Susan Lewis – Iowa Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians
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- Susan Lewis is a professor.
6 hours and 7 minutes.
Audio and video formats are available.
29th of March, 2017
Susan Lewis, a psychologist and attorney, will prepare you for litigation concerns that might jeopardize your client’s, your license, and your practice. You will discover how to arrange your practice to reduce risk exposure, as well as easy documents, notes, and actions that will protect you in the case of a complaint. Susan will provide you the following take-home resources to help you reduce risk:
HIPAA and Iowa law and regulatory updates
Strategies for risk management
How to Avoid Litigation Difficulties, Complaints, and Malpractice Claims
Professional relationship best practices, informed consent, and office policies
You will learn via problem-solving dialogues that are similar to the ethical dilemmas you may face in your clinical practice. Susan’s expertise as a lawyer, work in the legal system, and considerable clinical experience combine to make her a hands-on, knowledgable lecturer!
This recording will make you courageous and competent in the event of lawsuit.
Manual (0.92 MB) (0.92 MB)
Outline of 40 pages available after purchase
The Clinician-Client Relationship
Law versus ethics
Components of legally informed consent
The nuts and bolts of workplace policies
Psychotherapy notes versus. records
What to include in a record
Iowa case law and the risk to others
Iowa has a responsibility to alert prospective victims.
The most recent changes are available to you.
A Practical Risk Management Approach
Competence and practice scope
Violations/crossings of boundaries
Modern technology problems
Texting, cell phones, e-mail, and video psychotherapy are all forms of communication.
The Dangers of Supervision
Licensing disputes and malpractice suits
Statues from Iowa
Iowa regulations and rules
How to Locate Case Law
Using the Legal System
Subpoenas and the release of sensitive information
Interrogatories, depositions, and expert testimony
Iowa’s majority age
Divorce and separation
Study of Cases
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D., is a member of the faculty. Seminars and items related to: 26
Susan J. Lewis, Ph.D., J.D., is a clinical and forensic psychologist as well as a lawyer. She has over 25 years of professional expertise working with diverse groups such as female sexual offenders detained at a women’s prison, self-injurious persons, forensic patients, and those suffering from severe and chronic mental illness. Dr. Lewis has worked as clinical director, program manager, and supervisor for psychiatric residents and post-doctoral psychologists in addition to clinical practice.
Dr. Lewis currently offers courses on Law and Ethics in Mental Health that are state specific to each state’s legislation. She has also given national presentations on the DSM-5® and differential diagnosis. She taught The Psychology of Criminal Behavior at Harvard Extension School and Northeastern University. She is the author of two books: Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians: Best Practices for Avoiding Litigation, Complaints, and Malpractice (PPM, 2016) and From Deep Within: A Forensic and Clinical Psychologist’s Journey (PPM, 2017). (2018).
Dr. Lewis, a sought-after expert, advises lawyers on contentious matters such as dangerousness, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility evaluations, and civil and criminal commitment. She collaborates with attorneys to develop methods for how mental illness may affect legal decision-making. Dr. Lewis has been certified as an expert in nearly every district and superior court in Massachusetts.
Her vast clinical experience qualifies her as a hands-on, competent lecturer. She is interesting and has a great sense of humor, which she adds to her workshops.
Disclosures for Speakers:
Susan Lewis works in private practice. PESI, Inc. pays her a speaking honorarium.
Susan Lewis is a non-financial member of the American Psychological Association.
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