Training & Events

Ethics: Documentation Skills Training

Jan 01, 1970 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Professionals in the substance abuse field often struggle with documentation issues such as:

1. How much detail should I include in my case notes? What’s too much detail? Too little?
2. What’s the best way for me to protect my clients, since it’s not always possible to protect the confidentiality of case records?
3. How should I word case notes when I know that the case record may be subpoenaed and clients and other third parties (e.g., parents of minors) may request access?
4. How can I use case notes to protect myself in the event of a lawsuit or ethics complaint? and
5. Is it okay to maintain informal, personal notes?
6. How should I handle clients’ request to review my case notes?
7. What are the most common documentation mistakes that professionals make, and how can they be avoided?

This workshop will provide answers to these questions as well as a comprehensive introduction to critical ethical and risk-management issues related to documentation.

Price: $45.00
Time: 9am-4pm
6 CEU’s: CD, SW, MHC
Level: Foundation
Instructor: Rick Reamer, Ph.D.