When: Friday, December 8, 2017
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructors: I. Scott Cohen, LICSW, LMFT
If you work with more than one member of a family at a time, it is critical to be well informed about the relevant professional ethics, yet how many of us are? This workshop brought to life the AAMFT Code Of Ethics as well as some of the ethical guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of MA, in an engaging and thought-provoking way. Topics such as the Guidelines for Dealing with Children Whose Parents are Divorced, Separated or Not Living Together, and Policy on Distance, Online and Other Electronic-Assisted Counseling were examined. In addition, we discussed informed consent, record keeping and how to be compliant with HIPPA and state regulations. Examples and case material from the Board of Registration complaint cases were used, offering guidance to clinicians in avoiding common pitfalls.
I. Scott Cohen, LICSW, LMFT is both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Since 1978, he has provided couples, family, individual and group therapy. He specializes in working with victims of violent crime and post-traumatic stress disorder, adolescents and their families, and substance abuse and addictions.