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Olympia Area Advanced Practice Association

The Law and Ethics of Relationships

Posted over 3 years ago by Pat Sonnenstuhl

From Self-Care to Supervision:

The Law and Ethics of Relationships for Mental Health Professionals
Presented By: Eric Ström, JD, LMHC | Ström & Ström Consulting

Eric Ström JD, MA. LMHC is an attorney with many years of experience providing legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to a wide range of health care professionals. Eric currently serves as the official ethics adviser for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association.

Through a combination of presentation, discussion, and workshop activities, participants will interact to gain an understanding of the current state of Federal and Washington State law and ethics regulations with respect to relationships in the mental health professions. Particular attention will be given to the updated 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics.

Learning Objectives

After this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify personal relationships that may create legal risk,
  2. Identify the standard of care for clinical practice, and areas of particular concern,
  3. Understand how to minimize exposure to professional malpractice liability, and
  4. Understand the current boundaries of professional and personal use of social media.
  • Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Time: 9:00-4:00 pm (lunch provided by the Emily Program)

Lacey Community Center
6729 Pacific Ave
Lacey WA 98503



Before 2/21/2015:
  • SWABH Members: $100; Non-Members: $120
After 2/22/2015:
  • SWABH Members: $120; Non-Members: $140

Mail registration: P.O. Box 1303, Olympia, WA 98507
No refunds after March 1, 2015
Anisa Miller MA; LMHC; 360-490-1650