Law & Ethics of Mandatory Reporting & Client Lethality (3 CEUs)

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June 02, 2023 09:00 - 12:00


When: Friday, June 2nd (9 am - 12 pm, PST)

Where: Virtual/Online

CEUs Available: 3

Trainer: Eric Strom, JD, Ph.D, LMHC



For many clinicians, client lethality and mandatory reporting are some of the most difficult topics to navigate. In this workshop we will examine the applicable Washington State and Federal laws regarding mandatory reporting obligations with a specific focus on how these rules apply to behavioral health clinicians. We will also discuss the boundaries and standards of clinician liability for client harm to self or others as defined in recent Washington State case law. Participants will gain increased ability to implement strategies to minimize risk and to limit liability to best support their veteran clients. This course is intended to meet ethics CEU requirements.


Learning Objectives

After taking part in this training, participants will be able to:

1.     Describe Washington state legal standards regarding duty to warn/duty to protect

2.     Locate and compare legal and ethical standards regarding mandatory reporting obligations

3.     Describe the difference between mandatory reporting and discretionary disclosure;

4.     Create and evaluate strategies to meet legal reporting requirements while maximizing client support

Event Status



Online only

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