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Informed Consent & Informed Refusal

Date - Tuesday, June 22, 2021
1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Zoom Interactive Webinar [1]

CE Credits: 2
Price: $ 60

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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  
          Ethical Standards
          Professional Recommendations

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 

        B. Federal  
              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

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the ethical importance of the initial informed consent interview
  2. Describe the informed consent requirements in your Ethics Code, state law, & HIPAA
  3. Suggest how to integrate these requirements into a coherent intake process


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