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Ethical Risk Management

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About the Course

Dr. Doverspike offers a succinct discussion of some of the most basic ethical principles that guide the decisions of psychologists and other mental health professionals. Written from a practical perspective designed to minimize risk for the practitioner, the book addresses such important topics as informed consent, proper documentation, and avoidance of dual relationships. Dr. Doverspike presents clear guidelines for ethical practice and formal decision-making models to guide the therapist who wishes to take a proactive stance in avoiding ethics complaints. He also includes guidelines of benefit to the practitioner who is faced with a complaint or investigation. Finally, a number of appendices offer customizable informed consent forms, checklists, and other forms that incorporate the documentation advocated in the book.

**This course is based on the book, Ethical Risk Management created by Doverspike, William, Ph.D. **

Publication Date:

1999 1st Edition

Course Material Author

Doverspike, William, Ph.D. 

William F. Doverspike, Ph.D. holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP), as well as being board certified in Neuropsychology (ABPN). In addition to his independent practice, he is an Associate Faculty member of the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Doverspike is editor of Georgia Psychologist and a member of the Ethics Committee of the Georgia Psychological Association. Author of more than fifty articles and chapters, he conducts seminars on ethics, risk management, and diagnostic consultation.

Doverspike, William, Ph.D.  authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about understanding ethical principles and how to minimize risk. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. to be able to discuss important concepts such as informed consent, dual relationships, and ethical issues in managed care
  2. to be able to improve your documentation to maximize risk management
  3. to be able to respond to patient complaints and ethical investigations in a timely, rational, and deliberate manner
  4. to be able to proactively use formal decision-making models to guide your ethical choices

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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