Supervisors in behavioral health settings face a wide range of ethics and risk management issues. What confidentiality guidelines govern supervisory relationships? What boundary and dual relationship challenges can arise in supervisory relationships? What are the core elements of a supervision agreement? What is the best way to document supervision sessions? Are there unique liability risks associated with being a supervisor? What steps can supervisors take to prevent litigation and licensing board complaints related to supervision they provide? Dr. Frederic Reamer will discuss these and other ethics and risk management issues related to supervision.
This course is based on the recorded webinar, Ethics and Risk Management Issues in Supervision created by Frederic G. Reamer, PhD in 2022.
Frederic Reamer is professor in the graduate program, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His teaching and research focus on professional ethics, criminal justice, mental health, health care, and public policy. Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He chaired the national task force that wrote the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers in 1996 and recently served on the code revision task force. Dr. Reamer also chaired the national task force sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and Clinical Social Work Association that developed technology standards for the profession. Dr. Reamer has lectured nationally and internationally on social work and professional ethics, including in India, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and in various European nations. His books include Social Work Values and Ethics; Risk Management in Social Work; The Social Work Ethics Casebook; Ethical Standards in Social Work; Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services; Ethics and Risk Management in Online and Distance Behavioral Health; Moral Distress and Injury in Human Services; and The Social Work Ethics Audit, among others. Dr. Reamer has served as an expert witness in many court and licensing board cases throughout the United States.
Disclosures He receives royalties as a published author, and receives recording royalties for this presentation.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Evaluate ethical challenges and risks in supervision.
Utilize risk management tips to prevent licensing board complaints and lawsuits related to supervision.
Apply an ethical decision making framework to recognize, analyze, resolve or prevent ethical dilemmas in supervision
Determine ethical/legal standards of care as they pertain to supervision
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Faculty: Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
He receives royalties as a published author, and receives recording royalties for this presentation.
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