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Date(s) - 03/19/2021
9:00 am - 12:15 pm



Sound recordkeeping is a key element of effective clinical work.  In this workshop we will examine Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding creating, maintaining, and releasing clinical records.  We will also discuss documentation best-practices to support clients while minimizing the clinician’s risk of liability.  Participants will gain increased understanding of the current legal and ethical standards regarding medical records.  This course is intended to meet ethics continuing education requirements.

When you register for this course you will receive an email with a link to sign up for the Zoom webinar.  Make sure to check your email (if you don’t see it check your junk or spam folders).  You need to complete the Zoom registration in order to receive the link for the live webinar. If you sign up as a member and you are not a current WMHCA member you will need join WMHCA or pay the corrected amount before you will receive the Zoom link.


Participants in this workshop will be able to:

1)  Locate and describe ethical standards relating to clinical documentation

2)  Locate and describe Federal and Washington State legal standards relating to clinical documentation

3)  Create and evaluate strategies of clinical documentation to best support clients

4)  Evaluate sufficiency and effectiveness of current documentation strategies.

5)  Apply best practice standards to clinical documentation of work with a range of diverse client populations.

Eric Ström is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to mental health professionals. Eric’s counseling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans and their families. Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee, is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, and provides clinical consultation to the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

This course is approved for 3 CE’s for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and all associate level licensees.

Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2079. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.