Continuing Education

Law and Ethics of Telehealth Webinar – Recorded. You may take this asynchronous course at any time. CE Certificates will only be sent out at the end of the month. If you sign up as a member for the free rate and you are not a current member you will not receive a certificate. Register below.

Suicide Assessment and Management –  October 30, 2020 and November 6 2020, from 9 am to 12pm – Registration is now open.  For more information click the link below.

The Clinician in Court: Law & Ethics of Subpoenas, Testimony, and Client Litigation – January 15, 2021 from 9am to 12pm – registration not yet open

What Do You Need and Where Do You Get Them? Law & Ethics of Clinical Documents for Behavioral Health Providers – March 19, 2021 from 9am to 12 pm. – registration not yet open

We will send out email notifications to current WMHCA members as registration opens for these workshops.



Upcoming Events

    Recorded: Law & Ethics of Telehealth: WA Telemedicine Training
    10/08/2020 - 12/31/2020 - All Day

    The recent worldwide public health emergency is sending unprecedented numbers of healthcare
    providers online. While new technology can provide us with powerful tools to continue to connect and
    communicate in this changing environment, many mental health professionals are finding themselves
    less than fully prepared to implement telehealth services.

    This 2 hour law & ethics seminar is designed to present an introduction to legal and ethical
    considerations of telehealth practice. In this seminar we will discuss current Washington State and
    Federal telehealth laws, liability and informed consent relating to telehealth, and the range of applicable
    ethical codes. Participants will gain an understanding of how to strategically implement technologies in
    their clinical practice.

    Two Day Suicide Assessment, Management, and Treatment Workshop
    10/30/2020 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Ever since the 2014 Matt Adler Act was signed into law, mental health professionals have been required to receive training in assessment, management, and treatment of suicide risk as part of their continuing education requirements.  This six-hour presentation meets the new Washington state CE requirements, and provides a practical, hands-on introduction for both new and experienced practitioners.  The presentation will cover the assessment, management, and treatment of suicide risk in depth. The Assessment section will address informed consent and confidentiality, interviewing, risk factors and warning signs, accessory behaviors and comorbid issues, suicide contagion, and using risk protocols.  The Management section will explore immediate threats, active ideation, and emergencies, alongside distal threats, passive ideation, and parasuicidal behavior such as self-injury. Methods of reducing risk of contagion in a community following a suicide are reviewed, alongside the documentation of persisting suicidal risk.  In the Treatment section, participants will be trained in the use of safety planning and coping skills training.  Throughout the training, participants will have the opportunity to watch videos, engage in role playing, and complete case studies in teams. 

    This is an live online zoom course over two days.  It will be from 9 am -12 pm on Friday October 30 AND November 6th.  You must attend BOTH days. You will receive a zoom link a couple days before the training.  Please make sure to sign in 15 minutes prior to the start so we can admit you and you don’t miss anything. 

Continuing Education,