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Date(s) - 07/20/2022
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

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This is a live course.  If you are wanting to take it on demand, do not register here.

One of the most common sources of professional misconduct for behavioral health clinicians is personal relationships with clients. This 3 hour workshop we will examine the legal and ethical standards of a range of permitted and prohibited secondary relationships with clients. Both in-persona and virtual relationships will be discussed.

Identify legal guidelines regarding prohibited secondary relationships with clients;
Identify ethical standards regarding permitted and prohibited secondary relationships with clients;
Evaluate the potential clinical impact of a range of client/clinician relationships;
Apply legal and ethical standards to effective clinical work that supports client best interest.

Through group discussion and application of real-world scenarios, participants will gain increased ability to implement strategies to minimize potential harm to clients to limit exposure to liability. This course is intended to meet ethics CE requirements.

About the Presenter
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 hours in Law and Ethics for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and all associate level licensees in Washington State.


Washington Mental Health 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.

3 NBCC clock hours will be awarded at the conclusion of the course.


PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed the signup information below and submitted payment you will receive an email with the link to register for the Zoom webinar.  Please check your junk or spam email folder if you don’t see it and make sure you have the Zoom link PRIOR to May 17th.