Counselor Ethics, Liability and Risk Management
LICENSURE BOARD COMPLAINTS, RECORDS REQUESTS, AND SUBPOENAS! OH MY! How often has the social service agency water cooler drama included salacious topics such as these? By unintentionally spreading many myths and misinformation about counselor ethics, liability and risk management, many counseling professionals create and perpetuate liability anxiety contagion. This session will review the Second Edition HPSO Counselor Liability Claim Report, which details the actual data (collected over the last 15 years) on the most common reasons for malpractice claims against counselors as well as the outcomes of those claims. As a result of this information, we will discuss specific ways to minimize your liability as a counselor so you can practice from a place of confidence rather than fear.
- Review the Second Edition HPSO Counselor Liability Claim Report.
- Understand the behaviors that lead to board complaints and client malpractice claims.
- Discuss specific strategies to minimize risk.
Keith Cross is a faculty member in the Masters of Science in Counseling program at Prescott College. Keith is also the owner and Clinical Director of the Prescott Relationship Center,
a group practice specializing in marriage/couples counseling. He earned his Masters and Ph.D. from Purdue University and he serves on the AZBBHE Marriage and Family Therapy Academic Review Committee Member. He is a board member of the Arizona Emotionally Focused Therapy Community.