Medical Errors for the Wise Therapist

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This course will look at the staggering numbers of errors made in the medical field, and then concentrate on errors made by therapists in the mental health field, including errors in documentation, dual relationships, handling suspected abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, assessing mental illness, maintaining confidentiality, and assessing and treating suicide. Students will come away with their eyes open and a toolbox of solutions and preventative measures. Learning materials include videos, personal stories, fact sheets, and lists of do’s and don’ts.

The statistics are staggering. The number of people killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars pales in comparison to the number of people killed by preventable medical errors in this country every year. Don’t let even one of your patients become a statistic. Boards governing healthcare providers throughout the nation deserve credit for bringing this shocking information out of the shadows by requiring healthcare providers to be educated, aware, and prepared. The information in this will put you in a position to save lives.

Reviews

"This course is the best and most comprehensive for medical errors. I have tried other providers, but they fail in comparison to the professional, well-organized, and easy to comprehend course by Matt & Susan McMillan."     ~Kimberly Dubner, LMHC
 
"This was worth taking and even after 18 years as a LMHC I learned."    ~Mary Griffiths, LMHC
 
“I could read 20 MORE pages on Medical Errors. Excellent material. ”  ~ Sam Kedem, FL
 
"I dreaded this course because of past experiences with other Medical Errors courses, but this one was awesome!  It kept my attention and I strongly recommend it.  It goes above and beyond in a good way."  ~Wayne Davidson, LMHC, FL

Course Description

This course will look at the staggering numbers of errors made in the medical field, and then concentrate on errors made by therapists in the mental health field, including errors in documentation, dual relationships, handling suspected abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, assessing mental illness, maintaining confidentiality, and assessing and treating suicide. Students will come away with their eyes open and a toolbox of solutions and preventative measures. Learning materials include videos, personal stories, fact sheets, and lists of do’s and don’ts.

The statistics are staggering. The number of people killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars pales in comparison to the number of people killed by preventable medical errors in this country every year. Don’t let even one of your patients become a statistic. Boards governing healthcare providers throughout the nation deserve credit for bringing this shocking information out of the shadows by requiring healthcare providers to be educated, aware, and prepared. The information in this will put you in a position to save lives.

Reviews

"This course is the best and most comprehensive for medical errors. I have tried other providers, but they fail in comparison to the professional, well-organized, and easy to comprehend course by Matt & Susan McMillan."     ~Kimberly Dubner, LMHC
 
"This was worth taking and even after 18 years as a LMHC I learned."    ~Mary Griffiths, LMHC
 
“I could read 20 MORE pages on Medical Errors. Excellent material. ”  ~ Sam Kedem, FL
 
"I dreaded this course because of past experiences with other Medical Errors courses, but this one was awesome!  It kept my attention and I strongly recommend it.  It goes above and beyond in a good way."  ~Wayne Davidson, LMHC, FL

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  •  Identify the potential consequences of misdiagnosing a mental illness.
  •  Identify the potential consequences related to failure to report child or elder abuse.
  •  Identify the potentially deadly consequences related to inappropriate domestic violence counseling.
  •  Identify the potential consequences related to failure to obtain proper informed consent.
  •  Identify errors that can increase the risk of client suicide.
  •  Identify the potential consequences related to breaches in client confidentiality and privileged communication.
  •  Identify the potential consequences of inappropriate counseling related to alcoholism and drug abuse.
  •  Understand how medical errors can produce unintended and iatrogenic effects in mental health clients.
  •  Identity at least 10 ways to improve client safety and enhance public confidence in the profession.

Student Reviews

“This course was very effective in teaching each content area by keeping material concise and interesting. The format flows well, is easy to follow, and all the information is valuable for our profession. I would highly recommend!”


~ Dara Williams, Broward County, FL


“Excellent presentation of a subject that often presented in a dry manor. Wonderful research and statistics plus good, sound clinical applications.”


~ Mardi Weatherford - Mitchell, LCSW, Orange County, FL


“This course informs professional therapists about the sources of medical errors in treatment in a coherent, insightful way.”


~ Roger Smith, LMHC, Alachua County, FL


“Never disappoints. This is the first of their courses I have taken online. They are just as knowledgeable and entertaining online as in person. Well maybe not as entertaining as in person, lol. Seriously, I have taken several of their courses and I learn something new every time. Thanks again.”


~ Denise Sanfilippo, LCSW, Alachua County, FL


“Excellent combination of clinical and legal background of presenters and presentation. . Concise and interesting experiential material. Excrellent price for multiple course content.”


~ William Aycrigg, LCSW, Pasco County, FL


“I found this course to be informative; and rather than lverloaded with charts and data, it targeted important key points with helpful sidebar examples. Good information in an easy to read format. My eyes says "thanks!"”


~ Sheri Levens, LMHC, Hillsborough County, FL


“A fantastic course...as promised - NOT BORING!”


~ Paula Bailey, LMFT, Hillsborough County, FL


“It was a great course and I learned some things that were important and helpful to know even after 30 years in practice.”


~ Shirley Malove, PhD, Broward County, FL


“Fantastic course! Easy for the experience professional.”


~ Douglas Fowler, LMHC, LMHC and Clinical Supervisor, Lee County, FL


“This course is all it is advertised to be. You will not regret it!”


