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Our next Meeting Information:

Psychotherapy and the Law and Elevating Ethical Awareness  

Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:30 AM  - 3:00 PM 
Breakfast and lunch included with registration!

This session meets the Georgia Composite Board 5 hour ethics requirement for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.

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.  

Learning Objectives:

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. 

Jan Price, CEAP, CAE is the Director of Education and Credentialing for the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA).  In this role, Jan  has written and collaborated on the development of several EAP-specific ethics courses, including "Elevating Ethical Awareness."  Previously, Jan worked in both internal and external model EAPs, most notably as a Regional Manager for Delta Air Lines. Most recently, Jan completed the Certified Association Executive certification program sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives

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
Suite 700
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.

Registration Rates:
$100 EAPA Member
$130 Non-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.

2017 Schedule:

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
Ridgeview Institute
3995 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, Georgia 30080

December 1, Topic TBD 
Skyland Trail 
1961 North Druid Hills Rd. 
Atlanta, Georgia 30329 

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