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How to Decide:  Duty to Warn vs Duty to Protect
Friday, November 19, 2021, 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST
Category: LPCA Sponsored NBCC approved

This is a live, synchronous webinar for 3.0 Ethics Hours.  The purpose of this workshop is to educate professional counselors on the definitions of "duty to warn" and "duty to protect statutes" in Georgia.  Participants will learn the defining differences in the two statutes and applicable codes of ethics in the counseling profession.  Participants will learn the timeline for the establishment of "duty to warn" and "duty to protect"  as legal statutes and case laws both nationally and in Georgia. In addition, discussions will include the historical and current perspectives in Georgia on breaching confidentiality when a client threatens to do harm to another.  Participants will participate in triads to demonstrate their understanding and application of the statutes, codes of ethics, and ethical decision making models when faced with potentially dangerous clients.

Learning objectives: 

  1. Participants will be able to verbalize the difference between “a duty to warn” and a “duty to protect”.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss applicable codes of ethics and laws related to a “duty to warn” and “a duty to protect”.
  3. Participants will be able to demonstrate the use of an ethical decision-making model to discern if there is “a duty to warn” or “a duty to protect” when working with a client who threatens harm to others.

Presenter bio:  Dr. Michele Frey, PhD, LPC, CPCS, ACS  Michele earned a PhD in Counselor Supervision and Education from Georgia State University. She was on the editing staff for the Journal of Individual Psychology for over six years and is currently a peer reviewer for the journal.  She is a Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology.  Michele has worked through her private practice to provide clinical supervision since 2005 to clinicians working towards full licensure as LPCs and LCSWs. She is credentialed as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). Michele is an adjunct instructor for the master’s degree program in counseling at Western Kentucky University as well as the master’s and PhD counseling programs at Mercer University. At Mercer, she was awarded the annual Excellence in Teaching award in 2011. In addition, Michele has presented workshops on Adlerian Theory, Early Recollections, Ethics, and Clinical Supervision locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.  She is a member of many Adlerian organizations and is on the planning committee for the Georgia Society of Adlerian Psychology  (GSAP) and its annual three-day conference at Callaway Gardens in August.  Michele is a licensure consultant for LPCAGA and is on the CPCS Committee also through LPCAGA.

 Date: Friday, November 19, 2021

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

CE Hours: 3.0 Ethics

Location:  Online  

Registration Fee:   $79.00 for Non-Members
                                $49 for members

Register for this event HERE

This is an NBCC and LPCA Approved Workshop