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Caught in the Web: Ethics, Boundaries and Documentation
Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072
United States

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
Category: WAFCA CE Training


Caught in the Web: Ethics, Boundaries and Documentation

Documentation is a long-neglected but crucially important aspect of mental health practice. Rather than reducing risk exposure, the electronic medical record is exposing clinicians to greater privacy and boundary concerns. Internet and social media pressures are also changing the landscape of mental healthcare. This workshop will provide training on how and why to document, how to think about confidentiality in the medical health record, how to document risk assessments, and how the use of searches, e-mail, and social media are all changing our understanding of therapeutic boundaries.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants:

1)      will understand the basic components of confidentiality and HIPAA

2)      be introduced to formats and important aspects of intake notes and progress notes

3)      know the requirements for doing risk assessments for suicidality and violence

4)      will understand how boundaries are changing between therapists and clients under the influence of the Internet

About the Presenter:

Dr. David Mays, M.D., Ph.D., is a licensed physician in the state of Wisconsin. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has a dual appointment as a clinical adjunct assistant professor in the University of Wisc. Dept. of Psychiatry and Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies.

He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, member the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, and a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Over the last 23 years, Dr, Mays has practiced psychiatry in a variety of settings, including an HMO, an assertive community treatment program, private clinical and forensic practice, and as the clinical director of the forensic program at the Mendota Mental Health Institute. This forensic program is a 180-bed program with the only maximum security forensic unit in the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Mays was the treating psychiatrist on the most restrictive unit in maximum security, housing some of the most dangerous psychiatric patients in the state.

Dr. Mays has received numerous awards for his teaching and clinical work, including the Distinguished Service Award from the Alliance on Mental Illness in Dane County, the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Exceptional Performance Award from the Wisconsin Health and Family Services, the 2006 Outstanding Professional Award from the Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, and the 2010 Outstanding Mental Health Professional Award from the Wisconsin National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is a highly sought after presenter on numerous topics in mental health, including psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, personality disorders, suicide and aggression risk management, mainstream and alternative treatments in psychiatry, and the biology of ethics..

Contact: Rachel Kruse: [email protected], 608.257.5939