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Broadcast Date: June 16, 2009
Course Code: A032

Linda K. Knauss, PhD, ABPP
Director of Internship Training
Widener University
Chester, PA

Program Description:

Today’s clinical practices necessitate consideration of a myriad of ethical and legal issues. The purpose of this program is to provide practicing mental health professionals with guidance to negotiate these issues. Informed consent, age of consent and confidentiality are areas of primary concern to mental health professionals and family members. Current practice standards with regard to supervision and scope of practice issues will be presented.

Educational Objectives:

  1. At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to:
    Describe and apply consent to treatment, confidentiality and release of information requirements when working with children, adolescents and their families

  2. List solutions to problems that occur when parents who have joint legal custody disagree about mental health services for their children

  3. Identify the standards for supervision in children’s mental health services
    Anticipate and resolve ethical challenges in your practice

Target Audience:

Family members who may be integrated into an agency, and psychologists, counselors, social workers, educators, nurses, and other mental health professionals who are interested in integrating family members as staff in a professional environment.

Continuing Education Credits:              

ACT 48 – 3.0

CADC – 3.0

NBCC – 3.0

Psychologist – 3.0

SW – 3.0

CEU – 0.3

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC, NBCC, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast. Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast: (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 3.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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