2020.12.9 and 2020.12.10 | 12p.m. to 2p.m. | Justice Involved Clients: Legal and Ethical Issues across Disciplines | 4 Contact Hours
The justice- involved client often engages in multiple professional contacts, each with a different vision, role, and mandate. Many have ethical restrictions which can block effective communication and case management. This class will discuss the “big ones” involving the Federal Rules of Confidentiality and HIPAA as they apply to justice involved persons. In addition, as we coordinate services, we can lose track of our roles and boundaries with the other professions and with the participant/client/patient. Examples of these problems and solutions will be suggested. Last, understanding the limits placed on each profession helps to improve communication and reduce misunderstandings (in addition to removing manipulation). Cross training and role clarification is crucial to improving outcomes for substance using clients. This is extremely common in treatment courts but is relevant to all who work with persons in these systems.
About the Presenter
Helen Harberts, MA, JD, Helen Harberts has worked in drug court systesm since 1994 as both a prosecutor and a chief probation officer. She drafted the protocol and implemented the Butte County juvenile and adult drug court. Read more
- 4 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
- 4 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
- 4 contact hours for CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
- 4 contact hours pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors
- 4 continuing legal education hours pending from the Maine State Bar Association
This four hour webinar is offered in two consecutive 2 hour sessions. Attendance at both sessions is required. Partial credit will not be awarded.
Completion of an electronic evaluation is required to receive a certificate of contact hours.