental Health Counselors CEUs: This training has been approved by the RI Mental Health Counselors Association for 6.0 continuing education credits.
Please Note: A pre-test is required to be taken before the training. In order to receive a training certificate, each participant must complete a post-test, and training evaluation within ten (10) days of completing the training. Instructions will be provided to the email address that you register with. Thank you.