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Medical Errors for the Wise Therapist

2 CEUs

$69.00 $29.95

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.

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.

Course Objectives

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

  1.  Identify the potential consequences of misdiagnosing a mental illness.
  2.  Identify the potential consequences related to failure to report child or elder abuse.
  3.  Identify the potential consequences of inappropriate therapy related to childhood sexual abuse and false memory syndrome.
  4.  Identify the potentially deadly consequences related to inappropriate domestic violence counseling.
  5.  Identify the potential consequences related to failure to obtain proper informed consent.
  6.  Identify errors that can increase the risk of client suicide.
  7.  Identify the potential consequences related to breaches in client confidentiality and privileged communication.
  8.  Identify the potential consequences of inappropriate counseling related to alcoholism and drug abuse.
  9.  Understand how medical errors can produce unintended and iatrogenic effects in mental health clients.
  10.  Identity at least 10 ways to improve client safety and enhance public confidence in the profession.

Student Reviews

“Course was great, easy to understand and very informative. I will always use your courses n the future.”

— Edward Canete, Licensed Physical Therapist


“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, LMFT Broward, FL


“Great combo of an attorney and an LMHC! Great idea to combine expertise and diverse backgrounds. Keep doing what you’re doing!”

— Eileen O’Connell, LCSW, Pinellas Co, FL

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