~ Nadine Clarke, Seminole County, FL


“Excellent course. The best Medical Errors course I have taken.”


~ Mabel Rodriguez, Miami-Dade County, FL


“The information about medical errors was fascinating, but I also found the substance abuse counseling advice very interesting. I enjoyed reading the material and it was affordable. When I needed help it was quickly available.”


~ Nancy Wolf, LMHC, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA County, FL


“This was a well written, enjoyable course from a different perspective than we usually get on this topic. Refreshing! What was your favorite part of the course: Several things. First, I loved the perspective that lack of competence by professionals who attempt to treat clients with issue for which they do not have expertise was well done. You did not just state it because we all know that, but you drove the point home with your sections on Misdiagnosis, substance abuse, and domestic violence. The second thing I liked what the clarity in the section called Confidentiality and Privilege in Legal Situations. Our attorney se emed to waffle in his direction over the years, but in fact because of the clarity provided in this section, I know have an understanding of where he was coming from although he never articulated it this clearly. Thank you”


~ Joanne Correia-Kent, Broward County, FL


“Congratulations for making available at a very reasonable price such an easy to understand course on this most important subject - Medical Errors!!!!”


~ Sonia Gallimore, LMFT, FL County,


“I found this course to be one of the most relevant courses on Medical Errors that I have taken. It is pertinent, comprehensive, well written and easily understood.”


~ Loretta Nelson, LMHC, LMFT, LAKE County, FL


“The course was informative and interesting. It was applicable for Mental Health profession which is not always true of the medical errors ceu...”


~ patricia hall, Orange County, FL


“Interesting course.. unlike others...”


~ Colleen Greene, Palm Beach County, FL


“Very succinct and well done course. Simple, yet informative!”


~ ALICIA CHERRYBON, Leon County, FL


“The course was very informative”


~ Carla De Divitiis, Broward County, FL


“This course was informative and easy to understand.”


~ Patricia Schnitzius, Saint Johns County, FL


“The authors truly have the expertise in many subjects and they relate statutes important to counselors practicing in Florida. The material is presented in a way that engages the learner.”


~ Cheryl Jones, Bay County, FL


“This is the first medical errors course I have taken that is specific to clinical therapists. It raises awareness about the possibilities for medical errors, with respect to conducting individual, family and group therapies. This course was NOT written by a physical healthcare provider (MD, PA, RN); therefore there was so much more information that is relevant and applicable to mental health providers.”


~ Autumn Quiles, Palm Beach County, FL


“The courses you offer are relevant. The reading is informative, well planned, very professional.”


~ Patricia Hayes, Sumter County, FL


“Thank you for providing good information at a good price and convenient access.”


~ Carol Hicks, Escambia County, FL


“I have taken other courses, online and in person. I find you have a knack for making it real, and simple. The course is wonderful and relevant to our field.”


~ Tamera Fontenot, Pinellas County, FL


“Excellent CEU course with helpful information. Makes it easy to obtain the CEU credits necessary for licensure renewal.”


~ Rebecca Gamaitoni, Palm Beach County, FL


“The Medical Errors Course was not what I have experienced in past courses -- I found it to be much more relevant, as well as thought provoking.”


~ Sandra Marjon, PhD. Licensed Florida mental health counselor, Lee County, FL


“This course exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to take a course that is informative, interesting, and easy to understand.”


~ Alexia Marcellino, Palm Beach County, FL


“Well done...easy to follow”


~ JOHN LAMBERT, Pinellas County, FL


“This was a great course. It is clear how the Presenters know this subject, and the content makes it very easy to follow and understand. I dreaded this course because of past experiences, but this was awesome. It kept my attention and I strongly recommend it.. It goes above and beyond in a good way.”


~ Wayne Davidson, FL County, FL


“This course is the best and most comprehensive for medical errors. I have tried other providers, but they fail in comparison to the professional, well-organized, and easy to comprehend course by Matt & Susan McMillan.”


~ Kimberly Dubner, Palm Beach County, FL


“I appreciated the trainers knowledge of this topic and how the course addressed it to mental health counselors specifically.”


~ Cindy Gourley, Sarasota County, FL


“My continuing education course by Affordable CEUs was interesting, very helpful, and easy to access. I highly recommend it to other professionals.”


~ Larraine Winston, Broward County,


“I have taken both the online and in person CEU courses offered by the McMillans. They are passionate about educating professionals in our industry on protecting ourselves and to provide the best possible care to our clients. They are extremely knowledgeable, their courses and website are easy to access, their message can make a heavy subject lighthearted in an appropriate way allowing the information to be more readily absorbed. And their customer service is very hands on and so helpful. ”


~ Lauryn Gilliam, TN


“I could read 20 MORE pages on Medical Errors. Excellent material. ”


~ Sam Kedem, FL


“I really don’t know what could have made it more effective. The course met a need in an interesting, informative and sometimes comical way. I appreciated the inclusion of DV charts and some of the information on substance abuse that will be very useful for families dealing with abusers. Legal jargon is often difficult for lay people. This was presented with that in mind. As counselors, we MUST know these laws and the way with which this course is set up made this less tedious”


~ Marcia Lao, FL


“You guys are doing great keep up the good work! ”


~ Richard Fincke, FL


“I feel comfortable with the knowledge, education and experience of the trainers. They make the material informative, with humor and easy to absorb. ”


~ Lauryn Gilliam, TN


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