Date - Monday, April 26, 2021
10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Zoom Interactive Webinar
CE Credits: 2
Price: $ 60
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Ethical Consequences of Role Confusion in Court-Related Cases:
A ZOOM Interactive Workshop led by Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist,
Executive Director of the Center for Ethical Practice
What are the implications of our confusion about our different roles in court cases?
Are we participating voluntarily or “involuntarily?” What are the ethical, legal, and clinical impacts?
What are the potential effects on the perceptions of our roles by attorneys, judges, and the public?
Introduction: Are You Clear About Your Role?
I. Possible Roles of Mental Health Professionals in Court-Related Cases
A. Voluntary Roles
B. “Involuntary” Roles
II. Ethical Standards, Guidelines, & Professional Advice about Court-Related Roles
III. Responding Ethically to Legal Demands
A. Responding to “Informal” Legal Demands (§ 8.01-399)
B. Professional Recommendations about Responding to Subpoenas vs. Court Orders
C. Responding to Record Requests in Multi-Client Cases
D. Providing Deposition or Courtroom Testimony
V. Implications of Role Confusion & Role Conflicts
A. Ethical Implications
B. Legal and Risk-Management Considerations
C. Clinical Implications
D. Creating Impressions that Confuse Attorneys, Judges, & the Public
1. List some of the possible “voluntary” or “involuntary” roles you might play in a court case.
2. Name two possible ethical consequences of role confusion in a court case.
3. Specify steps you might take to avoid role confusion.
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