Date - Tuesday, June 22, 2021
1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Zoom Interactive Webinar 
CE Credits: 2
Price: $ 60
See Outline Below.
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Informed Consent & Informed Refusal
A ZOOM Interactive Workshop led by Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist,
Executive Director of the Center for Ethical Practice
Are My Clients Adequately Informed?
Does It Really Matter?
I. Ethical and Professional Issues
A. Informing Prospective Clients
B. Obtaining Consent from Informed Clients
Allowing “Informed Refusal”
Avoiding “UNinformed Consent”
C. Re-Opening the Conversation
Opportunities for Revisiting the Informed Consent Discussion
II. Legal Requirements Related to Informed Consent
A. State (Virginia Samples of Types of State Laws)
Virginia Licensing Board Standards of Practice
Virginia Statutes: §54.1-2400.1; §54.1-2400.4; §54.1-2400.6; §54.1-2400.7
Virginia Supreme Court Case: Patricia Curtis v Fairfax Hospital
HIPAA Regulations (DHHS)
III. Practical Considerations
A. Preparation for the Initial Informed Consent Conversation
In Prospective Psychotherapy Relationships
Multi-Client Cases (Family; Group)
In Prospective Assessment Cases
In Court-Related Roles
B. Clinical Considerations
Integrating Ethical & Legal Requirements into a Coherent Intake Process
Respecting Informed Consent as an Ongoing Process
- Explain the ethical importance of the initial informed consent interview
- Describe the informed consent requirements in your Ethics Code, state law, & HIPAA
- Suggest how to integrate these requirements into a coherent intake process
The Center for Ethical Practice is approved by the American Psychological Center for Ethical Practice is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Center for Ethical Practice has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 6768). The Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
The Center for Ethical Practice (provider #1287), 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. The Center for Ethical Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/21/2021-3/21/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 ethics continuing education credits.
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