Advanced Medical Errors for the Wise Therapist – Online and In Depth

CEUs: 5

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You will be surprised and saddened by what you learn in this in-depth course. Peppered with videos, graphics, and personal accounts, this course will first examine the causes of errors made in the medical field as well as possible solution. It will also approach the mental health field, delving into suicide, domestic violence, substance abuse, and confidentiality. The statistics are absolutely 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 a single one of your patients become a statistic. The Florida Board deserves credit in bringing this shocking information out of the shadows by requiring healthcare providers to be educated, aware and prepared. The information in this course can and will put you in a position to save lives. (5 CEUs)

Course Description

You will be surprised and saddened by what you learn in this in-depth course. Peppered with videos, graphics, and personal accounts, this course will first examine the causes of errors made in the medical field as well as possible solution. It will also approach the mental health field, delving into suicide, domestic violence, substance abuse, and confidentiality. The statistics are absolutely 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 a single one of your patients become a statistic. The Florida Board deserves credit in bringing this shocking information out of the shadows by requiring healthcare providers to be educated, aware and prepared. The information in this course can and will put you in a position to save lives. (5 CEUs)

Course Objectives

Note to Students

The difference between this course and the initial Medical Errors for the Wise Therapist course is the depth that you as a student are willing to put into studying these materials. The materials are extensive, but so are the myriad errors that we as healthcare providers and therapists can make. If you study for 5 hours, and pass the test with a 100%, you will receive 5 CEUs.

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 potential consequences of inappropriate therapy related to childhood sexual abuse and false memory syndrome.
  • 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

“I loved the course and recommend it highly.”


~ Laurel Waggoner, LMHC, LCSW, Hillsborough County, FL


“I value the vignettes that can be "paused" at different times while the presenter encourages students to ponder how they would respond in their own practices.”


~ Mithran Cabot, Polk County, MA


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