Overview: Psychotherapists of all licensures are having more interaction with legal issues in their practice than ever before. Additionally, the EA professional’s dual role of providing services to both the work organization and individual employee clients provides ample opportunity for application of an ethical decision making model. On a larger scale, owners and administrators of EAPs also face ethical dilemmas as they design, market and compete for business. This ethics course is designed help therapists understand their legal exposure, common legal issues in practice and potential participation in the legal process. Additionally, this course will enhance your understanding of EAP ethics in the context of the EAPA Code of Ethics and the EACC Code of Conduct.
• To educate the therapist on family law issues that may arise in their practice including their participation in the legal process;
• To help the therapist set limits with clients that may cause adverse legal consequences for that therapist;
• Discuss the role and significance of ethics in professional practice;
• Apply the EAPA Code of Ethics and the EACC Code of Conduct to ethical decision making; and
• Utilize the recommended ethical decision making model in EA practice.
Howard A. Gold, MSW, Esq, has been practicing
family law specializing in divorce and custody for over 35 years. He is a former psychotherapist working for
Families First and has been offering therapists around the state educational
workshops on Law and Therapy for over 25 years. He also offers brief telephone consultations
at no charge to therapists who are facing legal issues.
Norman Winegar, LCSW, CEAP, ACSW, LADAC, NCAC II has more than 30 years of professional experience in EAP and behavioral healthcare settings. His experience includes all aspects of EAP service provision. Norman is currently the Chief Clinical Officer of Espyr, a national EAP provider. Norman has also served in leadership positions with various professional organizations and boards. A published author of four books and numerous articles concerning behavioral healthcare, Mr. Winegar is a frequent presenter at professional conferences and meetings.
Espyr, Formerly known as EAP Consultants
5th Floor Conference Center
One Parkway Center, Suite 700
1850 Parkway Place
Marietta, GA 30067
Registration & Networking: 8:30 am
Intros/Announcements - 8:45 am - 8:55 am
Program - 8:55 am - 3:00 pm
PDH/CE contact hour details: Registration includes 5 PDHs/CE contact hours for EA professionals, professional counselors and social workers. (EACC, LPCA Georgia, NASW Georgia, respectively)
PLEASE NOTE: Attendance is required for both the morning and afternoon sessions to earn credit. Sign-in/sign-out required to verify attendance for all 5 hours of training time offered at this event.
$100 EAPA Member
RSVP requested. Seating is limited. Please pay online to reserve your seat or contact email Art.Krasilovsky@emory.edu if you cannot pay by credit card in advance.
Thursday, June 1
Psychotherapy and the Law and Elevating Ethical Awareness
5th Floor Conference Center,
One Parkway Center,
1850 Parkway Place Suite 700
Marietta, GA 30067
September 15, Topic TBD
3995 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
December 1, Topic TBD
1961 North Druid Hills Rd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Chapter ID: GA01